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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.

Conservatives delay selection of prospective parliamentary candidate

stop sign 4 way

It won't be the members of the Isle of Wight Conservative Association making the decision of who will be selected as prospective parliamentary candidate in the general election, just the Executive, but even that decision is now delayed.

Friday, 28th April, 2017 10:27am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Heartfelt message from Staley family as Isle Drive Safe charity closes

Neal and Penny Staley:

Our thoughts and best wishes go out to Evey's family, as they make the incredibly difficult decision to close the charity set up in her memory. We hope they can now find peace.

Friday, 28th April, 2017 8:07am

By Neil Aldridge

Former silenced Sandown Bay Academy Governors speak out

reading a paper

The Governors of Sandown Bay say they'd not been informed by AET about the Management Board, and speak out about AET's "unreasonable demands".

Friday, 28th April, 2017 7:35am

By Jacqueline Gazzard with 13 readers' comments

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures 28th April 2017

Roadworks traffic light (Cowleaze)

If you’re out and about on the roads today (28th April) find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks

Friday, 28th April, 2017 6:54am

By Sally Perry

Cllrs Priest and Gilbey: Police investigation into electoral law breach

richard priest and jon gilbey

The election material of the Shanklin councillors has been investigated and reviewed by senior police within Gold Command. It's been found there "certainly has been a breach" of electoral law.

Thursday, 27th April, 2017 6:07pm

By Sally Perry with 37 readers' comments

Open 2017 call for submission: Your chance to win a Solo Exhibition

Quay Arts Open 2017 image

Calling all artists! The Quay Arts Open 2017 competition is now open for submissions. Don't miss the May deadline to enter.

Thursday, 27th April, 2017 4:05pm

By Sally Perry

Vectis Radio becomes a Community Interest Company

Vectis Radio birthday cake

The transition to a CIC gives Vectis Radio legal status as a non-profit company and eases the way for funding from external bodies.

Thursday, 27th April, 2017 2:47pm

By Kevin Wilson

Five new defibrillators for West Wight thanks to work of parish clerk

Paddy, Gill and Helen

The five new defibrillators will be placed around the Totland, Freshwater and Shalfleet community in strategic positions that complement and enhance existing sites.

Thursday, 27th April, 2017 2:36pm

By Sally Perry

Young Islanders: Have your say in new Mental Health Census

IOW Youth Trust Southern Vectic Island Youth Mental Health Census

Young Islanders are being encouraged to have their say on mental health in the first ever Island Youth Mental Health Census.

Thursday, 27th April, 2017 1:15pm

By Felicity Radak

More women standing for Isle of Wight council election in 2017

women sign

More women are standing this time compared to four years ago. OnTheWight takes a look at the spread of women across the various political parties to see who came out on top.

Thursday, 27th April, 2017 12:10pm

By Sally Perry with 42 readers' comments

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures 27th April 2017

road closed sign

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

Thursday, 27th April, 2017 6:52am

By Sally Perry

Damning official report finds IWC failed Undercliff Drive family

undercliff drive

The Ombudsman said there was no evidence that IWC or Island Roads dealt with the road failure diligently, or as a priority and accused IWC of being "disingenuous", saying their actions caused "substantive injustice".

Wednesday, 26th April, 2017 8:43pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments