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.

Clap for our Carers sculpture a reminder of what happened in 2020

Clap for Carers Sculpture by Adrian Brewer

To ensure we remember what happened in 2020, Adrian Brewer decided to put the pair of hands he had lying around in his garage to good use

Monday, 1st June, 2020 8:54am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Letter: The UK Government is not following the science as we rush out of lockdown

boris johnson presenting the daily briefing

This reader believes the Government are ignoring the Coronavirus science, rather than following it

Monday, 1st June, 2020 8:44am

By Hans Bromwich with 5 readers' comments

Blue Peter Badge for Bethany and her Bee Bombs

Bethany with her blue peter badge and certificate

After making and selling dozens of Bee Bombs to fellow Guides and friends, Bethany chose Gift to Nature, part of Natural Enterprise, as the charity to benefit from her endeavours as they look after the countryside and green spaces locally

Monday, 1st June, 2020 8:19am

By Suzanne Whitewood with one comment

Vaccines. An exploration of Social Media claims of what they do and don’t contain

influenza vaccine by CDC

Richard has been concerned at posts on Social Media about some of the claimed ingredients of vaccines. Here he explores some of them, laying out his findings

Sunday, 31st May, 2020 3:07pm

By Richard Cattle with one comment

‘No-one can confidently assert it’s safe to open schools from Monday’ says Education Union

child in classroom

With four SAGE advisors breaking ranks to publicly express their concerns about the early easing of lockdown, the Isle of Wight's Peter Shreeve says it's not too late for the Government to draw back on decision to open schools tomorrow

Sunday, 31st May, 2020 9:32am

By Peter Shreeve with 17 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Contact Tracing App preparing ‘bigger update’ next week

Do you have a temperature screen on the contact tracing App

Even though Anosmia was announced two weeks ago by the Gov as a new Coronavirus symptom to look out for, it has still not been added to the IW Contact Tracing App. The head of data at NHS gives their reason as to why

Saturday, 30th May, 2020 11:26am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Small rise in number of Isle of Wight Covid-19 cases

lab technician working on coronavirus research - pixnio

The number of lab-confirmed Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases on the Isle of Wight has risen, as the UK figure reaches 271,222

Friday, 29th May, 2020 5:33pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Researchers reveal Isle of Wight R number for Coronavirus

better days are coming poster

Analysis compares the number of confirmed cases from local authorities and health boards over two-weeks to estimate the trend of the R number. Details for the Isle of Wight within

Friday, 29th May, 2020 5:23pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 13 readers' comments

Sandown man jailed after pleading guilty to three robberies

Craig Knowles

On the night of the third robbery the man was arrested. He pleaded guilty today to all charges and was jailed

Friday, 29th May, 2020 4:54pm

By Sally Perry

Short films bring beauty of the Isle of Wight’s natural environment to your home

Day by Day film title

These 23 short films featuring sculptor, Eric Geddes and poet, Robin Ford, bring to life a kaleidoscope of natural landscapes and seascapes as they change from dawn to dusk and season to season

Friday, 29th May, 2020 4:25pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Isle of Wight schools ‘are ready to welcome pupils back’ on 1st June say council

Back to School poster

Concerns have been raised about the return of pupils to school, but the Isle of Wight council say schools are ready

Friday, 29th May, 2020 4:05pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

A plane has been scanning the Isle of Wight every day for the last week

Live tracker of flightpath on 25th May

Has anyone noticed the same plane flying over every inch of the Island in the last week?

Friday, 29th May, 2020 3:53pm

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments