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.

Financial boost for ice rink campaigners

Ryde arena action group

Support from Ryde Town Council, Ryde Slide and JR Zone announced today by ice rink campaigners.

Friday, 23rd June, 2017 3:10pm

By Robina Marshall

Hard-earned victory for Wightlink Warriors

Connor Coles leading Heat 11 - WWKent KingsNL

The speedway Warriors achieved a hard-earned victory over Kent Kings in last night's National League meeting, taking a maximum heat advantage in the final race to secure the victory and all three league points.

Friday, 23rd June, 2017 12:10pm

By Rob Dyer

Fourth win of the season for Ryde female rowing team

Ryde Junior Ladies 1. Ryde Junior Ladies celebrating their win.

Congratulations to the Coastal Juniors Ladies Four “A” crew of Lisa Murphy, Emily Pike, Kate Whitehurst and Courtney Edmonds who secured their fourth win of the season at Swanage last weekend.

Tuesday, 20th June, 2017 4:32pm

By Steve Bull

Great results for Shanklin Sandown rowers at Swanage Regatta

Ladies Junior Pair rowing

Third win of the season for Daisy and Emily Faithfull as they rowed for Shanklin Sandown Rowing Club at the Swanage Regatta

Tuesday, 20th June, 2017 4:21pm

By Alex Robertson

Future of Sandown education provision discussed at Westminster

portcullis house

The newly-elected Conservative Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, took a delegation of councillors and officers to meet the Department for Education today to put forward their case on behalf of the Sandown community.

Tuesday, 20th June, 2017 3:21pm

By Sally Perry

Disruption to train service over

Island line train

There is a change to the train timetable today due to a fault on one of the trains.

Tuesday, 20th June, 2017 10:08am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight Pride Parade – register now to take part

pride parade

Find out more about the Isle of Wight Pride Parade and how you can get involved.

Monday, 19th June, 2017 9:48am

By Matthew Bundy

Aspire Ryde launch DIY SOS to help save the building

aspire diy sos

Aspire Ryde, who help the most vulnerable in the community, are calling on kind tradespeople to lend a hand to improve the building, so they can focus upon helping people in need.

Friday, 16th June, 2017 9:13am

By Heath Monaghan

A head for heights? Carnival Queens take on sponsored tree climb

tree climbers

A group of girls and boys - who will be performing on and around Ryde’s Carnival Queens float at all the Island Carnivals this year - will be taking part in the fundraising climb on Monday 3rd July at Appley Park in Ryde.

Friday, 16th June, 2017 7:26am

By Liz Allen

Busy Ryde route to undergo major upgrade

emergency closure

The work to upgrade a section of the A3054 from Eleanors Grove to Arnold Road, Binstead and including Quarr Hill, will be undertaken at night in order to reduce disruption.

Thursday, 15th June, 2017 1:02pm

By Gavin Foster

I’m in the Garden: Four artists come together for Ryde Arts Festival

in the garden by Adam Gillam

As part of the excellent Ryde Arts Festival and GROW project, four artists come together to share their work exploring social integration and circular economy.

Thursday, 15th June, 2017 12:26pm

By Sally Perry

Reduced speedway team defeated by Birmingham

CWi HT3 - WWBirminghamNL - 130617 - I Groves

Contractual issues meant returning reserve Tyler Govier didn't take part in last night's race, which the Wightlink Warriors went on to lose to Birmingham.

Wednesday, 14th June, 2017 8:10am

By Rob Dyer