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.

Lifeboats descend on Cowes for annual crew lunch

Lifeboat Get together 2020

Leading the way into the Royal Yacht Squadron's marina was the RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat from Bembridge – to be followed by a number of RNLI and independent inshore lifeboats

Monday, 20th January, 2020 9:05am

By George Chastney

Search in Spain widens for missing man from East Cowes

harry stagg - missing isle of wight man

A police source said they want to, "stop looking for someone who wants to stay travelling" and the former restaurant worker from East Cowes has been encouraged to turn himself in

Thursday, 16th January, 2020 8:34am

By Sally Perry

Flood warning for the Isle of Wight coast issued by the Environment Agency

Flooding in Cowes by Karl Love

The predicted high tide and strong winds expected in the early morning have resulted in a flood warning for the Isle of Wight

Tuesday, 14th January, 2020 12:59pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight man goes missing in Spain: European appeal launched

harry stagg - missing isle of wight man

Harry was supposed to spend Christmas and New Year at his Grandad's in Malaga but never turned up

Monday, 13th January, 2020 5:51pm

By Sally Perry

Outpouring of online support for ‘banned’ Isle of Wight science teacher

support button on computer keyboard

When Graeme Bell was indefinitely banned from teaching after an altercation with two pupils on a school trip, there was a rush of support shown for the science teacher on our Facebook Page. Read a selection

Friday, 10th January, 2020 6:53pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

New Isle of Wight bereavement group launching this month

butterfly in hand

The group will meet weekly, with volunteer listeners present at each session and useful resources and information for bereaved people

Thursday, 9th January, 2020 9:09am

By Sally Perry

Plans to turn former Police station into new business headquarters

spinlock offices

If the plans are approved, the former police station, which has been empty for six years, could become new business headquarters

Tuesday, 7th January, 2020 4:53pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Emergency road closure as tree removed

road closed sign

The closure will be reduced as soon as safety allows, to restore traffic flow on York Avenue

Tuesday, 7th January, 2020 10:23am

By Sally Perry

Cowes Floating Bridge still out of service and no word from Isle of Wight council

floating bridge suspended sign

The Isle of Wight council failed to provide any updates on Twitter or Facebook since the bridge went out of service on Sunday

Monday, 6th January, 2020 8:55am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

2020 season of sailing regattas launched with awards evening

Janet Grosvenor from Rolex

News of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's latest Lifetime Achievement Award and a roundup of upcoming regattas

Monday, 6th January, 2020 8:14am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Mixed reactions expressed over Norris Castle redevelopment plans

Artist's impression of Norris Castle

The local councillor branded plans to build on the Springhill Estate as ‘absolute nonsense’, but one resident said investment was needed to preserve Norris Castle

Friday, 27th December, 2019 2:05pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Update on Flood Warning for Gurnard Lock

The situation has changed overnight and the Environment Agency have issued an update to the Gurnard Lock flood warning

Friday, 20th December, 2019 8:20am

By Sally Perry