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.

Block of nine flats to replace ‘uninhabitable house’

planning keyboard

Neighbours objected to the application, but planning permission was granted but with 12 conditions

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 9:48am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Hovertravel to continue vital cross-Solent services

Hovertravel - finalist in Ukinbound Awards

The Head of Hovertravel says that all ferry companies are demonstrating they're united in their mission to ensure the Isle of Wight remains connected

Wednesday, 1st April, 2020 3:31pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Pride postpones event in light of Coronavirus outbreak (updated)

Isle of Wight Pride

Full refunds will be given as the event postpones to 2021 due to the Coronavirus outbreak

Tuesday, 31st March, 2020 10:00am

By Andy Newman

Call for kayakers: 2020 Pier2Pier charity sea swim in need of support kayakers

pier to pier swimmer and kayaker

Anyone who is a kayaker or canoeist that is available on Saturday 1st August 2020 and can assist is urged to sign up to help

Tuesday, 31st March, 2020 8:15am

By Bob Cooper

Plans under consultation for new dentist in Lake

the run down building where the new Lake dentist would be

There are plans to turn the run down building into a new dentist. Comments on the application can be made until 21st April

Monday, 30th March, 2020 3:16pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Liz Earle tells OnTheWight they are reducing number of staff on site from today

Liz Earle offices

After rumours had spread that Liz Earle still had a lot of people working on site, OnTheWight contacted them to find out how things stood

Wednesday, 25th March, 2020 5:04pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Sandown man pleads guilty to three robberies


Knowles had threatened staff, and in total over the three dates had stolen cigarettes and cash worth up to approximately £700

Tuesday, 24th March, 2020 2:55pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Ryde launches Coronavirus Support Hub to assist residents in need

red telephone

The new Ryde Support Hub is offering a range of assistance to residents. We are all in this together and you live in a caring community. You are not alone.

Tuesday, 24th March, 2020 12:23pm

By Lisa Dyer with 2 readers' comments

Plans for vineyard to join Isle of Wight Distillery

Plans for Rosemary's Vineyard

Rosemary Vineyard and visitor centre is currently situated in Ashey. However, the current site has planning permission for 140 houses

Thursday, 19th March, 2020 6:10pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Wightlink granted ‘Stay in car’ Isle of Wight ferry journeys – but for a lot more crossings

St Clare Wightlink ferry

Following on the heels of Red Funnel’s announcement, Wightlink have just revealed they have also been cleared to allow passengers to stay in their cars during ferry journeys to the Isle of Wight - but for a lot more sailings than Red Funnel

Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 12:26pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Warriors Speedway season suspended as Coronavirus takes hold

Warriors versus Plymouth Ian Groves

Co-promoter Barry Bishop says he's keeping everything crossed that at some point over the early summer they will be able to resume racing

Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 10:01am

By Rob Dyer

Plans revised from six to ten houses on site of former hotel to avoid ‘wasted space’


The developer had permission for six houses, but concerns about "wasted space" has led to a revised application to put ten houses on the site

Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 8:40am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments