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 care home given six months to improve or close

solent view care home

This Isle of Wight care home has six months to improve or face being shut down, after being rated 'Inadequate' due to “widespread and systematic failings”.

Tuesday, 24th April, 2018 4:04pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Councillor urges parents to object to school closure plans

iw studio school

The councillor says those who believe in the provision of alternative and diverse learning environments, which suit the requirements of children and young people with different learning needs, should resist this school closure.

Tuesday, 24th April, 2018 9:33am

By Cllr Karl Love with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Studio School set to close due to too few students

Studio School interior

After five years since opening, the Isle of Wight Studio school is to close in Summer 2019.

Monday, 23rd April, 2018 5:47pm

By Ben Walker with 2 readers' comments

Red Funnel gains approval for alcohol licence

nightclub alcohol drinks

Permission to serve alcohol between the hours of 9am and 11pm, Monday to Saturday, and between 10am to 11pm on Sundays, was approved by the Isle of Wight Council’s licensing sub-committee today.

Monday, 23rd April, 2018 3:38pm

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

Coastguards and RNLI called to hanging trimaran at Venture Quays

Upturned Trimaran At Venture Quays21Apr18XX

The upturned trimaran was spotted from the car ferry and Coastguards decided it could be a possible danger to other craft.

Monday, 23rd April, 2018 7:14am

By George Chastney

Planning row erupts amid claims of ‘East Cowes land grab’


Concerns have been raised by residents and councillors as a planning application for thirty new houses in Whippingham goes out public consultation.

Thursday, 19th April, 2018 5:49pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

Ferry company counters concerns over upcoming alcohol licence


Concerns raised by a resident and the town council have been countered by the ferry company who say there have only been two incidents of drunken behaviour in the last 12 months, neither of which were caused by their passengers.

Thursday, 19th April, 2018 10:49am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Floating bridge suspended later this week for improvement works

floating bridge suspended

The leader of the council says the works are part of the IWC's "continuing aim to get a good and reliable service for residents during this extended trial period".

Monday, 16th April, 2018 7:12pm

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Red Funnel celebrates fifth consecutive TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Trip Advisor - red Funnel

Red Funnel's CEO pays tribute and thanks their "amazing staff for providing such a warm, friendly and professional service which clearly is appreciated by both regular travellers and visitors alike".

Thursday, 12th April, 2018 8:47am

By Ben Walker with one comment

Future of the East Cowes Umbrella Tree: Update from local councillor

the umbrella tree

The ward councillor for East Cowes says he feels optimistic and impressed with the passion and determination shown by residents. He shares this latest update on the future of the iconic Umbrella Tree.

Tuesday, 10th April, 2018 1:41pm

By Cllr Karl Love with 4 readers' comments

New home for Newport Football Club to go before Committee

newport fc new ground

There is mixed support for the proposed application to move Newport Football Club to the northern outskirts of Newport, but the planning officer is recommending conditional permission.

Monday, 9th April, 2018 5:39pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Residents take part in community beach clean

East Cowes beach Clean

It might have been wet and grey on Sunday morning, but that didn't stop members of the East Cowes community collecting 15 black bags of rubbish during their beach clean.

Monday, 9th April, 2018 2:57pm

By Michael Douse