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.

Isle of Wight care home given six months to improve or close

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This Isle of Wight care home has six months to improve or face being shut down, after being rated 'Inadequate' due to “widespread and systematic failings”.

Tuesday, 24th April, 2018 4:04pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Red Funnel appoints new Chief Executive Officer

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Fran joins the Isle of Wight ferry company from Condor, as Kevin George, the previous CEO, moves to be Red Funnel Group Chairman.

Tuesday, 24th April, 2018 2:26pm

By Ben Walker with one comment

Isle of Wight band, Nakamarra, in final three of nationwide emerging music prize


Best of luck to Isle of Wight indie-electro band, Nakamarra, who will be battling it out against two other finalists on 10th May in London, hoping to come home with the nationwide emerging music prize.

Tuesday, 24th April, 2018 1:34pm

By Silas Gregory with one comment

Performance of new South Western Railway franchise to be reviewed

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Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, has ordered the investigation following concerns about South Western Railway’s capability since taking over and also that of Network Rail, says MP.

Tuesday, 24th April, 2018 1:31pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with one comment

Couple having sex in Isle of Wight library leads to CCTV installation

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A couple have been caught having sex in an Isle of Wight library, leading to eight CCTV cameras now being fitted inside the building.

Tuesday, 24th April, 2018 12:08pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Ryde junior rowers compete above expectations at Championships

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Ryde Rowing Club maintained their strong record of regional representation during the GB Junior Inter-Regional Championships at the National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham last weekend.

Tuesday, 24th April, 2018 11:48am

By Steve Bull

£10m going into 100 bed hotel in Sandown

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Whitbread, which owns Premier Inn, has confirmed it will be investing £10 million into building the new hotel in Sandown and announced the start of construction.

Tuesday, 24th April, 2018 10:54am

By Richard Pia with 3 readers' comments

Councillor urges parents to object to school closure plans

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The councillor says those who believe in the provision of alternative and diverse learning environments, which suit the requirements of children and young people with different learning needs, should resist this school closure.

Tuesday, 24th April, 2018 9:33am

By Cllr Karl Love with 2 readers' comments

20 died in four months at St Mary’s last year in ‘serious incidents’

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A report published by the Isle of Wight NHS reveals there were 20 deaths at the hospital classed as a ‘serious incident’ between September and December last year.

Tuesday, 24th April, 2018 8:29am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Wightlink Warriors face tough test in Cup hopes

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The Isle of Wight ‘Wightlink’ Warriors aim to ramp up their performance to avoid an early exit from this year’s Knock-Out Cup competition at the hands of the East Sussex side Thursday.

Tuesday, 24th April, 2018 7:57am

By Rob Dyer

‘No one should need Foodbank’s help’ says Isle of Wight Manager as numbers of those in crisis rise

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With more families seeking help, Isle of Wight Foodbank say the increase is due to people struggling with benefit payments issues; insecure work; debt; homelessness and low income.

Tuesday, 24th April, 2018 7:26am

By Hannah King with one comment

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures 24th April 2018

roadworks on the Isle of Wight

If you’re out and about on Isle of Wight roads today (24th April) find out more about possible travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures.

Tuesday, 24th April, 2018 6:54am

By Sally Perry