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.

Preparation really was everything for Cowes Lifeboat

Cowes rnli volunteer

Fellow dinghy sailors went to the rescue of a another in trouble last night.

Saturday, 25th April, 2015 8:22am

By George Chastney

Emergency services assist kayaker with spinal injury


Send best wishes for a speedy recovery to the young kayaker who suffered a spinal injury yesterday.

Friday, 24th April, 2015 7:48am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Cash to complete Cowes Enterprise promised by Government

Cowes Enteprise College:

It's not the entire £14.9m that was suggested in council papers last year, but several million pounds has been agreed and will allow high priority work to be completed.

Thursday, 23rd April, 2015 8:56am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Training exercise for emergency crews hailed a success (photo gallery)

Havenstreet serious incident exercise

The serious incident exercise that took place in Havenstreet last night - testing the skills of fire and ambulance crews - was hailed a success. See our photo gallery of the event.

Thursday, 23rd April, 2015 8:28am

By Sally Perry

Dredging of Cowes Marina complete

Cowes harbour dredging

A major dredging project that cleared 15,000m3 of silt has secured Cowes Yacht Haven's ability to cater for small superyachts and large boats in its marina over the coming years.

Wednesday, 22nd April, 2015 9:54am

By Laura Downton

Elderly couple rescued from fire

Fire fighters:

Firefighters were called to the fire earlier this morning.

Wednesday, 22nd April, 2015 7:16am

By Sally Perry

Cowes RNLI prepares for ambitious Yellow Welly fun day

RNLI yellow welly

Pushing the boat out will take on many different meanings for Cowes RNLI on May Day Bank Holiday – Monday 4 May – as the lifeboat station invites the public to be part of a fund-raising Yellow Welly Fun Day.

Tuesday, 21st April, 2015 7:33am

By George Chastney

Celebrate NHS Action Day at former hospital

Frank James Memorial Hospital - via Wikipedia

Why not pop over to the former Frank James Hospital in East Cowes on Saturday afternoon to see what the Friends have been up to and join in NHS Action Day celebrations.

Monday, 20th April, 2015 9:39am

By Tanja Rebel

Investigation into the supply of drugs continues

Police tape

A drugs raid took place this morning in Cowes following community-led intelligence.

Friday, 17th April, 2015 3:39pm

By Sally Perry

Round the Island walkers rescued by emergency services

Coastguard van:

Three emergency services, including Cowes RNLI, went to the aid of two middle aged men who vainly tried to climb a cliff as part of their ambitious plan to walk round the Isle of Wight.

Friday, 17th April, 2015 7:06am

By George Chastney with 3 readers' comments

Primary school ‘requires improvement’ says Ofsted

pencils in basket

This was the first inspection since the primary school became an Academy.

Wednesday, 15th April, 2015 9:44am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Cowes Yacht Haven managing director tackles 65 mile charity ride

Jon Pridham - cycling Challenge

Keen biker and managing director of Cowes Yacht Haven, Jon Pridham, took on The Big Green Dean & Reddyhoff Portland Marina Cycle last week (10 April) in the name of charity.

Tuesday, 14th April, 2015 10:45am

By Laura Downton