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.

Shambles: Isle of Wight council clueless on number of Floating Bridge phone complaints

call centre - playmobile

Just when you thought the Isle of Wight council had reached the peak of their incompetency with the Floating Bridge fiasco, an OnTheWight investigation reveals IWC have no idea how many people have been phoning them to complain about it.

Wednesday, 20th September, 2017 6:56pm

By Simon Perry

Live: Follow Isle of Wight councillors debating these important issues

iwc meeting county hall

Follow our live reporting from inside County Hall as Isle of Wight councillors debate important issues affecting the Island.

Wednesday, 20th September, 2017 5:50pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight cllr calls for IWC action over Ryde Arena use

Ryde Arena Planet Ice rink

Cllr Whittle will be asking members to support his motion which addresses several issues with the use of the Arena.

Wednesday, 20th September, 2017 5:10pm

By Sally Perry

Yarmouth RNLI rescue features in BBC TV documentary

Yarmouth Severn class lifeboat Eric and Susan Hiscock (Wanderer) 17-25 providing safety cover during the Round the Island Race 2016. Sailing yachts, offshore, leisure, coastal safey.

The next episode in the second series of BBC2’s documentary on the RNLI, which airs at 8pm on Tuesday 26th September, will include footage of the Yarmouth lifeboat in action and interviews with the Coxswain and members of the volunteer crew.

Wednesday, 20th September, 2017 4:34pm

By Claire Hallett

Brading sailing cadets fundraise on Red Funnel for Bart’s Bash

Brading yacht club

Tidal conditions meant cadets from Brading Haven Yacht Club couldn't take part in last weekend’s worldwide ‘Bart’s Bash’ sailing event so they took to the Red Funnel ferry to help to spread the message about the Andrew Simpson Foundation and raise funds at the same time.

Wednesday, 20th September, 2017 3:40pm

By Polly Stredder

First Isle of Wight NUJ meeting for decades took place this week

Nuj Solent branch

The last meeting of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) on the Isle of Wight was way back in the '90s, so it's quite a thing for them to return.

Wednesday, 20th September, 2017 12:48pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Council looking to invest £100m in property (Updated)

monopoly board

Isle of Wight council cabinet members have agreed a proposed strategy for investing £100,000,000 in property. Any decisions to purchase property will be delegated to a group of three.

Wednesday, 20th September, 2017 12:23pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

You could win up to £5k with the Lifeboat Lotto

Fan of 20 pound notes

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 September, 2017 12:01pm

By Sally Perry

New funding formula announced for Isle of Wight schools

children and abacus

The MP says the new funding formula "means all schools on the Island will benefit from increased funding by an average of 3.1% with some schools receiving significantly higher at nearly 6%".

Wednesday, 20th September, 2017 11:28am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures 20th September 2017

roadworks send help

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

Wednesday, 20th September, 2017 6:43am

By Sally Perry

Yarmouth Bridge to close during maintenance work

yarmouth bridge

The work is expected to take one to two days to complete and won't affect pedestrian access over the bridge.

Tuesday, 19th September, 2017 4:16pm

By Gavin Foster

Funding boost for pioneering police project


The Hampshire Stalking Clinic receives government funding for a pioneering project working with perpetrators of stalking.

Tuesday, 19th September, 2017 4:02pm

By Hampshire Constabulary