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.

Councillor confirms £1 harbour purchase plans

Seagulls at Ryde harbour

The chair of Ryde Town Council’s harbour working group, said there were no plans to increase the council tax precept for 2020 in order to acquire the Harbour

Monday, 18th November, 2019 2:05pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 28 readers' comments

Missing man from Sandown safely located

Neil horner

Last seen on Wednesday, Hampshire Constabulary and Neil's family are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare

Sunday, 17th November, 2019 12:02pm

By Sally Perry

Plans for future of Ryde Harbour revealed in Isle of Wight council papers

Ryde harbour by Les Lockhart

The future of Ryde Harbour is being decided by the deputy leader of the Isle of Wight council. Details within

Friday, 15th November, 2019 2:06pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Sandown man sentenced to 24+ years for murder of ex-councillor

Jon Stasiuk at the community gardens

The Crown Court judge delivered the sentence today for the murder of a former councillor and landlord. Details within

Thursday, 14th November, 2019 1:19pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with one comment

Island Roads say ‘thank you’ as gateway improvements are completed

Fishbourne Lane

The rebuilding and resurfacing work at Fishbourne has been completed to schedule, despite the recent wet and windy weather

Thursday, 14th November, 2019 7:35am

By Gavin Foster with 3 readers' comments

Considering sixth form options? Head to Ryde School Information Evening

ryde school sxith form montage

The wide breadth of university courses chosen by Sixth Form pupils is testament to the way Ryde School helps pupils achieve their individual ambitions. Find out more at the next Information Evening event

Wednesday, 13th November, 2019 2:34pm

By Feature Writer

Sudden change in plea in Lake ex-councillor murder trial

Yellow Lily and Gerry White

The Sandown man had previously pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility - that all changed today

Tuesday, 12th November, 2019 3:35pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Ryde Arts secures funding for Spirit of Place 2020 project

ryde arts festival printmaking by julian winslow

This exciting new project will involve residents of all ages. Find out how you can get involved in Ryde Arts' Spirit of Place project in 2020

Tuesday, 12th November, 2019 11:06am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Further disruption on Island Line trains

Tilt shift train line

SWR say that to assist you with your journey, your tickets will be accepted, at no extra cost to yourself on Southern Vectis bus routes 2 and 3.

Tuesday, 12th November, 2019 8:40am

By Sally Perry

How mass extinction 370m years ago changed the path of evolution

blast from the past poster

The evening includes lectures and delicious home-made food. Book your place today

Monday, 11th November, 2019 11:47am

By Sally Perry

Three weeks of temporary lights as town gets traffic light upgrade

Wootton Bridge road works

The new traffic lights offer a range of improvements, both for drivers and pedestrians

Monday, 11th November, 2019 8:14am

By Gavin Foster

Island Line trains back on hourly service

train at ryde station

There have been several problems with Island Line trains this week. Details within

Friday, 8th November, 2019 8:18am

By Sally Perry