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.

Work begins to repair vandalism and neglect at Frank James Hospital

Frank James

It's fantastic to see that significant work will now be starting to repair the damage caused by vandalism and years of neglect at the former Frank James Memorial Hospital.

Thursday, 21st May, 2015 9:09am

By Steven Goodman with 7 readers' comments

Police called to ‘scuffles’ at pub and find woman unconscious on pavement


Were you one of the 20 or so people who may have seen what happened just before a woman was left unconscious on the pavement in Cowes on Saturday night/Sunday morning? If so, police are keen to hear from you.

Tuesday, 19th May, 2015 11:05am

By Sally Perry

New training premises almost ready for Storeroom2010

Once work on the new premises is complete, more courses for unemployed people can take place, as well as 'paid for' courses.

Tuesday, 19th May, 2015 10:01am

By Wendy Miller

70-strong fleet confirmed for Royal Yacht Squadron’s Bicentenary International Regatta

Yacht sailing:

Celebrations to commemorate the Royal Yacht Squadron’s Bicentenary International Regatta in Cowes are now getting nearer.

Tuesday, 19th May, 2015 9:45am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood with one comment

Have your say on the East Cowes regeneration project

East Cowes Regeneration model

Head to East Cowes on 28th May to see the refined plans for the regeneration of East Cowes - which include a new ferry terminal.

Monday, 18th May, 2015 5:02pm

By Laura Downton with 12 readers' comments

Free event for first time sailors at Cowes Yacht Haven

On The Water sailors from 2014

This May half term people of all ages will have the chance to try out boating and sailing activities at a free event at Cowes Yacht Haven (29th May).

Thursday, 14th May, 2015 10:12am

By Laura Downton

Jo Hummel-Newell’s latest work takes her on an agri-cultural journey

The farmers clock joanne hummel newell

Forget about the election results, grab your diaries and make an entry for 6th June and get ready to fill your heart with cultural heritage.

Friday, 8th May, 2015 11:28am

By Georgia Newman

Something for all ages at Cowes RNLI’s Yellow Wellies Day

Yellow Welly Day Celebrations at Cowes RNLI

Fun and fund-raising came brilliantly together at and around Cowes RNLI’s lifeboat station on May Day, as hundreds of people responded to an invitation to participate in a Yellow Wellies event.

Thursday, 7th May, 2015 7:53am

By George Chastney

Are you going to the Paul Westby Memorial Charity football match?

Paul Westby Memorial Match

All are invited to this memorial football match, celebrating the life of eight year old Paul Westby who sadly passed away in 1990.

Tuesday, 5th May, 2015 1:45pm

By Joel Turner

Island Roads about to start two more major road schemes

Road closed works and traffic lights

Island Roads issue a press release alerting the public they'll be starting more main road resurfacing works shortly - something the 25 year PFI contractor is being paid £1.4m per month to carry out.

Friday, 1st May, 2015 8:16am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

New commissioners for Cowes Harbour Board

Cowes Harbour Commisioners April 2015

Appointment announced of two new Commissioners to the Cowes Harbour Board, Christopher Preston and Jonathan Gillespie, and the re-appointment of David Riley as a Commissioner.

Tuesday, 28th April, 2015 9:34am

By Louisa Mamakou with one comment

Another break-in revealed at Frank James gathering

Frank James Hospital with blossom

The Friends gathered on Saturday and were able to welcome two of the prospective parliamentary candidates.

Monday, 27th April, 2015 11:31am

By Tanja Rebel with 3 readers' comments