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.

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 5 readers' comments

Ladies Day returns to Cowes Week for the 11th time

ladies day at cowes week

One third of the 8,000 competitors taking part in the regatta will be women. Ladies Day returns on 9th August for its 11th year.

Thursday, 19th May, 2016 1:55pm

By Kate Johnson with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight man charged with 16 counts in knife crime crackdown


A 30 year old man from Cowes has been charged with sixteen offences of "possession of a knife / sharp pointed article" during a week of action as part of the national anti-knife campaign, Operation Sceptre.

Wednesday, 11th May, 2016 11:53am

By Hampshire Constabulary with 3 readers' comments

Saver cards to be introduced on the floating bridge as fares rise

Floating Bridge

Foot passenger fares will increase from 1st June and a new saver card is being introduced. This will help those who previously were able to get concessionary fares on the floating bridge.

Tuesday, 10th May, 2016 5:03pm

By IW Council Press Office with 81 readers' comments

Cowes residents invited to celebrate HM The Queen’s official birthday


If you live in PO31 and PO32 you're invited! The official HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday celebration taking place in Cowes is confirmed for Sunday 12th June.

Tuesday, 10th May, 2016 4:42pm

By Lea Bennett

Find out more about the history of Paddle Steamer Medway Queen

PS medway queen

Head to Cowes library over the next few months and learn more about the Paddle Steamer Medway Queen from this informative historical display.

Friday, 29th April, 2016 12:55pm

By Richard Halton with one comment

20 year old man died in Cowes hazardous chemical incident


The man in his 20s who was being treated by paramedics in the hazardous chemical incident last night, sadly died at the scene say Police this morning. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

Thursday, 28th April, 2016 8:57am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Ambulance crew treated following hazardous chemical incident

st marys road cowes

The residents of a property in Cowes that police, the fire service, Red Cross and ambulance crew attended last night have been treated in hospital, along with the ambulance crew.

Thursday, 28th April, 2016 6:50am

By Sally Perry

Hazardous chemical incident: Emergency services in attendance

st marys road Cowes

An eye witness reported seeing the police, ambulance, fire service and police dogs as well as the Red Cross at the incident.

Wednesday, 27th April, 2016 10:37pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Landslip closes footpath

Footpath closed

Diversion is in place following landslip along footpath.

Tuesday, 26th April, 2016 12:27pm

By Sally Perry with one comment