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.

Making Waves: Drew, Sessions, Scores and Spike

Making Waves: Drew, Sessions, Scores and Spike

Making Waves returns to Ryde Theatre this week with a superb lineup of local Island talent. Nitonian, Drew will be gracing the stage once again at The Venue. He was one of the first artists

Tuesday, 6th May, 2008 11:57am

By Rachael Brooks with 2 readers' comments

Buddy Brilliant! Ventnor Show A Great Success

Buddy Brilliant! Ventnor Show A Great Success

Congratulations to the Ventnor Theatre Group, for their spectacular performances of The Buddy Holly Story at the Ventnor Winter Gardens over the last few days. Based on comments left on the Blog and those emailed

Tuesday, 6th May, 2008 11:32am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

IW Walking Festival: Tuesday

IW Walking Festival: Tuesday

The Isle of Wight Walking Festival continues today with a great choice of walks around the Wight. Follow the links before for more details on each of the walks taking place

Tuesday, 6th May, 2008 9:02am

By Sally Perry

IW Walking Festival: Ventnor Heritage Walk This Morning

IW Walking Festival: Ventnor Heritage Walk This Morning

As part of the Island Walk the Wight Festival,the Ventnor Heritage Museum are hosting a walk this morning. Leading the walk will be Graham Bennett and for 2-2.5 hours, he walk up and down Ventnor

Tuesday, 6th May, 2008 8:34am

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Cricket Club: Results and Fixtures

VENTNOR HAMMER PURBROOK IN OPENING VICTORY Ventnor began their latest defence of the Southern Electric Premier League Division 2 title with a 117 run thumping of Purbrook on Saturday. The Islanders, aiming for a

Tuesday, 6th May, 2008 8:18am

By Graeme Burnett

Peekaboo Design Offers Web Developer Job

Peekaboo Design Offers Web Developer Job

Knowing that many of our readers are not only creative, but also technically adept, we thought you might be interested in this opportunity to join Ryde based design team Peekaboo. They’ve done some great

Friday, 2nd May, 2008 7:00pm

By Sally Perry

Ticket Competition Winners

Ticket Competition Winners

Thanks to everyone who entered our ticket competitions this week. The winner for the Koolwaters competition is Christian Harrison from Ryde who gave the correct answer that Marc Vedo’s hometown is Bristol. Terry Watkis from

Friday, 2nd May, 2008 5:37pm

By Sally Perry

STATEMENT ON MAN CLAIMING TO BE DOG WARDEN

Director of Environment and Neighbourhoods Stuart Love said “We have been made aware that a man claiming to be an Isle of Wight Council dog warden has been approaching dog walkers in parks in

Friday, 2nd May, 2008 5:01pm

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Ventnor Skate Park Progress

Ventnor Skate Park Progress

Thanks to the Ventnor Skate Park Group for this update on the latest position with saving the Ventnor Skate Park. Ed There’s been a lot of really positive moves for the Ventnor Skate Park since

Friday, 2nd May, 2008 4:38pm

By Ventnor Skate Park Group with one comment

RiverFest 2008

RiverFest 2008

Tomorrow sees the launch of the very first RiverFest. It takes place in Newport by the quayside and surrounding river area. There are tons of activities taking place over the day including a six mile river

Friday, 2nd May, 2008 4:31pm

By Sally Perry

Another One Night Stand: Smallbrook Stadium

Another One Night Stand: Smallbrook Stadium

The last in the list of gigs being organised by Nick Painless from Painless Parties (yes, ‘im again) takes place on the 23rd, this time at an altogether different venue. On the bill are the

Friday, 2nd May, 2008 12:02pm

By Rachael Brooks with one comment

FaceBook In The Real World: Funny Video

FaceBook In The Real World: Funny Video

We’ve all probably seen the rise of social networks and their replacement by others, as the fashion changes. Many devoted their lives to MySpace when it arose, collecting as many MySpace ‘friends’ as possible to

Friday, 2nd May, 2008 12:01pm

By Simon Perry