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.

How would Queen Victoria travel to the Isle of Wight? Fun video

Queen Victoria on the ferry

Red Funnel have put together a fun video showing how Queen Victoria might travel to the Isle of Wight if she were alive today. Complete with Beats headphones, Tinder and SnapChat, watch the video to see how she does it.

Friday, 15th September, 2017 3:34pm

By Amy Grinstead with 3 readers' comments

Gurnard neighbourhood plan approved

Gurnard neighbourhood plan

The Gurnard neighbourhood plan will guide and influence development proposals, alongside the existing planning policies of the Island Plan and the National Planning Policy Framework.

Thursday, 14th September, 2017 12:25pm

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Antiques Roadshow heads to the Isle of Wight – Dig out your treasures

Antiques Roadshow

Head to Osborne on Thursday this week to have your treasures examined by the experts, or just watch on in the background as others wait to find out how much theirs are worth.

Wednesday, 13th September, 2017 8:23am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Victoria & Abdul: Visit Isle of Wight invests hoping for tourism boost

victoria and abdul lg

The Universal feature film, Victoria & Abdul, could prove to be a great boost for Isle of Wight tourism in the coming weeks and months. Watch this behind the scenes trailer.

Wednesday, 13th September, 2017 7:52am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Cllr Ward unable to answer basic questions on Floating Bridge replacement

ian ward

Cllr Ian Ward, who receives an additional £7k+ a year as the Isle of Wight council Cabinet member and whose responsibilities specifically include the floating bridge, was unable to answer basic questions about the replacement service. Full details of the interview within.

Friday, 8th September, 2017 11:25am

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

East Cowes Sea Scouts benefit from slice of £3m Freemasons charity give-away

fifty pound notes

The 1st East Cowes Sea Scout Group have been awarded a grant of £6,000 from the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) to celebrate their 300th Anniversary.

Friday, 8th September, 2017 10:57am

By Ed Baker

Calls for charges on floating bridge replacement service to be scrapped

We are not cash cowes by Allan Marsh

Three Isle of Wight councillors are calling for foot passenger charges on the replacement floating bridge service to be scrapped until all the issues are resolved. One councillor says parents from low income households are having to pay £6 per day in order to walk their children to school.

Friday, 8th September, 2017 10:16am

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Isle of Wight primary school led with ‘energy and ambition’

Thumbs up - young boy:

Comments such as "a standout school" and "always striving not just to improve, but to excel" reflect what the Ofsted Inspectors found when they recently visited this Isle of Wight primary school.

Thursday, 7th September, 2017 9:52am

By Sally Perry

Your vote can help Isle of Wight charity win vital solar panels

storeroom awards

Storeroom2010 in Cowes are in the running for cash from the scheme to purchase solar panels. They say solar panels will reduce costs as well as being good for environment.

Wednesday, 6th September, 2017 4:28pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Life-threatening injuries for motorcyclist

hampshire police car at night

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision involving a motorcycle and three other vehicles on Newport Road, Cowes on Monday afternoon.

Tuesday, 5th September, 2017 11:08am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Council officers used as ‘smokescreen to remove accountability’ says councillor

floating bridge suspended

Labour councillor, Geoff Brodie, says he believes Scrutiny members are being "misled" over the controversial decision to fully suspend the Cowes Floating Bridge, adding that "officers are covering for a political decision".

Monday, 4th September, 2017 1:50pm

By Geoff Brodie with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council have broken promise over Floating Bridge, say town council

dave stewart

East Cowes' Councillors say actions of the Isle of Wight council leadership show "a complete lack of duty of care" and slam them for breaking promises to consult, saying suspension of floating bridge will isolate the two towns.

Saturday, 2nd September, 2017 11:02am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments