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.

If you see Jellyfish on Isle of Wight beaches please let the MCS know

Box jellyfish on Sandown Beach by Ian Hardy

If you spot any Jellyfish on Island beaches, do let the Marine Conservation Society know. They're carrying out a survey of Jellyfish in British shores.

Monday, 29th June, 2015 3:03pm

By Sally Perry

Primary school ‘requires improvement’ says Ofsted


Although the overall rating from Ofsted is 'Requires Improvement', many strengths of the school's provision have been highlighted in the report.

Monday, 29th June, 2015 10:20am

By Sally Perry

Ryde Harriers take on ten mile club championships


The race saw 21 Ryde Harriers taking part.

Monday, 29th June, 2015 8:24am

By Dave Furmidge

Ryde Rowers head to Swanage for Regatta

Ryde Rowing June 2015 - Swanage Regatta

Great effort by all the teams from Ryde Rowing Club in the Swanage Regatta at the weekend.

Monday, 29th June, 2015 8:15am

By Steve Bull

Revised Hover timetable for next three weeks

Freedom 90 hovercraft hovertravel

Following damage to one of the Hovercrafts on Saturday night, Hovertravel are running a revised service for the next three weeks.

Monday, 29th June, 2015 6:56am

By Stephen Forster with 2 readers' comments

Pieces of eight for ‘Captain Lyn’ at Shipwreck Isle event

Lyn Blackledge - Barclays Hold-Up by Graham Reading

Don't forget your pieces of eight when heading to Shipwreck Isle event at Appley today (Sunday). There's lots to see and do between now and 6pm.

Sunday, 28th June, 2015 1:01pm

By Sally Perry

‘Major fault’ with propellor leads to hover service suspension (Update 3)

Hovertravel terminal

After what Hovertravel describe as 'a major fault' with a propeller, the entire service is suspended until at least 18.15 today (Sunday) whilst the situation is fully-assessed. An update is expected at 5pm.

Sunday, 28th June, 2015 10:04am

By Sally Perry

New CCTV appeal for missing holidaymaker from Wales

Michael Davies - missing man from wales

The family are devastated at the disappearance of 71-year-old Michael Davies from Blaina in Wales. He's been missing one month today, so new CCTV footage is released. Our thoughts are with Mr Davies' family at this difficult time.

Friday, 26th June, 2015 3:51pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Don’t miss the Ryde Arts Festival: Starts tonight

art on pier

The Festival kicks off with a free concert tonight at All Saints Church in Ryde featuring recorded memories of Ryde’s citizens and recorded sounds of the town.

Friday, 26th June, 2015 12:38pm

By Sally Perry

Sponsorship appeal from Rock Challenge finalists

Ryde Academy at Rock Challenge

Ryde Academy are appealing to any local organisations and businesses for sponsorship of the team and would be grateful for any help that could be given.

Thursday, 25th June, 2015 8:16am

By Nat Nelson

Meet Miss Crocus: One of ten wonderful Mennyms created in Ryde

Miss Crocus at the library

Jonathan was lucky enough to be involved in creating one of ten wonderful Mennyms which you can see during Ryde Arts Festival from Saturday. Here he shares the process of how Miss Crocus came into being.

Wednesday, 24th June, 2015 3:55pm

By Jonathan Dodd

More backing for Island Speedway


Another high-profile company gets onboard to support at Island Speedway.

Wednesday, 24th June, 2015 2:23pm

By Bryn Williams