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.

‘Perfect storm’ being created for those using mental health and learning disability services

radar - depressed woman

The Care Quality Commission say growing pressures on access and staffing risk creating ‘perfect storm’ for people using mental health and learning disability services

Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 6:52am

By John Scott

Northwood Parish Council say there’s ‘not local need’ for additional housing

northwood planning

The Parish Council say the development would "contribute to an undesirable ribbon development, creating urban sprawl in an area where development would not be supported"

Monday, 14th October, 2019 5:03pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Stars of Fleet Street exhibition features iconic images

The Beatles standing by a car in the 1960s

All the photographers concerned will be attending the opening to tell a few interesting and untold stories behind some of the images.

Monday, 14th October, 2019 4:19pm

By Elissa Blizzard

Head to the Cheverton Centre for art and live music

The Tea and Biscuit Boys performing in April 2019

There's a chance to see a new landscape and portrait exhibition, as well as live music from the Tea n Biscuit Boys

Monday, 14th October, 2019 12:56pm

By Matt White

Police and Crime Commissioner welcomes Queen’s Speech, with increase focus on victims

Michael Lane PCC and police officer

The PCC welcomes the re-balancing of the focus on violent crime, domestic abuse and Mental Health issues in the Queen's Speech

Monday, 14th October, 2019 12:46pm

By The Office of Police and Crime Commissioner with 2 readers' comments

‘We don’t like numbers thrown up any more than residents do’ says Deputy Leader over housing targets

Blueprints

An extra £100,000 will be allocated to the planning department to help come to the correct housing figures for the Island

Monday, 14th October, 2019 12:27pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

New Patron for Sandown & Shanklin Independent Lifeboat

Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat crew:

Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat are very pleased to make this appointment public knowledge and extend a warm welcome to their new patron

Monday, 14th October, 2019 11:53am

By Philip Heron

100 Isle of Wight charities and organisations receive share of £300,000 through WightAID

WightAid beneficiaries in June

In just three years, almost £300,000 has been granted to Isle of Wight charities and organisations who work to improve the lives of Island people

Monday, 14th October, 2019 9:27am

By Becky Storey

Russian royal descendants visit town for memorial service

Mr and Mrs Kulikovsky-Romanov and HH Princess Olga Andreevna Romanov sitting on memorial bench in the rain

Cllr Love says the monument has been a "great success since its unveiling last year", allowing the community to participate and visitors to enjoy the town's heritage

Monday, 14th October, 2019 9:06am

By Karl Love

True life modern slavery stories highlighted in Portsmouth performances

modern day slavery

The performances will take place in Portsmouth, with real life modern slavery experiences of individuals originating from the UK, Romania, Nigeria and Albania performed by actors

Monday, 14th October, 2019 8:34am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Jonathan Dodd: Back to the Stone Age

qwerty keyboard in stone

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week shares his frustrations, and surprise of how it made him feel, of losing Internet and Satellite access

Sunday, 13th October, 2019 9:55am

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Red Funnel switching to Winter timetable three weeks early

red funnel VOITH removed

Three days of reduced service then straight into Winter timetable

Friday, 11th October, 2019 6:10pm

By Simon Perry