From the four corners of the diamond

We appreciate that some readers are only interested in news from certain parts of the Isle of Wight. Luckily, we’ve been geographically marking all our stories for many years.

Simply choose one of the five categories; Central; North; East; South or West to find news in your area and don’t forget that if you have something to share, do get in touch.

Jonathan Dodd: Nothing to see here…

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Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column. This week he looks at new words and the meaning behind them. As always a great read.

Sunday, 21st April, 2019 11:40am

By Jonathan Dodd

Jazzy Heath launches new pop single, Talk About Nothin

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'Talk About Nothin' is a happy-go-lucky pop love song, written in a beautiful meadow on a British summer day with the help of Jazzy's partner, experimental Japanese songwriter and producer, Koji Yamamoto.

Saturday, 20th April, 2019 10:07am

By Feature Writer

The 2019 Royal Isle of Wight County Show has so much to offer for all the family: Book now and save money

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The Royal Isle of Wight County Show is a fantastic showcase the very best of the Island’s rural economy from local food to gardening, craft and outdoor living. If you haven’t been for a few years, you’ll be surprised by how much it’s evolved.

Friday, 19th April, 2019 12:07pm

By Feature Writer

Calling all Isle of Wight skateboarders, scooterists or BMXers


Completing this survey will take just a few moments and could help inform the future for the Isle of Wight skateparks.

Friday, 19th April, 2019 11:22am

By Sally Perry

Social justice charity offering fantastic opportunity for a passionate individual on the Isle of Wight

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If you'd like to go home at the end of a working day knowing you've really helped make a positive change in someone's life, consider a role with Nacro on the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 18th April, 2019 8:35pm

By Feature Writer

Watch out for influx of brown-tail moth caterpillars

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Watch out for the annual influx of Brown-tail moth caterpillars in Ventnor - they might look soft and fluffy, but the hairs can cause skin irritation and breathing difficulties.

Thursday, 18th April, 2019 8:29pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Letter: The climate emergency is very real, and very worrying

David Attenborough

This reader has become an active campaigner over the last six months in the movement calling for action from governments to tackle the causes of climate change and believes more people need to know about the climate emergency.

Thursday, 18th April, 2019 6:39pm

By Julie Hutchison with 10 readers' comments

Don’t fall for Isle of Wight damp treatment and insulation scam

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If you receive a call saying your "property has been flagged up as eligible” tell the salesman to buzz off.

Thursday, 18th April, 2019 6:35pm

By IW Council Press Office

Sunday deadline to sign up for Walk the Wight

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Don't miss the deadline to register for Walk the Wight and receive a pack, walker number and WtW t-shirt.

Thursday, 18th April, 2019 6:00pm

By Matt White

Tropical fish sales lands pet shop owner in hot water (and with a £2,500 fine)

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A Pet Shop licence had been refused after a vet was concerned about the levels of care.

Thursday, 18th April, 2019 5:53pm

By IW Council Press Office

‘Sexual Predator’ jailed for non-recent child sex offences on the Isle of Wight

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A christian group leader was sentenced to over eight years in jail today on sixteen counts of indecently assaulting three boys and three girls aged between 12 and 15, some of which took place on the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 18th April, 2019 5:32pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Solent LEP say they are ‘committed to consulting’ over Cowes floating bridge

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The Solent LEP respond to harsh criticism leveled at them over the floating bridge consultation by East Cowes councillor, Karl Love.

Thursday, 18th April, 2019 12:57pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments