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.

‘Supremely confident’ second vaccine will be given within 12 weeks, says CCG boss

Covid vaccine by DKphotography, Isle of Wight

For those concerned they might not get their second Covid-19 jab within 12 weeks of the first, the head of the Isle of Wight CCG says there is "no risk of not being able to deliver it at this point"

Monday, 1st March, 2021 5:58pm

By Sally Perry

Police waive Covid-19 fines for volunteers painting at football club

white paint on roller

The money raised to cover the fines will be invested in the maintenance of the club buildings

Monday, 1st March, 2021 5:09pm

By Sally Perry

Rise in crematorium and cemetery charges branded ‘scandalous’

robin red breast on a headstone in a cemetery

One councillor called the rise in charges a “Tory plan to rip off the bereaved” which was “morally indefensible", whilst another said, "It is scandalous to think we would put up the charges at this time"

Monday, 1st March, 2021 4:48pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Call for Free School Meals to be extended to pupils of families on Universal Credit

Close up image of Boris Johnson

Over 750 local councillors have signed a letter to PM calling for the extension of Free School Meals to pupils of families on Universal Credit

Monday, 1st March, 2021 4:34pm

By Peter Shreeve

90 per cent of pupils offered a place at one of their preferred schools

school playground through fence

Today is National Offer Day when children up and down the country learn which secondary school they will attend for the 2021/22 academic year

Monday, 1st March, 2021 4:08pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Extra Hovertravel flights added, primarily for school children

Hovercraft leaving Ryde

The extra flights will begin next week and run up to the Easter holidays. Full details within

Monday, 1st March, 2021 3:43pm

By Stephen Forster

Fundraiser to cover volunteers’ Covid-19 fines raises £800 in 24 hours

person on laptop holding credit card by rupixen

A total to 42 people have donated from as little of £5 to as much as £100 to help cover the fines issued to the volunteers who were painting the building

Monday, 1st March, 2021 2:33pm

By Sally Perry

Walk the Wight moves to new date for 2021

Walk the wight montage of images

This will be the 31st time the event has been organised. See inside for full details

Monday, 1st March, 2021 9:29am

By Andy Hollebon

Government support sought for Newport and rural post office services

Post office sign on side of building

The Isle of Wight MP and Community Action IW are working together to secure future sustainable post office provision on the Island

Monday, 1st March, 2021 8:57am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 5 readers' comments

Multi-agency search for high risk missing person successful

Helicopter route for missing person

A lot of people were involved in the search for a high risk missing person last night. If you heard helicopters circling overhead, this is why

Monday, 1st March, 2021 8:34am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Boojum and Snark announce their latest artist commission: Here’s how to apply

Boojum and snark - bubble barriers and teresa's art on the wall

The latest commission from Boojum&Snark seeks an artist who will engage with the community to foster a deeper appreciation and understanding of the vibrancy and richness of the natural heritage of Sandown Bay. Pass it on if you know someone who fits the bill

Monday, 1st March, 2021 8:11am

By Sally Perry with one comment

A Woodland Journeyman mini series: Ash Dieback #2

View from inside a coppiced Ash Stool - the stems are roughly 40 years old but the root system is near 200 years old possibly older by Jon Jewett

In part four of this Woodland Journeyman mini series, Jon shares some hope in the fight against Ash Dieback and a beautiful poem by Susanna Moodie

Sunday, 28th February, 2021 5:45pm

By Jon Jewett with 4 readers' comments