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.

Isle of Wight MP condemned for not voting to recognise animals feel pain

dog in pain

The Green Party leader for the Isle of Wight says the Conservative MP "cannot be trusted to deliver a compassionate settlement" for animals or wildlife.

Tuesday, 21st November, 2017 11:42am

By Vix Lowthion with 3 readers' comments

Up to 70mph gusts expected say Met Office

windy dog

Cross Solent travel will be affected on Wednesday and Thursday as gusts of 65 to 70 mph are expected along exposed coasts.

Tuesday, 21st November, 2017 11:33am

By Sally Perry

Cough up a tenner if you lose your wheelie bin, say council

ten pounds note

The new rule will be introduced after the Isle of Wight council have covered the bills for all 3,300 bins that were reported lost or stolen on the Island last year.

Tuesday, 21st November, 2017 11:14am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight’s ‘highest risk’ roads revealed alongside call for Government investment

police accident rain road by leehaywood

The Road Safety Foundation is calling on the Government to make immediate investment into road safety as it reveals the highest risk roads across Britain. OnTheWight has details of which Isle of Wight roads are included.

Tuesday, 21st November, 2017 8:19am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Young Islander honoured at Matthew Russell Memorial Cup Trial

IOW Matt Russell 2017 - Ross & Alfie Haydon, Tony Russell, Shaun Harris, Chris Stay and Nigel Crouch by Viki Taylor

The ‘Matt Russell Cup’ is awarded annually to the best Intermediate rider at this trial in memory of the well-liked rider who lost his life aged just 29.

Tuesday, 21st November, 2017 7:29am

By Wayne Brodie

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures 21st November 2017

This road will be closed sign - Roadworks

If you’re out and about on Isle of Wight roads today (21st November) find out more about possible travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures

Tuesday, 21st November, 2017 6:45am

By Sally Perry

Letter: MP questioned over ‘condemnation’ of rail strike

island line trains at shanklin people getting on

A regular commuter on Island Line trains has shared an open letter to Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, asking him to clarify a number of points following his recent condemnation of strike action.

Monday, 20th November, 2017 8:14pm

By Donna Drozd with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Christmas Toy Appeal returns for another year

Christmas Toy Appeal - Deborah and Daniel Rooke and Barnadoes

Organisers of the Isle of Wight Christmas Toy Appeal are once again asking people to dig deep and donate to add some Christmas sparkle to those less fortunate.

Monday, 20th November, 2017 7:57pm

By Sally Perry

Government must commit funding for post offices, says Citizens Advice

post office consultation cover

As the number of pubs, banks and shops decline across England, Citizens Advice is calling on government to commit to continued funding of these crucial community institutions.

Monday, 20th November, 2017 7:38pm

By Melanie Karalis with one comment

Isle of Wight’s GKN takes Silver at prestigious business awards

thumbs up well done

GKN, based in East Cowes, picked up a Silver Health and Safety Award for achieving the most impressive or innovative improvement in the health and safety culture of the workplace.

Monday, 20th November, 2017 4:44pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Police warning following Isle of Wight burglaries (updated)

Padlock

Police have arrested a 16 year-old boy on suspicion of five offences of burglary and one of theft of a pedal cycle/ They urge residents to be vigilant and offer advice on how to avoid being affected.

Monday, 20th November, 2017 4:03pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 4 readers' comments

Young Islanders! Find out how to be part of positive changes at PeaceJam Slam event

peacejam event

If you work with young people, or have children in year 8 or above who might be interested in finding out how they can help make the Island a better place to live, please let them know about this event. Booking essential.

Monday, 20th November, 2017 1:01pm

By Michele Newton with one comment