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.

Sixth formers collaborate with Wyatt and Jack to avoid school banners going to landfill

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A group of young people at Ryde School - who work hard to raise awareness of environmental issues - recently teamed up with Isle of Wight small business, Wyatt and Jack, to collaborate on a project aimed at reducing what goes into landfill.

Wednesday, 20th February, 2019 3:51pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

White Hot Chili Peppers rock The Kasbah: Review

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Friday night at the newly reopened Kasbah in Ryde was a huge success for the fans, the bar and the band. The White Hot Chilli Peppers hit the spot perfectly, says Rachel Rocks.

Wednesday, 20th February, 2019 3:43pm

By Rachel Rocks

Ditch paper receipts as VAT goes digital, says HMRC

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HMRC is urging businesses to join the digital tax revolution by ditching paper receipts and signing up for Making Tax Digital.

Wednesday, 20th February, 2019 3:25pm

By Roger Kasper with one comment

Achievements of ‘Teen Fire Fit’ group celebrated at Ryde Academy

Teenagers with the fire service

The ‘Teen Fire Fit’ course is for students aged 12 and 13, and designed to improve the teenagers’ standard of life across their education, exercise and social environment.

Wednesday, 20th February, 2019 3:08pm

By IW Council Press Office

TV stars hit the radio waves on the Isle of Wight this week

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Graham Cole OBE and Drew Cameron will be in the studio with Vectis Radio presenter Paddy McHugh this week. Details within.

Wednesday, 20th February, 2019 1:23pm

By Kevin Wilson

All welcome to Isle of Wight Speedway’s Practice Day

Wightlink Warriors riders

Sponsors and supporters are invited to watch the ‘Wightlink’ Warriors and Wizards go through their paces on their Press and Practice Day in April.

Wednesday, 20th February, 2019 11:29am

By Rob Dyer

Join the Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000

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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 February, 2019 11:20am

By Sally Perry

East Cowes host four-days of festivities for 200th anniversary of birth of Queen Victoria

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This four-day event will celebrate all that’s good about the town of East Cowes, its people and local history. Find out more about what to expect and how you can help.

Wednesday, 20th February, 2019 9:40am

By Sally Perry

Moon’s influence was undoing of yacht sailing in the Beaulieu River

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The yacht, with five people aboard, had gone hard aground at the entrance of Beaulieu River when, thanks the gravitational pull of the moon, there was an exceptionally low tide.

Wednesday, 20th February, 2019 8:42am

By George Chastney

Purpose-built home for Shanklin’s ‘pregnant’ squirrel

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A red squirrel that has set up home - possibly as it prepares to give birth - in branches of a tree that needs to be cut down as it's blocking a path, has been offered a "swanky new home".

Tuesday, 19th February, 2019 5:27pm

By Gavin Foster

Isle of Wight’s ‘Wightlink’ Wizards speedway team announced

Ben Ilsley (Wizards)

The lineup for the 2019 Isle of Wight ‘Wightlink’ Wizards speedway team has been announced.

Tuesday, 19th February, 2019 5:08pm

By Rob Dyer

Council tax rise, overnight parking charges and more: See the detail

Money:

Papers with the finalised detail of the Isle of Wight council budget for 2019-20 have been issued by officers ahead of next week's big budget meeting. See the detail in the council papers within.

Tuesday, 19th February, 2019 4:37pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments