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.

Police issue reassurance over Culver Cliff incident (Updated)

Police standing by vans:

The scene is cordoned off, however the access road to Culver Haven and the monument can still be used. Police ask the public to be patient while they deal with this incident.

Saturday, 27th August, 2016 12:30pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

12-inch water main bursts in Ryde (updated)

Burst Water Main map - 27 Aug 2016

At its peak the burst water main has affected around 3,000 properties in Ryde. Southern Water are working to reroute supplies to bring water in from other areas.

Saturday, 27th August, 2016 9:12am

By Simon Perry with 5 readers' comments

Have you been inside The Defenceless Container yet?

defenceless container bunker

Did you know the Solent was until recent years the largest oyster fishery in Europe? This art installation in a former WWII bunker acts to remind people about the impending devastation of our oceans and how its future can be changed.

Wednesday, 24th August, 2016 8:01am

By Feature Writer with 2 readers' comments

Inside St Helens Fort: You’ve walked around it – Now explore inside (video)

inside st helens fort - urban explorers

As we know, the St Helens Fort Walk's popularity is growing. But have you seen inside? This spooky video takes you there.

Tuesday, 23rd August, 2016 6:58pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Rowers for Shanklin Sandown take on BTC Regatta

Mens Junior Four, 2nd in the final

Following the final Regatta of the Hants and Dorset ARA season, Shanklin look forward to the season finale at the South Coast Rowing Championships at Herne Bay, in two weeks time.

Tuesday, 23rd August, 2016 8:10am

By Alex Robertson

CQC rating for Isle of Wight Health Centre

hand washing

Following previous concerns about infection control at this Isle of Wight Health Centre, the CQC are now satisfied that effective policy and training are in place.

Monday, 22nd August, 2016 5:27pm

By Sally Perry

High winds affect the last Hants & Dorset ARA Regatta

Ryde's Junior Ladies Four at BTC Regatta

Well done to the Ryde Rowing Club's Ladies Junior crew who performed well at the last regatta of the Hants & Dorset ARA Regatta last weekend.

Monday, 22nd August, 2016 12:56pm

By Steve Bull

Burst mains leads to no water for Isle of Wight residents

water bottles

Many residents in Wootton and Ryde have been without water over the past two days due to burst water mains.

Monday, 22nd August, 2016 11:18am

By Sally Perry

St Helens Fort Walk 2016: Your Photos

St Helens Fort Walk 2016 Wight Drone

Islanders attempted the Bembridge and St Helens Fort Walk at several points across the weekend. See some of the photos that have been shared with OnTheWight.

Monday, 22nd August, 2016 10:56am

By Simon Perry with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight coastal flooding possible overnight/tomorrow

Isle of Wight flood warning - 19 Aug 2016

A warning for possible flooding in coastal areas of the Isle of Wight was issued late this afternoon.

Friday, 19th August, 2016 6:33pm

By Simon Perry

Fort Walk: Bembridge RNLI’s 2 min must-watch safety video and tips

Alan Doe, Coastal Safety Officer at RNLI Bembridge

Alan Doe from Bembridge RNLI has shared this great, short safety tips video with OnTheWight. The tips given are also listed below. If you know of friends or family who are thinking of doing the walk - pass it on - Safety first.

Friday, 19th August, 2016 11:30am

By Simon Perry with one comment

Art school friends reunite 30 years later for exhibition

water lines

Jeff Dyson and Steve Baxter have shown nationally and internationally, but this is the first time they've had the opportunity for a dual show. It takes place on the Isle of Wight next week.

Thursday, 18th August, 2016 5:45pm

By Sally Perry