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.

Postponed: Don’t miss your chance to make a Sandman Snowman this half term

Sandman Snowman populating Science Beach, Sandown Bay Isle of Wight

Come snow or shine, it’s time for Sandman Snowman in Sandown Bay, Isle of Wight!

Friday, 7th February, 2020 1:04pm

By Claire Hector

Gas cloud suspected from tanker off the Isle of Wight making its way across the Island, say Fire Service

tankers off sandown by

If you notice a strong smell of gas today on the Island, it's possible it's down to this

Thursday, 6th February, 2020 1:46pm

By Sally Perry

Boojum and Snark unveil Simply Galumphing Around, an extraordinary art installation

Boojum and Snark Galumphing Around art installation

Boojum&Snark offer great reason to head to Sandown later this month as they unveil Simply Galumphing Around, an extraordinary art installation exploring the pursuit of Snarks and happiness

Thursday, 6th February, 2020 9:13am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight council set out £6.6m investment in Island projects

fifty pound notes

The council set out how they plan to invest £6.6m on new projects in the coming year

Wednesday, 5th February, 2020 4:37pm

By IW Council Press Office with 9 readers' comments

Hovertravel welcomes Sir David Jason for Great British Inventions: On TV screens this week

Sir David Jason at Hovertravel

Tune in on Tuesday night to see Sir David Jason take a special trip on the hovercraft for his Great British Inventions series

Monday, 3rd February, 2020 4:50pm

By Stephen Forster

Wightlink celebrating two years serving Isle of Wight milk to their ferry customers

Wightlink celebrates almost half a million litres of IoW milk

Wightlink are not only supporting an Isle of Wight farm, but keeping food miles to a minimum, by sourcing it locally. The amount of milk that they’ve used is enough for a staggering number of cups of tea and coffee!

Monday, 3rd February, 2020 4:28pm

By Karen Woods with 5 readers' comments

People’s Gallery to close, but bright future for town, says Biz Assoc.

closing down sign in shop window

Chair of the Business Association says the town has a bright future with a minimum of £900,000 being invested in the High Street

Monday, 3rd February, 2020 11:14am

By Peter Gruner

Bembridge Annual Gift Fair raises over £20,000 for Mountbatten

Gift Fair committee presenting cheque to Nigel Hartley

A whopping £20,000 was raised at the Gift Fair, the equivalent of one day’s care with Mountbatten

Monday, 3rd February, 2020 10:29am

By Matt White with one comment

Neighbourhood Watch scheme intended to strengthen ties between police and community

neighbourhood watch logo

The former Met Police member believes the scheme will strengthen the ties between police and community

Monday, 3rd February, 2020 9:42am

By Stuart Brown

The Isle of Wight looks AMAZING in this brand new luxury car YouTube video

Auto Trader review video testing new McLaren GT against the new Bentley Continental GT

Take a look at this just-released video - Two staggering luxury GT cars, driving around the Isle of Wight, making it look absolutely and utterly beautiful - The cars don’t look bad either :) They must like it here, they called it the “sunny, exotic Isle of Wight”!

Friday, 31st January, 2020 7:20pm

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments

National award for work tackling underage drinking in Ryde

Network Ryde Award 2020

The project aimed at raising awareness of the harm alcohol can cause was a great success and has led to a national award for Network Ryde

Friday, 31st January, 2020 4:45pm

By Lisa Dyer with one comment

Love and Dying – Documentary explores current law on assisted dying

Jill and David George

The film asks whether there should be a change in the current law relating to assisted dying

Friday, 31st January, 2020 12:40pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments