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.

‘Covid Commissions’ supported collaboration of artists faced with living and working in isolation

Threepenny bit in clouds by Julian Winslow

The Ryde Arts Covid Commissions explored the possibilities of collaboration between artists at a time when people felt personally and professionally isolated from each other

Monday, 30th November, 2020 6:08pm

By Tracy Mikich with one comment

RedJet reverts to ‘commuter timetable’ following Covid-19 lockdown

Red Jet Service leaving Southampton

Red Funnel expands Red Jet timetable from 2nd December and vows to keep the Island connected with Christmas holiday timetable

Monday, 30th November, 2020 6:07pm

By Melissa Piercy

Knowing where you can or can’t go when using a hired e-scooter on the Isle of Wight

woman riding a beryl bike

Here are the details of what you can and cannot do with the Beryl e-scooters (some ridden on dual carriageway!). Not sticking to these rules makes you liable for arrest, a fine, points on your licence, Isle of Wight Police say

Monday, 30th November, 2020 12:43pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Keeping Christmas Kind: Shop workers and families speak out about abuse in moving Christmas campaign

female shop keeper smiling to the camera for the keep christmas kind appeal

The short film features real people who have put themselves at risk working in essential shops, keeping families fed and providing vital human interaction for so many people who have been alone this year

Monday, 30th November, 2020 11:57am

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

Flu vaccinations available for Isle of Wight over 50s from December

influenza vaccine by CDC

Chair of the Isle of Wight CCG says this is a winter like no other and that getting the flu jab not only protects you from the more severe effects, but reduces the risk of spreading it to those who are more vulnerable

Monday, 30th November, 2020 9:50am

By Mark Wingham

£10,000 fundraiser for carbon monoxide detectors to protect at least 800 homes

bobby scheme fitter fitting a carbon monoxide alarm

Hampshire and Isle of Wight charity, The Bobby Scheme, aims to raise £10,000 to buy and install up to 800 carbon monoxide detectors

Monday, 30th November, 2020 9:39am

By Bill Young with one comment

Derek Sandy on a mission to spread Christmas cheer (Watch)

derek sandy dressed as father christmas for music video

Derek Sandy is determined to spread some cheer this Christmas with his single, 'Cos it's Christmas

Monday, 30th November, 2020 9:18am

By Sally Perry

Call for Covid-19 testing of passengers travelling to the Isle of Wight (updated)

mark jeffries, adrian whittaker, jenny hicks, steve parkes

Campaign Group, IOW Ferry Group, are calling for testing of visitors to the Isle of Wight to protect the Island's low infection rates and Tier 1 status

Monday, 30th November, 2020 8:24am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Tier 3 visitors to the Isle of Wight asked to stay away, others asked to travel ‘the Wight way’

Beach scene with type on top saying, The Wight way to travel

Head of Visit Isle of Wight asks visitors to respect what the local community has achieved in keeping infection rates low on the Island low

Monday, 30th November, 2020 8:14am

By Simon Clark with 7 readers' comments

Heroes for Heroes: Isle of Wight union delivers chocolates for staff at 54 schools

heroes chocolate

Whilst not heroes in the classical sense, education staff have shown resilience and courage, performing repeated selfless acts for the common good. They were thanked with chocolates or flowers last week

Monday, 30th November, 2020 7:48am

By Peter Shreeve with one comment

Last Chance City reform and launch new single

Last Chance City - Album over for Their Front Page

Fans of Last Chance City are in for a treat tomorrow, as the band reform to release a new single

Monday, 30th November, 2020 7:32am

By Jerome Attrill

Try the Reverse Advent Calendar this year to help Islanders who are struggling

The Isle of Wight foodbank has seen a rise in the number of people they've helped this year and Christmas will be no exception. Here's how you can help

Monday, 30th November, 2020 7:20am

By Southern Co-op