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.

FreeQuay 2007: Review

FreeQuay 2007: Review

If you missed the FreeQuay event on Saturday night …. you definitely missed out. Well done to the organisers of the exhibition and event. Once again, Quay Arts played host to a diverse slice

Wednesday, 18th July, 2007 2:55pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Skyline Heroes Play Yates

Skyline Heroes Play Yates

Ventnor boys, Skyline Heroes will be playing at Yates in Newport tonight. They seem to have been getting some great gigs over the past few months and I wonder how long it’ll be before

Wednesday, 18th July, 2007 2:04pm

By Sally Perry

Every Little Helps – Local Shops

Every Little Helps – Local Shops

There’s a video relevant to Ventnor that came out earlier this month, about how local shops are disappearing due to the relentless march of the supermarkets – and how you can change this by

Wednesday, 18th July, 2007 8:33am

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Wild Oats, Weather Kings & The Hoops

Wild Oats, Weather Kings & The Hoops

This Friday night, The Development Suite at The Liquid Lounge have yet another a great lineup for your delectation. The Wild Oats, who I keep missing every time they play out, will be headlining, with

Tuesday, 17th July, 2007 6:30pm

By Sally Perry

In The Spotlight: Another Show Tonight

In The Spotlight: Another Show Tonight

Don’t forget that if you haven’t seen the wonderful production by Ventnor Theatre Group, In The Spotlight, there’s another chance tonight. The show starts at 7.30pm and you can buy tickets on the door. Drinks

Tuesday, 17th July, 2007 5:48pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

StreetStyle Festival: Bands Wanted For Competition

StreetStyle Festival: Bands Wanted For Competition

As we reported last week, there will be a Battle of the Bands competition at the first Ventnor StreetStyle Festival on 11th August to take place at Ventnor Skate Park. Here’s your chance to take

Tuesday, 17th July, 2007 4:29pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Ventnor Cricket Club Results and Fixtures

Ventnor Cricket Club Results and Fixtures

WEATHER MEANS ANOTHER BLANK SATURDAY FOR VENTNOR The weekend sunshine failed to save Ventnor’s Southern Electric Premier League match on Saturday. The New Forest Club’s saturated square was declared unfit for play following a

Tuesday, 17th July, 2007 10:17am

By Fiona Newnham with one comment

Shorwell Man Saves St Lawrence Beach Cleaners

Shorwell Man Saves St Lawrence Beach Cleaners

Many thanks to Peter Stephenson for his report on activities down at Binnel Bay back in May and again, last weekend. St Lawrence “¦ always a beautiful place to be … Beach Cleaning 2007 About 70-80

Tuesday, 17th July, 2007 10:10am

By Sally Perry

The Guardian Loves The Isle of Wight

The Guardian Loves The Isle of Wight

On Saturday the Guardian had a blitz of article on the UK as a destination for beach holidays – and the Isle of Wight came out in most of the pieces! By our quick straw

Monday, 16th July, 2007 4:50pm

By Simon Perry with 4 readers' comments

Acoustic Originals @ Quay

Acoustic Originals @ Quay

Tonight sees another Acoustic Originals event at Quay Arts. If you haven’t been to one before, the evenings have been created as a showcase for quality song writing on the Island. The

Monday, 16th July, 2007 2:14pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Abigail MacRobert: 1st Class Degree Graduate

Abigail MacRobert: 1st Class Degree Graduate

Well done to Ventnor based artist/photographer, Abi MacRobert for recently passing her fine art degree with first class honours. We were invited over to Portsmouth Uni last month to Abi’s end of year show and

Monday, 16th July, 2007 11:49am

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Carnival Week: Update

Ventnor Carnival Week: Update

Whoops, seems I got my dates mixed up and originally added an extra day onto the Carnival week. It does of course end on Saturday 18th August with the illuminated processions through town and

Monday, 16th July, 2007 11:16am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments