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.

Ryde rowers take on the BTC Rowing Club Coastal and River Head of the River Race

Tom Starkey and Ben Sanderson. Men's Open 2x

The Wightlink sponsored Club had a young and relatively inexperienced team afloat several making their racing debuts for the Club - but produced an encouraging set of results.

Monday, 25th March, 2019 2:42pm

By Steve Bull

No main Isle of Wight Pride event for 2019

iw pride samba band

The announcement was made following Saturday's AGM. Other events will take place throughout the year building towards a main Pride event in 2020. Cllr Love addresses the homophobic comments made on social media.

Monday, 25th March, 2019 8:13am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Police appeal after Isle of Wight motorcyclist left with life-threatening injuries


Police are still carrying out enquiries to establish if any other vehicles were involved, or whether this was a single vehicle collision. Please get in touch if you know anything that could help.

Monday, 25th March, 2019 7:17am

By Hampshire Constabulary

New micro brewery plans for Sandown get government cash boost

man walking through a microbrewery with barrels

A good chunk of government funding is now making its way to the Isle of Wight to kick-start a new micro brewery.

Saturday, 23rd March, 2019 12:01am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Jeremy Deller’s life-size inflatable Stone Henge joins Wyatt and Jack’s Inflatable Amnesty

life size inflatable stone henge

Isle of Wight's Wyatt & Jack are responsible for the Inflatable Amnesty movement, which is spanning the globe and now boasts their biggest single haul, the 5.5 tonnes of life-size inflatable Stone Henge, created by world-renowned artist, Jeremy Deller.

Friday, 22nd March, 2019 10:12am

By Sally Perry

Over £1,600 raised at Nightingale Hotel charity gigs

nightingale hotel - janis, laura, deano, Richard, Steve, Adrian, Dino and Arina and daughter

A whopping £1,600+ was raised at the Nightingale Hotel at the weekend as Amy Winehouse tribute act, Laura J Butler, performed to two packed audiences at the distinctive and eye-catching Shanklin Hotel.

Thursday, 21st March, 2019 3:34pm

By Sally Perry

Police investigating driver on dashcam video watched over half a million times

dashcam footage

The dashcam video has been watched almost half a million times in less than 24 hours and Islanders have been shocked at the actions of the driver. OnTheWight speaks to the police about what happens next.

Wednesday, 20th March, 2019 6:56pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Serendipity Diamonds’ range of Wedding rings is utterly staggering


No longer is the choice of wedding bands simply gold or silver. These days you can choose from a wide range of metals, shapes, patterns and even have your wedding rings engraved with fingerprints, heart beats or inlaid with exotic, ethically sourced, sustainable woods.

Tuesday, 19th March, 2019 6:58pm

By Feature Writer

Isle of Wight council leader presents ‘upbeat message’ for Ryde

view down union street, Ryde

Residents say they were pleased to hear the leader of the council hadn’t personally agreed to any plans to build on the town’s seafront. Catch up with the rest of the discussion in Peter's report.

Tuesday, 19th March, 2019 1:32pm

By Peter Gruner with one comment

Approval sought for new permanent position for lifeguard hut

lifeguard hut sandown

The RNLI are seeking to move the lifeguard station on Sandown Beach and place it in a permanent position to save costs of removing and returning it each year.

Monday, 18th March, 2019 4:09pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

‘Lively discussion’ expected when Council leader attends Ryde public meeting

royal esplanade hotel - ryde

An opportunity to meet Council leader, Cllr Dave Stewart, at the Ryde Society meeting on Monday "is not something we often get, and no doubt there will be a lively discussion", says the Chair.

Friday, 15th March, 2019 10:25am

By Peter Gruner with one comment

Popular seafront cafe could be saved after boathouse plans dropped

lifeboat view cafe by simon orange

The owner is now hoping to implement the approval for the replacement cafe as approved under previous application, rather than extend her property and build a boathouse.

Wednesday, 13th March, 2019 10:46am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter