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.

Man arrested in ‘sexually motivated’ police impersonation case

British Transport police

Police had been searching for a man who impersonated an undercover police officer, asking to search teenage girls in East Cowes and Freshwater. They've now arrested someone.

Tuesday, 23rd August, 2016 7:09pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Burst mains leads to no water for Isle of Wight residents

water bottles

Many residents in Wootton and Ryde have been without water over the past two days due to burst water mains.

Monday, 22nd August, 2016 11:18am

By Sally Perry

Police search for ‘sexually motivated’ man posing as undercover policeman

Police conferring

A man in his 40s was reported to have approached teenage girls in East Cowes and Freshwater at the weekend posing as a plain clothes policeman, telling the girls he was going to search them. Police are keen to hear from a couple who may have spoken to the man.

Monday, 22nd August, 2016 7:56am

By Hampshire Constabulary with 2 readers' comments

Classic Isle Festival sadly cancelled due to unseasonably strong winds (Updated)

Classic Isle

Organisers of Classic Isle Festival are devastated at having to cancel the event due to the forecasted strong winds this weekend. Hospice launch event on the Friday to continue - indoors at Northwood House.

Thursday, 18th August, 2016 12:53pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Vandals destroy the replacement umbrella tree during Cowes Week

vandalised tree

Cllr Paul Fuller said it was "really sad that mindless vandals" have caused so much damage to a tree which was so welcomed by the local community.

Thursday, 18th August, 2016 8:58am

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Cowes-based crew win the Fast 40+ Class Race

Girls On Film - Paul Wyeth Cowes Week

Peter Morton's Cowes based crew on Girls on Film won the inaugural FAST40+ Class at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week.

Wednesday, 17th August, 2016 6:42pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Record-breaking sailor among those who supported limited edition Hospice fenders

Danny Arthur, Kath Bright, Alex Alley and Justin Jones

The record-breaking sailor was pleased to be able to support the Hospice by purchasing their bright yellow fenders, which he hopes to take with him on his around the world challenge in the next couple of years.

Tuesday, 16th August, 2016 4:29pm

By Emma Topping

Cemetery Friends launch community learning programme

northwood cemetary

The series of free workshops will cover a range of heritage and conservation themes and aim to give Islanders a better understanding of Northwood Cemetery, its surrounding area, its history and conservation value.

Monday, 15th August, 2016 6:00pm

By Jon Matthews

Collapsed sewer leads to road closure

old road - road closure

Maresfield Road and Cambridge Road will be affected by the road closure of Old Road, East Cowes.

Monday, 15th August, 2016 5:38pm

By Sally Perry

Cowes Week 2016 round-up: Day Five (HD photos)

Day Five at Cowes Week by Christian Beasley

Rupert Holmes shares the report from Day Five of the Cowes Week sailing regatta along with HD photos from Christian Beasley. Wonderful to look at even if you’re not into sailing.

Thursday, 11th August, 2016 8:51am

By Rupert Holmes

Cowes Week 2016 round-up: Ladies Day Racing

ladies day at cowes week 2016

Around a third of the 8,000 competitors taking part in the regatta are women. Tuesday saw racing for the Ladies Day Trophy which was presented during celebrations at Northwood House.

Wednesday, 10th August, 2016 12:56pm

By Cowes Week Organisers

Cowes Week 2016 round-up: Day Three (HD photos)

day three cowes week

Rupert Holmes shares the report from Day Three of the Cowes Week sailing regatta along with HD photos from Christian Beasley. Wonderful to look at even if you’re not into sailing.

Wednesday, 10th August, 2016 10:03am

By Sally Perry