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.

GP surgery found to be ‘Good’ in all areas

Green smiley faces

The practice is rated as good for providing safe and effective services as well as providing caring and responsive services.

Thursday, 30th July, 2015 12:10pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Runners from Ryde Harriers keeping busy

Adam - ryde harrier award

The Great Newnham Run, the Lakeland 100 and the club nights have been keeping runners with Ryde Harriers busy.

Wednesday, 29th July, 2015 8:20pm

By Tom Blackwell

Christopher ‘braved the shave’. You can help him bust his target

Brave the shave

This 15 year old lad from the Isle of Wight had all his hair shaved off to help raise cash for Macmillan Nurses. We all know someone who's been affected by cancer, so let's see help him raise money to help others.

Wednesday, 29th July, 2015 10:53am

By Sally Perry

Island Line: Council leader says community model ‘seems to be unworkable’

Island line train

Leader of the Isle of Wight council states his focus has been to see how the franchise can be retained and says he has been taking positive steps to this end.

Tuesday, 28th July, 2015 7:53pm

By Sally Perry with 42 readers' comments

Cross-party pressure group formed to secure future of rail franchise

Island line train

A new pressure group has been set up to help secure the future of the Island Line train service with a sustainable, reliable and viable service for the duration of the next franchise period.

Tuesday, 28th July, 2015 3:00pm

By Sally Perry with 21 readers' comments

Jellyfish with a face, who can you see in it?

Ann Sheath jellyfish face cropped

We reckon this jellyfish looks a bit like a Greek mythical character. Who does it remind you of?

Monday, 27th July, 2015 2:52pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

A win for Ryde Rowing Club’s Joel Smith at Poole Regatta

Joel Smith at Poole Regatta

Well done to Joel Smith for his win in the J16 Boy's event at Poole Regatta.

Monday, 27th July, 2015 8:16am

By Steve Bull

Shanklin cliff lift to reopen next Tuesday

Shanklin cliff lift

The cliff lift was due to open on Saturday but has been postponed until Tuesday next week.

Friday, 24th July, 2015 4:39pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Island Learning Centre will relocate to former primary school

Burnt out Island Learning Centre from the air by SafeSite IOW

Following the devastating fire that destroyed the Island Learning Centre in Lake last week, the council have acted swiftly and arranged for the school to be relocated from September.

Thursday, 23rd July, 2015 10:15am

By IW Council Press Office

Take a peek inside the Foal Arts Salon

Chris Jenkins - painted colours

Head along to The Depozitory in Ryde tonight for the opening drinks reception for the latest Foal Arts Salon and launch of the Depozitory Open Studios.

Thursday, 23rd July, 2015 7:57am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Harry Miselbach won the Men’s Novice Scull Final at Bournemouth four lengths

Joe Murray - Bournemouth regatta

Great efforts from all the rowers from Shanklin Sandown Rowing Club at Bournemouth Regatta, but special congratulations to Harry Miselbach.

Wednesday, 22nd July, 2015 2:51pm

By James Thompson with one comment

Pupils at Ryde Academy rewarded for their hard work

Ryde Academy awards assembly 2

Well done to all the pupils who were recognised at the end of term for their hard work through the last academic year.

Tuesday, 21st July, 2015 12:37pm

By Nat Nelson