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.

Five Shanklin Sandown Rowing club crews head to Dorset

Alex Robertson and Harry Miselbach :

Travelling to the idyllic riverside setting of Christchurch, Dorset for the annual Head of the Stour, Shanklin Sandown Rowing club were ably represented by five crews, over the two mile course.

Thursday, 26th March, 2015 7:36am

By Alex Robertson with one comment

Phlebotomy clinic open only in mornings for next two weeks

Closed sign by khawkins04

The change in operating hours is a result of staff sickness. Wishing the staff a speedy recovery.

Wednesday, 25th March, 2015 1:47pm

By Jo Cram with one comment

All candidates confirmed for Sandown Hustings

Hustings in action:

If you want to see in person how the prospective parliamentary candidates perform under questioning head to Sandown on 20th April.

Wednesday, 25th March, 2015 10:32am

By Jean Orman

Ofsted revisit Centre for excluded students

Thumbs up:

The inspector found the Centre is making reasonable progress to exit Special Measures.

Wednesday, 25th March, 2015 9:36am

By Sally Perry

More Isle of Wight hustings announced


If you're keen to hear what the prospective parliamentary candidates have to say, why not head to the Hustings being held by the Sandown Forum.

Monday, 23rd March, 2015 3:27pm

By Jean Orman with 7 readers' comments

Brading residents approve Neighbourhood Development Plan

Voters at Brading have approved a neighbourhood development plan for the area.

Friday, 20th March, 2015 3:23pm

By Sally Perry

Islandline trains back in service from Shanklin

Islandline trains - Filling between the new walls with material

One day ahead of schedule, the train service between Shanklin and Ryde St John's returns to normal service with an adjusted timetable ensuring later trains.

Friday, 20th March, 2015 8:39am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

WI members learn about ‘wet on wet’ oil painting

Sophia Flowers appley wi

Another interesting meeting for the Appley Women's Institute.

Thursday, 19th March, 2015 4:22pm

By Judith Lazell

Confrontation in pub leads to arrest

Police conferring

Police are appealing appealing for witnesses to the offender’s demeanour, both before and during this incident, to come forward.

Wednesday, 18th March, 2015 4:44pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 3 readers' comments

Ryde house, frozen in time, earns national attention for Isle of Wight photographer’s award-winning work

Zoe Barkers house of two sisters book:

Zoe Barker's award-winning 'House of Two Sisters' project is a vintage fan's dream. It's gained nation-wide attention, but also lots of chatter within the Island's Heritage Facebook Group.

Wednesday, 18th March, 2015 2:56pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Train running between Ventnor West, via Newport to Freshwater (sadly just a simulator video)

Simulator train travelling through St Lawrence

Grab yourself a cup of tea or a sandwich and watch this five minute video of the train running from Ventnor West, via Newport to Freshwater - Then dream of what it would be like if it actually existed.

Wednesday, 18th March, 2015 1:23pm

By Simon Perry with 16 readers' comments

Parking at Appley, Puckpool and Totland Broadway now in force – from 8AM

Parking meter expired

Following a decision by councillors last summer, charging at previously free car parks has now come into force.

Wednesday, 18th March, 2015 10:11am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments