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.

Have you been taking part in Isle of Wight Foodbank’s Reverse Advent Calendar?

iw foodbank sorting food into boxes

The food that has been donated as part of the Reverse Advent Calendar will be available to those who need it most for Christmas, but there is still time to help support people in the New Year

Friday, 13th December, 2019 6:19pm

By Sally Perry

Letter: ‘Labour Party must reconnect with voters to recover from disaster’, says Labour councillor

Jonathan Bacon and Geoff Lumley at anti-austerity march

Independent Labour councillor, Geoff Brodie, shares his views on the outcome of the 2019 General Election

Friday, 13th December, 2019 6:00pm

By Geoff Brodie with one comment

Third largest improvement in Key Stage 2 results brings Isle of Wight closer to national average

bucket of pencils by namoscato

The Isle of Wight is still six percent below the national average, but saw the third largest improvement in reading, writing and maths expectations for primary school pupils

Friday, 13th December, 2019 5:43pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

‘The idea that Brexit ends on 31 January is wrong’, say CLA President

caged hen

The Present of the CLA says the Government needs to earn the trust of rural communities by guarantee that UK farmers will not be undercut by cheap imports produced to lower standards

Friday, 13th December, 2019 4:34pm

By Michael Sims

Changes to parking restrictions in part of Ryde will mean no more on-street overnight parking

No parking sign in blue and red captured against a clear afternoon sky with a single white cloud hovering over it.

The Delegated Decision report has been released today with details of the proposed changes which the council say would reduce risks for pedestrians, and improve access for emergency vehicles

Friday, 13th December, 2019 4:20pm

By IW Council Press Office

Here’s the eight-year-old winner of Isle of Wight council Christmas Card Competition

The Chairman of the Isle of Wight council, George Cameron, has chosen his favourite entry in the e-Christmas Card competition

Friday, 13th December, 2019 1:21pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight MP selected in 2019 General Election result

Wide shot of the hall

Islanders spent the day voting and counters have spent the evening sorting through the ballot papers. The Isle of Wight High Sheriff has announced the next MP for the Island

Friday, 13th December, 2019 4:00am

By Sally Perry with 26 readers' comments

Former ferry captain in court over collision with motor cruiser

Southampton Magistrates Court - streetview

The collision took place in September last year and the captain was sacked as a result. The Magistrates Court heard his case this week

Thursday, 12th December, 2019 5:21pm

By Sally Perry

Head to Bembridge for a traditional village Christmas Fair this Saturday

bembridge christmas fair

There'll be lots on offer on Saturday morning at the Bembridge Community Library's Christmas Fair

Thursday, 12th December, 2019 12:06pm

By Richard Beet

Penultimate round of the Isle of Wight Motorcycle Club’s Winter Series Trials Championship

Duver Cup - DAN LOCKE

Some great performances from Isle of Wight Motorcycle Club riders in the penultimate trial. See how they all got on

Thursday, 12th December, 2019 11:57am

By Wayne Brodie

‘Diversitree’ Christmas tree competition celebrates equality and diversity on the Isle of Wight

The winning nhs xmas tree

The trees were judged on their innovation, on the theme of equality and diversity

Thursday, 12th December, 2019 10:53am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 3 readers' comments

Road closed due to burst water main

road closed sign

The road is closed to allow Southern Water to repair the burst water main. Watch out for the diversion

Thursday, 12th December, 2019 9:29am

By Sally Perry with one comment