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 councillor announces intention to stand for Parliament

Karl Love - Portrait cropped

The Isle of Wight councillor says that he'll bring something new to politics and that his passion for the Island means he'll always try his best for the community.

Monday, 18th February, 2019 1:00pm

By Sally Perry

Cowes Enterprise College pupils take action against Climate Change

Vix Lowthion, Head Boy Kieran Wetherick and Head Girl Beth Pitts

With global warming high on the national agenda after last week’s Youth Strike 4 Climate, Cowes Enterprise College played its own part in spreading an important message of social awareness when sixth form pupils designed a lesson delivered to every single class.

Monday, 18th February, 2019 9:53am

By Yasmin with one comment

Council positive about CIC taking on Umbrella Tree

umbrella tree karl love

Cllr Karl Love shares the latest news on the Umbrella Tree, which appears to be very positive in relation to the Umbrella Tree being allowed to possibly live out to the end of its life.

Friday, 15th February, 2019 5:14pm

By Karl Love

Police hunt for motorcyclist who assaulted police officer

Emergency call:

Police appeal for any information about the man wearing the helmet pictured in the article as they wish to speak to him following an assault on a police officer this week.

Friday, 15th February, 2019 4:58pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Parents brand school expansion plans ‘selfish’

angry bird bully

The Isle of Wight Primary School says it is already over capacity and is seeking a change to funding so it can accommodate more smaller classes. But the plans have come under fire due to spare capacity in other local schools.

Thursday, 14th February, 2019 1:47pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Mum’s desperate appeal after young daughter’s £1,230 savings lost: updated

ten pound notes

Have you seen the missing Nationwide envelope with over £1,200 cash in £10 notes lost in the Cowes area? It belongs to a young girl who has been saving up or a very long time and she's understandably distressed at the loss.

Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 3:58pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Steam Railway joins handful of heritage railways to achieve Accredited Museum status

IWSR museum accreditation 2

It's taken three years to reach the point to being awarded Full Museum Accreditation status by the Arts Council and the chairman of the Isle of Wight Steam Railway says it's an enormous achievement for the whole Island.

Tuesday, 12th February, 2019 9:52am

By Lindsay Becker with one comment

High Sheriff presents Lifeboat Awards at Cowes RNLI Station

Volunteers receiving Lifeboat awards at Cowes RNLI

Isle of Wight High Sheriff, Gioia Minghella-Giddens presented awards celebrating the commitment of volunteers at the Cowes RNLI Station last weekend.

Monday, 11th February, 2019 12:26pm

By George Chastney

Shop owner blames closure on floating bridge, leader says ‘I haven’t seen Waitrose close’

cowes floating bridge

In response to a 22 year business in East Cowes, who said the failures of the floating bridge resulted in her business being decimated, leader of the Isle of Wight council, Dave Stewart, said “I think some of it is down to your business case. I haven’t seen Waitrose close"

Thursday, 7th February, 2019 3:25pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 10 readers' comments

‘Floating Bridge 6 should be scrapped’, say stakeholders

floating bridge = iwc

The Floating Bridge Stakeholders group argue Floating Bridge 6 "would never be fit for purpose", and "should be scrapped and replaced entirely".

Thursday, 7th February, 2019 3:21pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council leader says they ‘could have moved quicker’ over floating bridge problems

disembarking the floating bridge - karl love

The leader of the Isle of Wight council admits they council "could have moved quicker as the facts unfolded" about the catalogue of problems with floating bridge 6.

Thursday, 7th February, 2019 3:00pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 15 readers' comments

Council finally admit floating bridge did not meet the requirements

floating bridge suspended

Isle of Wight Council leader, Dave Stewart, has finally said the latest floating bridge did not fit the requirements drawn up by the council and they could pursue legal action against BCTQ.

Thursday, 7th February, 2019 2:39pm

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