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.

Where’s that update on the Cowes Floating Bridge Isle of Wight council?

floating bridge

The Isle of Wight council previously said they would update Islanders "by the end of the week" about the non-working Floating Bridge. It's past 6pm on Friday and there has still been no update

Friday, 7th August, 2020 6:03pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Our Island: ‘A new start for politics on the Isle of Wight’ claim those behind a new movement

our island logo

The Our Island movement say the "old fashioned mindset" of following any particular political ideology “leads us nowhere” and that "it’s time for change on the Isle of Wight council"

Friday, 7th August, 2020 4:20pm

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP reserves judgement on Government plans to ‘overhaul outdated planning system’

Bob seely on laptop

Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, says current planning system "means that sometimes the wrong houses are built in the wrong places. It is not good for either local communities or those needing housing"

Friday, 7th August, 2020 2:10pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Vectis Radio is now available in St Mary’s Hospital

Hospedia patient area bedside unit

NHS led research has found that listening to music before, during and after an operation can help reduce pain, so being able to offer a greater choice or radio stations is welcomed by the Trust

Friday, 7th August, 2020 12:34pm

By Kelvin Currie

Severe thunderstorms on the Isle of Wight next week say Met Office

Lightning at the lighthouse

The Met Office advise the public to expect floodwater, lightning strikes and large hail next week during the severe thunderstorms. Details within

Friday, 7th August, 2020 12:04pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight supermarket trialing Formula One technology in its fridges

Freshwater Co-op in Afton Road

The twin-bladed shelf-edge strips, developed by motor racing engineer Wirth Research, uses airflow to reduce cold air being lost into the aisles - the same technique used to direct airflow efficiently around racing cars

Friday, 7th August, 2020 11:40am

By Sally Perry

Pay by contactless at these busy Isle of Wight car parks

quay-road parking meter

The Isle of Wight council say the locations were chosen because all are well-used, with people visiting for a range of reasons including shopping, commuting or leisure

Friday, 7th August, 2020 11:00am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Chairman of Barclays announced as new Mountbatten Chair of Trustees

Nigel Hartley and Sir Ian Cheshire

Sir Ian says he's been sharing his time between London and the Isle of Wight for the last 20 years and believes that Mountbatten is not just a local, but national asset

Friday, 7th August, 2020 10:36am

By Matt White with 2 readers' comments

15 public interest questions Isle of Wight council have failed to answer about Cowes Floating Bridge

Go Away stamped on candy

News OnTheWight put 15 questions about the Floating Bridge to the Isle of Wight council. They failed to answer any of them

Thursday, 6th August, 2020 5:29pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Power boost for Vectis Radio will reach further across the Isle of Wight

Vectis Radio - shaking hands by aerial

This is great news for Vectis Radio, as the boost in transmitter power means more villages outside Newport will be able to listen to them on FM radio

Thursday, 6th August, 2020 5:01pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Student Nurses ‘a fantastic asset’ during Covid-19 says ward sister

Student nurse Molly and St Mary's Hospital

Sister Lucy from Appley Ward praised the student nurses who she said have been "a fantastic asset and are going to make excellent nurses"

Thursday, 6th August, 2020 3:36pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 4 readers' comments

Dimbola Museum unable to open as planned, but Tea Rooms open daily

dimbola tea room garden with people sitting at tables

The Museum and Galleries were due to reopen this week, but there are still some obstacles to overcome. However, the delightful tea rooms are open daily so you can still support Dimbola whilst the museum is closed

Thursday, 6th August, 2020 3:12pm

By Sally Perry