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.

World first at ‘dementia friendly’ Million Dollar Bash

richard thompson

All Wight Now say this will be a 'World first', building on the festival's legacy and making the Million Dollar Bash dementia friendly.

Tuesday, 18th June, 2019 2:40pm

By Bill Bradshaw

Beach cleaning ten miles of Isle of Wight coast and raising money for WasteAid UK

Compton beach clean

Any money donated will go directly for use in community projects to prevent plastic bags entering the ocean by turning them into paving slabs.

Tuesday, 18th June, 2019 1:51pm

By Anne Sayer

Westminster praise for Isle of Wight children’s services

Palace of Westminster

Lord Farmer said the Isle of Wight continued “to be at the cutting edge” in the development of early help and family hubs.

Tuesday, 18th June, 2019 11:37am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Ryde Harriers takes on the Alresford Rotary 10k Road Race

ryde harriers at aylesford

The 10k road race takes in the famous Watercress Beds and surrounding countryside.

Tuesday, 18th June, 2019 9:29am

By Sarah Probert

Isle of Wight Motorcycle Club have raised £500 so far this year for Home-Start

L-R Bertie Grieve, Dan Locke, Rachael Brodie, Alfie Haydon and Alfie Gaskin by Viki Taylor

Prior to the start of the trial the younger riders presented a cheque for £500 to Home-Start IOW, their charity of the year.

Tuesday, 18th June, 2019 9:17am

By Wayne Brodie

Damaged and waterlogged speedboat towed to safety by lifeboat

Speedboat being towed

The small open craft had not only lost its steering, but also was filling with water.

Tuesday, 18th June, 2019 8:56am

By George Chastney

Floating Bridge out of service due to hydraulic oil leak

floating bridge suspended

A hydraulic oil leak on the north west prow worsened through the night but without a replacement service in place it had to continue.

Tuesday, 18th June, 2019 8:45am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Sixth Form wins award for ‘Global Education Excellence’

global excellence award logo

Head of Sixth Form said, "It is always our privilege to host International students, they add a certain cosmopolitan diversity to our Sixth Form family, long may it continue."

Monday, 17th June, 2019 10:51am

By Glynis Hutchings

Torrential rain, hail, lightning and gusty winds, say Met Office

Lightning by Jamie Russell

The Met Office say whilst rain and flooding is likely to be the largest impact, hail, lightning and gusty winds will be additional hazards.

Monday, 17th June, 2019 10:42am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Everything’s ‘sheep shape’ for the County Show!

Graham Biss, Judith (the bigger sheep) and Lamb Chop

The Royal Isle of Wight County Show promises to be a ‘right rural day out’ with animal parades, falconry displays, and lots of activities including clay pigeon shooting and tractor rides. It’s headlined by the amazing Household Cavalry.

Monday, 17th June, 2019 10:34am

By Catherine Bassindale

Joel’s a winner at Rowing Regatta

Joel Smith, Ryde R. C winning Junior Coastal Sculler

Ryde Rowing's Club Joel Smith Coastal Junior Sculls event the hard way last weekend. Having to race twice.

Monday, 17th June, 2019 8:33am

By Steve Bull

Isle of Wight cyclists take on Goodwood and Portsmouth races

James Veal Portsmouth North End

Isle of Wight cyclists take on Goodwood E12 and 3rd cat races as well as Portsmouth's Omega and North End races.

Monday, 17th June, 2019 8:19am

By Russell Thomson