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.

Funding on offer for grass-roots community groups

Fifty pound notes

The Isle of Wight has several pockets of deprivation, so if you know of someone who can benefit from a grant to help others in those areas, please let them know about this funding scheme.

Monday, 27th March, 2017 1:32pm

By Lucy Sweet

American billionaire looking to buy Portsmouth Football Club

michael eisner

Unexpected news that the former Disney boss is looking to buy Portsmouth Football club broke last week and has sparked great debate within the fan-owned club.

Monday, 27th March, 2017 12:30pm

By Sally Perry

Ferry route diverted to International Port this week

Portsmouth International Port

All customers booked on ferries between Tuesday-Thursday have been notified, but if you're travelling don't forget ferry terminal changes this week.

Monday, 27th March, 2017 11:19am

By Sally Perry

Mental health issue of most concern to young commissioners

concerned teenager

Mental health came out as the issue of most concern to young people with 45% of those taking part selecting it as their top priority.

Monday, 27th March, 2017 11:04am

By Police and Crime Commissioner

Island Line: First MTR promise innovation for passengers

Islandline trains

FirstGroup and MTR say they listened carefully to feedback from passengers, stakeholders and community groups and are committed to working with Islanders to develop a viable future for the Island Line.

Monday, 27th March, 2017 9:28am

By James Robinson with 4 readers' comments

Ryde Rowing Club take part in the ‘Big Row’ for Cancer Research

Ryde Rowing Club Fundraiser for Cancer Research UK

British Rowing has joined forces with Cancer Research UK for the “Great Row” and are encouraging thousands of rowers across the nation to take on an indoor rowing challenge.

Monday, 27th March, 2017 9:13am

By Steve Bull

Cowes boat accident led to drug arrests

Loose Cannon

Three of the men involved in the violent collision in Cowes Marina were arrested on suspicion of drug offences at the weekend.

Monday, 27th March, 2017 8:39am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight High Sheriff presents his awards for 2017

high sheriff awards

The High Sheriff, Robin Courage, said the awards ceremony was the highlight of the year and that he was pleased to be giving awards to some very special young people.

Monday, 27th March, 2017 8:26am

By Suzanne Whitewood

New company to run Island Line and South Western rail franchise

island line train

The Department for Transport has announced the company who has been awarded the south western franchise, which will run from 20 August 2017.

Monday, 27th March, 2017 7:12am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures 27th March 2017

road closed signs

If you’re out and about on the roads today (27th March 2017) find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks

Monday, 27th March, 2017 6:44am

By Sally Perry

Jonathan Dodd: Soup Skin

bowl of soup

Jonathan Dodd returns with his weekly column. As always, a great, thought-provoking Sunday read.

Sunday, 26th March, 2017 12:09pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Emergency crews respond to collision in Cowes harbour

Cowes rnli volunteer

A 20 foot fishing boat, Loose Cannon, with four men aboard, was involved in a violent collision in Cowes Harbour in the early hours of this morning.

Sunday, 26th March, 2017 11:59am

By George Chastney with one comment