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.

Tesco close 43 UK stores: Isle of Wight impact?

Tesco at night

Find out if the Isle of Wight be impacted by the closure of 43 Tesco stores.

Wednesday, 28th January, 2015 12:42pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Girls For Sail, backs Sport England’s ‘This Girl Can’ campaign

Girls for Sail crew

Girls For Sail principal Annie O'Sullivan, founder of the UK's only female sailing school, is backing Sport England's new campaign to encourage more women into sport.

Tuesday, 27th January, 2015 8:13am

By Myrid Ramsay

Gurnard Green: Our Flickr Group Picture of the Week

Frist Beach Huts in Gurnard

You can easily imagine the sound of the frosty grass crunching underfoot in this great shot taken this morning.

Friday, 23rd January, 2015 2:22pm

By Sally Perry

Hoegh Osaka: ‘Extraordinary dedication and courage’ shown

The Transport Secretary praises all those involved in the rescue and salvage operation of the stricken cargo ship, Hoegh Osaka.

Friday, 23rd January, 2015 8:33am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Hoegh Osaka: Major development announced

Hoegh Osaka

Plans for the cargo ship's return to Southampton Port have been revealed by the MCA.

Wednesday, 21st January, 2015 2:40pm

By Joanne Groenenberg with 2 readers' comments

Technical fault causes problems for Red Funnel (updated)

Red Falcoln Red Funnel ferry by seattlecamera

If you're booked on the Red Funnel car ferry this morning, be aware there are several cancellations.

Tuesday, 20th January, 2015 8:07am

By Sally Perry

2015 prize draw winners announced for Cowes Week

Roger Evans collected the first runners-up prize from Peter Dickson

Entries for Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2015 were launched at the end of the 2014 regatta and entry numbers are already showing a 20% uplift compared with the same time last year.

Tuesday, 20th January, 2015 7:56am

By Peta Stuart-Hunt

Hoegh Osaka: Plans to move listing cargo ship to Southampton later this week

Hoegh Osaka

The list has now reduced to 47 degrees and is expected to reduce further.

Monday, 19th January, 2015 1:19pm

By Joanne Groenenberg with 2 readers' comments

Pickle Wars returns for its 14th year

Pickled onions

If you have a strong constitution and a love of pickled onions, the Pickle Wars event next weekend offers a great afternoon out.

Monday, 19th January, 2015 10:05am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Hoegh Osaka: More water being pumped from car decks

Hoegh Osaka by Keith Thompson from Studio Rouge

It's hoped that if the salvors can continue pumping the water out of the vessel that the list will reduce over the next few days.

Friday, 16th January, 2015 12:43pm

By Sally Perry

Fastnet Race ‘sells out’ in 24 minutes

Ellen MacArthur

Despite 375 entries being applied for in just 24 minutes, there is still time to enter if you missed out.

Friday, 16th January, 2015 7:24am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood with 2 readers' comments

Frank James Friends release ‘We Three Friends’ video

Frank James three kings video grab

Campaigners hope that more views on their latest video will help raise awareness of the plight of the former Frank James Hospital in East Cowes.

Tuesday, 13th January, 2015 10:45am

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments