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.

Don’t Forget The Bluesroom This Saturday Night

Don’t Forget The Bluesroom This Saturday Night

I’m sure all your Blues fans out there already have this one in your diary, but just in case you forgot to order your tickets when I first posted it, one of New Zealand’s

Wednesday, 30th May, 2007 10:17am

By Sally Perry

FreeQuay Comes To Newport

FreeQuay Comes To Newport

The curators of Shopping Trolley are back on the scene, this time organising FreeQuay. Despite the name, there is nothing to be scared of about the week long event being held at Quay Arts

Wednesday, 30th May, 2007 10:07am

By Sally Perry

Island Youth Games: Seven Medals For The Isle of Wight

Island Youth Games: Seven Medals For The Isle of Wight

We highlighted Brogan’s gold win at the Youth Island Games last week and now bring you news of successes of the entire team. The Isle of Wight Youth team brought home seven medals in total

Tuesday, 29th May, 2007 4:48pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Spider Simpson Play Chicago Rock

Spider Simpson Play Chicago Rock

Queen of promotions, our Lauren up in Newport has managed to pull together a brilliant warm up night just prior to the Festival next week. On Thursday night (7th) kicking off from 6pm, if you

Tuesday, 29th May, 2007 12:58pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Bestival Workshops For Kids

Bestival Workshops For Kids

Excellent news for all those youngsters out there on the Island who want to channel some of their creative energy and have their work seen by all Bestival-goers. Maeve Smith is holding free workshops at

Tuesday, 29th May, 2007 11:10am

By Sally Perry

Andy Jones Plays The Festival

Andy Jones Plays The Festival

News reaches us that Andy Jones will be DJing at the Festival in a couple of weeks time. The organisers are playing it safe though, giving him not only Saturday morning (11am to 1pm)

Tuesday, 29th May, 2007 10:54am

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Joins List Clean Water Beaches

Ventnor Joins List Clean Water Beaches

Well done to Ventnor and the rest of the Island too, as each and every beach on the Isle of Wight has just been recommended for its water quality by the Marine Conservation Society. This

Tuesday, 29th May, 2007 8:00am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ventnor Library: Get Your Food, Glorious Food!

Ventnor Library: Get Your Food, Glorious Food!

This coming Thursday, between 10.30 and 11.45 bring your nippers down to Ventnor Library for some Food, Glorious Food! Don’t worry, the Library is not about to start stocking milk and bread, we’re talking

Monday, 28th May, 2007 7:02pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Town Council Rejects Mill Bay

Did you know that Ventnor Town Council rejected the Conservation Area Consent to knock down and redevelop The Mill Bay Inn, The Esplanade on 14 May? They stated that the proposed redevelopment of this site

Sunday, 27th May, 2007 2:39pm

By Simon Perry with 4 readers' comments

New Ventnor Mayor Named

New Ventnor Mayor Named

Susan Scoccia is the new mayor of Ventnor. She was sworn in last night in a glorious ceremony on the upper floors of Winter Gardens, while the assembled Ventnorians gather below on the terrace,

Saturday, 26th May, 2007 6:37am

By Simon Perry with 9 readers' comments

Delta T and Aaron Fletcher Play Development Suite

Delta T and Aaron Fletcher Play Development Suite

Sunday night at the Development Suite sees the brilliant Delta T perform a live set at Liquid Lounge in Ryde. Having seen them perform at the Godshill Show last year, I can definitely recommend

Friday, 25th May, 2007 12:38pm

By Sally Perry

Island Bands Play Isle of Wight Festival

Island Bands Play Isle of Wight Festival

Following the announcement last week that Siniez are to play on the main stage of the Isle of Wight Festival, we bring you news of the other acts who have been shortlisted from the

Friday, 25th May, 2007 11:35am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments