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.

Live music in Ryde just keeps on getting better

seb clark

If you're into the alternative live rock and metal scene you don't need to travel to the mainland to get your regular dose. You can check it out right here on the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 10th February, 2016 1:04pm

By Rachel Rocks

Island Line: KILF respond to DfT consultation

Island line train

The comprehensive response by the group campaigning to keep Island Line in the south western franchise has been submitted to the Department for Transport.

Wednesday, 10th February, 2016 9:47am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Busy times at Smallbrook Stadium ahead of Spring Speedway fixtures

wightlink warriors painting

Latest news from Isle of Wight Speedway.

Tuesday, 9th February, 2016 1:38pm

By Bryn Williams

Last chance to have your say on the future of Island Line

island line train pier head

You have until 11.45pm on Tuesday to get your response to the Island Line consultation in. If the line is forced out of the franchise it could have a detrimental effect on the Island's economy. Make sure you let the DfT know your feelings.

Monday, 8th February, 2016 5:53pm

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

‘I’ve got a chainsaw in the boot if that’s any help’

cowleaze tree down Simon Newton Bonchurch Landscapes

A great tale of Simon Newton helping out when a tree came crashing down, blocking the Ventnor to Shanklin road.

Monday, 8th February, 2016 3:38pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Brading Haven Yacht Club shortlisted for RYA Club of the Year Award 2016

Brading sailing club

Well done to everyone who have worked so hard at Brading Haven Yacht Club in St Helens to reach the top five shortlist.

Monday, 8th February, 2016 3:06pm

By Gemma Wall with one comment

Isle of Wight council respond to Island Line consultation

John Metcalfe - Now CEO of Isle of Wight council - 25 Nov 2015

The Isle of Wight council have submitted their formal response to the DfT public consultation on the future of Island Line. Read the letter from CEO, John Metcalfe.

Monday, 8th February, 2016 11:21am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Garnett Report: MP responds

Andrew Turner at House of Commons - 11 Jan 2016

It's the MP's turn to have his say in the hotly-anticipated Garnett Report on the future of Island Line.

Friday, 5th February, 2016 4:00pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 8 readers' comments

Postponed: Your chance to find out more about fusion energy

EPS10 vector square techno design

Come along and find out more about how robotics research has significantly changed in the last ten years. You'll be able to see the hardware in person.

Friday, 5th February, 2016 10:46am

By Pam Ash

KILF response to Garnett report: Some welcome, some disagreement

balance scales

The group set up to save Island Line, KILF, has responded to the release of the Garnett Island Line report, raising interesting points.

Friday, 5th February, 2016 10:24am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

AET comes under fire from Ofsted again

pupils using laptops

The Dept for Education certainly isn't very happy with AET at the moment. Their letters to them are becoming ever more stern, telling them to raise standards. Happily, Island their IW schools are on the way up.

Thursday, 4th February, 2016 6:51pm

By Sally Perry

Man with ‘Cocaine’ top and metal bar, robbed convenience shop

welcome store sandown google streetview with robber border

Police are hunting for a man who, armed with a metal bar, robbed the Welcome Store in Sandown on Monday night. Do you recognise him?

Wednesday, 3rd February, 2016 10:46am

By Hampshire Constabulary

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