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.

Police renew appeal following serious assault on Appley beach

British Transport police

Police renew their appeal for mobile phone footage of the assault that took place on Monday evening in Ryde.

Friday, 22nd July, 2016 2:44pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

The One Show joins the search for Robbie Gibson

robbie gibson montage

Next Monday will be six weeks since Robert (Robbie) Gibson was last seen on CCTV in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight. The search for Robbie will move onto our TV screens on Monday's episode of The One Show.

Friday, 22nd July, 2016 8:58am

By Sally Perry

Play Lane Millennium Green awarded Green Flag for fifth year

millenium green

The area of oak woodland and open spaces become a favourite spot for dog walkers and ramblers, as well as being used as a pleasant shortcut between Binstead and upper Ryde.

Thursday, 21st July, 2016 10:00am

By Brian Harris with 2 readers' comments

Police appeal for mobile phone footage of assault as another teen arrested

iphone 6

Another teenager has been arrested in connection with the assault on a 26 year old man from Ventnor. Police are appealing for anyone who may have filmed the incident to get in touch.

Wednesday, 20th July, 2016 4:17pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Shanklin Sandown Rowing Club take on Southsea Regatta

SSRC Alex Robertson

Good performances from members of the Shanklin Sandown Rowing Club at last weekend's Southsea Regatta.

Wednesday, 20th July, 2016 12:54pm

By Alex Robertson

Isle of Wight primary school ‘requires improvement’ says Ofsted

coloured pencils

Ofsted inspectors found many strengths at the Isle of Wight primary school, but also highlighted where improvements need to be made.

Wednesday, 20th July, 2016 8:51am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight home for people with disabilities gets positive overall rating

disabled teen

Staff at this care home for people with disabilities treat them with dignity and respect and work hard to develop caring and positive relationships with those they care for.

Wednesday, 20th July, 2016 8:33am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Change of Gov Ministers brings hope for Island Line trains

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The group campaigning to keep Island Line within the wider franchise is urging the new rail minister, Paul Maynard, to ensure the Isle of Wight is treated equitably.

Tuesday, 19th July, 2016 4:08pm

By Chris Quirk

Man from Ventnor hospitalised following assault in Ryde

Emergency call:

Did you witness a group of men fighting on Appley Beach in the early hours of the morning? Police are keen to hear from any witnesses after one man was hospitalised.

Tuesday, 19th July, 2016 3:42pm

By Sally Perry

Female crew performs the best at Southsea Regatta

RRC Ladies Junior Four - A crew Southsea Regatta

After a short hop across the Solent, the Ladies Coastal Junior Four from Ryde Rowing performed the best at the Southsea Regatta last weekend.

Tuesday, 19th July, 2016 9:50am

By Steve Bull

Ryde road closed due to ‘void in the carriageway’

ryde street closure

Watch out for diversions in Ryde as part of Newport Street is closed whilst a void in the road is repaired.

Monday, 18th July, 2016 3:50pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

What do you do during a zombie apocalypse? Watch Burlesque of course

ASM Photography Sugar the Rim

Not for the faint-hearted, the Lunar Hex marked a zombie apocalypse last Saturday night in Ryde. Survivors were treated to an evening of Gorelesque Burlesque, live music, spoken word, drag and lots of glitter.

Friday, 15th July, 2016 9:40am

By Rachel Rocks