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 Hustings 2019: An overview

Candidates at the IW Radio/County Press Hustings

If you missed the Isle of Wight Hustings last night here's a round up of some of what was said

Friday, 6th December, 2019 6:58pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight rubbish collection days are changing over Christmas and New Year: Here are the details

Recycling bins outside a house plus xmas tree

Don't get mixed up over when your rubbish will be collected over Christmas and New Year - OnTheWight has the changes right here

Friday, 6th December, 2019 5:12pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Stealing over £4,000 of perfume leads to prison

John DUCKWORTH's mugshot

The Islander who stole £4,000 worth of perfume and aftershave from a shop in Shanklin has been sent to prison. Details within

Friday, 6th December, 2019 4:22pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Two town centre car parks to be resurfaced and combined into one

roadworks sign

The scheme will be carried out over six nights to ensure daytime parking is retained at this important town centre location

Friday, 6th December, 2019 2:29pm

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

Sadness from customers as well-liked Cowes pub closes its doors

pug dog with sad eyes

Customers have been in touch to share how sad they are to hear the news that the pub has closed its doors for the last time

Friday, 6th December, 2019 1:24pm

By Sally Perry

Severe gales and large coastal waves forecast for Isle of Wight (updated)

windy dog

The Met Office have updated the weather warning for severe gales

Friday, 6th December, 2019 10:50am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Make your own stunning Green Garland at free Ryde Arts event

A crop of the Green garlands wreath

How lovely would it be to have a green garland like this on your door at Christmas time. You can make one this Sunday with the help of Ryde Arts

Friday, 6th December, 2019 10:07am

By Carol Jaye with one comment

Can your business help fund carbon monoxide detectors for elderly and vulnerable?

Bobby scheme fitting CO detector

The Bobby Scheme and Blue Lamp Trust are calling on business to help fund carbon monoxide alarms for them to fit in the homes of vulnerable and elderly people, Can your business help?

Friday, 6th December, 2019 9:20am

By Bill Young

Best Isle of Wight pub, as voted for by ‘Beers and Buses’ fans, revealed

Presentation of the Sheild to The Castle Staff at the awards ceremony

Those who enjoyed the Classic Buses, Beer and Walks Weekend in October voted for their favourite pub. See who came out on top

Friday, 6th December, 2019 8:09am

By Trevor Whelan

4,500 litres of Isle of Wight milk sold in first five weeks: Now available from ten Island locations

Isle of Wight Milk processing plant at Briddlesford Dairy Farm - bottle of milk being held up outside the farm buildings

From next week Isle of Wight milk processed at Briddlesford Farm will be available in ten locations around the Island. Now longer lasting, the new milk will help protect the Island's heritage

Friday, 6th December, 2019 7:57am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Don’t miss the Yarmouth Vintage Xmas Market this weekend

vintage yarmouth

The Vintage Xmas Market in Yarmouth this weekend not only has 30 creatives selling their wares in a heated marquee, but there'll be mulled wine, Christmas carols, Alpacas, a steam truck and more

Thursday, 5th December, 2019 6:58pm

By Sally Perry

Quay Arts announce winner of their Open 2019 Competition

Ian Whitmore speaking at the launch of Quay Arts Open 2019

Over 100 people gathered at the launch of Quay Arts OPEN 2019 exhibition to hear who had been selected for West Gallery solo show in 2021

Thursday, 5th December, 2019 6:34pm

By Ian Whitmore