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.

Met Office updates forecast for snow for the Isle of Wight next week

Snow drift Thorley

It's coming, the Isle of Wight will be turning white on Tuesday and Wednesday with heavy snow showers predicted by the Met Office.

Saturday, 24th February, 2018 10:42am

By Sally Perry

Discover more Isle of Wight Hidden Heroes and share your own

the travelling museum

There are another three expert talks at Quay Arts as part of the Isle of Wight Hidden Heroes project, along with a panel discussion, several exhibitions around the Island and a way for you to share your Hidden Heroes.

Friday, 23rd February, 2018 5:35pm

By Sally Perry

Mrs Middleton’s Book Shop shortlisted for prestigious award

yarn swap at mrs middletons totalt today

Congratulations to Mrs Middleton's Shop and The Rabbit Hole in Freshwater which has been shortlisted in the Independent Bookstore of the Year prize at the British Book Awards, the Nibbies.

Friday, 23rd February, 2018 12:48pm

By Sally Perry

OnTheWight get to the bottom of the £700,000 PFI savings ‘confusion’

savings and calculator

When the Isle of Wight council Cabinet were questioned last week over a missed £700,000 saving on the PFI contract, the Cabinet member's (Ian Ward) response appeared to be contradicted by the CEO. OnTheWight has been digging to seek clarity.

Friday, 23rd February, 2018 10:18am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Speedway: Hopwood and Sealey to captain the Warriors and Wizards

Wight Warriors speedway

Ben Hopwood will lead the Warriors whilst fans favourite Jamie Sealey will skipper the Wizards.

Friday, 23rd February, 2018 9:39am

By Rob Dyer

UK Pride 2018: Register now for your free tickets

Love is a human right - iw pride

Isle of Wight Pride is anticipated to be one of the largest free events on the Island in 2018, bringing new visitors with the potential to boost the local economy by hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Friday, 23rd February, 2018 7:08am

By Matthew Bundy

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures 23rd February 2018

Roadworks:

If you’re out and about on Isle of Wight roads today (23rd February) find out more about possible travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures.

Friday, 23rd February, 2018 6:50am

By Sally Perry

£12,878 ‘unexplained transactions’ found in Isle of Wight Bus Shelter accounts

kev newton and jon cuthill

The registered accounts of the Isle of Wight Bus Shelter show £12,878 of 'Irregular / unexplained transactions' and speaks of 'a conflict of interest' involving the charity's founder. New people are working there now. OnTheWight digs in.

Thursday, 22nd February, 2018 8:03pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Refinancing PFI contract just one cost-cutting suggestion from Independent councillors

Ian Stephens

Ahead of next week's budget setting at the Isle of Wight council, Ian Stephens, Leader of the Island Independent Group, announces they will be issuing an alternative budget.

Thursday, 22nd February, 2018 5:26pm

By Ian Stephens with 15 readers' comments

TT racer, James Hillier, adds his support to Air Ambulance

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British motorcycle road racer James Hillier recently lent his time to champion the service of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

Thursday, 22nd February, 2018 5:17pm

By Caroline Tyree

Ability Dogs 4 Young People chosen as charity of the year

Image: Island Roads' Ben Meakin with Ability Dogs 4 Young People founder Carol Court and ability dogs Lucy and Sam

Ability Dogs 4 Young People is an Island charity that trains and provides assistance dogs for local people aged under 30 who have physical or mental disabilities.

Thursday, 22nd February, 2018 5:08pm

By Gavin Foster

Cold snap coming, tips on how to stay warmer

pugs under blanket

As the next cold snap approaches, E.ON have shared some very simple ways to stay warm and cosy at home.

Thursday, 22nd February, 2018 2:29pm

By Sally Perry