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.

Pupils hear hard hitting story of young death from road traffic accident

ryde academy - head on event 1

Pupils from Ryde Academy took part in an event aimed at raising awareness about safety when travelling with young newly qualified drivers.

Friday, 5th April, 2019 5:08pm

By Jay Henley

Binstead residents take a journey down Memory Lane

Binstead Reunion Group

A group of Binstead past and present got together to share memories of the 1950s and 60s.

Friday, 5th April, 2019 9:26am

By Bob Cooper

Overnight closures for East Wight roadworks

the road at Hale Common

Work on both projects will be undertaken at night in order to minimise inconvenience to road users.

Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019 1:48pm

By Gavin Foster with one comment

The Inflatable Rainbow Run returns this summer

rainbow run

Following last summer’s successful Inflatable Rainbow Run, the event will return to Sandown Airport this July.

Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019 9:46am

By Sally Perry

Find out more about the conservation and preservation of the Mary Rose at Cafe Scientifique talk

model of the mary rose

This fascinating talk about the conservation and preservation of the Mary Rose is expected to be very popular.

Tuesday, 2nd April, 2019 8:45am

By Pam Ash

Isle of Wight skateboarding brand Wight Trash 15 years old and still going strong

john cattle with martha and bam margera

Legendary Isle of Wight skateboarder, John Cattle, founded Wight Trash back in 2004. 15 years on and the brand is known around the world, he's running skate session five days a week and will be celebrating five years of having a shop in Ryde this summer.

Monday, 1st April, 2019 8:29pm

By Sally Perry

Join Goodvibes House Party and help raise money for youth project

new night logo pink and white at 33

Fancy "having a giggle with friends and throwing some dodgy shapes on the dance floor to some top quality dance music whilst raising money for a youth project? Good Vibes is for you.

Monday, 1st April, 2019 2:28pm

By Ian Dore

Ryde Inshore Rescue seeking volunteers: Why not do something different this year?


Pop down on Monday night to find out more or contact the team through their Facebook or Twitter accounts.

Monday, 1st April, 2019 9:10am

By Sally Perry

School servers ‘hacked’ and personal data ‘possibly’ accessed

Computer Keyboard

The school say they cannot rule out the possibility that personal information might have been accessed.

Thursday, 28th March, 2019 3:49pm

By Sally Perry

Bembridge Men in Sheds benefit from £9k of grants

Men in sheds with banner saying thank you

Bembridge Men in Sheds has been awarded nearly £9,000 towards long-term accommodation in Steyne Park, Bembridge.

Wednesday, 27th March, 2019 9:48am

By John Sparrow with 2 readers' comments

Ryde rowers take on the BTC Rowing Club Coastal and River Head of the River Race

Tom Starkey and Ben Sanderson. Men's Open 2x

The Wightlink sponsored Club had a young and relatively inexperienced team afloat several making their racing debuts for the Club - but produced an encouraging set of results.

Monday, 25th March, 2019 2:42pm

By Steve Bull

No main Isle of Wight Pride event for 2019

iw pride samba band

The announcement was made following Saturday's AGM. Other events will take place throughout the year building towards a main Pride event in 2020. Cllr Love addresses the homophobic comments made on social media.

Monday, 25th March, 2019 8:13am

By Sally Perry with one comment