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.

Floating Bridge: Council lift curfew but are noise levels now safe?

floating bridge from cowes

OK, the council is bringing back floating bridge crossings between 5am and 1.25am - but have they fixed the long-running noise pollution issues. OnTheWight gets answers from the Isle of Wight council. Read on ...

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018 2:39pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Triumphs at IRC European Championship and Commodore’s Cup

J Lance 2

Changing conditions out on the water made for challenging championships last week as the IRC European Championship and Commodore's Cup returned to Cowes.

Tuesday, 19th June, 2018 9:42am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Priory School the latest Isle of Wight school to receive Ofsted report

Priory School

Congratulations to all at Priory School who have worked hard to achieve this positive report from Ofsted.

Tuesday, 19th June, 2018 9:21am

By Sally Perry

A full day of fun, live music, beautiful gardens and more for £5 each

Grounds with house in background

This firm family favourite and has grown year on year to become one of Mountbatten’s best fundraisers. A full day of things to see and do, head to Barton Manor on Sunday 22nd July between 10am-4pm.

Monday, 18th June, 2018 6:55pm

By Feature Writer

Wight Proms hosts open-air picnic concerts featuring Musicals, Classical and Comedy

Wight Proms 2018

A brand-new annual festival of open-air picnic concerts celebrating the Isle of Wight's music, food, people and red squirrels comes to Northwood House this August. Book your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

Thursday, 14th June, 2018 6:03pm

By Feature Writer

BoRo Beach Bike launching on Isle of Wight

BoRo Beach Bike Artist Impression

The party bike comes to the Isle of Wight - although now modelled on a beach hut- the BoRo beach bike will offer tours along Ryde seafront from 22nd July.

Thursday, 14th June, 2018 6:59am

By Lorraine White with 18 readers' comments

Floating bridge: Council finally bring back early morning and late night sailings

floating bridge cowes

With the Isle of Wight Festival opening its gates on Thursday 21st June, the council are getting the Floating Bridge to run at the times the old service used to - 5am, then into the wee hours.

Wednesday, 13th June, 2018 6:30pm

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Studio School: First Ofsted report revealed

Studio School interior

The Head Teacher of the Studio School said the "constant references throughout the report to achieving our core values around helping to create confident business-ready young adults who are given the opportunity to succeed in a small, safe and caring community means a lot to us".

Wednesday, 13th June, 2018 8:26am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight-built Red Jet 7 enters the water for the first time

RedJet 7 in water by Allan Marsh

The Isle of Wight built Red Jet 7 entered the water for the first time yesterday (Wednesday). Allan Marsh was there to capture it.

Thursday, 7th June, 2018 5:55pm

By Stuart Hunt with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Studio School the ‘latest casualty of under-funding’, says councillor

julia baker smith

The academy sponsor and Department for Education say the school is not viable because of a lack of capacity, but the local councillor believes it is just the latest casualty of under-funding from the Government.

Thursday, 7th June, 2018 1:22pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Cowes Enterprise College looking to offer more vocational courses

Cowes Enterprise College

Ofsted warned the Studio School could impact pupil numbers at Cowes Enterprise College (which lost pupils to the school), but Cllr Brading says the latest decision by CEC's sponsor was made before proposals to close the Studio School surfaced.

Wednesday, 6th June, 2018 3:01pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

IRC European Championship returns to Cowes with Commodores’ Cup


Later this week sees the start of IRC European Championship, which for the first time incorporates the Commodores’ Cup - the only team event in the world left for Corinthian sailors.

Wednesday, 6th June, 2018 8:02am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood