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.

Mainland doctors to visit Isle of Wight to support Save Our NHS campaign

NHS poster simon wells

Dr Bob Gill and Dr Paul Hobday will be visiting the Isle of Wight to host a film screening of '$ell-Off – The Abolition Of Our NHS' and to promote the recent publication of 'The Deceit Syndrome'.

Thursday, 19th September, 2019 10:22am

By Jim Clews with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Society for the Blind ‘Short Story writing competition’

Writing notes:

Budding writers have until 9th November to create and enter their short story for the Isle of Wight Society of the Blind winter writing competition.

Thursday, 19th September, 2019 10:06am

By Chris Cane with one comment

Debut music video for Isle of Wight artist, Emellia

Emellia in a field with hay bales and sunshne

Watch out for Emellia's debut music video on Friday this week.

Thursday, 19th September, 2019 8:50am

By Sally Perry

St Mary’s Roundabout: Conservatives vote to go ahead with junction changes

st marys roadworks sign

The 18 votes in favour were all the members of the ruling Conservative group present, except for Cllr Tyndall who abstained and Cllr Matthew Price (Newport North), who last week led a call for works to be halted.

Thursday, 19th September, 2019 8:15am

By Geoff Brodie with 17 readers' comments

Funding approved for new clifftop wildflower scheme

wildflower meadow at the garlic farm

Funding will see a scheme of replanting with UK native shrubs and wildflowers, as well as a clifftop wildflower scheme. OnTheWight has the details.

Thursday, 19th September, 2019 8:11am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

New mental health service launched on the Isle of Wight

Isorropia team picture

A new mental health service provider on the Isle of Wight is able to offer a team of staff and volunteers, who not only have professional training to support people, but also have real experience of what it’s like to tackle this and navigate through health and care system.

Wednesday, 18th September, 2019 6:04pm

By Priya Mistry with 3 readers' comments

End of school day ‘potentially dangerous’ says head of Isle of Wight primary school

thumbs down

In a letter to parents, Carisbrooke Primary's head of school said the decision made by the other schools to change their hours was potentially dangerous — and the primary school had not been consulted.

Wednesday, 18th September, 2019 5:39pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Have your say on plans for network of bus-priority routes

Back of the bus

Isle of Wight Council are working together with Portsmouth City Council and Hampshire County Council on a network of bus-priority routes and want to hear your views on the plans.

Wednesday, 18th September, 2019 5:21pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Over 30 Isle of Wight artists take part in Nonsense Exhibition

nonsense exhibition poster

A week-long exhibition, plus film, music and poetry evening are in store for you in Ventnor from Saturday. Meet the artists at opening event.

Wednesday, 18th September, 2019 10:13am

By Sally Perry

All welcome to ‘Heading for Extinction and what to do about it’ talks

extinction rebellion protesters

If you are considering taking action, or going to London for the October uprising that starts on 7th October, you may want to attend these talks.

Wednesday, 18th September, 2019 9:10am

By IW Extinction Rebellion with 6 readers' comments

Jazzy Heath launches new pop single, I Found Love in Tokyo

I Found Love In Tokyo cover artwork cropped

This sparkly pop tune was the result of Jazzy’s first trip to Japan, which ultimately led to her moving to the dazzling city of Tokyo at the start of the year!

Wednesday, 18th September, 2019 9:01am

By Sally Perry

Sign up for the Lifeboat Lotto and you could win up to £5,000

Fan of 20 pound notes

Join the Independent Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000. It costs less than a tenner a month and you'll be helping local independent lifeboat stations.

Wednesday, 18th September, 2019 8:40am

By Sally Perry