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 Extreme: Head to the Pop-Up to find out more about this inspiring story

Island Extreme

We love this inspirational story of a young Island lad who has thrown everything into starting up a business around a sport that he loves and excels at. Check in with Blake Nash at Island Extreme during their pop-up in Ryde between now and Boxing Day.

Thursday, 8th December, 2016 7:42pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Road closed following intense barn fire in Ashey

road closed sign

The barn fire raged for many hours. A road closure is in place to clear the ditches and grips.

Tuesday, 6th December, 2016 9:48am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Relentless running for Ryde Harriers

women runners

The cold weather doesn't stop these Ryde Harriers from running. The last month saw them enter many races across the region.

Tuesday, 6th December, 2016 7:35am

By Tom Blackwell

Support for Community Library continues to grow


The grand annual draw topped £700 at last weekend's Christmas Fair at Bembridge Community Fair.

Monday, 5th December, 2016 10:47am

By Richard Beet

Isle of Wight musician to compete in national Open Mic finals

lewis shepperd playing guitar

This 22 year old musician from the Isle of Wight proves that hard work and determination can get you somewhere in the music industry. Wish him luck at the grand finals of the Open Mic UK competition in January.

Friday, 2nd December, 2016 12:05pm

By Sally Perry

All welcome to Bembridge Community Library Christmas Coffee Morning


Head to Bembridge Community Library on Saturday morning to enjoy hot drinks and homemade cakes, listen to live music and carols and browse bric a brac and craft stalls.

Thursday, 1st December, 2016 6:22pm

By Richard Beet

Isle of Wight’s Jess Martin shortlisted as British Breakthrough – Vote today!

Jess Andrews

Let's all get behind this former Sandown Bay pupil and vote for Jess today to help her win the British Breakthrough Award.

Thursday, 1st December, 2016 6:06pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Talented Island mathematicians achieve national success

Mathematicians from Ryde School

Congratulations to the budding mathematicians from the Isle of Wight who won the South East regional final of this national Maths Challenge last week, especially Wilf Armfield who scored 125/125.

Thursday, 1st December, 2016 5:20pm

By Ra Hennessy with 2 readers' comments

Aggregate needed for YMCA pothole problem before cars arrive for young carers

Sporting bears

These high-end cars will be taking young carers out for the rides of their lives on 10th December, but help is needed to fill some potholes at YMCA Shanklin beforehand. Anyone happen to have a few bags of aggregate going free?

Wednesday, 30th November, 2016 4:44pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Your ideas will help shape plans for Isle of Wight Pride

People marching in Gay Pride parade

Complete this quick and confidential survey and your views could help shape the plans for next year's Isle of Wight Pride.

Wednesday, 30th November, 2016 2:23pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

From customer service to customer saver: Award for saving a passenger’s life

keith greenfield and brian cowse

Brian Cowser's calm and measured in his actions on hearing that a customer had suffered a cardiac arrest has been recognised by his employer, Wightlink.

Wednesday, 30th November, 2016 10:40am

By Karen Woods

Do you know where the 1960s Ryde High School time capsule is buried?

Ryde Academy school building

Were you around when the time capsule was buried on the site of Ryde High School in the 1960s? Before the old building is demolished, staff at the school are keen to find the time capsule.

Monday, 28th November, 2016 2:14pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments