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.

Cafe Scientifique: From Artificial Intelligence to Fukushima

nuclear decommissioning

On Monday evening Innovative Physics will present the talk ‘From AI (Artificial Intelligence) to Fukushima’. All are welcome.

Sunday, 20th January, 2019 3:59pm

By Pam Ash

Your vote counts for Isle of Wight locations shortlisted in Countryfile Magazine Awards

Iconic Bembridge Lifeboat station

Vote today for Sandown Bay which has been shortlisted as Best British Beach and Bembridge as Village of the Year in the Countryfile Magazine Awards.

Friday, 18th January, 2019 1:07pm

By Simon Clark

Ryde School Open Morning: Explore your child’s education options

ryde school - welcome back

If you’re considering education options for your daughter or son, take the opportunity to find out more about what Ryde School can offer. Meet teachers, pupils and tour this Island school with a global outlook.

Thursday, 17th January, 2019 5:54pm

By Feature Writer

Planning application should be withdrawn say residents and parish council

stop sign

Residents (including the landowner) and the parish council say they have not been consulted properly on the proposed scheme and insist it is withdrawn pending "proper consultation process and consideration of alternative measures".

Thursday, 17th January, 2019 4:19pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Can you help Isle of Wight police identify this man?

CCTV image

Police want to speak to this man as part of their enquiries into two Shanklin burglaries in the early hours of New year's Day.

Thursday, 17th January, 2019 12:53pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Girlguiding join in mass screening of Mary Poppins

girlguides at mary poppins

57,000 Girlguiding members plan to attend mass screenings at the 130 ODEON cinemas across the UK but as there is no ODEON on the Island, The Commodore came up trumps.

Thursday, 17th January, 2019 9:55am

By Suzanne Whitewood

Police charge teenager for multiple offences following Sandown and Newport incidents


The 14 year-old has been charged with a number of offences including assault by beating, common assault, criminal damage, using threatening, abusive, or insulting words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm, or distress.

Wednesday, 16th January, 2019 2:14pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 11 readers' comments

Blue House Bay students raise £1,180 for CLIC Sargent

Mr Bricknell, Head of Blue House, with some of the Blue House Council members

With the support of the local community and hard work of the students of the Blue House of The Bay CE School, over £1,000 has been raised for CLIC Sargent's Young Lives v Cancer campaign.

Wednesday, 16th January, 2019 2:02pm

By Karen Bricknell

Serendipity Diamonds can help you find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift

Diamond Ring from Serendipity Diamonds

If you are looking to surprise your loved one this Valentine's Day the team at Serendipity Diamonds, Isle of Wight can share their experience and knowledge to spark ideas and provide inspiration, helping you to choose the perfect gift.

Tuesday, 15th January, 2019 8:22pm

By Feature Writer

‘Son of God’ gibe leads to Cllr Whittle labelled ‘vacuous child’ as residents clash with councillors at Ryde Regeneration meeting

royal-esplanade-hotel-ryde with whittle and icke

There was standing room only at last night's Ryde Society meeting as residents clashed with Isle of Wight councillors over regeneration plans. Read the report from the meeting.

Tuesday, 15th January, 2019 5:06pm

By Peter Gruner with 11 readers' comments

Regeneration Director in hot-set at Ryde Society

royal esplanade hotel - ryde

Residents are invited to Monday evening's meeting of the Ryde Society where the Isle of Wight council's Director of Regeneration will be in the hot-seat.

Friday, 11th January, 2019 2:46pm

By Peter Gruner with 2 readers' comments

Check sheds, garages and outbuildings for missing Isle of Wight woman, ask police

Emergency call:

Charlotte Burch may have been spotted on the cycle path between Newport and Sandown. Residents are urged to check their garages and outbuildings where she may have been seeking shelter in this particularly cold weather.

Friday, 11th January, 2019 1:42pm

By Hampshire Constabulary