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.

Bully Bones, Isle of Wight band, features on O’Neill surfing video

Jordy Smith - Beyond the Tour - ONeill

Isle of Wight garage punk band, Bully Bones, have had an old track of their used in a new video by surf brand, O'Neill. Watch that and the band's latest music video.

Tuesday, 14th August, 2018 12:02pm

By Sally Perry

Over £13,000 raised for Isle of Wight causes by Southern Co-op staff

Rookley summer fair on IOW

Southern Co-op colleagues raised more than £3,300 for their local charity partners and the figure was then bumped up by another £10,000 by Southern Co-op.

Tuesday, 14th August, 2018 10:16am

By Felicity Hay

Isle of Wight GP surgeries stretched, so harder for patients to get in touch by phone

GP surgery radar

The Royal College of GPs says that surgeries are "performing well in incredibly difficult circumstances", but that patients on the Isle of Wight are finding it increasingly difficult to contact their family doctor over the phone.

Tuesday, 14th August, 2018 10:02am

By Joseph Hook

New Isle of Wight autism diagnosis and assessment service to launch

autism scrabble letters

After some children on the Isle of Wight have had to wait years for an autism diagnosis via the CCG, a private practice will be offering a full autism diagnosis and assessment service from next month

Tuesday, 14th August, 2018 9:48am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Importance of keeping countryside gates closed


If you're using footpaths or bridleways make sure gates are always closed. Don't assume because one is open that it's supposed to be.

Tuesday, 14th August, 2018 9:33am

By IW Council Press Office

Victoria of Wight welcomes first vehicles on board

First vehicle on Victoria of Wight

Following sea trials Wightlink staff and contractors will now move on to Victoria of Wight to get her ready for her first customers as she comes into service later in the summer.

Tuesday, 14th August, 2018 9:32am

By Karen Woods

Isle of Wight roadworks and closures for 14th August 2018

Wootton Bridge road works

If you’re out and about on Isle of Wight roads today (14th August) find out more about possible travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks

Tuesday, 14th August, 2018 8:06am

By Sally Perry

Tragic death of homeless woman from the Isle of Wight features in ‘Homeless Britain’ series

jayne simpson as a teenager

Channel Four News share the tragic story of the death of a woman who grew up on the Isle of Wight. Jayne Simpson was just one of 133 homeless people who have passed away since October last year.

Monday, 13th August, 2018 6:54pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Vectian present a unique Island sound at charity concert

chris hirst - vectian

This charity concert in aid of the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary will be the only chance to hear Vectian perform live this summer.

Monday, 13th August, 2018 5:56pm

By Sally Perry

St Helens and Bembridge Fort Walk: Weather forecast and safety advice

t Helens Fort Walk 2014 by John Sparrow

If you're planning to do the Fort Walk tonight, be sure to read the safety advice from the RNLI first. IW Met Service also offer their weather forecast for the evening.

Monday, 13th August, 2018 4:35pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Fringe another success with over 4,500 tickets sold

Ventnor Fringe

With over 4,500 tickets sold Ventnor was buzzing with activity all week for the ninth Ventnor Fringe Festival. Despite the weather, it was a huge success. Here's to 2019!

Monday, 13th August, 2018 2:01pm

By Sally Perry

Floating bridge service returns, with a little help from its friends

floaty with workboat -

A full repair of the faulty hinge took place on Saturday, allowing the bridge to go back into operation on Sunday, but it requires a workboat to travel alongside it during the ebb tide.

Monday, 13th August, 2018 12:46pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments