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.

Find out more about the history of Paddle Steamer Medway Queen

PS medway queen

Head to Cowes library over the next few months and learn more about the Paddle Steamer Medway Queen from this informative historical display.

Friday, 29th April, 2016 12:55pm

By Richard Halton with one comment

20 year old man died in Cowes hazardous chemical incident


The man in his 20s who was being treated by paramedics in the hazardous chemical incident last night, sadly died at the scene say Police this morning. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

Thursday, 28th April, 2016 8:57am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Ambulance crew treated following hazardous chemical incident

st marys road cowes

The residents of a property in Cowes that police, the fire service, Red Cross and ambulance crew attended last night have been treated in hospital, along with the ambulance crew.

Thursday, 28th April, 2016 6:50am

By Sally Perry

Hazardous chemical incident: Emergency services in attendance

st marys road Cowes

An eye witness reported seeing the police, ambulance, fire service and police dogs as well as the Red Cross at the incident.

Wednesday, 27th April, 2016 10:37pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Landslip closes footpath

Footpath closed

Diversion is in place following landslip along footpath.

Tuesday, 26th April, 2016 12:27pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Cowes Harbour Commission welcomes new Chairman

David Riley New CHC Chairman 2016

David Riley will take over from Roger Mathias who retires after nine years as Commissioner at the end of the month.

Tuesday, 26th April, 2016 10:31am

By Louisa Mamakou

Bulb planting has helped school children learn about the cycle of life

Bulb planting at Northwood Cemetery

Children from Lanesend Primary School helped with the groundwork to provide a much needed carpet of colour to the newly landscaped area of Northwood Cemetery on Monday.

Tuesday, 26th April, 2016 8:12am

By Jon Matthews

RNLI lifeboat to be blessed during open air church service

Rnli Yarmouth Lifeboat

Cowes Lifeboat station's first ever Chaplain, Rev Poppe, will hold an open air service on Sunday 1st May and bless the 'Sheena Louise' lifeboat for the 2016 sailing season. All welcome.

Tuesday, 26th April, 2016 7:17am

By George Chastney with one comment

Letter: Here’s why many East Cowes residents were against the Red Funnel plans

cards on the table

Sharon Lake sets out in clear and concise terms why many East Cowes residents and businesses were against the Red Funnel plans to expand their terminal.

Friday, 22nd April, 2016 6:56pm

By Sharon Lake with 12 readers' comments

Red Funnel respond to calls for meaningful engagement

kevin george

The CEO of Red Funnel has responded to a call for meaningful engagement before making a decision on whether or not the company will appeal last week's planning rejection.

Friday, 22nd April, 2016 9:36am

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

Letter: Red Funnel have the opportunity to create something exceptional

vertical garden

Steven Goodman believes that following the rejection of Red Funnel's planning application to expand their terminal in East Cowes, they now have the opportunity to create something exceptional.

Friday, 22nd April, 2016 8:37am

By Steven Goodman with 5 readers' comments

South Boats complete refit for Yarmouth RNLI Lifeboat

yarmouth lifeboat

The team at South Boats in Cowes have been working on a refit of Yarmouth RNLI's Severn Class Lifeboat, the ‘Eric & Susan Hiscock'.

Wednesday, 20th April, 2016 8:27am

By Ben Colman with one comment