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.

Ryde Arts Festival 2016 in full swing – what will you see?

Ryde Arts Festival

Today (Saturday) offers a great range of events taking place as part of the 2016 Ryde Arts Festival. Check out the latest exhibition by Isle of Wight artists, see fresh new theatre as part of a Ventnor Exchange pop-up and join in the Mardi Gras for their celebration of 400 years of Shakespeare.

Saturday, 25th June, 2016 10:34am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Best results of the season for Ryde Rowing Club

Ryde's winning Fours Crews at Newport Regatta + a couple of young supporters

There were some really great performances from the crews of Ryde Rowing Club at last weekend's Regatta Races on the Isle of Wight. Well done to you all.

Friday, 24th June, 2016 2:45pm

By Steve Bull

Cyclist in critical condition following collision with car – did you see incident?


Did you witness the collision between a cyclist and silver Ford Galaxy on Avenue Road, in Sandown on Thursday afternoon? If you have not already please contact police urgently to help with their investigation. The cyclist is currently in a critical condition.

Friday, 24th June, 2016 1:32pm

By Sally Perry

Police launch murder investigation into Shanklin death

two red roses

Police are treating one death as murder and the other as non-suspicious. Our thoughts are with family and friends at this very difficult time.

Thursday, 23rd June, 2016 5:36pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Shanklin Sandown Rowing Club celebrate wins at the Newport Regatta

Junior 16 squad from the J16 regatta

The regatta was an overwhelming success which saw Isle of Wight clubs pull off an enjoyable two day event.

Thursday, 23rd June, 2016 3:07pm

By Alex Robertson

Speedway: Warriors intent on defeating Kent’s Slyde Kings

Isle of Wight Speedway by Ian Groves

The Wightlink Warriors are hoping to see a big crowd tonight (Thursday) at Smallbrook Stadium as they aim to roar onto victory.

Thursday, 23rd June, 2016 12:49pm

By Bryn Williams

Local charity takes creative writing projects to school and care home in Ryde

henry bear on tour

An unwanted teddy bear for sale in a charity shop has been used to help bridge the between young and old in this inter-generational creative writing project.

Tuesday, 21st June, 2016 8:01am

By Hannah Griffiths with one comment

Man (77) and woman (83) found dead in Shanklin

police officer

Police launch an investigation into the deaths of a man and woman on the Isle of Wight.

Monday, 20th June, 2016 4:41pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Your chance to meet inspirational women in leadership

women in leadership

If you are aged 14 or above, don't miss this opportunity to meet inspirational women in leadership. Reserve your free ticket now.

Thursday, 16th June, 2016 7:43am

By Ra Hennessy

Ryde killing: Victim named


Police release the name of the man who died from a stab wound earlier this week.

Wednesday, 15th June, 2016 5:17pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Woman in custody for suspected Ryde murder

Police tape

A man was found dead in Ryde by police on Monday afternoon. The death is being treated as suspicious.

Tuesday, 14th June, 2016 9:12am

By Hampshire Constabulary

The Bestival Ryde Slide Is Back!

bestival ryde slide

Dust down your lilos, get your fancy dress thinking caps on, but most of all, make sure you clear the diary for 17th July because the Bestival Ryde Slide will be back in town.

Friday, 10th June, 2016 6:58am

By Aidan Byrne with one comment