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.

Video: Wonderful Isle of Wight Pride feature on BBC’s InsideOut

iw pride inside out segment

There are some touching and heartfelt stories in this great feature on the BBC's Inside Out programme about this year's Isle of Wight and UK Pride.

Friday, 21st September, 2018 4:48pm

By Sally Perry

Hovertravel’s technical issues result in 4+ week revised timetable

New hovercraft

Hovertravel have had to revert to a revised timetable for the next few weeks as a fault on the Solent Flyer is repaired. There are a number of cancellations to the timetable.

Friday, 21st September, 2018 2:42pm

By Stephen Forster with 2 readers' comments

Quarr Abbey Oak: Your vote can help make it Tree of the Year and win grant to secure future

The Quarr Abbey Oak

This wonderful tree at Quarr Abbey is not only a magnificent oak tree, but also a marvellous time capsule of social history. Your vote could help it win Tree of the Year and cash to help protect its future.

Friday, 21st September, 2018 9:38am

By Sally Perry

Ryde School ‘ticks all six boxes that really matter’ says influential educationalist

Sir Anthony Seldon with Lauren Bromley and Ollie Coulson, both Prefects in the Upper Sixth at Ryde School

Well known influential educationalist and writer on mindfulness and holistic education, Sir Anthony Seldon said Ryde School ‘ticks all six boxes that really matter'.

Friday, 21st September, 2018 6:58am

By Ra Hennessy

Victoria of Wight heralds completion of Wightlink’s £45 million investment

Countess of Wessex on the Bridge of Victoria of Wight

The arrival of Victoria of Wight heralds the completion of Wightlink's £45 million investment to improve the speed and efficiency of the route between Fishbourne and Portsmouth. The vessel was named today by the Countess of Wessex.

Thursday, 20th September, 2018 5:39pm

By Karen Woods with 2 readers' comments

Parish Clerk makes emotional resignation, leaving meeting in tears (updated)

chair and desk by jarkko

An 'outstanding' Clerk, who has served on the parish council for eight years, read out a heartfelt and emotional resignation letter during last night's meeting and left the hall in "floods of tears".

Wednesday, 19th September, 2018 10:34am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Attempted murder arrest, after man left with life-threatening head injury

Police tape

Police are very keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the assault that took place outside the Old Comical Pub on Monday night.

Tuesday, 18th September, 2018 1:29pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Rugby: Sandown and Shanklin defeat Heathens on the road

Damian Steal

Sandown & Shanklin continued their winning start to the season with a 7 – 31 victory over Fareham Heathens on Saturday 15th September.

Tuesday, 18th September, 2018 10:51am

By Sam Flux

Ryde School Open Morning: Explore your child’s education options

ryde school - welcome back

If you’re considering education options for your son or daughter, take the opportunity to find out more about what Ryde School can offer. Meet teachers, pupils and tour this Island school with a global outlook.

Sunday, 16th September, 2018 6:55pm

By Feature Writer

Call for government action as more caravan owners given notice to quit (update 2)

st helens holiday park - google

Caravan owners at St Helens Holiday Park say 'it's Rookley all over again', as they are given less than four months notice to leave the park. The park owner says it's "fully supporting park residents at St Helens".

Sunday, 16th September, 2018 11:23am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Letter: Crowdfunding for residents’ legal action needed over Hope Road double yellow road decision

20 pound notes :

This reader believes that if the Isle of Wight council will not listen to residents or give a reasoned response as to why they acted the way they have, "then perhaps they’ll be forced to listen to legal argument".

Friday, 14th September, 2018 6:37pm

By Christina Nicholson with 4 readers' comments

Ian Ward rejects Scrutiny advice over Hope Road double yellow lines

double yellow lines

Cllr Ward said he had listened to the points raised by the committee, but would be going ahead with the decision anyway.

Tuesday, 11th September, 2018 6:41pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments