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.

Broken sewer leads to road closure in Cowes

baring road

Watch out for the long diversion as a broken sewer is repaired by Southern Water.

Wednesday, 17th October, 2018 10:33am

By Sally Perry

Developer to explain 66 home plan at public meeting

66 homes

More than 100 comments have been made about the plans, including one from Northwood Parish Council which said the plans were ‘premature’ and should be refused by the Isle of Wight Council’s planning committee.

Tuesday, 16th October, 2018 1:49pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Cowes Enterprise College ranked best on the Isle of Wight in new GCSE tables

cowes enterprise college gcse results

Cowes Enterprise College scored 0.17 which means that each student achieves on average a fifth a GCSE grade better per subject than similar students nationally.

Tuesday, 16th October, 2018 1:27pm

By Katie Combes with 2 readers' comments

Medicine and Health are core of the Noel Turner Physics Festival

noel turner physics festival

The main theme this year is ‘Physics Saves Lives’ supported by Medical Mavericks presentations and hands-on practice at medical procedures, the Isle of Wight NHS Trust and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.

Friday, 12th October, 2018 8:39am

By John Peckham

Isle of Wight Literary Festival returns to Northwood House for a seventh year

literary festival image

As well as 60 speakers on a variety of subjects, this year's Isle of Wight Literary festival closes on Sunday with a Politics Panel that promises a lively finale addressing questions posed by the audience.

Tuesday, 9th October, 2018 12:05pm

By Janet Allan

Revealed: Price Isle of Wight Council sold last Floating Bridge for


The person who owns it now is still trying to sell it for £125,000 – but guess how much Isle of Wight council sold it for? Thanks to a resident's FOI request, OnTheWight can share the answer.

Saturday, 6th October, 2018 5:20pm

By Sally Perry with 21 readers' comments

£3,400 Floating Bridge mesh matting removed only a month after fitting

matting 3 cropped

The Floating bridge's newly-fitted mesh matting (fitted only a month ago, costing £3,400), was yesterday removed. Here's what the locals and IWC are saying ...

Friday, 5th October, 2018 3:20pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Revealed: ‘Exciting’ and inspiring ideas for Esplanade regeneration

Esplanade Opportunities

Points of interest such as public art, modern dining, family-friendly play areas, an outdoor gym, solar-powered chargers and free Wifi, are all being discussed as part of the Esplanade's regeneration plans. OnTheWight has all the details.

Thursday, 4th October, 2018 12:28pm

By Sally Perry

Small Ships Race returns to Solent this weekend with added Tall Ships

Jolie Brise (right) overtaking Pegasus (left) at the start of a previous Small Ships Race

The best place to watch the event on Saturday will be on Cowes seafront near the Royal Yacht Squadron cannon: there'll be a Parade of Sail from 0915 with race starts expected from 1000.

Wednesday, 3rd October, 2018 3:17pm

By Max Mudie

Councillor’s wishes for sandbag store in East Cowes answered

Cllr Love, East Cowes deputy mayor Jane Rann, Nick Raynor, town mayor Peter Lloyd and Island Roads highways supervisor Glen Jarman

Cllr Karl Love has asked Island Roads if a store that was 'in keeping' with the local surroundings could be provided. He's delighted with the results.

Wednesday, 3rd October, 2018 2:59pm

By Gavin Foster with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight electronics company wins major contract

Oldendorff Carriers

Isle of Wight based, Datum Electronics, has been awarded a contract to supply Oldendorff's fleet with Datum Shaft Power Meter systems, representing a major endorsement of their products and skills.

Tuesday, 2nd October, 2018 12:01pm

By Mark Gladdis with 3 readers' comments

Red Funnel cancel more sailings following earlier fog incident

Red-Eagle-red-funnel leaving-Cowes

The Red Eagle has been withdrawn from service to enable the preliminary investigation to be concluded, so Red Funnel have announced a series of cancellations on the East Cowes route.

Thursday, 27th September, 2018 3:26pm

By Sally Perry