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.

Head to Newport Roman Villa this half term for frighteningly good fun

Half term events at Newport Roman Villa (1)

Throughout half term, the Roman Villa, at Cypress Road, Newport, will be open as usual for visitors to see the remains, Roman bath suite and the garden, as well as hosting special Spooky making days.

Friday, 19th October, 2018 5:30pm

By IW Council Press Office

Latest crime figures for the Isle of Wight reveal changes

hampshire police officers walking away

The latest crime figures for the Isle of Wight have now been released, with variations across the different types of crimes compared to the previous year.

Friday, 19th October, 2018 5:07pm

By Ralph Blackburn

Take part in Big Draw at Quay Arts this half term

the big draw PLAY! 2018

This free drop-in event is the perfect activity for the whole family this half term. OnTheWight has the details.

Friday, 19th October, 2018 4:55pm

By Tayla Smith

Bravery of Isle of Wight officers and public honoured following plane crash

Police awards for bravery

All those who helped save the lives of those involved in a light aircraft crash in Brading Marshes have been recognised for their efforts.

Friday, 19th October, 2018 1:00pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Lack of support from Island’s drug and alcohol service led to attempted suicide

teenager drinking

The CEO of Isle of Wight NHS Trust 'profoundly apologises' for the massive impact felt after the Island’s drug and alcohol service stopped taking new referrals for alcohol treatment. One councillor says it's been a 'huge failure'.

Friday, 19th October, 2018 12:15pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Funding boost for Isle of Wight adult social care

county hall

As part of a £240 million fund being distributed to councils across the country, the Isle of Wight has qualified for a boost.

Friday, 19th October, 2018 10:11am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Isle of Wight patient safety a ‘serious concern’ says watchdog

hospital bed

Medical watchdog, the General Medical Council, raised a number of serious concerns about patient safety at St Mary's Hospital following an inspection earlier this year. OnTheWight has the details.

Friday, 19th October, 2018 12:01am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

From the canvas to the plate: Book now for unique 12-course gastronomical vegan feast

12 course vegan menu montage

Get a load of this! This incredible 12 course Vegan menu is inspired by and based on the wonderful artworks by Isle of Wight illustrator and artist, Lilly Louise Allen. Secure your seats now for this unique event.

Thursday, 18th October, 2018 8:50pm

By Feature Writer

‘Luddites’ launch campaign for King Lud Pub to be protected

the king lud

When Staff only found out on Sunday night they'd lost their jobs, a (growing) band of regulars who say the Pub was a 'home from home', set to work on having the Pub named as an Asset of Community Value. They, and staff, speak to OnTheWight.

Thursday, 18th October, 2018 6:51pm

By Sally Perry

It’s not too late to share your very own Isle of Wight Hidden Heroes

eyes looking to the right

You can submit as many Hidden Heroes as you like – that way, the pride you have in your ancestors can be shared with the rest of the Isle of Wight. OnTheWight has the details of this project that celebrates remarkable people who have done remarkable things.

Thursday, 18th October, 2018 4:39pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight pupils to take part in mass Floss4Funding

floss4funding

Pupils from this Primary School will be joining others around the country and doing the Floss to raise awareness of cuts to school funding.

Thursday, 18th October, 2018 3:53pm

By Maria Villa Vine

Autumn’s arrival: Our Flickr Group Picture of the Week

Autumn's arrival

We love this capture of the arrival of autumn by Nick Lowe, shared to Flickr Pool and now Picture of the Week.

Thursday, 18th October, 2018 2:29pm

By Sally Perry