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.

Island Line: MP responds to rail franchise news

budget settlement parliament tv

MP says he's pleased the franchise awarding process is over so "we can all start to move forward".

Tuesday, 28th March, 2017 5:33pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with one comment

AET should be ‘relieved of its responsibilities’ claims Cllr Whitehouse

sandown bay academy

Chris Whitehouse says AET should be 'relieved of its responsibilities' and replaced as sponsor for Sandown Academy.

Tuesday, 28th March, 2017 5:26pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ferry route diverted to International Port this week

Portsmouth International Port

All customers booked on ferries between Tuesday-Thursday have been notified, but if you're travelling don't forget ferry terminal changes this week.

Monday, 27th March, 2017 11:19am

By Sally Perry

Island Line: First MTR promise innovation

Islandline trains

FirstGroup and MTR say they listened carefully to feedback from passengers, stakeholders and community groups and are committed to working with Islanders to develop a viable future for the Island Line.

Monday, 27th March, 2017 9:28am

By James Robinson with 8 readers' comments

Ryde Rowing Club take part in the ‘Big Row’ for Cancer Research

Ryde Rowing Club Fundraiser for Cancer Research UK

British Rowing has joined forces with Cancer Research UK for the “Great Row” and are encouraging thousands of rowers across the nation to take on an indoor rowing challenge.

Monday, 27th March, 2017 9:13am

By Steve Bull

New company to run Island Line and South Western rail franchise

island line train

The Department for Transport has announced the company who has been awarded the south western franchise, which will run from 20 August 2017.

Monday, 27th March, 2017 7:12am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Plans revealed for school’s new boarding house and sports pitch

ryde schol boarding plans

Comments have opened on the planning application for a boarding house to accommodate up to 68 pupils at Ryde School. It will sit alongside a new Astro turf pitch with the potential for inter-school and local sports club benefit.

Friday, 24th March, 2017 5:23pm

By Ra Hennessy

Community group trigger process to bid for Ryde Arena

young ice hockey pupils

Ryde Arena Community Action Group have registered a new company, Wight Ice Leisure Limited, and have said they would like to be treated as a potential bidder for the venue.

Friday, 24th March, 2017 9:33am

By Sally Perry

Junior rowers achieve great results at National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships

SSRC squad outside Lea Valley Centre, London

The juniors from Shanklin Sandown Rowing Club came away from the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships in London with some fantastic results. Well done to you all.

Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017 8:18am

By Alex Robertson

Police hunt for Sandown man in connection with conspiracy to murder case

Henry Thomas HENDERSON

Police are searching for ​​51 year old Henry Thomas Henderson from Sandown and believe he may have left the UK. They are considering issuing a European arrest warrant as part of their efforts to locate him.

Tuesday, 21st March, 2017 2:18pm

By Sally Perry

Staddlestones Nissan achieves Isle of Wight first

Jade Barry at Saddlestones

An Isle of Wight Nissan dealership say they have broken ground by taking on the county’s first female apprentice technician.

Monday, 20th March, 2017 5:02pm

By Feature Writer with 3 readers' comments

Ryde Arena: Group of investors being formed for possible purchase

frozen out

A group of investors are being formed and within the next week it's expected a six month moratorium on the sale of Ryde Arena will be in place.

Wednesday, 15th March, 2017 2:19pm

By Robina Marshall with 2 readers' comments