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.

The Police Sunday Headliners at IW Festival

News out this morning from IW Festival site tells us that The Police will be Sunday headliners at next year’s IW Festival. Here’s a look at their first ever TV performance, back in 1978

Monday, 26th November, 2007 9:34am

By Sally Perry

Elgar Blue Plaque Unveiled In Ventnor (Podcast)

Elgar Blue Plaque Unveiled In Ventnor (Podcast)

This being the 150th anniversary of the birth of Edward Elgar, it’s highly appropriate that yesterday saw the unveiling of a blue plaque commemorating Elgar’s honeymoon stay in Ventnor. Around 15-20 people braved the cold

Sunday, 25th November, 2007 7:00am

By Simon Perry with 6 readers' comments

Four New Parishes Given The Go Ahead On The Isle of Wight

FOUR new parish councils are set to be created on the Isle of Wight next year following a decision by the government.

Friday, 23rd November, 2007 3:54pm

By IW Council Press Office

Volunteer Opportunities At Island 2000

Volunteer Opportunities At Island 2000

Island 2000 have been in touch to let us know that they are hoping to create a small database of volunteers whom they can call on to help with arts projects when the need

Friday, 23rd November, 2007 11:23am

By Sally Perry

Head of Planning, Answering Ventnor’s Questions

Head of Planning, Answering Ventnor’s Questions

As we mentioned yesterday, Bill Murphy, IW head of planning, will be at the town council meeting at the Winter Gardens answering questions from the public and town council. Come along, it should be

Friday, 23rd November, 2007 7:10am

By Simon Perry with one comment

Ventnor Lantern Workshops

Ventnor Lantern Workshops

There will be three lantern making workshops before the parade on 21 December, but these will only happen if people do come and make lanterns, so please take part. There are three options to make

Thursday, 22nd November, 2007 4:37pm

By Alison Knapman with 4 readers' comments

Alan Staley, Royal Hotel: Island Life Chef Of The Year (Podcast)

Alan Staley, Royal Hotel: Island Life Chef Of The Year (Podcast)

We speak with Head Chef, Alan Staley

Thursday, 22nd November, 2007 4:29pm

By Sal and Simon with 5 readers' comments

David Pugh Encourages Ventnor’s Planning Questions For Monday

David Pugh Encourages Ventnor’s Planning Questions For Monday

Good to hear David Pugh on IW Radio mid-day today telling the listeners that “Planning is of the big issues for us as a council that we must get right.” This was in response to

Thursday, 22nd November, 2007 3:44pm

By Simon Perry with 4 readers' comments

Christmas Book Sale

Christmas Book Sale

Ventnor Library’s bumper book sale returns in a couple of weeks time. Doors open at 9.30am on Saturday 1st December. A great opportunity to buy cheap books (Christmas presents?) and do your part in

Thursday, 22nd November, 2007 12:53pm

By Tess Jessop

Upper Ventnor Post Office Closure

Upper Ventnor Post Office Closure

Another point of interest to come out of the report of the Ventnor Town Council was the a reminder to residents in Upper Ventnor to have their say about the permanent closure of post

Wednesday, 21st November, 2007 8:31pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Council To Consult On Three Options For Educational Reforms

At a meeting of Isle of Wight Council’s Full Council tonight (21 November), members agreed that three options for education reform will be sent out to consultation. They are:-

Wednesday, 21st November, 2007 8:29pm

By IW Council Press Office

Enhancing FlowersBrook: Your Chance To Take Part

Enhancing FlowersBrook: Your Chance To Take Part

Back in August, we ran a piece about the possible tidying up and ongoing maintenance of the wonderful Flowersbrook area. Since then, the Ventnor 2007 team have met with Matthew Chatfield, Parks & Countryside Manager

Wednesday, 21st November, 2007 2:36pm

By Rachael Brooks