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.

2021 Isle of Wight council election: All ward results as they come in

Votes at the count being poured out

As the election results come in News OnTheWight will update the searchable table so you can see how many votes candidates got in your ward

Friday, 7th May, 2021 12:46pm

By Sally Perry

Environmental focus for Vicar leading churches Brading, Yaverland, St Helens and Seaview

the Rev Ali Morley with some of the sheep in the field next to St Mary’s Church, Brading

Vicars are used to caring for their flock – but this church is looking after real sheep alongside its congregation

Friday, 7th May, 2021 10:02am

By Neil Pugmire

Japanese Knotweed Heatmap reveals sightings across the Isle of Wight

Japanese knotweed in the open field

Just pop your postcode into the map to see whether there are sightings of the invasive plant near your property

Friday, 7th May, 2021 9:32am

By Sally Perry

I’ve voted in the 2021 Isle of Wight elections, what happens now?

polling station sign outside Bonchurch church

Here’s why you haven't woken up this morning to the results from the local elections

Friday, 7th May, 2021 8:27am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Infectious enthusiasm for positive change rubs off on young Islanders

1st East Cowes scouts planting trees at Puckpool

Young people from across the Isle of Wight got involved with Planet Aware's Trees for Seas project

Friday, 7th May, 2021 8:15am

By IW Council Press Office

New road markings to help improve safety around school entrance

staff and pupils outside St George's School

Cars pulling up right outside the school were obscuring the entrance

Thursday, 6th May, 2021 4:19pm

By Anna Price

Latest Covid-19 vaccinations figures for the Isle of Wight

Nurse preparing covid-19 Vaccine - solent nhs trust

The latest set of figures reveals how many Islanders have had their first or second Covid-19 jab

Thursday, 6th May, 2021 3:36pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Election candidates asked how they would support the return of an Isle of Wight ice rink

Female wearing ice skates on ice rink b Kelli McClintock

Candidates from across the political spectrum were asked where they stood on the issue of supporting an ice rink back on the Island

Thursday, 6th May, 2021 3:24pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Crime fiction fans can get their fix with Isle of Wight author’s latest book

Kevin Wilson and Book Cover

The second in the series featuring DCI Jane Birchfield and her team is described as "crime fiction that twists and turns in a breathless journey to find the truth"

Thursday, 6th May, 2021 2:34pm

By Sally Perry

The Alchemy Arts Club plans tattoo studio in heart of Cowes

Drawing of Alchemy Arts Club

The tattoo studio would have no outward signs of tattooing but instead, the general look of an art gallery

Thursday, 6th May, 2021 1:53pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

First-time candidate’s incorrect claim of being a ‘current councillor’ was ‘an oversight’

Pauline evans and alasdair steane

Pauline Evans says being represented as 'a councillor or former councillor' in the Letter to the Editor penned by Alasdair Steane was "an oversight"

Thursday, 6th May, 2021 12:42pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Ryde Academy students chosen to represent Team England at ‘Olympics of dance’

Ryde Academy Dance Team member posing for photo on beach

This is amazing news for the dance team at the school. UK finals to be held in the summer

Thursday, 6th May, 2021 11:00am

By Nat Nelson with one comment