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.

Plans for wastewater to be chemically treated before being discharged into sea

shanklin beach

Southern Water have lodged an application to build a temporary water treatment kiosk at Hope Beach where wastewater could be chemically treated before being discharged into the sea.

Friday, 16th November, 2018 5:21pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Plans for former Con Club to be converted into new home

8 lind street ryde

The applicant states that “All the proposed works will enhance not only the listed building but also Ryde Conservation Area".

Friday, 16th November, 2018 4:48pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Man’s body found at Ryde address (updated)

Yellow lilies

Police say enquiries are ongoing after responding to a report of a man's body being found at an address in Ryde.

Friday, 16th November, 2018 4:39pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight business voted top of Which? report for best online retailers

computer keyboard and paperwork

It's quite an achievement to come top in the country for best online retail experience - and double "Hurrah!" it's an Isle of Wight business!

Tuesday, 13th November, 2018 1:23pm

By Sally Perry

Charity event: Drum and Bass versus Cancer Round Two

shufflah from his facebook page

All takings on the door will go to Macmillan Cancer Support at this Drum and Bass event that will offer something for original 90s ravers and the new generation.

Tuesday, 13th November, 2018 8:25am

By Sally Perry

In conversation with Dr John Cooper Clarke: OnTheWight Podcast

John Cooper Clarke

When a conversation starts, "No one has the imagination big enough to envisage the extent of Human evil ..." you know it's going to be an interesting chat. OnTheWight sat down exclusively with John Cooper Clarke this afternoon for a wide ranging discussion.

Monday, 12th November, 2018 6:38pm

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Ryde School create giant poppy for Armistice Cenenary

Ryde School Armistice 2018

As the Armistice Centenary approached, pupils at Ryde School spent the week remembering those who lost their lives during the First World War ending the week by creating a huge poppy in the school grounds.

Sunday, 11th November, 2018 9:21am

By Ra Hennessy

Ryde Academy pupils play tribute to the fallen heroes

ryde academy remembrance raising the flag

Pupils from Ryde Academy paid their respects on Friday to those died in the First World War with magnificent poppy displays, poetry, song and reflection.

Sunday, 11th November, 2018 9:06am

By Nat Nelson

Kayleigh’s positive influence at Aspire continues

ryde aspire cheque

Kayleigh was passionate about Aspire Ryde and a great ambassador for the charity, so the cheque for £2,000 from TK Maxx was a fitting tribute from the employer of her great friend.

Saturday, 10th November, 2018 10:41am

By Heath Monaghan

Ryde Library’s 664 hand-made poppies a tribute to the town’s fallen

poppies at ryde library

The current exhibition at Ryde Library is a fitting tribute to those from the town who lost their lives during the First World War. Watch the video to find out more and do pop along before it finishes next week.

Friday, 9th November, 2018 3:53pm

By Sally Perry

Cafe Scientifique: Another chance to discover more about amazing physiology of crocodiles


Colin Stevenson will be heading to the Isle of Wight on Monday to talk about crocodiles. This was originally scheduled to take place in October, but postponed due a family bereavement.

Thursday, 8th November, 2018 12:28pm

By Pam Ash

Photo Gallery: Stormy seas at Shanklin and Sandown

Stormy seas by Jamie Russell

Jamie Russell from Island Visions has captured some great shots of the roaring sea today. Check out our gallery of his photographs.

Wednesday, 7th November, 2018 5:41pm

By Sally Perry