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.

Solitaire Bompard Le Figaro sets sail from Cowes

The historic Royal Yacht Squadron, the UK’s most prestigious yacht club, sent the Solitaire Bompard Le Figaro sailors on their way with a traditional five cannon start signal.

Monday, 27th June, 2016 3:21pm

By Emma Harris

Ancient woodlands turned into ‘shanty town’ say IW Ramblers (video)

Woodhouse Copse - Video - Jun 2016

The IW CPRE say what has taken place in this ancient woodland is a form of rural vandalism and IW Ramblers say the site now resembles a shanty town and tip.

Thursday, 9th June, 2016 4:06pm

By David Howarth with 7 readers' comments

Heartfelt tribute from Mother of six year old Keziah Flux-Edmonds


Mum of six year old Keziah Flux-Edmonds says her daughter "left a little sparkle wherever she went" and will be missed immensely.

Thursday, 9th June, 2016 12:29pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Round the Island Race 2016 to get a Royal send off

Prince Michael of Kent

Prince Michael of Kent GCVO will be the official Race Starter for the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race on 2nd July 2016.

Tuesday, 7th June, 2016 10:03am

By Peta Stuart-Hunt

East Cowes community offered support following tragic deaths

Keziah Flux-Edmonds

The police, Isle of Wight council, NHS and others are ensuring that children and parents affected by the two deaths this week in East Cowes get the support they need.

Saturday, 4th June, 2016 11:50am

By Hampshire Constabulary with 3 readers' comments

Death of 6 year old being treated as murder say police

Yellow lilies

The post mortem examination of Darren Flux-Edmonds, found death earlier this week is revealed say police. They are also treating the death of his six year old daughter as murder.

Friday, 3rd June, 2016 1:50pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

East Cowes deaths: Father and daughter named

Purple flowers

Police name the father and daughter who tragically died yesterday in East Cowes. The investigation into the circumstances are ongoing.

Thursday, 2nd June, 2016 11:56am

By Hampshire Constabulary with one comment

Brownies get green fingers at nursing home

brownies gardening

Generations came together recently when Brownies helped tend the garden at a nursing home on the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 31st May, 2016 11:53am

By Suzanne Whitewood

Police investigate death of pensioner

Police tape

Isle of Wight pensioner dies after being found with a serious head injury.

Friday, 27th May, 2016 6:09pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Isle of Wight primary school gets the thumbs up from Ofsted


Ofsted found the majority of parents are positive about the difference the school is making to their children’s achievement.

Thursday, 26th May, 2016 8:33am

By Sally Perry

Drainage and main road through Porchfield under repair

Bunts Hill work

Work is underway to improve the drainage and surface of the main road through Porchfield.

Wednesday, 25th May, 2016 10:50am

By Gavin Foster

Frank James Hospital: All welcome to summer gathering

Frank James Midsummer Gathering

The group of volunteers who have been clearing and securing the former hospital in East Cowes for the past few years met again on Sunday. Steven Goodman reports back.

Tuesday, 24th May, 2016 5:48pm

By Steven Goodman with 6 readers' comments