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.

Anglo-Saxon Treasures return to the Isle of Wight after 150 years

Carisbrooke Castle Museum

Carisbrooke Castle Museum sits within the walls of the Castle but is completely independent of English Heritage, being run instead by Island Trust. This new exhibition sees Anglo-Saxon treasures return to the Island after 150 years away

Friday, 14th February, 2020 1:06pm

By Feature Writer with one comment

Sunday concert series celebrates Beethoven’s 250th anniversary

Bust of Beethoven

Father and daughter James Halsey (cello) and Sally Birkett (piano) kick off the series this weekend performing two sets of variations Beethoven composed on fantastic themes by Mozart and Handel

Friday, 14th February, 2020 12:29pm

By Sally Perry

2,500 mile motorbike trip from the Isle of Wight to Gibraltar Rock and back: All for charity

Retired Inspector, Kate Fowles and Response and Patrol PC, Adam Hinkley

The pair will set off for their epic journey in May, all in order to raise money for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) and the Ellen Macarthur Cancer Trust

Friday, 14th February, 2020 12:18pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Science teacher admitted making 8,000+ indecent images and 550+ videos of children

typing on a laptop

The school say there was no reason to suspect him and that they have robust safeguarding procedures in place

Friday, 14th February, 2020 8:40am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Large turnout for Environment Agency’s flood exhibition

Residents attend the Environment Agency consultation

Cllr Karl Love reports back from the Environment Agency's flood planning consultation and exhibition

Friday, 14th February, 2020 8:03am

By Karl Love

Don’t miss the half term fun at Newport Roman Villa: Two great activity days for children

Newport Roman villa, bath range

Half term offers two opportunities to visit Newport Roman Villa. You'll be able to explore the well-preserved Roman remains, including one of the best preserved bath suites in southern England. Includes kids activities for just £1 per person

Friday, 14th February, 2020 7:38am

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight Met Service issue localised weather warnings

Weather front

A spell of wet and windy weather is expected over the weekend with fairly large rainfall totals in some areas say IW Met Service

Thursday, 13th February, 2020 6:42pm

By Sally Perry

Two Isle of Wight women join others born in 1950s to take part in silent protest in Westminster

WASPI protest

'1950's Women are Revolting' was the title of the silent protest by women born in the 1950s (WASPI) on Tuesday in London, which saw two Islanders taking part

Thursday, 13th February, 2020 5:29pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

On national guidance St Mary’s to set up Coronavirus Pod

st mary's hospital

St Mary's will be following national guidance and setting up the assessment area in the next week

Thursday, 13th February, 2020 4:48pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Show your love for planet at Friday’s Isle of Wight Youth Strike say young campaigners

planet in the shape of a loveheart

Youth Strike 4 Climate members are encouraging Islanders of all ages to join them tomorrow (Valentine’s Day) to show their love for the Isle of Wight (and planet)

Thursday, 13th February, 2020 3:44pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Meteorologists have ‘high confidence’ it was a tornado that hit Cowes

meteogroup radar image of tornado

Meteorologists say that radar images of last night's weather, combined with the damage reports, give them high confidence that it was a tornado that hit Cowes

Thursday, 13th February, 2020 1:49pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Tornado in Cowes? ‘Yes, I think there was,’ says reader who woke up to find a boat in their garden

Roof tiles gone and boat in garden

This OnTheWight reader's account of the possible small tornado last night sounds pretty scary

Thursday, 13th February, 2020 10:29am

By Sally Perry