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.

Andrew Turner’s volunteers blitz cross-Solent travellers – without permission

Andrew Turner leaflet handed out to Red Jet customers - sparklypips

Andrew Turner's volunteers were out in force yesterday, trying to get people to vote for him by handing out leaflets, including at Fishbourne - sadly they didn't have permission.

Tuesday, 31st March, 2015 6:06pm

By Simon Perry with 9 readers' comments

40 Isle of Wight engineering jobs to be moved to Bristol

CTAL tour with Mark Prisk and Andrew Turner

Rolls-Royce announce that in 2017 they will be moving 40 jobs from the joint venture project at GKN in East Cowes to their plant Bristol.

Tuesday, 31st March, 2015 5:22pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Cowes breakwater construction enters final phase

Rock armour onto the Breakwater -

2015 is set be a landmark year for Cowes Harbour with the final stages of works on the new detached Breakwater commencing in June and construction due to be completed by October.

Monday, 30th March, 2015 10:52am

By Louisa Mamakou with one comment

Killer of Evey Staley’s attempt to get sentence reduced fails

Staley car from drink drive accident

The family say the relief is indescribable and that justice has prevailed, as Robert Blakely's plea to have his ten year sentence reduced is thrown out by the Court of Appeal.

Wednesday, 25th March, 2015 12:13pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Island embroiderer scoops national award

Alison Peters and her winning work

Well done to Alison for winning this national award. A great promotion for the artistic talent on the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 25th March, 2015 7:31am

By Sally Perry

£300,000 programme of investment begins at Cowes Yacht Haven

Hijab Cowes Yacht Haven

2015 sees a major reinvestment at Cowes Yacht Haven, improving services for all those who use it.

Monday, 23rd March, 2015 4:03pm

By Laura Downton

Police appeal following attempted robbery

Emergency call:

Did you see anything? Police are keen to speak to witnesses to the attempted robbery.

Monday, 23rd March, 2015 3:43pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Police seize horses from Osborne House over RSPCA’s mistreatment fears

Horse and Carriage Osborne House - tipsfortravellers - Unknown if same horse

Seizure followed a report of concern of mistreatment of two Clydesdale horses at the historic East Cowes site.

Friday, 20th March, 2015 1:13pm

By Simon Perry

Major dredging project commences at Cowes Yacht Haven

Cowes Yacht Haven Dredging

A major dredging project is underway at Cowes Yacht Haven, which will allow the marina to continue to cater for small superyachts and large boats over coming years.

Friday, 13th March, 2015 9:05am

By Laura Downton

Friends of Frank James celebrate third anniversary (video and photos)

Frank James Hospital by Josh Aitken

Well done to all the volunteers who have carried out back-breaking work over the last three years to tidy and secure the site of the former Hospital in East Cowes.

Wednesday, 11th March, 2015 8:26am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Island Roads complete drainage scheme on time

Roadworks signs

Having completed a piece of work on time, Island Roads have chosen to announce it through a press release. Here's what they say.

Tuesday, 10th March, 2015 7:18am

By Gavin Foster with 2 readers' comments

Racing legends to celebrate bi-centenary of Royal Yacht Squadron

RYS - Suzanne Whitewood

The celebrations in July for 200 years of the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes will attract some racing legends to the Isle of Wight.

Monday, 9th March, 2015 8:29am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood