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.

First of its kind – shore power for cruise ships ‘will eliminate emissions’ when docked

Aerial shot of the Port of Southampton

The Solent LEP has just awarded a grant of £4.4m to the project which could have a huge impact on the reduction of emissions from cruise ships when they're docked in Southampton

Friday, 28th February, 2020 5:03pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Ignite your inner scientist at the new Festival of Citizen Science next month

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All are welcome to the event which takes place over two days where there's a great opportunity to learn more about our diverse planet

Friday, 28th February, 2020 4:51pm

By Rachel Thomson

Well done to all involved with Ventnor Flower Fairy Quiz – over £700 raised

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Well done to everyone who took part in the fun pub quiz last night. The quiz, raffle and auction raised over £700 for the Flower Fairy Fund

Friday, 28th February, 2020 4:12pm

By Sally Perry

£849,000 secured to review Isle of Wight special schools’ capital provision says MP

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Bob Seely secured a debate on SEND provision on the Isle of Wight this week. Watch the debate within

Friday, 28th February, 2020 3:11pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 2 readers' comments

Last few hours to cast your vote for the Isle of Wight as UK Holiday Destination of the Year

Yaverland beach

Every vote matters and yours could help the Isle of Wight be crowned the UK’s Holiday Destination of the Year. Share with family and friends

Friday, 28th February, 2020 9:33am

By Simon Clark with one comment

OnTheWight awarded 100% rating for news credibility and transparency by independent body, NewsGuard

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OnTheWight has been independently assessed as achieving all nine of NewsGuard's standards of credibility and transparency - Higher than many well-known national newspapers. Read the details within

Thursday, 27th February, 2020 6:57pm

By Simon Perry with 12 readers' comments

Council refuse to give reassurance OnTheWight sought in relation to sale of land in Sandown

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Residents are concerned that land dear to the hearts of locals and visitors - and rich in heritage - will form part of the deal for a new investment partner. OnTheWight sought reassurance from the council

Thursday, 27th February, 2020 5:39pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Staff are ‘demoralised, frustrated and angry’ says union rep amid potential redundancies

Mrs Westcott-Hayes

Unison branch secretary, Mark Chiverton said support staff "are very demoralised, frustrated and angry that yet again they are bearing the main brunt of these cuts". The school say no decisions have been made yet

Thursday, 27th February, 2020 3:38pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

The mystery of where water that usually flows down the cascade has gone is solved

ventnor cascade

Well done to the Ventnor councillor and groundsman for solving the mystery of why the water had stopped flowing down the cascade - and where it was going

Thursday, 27th February, 2020 3:22pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Government responds to ‘Isle of Wight to host national Coronavirus quarantine centre’ rumour

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The rumour claimed the Isle of Wight would host a national quarantine centre for those with Coronavirus. OnTheWight sought confirmation from the Department of Health

Thursday, 27th February, 2020 12:17pm

By Sally Perry with 18 readers' comments

Where is the £6.4m deal promised by Boris Johnson, ask Isle of Wight councillors

Boris Johnson

Throughout last night's budget meeting, opposition councillors asked where the Island Deal that Boris Johnson had promised was

Thursday, 27th February, 2020 12:02pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

70mph winds forecast for the Isle of Wight

woman with red hair caught in the wind by johnny mcclung

Once again we can expect strong winds this weekend as gusts of up to 70mph are predicted for the coast

Thursday, 27th February, 2020 10:58am

By Sally Perry