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.

Multiple reports of smoke coming from Ryde Southern Electric building (updated)

Southern Electri building - Google Streetview

The cause of the smoke is not known at the moment.

Tuesday, 27th January, 2015 5:47pm

By Sally Perry

Record number of runners for cross-country championship race

Ryde Harriers cross-country:

The annual Ryde Harriers cross-country series began with the club's own championship race.

Tuesday, 27th January, 2015 7:33am

By Tom Blackwell

Millionth visitor celebrations planned at Dinosaur Isle

Dinosaur Isle

A milestone is nearing at Dinosaur Isle Museum in Sandown, with the one millionth visitor expected through its doors on Sunday 8 February.

Monday, 26th January, 2015 2:41pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Prestigious national award for wedding dress designers from Ryde

Wedding Awards - Katrina Rigby

Congratulations to Katrina and Geraldine from Forget me Not Designs on picking up this prestigious award for their outstanding work.

Monday, 26th January, 2015 11:17am

By Katrina Rigby

Work on rail network reveals fragile state of sewers

New manholes will allow easy access to the new sewers

A major ten-week engineering project to repair the storm-damaged rail network on the Isle of Wight is well underway. Islandline Trains update on work carried out so far.

Monday, 26th January, 2015 11:03am

By Sian Freestone-Walker

Appley Women’s Institute celebrate WI centenary

WI centenary baton

The WI is one hundred years old! To celebrate its centenary, a baton left Anglesey on January 1st 2014, where the first meeting was held. It has been traveling around the UK and last week was on the Isle of Wight.

Monday, 26th January, 2015 8:37am

By Judith Lazell

Isle of Wight Zoo crippled by loss of beloved tiger, Diamond

Diamon at Isle of Wight Zoo by Karen-Jane Dudley

Our thoughts go out to all those working at the zoo who will be devastated by the loss of Diamond.

Saturday, 24th January, 2015 10:40am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Panel of experts oversee recruitment of new heads for Ryde and Sandown Bay Academies

Janet Paraskeva -:

Academies Enterprise Trust (AET), the proprietor of Ryde and Sandown Bay Academies, has set up an panel to advise it on this important school leadership recruitment process.

Friday, 23rd January, 2015 10:22am

By Mike Barnett with one comment

Pennyfeathers and Flood Plan meetings today


If you live in Ryde, you might want to attend either of these meetings later today. They feature the Flood Plans for the area as well as the Pennyfeathers development.

Thursday, 22nd January, 2015 11:59am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Nine houses planned for former sports pitch

Upper chine planning app - Fletcher Crane Architects Ltd

The paperwork accompany the application is comprehensive, with surveys, investigation reports and statements.

Tuesday, 20th January, 2015 10:14am

By Sally Perry

Island runners head to Stubbington for 25th anniversary race

Ryde Harriers - Stubbington

The Stubbington 10k race celebrated its twenty fifth anniversary with another bumper field and very decent running conditions for mid-January.

Tuesday, 20th January, 2015 7:45am

By Tom Blackwell

Nick Finney: Defenestrated as Bembridge IWCA Chair

Empty seat

The threats to remove Nicholas Finney as the chair of the Bembridge branch of the IWCA were fulfilled. There was a sting in the tail for Andrew Turner too.

Sunday, 18th January, 2015 2:26pm

By Simon Perry with 34 readers' comments