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.

Local NHS Volunteer Service shortlisted for national Helpforce Champions Awards 2019

Student Volunteers at St. Mary's Hospital

The service has been selected for their work in supporting NHS services on the Island and the unique relationship they have grown with Island schools and the Isle of Wight College

Wednesday, 16th October, 2019 11:30am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with one comment

Councillor resigns from planning committee following decision on huge retail and leisure complex (updated)

artists impression of st georges park development

Following the vote, Cllr Jones-Evans resigned from the planning committee

Wednesday, 16th October, 2019 8:35am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 10 readers' comments

WightFibre announces all-new ultrafast, full-fibre broadband in East Cowes

wightfibre workmen putting in cable in street

Over 1,445 homes in East Cowes can now experience speeds up to 900Mb as WightFibre’s Gigabit Island Project rollout continues

Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 3:35pm

By Zoe Stroud

Two charged over Isle of Wight knifepoint robbery and assault

Police cells

The robbery and assault was reported to have taken place just before 1am on Sunday morning in Ryde

Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 3:01pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Eight days to help shape GP services, say Isle of Wight CCG

computer keyboard and paperwork

The CCG would like to make a decision by mid-November, so are asking patients to take part in a survey which closes next week

Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 2:48pm

By Mark Wingham

Letter: Uplifting experience shows there’s ‘still hope for humanity’

kerstine voight

Kerstin shares details of an uplifting experience she had this morning, which gives her "hope that in these darker times (yes, I mean Brexit) there is still hope for humanity out there"

Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 2:20pm

By Kerstin Voigt with one comment

Pupils and staff raise over £900 for Mountbatten on Go Yellow Day

Mr Matthew Quinn, Executive Principal, Mrs Dani Johnson, Head of Fundraising, Mountbatten, Students: Lewis, Amelia, Grace and Rachel

Pupils and staff took part in Mountbatten's Go Yellow Day last week, raising over £900 in the process

Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 12:32pm

By Glynis Hutchings

Isle of Wight Milk will protect heritage and ensure fair price for dairy farmers

Kaysie Reed Matt Elliott and Kirsty Lee SouthernCo-op Paul Griffin Jodie Reed and Mark Reed

New brand of milk launched as a way to protect the Island's heritage, ensure farmers get a fair price for their milk and to lessen the impact on the environment by reducing travel distances

Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 11:53am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight residents claiming out of work benefits rises

Queue of people graffiti:

There’s been a small rise in the number of Isle of Wight residents claiming out of work benefits, and a rise since the same time last year.

Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 10:41am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Concerns over plans by same group responsible for unauthorised clearance of hedges and flora at Scotchells Brook

The bridleway and flora

Residents have until Friday to have their say on plans by the developer who has an enforcement notice against them for clearing hedges, flora and fauna near Scotchells Brook, Lake without authorisation

Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 8:45am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

‘Perfect storm’ being created for those using mental health and learning disability services

radar - depressed woman

The Care Quality Commission say growing pressures on access and staffing risk creating ‘perfect storm’ for people using mental health and learning disability services

Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 6:52am

By John Scott

Northwood Parish Council say there’s ‘not local need’ for additional housing

northwood planning

The Parish Council say the development would "contribute to an undesirable ribbon development, creating urban sprawl in an area where development would not be supported"

Monday, 14th October, 2019 5:03pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment