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.

Don’t miss Isolation Row online Folk Festival this weekend and help raise money for Quay Arts


Isolation Row Folk Festival features some of the finest local performers, as well as mainland guests. Don't miss it this weekend

Thursday, 28th May, 2020 10:57am

By Sally Perry

Absolute Radio raid the Isle of Wight Festival archives for front room festival line-up

Rolling Stones performing at Isle of Wight Festival

Absolute Radio will broadcast 22 sets from Isle of Wight Festival from as far back as The Who in 1970

Thursday, 28th May, 2020 10:37am

By Katie Baptie

Government grant available for groups supporting victims of domestic or sexual abuse

domestic abuse

Isle of Wight groups supporting victims of domestic and sexual abuse are invited to bid for Government funding. Don't miss the 1st June deadline

Thursday, 28th May, 2020 10:04am

By The Office of Police and Crime Commissioner

Island Roads surveying condition of Isle of Wight roads in order to prioritise work

road scanner showing steps taken to separate drivers

The special vehicle will help Island Roads prioritise which roads to treat next. Where do you think they should go?

Thursday, 28th May, 2020 9:45am

By Gavin Foster with 11 readers' comments

Cowes Floating Bridge: As lockdown measures are eased guidance for using the bridge updated

floating bridge

As the lockdown measures are eased OnTheWight sought an update on use of the Cowes Floating Bridge. Details within

Thursday, 28th May, 2020 9:11am

By Sally Perry

Help shape the future of LGBTQ+ community by sharing your stories for new book

Peter Woodnutt - Silent Love

By sharing your LGBTQ+ stories of life on the Isle of Wight you will be helping to shape the future of the LGBTQ+ community across the country

Thursday, 28th May, 2020 8:44am

By Caroline Diamond

New award for high-achieving journalism students in memory of a champion of journalists’ rights

Bob Norris and Dominic Blake

The Bob Norris Award for Achievement recognises students who may not necessarily be the top performers in their year group, but who have achieved notable performance during their time at their place of study

Thursday, 28th May, 2020 8:25am

By Chris Taylor

Isle of Wight council opens applications Covid-19 discretionary grants for businesses falling through the gaps

fifty pound note

Cllr Stewart says that while there is some local discretion, there may be some exclusions where the council's hands are still tied by the overriding government criteria

Wednesday, 27th May, 2020 5:09pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Small rise in number of Isle of Wight Covid-19 cases

covid19 in test tube

The number of lab-confirmed Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases on the Isle of Wight has risen, as the UK figure reaches 267,240

Wednesday, 27th May, 2020 4:59pm

By Sally Perry

Here are the Isle of Wight towns keeping public toilets closed to avoid any ‘unnecessary risk’

desperate for the toilet sign

There is no specific guidance from the Government so town councils on the Isle of Wight have taken their own decisions on whether to keep public toilets closed or open. More details within

Wednesday, 27th May, 2020 4:25pm

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

Southern Vectis announces increase in Isle of Wight bus services

southern vectis new buses

Southern Vectis say they are responding to a rise in demand by re-introducing a number of services, and increasing the frequency of those they've have been running since lockdown began

Wednesday, 27th May, 2020 3:38pm

By Paula Good

Police widen search for missing man from Freshwater

matthew doyle

Matthew has not been seen since Monday and his family are concerned for his welfare after a bag of his belongings were found on Yarmouth Pier

Wednesday, 27th May, 2020 3:30pm

By Hampshire Constabulary