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.

Taking part in St Helens car boot fair? New rules on arrival time revealed

car boot sale

If you are planning to take part in the St Helens car boot fair this Sunday, make sure you read this notice first.

Friday, 29th April, 2016 1:22pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

More night time roadworks planned after bank holiday

Roadworks - Single track traffic

One of the main routes into Ryde is to be upgraded shortly under the Highways PFI.

Thursday, 28th April, 2016 1:55pm

By Gavin Foster with one comment

New Wightlink ferry will use hybrid battery technology

New Wightlink Ferry

The new Wightlink ferry will have space for more than 1,000 people on board and will use hybrid battery technology, as well as conventional fuel, to reduce emissions and make the vessel quieter.

Thursday, 28th April, 2016 1:07pm

By Karen Woods with 20 readers' comments

Inspirational Music Movement to host Blues and Rock night

blues guitarist

Three Isle of Wight bands will be performing at this fundraising gig for the Aspire Inspirational Music Movement on 6th May.

Wednesday, 27th April, 2016 12:11pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Teenager arrested over Ryde assault


The 16 year old was arrested on suspicion of assault after a 46 year old man was left with swelling to his face, damage to his teeth and cuts to his head.

Wednesday, 27th April, 2016 10:02am

By Sally Perry

Ryde Academy student takes part in Queen’s birthday celebrations

Ryde Academy - Georgia and Mike

Ryde Academy student, Georgia Holmes, and school first aider, Michael Hine, both represented the Isle of Wight St John Ambulance Service at the Hampshire Civic Event at Winchester Cathedral on Sunday.

Wednesday, 27th April, 2016 6:59am

By Nat Nelson with one comment

A night of mischief, mayhem and rock in Ryde

Night of mayhem

Rachel Rocks has been out on the town again, hitting not one venue but two on Friday night. Check out her review of two events in Ryde.

Tuesday, 26th April, 2016 11:47am

By Rachel Rocks

Ryde Rocks across four venues showcasing young musical talent

the orders

Four events across four venues, all raising money for charity and showcasing young Isle of Wight talent.

Monday, 25th April, 2016 5:28pm

By Sally Perry

Young rowers compete in Isle of Wight Rowing Forum’s Junior Regatta

IWRF Junior Regatta 2016

Well done to all the young people who took part in the fifth Isle of Wight Rowing Forum’s Junior Regatta on Sunday (24th April).

Monday, 25th April, 2016 4:18pm

By Steve Bull with one comment

Body found off the Isle of Wight: Police launch investigation

Bembridge lifeboat

Police are investigating the discovery of a man's body in the English Channel off the coast of the Isle of Wight.

Monday, 25th April, 2016 9:17am

By Sally Perry

Watch video of Islanders celebrating HM The Queen’s 90th birthday

Christian Beasely - lighting the beacon at Carisbrooke 640

The weather stayed dry for the lighting of the Beacons across the isle of Wight on Thursday night. If you weren't able to attend, why not take five minutes to watch the ceremony at Carisbrooke.

Friday, 22nd April, 2016 12:11pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Road improvements for Lake and Sandown

road works

Residents have been informed of the works, some of which take place at night and some which will result in road closures.

Thursday, 21st April, 2016 11:49am

By Gavin Foster