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.

Further cancellations on Wightlink ferry

Wightlink ferries from Spinnaker Tower by Auntie P

Following cancellations this morning due to staff sickness, Wightlink are having to cancel two more crossings later today.

Saturday, 19th April, 2014 11:52am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Police release CCTV images of attempted theft

Did you see this man who according to CCTV images attempted to steal a laptop from Co-op in Ryde.

Thursday, 17th April, 2014 3:47pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Discover some of the best Isle of Wight contemporary crafts at MAKE or BREAK

Make or Break artists' work:

There's going to be a fantastic range of contemporary crafts for sale at the MAKE or BREAK Fair this Friday and Saturday in Ryde.

Monday, 14th April, 2014 2:54pm

By Sally Perry

The Phoenix Choir return to Holy Trinity Bembridge

Phoenix Choir:

The Phoenix Choir will be performing at Holy Trinity Church on Saturday 26th April commencing at 7.30pm.

Monday, 14th April, 2014 9:12am

By Robin Burnett

Staff sickness leads to Wightlink cancellations

Wightlink ferries from Spinnaker Tower by Auntie P

The cancellations are due to short-notice sickness.

Saturday, 12th April, 2014 12:13pm

By Sam Woodman with 5 readers' comments

Decision on Royal York Hotel plans revealed

Royal York Hotel, Ryde by Benjamin Tonner

The proposal to redevelop the derelict hotel was well supported by the local business community.

Friday, 11th April, 2014 12:13pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Road re-opening in Shanklin delayed (updated)

Shanklin temporary traffic lights Mar 2014

The Island's first conversion of traffic lights to 'the new type' is due to complete this afternoon, after six weeks work.

Wednesday, 9th April, 2014 4:07pm

By Simon Perry

Easter Bonnet Parade at Bembridge Library

Among the highlights of this year’s Easter Coffee Morning to be held at Bembridge Community Library on Saturday 12 April from 10am to noon will be an Easter Bonnet Parade by children from Bembridge Primary School.

Wednesday, 9th April, 2014 12:14pm

By Richard Beet

Find out more about the ‘Evolution of Language’ at Cafe Scientifique

Mark Pagel

The Cafe Scientifique talks, which take place on the second Monday of the month, can add a couple of fascinating hours to your week.

Monday, 7th April, 2014 5:12pm

By Sally Perry

Shanklin hole in road: Find out how to get around it

Diversion road sign

Another hole appears in a Shanklin Road!

Monday, 7th April, 2014 11:48am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ryde Harriers run overseas in Brighton and Paris

Simon Newman

Spring marathon season is upon us and Ryde Harriers had a selection of runners taking part in both Brighton and Paris versions of the distance over the weekend.

Monday, 7th April, 2014 10:18am

By Tom Blackwell

Easter fun for 2-11 year olds with The Creation Station

Creation Station:

Looking for interesting things to do with the kids over the Easter holidays? Why not try Emma's craft sessions. They last for one hour and guarantee glue, glitter, paint and lots of fun for all. Book in advance to secure your place.

Friday, 4th April, 2014 6:53pm

By Sally Perry