News from the East Wight

If you’re interested in news from around the East of the Isle of Wight, this is the place to find it. If you’ve got a story lead, or have news from your part of the Island that you’d like us to share with our readers, get in touch.

Balfour Beatty/Mansell: Isle of Wight closure under consultation

Balfour Beatty Mansell Ryde Office - Google Street View

News has emerged that Balfour Beatty, or Mansell as they used to be known on the Isle of Wight, are in consultation with their staff over jobs. Under discussion is the closure of their Island office.

Friday, 27th November, 2015 7:04pm

By Simon Perry with 14 readers' comments

A busy month for Ryde Harriers

Ryde Harriers x country - men Nov 2015

November has seen a whole load of weather conditions to test the resolve of runners but there have been excellent attendances for the range of club night runs and race on the program for Ryde Harriers in November.

Friday, 27th November, 2015 2:53pm

By Tom Blackwell

Boom! Safely-detonated 1,500lb WWII mine shakes houses as far as Ryde (Update: Photos & Video)

Mine exploded off Bembridge - 27 Nov 2015

'Earthquake?!' was the reader's email that drew our attention to a major explosion that (safely) occurred 1.5Km off Bembridge this morning - and she was in Ryde! Here's what's know about it ...

Friday, 27th November, 2015 1:00pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Island Line trains suspended until at least midday (Update 2)

Islandline trains

No trains until midday due to an electrical fault.

Friday, 27th November, 2015 7:25am

By Sally Perry with one comment

After 38 years, Isle of Wight commuter makes his last crossing

L-R Melvyn Jackson, Captain Graeme Bissett, George Terry, Captain Mark O’Ferrall and David Hall

Wightlink bid farewell to George Terry during his last commuter crossing to Portsmouth, where he's worked for the last 38 years. There were croissants and orange juice for all passengers to bid him farewell.

Thursday, 26th November, 2015 12:11pm

By Karen Woods

Isle of Wight musicians all set for the Winter LudFest

Red Sqwrl performing at quay arts

The King Lud is hosting a day and evening of live music, with all musicians donating their time free of charge, to help raise money for the IW Young Carers 'My Time' project.

Thursday, 19th November, 2015 8:37am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Football Mundial League football results for 17th November

Football mundial

The Football Mundial Isle of Wight (Ryde) 6-a-Side League results for 17th November 2015.

Thursday, 19th November, 2015 7:02am

By Tom McDonough

World champions compete on the Isle of Wight (in a sport you may never have heard of!)

Shove 'ha penny competitors

The series of friendly matches attracted past and present world champions to Ryde on the Isle of Wight, but can you guess what the sport is?

Wednesday, 18th November, 2015 4:25pm

By John Sands with one comment

Campfire sessions are your chance to get involved in ‘Shaping the Bay’

Campfire sessions

Share your ideas about how to improve the Bay by joining in at the The Campfire Sessions & Firepit Forums. Check the dates and pop them in your diary.

Wednesday, 18th November, 2015 8:09am

By Claire Hector with 2 readers' comments

Appley WI look back over the last year

Appley tower

Appley WI reflect on the year gone by at their Annual Meeting.

Wednesday, 18th November, 2015 7:34am

By Judith Lazell

Ryde resident convicted for secretly filming boys in a public toilet and more

salisbury law court - google maps - will clark sex offender

This man who was living in Pell Lane, Ryde has been sentenced to 28 months in prison after he was found guilty of secretly filming boys and men in a public toilet and downloading almost 1,000 indecent images.

Friday, 13th November, 2015 1:56pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight pre-school jumps from ‘Inadequate’ to ‘Good’ in six months

Thumbs up - young boy:

Three cheers for staff and pupils at this Isle of Wight pre-school who have managed to improve their provision from 'Inadequate' to 'Good' in half a year.

Thursday, 12th November, 2015 11:03am

By Sally Perry