News from the North

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.

Don’t miss the ‘Coast’ exhibition in Cowes next week

Malcolm Winter's artwork:

Why not take a wander down Bath Road in Cowes next week and enjoy the works by these four talented artists.

Wednesday, 23rd April, 2014 3:11pm

By Sally Perry

Woman found with serious injuries in Cowes home

Police tape:

Police say they're keeping an open mind about the cause of the woman's injuries at this early stage.

Wednesday, 23rd April, 2014 9:49am

By Sally Perry

Floating bridge out of service this week

Floating Bridge

The floating bridge is out for maintenance in dry dock this week. Diversions are in place and a passenger launch available.

Tuesday, 22nd April, 2014 9:20am

By Sally Perry

Cowes Enterprise responds to fourth Ofsted report since Special Measures

Cowes Enteprise College:

Cowes Enterprise College claim it has once again received the 'best possible feedback' from Ofsted inspectors as it continues its steady progress towards recovery.

Tuesday, 15th April, 2014 11:05am

By Glynn Taylor with 4 readers' comments

Expect a competitive fleet on the RORC Easter Challenge start line

Jim Saltonstall After race ferret debrief

The Royal Ocean Racing Club's Easter Regatta should prove a winner with experts on hand to teach and train those taking part.

Monday, 14th April, 2014 11:11am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Friends launch 1,000 signatures in 100 days petition to Save Frank James

Frank James Hospital:

The petition calling on the Isle of Wight council to serve a Statutory Repairs Notice on the owners of the former Frank James Memorial Hospital in East Cowes has already gathered over 500 signatures online.

Monday, 14th April, 2014 8:31am

By Tanja Rebel with 4 readers' comments

Plans for a single wind turbine in Wootton revealed

Image: 3336 under CC BY 2.0

We'll have to rename today as 'Green Friday', having two wind turbine reports within hours of each other.

Friday, 11th April, 2014 3:16pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Cowes Enterprise learns outcome of latest Ofsted inspection report


Although making reasonable progress, the Ofsted Inspector would like to see further improvements at the College before Special Measures are removed.

Thursday, 10th April, 2014 7:10pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Could new floating bridge be funded through Solent LEP?

Floating Bridge

If a bid to the Solent LEP for a new floating bridge at Cowes goes ahead and is accepted, it'll take the pressure off the Isle of Wight council, who are facing a £3m bill to keep it running.

Thursday, 10th April, 2014 11:31am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Floating bridge back in service earlier than expected

Floating bridge :

The floating bridge will come back into service earlier than initially scheduled following annual maintenance and its inspection by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Thursday, 10th April, 2014 11:26am

By IW Council Press Office

Aerial video of The Needles and Cowes: Like you’ve never seen before

Red Earth Studio drone shot of The Needles

Using an extremely high-spec camera mounted on a remote-control drone copter, a professional London production company has captured some stunning footage of the Island.

Wednesday, 9th April, 2014 8:33pm

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments

Sue’s campaign to help others starts at Northwood House exhibition

Avah Flynn and Sue Standish Murphy

Isle of Wight artist, Sue Standish Murphy, has donated two paintings to the fundraising exhibition in aid of the MND Association later this month. She'll continue her campaign of fundraising throughout the summer.

Wednesday, 9th April, 2014 8:59am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments