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.

Ofsted praise for tuition centre

Thumbs up:

Strong leadership has been cited as leading to good English, mathematics and science. Well done to all involved.

Friday, 1st May, 2015 1:01pm

By Sally Perry

Don’t miss the Big Art Auction deadline


Don't forget to bid for your favourite piece(s) of artwork in the Big Art Auction. You can see the work in person tomorrow at Wight Trash World in Ryde or bid online.

Wednesday, 29th April, 2015 3:36pm

By Sally Perry

Ryde junior rowers compete in Inter-Regional Championship Regatta

J16 Coxed Four Racing at the Junior Inter-Regional Regatta April 2015

Junior rowers from Ryde were racing against some some of the top Junior crews in the country at the weekend, Well done to them for their great efforts.

Tuesday, 28th April, 2015 10:52am

By Steve Bull

Temporary bridge for Shanklin Cliff Lift being considered

Shanklin Cliff Lift

The Isle of Wight Council is looking at installing a temporary bridge to enable Shanklin Cliff Lift to open before the summer school holidays in July.

Monday, 27th April, 2015 5:03pm

By IW Council Press Office

Appeal after police vehicle involved in Sandown collision

Police tape

Police are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the road traffic incident in Sandown on Friday.

Monday, 27th April, 2015 11:54am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Shanklin Sandown RC: Southampton Head of The River Race

Ladies novice

Some great performances from rowers of Shanklin Sandown Rowing Club at the Southampton Head of The River Race last weekend.

Friday, 24th April, 2015 1:24pm

By James Pickett

Man found dead at home by partner


Our sincerest thoughts are with the family, friends and colleagues of the man found dead by his partner last week.

Friday, 24th April, 2015 9:20am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Island woman responsible for one of the fastest growing petitions of the year

Katie Hopkins

Driven by her revulsion of talk of gunboats against people drowning, Sandown-born woman created "one of the fastest growing petitions of 2015" on

Thursday, 23rd April, 2015 3:54pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Another successful litter pick in Bembridge

Bembridge litter pick apr 2015

Well done to all who took part. Volunteers always needed.

Wednesday, 22nd April, 2015 4:12pm

By Jacqui McDade with one comment

Woman prevents burglar from leaving flat and calls police

Police lights

The Ryde resident arrived home to find the burglar still in her lounge. Police are keen to know if readers saw anyone acting suspiciously around the time of the attempted burglary.

Wednesday, 22nd April, 2015 2:46pm

By Sally Perry

Primary school cyclists to compete on Pearl Izumi course

Pearl Izumi Racing

Eight primary schools will battle it out to claim to have the best cycling team when the Pearl Izumi Tour Series arrives on the Island on 14 May.

Wednesday, 22nd April, 2015 10:43am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Ryde rowers take on Head of the River Race

Joe Groves

A small team from Ryde Rowing Club competed in the Southampton Coastal Head of the River Race.

Tuesday, 21st April, 2015 8:45am

By Steve Bull