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.

Armed police carry out random routine check at Isle of Wight ferry terminal

armed police at red funnel

Residents are advised to remain alert by not alarmed - ferry terminals are just one of the areas armed police will be patrolling after the national security threat level was increased to 'Critical'.

Thursday, 25th May, 2017 12:29pm

By Sally Perry

The Duke of Edinburgh loans trophy for Triple Crown Series

duke of edinburgh triple crown trophy

The stunning and historic trophy will be awarded to the overall winner of the Sevenstar Triple Crown which takes place during Cowes Week between 29th July-5th August.

Thursday, 25th May, 2017 11:37am

By Mary Scott-Jackson

Technical problem with pumping station in East Cowes

albany road pumping station -

Southern Water say they're working hard to resolve an ongoing technical problem with pumps at their Albany Road pumping station in East Cowes.

Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017 3:11pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight school praised by Ofsted for being ‘exceptionally caring and inclusive’

Northwood Primary School oftsed

Congratulations to all at Northwood Primary School after Ofsted declared them “an exceptionally caring, inclusive school".

Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017 8:49am

By Mandy Airey with one comment

RNLI’s Yellow Welly event saw over £400 collected in one hour

YellowWelly Hand Over

Well done to all those who donated to the Yellow Welly event over the weekend, when the collect buckets passed through Cowes.

Monday, 22nd May, 2017 10:44am

By George Chastney

Floating Bridge: ‘This isn’t ‘teething trouble’, it’s an unmitigated disaster’

floating bridge

A list of what's wrong with the Floating Bridge, described as 'Multiple catastrophic bridge problems identified that cannot be rectified, or be fixed without penalty' was presented to East Cowes town council last night. OnTheWight has the details.

Friday, 19th May, 2017 12:25pm

By Angela Booth with 28 readers' comments

MCA suspends floating bridge

disembarking the floating bridge - karl love

The new floating bridge was subject to several problems over the weekend and following an approach from the MCA the service has been suspended this morning.

Monday, 15th May, 2017 12:30pm

By Sally Perry with 30 readers' comments

Isle of Wight GP surgeries hit by national cyber attack

Computer Keyboard

Three Isle of Wight GP surgeries have been experiencing problems following the national cyber-attack.

Monday, 15th May, 2017 11:12am

By Andy Hollebon

New floating bridge: First crossing with public on board (21 HD photos)

Cowes floating bridge 6 - allan marsh

The long-awaited new Floating Bridge came into service this afternoon, carrying vehicles and foot passengers across the mouth of the river Medina. Allan Marsh was the first on board to take photos for OnTheWight, see his HD gallery.

Saturday, 13th May, 2017 7:05pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

New Floating Bridge: First public journey announced

Floating Bridge No 6 by Allan Marsh

The wait for the new Floating Bridge is over. The council have announced the first date for the public to be able to ride on it - and a new way for you to pay for it.

Friday, 12th May, 2017 11:16am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Lifeboat exercise turns to real life rescue

Back Injury cowes

A yachtsman who'd suffered a back injury was swiftly rescued by Cowes RNLI crew yesterday afternoon.

Thursday, 11th May, 2017 9:39am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight taxi driver robbed at knifepoint in broad daylight

Emergency call:

If you saw something suspicious or the vehicle in the Windmill Close or Love Lane area on Wednesday afternoon, get in touch with police.

Thursday, 4th May, 2017 3:16pm

By Hampshire Constabulary