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 heatwave: Take care to avoid sunstroke during high temperatures over next few days

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The very hot weather began early this morning and is set to continue over the weekend and into early next week

Thursday, 6th August, 2020 1:31pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Floating Bridge: Isle of Wight council reject claims of up to 30 week outage for repair – but are so far silent on whether 8 weeks possible

floaty mcfloat farce

Claims have emerged that the Cowes Floating Bridge - already out of service for over three weeks - needs parts that could take up to 30 weeks to be fitted. News OnTheWight has asked the council to clarify

Thursday, 6th August, 2020 12:44pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Green Party bewildered by Labour taking back the ‘olive branch’ offered in February

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Isle of Wight Greens say their request for a virtual meeting to "discuss reciprocal agreements for local seats" was in direct response to Island Labour offering an “olive branch” to the Isle of Wight Green Party in a bid to “get rid of our Tory administration"

Thursday, 6th August, 2020 11:23am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight residents thanks for recycling efforts – council aim to be the best in the country

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However, a quarter of the material found in general waste was food that could be composted and generate electricity

Thursday, 6th August, 2020 10:45am

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Latest Isle of Wight Coronavirus figures

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The latest advice from the Government is to keep washing your hands regularly, wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces and stay at least a metre away from people not in your household

Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 3:32pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight Labour Party reject Green Party pre-election vote-trading agreement

Ricchard Quigley giving post-results speech

Island Labour reject a move they say will restrict Islanders in how they choose to cast their votes and say it's not enough to simply be "non-Tory"

Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 2:14pm

By Julian Critchley with 18 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council partners up for multi-million pound coastal protection programme

Coastal Path sign near calm sea

Over the next six years the partnership will work on several flood defence schemes representing around £37 million worth of potential Government investment

Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 10:54am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Share your self-portrait to be included in Breakout! Exhibition: Deadline extended

breakout portraits

There's still time to draw, paint, create your self portrait to include in the Breakout Exhibition and perhaps help break a Guinness World Record

Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 9:51am

By Sally Perry

Get back to nature with Naturezones: Now reopened with social distancing measures in place

Nick Baker at Naturezones

With social distancing being taken seriously, Naturezones have reopened their doors. Book today for your visit and get back to nature after lockdown

Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 9:35am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Overnight roadworks for three busy Newport roads

Newport road and roadworks sign

In order to reduce the impact on residents and road users, the work will be split into several phases. Details within

Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 9:21am

By Gavin Foster

Join Lifeboat Lotto to help Isle of Wight inshore rescue crews

Freshwater Lifeboat crew and boat

Join the Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000. It costs less than £10pm and you’ll be helping independent lifeboat stations

Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 9:16am

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Exchange, bar, record shop and venue reopens following lockdown

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We've missed being able to pop into Ventnor Exchange for a coffee during the day and a chat with the team, or to meet friends in the evening for a drink

Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 9:02am

By Sally Perry