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.

Letter: Why we’re concerned about a possible Solent Devolution Deal

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Conservative Isle of Wight councillor, Stuart Hutchinson, sets out why he (and colleagues) are concerned about the possible devolution deal with Southampton and Portsmouth.

Tuesday, 25th October, 2016 12:07pm

By Stuart Hutchinson with 5 readers' comments

Remember, remember first aid in November


St John Ambulance issues simple first aid advice as the Isle of Wight prepares for Bonfire Night celebrations

Tuesday, 25th October, 2016 12:06pm

By Kate Rutsch

Echoes and Dreams at Dimbola Museums and Galleries

Martin Perry

There are two new photographic exhibitions at Dimbola Museum & Galleries, Freshwater Bay. Both are running until the end of the year.

Tuesday, 25th October, 2016 8:45am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood with one comment

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures 25th October 2016

Road closed sign:

If you’re out and about on the roads today (25th October) find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks

Tuesday, 25th October, 2016 8:05am

By Sally Perry

Solent Devolution: Isle of Wight Executive vote to stay to hear Government offer (updated)


The Executive of the Isle of Wight council has decided to reject the outcome of last week's council vote - enabling them to stay at the Solent Devolution negotiation table so they can hear what deal might be on offer from the Government.

Monday, 24th October, 2016 6:41pm

By Simon Perry with 37 readers' comments

Live coverage: Executive to consider Solent Devolution motion (Updated)

Reporting with mobile phone from meeting -:

Although full council have voted against the motion, over 70 per cent of those responding to the public consultation voted in favour of moving power and funding to a combined authority. Tonight's Executive Committee will make their decision on the motion to explore the deal further.

Monday, 24th October, 2016 4:50pm

By Sally Perry with 46 readers' comments

High praise for RNLI’s use of ultra-efficient lifeboat centre

charles hunter pease

As well as praise for the efficient use of the Inshore Lifeboat centre in East Cowes, it was revealed that the Island raised £329,515 net for the RNLI in the last year.

Monday, 24th October, 2016 1:08pm

By George Chastney with one comment

Ian’s cycle challenge raises over £4,000 for Prostate Cancer UK


Against the odds, Ian Gregory has cycled well over 3,000 miles this year to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK. There's still time to show your support for his efforts.

Monday, 24th October, 2016 12:53pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Letter: Isle of Wight councillors ‘Get a grip please!’

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Independent Councillor for the Redbridge ward of Southampton City Council, Andrew Pope, shares this open letter to the Executive ahead of tonight's decision in relation to the Solent Devolution.

Monday, 24th October, 2016 12:40pm

By Andrew Pope with 4 readers' comments

Strategy to tackle cause and effects of neglect on children launched

child on steps

Called ‘Hampshire and Isle of Wight Neglect Strategy 2016’, the strategy has been developed by safeguarding professionals in partnership from across the region.

Monday, 24th October, 2016 10:32am

By IW Council Press Office

Solent Devolution: Executive does not have a mandate say Conservative councillors

Dave Stewart

The Isle of Wight Conservative councillors, who appear to be in favour of devolution, but would prefer talks to escalate with Hampshire rather than Southampton and Portsmouth, urge the Executive to take note of the recommendation made by 17 members at last week's full council.

Monday, 24th October, 2016 10:17am

By Chris Whitehouse with 21 readers' comments

Somerton Airfield: Exhibition offers insight to important piece of Isle of Wight heritage

somerton exhibition

This fascinating exhibition on the history of the Somerton Airport site in Cowes continues until 13th November.

Monday, 24th October, 2016 9:39am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood