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.

Ice Cream and Golf, Science and Innovation: New report explores rich history and ecology of Browns Golf Course

Play the 1930s celebrity-designed pitch and putt at Browns

Brown's Golf Course is not only a wonderful cultural institution, but also a hotbed of innovative local business activity. Find out more about new report and blueprint

Monday, 13th July, 2020 2:20pm

By Claire Hector with 5 readers' comments

Wightlink adds more sailings to their vehicle ferry services: Still no FastCat

Wightlink adds sailings to Portsmouth – Fishbourne route

Wightlink say they've increased the vehicle ferry crossings to meet demand now travel restrictions have been eased by the UK Government

Monday, 13th July, 2020 10:45am

By Karen Woods with 2 readers' comments

Discrimination will not be tolerated say Student Council

Athiea Mitchell standing against mural of angel wings

The Vice Chair of the Student Council says, "We will strive to teach every student in the Academy that discrimination is unacceptable and will not be tolerated"

Monday, 13th July, 2020 8:53am

By Nat Nelson with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council reveal how they will cope with £10m funding gap

Stuart Hutchinson

The Cabinet member for resources says the Isle of Wight council faces a serious challenge for the next financial year and will start working on that in the next couple of months

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 4:41pm

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

Call for halt on planning application by Isle of Wight council to convert Grade II listed building

old town hall in sandown

The Isle of Wight council's Heritage Statement has been slammed and local councillors are calling for a halt to the planning process

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 3:17pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Shanklin Hotel clear up damaging claims made on social media about coach party from Leicester

Daishs hotel in shanklin

The damaging claims that the hotel had a coach party of residents from locked-down Leicester have been refuted by the Isle of Wight holiday firm

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 11:26am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight primary school retain Ofsted ‘Good’ rating

Row of coloured pencils

The school was found to be taking effective action to improve standards and prioritise pupils' achievement

Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 8:50am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Visit or take part in the Monkton Village Gallery during the month of July

art in windows project - monkton gallery

A simple idea that brings a community together. Those living in Monkton Village are invited to take part, the rest of us are invited to visit

Tuesday, 7th July, 2020 3:34pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

‘Flawed housing targets’ on the Isle of Wight are allowing development to happen, says CPRE

david marshall

Campaign for the Protection of Rural England on the Isle of Wight (CPRE IW) say "it's highly disappointing to see developers now attempting to destroy what remains of one of the Island’s few remaining dairy farms, separating Ryde from Nettlestone"

Tuesday, 7th July, 2020 8:59am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Police appeal after man left with head serious injury

police officer

Police ask if residents have dash cam footage from Saturday night on Green Street, Ryde

Monday, 6th July, 2020 2:31pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with one comment

Pac-Man arrives on the Isle of Wight – chomping through the social distancing dots

Pac-Man eats social distancing dots

We all need a laugh now and then to get us through these difficult times, so thanks to Graham for sharing his photo and to the chalk artist for their work

Monday, 6th July, 2020 12:31pm

By Sally Perry

Tour of Britain: Final leg of prestigious cycling event to be held on the Isle of Wight

Cyclists and councillors standing by Hovercraft

In September 2022 the Isle of Wight will host the final leg of the prestigious Tour of Britain cycling event, expecting to attract 150,000 spectators, and being shown on TV across the globe

Saturday, 4th July, 2020 1:08pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 12 readers' comments