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.

Latest OnTheWight questions on Wightlink’s new Pier charges bring surprising answers

taxi on pier

OnTheWight's been finding out further information from Wightlink about the car pier waiting times cut, including how waiting taxis will be affected and what happens if the FastCat is delayed - with surprising answers.

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018 6:58pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight care home must make improvements, say CQC

Elderly woman looking out of the window:

The Isle of Wight care home was found to 'Require Improvement' in three categories — safety, effectiveness and leadership — but was rated 'Good' for being caring and responsive.

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018 4:52pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Isle of Wight Festival 2018: Keeping festival-goers and Islanders as safe as possible

festival cop

Hampshire Constabulary set out their plans to help ensure that during the Isle of Wight Festival, everyone is as safe as they can be, for visitors as well as for those living on the Island.

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018 4:10pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Floating Bridge: Council lift curfew but are noise levels now safe?

floating bridge from cowes

OK, the council is bringing back floating bridge crossings between 5am and 1.25am - but have they fixed the long-running noise pollution issues. OnTheWight gets answers from the Isle of Wight council. Read on ...

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018 2:39pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Join the Lifeboat Lotto to support our inshore rescue teams

Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat crew:

Join the Independent Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000. It costs less than a tenner a month and you'll be helping local independent lifeboat stations.

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018 1:05pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight residents invited to the Great Get Together

picnic blanket

In memory of the Labour MP Jo Cox, who was killed in 2016, residents are invited to come together, "to remember that in a world of divisive politics, there is far more that unites us than divides us".

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018 12:34pm

By Sally Perry

Freshwater Bay Floral Displays support community project

Freshwater Bay floral display

£1,500 was raised during the Open Gardens event which saw keen gardeners in the bay opening their gardens to the public in return for a small donation.

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018 11:31am

By Paul Mocroft

Wightlink Wight Mountain Cycle Race Team reports

Riders from the Wightlink Wight Mountain Cycle Race Team have taken part in several races over the last week. Russell shares these reports.

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018 7:57am

By Russell Thomson

Don’t miss the Isle of Wight and UKPRIDE Arts Festival

iwpride winter pride

Quay Arts is bursting to full with fabulous artwork as part of Isle of Wight and UK Pride. Downstairs and up have some great pieces of artwork on display until 24th July, including the Winter Pride national competition winners.

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018 7:36am

By Matthew Bundy

Islanders for Europe to join People’s March

islanders for europe

Islanders for Europe will join others, including tens of thousands from across the UK and Gibraltar, to demand that the people, not just Conservative ministers, have their say on the final Brexit deal.

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018 7:07am

By Vix Lowthion

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures for 20th June 2018

Road ahead closed

If you’re out and about on Isle of Wight roads today (20th June) find out more about possible travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks.

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018 6:55am

By Sally Perry

Southampton CAZ: Port operator puts forward their alternative

southampton port Aerial View July 2017

Isle of Wight haulage companies are concerned that fines of up to £100 per lorry could increase the cost of goods coming to the Island. Southampton's port operator, ABP, are putting their own alternative forward.

Tuesday, 19th June, 2018 7:36pm

By Hayley Griffith with 5 readers' comments