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.

Another Isle of Wight school bans use of mobile phones

teenager using mobile phone

Cowes Enterprise Principal, John Peckham says, "The evidence grows stronger that this is good for relationships, good for behaviour and good for results."

Wednesday, 25th November, 2015 5:08pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Confidence lost through MS regained with Cowes Sailability

Andy Barton

With the help of charity Cowes Sailability, wheelchair User, Andy Barton, gains his RYA Powerboat level II certificate of competence and regain lost confidence. Well done to all involved.

Tuesday, 24th November, 2015 7:31am

By Patrick de Peyer with one comment

Isle of Wight teenager named as Student Photographer of the Year

Alice Armfield Self portrait

Alice Armfield's portrait of Johnny and Kim beat off stiff competition from photography students around the country to take first place as Student Photographer of the Year 2015.

Friday, 20th November, 2015 9:25am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Can you spare any blankets for the Isle of Wight homeless shelter?


Drop off your spare blankets at Sainsbury's in Cowes and they will pass them onto the Isle of Wight Homeless Shelter ready for the beginning of December.

Thursday, 19th November, 2015 11:32am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust Granted £25,000 ‘Impact Award’

Josh Jones

The Island-based Ellen MacArthur Trust is one of 63 charities that will receive the £25,000 award from the People’s Postcode Lottery.

Wednesday, 18th November, 2015 12:40pm

By Amy Cada

UKSA boss, Richard Thornton, leaving for the New Year (Updated)

richard thornton

Word reached OnTheWight yesterday that Richard Thornton was leaving UKSA. They've now confirmed to us he'll be leaving for the New Year.

Tuesday, 17th November, 2015 12:25pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Post Office provision to continue in Cowes

Post office

In order to avoid there being no Post Office provision in Cowes for the remainder of this month, M&S have allowed the temporary Post Office to stay in their car park.

Monday, 16th November, 2015 1:03pm

By Sheila Tapster

Students remember the fallen at Remembrance Service

Over 1,000 students and staff joined together in an act of remembrance on the morning of 11th November 2015 at Cowes Enterprise College, using the full potential of the new building.

Monday, 16th November, 2015 8:02am

By Zoe Divers

Have you been offered this stolen jewellery?

Emergency call:

Police would like to hear from you if you've been offered this jewellery for sale or if you saw the Cowes burglary take place?

Friday, 13th November, 2015 3:29pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Wootton Bridge: Work begins next week to strengthen bridge

Wootton Bridge from the east

Island Roads will begin work to strengthen Wootton Bridge, part of the Island’s strategic road network, next week (Monday 16th November).

Thursday, 12th November, 2015 2:50pm

By Gavin Foster with 5 readers' comments

Well-deserved recognition for inspirational volunteer

Philippe Wines

Isle of Wight resident, Philippe Wines, has been nominated for a Lifetime Commitment Outstanding contribution Award for his inspirational involvement as a volunteer with Cowes Sailability.

Monday, 9th November, 2015 11:39am

By Marina Johnson with 5 readers' comments

Did you witness Wootton collision involving elderly pedestrian?

Police tape

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the collision that took place in Wootton on Thursday.

Friday, 6th November, 2015 4:52pm

By Hampshire Constabulary