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.

Friends of Dinosaur Isle outline their vision for an exciting future


Following OnTheWight breaking the news about the uncertain future of Dinosaur Isle, we approached the Friends of Dinosaur Isle asking them to outline their vision for what the popular attraction could be in the future, while staying in the hands of Islanders.

Monday, 16th October, 2017 6:55pm

By Jeremy Lockwood

Warriors end of season party is ‘a roaring success’

Conor Coles

Whilst it was acknowledged that things had not gone the Warriors way on-track, activities off-track had registered success after success for this innovative club.

Monday, 16th October, 2017 7:41am

By Rob Dyer

‘Floating terrors’ spotted in Sandown and at Compton

man o war

The Marine Conservation Society advise beach-goers to avoid touching the man o' war as their sting can be painful and in rare cases, fatal.

Sunday, 15th October, 2017 9:51am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Dinosaur Isle’s future uncertain as Isle of Wight council explores options

Dinosaur Isle

The council are actively pitching around for 'partners' to take it over. What's unclear is why this is happening when the Friends of Dinosaur Isle have been trying to take it off the council's hands for eight years.

Thursday, 12th October, 2017 6:52pm

By Simon Perry with 12 readers' comments

Missing Isle of Wight teenager found safe

kayleigh pixie france right

Family and friends are growing increasingly worried about the missing teenager who was last in contact with her family on Friday. If you have seen Kayleigh please let police know asap by calling 101.

Tuesday, 10th October, 2017 11:23am

By Sally Perry

Ryde Arena Community Action Group still fighting for ice rink one year on

RACAG - iow day

A lot has happened in the last year, but the Ryde Community Action Group have not given up and continue to fight to bring back Ryde Arena for the Isle of Wight community of ice skaters, ice hockey players and more.

Friday, 6th October, 2017 1:20pm

By Cameron Palin with one comment

Brutal attack leaves man with fractured jaw

police officer

The 20 year old man was pushed over and restrained whilst another man punched and kicked him. Police are appealing for witnesses to the attack that took place around 6pm on Tuesday in Ryde.

Friday, 6th October, 2017 6:57am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Expect delays as retaining wall undergoes major repair

Lake Wall

Starting at the end of the month and lasting four weeks - expect delays as two-way temporary lights are put into place to control traffic during work times.

Thursday, 5th October, 2017 8:05am

By Gavin Foster with 2 readers' comments

Michelin Bib Gourmand award for Isle of Wight restaurant

seaview restaurant

The team at Seaview Hotel on the Isle of Wight have retained the coveted Michelin Bib Gourmand award.

Tuesday, 3rd October, 2017 12:01pm

By Sally Perry

Aspire’s Isle of Wight Day free feast fed over 1,500


In a bid to help alleviate food poverty, Aspire Ryde are making great use of food waste. During Isle of Wight Day fed over 1,500 people.

Monday, 2nd October, 2017 2:57pm

By Heath Monaghan

Isle of Wight Pride bid to host UK Pride in 2018

Isle of Wight Pride

Isle of Wight Pride is one of six Pride organisations who have have thrown their hat into the ring to host UK Pride in 2018.

Monday, 2nd October, 2017 6:59am

By Steve Taylor with one comment

Men arrested after women injured in late night incident

Emergency call:

Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident that took place just after midnight in Sandown on Friday.

Monday, 2nd October, 2017 6:56am

By Hampshire Constabulary