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.

Jon Platt court case ends in criminal conviction

Newport Crown and Magistrates Court:

Magistrates originally told Jon Platt he had no case to answer. Two years on and after a High Court and Supreme Court hearing they have now reversed their decision.

Friday, 23rd June, 2017 6:02pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Tribute paid to motorcyclist killed following Isle of Wight collision

sunflowers

Described as "gentle, loving" with a heart of gold, the family of a motorcyclist who died following a road traffic collision pay tribute.

Friday, 23rd June, 2017 4:23pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Financial boost for ice rink campaigners

Ryde arena action group

Support from Ryde Town Council, Ryde Slide and JR Zone announced today by ice rink campaigners.

Friday, 23rd June, 2017 3:10pm

By Robina Marshall

Red Funnel staff pawsitively enjoy bringing dogs to work (photos)

Ernie at Red Funnel

Staff at Red Funnel have welcomed some four-legged VIPs to the company’s Southampton head office for the day.

Friday, 23rd June, 2017 1:11pm

By Amy Grinstead

Summer Reception celebrating £7.6m of Charitable Giving

HIWCF Jo Dakin, Guy Clayton, Ruth Jones

Guests to the reception included HIWCF President and Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire, Nigel Atkinson Esq; and the Lord-Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight Major-General Martin White.

Friday, 23rd June, 2017 1:01pm

By Lucy Sweet

Hard-earned victory for Wightlink Warriors

Connor Coles leading Heat 11 - WWKent KingsNL

The speedway Warriors achieved a hard-earned victory over Kent Kings in last night's National League meeting, taking a maximum heat advantage in the final race to secure the victory and all three league points.

Friday, 23rd June, 2017 12:10pm

By Rob Dyer

Isle of Wight band rock the Torquay festival crowd

band - something from nothing

Isle of Wight band, Something from Nothing, headlined the Occombe Beer Festival near Torquay last Saturday night in front of over 3,500 people.

Friday, 23rd June, 2017 8:12am

By Malc Attrill

Love on the seas as ferry plays cupid for inshore rescue volunteers

Marriage proposal

What better way to end the week than with a love story. Wightlink’s St Clare car ferry has played Cupid for two members of Ryde Inshore Rescue.

Friday, 23rd June, 2017 7:52am

By Karen Woods with one comment

Cowes fireworks will return in 2017 thanks to new sponsor

cowes week fireworks

The recently-announced new title sponsor, Lendy, intends to preserve this iconic finale to the regatta and has generously pledged support to secure this year’s display.

Friday, 23rd June, 2017 7:08am

By Mary Scott-Jackson

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures 23rd June 2017

Roadworks sign with red traffic light

If you’re out and about on Isle of Wight roads today (23rd June) find more out about possible travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures.

Friday, 23rd June, 2017 6:43am

By Sally Perry

Jon Platt back in court over School fines case

Jon Platt

Isle of Wight council is again taking Jon Platt to court, this time returning to the Island for refusing to pay a fine for taking his daughter out of school during term time. He maintains he shouldn't be fined.

Thursday, 22nd June, 2017 6:09pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Reggae musicians come together for victims of Grenfell Tower fire

grenfell fire red cross

Share the love this Sunday evening when The Ohmz play live to raise money for the victims of the horrendous Grenfell Tower fire.

Thursday, 22nd June, 2017 5:42pm

By Sally Perry