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.

Jazz and Folk and Blues Festival: You and Yours Programme Recording

Jazz and Folk and Blues Festival: You and Yours Programme Recording

For anyone who missed the You and Yours programme on BBC R4 last week, when outstanding debts from the Jazz and Folk and Blues festivals were discussed, VentnorBlog gives you a chance to listen

Thursday, 15th May, 2008 12:25pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Gonzo Moose: YOU DON’T NEED TO KNOW THAT

Gonzo Moose: YOU DON’T NEED TO KNOW THAT

One morning an ordinary man who minds his own business awakes to find a police inspector at the foot of his bed. Inspired by Kafka’s The Trial, You Don’t Need to Know That is

Thursday, 15th May, 2008 10:21am

By Marian Covington with one comment

School Crossing Patrol: Position At St Boniface

School Crossing Patrol: Position At St Boniface

If you fancy your chances at being nominated this year for a People’s Award, you’ll need to get the job first (and make sure you don’t use your mobile on the job). The latest

Thursday, 15th May, 2008 10:00am

By Sally Perry

Wendy Marshall: Crossing Patrol Person of the Year 2007

Wendy Marshall: Crossing Patrol Person of the Year 2007

Rebecca Tuck from the Isle of Wight Council has been in touch this week, asking us to advertise a position for an afternoon School Crossing Patrol in Ventnor (more on that later). It reminded us

Thursday, 15th May, 2008 9:49am

By Sally Perry with one comment

The Bees: Enter The Steam Rooms For The Radio 6 Mix (Video)

The Bees: Enter The Steam Rooms For The  Radio 6 Mix (Video)

This coming Sunday, The Bees will be launching their latest offering, The Bees Sound Selection up in the big smoke (at the Lock Tavern in Camden no less). Album launches are always proceeded by media

Thursday, 15th May, 2008 9:10am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Walk The Wight: Sponsor Team VB

Walk The Wight: Sponsor Team VB

This Sunday sees Walk the Wight, the annual sponsored walk aimed to raise much needed funds for the Island’s only hospice, The Earl Mountbatten Hospice. Last year, our youngest VentnorBlogger, Alpha, braved the rain and

Wednesday, 14th May, 2008 6:10pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Enchanted Manor, Niton In AA B&B Final Three: Update

Enchanted Manor, Niton In AA B&B Final Three: Update

The Enchanted Manor in Niton has made it to the last three for the AA’s Funkiest B&B Awards, which will culminate in the top prize being presented at London’s Mandarin Oriental hotel on 4th

Wednesday, 14th May, 2008 5:38pm

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

IW Walking Festival: Tennyson Trail Walk

IW Walking Festival: Tennyson Trail Walk

Many thanks to Chris Jarman for sending through photos and a short review of a walk he took part on a couple of weeks ago. Ed On the 4th May Elizabeth Hutchings and I escorted

Wednesday, 14th May, 2008 4:05pm

By Chris Jarman with one comment

Niton Eco-Bag Arrives

Niton Eco-Bag Arrives

Well done to those in Niton who have organised themselves into getting their first batch of plastic-bag replacements delivered. The design on the bag was the product of a competition held at Niton Primary school

Wednesday, 14th May, 2008 1:35pm

By Simon Perry

Don’t Chance It: Get Your Tickets Now

Don’t Chance It: Get Your Tickets Now

Tickets are still available for The Chancers’ first gig of the year at Newport FC this Saturday night. What better way to finish of a cup final day than at a football ground? The Chancers, who

Wednesday, 14th May, 2008 1:19pm

By Sally Perry

Skate Liberation Fundraiser CD

Skate Liberation Fundraiser CD

The number of Island-based bands and musicians who have come on board for the Save Ventnor Skate Park fundrasing CD has been amazing.

Wednesday, 14th May, 2008 10:23am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Rainbow Chasers

Rainbow Chasers

A welcome return visit for Ashley Hutchings’ Rainbow Chasers, who sold out at Quay Arts last year. “The Guv’nor”, as he is affectionately called, is joined by three highly talented musicians, Joe Topping (guitar

Wednesday, 14th May, 2008 9:51am

By Marian Covington