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.

Cowes garage death: ‘Assisting a suicide’ arrest

POlice vans

The 52 year old man has now been released on bail after being arrested on suspicion of assisting a suicide.

Wednesday, 4th March, 2015 7:09pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Fascinating story of Isle of Wight brothers who fought the Gallipoli Campaign

Lone Pine Cemetery

The Urry brothers from Newport are thought to be the only case where three brothers died in the same action on the same day during the First World War. Lieutenant Martin Heighway shares some fascinating facts about them and other Islanders who fought with the IOW Rifles 100 years ago.

Wednesday, 4th March, 2015 1:08pm

By Lieutenant Martin Heighway

Shock as 22 year old Isle of Wight man found dead in Brighton


Our sincerest thoughts are with this young man's family and friends. It's so tragic to see the life of someone so young come to an end.

Wednesday, 4th March, 2015 11:11am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Man continues to be questioned over body found in garage

Police Tape

The police were given a 32 hour extension to question a 52 year old man from Cowes after a body was found in a garage on Monday.

Wednesday, 4th March, 2015 8:09am

By Sally Perry

Arrest after body found in garage

Police tape

An arrest has taken place and police are carrying out an investigation after a body was found in a garage in Cowes.

Monday, 2nd March, 2015 3:15pm

By Sally Perry

78 year old disturbs two men burgling in his home

Police conferring

Two men were caught in the act of breaking into a 78 year old man's home in Cowes on Monday last week. Police appeal for any witnesses who may have seen the men arriving or leaving the scene.

Monday, 2nd March, 2015 11:48am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Pedestrians to be charged to travel on the Cowes floating bridge

50 pence pieces

Despite the Labour amendment to scrap the proposal to charge pedestrians on the Cowes floating bridge, members (including councillors for East Cowes and Osborne & Whippingham) voted through the new charging proposal at last night's full council meeting.

Thursday, 26th February, 2015 9:33am

By Sally Perry with 79 readers' comments

Councillors at risk to losing votes over floating bridge changes says Deputy Mayor

Floating Bridge protest banners by Allan Marsh

A fellow town councillor says that if the East Cowes and Whippingham & Osborne councillors vote in favour of the IWC budget as a whole - which includes introducing pedestrian charges on the floating bridge - they will lose the support of their constituents.

Tuesday, 24th February, 2015 8:52am

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Pedestrian charges on floating bridge will lose the council money claims resident

We are not cash cowes by Allan Marsh

Sarah Dover plans to ask councillors at Wednesday's budget meeting to remove plans to introduce foot passengers charges on the Floating Bridge from the proposed budget.

Monday, 23rd February, 2015 3:41pm

By Sally Perry with 23 readers' comments

Time travel over 60 years from Cowes to Carisbrooke (video)

Split Screen video - Cowes - Google Earth

We absolutely love these split screen videos created by Grant Selby that take you on a journey above the Island over a 60 year period.

Friday, 20th February, 2015 7:28pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

High tide flooding warning issued for Cowes (updated)

Flood sign

Watch out later this morning for the risk of coastal flooding at High Tide.

Friday, 20th February, 2015 8:26am

By Sally Perry

Live music, arts, crafts and more at ArtTasTic Fun Day

Worry Dolls

All are welcome to the ArtTasTic Fun Day fundraising event taking place in East Cowes at the end of the month.

Thursday, 19th February, 2015 3:56pm

By Sally Perry