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.

‘Campaign to unseat Chris Whitehouse starts here’, says party behind by-election winner (updated)

Joe Lever at polling station

The campaign to unseat Chris Whitehouse in the 2021 Isle of Wight council elections starts here, says the party behind the winner of the Parish Council by-election.

Friday, 14th June, 2019 9:21am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Court for Isle of Wight man accused of shining light at helicopter pilot conducting search for missing person

Newport Crown and Magistrates Court:

The offence took place during a search for a missing person in March in the Brading area.

Thursday, 13th June, 2019 11:03am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Ryde Harriers take on Wales, Worthing and the West Wight

Ryde harriers at the Needles Half 2019

This month members of the Ryde Harriers have taken on the Peaks Short Challenge, the Worthing 10k and the Needles Half Marathon.

Thursday, 13th June, 2019 9:00am

By Sarah Ponsford

Speedway Warriors felled by Gladiators again

Riders B Wilson(W) G Wood(R) A Extance(Y) on speedway track

Warriors co-promoter Barry Bishop says the team will need to raise their game for the next team meeting which is also against Plymouth at their track in ten days time.

Wednesday, 12th June, 2019 8:48am

By Rob Dyer

Isle of Wight leisure centre chosen for smart-building EU funded pilot project

heights leisure centre

The pilot project, funded by the EU, will help the Isle of Wight council reduce energy bills and carbon emissions and demonstrates how a conventional building can become a smart building.

Wednesday, 12th June, 2019 8:37am

By Sara Crane with 12 readers' comments

Free wellbeing singing group for those with anxiety or depression

Banksy bird singing

The group is free to members of the community who suffer from anxiety, depression or who hay have done in the past, but wish to meet and support other people with similar experiences.

Wednesday, 12th June, 2019 8:09am

By Annalisa Vaughan with one comment

Stuart a Festival winner in Aspire Ryde ticket competition

richard, stuart and gioia

Stuart Southwell won two weekend Isle of Wight Festival tickets in the Aspire Ryde ticket draw.

Tuesday, 11th June, 2019 6:12pm

By Sally Perry

Call for kayakers and canoeists to be part of charity Pier to Pier swim

pier to pier swim - clasire speight

The event attracted over 100 swimmers last year and as well as the help of inshore rescue teams, the services of kayakers and canoeists are needed to support the swimmers.

Monday, 10th June, 2019 10:51am

By Bob Cooper

Sandown’s ‘High Ropes’ attraction no longer going ahead – now it’s ‘high nets’

high ropes sky trail

The plans changed after Heritage GB researched high ropes attractions and realised they wouldn't be suitable on coastal areas.

Friday, 7th June, 2019 3:20pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Ben’s entrepreneurial journey following Bacterial Meningitis recognised with Young Enterprise Award

ben taylor

After contracting Bacterial Meningitis in 2018, Ben was feeling pretty lost, but this Young Entrepreneurs programme has given him the confidence to believe in himself and what he can achieve. The Award sounds well-deserved.

Friday, 7th June, 2019 10:45am

By Pauline Hedges

Girls’ Beach Soccer championships on the Isle of Wight this weekend

girls beach soccer at appley game

Show your support and head down during the championships this Saturday at Appley Beach, Ryde.

Thursday, 6th June, 2019 5:53pm

By Sally Perry

Green light for homes for people with disabilities and learning difficulties

planning keyboard

The application was passed by the planning committee, despite concerns from residents about parking and the value of their property being affected.

Wednesday, 5th June, 2019 4:45pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment