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.

Sudden change in plea in Lake ex-councillor murder trial

Yellow Lily and Gerry White

The Sandown man had previously pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility - that all changed today

Tuesday, 12th November, 2019 3:35pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Ryde Arts secures funding for Spirit of Place 2020 project

ryde arts festival printmaking by julian winslow

This exciting new project will involve residents of all ages. Find out how you can get involved in Ryde Arts' Spirit of Place project in 2020

Tuesday, 12th November, 2019 11:06am

By Sally Perry

Further disruption on Island Line trains

Tilt shift train line

SWR say that to assist you with your journey, your tickets will be accepted, at no extra cost to yourself on Southern Vectis bus routes 2 and 3.

Tuesday, 12th November, 2019 8:40am

By Sally Perry

How mass extinction 370m years ago changed the path of evolution

blast from the past poster

The evening includes lectures and delicious home-made food. Book your place today

Monday, 11th November, 2019 11:47am

By Sally Perry

Three weeks of temporary lights as town gets traffic light upgrade

Wootton Bridge road works

The new traffic lights offer a range of improvements, both for drivers and pedestrians

Monday, 11th November, 2019 8:14am

By Gavin Foster

Island Line trains back on hourly service

train at ryde station

There have been several problems with Island Line trains this week. Details within

Friday, 8th November, 2019 8:18am

By Sally Perry

Sassy Isle of Wight film company giving people a voice

Sandy and partner Sassy productions

This sassy duo invite you to their re-launch party on Saturday night where you'll be able to find out more about Sassy Isle of Wight, Connecting Communities through Film and Creativity

Thursday, 7th November, 2019 4:23pm

By Sandy Ciccognani

Share your views on the proposed new loos

Artists impression of new toilet block in Sandown

Ideas for the location include a redesigned building providing a new food and drink outlet, a separate, new, public convenience facility and enhanced outdoor areas

Thursday, 7th November, 2019 3:34pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

More heavy rain could lead to flooding for Eastern Yar and tributaries

flood sign

More rain is expected from this afternoon, continuing into Friday and Saturday and the Environment Agency have issued another flood alert

Thursday, 7th November, 2019 10:36am

By Sally Perry

Stunning starling murmuration on the Isle of Wight (video and photos)

Isle of Wight Starling Murmuration by Sophie Hale

A starling murmuration is a sight to behold. OnTheWight has photos and video of several thousand starlings dancing in the sky this week over the Isle of Wight

Wednesday, 6th November, 2019 8:19pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Island Line trains back on, but hourly service (updated)

track repairs :

The service switched to an hourly service yesterday due to problems on the line, today it has been totally suspended

Wednesday, 6th November, 2019 1:31pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Spinnaker Tower lights to be switched back on – No longer powered by floppy disk!

spinnaker tower lit up during christmas xmas 2007

The Spinnaker has been dark since September. Now refitted with hi-tech lights, OnTheWight’s got the details of when the new free light show is on – see within for dates and times

Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 12:19pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments