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.

Bembridge CE Primary School wins gold for encouraging sustainable travel

cycle safe

The dedication and hard work of staff and pupils at this Isle of Wight primary school has been recognised with the Gold ‘Shift It’ award for encouraging sustainable transport to and from school.

Wednesday, 18th July, 2018 12:17pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Isle of Wight and UK Pride: Your guide to what’s on offer this week

iw pride samba band

This year's Pride is bigger, better promises a huge amount of family friendly fun, from the Parade through the town to the full day and evening of entertainment. Check out our guide to what's on offer.

Wednesday, 18th July, 2018 11:09am

By Sally Perry

£25,000 boost for East Wight heritage projects

Fishmonger. Credit - Daphne Carter

Money has been shared with projects aimed to improve access to local nature reserves, conserve our most important historic buildings and enabling people of all ages and ability to take an active role in celebrating our cultural heritage.

Tuesday, 17th July, 2018 8:40am

By Peter Fellows

Man arrested on suspicion of kidnap from Isle of Wight care home

Police van

A man from London was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary, attempted kidnap, assault on police and criminal damage.

Monday, 16th July, 2018 12:42pm

By Sally Perry

Fifth J16 title of the season for Ryde Rowing Club

Ryde's winning J16 Coxed Four - Tom Starkey, Austin Smith, Ben Sanderson, Paddy Kearney - from Dan Sanderson

The blustery conditions had little impact on Ryde Rowing Club's J16 coxed four who comfortably won their event at the weekend – the Club's fifth J16 title of the season.

Monday, 16th July, 2018 8:21am

By Steve Bull

Open Studio: Visit Sandy Kendall’s studio to see her large collection of paintings, printmaking and drawings

sandy kendall - figures in landscape

Visit Sandy Kendall's studio in Ryde during the annual Open Studio event to see her huge range of acrylic and mixed media paintings, large charcoal drawings, sketchbooks and 3D work - with more than a little tongue in cheek humour.

Sunday, 15th July, 2018 9:47am

By Feature Writer

Two injured in light aircraft crash on Brading Marshes

Air Ambulance

The pilot and his passenger are reported as casualties in the crash and two Air Ambulances have been called to assist.

Thursday, 12th July, 2018 5:28pm

By Sally Perry

Party through the night with ‘The Electric Disco’ at Isle of Wight and UK Pride

electric disco

After a full day of Isle of Wight Pride keep the party going at Balcony night club as it's taken over by Electric Disco - the Isle of Wight’s biggest party night promoter with The Official After Show Pride Party continuing until the early hours of the morning.

Tuesday, 10th July, 2018 11:57am

By Feature Writer

WATCH: Dancing dolphins in Sandown Bay (update 2)

kian forster dolphins

What an amazing way to start the week, dancing with dolphins in the clear waters of Sandown Bay! Watch Kian Forster's video, but please also note the warning from the experts.

Monday, 9th July, 2018 8:37pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Time for Benedetta to be recognised as one of first women to get RAF Wings

Benedetta and Hurricane 2 - cropped

Benedetta Willis of Bembridge was one of the first five ex-ATA women pilots who their full RAF Wings in the 1950s. A documentary is planned to highlight this fantastic achievement.

Monday, 9th July, 2018 5:44pm

By Anne Grant

Isle of Wight care home pushing for re-inspection

elderly people clapping

The Care Home said they became fully compliant with issues raised by CQC immediately during the inspection and are pushing to be reinspected as soon as possible.

Monday, 9th July, 2018 5:02pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

All welcome to Open Studio 2018 with Isle of Wight artists Carol Ann and Guy Eades

Carol ann in her studio

Meet artists, Carol Ann and Guy Eades, who'll be opening their studio on 14th-15th July and 21st–22nd July. Carol Ann will also open on weekdays between 15th-20th July between 10am – 5pm each day.

Sunday, 8th July, 2018 1:43pm

By Feature Writer