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.

Electric 80s returns to Cowes for another spectacular New Year’s Eve Party

Electric 80s disco

Just been paid? Book your tickets now for the last chance to party in 2016. Tickets for the New Year's Eve bash make great Christmas presents.

Friday, 2nd December, 2016 1:07pm

By Feature Writer

Cowes RNLI lifeboat saves yacht from potential ship collision

RNLI embroidered logo

Complete night-time power failure for a yacht in the Solent’s shipping lane led to the urgent launching of Cowes RNLI lifeboat.

Monday, 28th November, 2016 1:56pm

By George Chastney with one comment

Frank James: Land registry error delays works. Big gathering in December

Frank James

Work at the former Frank James Hospital is delayed again, so there'll be another Big Gathering on Sunday 11th December, with interviews being filmed by David George.

Thursday, 24th November, 2016 8:39am

By Steven Goodman with 5 readers' comments

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is opening its doors on Saturday to offer you a job


It's not often that 70 new jobs become available on the Isle of Wight in one go, is it? Due to a lot of new orders, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is holding a Jobs Fair and they want anyone with a positive approach to work to come along. Fear not if you haven't worked in composites before, they'll train you up.

Tuesday, 22nd November, 2016 8:11pm

By Feature Writer

Floating Bridge: Understanding the extent of the works taking place

floating bridge chains

Many people were surprised the floating bridge would be out of action for vehicles for nearly three months, so OnTheWight sought to find out the extent of the work taking place to prepare for the new floating bridge.

Tuesday, 22nd November, 2016 6:59am

By Sally Perry with 74 readers' comments

Isle of Wight flood alert issued for Tuesday morning


Although the tide will not be as high as it was on Sunday morning, the Environment Agency have issued a flood alert for the Isle of Wight coast, in particular Cowes, Yarmouth and Ryde.

Monday, 21st November, 2016 5:10pm

By Sally Perry

East Cowes Brownies enjoy double celebration


95 year birthday celebrations took place along with a successful Macmillan Coffee Morning.

Monday, 21st November, 2016 6:48am

By Suzanne Whitewood

‘Floaty’ goes up for sale: Fancy buying a floating bridge?

misty floating bridge

This great hulk of steel will be up for sale next year when it is replaced with a brand new custom-made floating bridge.

Friday, 18th November, 2016 8:28am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Floating bridge: No vehicle crossing for almost three months

floating bridge

Vehicles will be diverted via Newport for nearly three months after the floating bridge is taken out of service and substantial reconstruction work is carried out on both slipways in preparation for the replacement floating bridge.

Thursday, 17th November, 2016 11:27am

By IW Council Press Office with 54 readers' comments

Isle of Wight flood alert issued by the Environment Agency

Flood sign

The Environment Agency say flooding is possible for the coast around the Isle of Wight. Low lying coastal land and roads will be affected first.

Thursday, 17th November, 2016 6:54am

By Sally Perry

Unwanted bikes from the Island Africa bound (updated)


140 unwanted bikes, donated by Islanders, are on their way to the HQ of the Re~Cycle Bikes for Africa charity today, where they will be sorted before heading onward to those in need in Africa.

Tuesday, 15th November, 2016 8:40am

By Sue Bailey

Isle of Wight War Memorials awarded Grade II Listings


As well as announcing Grade II listings for two more Isle of Wight war memorials, Historic England are asking for the public's help to ensure the memorials are in good condition, and properly recognised by listing where appropriate.

Friday, 11th November, 2016 6:50am

By Sally Perry