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.

Food From The Land: Aldermoor Farm

Food From The Land: Aldermoor Farm

If you are interested in learning how to forage the land for food and take on some ancient hunting skills, Aldermoor Farm is to place to be this Saturday morning. Vav Simon is will be

Thursday, 22nd March, 2007 1:05pm

By Sally Perry

Fancy A Tandem Paraglide?

Fancy A Tandem Paraglide?

We all love something for nothing and this one caught Simon’s eye last week when he was flicking through the excellent FreeCycle site – more details about FreeCycle to follow. It’s a great opportunity to

Thursday, 22nd March, 2007 12:58pm

By Sally Perry

Bestival: The Ladies – Candie Payne, Marlena Shaw, Robyn, Bat For Lashes and more

Bestival: The Ladies – Candie Payne, Marlena Shaw, Robyn, Bat For Lashes and more

The Bestival joy just goes on and on …. adding to the list Simon just put out here’s some more news of the additions to the lineup. Candie Payne (who has been superbly supporting The

Wednesday, 21st March, 2007 6:10pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Bestival: Soul II Soul, Gossip, Carl Craig & Others Join Lineup

Bestival: Soul II Soul, Gossip, Carl Craig & Others Join Lineup

More news hits us of extra bands playing at Bestival this year. Not only have you got the amazing Beastie Boys, Chemical Brothers, etc … but added to that is … Gossip, who will be

Wednesday, 21st March, 2007 5:37pm

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments

Transcendental Meditation Retreat: My Perspective

Transcendental Meditation Retreat: My Perspective

As you know, I was lucky enough to take part in the Transcendental Meditation Retreat at East Dene in February. I’ve been meaning to write about my experiences there for some time, but – well

Wednesday, 21st March, 2007 3:14pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

DJ Format Crosses The Solent

DJ Format Crosses The Solent

I’m not going to attempt to write this in street slang (you’ll be glad to hear), as I’ll end up making myself look even more of an idiot than this poor lady … but this

Wednesday, 21st March, 2007 2:34pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Library Opening Times (Christmas 06)

Tess, Tanith and Matthew wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We close as usual at end of day 23rd Saturday and reopen 9.30 29th Friday We have a SPECIAL XMAS

Monday, 18th December, 2006 10:08pm

By Tess Jessop

Something Fishy Going On In Ventnor

Ventnor Angling Club are holding a 22 hour charity open competition with a first prize of £300 Starts 6pm Saturday and finishes at 4pm on Sunday – weigh-in will follow between 4.30 and 5pm at

Saturday, 25th November, 2006 1:48am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Dan Damage Memorial Gig and Book Launch

Dan Damage Memorial Gig and Book Launch

Large event to mark the contribution that Dan Damage made to the Isle of Wight live music scene.

Thursday, 12th October, 2006 9:40pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Ventnor Taxi

Every now and again we all need a taxi cab. Here’s the list of the ones that we know about. B & B Taxis 78a High Street Ventnor 855181 Charles-Niton Taxis 10 Pier Street Ventnor 853697 Chivertons Taxis 70 High Street Ventnor 853396 Randalls 32

Tuesday, 12th September, 2006 2:37pm

By Simon Perry

TOGETHER – A Ventnor Initiative

What follows is an edited version of PC Pete’s talk given at the Winter Gardens on 15 June 2006. Together is a project which will tackle problems that exist in Ventnor.

Thursday, 29th June, 2006 11:17am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Grand Opening in Ventnor

Grand Opening in Ventnor

The Wight Light Gallery will be hosting a grand opening of their extended gallery space at 6 Church Street Ventnor this Friday between noon and 5pm. A free glass of bubbly will be waiting for

Thursday, 18th May, 2006 10:21am

By Sally Perry