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.

YMCA nursery and daycamp ‘Requires Improvement’ say Ofsted

Nursery scene

Despite requiring improvement in 'Effectiveness of the leadership and management' and 'Personal development, behaviour and welfare', the provider did score 'Good' for 'Quality of teaching, learning and assessment' as well as 'Outcomes for children'.

Monday, 19th February, 2018 9:05am

By Sally Perry

Island Speedway needs your help to name new coffee

coffee beans and cup

Having selected the coffee during a tasting session by club bosses, fans now have ten days to submit their favourite names for the new Speedway coffee.

Monday, 19th February, 2018 7:48am

By Rob Dyer

Body discovered in search for missing Isle of Wight woman


Our thoughts are with family and friends as police share details of the discovery of a body in the search for missing Ryde woman.

Sunday, 18th February, 2018 1:11pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Event for those concerned about future of NHS services on the Isle of Wight?

save the nhs

Regardless of the political affiliation, all are welcome to attend next week's screening of the documentary, Sell-Off: The Abolition of Your NHS, made by NHS professionals who have many decades of experience.

Saturday, 17th February, 2018 10:44am

By Colleen Brannon

Police enter fourth day of search for missing woman from Ryde, Joanna Orpin

Emergency call:

Police continue their search for missing Ryde woman, Joanna Orpin, after finding a pair of trainers confirmed to be hers. If you have seen Joanna please get in touch by calling 101.

Friday, 16th February, 2018 1:06pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Councillors take part in Big Pancake Challenge to raise awareness of poverty

Pancake Day 2018 Michael Lilley and Wayne Whittle

Raising awareness and money for the Isle of Wight Foodbank, this year the founder of the Annual Big Pancake Day Challenge added a bit of spice by inviting his fellow councillor to take part.

Thursday, 15th February, 2018 3:18pm

By Michael Lilley with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Big Sleep Out 2018: Island homeless charities join forces

Big Sleep Out

Money will be raised for Aspire, Hope into Action, The Bus Shelter, Two Saints, The Foyer and the Salvation Army, as well as Micro Rainbow International. Register now to take part.

Monday, 12th February, 2018 1:15pm

By Matthew Bundy

Cafe Scientifique: Find out how marine phytopankton controls climate change

marine photoplakton

Dr Michelle Hale from Portsmouth University will be showing plenty of pictures from research she has conducted whilst at sea in the Arctic and elsewhere.

Friday, 9th February, 2018 8:18am

By Pam Ash

Fixtures announced for newly formed ‘Wightlink’ Wizards

Wight Warriors speedway logo

All fixture dates have been confirmed expect Kent.

Wednesday, 7th February, 2018 12:52pm

By Rob Dyer

Town council unanimously agrees to Honours Working Party


Members of Ryde Town Council met to consider a motion to set up an Honours Working Party, with Isle of Wight pioneer, John Ackroyd, being the first nomination to the Party for the Freedom of Ryde.

Tuesday, 6th February, 2018 3:31pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Houseboat plans a possible ‘fire risk’ and ‘ill thought-through’ say Association

bembridge harbour - space between boats and jeremy gully

The Houseboat Association say planning proposals to squeeze houseboats into narrow gaps between existing houseboats are ill-thought through.

Tuesday, 6th February, 2018 2:56pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

New drop-in cafe for young people in Ryde now launched

A new youth service offer has launched with a great programme of opportunities. If you have children or grandchildren in Ryde let them know about it.

Monday, 5th February, 2018 12:44pm

By Tim Wakeley