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.

Warriors overpowered by charging Colts

Coles(R) Mellish(YB)

The Warriors speedway team played host to the National League leaders Belle Vue Colts at the Andrew Younie Smallbrook Stadium on Tuesday evening and sadly were on the wrong end of a ruthless display of speed and power.

Wednesday, 23rd August, 2017 12:21pm

By Rob Dyer

Ryde ice rink: AEW tell MP the kids can’t use it

Link the Rink by Andrew Nordbruch

There'll be wide disappointment the Ryde Ice Rink won't be coming back into use while the future of the arena is decided.

Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017 6:13pm

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Overnight roadworks for busy Brading road

roadworks send help

Brading High Street is to be improved in an overnight resurfacing scheme next month between New Road and Coach Lane.

Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017 8:39am

By Gavin Foster

St Helens and Bembridge Fort Walk 2017: Dates and safety warning

St Helens Fort Walk 2016 Wight Drone

Take note of the safety advice before attempting the St Helens and Bembridge Fort Walk this week. OnTheWight has tips from the RNLI.

Monday, 21st August, 2017 6:52pm

By Sally Perry

Tough task ahead for Wightlink Warriors

Ben Wilson

Speedway racing at the Andrew Younie Smallbrook Stadium switches to Tuesday this week when the Warriors welcome high-flying Belle Vue Colts for National League action.

Monday, 21st August, 2017 1:09pm

By Rob Dyer

Island Line handed over to South Western Railway at 2am: New Logo too

New Island Line logo

It's official. Island Line has now been taken over by a new company. Free WiFi at Island Line stations are among the promised improvements. There's a new logo too.

Sunday, 20th August, 2017 12:49pm

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Fishbourne traffic problems to be tackled by Wightlink

fishbourne ferry terminal

The ferry company is looking ahead at how they might be able to alleviate traffic problems at their Fishbourne ferry terminal.

Friday, 18th August, 2017 10:53am

By Karen Woods with 6 readers' comments

Speedway: Wightlink Warriors downed by Plymouth Devils

Bickley by ian groves

Another disappointing night for the Warriors as Plymouth Devils steam ahead.

Friday, 18th August, 2017 9:57am

By Rob Dyer

St Helens and Bembridge Fort Walk 2017: Date revealed with safety warnings (Video)

t Helens Fort Walk 2014 by John Sparrow

It's the unusually low tides in August that enables people to 'do the fort walk'. This year tides are not that low. RNLI say safety first - You could be up to your chest in the water.

Thursday, 17th August, 2017 3:22pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ryde Academy Sixth Form: 100% of students gained at least two A-levels

Ryde Academy Kieran Thorne, Jake Hayward and James Attrill

All Ryde Academy students who applied to university have achieved a place which is a fantastic result and a credit to their efforts and the work of our staff. Well done to you all.

Thursday, 17th August, 2017 12:06pm

By Nat Nelson

Ryde School Sixth Form: Over a third of pupils achieved A* or A

girls Ryde A level Results 17_9283

More than a third of pupils at Ryde School achieved A* or A in their A-level results and over a quarter of pupils achieved two A grades in the largely reformed exams.

Thursday, 17th August, 2017 11:59am

By Ra Hennessy with 3 readers' comments

Sandown Bay Academy Sixth Form: Students and staff celebrate A-level results

sba a level results day 2017

The resilience of students at Sandown Bay Academy has shone through with their success in post-16 studies (A Levels and Applied A Levels). Well done to you all.

Thursday, 17th August, 2017 11:36am

By Karen Bricknell