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.

Comprehensive age breakdown for Isle of Wight Covid-19 tests

illustation of person having covid-19 test by United Nations

The breakdown for age groups up to the 20th November reveals which groups are seeing more positive tests

Thursday, 26th November, 2020 5:32pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Latest number of positive Covid-19 tests on the Isle of Wight

Covid testing in drive thru centre

News OnTheWight shares the latest number of positive Covid-19 tests on the Isle of Wight

Thursday, 26th November, 2020 4:31pm

By Sally Perry

Islanders urged to ‘keep their eyes on the prize’ and stay safe by council leader

wash your hands poster

Dave Stewart is encouraging Islanders to "continue to be careful about where you go, who and how you meet because although things are looking up, they can quickly change"

Thursday, 26th November, 2020 1:00pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight will be in Tier 1 – Here’s what else we know (updated)

illustration of grandmother stepping out of mobile phone to hug grandson

Here’s what we know of how that will affect travelling to spend time with relatives

Thursday, 26th November, 2020 11:30am

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

East Cowes residents having a say in the future of their community

East Cowes esplanade

The outcome of a survey of residents in August and September are fifteen draft proposals for ways to improve the town

Thursday, 26th November, 2020 11:06am

By Daniel James with 3 readers' comments

Beryl e-scooter Isle of Wight trial starts in Newport today

e-scooters outside st marys hospital

25 e-scooters are available, from today, in Newport. NHS staff get free 15 min rides. Here are the details on how you hire them, what they’ll charge you and two other Isle of Wight locations that have been named

Thursday, 26th November, 2020 10:14am

By Charlie Bristow with 16 readers' comments

Tables-Tastic: Isle of Wight Mum invents card game to help children with times tables

The new tablestastic car game laid out on table

Within ten days Alison has already raised 50 per cent of her Kickstarter funding target to produce this novel card game invented during lockdown to help her kids with their times tables. Details within

Thursday, 26th November, 2020 7:48am

By Alison Critchley

Grace’s Bakery picks up national award for adapting to Covid-19 with community at heart of their offer

Sarah Redrup from Graces Baker with her Award

The judges said that Grace's Bakery was a great example of an independent retailer being at the heart of its local community

Thursday, 26th November, 2020 6:57am

By Howard Robinson with 2 readers' comments

This is the easy way to support Isle of Wight independent shops this Christmas

A to Z to Me Map

Don’t give your money to Amazon. This Isle of Wight-grown solution is just a click away, helping you support Island businesses and get deliveries to your door. Share it with your friends, so the whole Island benefits

Wednesday, 25th November, 2020 6:58pm

By Feature Writer

Latest number of positive Covid-19 tests on the Isle of Wight

C19 testing

News OnTheWight shares the latest number of positive Covid-19 tests on the Isle of Wight

Wednesday, 25th November, 2020 6:54pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Councillor returns to fight against parking charges on Gurnard Esplanade 20 years later

princes esplanade, gurnard

The local councillor says introducing charging on the seafront will kill the 2-3 businesses there and impact health and well being of residents

Wednesday, 25th November, 2020 4:11pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Open Letter to MP: Transparency over £10.5bn PPE middle men needed

Graffiti showing the male Monopoly character with a top hat

One go-between for a supplier of PPE made £21m profit - the same value of the free school meal voucher scheme. Richard Quigley asks the MP to seek details of the companies who benefited from the VIP channel

Wednesday, 25th November, 2020 3:17pm

By Richard Quigley with 4 readers' comments