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.

Search continues for missing 22-year-old woman

Rosie Johnson in pgl uniform 640

Missing 22-year-old Rosie Johnson is still thought to be on the Island. Police ask Wootton residents to check their garages and sheds.

Wednesday, 26th June, 2019 1:01pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Have you seen missing Isle of Wight woman, last seen in Wootton

Rosie Johnson

Members of the Wootton community are asked to help by checking sheds, boats and outbuildings. Please check thoroughly and call police on 101 with any information.

Tuesday, 25th June, 2019 3:18pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Transatlantic Yachts to set off from Newport, USA for Cowes this week

Wizard David and Peter Askew

The transatlantic boats will be racing from Newport to Cowes, but that's Newport, Rhode Island, USA.

Monday, 24th June, 2019 5:30pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Floating Bridge to be suspended as yet more parts on two-year-old bridge need replacing

floating bridge

The floating bridge will be out of service yet again next week as more parts on the two-year-old bridge are replaced.

Friday, 21st June, 2019 3:21pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Whippingham and Osborne elect their next Isle of Wight councillor

stephen hendry

The winner, who is already an East Cowes town councillor, will replace Julia Baker Smith on the Isle of Wight council.

Thursday, 20th June, 2019 11:30pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Damaged and waterlogged speedboat towed to safety by lifeboat

Speedboat being towed

The small open craft had not only lost its steering, but also was filling with water.

Tuesday, 18th June, 2019 8:56am

By George Chastney

Floating Bridge out of service due to hydraulic oil leak

floating bridge suspended

A hydraulic oil leak on the north west prow worsened through the night but without a replacement service in place it had to continue.

Tuesday, 18th June, 2019 8:45am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Cowes RNLI and Ventnor Coastguard assist unwell woman on board broken down boat

RNLI embroidered logo

The Cowes RNLI crew assisted an incident on Thursday evening when a woman fell unwell on board a boat with a broken engine.

Friday, 14th June, 2019 8:29am

By George Chastney

Plans for all-weather pitch to increase sporting opportunity

all weather football stand

Secretary of Newport FC Supporters Trust says there are very sound footballing reasons for upgrading to an all-weather pitch, as it will always be available for training and matchday use.

Thursday, 13th June, 2019 8:16am

By Gavin Foster

Talented school children representing the Isle of Wight today in national STEM finals

gurnard primary pupils at gkn

Ten-year-old pupils from the Isle of Wight will be representing the Island today (Tuesday) at the national finals of the Jaguar Primary Schools Challenge

Tuesday, 11th June, 2019 8:55am

By Vanessa Hicks

Book now for classical concert featuring wide-ranging programme from 18th century baroque to 20th century film scores

james and siobhan

The concert will feature a wide-ranging selection the musicians hope will appeal to everyone, with 18th century baroque music, American jazz and classical White House favourite Earl Wild, and film composer Richard Rodney Bennett.

Monday, 10th June, 2019 5:18pm

By Peter Gruner

£11m investment will allow one of the Isle of Wight’s largest employers to ‘thrive and grow’

Quality inspection at Cowes

The general manager says the investment means the facility in East Cowes, which employs over 1,000 Islanders, will not only be able to survive, but thrive and grow.

Friday, 7th June, 2019 11:56am

By Sally Perry