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.

Red Funnel ask people to sign their petition to support their terminal expansion

east cowes plans

Red Funnel are urging Isle of Wight residents and businesses to sign an online petition they've started to support their plans to expand the ferry terminal in East Cowes.

Friday, 5th February, 2016 9:35am

By Amy Grinstead with 26 readers' comments

Update from owners of site of Cowes fire

cowes fire demolition

The Harrison Trust issue an update following the devastating Cowes fire that destroyed several industrial units last week.

Thursday, 4th February, 2016 5:25pm

By Charles Campion with one comment

Man with crossbow arrested in Cowes

Handcuffed man

Police responded this afternoon to a report of a man seen with a crossbow in the Ward Avenue area of Cowes this afternoon.

Wednesday, 3rd February, 2016 8:59pm

By Sally Perry

Do you fancy getting pickled on Sunday?

Pickled onions

Now in its 15th year, the Pickle Wars returns to The Woodvale pub in Gurnard on Sunday 31st January 2015 from noon.

Friday, 29th January, 2016 12:27pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Actions of workshop staff during Cowes fire praised by Fire Service

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The council issues a holding statement on the cause of the fire, notably omitting the detail given by others.

Friday, 29th January, 2016 11:01am

By Sally Perry

Leak through CP of cause of Cowes Fire ‘A concern’ to Chief Fire Officer (Update 2)

cowes fire

Of course everyone wants to know the details of what caused the Cowes Fire, but the Chief Fire Officer and the council are concerned that many details have leaked out through the CP in advance of the official report's release.

Thursday, 28th January, 2016 9:39pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Surprise resignation from IW Council Executive

County Hall:

The Executive member says they will support the Isle of Wight council administration and remain as a county councillor.

Thursday, 28th January, 2016 3:57pm

By Luisa Hillard with 7 readers' comments

Denise’s Rapunzel locks on their way to The Little Princess Trust

denise marsh

Denise Marsh has donated her lovely long locks to The Little Princess Trust, who make wigs for children who've lost their hair following chemotherapy treatment.

Thursday, 28th January, 2016 1:15pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Here’s how our brave RNLI volunteers helped save the day in 2015

cowes rnli

RNLI rescue figures reveal a busy 2015 for Hampshire and Isle of Wight volunteer lifeboat crews. Well done to you all, putting your lives at risk to save others in distress.

Thursday, 28th January, 2016 7:29am

By Richard Heming

Rumours over Cowes fire clarified with owners

Burnt out boat by Allan Marsh

OnTheWight asked the owners of Medina Village (where this week's shocking fire was) about rumours concerning the tenants - that had started floating around even as the fire was underway.

Wednesday, 27th January, 2016 2:51pm

By Sally Perry

Flooding leads to pub closure

sloop inn flooding

Watch out for surface water on the roads and large puddles which might be hiding potholes.

Wednesday, 27th January, 2016 1:11pm

By Sally Perry

Investigations concluded at Cowes fire site

Assessing the damage

Roads in the area around where the Cowes fire took place have now been reopened.

Tuesday, 26th January, 2016 4:46pm

By IW Council Press Office

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