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.

Another break-in revealed at Frank James gathering

Frank James Hospital with blossom

The Friends gathered on Saturday and were able to welcome two of the prospective parliamentary candidates.

Monday, 27th April, 2015 11:31am

By Tanja Rebel with 3 readers' comments

50+ volunteers collect 22 black bags of rubbish on beach

East Cowes Beach Clean

Well done to all the volunteers who took part in the East Cowes beach clean at the weekend.

Monday, 27th April, 2015 9:46am

By Michael Douse with 5 readers' comments

Popular bassist returns to Duveaux for gig this week


Ross Mabey makes his long-awaited return to this Isle of Wight band on Saturday night in Cowes. See them play live with Badow at this free event.

Monday, 27th April, 2015 8:23am

By Jordan Mogg

Entries confirmed for the RYS International Bicentenary Regatta

Royal Yacht Squadron

Entries for the Royal Yacht Squadron’s Solent summer celebration of 200 years, the RYS International Bicentenary Regatta, have reached sixty and still counting, as entries continue to arrive by the day.

Monday, 27th April, 2015 7:59am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Lifeboat responds to medical emergency in River Medina

RNLI embroidered logo

The advantage of the RNLI lifeboat carrying medical items such as glucose gel became evident this morning.

Sunday, 26th April, 2015 1:23pm

By George Chastney

Preparation really was everything for Cowes Lifeboat

Cowes rnli volunteer

Fellow dinghy sailors went to the rescue of a another in trouble last night.

Saturday, 25th April, 2015 8:22am

By George Chastney

Emergency services assist kayaker with spinal injury


Send best wishes for a speedy recovery to the young kayaker who suffered a spinal injury yesterday.

Friday, 24th April, 2015 7:48am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Cash to complete Cowes Enterprise promised by Government

Cowes Enteprise College:

It's not the entire £14.9m that was suggested in council papers last year, but several million pounds has been agreed and will allow high priority work to be completed.

Thursday, 23rd April, 2015 8:56am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Training exercise for emergency crews hailed a success (photo gallery)

Havenstreet serious incident exercise

The serious incident exercise that took place in Havenstreet last night - testing the skills of fire and ambulance crews - was hailed a success. See our photo gallery of the event.

Thursday, 23rd April, 2015 8:28am

By Sally Perry

Dredging of Cowes Marina complete

Cowes harbour dredging

A major dredging project that cleared 15,000m3 of silt has secured Cowes Yacht Haven's ability to cater for small superyachts and large boats in its marina over the coming years.

Wednesday, 22nd April, 2015 9:54am

By Laura Downton

Elderly couple rescued from fire

Fire fighters:

Firefighters were called to the fire earlier this morning.

Wednesday, 22nd April, 2015 7:16am

By Sally Perry

Cowes RNLI prepares for ambitious Yellow Welly fun day

RNLI yellow welly

Pushing the boat out will take on many different meanings for Cowes RNLI on May Day Bank Holiday – Monday 4 May – as the lifeboat station invites the public to be part of a fund-raising Yellow Welly Fun Day.

Tuesday, 21st April, 2015 7:33am

By George Chastney