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.

Praise for Isle of Wight primary school with Ofsted ‘Good’ rating

Happy smiley balls

Staff at the primary school have been praised by Ofsted as pupils make good progress.

Tuesday, 24th May, 2016 9:35am

By Sally Perry

‘Geek Club’ fundraise for mental health charity, MIND

Ryde Academy Geek Club

There are around 30 pupils in the Ryde Academy Geek Club, and they recently raised almost £200 for mental health charity MIND.

Monday, 23rd May, 2016 12:42pm

By Nat Nelson with one comment

Isle of Wight Jess Andrews qualifies for Rio Olympics

Jess Andrews

Former Sandown Bay pupil, Jess Andrews, ran the race of her life over the weekend and qualified to represent Great Britain in the Rio Olympics this summer. Go Jess!

Monday, 23rd May, 2016 12:24pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight hosts two Rowing Regattas

Ryde Rowing Club ladies novice by Graham REeading

Congratulations to all the rowers who took part in the two Rowing Regattas last weekend on the Isle of Wight. Steve Bull gives us a round-up.

Monday, 23rd May, 2016 11:48am

By Steve Bull

Dramatic cliff fall in Yaverland sparks emergency call out

Yaverland cliff fall

The unexpected cliff fall sparked a search for three people and emergency services are advising members of the public to avoid the area as the cliff face is still falling and not passable.

Sunday, 22nd May, 2016 11:43am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Stunning last gasp trophy win for injury-hit Warriors

Isle of Wight Speedway by Ian Groves

Bryn shares this latest report from Wightlink Warriors match against Mildenhall.

Friday, 20th May, 2016 11:42am

By Bryn Williams

Community rallies around after charity break-in: Can you help as well?

aspire doors

Many items were stolen last night from this fantastic charity that helps those in need. A GoFundMe page has been set up for donations to help replace the stolen items and repair damage. Can you help?

Thursday, 19th May, 2016 3:35pm

By Sally Perry

Vital donations raised for Roll Out The Barrel charity

rotb ryde academy

Money was raised earlier this year by pupils at Ryde Academy on World Water Day. The donations will help the women and children in Kasozi, Uganda who often have to carry 20kg of water over long distances.

Thursday, 19th May, 2016 1:38pm

By Nat Nelson

Kind-hearted Isle of Wight man wins the Internet today

man who helped elderly woman cross the road

As most of us rush along with our lives, sometimes it takes just one person to make us stop, take stock and realise that a simple act of kindness can make the day. This Isle of Wight man in the video below did just that and now there's a hunt on to find him.

Wednesday, 18th May, 2016 7:33am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Ryde road with unexpected ‘void’ now reopened (update 2)

ryde road closure

Expect for diversions and delays for up to 21 days in Ryde due to the discovery of another void in the road.

Tuesday, 17th May, 2016 9:48am

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Warriors aiming to tame invading Suffolk Tigers

Wightlink Islanders

Isle of Wight MP, Andrew Turner, will be heading to Island Speedway this Thursday to show his support for the Wightlink Warriors.

Tuesday, 17th May, 2016 8:34am

By Bryn Williams

Traffic snarled up in Ryde (updated)

road closure in ryde

If you're driving or travelling by bus through Ryde in the next couple of days expect delays due to road closures.

Tuesday, 17th May, 2016 8:15am

By Sally Perry