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.

Brading Roman Villa are ‘Good to Go’ and ready to welcome back visitors

brading roman villa

The Museum has been badly hit by the loss of income over the Coronavirus lockdown and are looking forward to welcoming visitors again

Monday, 3rd August, 2020 2:29pm

By Jasmine Wroath

Letter: Start saying ‘No’ to cruelty of putting in large planning applications during Covid

artist's impression of West Acre Park

Councillor Lilley says residents need to start standing up and saying no to large scale developments that "destroy our green fields and farming"

Monday, 3rd August, 2020 9:23am

By Michael Lilley with 7 readers' comments

Conversion plans for former Bembridge bank to three retail units

former lloyds bank in bembridge

The agent says the to three units is in response to interest by potential businesses who want smaller units, rather than larger units.

Friday, 31st July, 2020 3:35pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Plans for 475-house development on farmland now lodged with Isle of Wight council

West Acre Park plans artists impression of green space

The plans can be viewed via the Isle of Wight council's planning portal and comments can be left until 11th September

Friday, 31st July, 2020 10:05am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 14 readers' comments

Isle of Wight teenagers charged with assault, dangerous driving, blackmail, possession of drugs and a weapon


Police charge three teens following a series of events that include alleged assaults, blackmail and dangerous driving

Wednesday, 29th July, 2020 3:32pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Aspire Ryde staff and volunteers thanked for support through Coronavirus

High Sheriff Visits Aspire Ryde

The new High Sheriff for the Isle of Wight visited Aspire Ryde and congratulated the staff volunteers for their role during the Coronavirus pandemic

Wednesday, 29th July, 2020 11:31am

By Trevor Nicholas with one comment

Isle of Wight council challenged over refusal of planning permission for town houses

Current Victoria Ave properties

The agent argues that the proposed buildings are more in keeping with the Conservation Area than what is currently there

Tuesday, 28th July, 2020 8:21am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

No Isle of Wight Speedway in 2020

Barry Bishop and Martin Widman

Isle of Wight Speedway promoters said they would not want to be responsible for introducing an outbreak of Covid-19 or increase the health risk to fans, friends, staff, sponsors, riders and management by staging a public gathering/event

Friday, 24th July, 2020 2:39pm

By Rob Dyer

Plans for houses in Shanklin in the AONB comes with promise of 400 trees and footpath

westhill road shanklin - aerial view of artists impression of six houses on green space

Agents say the proposal “will offer a modest development in a sustainable location, which is in keeping with the locality and will protect and enhance the character and context of the area, offering much-needed housing”

Tuesday, 21st July, 2020 2:10pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

£50,000 funding drive launched for commercial airport feasibility study

iow airport

Thomas Munro is hoping to raise £50,000 for a feasibility study into the potential expansion of Bembridge airport for commercial airline use, as an alternative to ferry travel

Tuesday, 21st July, 2020 9:06am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Dog attack leaves owner with serious and potentially life-changing injuries

police officer with 101 on lapel - westmidlandspolice

The dog, described as a Staffordshire terrier and Mastiff cross, attacked its owner leaving her with serious and potentially life-changing injuries, as well as another man who was taken to hospital with serious injuries

Monday, 20th July, 2020 10:03am

By Hampshire Constabulary with 2 readers' comments

Short Story: Gulls eye-view of lockdown


Sue Curd from the Ventnor Telling Tales writers' group shares this short story from the view point of the gulls on Ryde seafront during lockdown

Sunday, 19th July, 2020 10:57am

By Sue Curd with 10 readers' comments