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.

Achievements recognised at Ryde Rowing Club Annual Dinner

Ryde Rowing Club 2015 awards

Congratulations to all at Ryde Rowing Club who played their part in the season's rowing championships.

Sunday, 4th October, 2015 11:50am

By Steve Bull

New Isle of Wight Cafe designed to help Island children living with illnesses or disabilities

Kids cafe sandown

A new cafe for children and their families affected by disability and illness will be opening in Sandown later this week. It aims to be an information hub for families to gain access to useful advice and support.

Thursday, 1st October, 2015 12:25pm

By Deborah Cherry

NHS England turn down appeal for pharmacy in Brading

Pharmacy signs

Residents say evidence submitted in support of a Pharmacy in Brading, has been ignored by the NHS England.

Thursday, 1st October, 2015 11:41am

By Sue Birch with 6 readers' comments

The French Choir of London perform Faure Requiem and French Motets at Quarr

quarr abbey

This free concert celebrates the fifth birthday of the French Choir of London and will be raising money for the restoration of the Cavaille–Coll Organ at Quarr Abbey Church.

Tuesday, 29th September, 2015 11:37am

By Sally Perry with one comment

95 year old Billie Sullivan wins Growing Old Disgracefully Award

Billie Sullivan

Billie Sullivan prides herself on keeping fit and happily tells people that she does the splits and paints the town red. Her positive, happy attitude is an inspiration to all.

Monday, 28th September, 2015 10:39am

By Anna Kleinman with one comment

Grand Designs Isle of Wight: HD Photos of this stunning £3.3m house

Fairways Isle of Wight - Design Lincoln Miles - Photography Julian Winslow

On Grand Designs Isle of Wight featured a stunning house that cost £3.3m to complete. OnTheWight has HiDef photos for you to marvel at.

Thursday, 24th September, 2015 1:18pm

By Simon Perry with 21 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Cafe Scientifique season returns next Monday


The season begins with what looks like a fascinating talk about how present day languages sound, compared to those spoken by our ancestors. No need to book, just turn up on the night.

Thursday, 24th September, 2015 8:05am

By Sally Perry

Police release CCTV images to help identify body of kayaker in Sandown (Update 2)

sandown beach

The images are very small, but may help someone who knows this man to identify him. Please pass around everyone you know.

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2015 3:54pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Island Roads to target busy roads in East Wight

Roadworks signs

Island Roads to carry out work they're contracted to do newsflash! Three busy stretches of road in the East Wight are shortly to be upgraded say Island Roads.

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2015 1:46pm

By Gavin Foster with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight speedway: Wightlink backs return to the Island

Speedway banner

Wightlink Ferries join the many other businesses that are supporting speedway’s return to the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2015 1:39pm

By Karen Woods with 2 readers' comments

Celebrate the Autumn Equinox and achieve bliss at group meditation event


Share mindfulness and a feeling of bliss with this group meditation event at brading Roman Villa on Wednesday afternoon. Beginners welcome.

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2015 9:59am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight pulls together to help homeless soldier

paul wright and kitchen

The outpouring of generosity from Islanders at the weekend for a homeless ex-serviceman arriving on the Island was incredible to watch. What fantastic community spirit the Island has.

Monday, 21st September, 2015 9:51am

By Sally Perry