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.

Ventnor Youth Festival: Update

Ventnor Youth Festival: Update

Don’t forget to add the 11th August to your diary (well, hopefully that date is already in your diary, what I mean is stick this event into your diary). For it is the first

Thursday, 21st June, 2007 4:53pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Youth Games Athletes Get Standing Ovation At County Hall

Youth Games Athletes Get Standing Ovation At County Hall

Last night in the Council Chamber at County Hall, there was a standing ovation (from Councillors and the heavily packed public gallery) for the 26 members of the Isle of Wight Youth Athletics Team,

Thursday, 21st June, 2007 3:08pm

By Sal and Simon

Liz Earle and Kim Buckland Bag A Pair Of MBEs

Liz Earle and Kim Buckland Bag A Pair Of MBEs

Congratulations to Liz Earle and her fellow co-founder of Ryde based Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare, Kim Buckland, who were yesterday awarded MBEs in recognition of their services to the beauty industry. During the Working

Thursday, 21st June, 2007 10:41am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Nominate Local Buildings of Architectural or Historic Interest

Nominate Local Buildings of Architectural or Historic Interest

Whilst looking up the phone number for the local History Society on their website today (in response to Zetec’s query about a button he found in his garden) I noticed an interesting entry. “The Isle

Thursday, 21st June, 2007 8:00am

By Sally Perry

Report From Ventnor Town Council Meeting

I am usually the only member of public present, but this time I was joined by another member of the public, who sat at the back of the room and did not raise any

Wednesday, 20th June, 2007 10:00pm

By Mark Compton-Hall with 3 readers' comments

Shindig Launches In July

<strike>Shindig Launches In July</strike>

Postponed until further notice – due to illness and technical difficulties. The organisers of One Big Gig have plans to take the Island promotions scene by storm and are organising a number of high profile

Wednesday, 20th June, 2007 12:42pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Ventnor Skate Park: Update

Ventnor Skate Park: Update

If you’ve been past the skate park this week, you’ll have seen that there’s a digger down there now, levelling the ground and generally making the place look like a building site! The next

Wednesday, 20th June, 2007 12:09pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Green Ventnor: Episode Four

Green Ventnor: Episode Four

Excuse me for raising this delicate subject, but it’s too important an event to be organised by a few emotionally charged relatives and friends. Your funeral should reflect what you really valued in life.

Wednesday, 20th June, 2007 11:49am

By Brian Lucas

Meta 4 Play Quay Jazz Cafe

Meta 4 Play Quay Jazz Cafe

If you love Jazz, and we know there are many of you out there that do, then you need to check out the Quay Jazz Cafe in July. meta4 have been described as ‘one of

Wednesday, 20th June, 2007 10:52am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Lost and Found: Is Your Cat Playing Away?

Lost and Found: Is Your Cat Playing Away?

We’ve had an email in from one of our readers who seems to have been adopted by a young male tabby and white cat. They are not sure whether he is lost, or just looking

Wednesday, 20th June, 2007 10:33am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Fancy A Kick Around? Ventnor Football Club Needs You

Fancy A Kick Around? Ventnor Football Club Needs You

The Rew Valley Youth Football Club are on the lookout for new managers and players for the 07/08 season. The have five teams playing in the Isle of Wight Sunday League, with 90 players signed

Wednesday, 20th June, 2007 8:00am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Fake Bestival Tickets In Circulation On Isle of Wight: Beware

Bestival organisers have today announced that they are aware that a large number of fake Bestival tickets are circulating on the Island. In light of the IOW Rock Festival’s story last week re up to

Tuesday, 19th June, 2007 9:00pm

By Sally Perry