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.

Free ‘Show us the Books’ T-shirts latest creative approach to shining light on Harbour accounts

show us the books t-shirts cropped

Who doesn't love free? These T-Shirts are being offered free of charge, with the artist responsible hoping to see lots of them being worn around the Island.

Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019 10:31am

By Sally Perry

Serendipity Diamonds: Where you can buy ethical, conflict-free, 100% traceable Diamonds

CanadaMark Diamond

Serendipity Diamonds in Ryde offer fully traceable Diamonds, with the assurance of 100% ethical standards. Find out why their ethical Diamonds go way beyond conflict-free.

Tuesday, 21st May, 2019 6:15pm

By Feature Writer

Former parish council admin officer accuses councillors of intimidation ‘reminiscent of the East German Stasi’

bembridge parish council offices

The former admin officer says, "The events and tactics were, in my view, reminiscent of the East German Stasi and I won’t tolerate this kind of intimidation lightly."

Tuesday, 21st May, 2019 3:20pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Morrisons apply for retrospective permission for ‘garden centre’

morrisons sign

Morrisons in Lake have already built the 'garden centre' at their Lake store and are now applying for retrospective permission, but the local council recommend refusal

Tuesday, 21st May, 2019 10:48am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

New Ryde Mayor, Michael Lilley, highlights the Island’s poverty issues at Ryde Society AGM

michael lilley

There was much to report back on from the Ryde Society AGM, including update on Ryde Arena, Harbour and news of new arts centre.

Tuesday, 21st May, 2019 9:38am

By Peter Gruner with 2 readers' comments

Record number of entries for Ryde Rowing Regatta

Ryde junior coastal four rowers on the water

The Regatta had a near record entry of one hundred and twelve crews and scullers from the thirteen participating clubs.

Monday, 20th May, 2019 1:52pm

By Steve Bull

1000cc motorcyles with sidecar and no brakes return to Smallbrook after a decade away

sidecar speedway

The 1000cc motorcycles race clockwise without brakes over four laps, with only the skills of the driver and passenger steering the monster machines home safely.

Monday, 20th May, 2019 10:52am

By Rob Dyer

IWC threatens to remove Blue Seas Protection boat anchored outside Ryde

blue seas protection boat cropped

After Blue Seas Protection highlighted their difficulties getting a berth for their new boat in Ryde Harbour, the council are now seeking ways to have their boat, anchored outside the harbour, removed.

Thursday, 16th May, 2019 3:18pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Sandown councillor prosecuted for filthy restaurant kitchen

The dirty floor in the Swad kitchen

After failing three inspections in a row, the Isle of Wight council took Sandown restaurateur to court. Prosecutions are needed to "protect the public" said a food hygiene official.

Thursday, 16th May, 2019 1:54pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Free introduction to art drop-in sessions in Ryde

Peter Allen, Lesley Wellings, Isobel Evans and Jim Few out side the People's Gallery

The free drop-in sessions take place at the gallery in Ryde from 27th May- 1st June.

Wednesday, 15th May, 2019 9:49am

By Suzanne Whitewood

Wightlink to trial overnight Fastcats throughout the summer

Wight Ryder II 300 dpi

Great news for anyone going out in the evening in Portsmouth over the summer as Wightlink announce a new overnight timetable.

Tuesday, 14th May, 2019 5:46pm

By Karen Woods with 3 readers' comments

Surprise win for returning and new rowers

Ryde’s Winning Men’s Senior Four

There was a surprise win at the Hants and Dorset Amateur Rowing Association Regatta at Milford-on-Sea over the weekend.

Monday, 13th May, 2019 8:33am

By Steve Bull