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.

Did you see woman being mugged on Saturday night?

Emergency call:

Police ask if anyone saw a man fitting the description walking up Nelson Street (with or without a handbag) on Saturday night, to please contact police.

Tuesday, 27th September, 2016 12:19pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Wightlink port upgrades: Major changes ahead

Greggs pasty

Watch out for some major changes to Wightlink's ferry services via Portsmouth in the coming weeks. We've got all the details, including the news that Greggs will be closing.

Tuesday, 27th September, 2016 11:09am

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Fundraising end of season celebration


The Macmillan Coffee Morning turned into a coffee morning, afternoon and evening as rowers from Ryde Rowing Club celebrated their end of season success.

Monday, 26th September, 2016 9:43am

By Steve Bull

Cafe Scientifique: Share your views on the theory of human origin and Hinkley Point


The opening session of the season sees a members' discussion. The two items up for discussion are Hinkley Point and the theory of human origin. Why not pop along and help make it a stimulating evening.

Monday, 26th September, 2016 8:15am

By Pam Ash with one comment

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


If you’re considering your child’s education options, meet teachers, pupils and tour the school on this Open Morning to find out more about the Island school with a global outlook.

Thursday, 22nd September, 2016 9:00pm

By Feature Writer

Islanders form giant human peace sign (aerial photos)

Human peace sign by Darren Vaughan WightDrone

Islanders stood side by side with others across the globe on the United Nations International Day of Peace. See the aerial photos taken by Darren Vaughan of Wight Drone.

Thursday, 22nd September, 2016 12:55pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Will you be part of 1,000+ human peace sign?

Peace sign in a tree trunk

It's hoped over 1,000 people will gather at low tide on Appley Beach tonight to create a giant human peace sign which will be filmed from the air by Darren at WightDrone.

Wednesday, 21st September, 2016 8:13am

By Sally Perry

$300m Philippe Starck-designed Motor Yacht A drops anchor off Bembridge (Photos)


A Russian billionaire's $300m boat, that has shocked and delighted the motor yacht world in equal measures, chose the Isle of Wight to drop anchor for little break after leaving London.

Tuesday, 20th September, 2016 6:23pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Overwhelming response to Hospice Postcard Project

Hospice Postcard Exhibition 2016

There are over 70 postcard-sized pieces of original artwork going on display to celebrate Isle of Wight Day, in an exhibition at the Blue Fox Gallery in Ryde to support Earl Mountbatten Hospice.

Tuesday, 20th September, 2016 2:12pm

By Emma Topping

Over £10,000 of jewellery stolen in Isle of Wight burglary

police tape

Police are appealing for witnesses after £10,000 of jewellery was stolen in a burglary in Fishbourne. They are keen to speak to anyone who saw anything suspicious in that area during the day.

Monday, 19th September, 2016 9:19am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Wightlink ‘ferry fire’ quickly extinguished


Passengers were moved to the top deck whilst the small fire was dealt with.

Monday, 19th September, 2016 9:13am

By Sally Perry

Rare bat chooses Isle of Wight after 13 year absence from country (updated)

European Free tailed bat

This cute little fella has checked into the Isle of Wight Bat Hospital for the next four months. The last time a bat of this type was found in the country was over 13 years ago.

Friday, 16th September, 2016 8:58am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments