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.

Ryde Arts Festival returns this summer thanks to Arts Council grant

ryde arts festival launch

Arts Council England once again helps to enhance and enrich the live of Islanders, as they fund the return of Ryde Arts Festival. OnTheWight has this year's theme and artists in residence.

Thursday, 26th April, 2018 2:10pm

By Sally Perry

Ryde junior rowers compete above expectations at Championships

Wessex Region J16 Girls Eight.

Ryde Rowing Club maintained their strong record of regional representation during the GB Junior Inter-Regional Championships at the National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham last weekend.

Tuesday, 24th April, 2018 11:48am

By Steve Bull

Community pull together after family loses home to lightning strike

House fire

A community appeal for donations of toiletries, clothes etc has been set up as well as a Just Giving Page for the family who have lost everything in Saturday's lightning strike in Bembridge.

Monday, 23rd April, 2018 9:02am

By Sally Perry

Speedway: A tough night for Wightlink Warriors

Ben Hopwood

Five falls or exclusions did not help the cause of the Warriors as they faced the Eastbourne Eagles in the first leg of their Knock Out Cup tie.

Monday, 23rd April, 2018 7:41am

By Rob Dyer

Speedway: Warriors come up short against the Devils

Ben Hopwood

With the Devils' top man in great form, Warriors came up short last night and will need to reflect on a couple of slight mistakes that may well have made the difference between this loss and a narrow win.

Friday, 20th April, 2018 7:09am

By Rob Dyer

12 Wightlink sailings cancelled over Friday and Monday: See the detail

Portsmouth Fishbourne Wightlink route

Wightlink have cancelled 12 car ferry sailings - four tomorrow (Friday) and eight on Monday (23rd). Here's the list.

Thursday, 19th April, 2018 6:56pm

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

No intention to sell off public spaces in Ryde, says regeneration director

Model of Ryde Esplanade

The Isle of Wight council's regeneration team is involved in lots of background work, reviewing previous consultations and proposals and testing out many different possibilities for Ryde.

Thursday, 19th April, 2018 5:22pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

St Helens Causeway: Some good news on access for Summer 2018

Footpath at St Helens causeway

There's been some chatting and access to this popular route appears to be in a better position than before. Details of expected times of when closed and open are enclosed.

Thursday, 19th April, 2018 4:41pm

By IW Council Press Office

Don’t miss the ‘Grand Fridge Opening’ at Aspire

aspire free fridge and shelves

Aspire Ryde works with food stores, restaurants, farms, charities, schools etc to divert food that would otherwise be wasted. They can now accept food that needs refrigeration and welcome any donations.

Thursday, 19th April, 2018 11:08am

By Sandy Ciccognani

Isle of Wight primary school receives ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted

green smiley balls

Well done to all involved in ensuring this Isle of Wight primary school continues to provide 'Good' provision for its pupils.

Thursday, 19th April, 2018 9:03am

By Sally Perry

Another ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted for Isle of Wight pre-school


This Isle of Wight pre-school has been given a rating of 'Good' in all areas of provision by Ofsted. Well done to all involved.

Wednesday, 18th April, 2018 8:29am

By Sally Perry

Ryde rowers compete in Southampton Coastal Head of the River Race

Ryde Rowing Club crews and Scullers:

The crew produced a good performance in a strongly contested section at the Southampton Head of the River race last weekend.

Monday, 16th April, 2018 8:16am

By Steve Bull