News from the North Wight

If you’re interested in news from around the North of the Island, 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.

Bestival 2015: Your guide to traffic restrictions

Bestival traffic is inevitable with so many coming to the Isle of Wight to enjoy it. Here's a guide of road changes and where to avoid, if you're not going.

Friday, 4th September, 2015 10:22am

By Simon Perry

Wootton Bridge: An update on restoration plans

Wootton Bridge from east

Island Roads share on update on the situation with Wootton Bridge, which currently has a speed and load capacity set following the discovery of damage earlier in the summer.

Wednesday, 2nd September, 2015 2:01pm

By Gavin Foster with 4 readers' comments

Life ban for woman who neglected carriage horses for Osborne House

osborne stables - horse

Alarming details of how the horses were kept "in awful conditions" at Osborne House stables have emerged during the court case - such as a horse found on a "pile of muck so high its head was in the rafters."

Thursday, 27th August, 2015 2:29pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Last Vulcan flight along the South Coast (Gallery and Videos)

Arvo Vulcan by John Woracker

John Woracker managed to capture the flying beauty as she passed along the Solent at the weekend. Her last flight along the south coast before her retirement.

Tuesday, 25th August, 2015 7:33pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Former councillor found guilty after shooting girlfriend in the head (Updated)

Walther CP-88 Air pistol

It's the stuff that films are made of. The former councillor and businessman claims to have no memory of the attack which ended with him asking to be shot by police in a stand-off last year.

Monday, 24th August, 2015 6:38pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

‘No to Costa Coffee in Cowes’ campaign gathering pace (Updated)

Cowes High street - no costa

Almost 130 people have added their comments to a planning application from Costa Coffee seeking permission to develop the former Baileys Stores in Cowes High Street. You have until Friday to share your views.

Monday, 24th August, 2015 3:45pm

By Sally Perry with 23 readers' comments

International Moth dismasted off Gurnard Marsh

RNLI embroidered logo

Cowes RNLI were able to go to the aid of the Formula One sailing yacht yesterday.

Monday, 24th August, 2015 7:30am

By George Chastney with 2 readers' comments

Horatio raises awareness for Cowes Sailability Club


This new mew mascot for the Cowes Sailability Club hopes to raise awareness of the £10,500 a year they need to function (that's despite many volunteers).

Friday, 21st August, 2015 8:14am

By George Chastney

Priory School 2015 GCSE Results: A testament to the hard work

priory school

Congratulations to all the students at Priory School for their GCSE achievements, especially the exceptional performances.

Thursday, 20th August, 2015 6:51pm

By Emma Dale

Cowes Enterprise College 2015 GCSE Results: More great success stories

Cowes Enteprise College:

Congratulations to all the pupils at Cowes Enterprise College on GCSE results day, but especially to all those whose hard work paid off.

Thursday, 20th August, 2015 11:33am

By John Peckham

Cowes Week round-up featuring Charity and Art

Cowes week cheque - suzanne whitewood

Cowes Week is always a great opportunity to fundraise for charities and this year also provided ample opportunity for some great art to be seen by the thousands of visitors.

Wednesday, 19th August, 2015 5:19pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Surprise as battled-over building goes up for sale for £1.25m without notice

frank james for sale

Seems to be the season for properties on the Isle of Wight with historical relevance going up for sale. This week a former memorial hospital.

Wednesday, 19th August, 2015 9:42am

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments