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.

Appeal to find missing man on the Isle of Wight

Missing man Michael Davies

Have you spotted this missing man? His family and police are growing concerned for his welfare.

Wednesday, 27th May, 2015 3:48pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Why not take part in the Dash and Splash this summer?

People running on the beach

This sounds like a great summer challenge that many people would be able to take part in - and a chance to support the Sandown & Shanklin Independent Lifeboat at the same time.

Wednesday, 27th May, 2015 9:59am

By Sally Perry

Do you remember seeing blind man injured by mobility scooter?

Emergency call:

The incident happened over a month ago, but police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward if they remember seeing anything,

Tuesday, 26th May, 2015 5:20pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Police appeal after motorcyclist dies in collision

Police lights

A 48 year old motorcyclist from Newport died tragically at the scene of a collision in Shanklin yesterday. Police are appealing for witnesses to get in touch.

Tuesday, 26th May, 2015 4:37pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Spraying WD40 into animal’s eye at Seaview Wildlife Park: The story debunked


You may well have heard the story circulating on Facebook that someone was spraying WD40 into the eyes of the animals at Seaview Wildlife Park yesterday. Happily that's way from the truth. OnTheWight has just spoken to the Park's director to find out the facts.

Tuesday, 26th May, 2015 3:59pm

By Sally Perry

Popular path near Quarr Abbey resurfaced

Quarr Road

More visitors to Quarr Abbey can now enjoy a peaceful walk or cycle ride to the monastery without need to take their cars, says Cllr Hillard

Tuesday, 26th May, 2015 11:08am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Motorcyclist dies following collision

Police tape

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the motorcyclist who died at the scene of a collision on the Isle of Wight today.

Sunday, 24th May, 2015 7:16pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Lambretta Day returns with a cracking evening lineup

The Fliks on Stage

You don't have to own a scooter to enjoy a night out at the Isle of Wight Lambretta Day. Two top quality tribute bands are joined by DJs playing the best in Mod, Funk, Beat, Soul & Jazz. Get your tickets now before they're snapped up.

Friday, 22nd May, 2015 6:09pm

By Sally Perry

Marshcombe Shute works start on Tuesday

Marshcombe Shute

Don't forget that from 9am on Tuesday next week Marshcombe Shute, Brading will be closed for around four weeks.

Friday, 22nd May, 2015 4:22pm

By Sally Perry

Fire crews tackle ‘well alight’ barge fire

Fire by Dave Drury

The fire was out within and hour, but not before causing extensive damage to a barge in Bembridge Harbour last night (Thursday).

Friday, 22nd May, 2015 7:32am

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Let your kids go wild on the Duver with BioBlitz 2015

bioblitz at st helens duver

Do you care about wildlife and nature? If so, there will be a perfect opportunity this half term for nature lovers of all ages to turn wildlife detective.

Thursday, 21st May, 2015 3:30pm

By Sally Perry

Make a date for LudFest – this year supporting S.E.L.F

guitar close up

With a bank holiday Monday there's no excuse to miss this event on Sunday in aid of a very worthy cause.

Thursday, 21st May, 2015 2:32pm

By Sally Perry