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.

Bestival: Island Band and DJ Competition Finalists

Bestival: Island Band and DJ Competition Finalists

Congratulations to the five bands and three DJs who have made it through to the Bestival Bands Competition. After winning the votes of the public, next week playing in front of an esteemed panel of

Tuesday, 10th June, 2008 9:55am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Giant Jacks? Who Knows The Official Name?

Giant Jacks? Who Knows The Official Name?

The cycling artist, Tina Mammoser has got in touch and is hoping our readers might be able to help with a query. Whilst on the Wight recently (sponsored by the excellent Vintage Vacations), as part

Tuesday, 10th June, 2008 9:06am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Ventnor Cricket Club: Results and Fixtures

VENTNOR SUFFER FIRST DEFEAT OF THE SEASON Ventnor’s winning start to the season came to an abrupt halt on Saturday after a six wicket defeat by Havant at Steephill. Dom Carson’s team ended

Tuesday, 10th June, 2008 8:34am

By Graeme Burnett

Revival @ Ventnor Park

Revival @ Ventnor Park

Just confirmed for three upcoming slots in the Ventnor Park Season of live music are jazz musicians, Revival. Described by one band member as a bunch of geriatrics (clearly he had his tongue firmly in

Monday, 9th June, 2008 2:33pm

By Sally Perry

Fusion: Issue 3 On The Street

Fusion: Issue 3 On The Street

The third issue of the youth led Fusion magazine is out now and available from various locations around the Wight.

Monday, 9th June, 2008 2:08pm

By Sally Perry

Electro Magnetic Workshop @Oakfield

Electro Magnetic Workshop @Oakfield

The Electro Magnetic Workshop who recently played Ventnor Park and Ryde Theatre for the album launch of The Shanklin Freak Show, will be making their way up to Ryde this coming Friday. They have been

Monday, 9th June, 2008 10:44am

By Rachael Brooks

That Jazz in Ventnor Park Today

That Jazz in Ventnor Park Today

The weather is gorgeous, so why not get out today and enjoy some free music in beautiful surroundings? As part of the music in the park season at Ventnor Park, today’s offering will be That

Sunday, 8th June, 2008 10:37am

By Sally Perry

IOW Artists Open Studios

IOW Artists Open Studios

It’s almost that time of year again, when the general public get a chance to tour around the studios of the Island’s talented artists. Each year the Council’s Arts Unit and Quay Arts team up

Saturday, 7th June, 2008 2:28pm

By Rachael Brooks with one comment

Ryde Theatre: What’s The Future?

Ryde Theatre: What’s The Future?

Rick Stanbridge is one of the key players in keeping live music alive on the Wight. Along with a handful of others, against the odds, they have worked incredibly hard over the last 2-3

Friday, 6th June, 2008 4:45pm

By Rick Stanbridge with 3 readers' comments

Petrol/Diesel Price Updates

Petrol/Diesel Price Updates

Given the ongoing price hikes of petrol and diesel (oil is approaching $134 per barrel) and news that the Isle of Wight has the most expensive in the UK we thought you’d appreciate regular

Friday, 6th June, 2008 4:02pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

OPEN MIC COMEDY: Coming This Month

OPEN MIC COMEDY: Coming This Month

After a threat from his wife to do it properly or ‘give me a rest’, Richard Quigley initiated the open mic comedy at Quay Arts and now, eight months on, it’s going from strength

Friday, 6th June, 2008 2:16pm

By Marian Covington

Ventnor Library Reading Group: Graham Greene

Ventnor Library Reading Group: Graham Greene

Ventnor Library’s Reading Group met at the St Boniface Arms this week to discuss the works of Graham Greene. Our next books will be Clare Morrall’s Astonishing Splashes of Colour and C J Sansom’s Winter

Friday, 6th June, 2008 2:02pm

By Tess Jessop