News from the East

If you’re interested in news from around the East of the Island, 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.

Four arrested following brutal ‘stamping’ attack on pub staff

Police standing by vans:

A man in his 60s and another in his 30s were left with bruising and in severe pain after a brutal attack by so-called customers.

Monday, 2nd March, 2015 7:39pm

By Sally Perry

Letter: Concerns that housing development could increase risk of flooding

Haylands surveyors

Fred Dawson of Haylands is concerned about the impact a large housing development on farmland in Ryde could cause.

Monday, 2nd March, 2015 12:58pm

By Fred Dawson

Bookfair raises much needed funds for community library

Bembridge Library

The recent bookfair at Bembridge Library was very successful in raising monies for the community library. Don't miss the Easter Coffee Morning next month.

Monday, 2nd March, 2015 7:35am

By Richard Beet

From tube station meanderer to head mouse catcher on the Isle of Wight

Jubilee cat from London

With the Isle of Wight being a major animal-loving community we know you'll love this story of a moggie swapping its life in a London tube station for one as head mouse catcher at stables in Ryde.

Friday, 27th February, 2015 10:54am

By Lydia Ellis

Praise for former head of Ryde Academy from Ofsted

Ryde High School (from Google Street View)

Dr Fox received praise from the Ofsted inspector who visited in January. They also said the Trust had not provided the Academy with enough targeted support.

Thursday, 26th February, 2015 12:44pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Campaign to save ice rink ramps up

Save our rink children

Hundreds showed their support for the ice rink over the weekend and a newly-formed Steering Committee is exploring the idea of a CIC taking over the lease.

Thursday, 26th February, 2015 12:21pm

By Sally Perry

Police appeal after man found unconscious in lay-by

Emergency call:

Police have issued an appeal to taxi drivers who may be able to help after a man was found unconscious in lay-by in Newport on Saturday morning.

Thursday, 26th February, 2015 11:27am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Wight Noize Promotions present Ocasan and support

Ocasan the band:

The Isle of Wight's music college, Platform One, are putting on an event this Friday at Coburgs in Ryde with mainland band ‘Ocasan'.

Wednesday, 25th February, 2015 2:14pm

By Fifi Holley

Ryde Harriers host all-Island running club meet

Ryde harriers night time race

Ryde Harriers had the honour of hosting the most recent of the All-Island running club meet ups with 56 runners from a host of clubs across the Island meeting at Ryde Rowing club to show the unity and friendliness of athletics.

Tuesday, 24th February, 2015 11:40am

By Tom Blackwell

Save our Ice Rink campaigners to host rally on Sunday

John Giddings planet ice

Supporters are encouraged to make banners and placards and head to Ryde Arena on Sunday from 3pm for a rally to raise awareness and support for the ice rink that is under threat of closure.

Saturday, 21st February, 2015 12:15pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Ryde Academy pupils take on the Research Challenge at Southampton University

Ryde Academy Students Southampton University

A Research Challenge for fifteen Ryde Academy Year 10 students took place at the University of Southampton earlier this month. It was a great opportunity for all.

Friday, 20th February, 2015 8:49am

By Nat Nelson

Ryde Harriers: Island athletes head for Bournemouth

Hampshire cross-country league king park

The 2014/15 Hampshire cross-country league season came to a close with the fifth and final fixture held at Kings Park in Bournemouth on the second weekend in February.

Thursday, 19th February, 2015 5:53pm

By Tom Blackwell