The Middle East, the credit crunch... there's no shortage of bad news. Fortunately the news from the Isle of Wight is rather more comforting:
Town councillors have given the green light to demolish Yarmouth's public toilets at Bridge Road and replace them with new ones.
Fire crews put out a small fire in the bedroom of a Ryde flat on Sunday. Two pumps, police and ambulance crews went to the property. Nobody was injured.