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.

Belgrave Road landslip: Council uncertain how it happened or how to safely fix it (new photos)

The council explain they are currently uncertain of what caused the retaining wall to fail - and indeed how they can safely get to it to fix it

Friday, 17th January, 2020 4:48pm

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Seven Christ the King College students receive offers from Oxford or Cambridge

christ the king students with oxbridge university offers

Of the number of Christ the King students applying to universities, these Oxbridge offers constitute 11.9 per cent of applicants

Friday, 17th January, 2020 4:20pm

By Caroline Curliss with one comment

Isle of Wight shortlisted for top award in BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards: Your votes count

Ventnor beach

The Isle of Wight is up against some stiff competition, so your vote matters. Details within

Friday, 17th January, 2020 10:40am

By Simon Clark

Flood alert issued for the Isle of Wight

flood alert sign

Water levels in the Eastern Yar are higher than normal, but fairly stable say the Environment Agency

Friday, 17th January, 2020 10:28am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight school chef in finals for regional School Chef of the Year 2020

Wendy Lohse - south east contestant

An Isle of Wight school chef will be representing the Island next week in the regional finals of a prestigious catering competition

Friday, 17th January, 2020 10:23am

By Sally Perry

Rock and roll event in memory of loved ones raises cash for Mountbatten

David Khan and Sylvia Bridger present the cheque

Friends who met when their partners were in the hospice have staged a memorial music event in aid of Mountbatten.

Friday, 17th January, 2020 10:19am

By Matt White

Isle of Wight residents urged to get some medication over the counter rather than through prescription

medications on the shelves in the supermarket

The CCG say this is about stopping prescriptions for ailments such as a sore throat, dandruff, athlete’s foot, indigestion or fungal infections, for which anyone can buy medication from any supermarket or pharmacy

Friday, 17th January, 2020 9:36am

By Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group with one comment

Isle of Wight councillors criticised for ‘not pulling their weight’

vote counting in the county hall chamber 1

With vacancies on several committees, councillors have been criticised for not pulling their weight in the chamber. Meanwhile Reg Barry has been a councillor since 1993 and never missed a full council meeting

Thursday, 16th January, 2020 5:44pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 11 readers' comments

Ryde Mayor ‘never felt so low’ ahead of ‘no confidence’ meeting

michael lilley

Cllr Lilley said he had been unable to discuss the issue for confidential reasons. He said it had been difficult for him personally, as he was unable to publicly dispute the accusations

Thursday, 16th January, 2020 4:57pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 23 readers' comments

New designation will help protect vulnerable Solent seabirds from human activity

little tern and chicks

The coastal waters around the Isle of Wight provide unique and important habitat for the UK seabird population

Thursday, 16th January, 2020 3:14pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with one comment

Residents fear for road after partial collapse of retaining wall in Ventnor (photos) (updated)

Island Roads have closed the road

One resident said he'd been telling the Isle of Wight council about the problem for over 30 years. The road has been closed to traffic

Thursday, 16th January, 2020 11:56am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Search in Spain widens for missing man from East Cowes

harry stagg - missing isle of wight man

A police source said they want to, "stop looking for someone who wants to stay travelling" and the former restaurant worker from East Cowes has been encouraged to turn himself in

Thursday, 16th January, 2020 8:34am

By Sally Perry