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.

CEO of Red Funnel challenged over East Cowes regeneration comments

red funnel ferry road car park

East Cowes resident, Sharon Lake, disputes many of the comments made by Red Funnel CEO, Kevin George, over the concerns of residents to the planning application for expansion of their ferry terminal.

Friday, 9th October, 2015 10:43am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Cowes Week appoint new regatta director

Phil Hagen

The new director takes the reins from Stuart Quarrie, who retired following this year’s regatta in August.

Thursday, 8th October, 2015 9:41am

By Sally Perry

Update on man seriously injured in floating bridge incident

floating bridge incident - allan marsh

If you were wondering how the staff member seriously injured on the Cowes floating bridge back in August is doing, we have an update.

Thursday, 8th October, 2015 9:22am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Handlebars of 150 donated bikes need turning, can you help?

Tom Bailey turning handlebars

Islanders have donated over 150 bikes to the Re~cycle to Africa organisation in the last ten weeks which is an incredible achievement. Help us now needed to prepare them for shipment. Can you help?

Thursday, 8th October, 2015 7:36am

By Sue Bailey

Town councillors call for u-turn on u-turn decision

u-turn sign

Four of East Cowes' town councillors are calling on their fellow councillors to rescind a decision made in July which contradicted earlier support for a Bathing Water Designation application.

Wednesday, 7th October, 2015 5:12pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Marathon challenge for Islander after losing both parents to brain cancer

Charlotte and family are supporting Brain Tumour Research in memory of Mike and Jenny Parry

Charlotte Venables will be running for the charity Brain Tumour Research in the Royal Parks Half Marathon this Sunday.

Wednesday, 7th October, 2015 11:04am

By Susan Castle-Smith

Residents want answers from town council over u-turn on support

east cowes beach

Despite the East Cowes town council offering their full support to residents seeking to obtain DEFRA Bathing Water Designation for East Cowes beach, they've since done a u-turn. Residents want the issue discussed this month.

Monday, 5th October, 2015 4:33pm

By Luisa Hillard with 26 readers' comments

Volunteers help Isle of Wight company test buoyancy aid destined for humanitarian crisis

seaflex buoyancy aid by seaflex filmed by richard mn#anser of safesite

Local volunteers helped with further testing at the weekend for the CentiFloat™ 100 person buoyancy aid, created by an Isle of Wight company to help the humanitarian crises in the Southern Mediterranean.

Monday, 5th October, 2015 8:11am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Coverage of public meeting on East Cowes Regeneration plans

Dover road east cowes

Follow our live updates from the public meeting to discuss the East Cowes Regeneration plans.

Friday, 2nd October, 2015 6:49pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Man who admitted being part of sex ring sentenced to three year community order

police and computer laptops

Being a member of a paedophile ring was admitted by the 36 year old man from East Cowes when drunk and abusive to police one night.

Friday, 2nd October, 2015 5:18pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Dramatic rescue after speedboat sinks in the Solent

HM Coastguard

The Coastguard say the outcome of this incident could have been very different had there not been plenty of other vessels in the vicinity and stresses the importance of having a DSC VHF radio on board.

Friday, 2nd October, 2015 7:12am

By Laura Etheridge

Letter: Some alternative ideas for East Cowes Regeneration

Red Funnel car park

Steve Goodman suggests that if Red Funnel are planning to relocate in order to find more parking, why not create car parking space above the existing area and clad it with vertical gardens?

Thursday, 1st October, 2015 12:59pm

By Steven Goodman with 5 readers' comments