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.

Stranded sailors rescued in middle of night

RNLI embroidered logo

After eight hours without power, the sailors were rescued by Cowes RNLI.

Thursday, 2nd July, 2015 12:01pm

By George Chastney

Police appeal after man exposed himself to children

Emergency call:

The incident occurred in the Esplanade and Spring Hill area of East Cowes last Friday. A man allegedly exposed himself to three children shortly after 6pm. Police are keen to hear from any witnesses.

Thursday, 2nd July, 2015 10:40am

By Hampshire Constabulary

40p return fare for floating bridge in force from next month

20p pieces

Following a decision of the Full Council in February this year, the Isle of Wight Council will reintroduce the passenger charges for the use of the Cowes floating on Monday 20 July 2015.

Tuesday, 30th June, 2015 10:08am

By IW Council Press Office with 24 readers' comments

If you see Jellyfish on Isle of Wight beaches please let the MCS know

Box jellyfish on Sandown Beach by Ian Hardy

If you spot any Jellyfish on Island beaches, do let the Marine Conservation Society know. They're carrying out a survey of Jellyfish in British shores.

Monday, 29th June, 2015 3:03pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

See Patrick Eden’s ‘Black and White’ exhibition at Jolliffes

Patrick Eden

Patrick's exhibition features photographs mostly from the 1980s, shot on the Isle of Wight and all black and white.

Monday, 29th June, 2015 12:45pm

By Feature Writer

Busy weekend for Cowes RNLI crew

Cowes rnli drifting dinghy

The crew at Cowes RNLI were kept busy over the weekend, but with shouts unrelated to Round the Island Race.

Monday, 29th June, 2015 8:31am

By George Chastney with one comment

Olympians and charity: All part of Round the Island Race (gallery)

RTIR 2015 - sjp start in Cowes

The weather was glorious for spectators as well as those competing in the 2-015 Round the Island Race on Saturday. Thanks to everyone who shared their shots with OnTheWight.

Monday, 29th June, 2015 8:16am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Villagers will be isolated if bus route is cut say campaigners

Not in service bus:

Many young and elderly residents in Porchfield rely heavily on the number 35 bus. However, plans are afoot to scrap the service completely from September. 16 year old Jodie is fighting the plans and appeals for support.

Friday, 26th June, 2015 10:23am

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

Island pupils go back to WWII

Child Evacuees

Around 400 Isle of Wight primary school pupils took part in the mock evacuation at Havenstreet Steam Railway this week.

Friday, 26th June, 2015 7:49am

By Suzanne Whitewood with 2 readers' comments

Havenstreet main road due for resurfacing next week

Roadworks lights:

A major stretch of the main road through Havenstreet is due to be resurfaced next week.

Thursday, 25th June, 2015 12:24pm

By Gavin Foster

Revised ferry timetable during maintenance work

Red Osprey - Red Funnel

If you're planning to travel on the car ferry between Friday evening and Tuesday make sure you check the revised timetable.

Thursday, 25th June, 2015 9:53am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Royal Yacht Squadron start line for longest running offshore powerboat race


If you love the thrill of fast boats, here's a date your diaries. Head to Cowes on 5th and 6th September.

Wednesday, 24th June, 2015 1:51pm

By Malc Attrill