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.

Find out how to become a member of the award-winning team of Hospice volunteers

hospice volunteers

The Hospice are looking for volunteers to help extend services to reach more patients, families and visitors, by opening its Sunflower Café for longer. Find out how to get involved.

Tuesday, 27th September, 2016 3:40pm

By Emma Topping

Steps to Orchard Bay rebuilt after two years of closure

orchard bay

Well done to all involved for ensuring the steps to this wonderfully secluded beach in St Lawrence will be reopened. If you can't make it in person, have a virtual tour of the beach through our photo sphere.

Tuesday, 27th September, 2016 2:45pm

By Sally Perry

Did you see woman being mugged on Saturday night?

Emergency call:

Police ask if anyone saw a man fitting the description walking up Nelson Street (with or without a handbag) on Saturday night, to please contact police.

Tuesday, 27th September, 2016 12:19pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Isle of Wight woman to help others understand the impact of Parliament


Islander, Rachel Brown, joins 21 women from around the country who will run workshops (designed by UK Parliament) on topics such as Empowering Women, Getting Heard and The History of Women and The Vote.

Tuesday, 27th September, 2016 11:39am

By Rachel Brown

Wightlink port upgrades: Major changes ahead

Greggs pasty

Watch out for some major changes to Wightlink's ferry services via Portsmouth in the coming weeks. We've got all the details, including the news that Greggs will be closing.

Tuesday, 27th September, 2016 11:09am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Lord Howard unveils Admiral Nurse plaque at Hospice


Ours is only the third hospice in the country to have an Admiral Nursing service, and it has been marked with the unveiling of a plaque by Lord Howard.

Tuesday, 27th September, 2016 7:26am

By Emma Topping

Coughing for more three weeks? Don’t ignore the symptoms, tell your doctor


If you get out of breath doing everyday things that you used to be able to do, like vacuuming or mowing the lawn or have a cough that doesn’t go away, tell your doctor. It could be

Tuesday, 27th September, 2016 6:55am

By Andy Hollebon with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures 27th September 2016

Roadworks signs

If you’re out and about on the roads today (27th September 2016) find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks

Tuesday, 27th September, 2016 6:39am

By Sally Perry

Hitler thought control of Isle of Wight key to invading Britain, new book reveals

Hitler Toys

Analysis of military records reveals that Hitler raised the idea of invading the Isle of Wight several times and later said it was a mistake to let his Navy talk him out of the plan.

Monday, 26th September, 2016 6:46pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Day: Wrap up your bunting for another year


The High Sheriff for the Island has thanked Islanders for embracing the very first Isle of Wight Day and reveals the date for 2017's event.

Monday, 26th September, 2016 2:53pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Letter: Not impressed with Lynnbottom ‘improvements’

garden clippings

This reader believes the improvements at Lynnbottom tip are anything but. He says the process for getting rid of garden waste has led to longer waits and increased frustration.

Monday, 26th September, 2016 12:09pm

By Roger Cheesman with 3 readers' comments

An intense game resulted in draw and two points for Ventnor RFC

Rugby Balls

Drawing with "easily the best team in the league" and walking away with two points shows the strength and depth throughout the club said coach, Damien Marriott.

Monday, 26th September, 2016 12:07pm

By Nolan Winter