News from the North Wight

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Rallying call to gather protesters over plans for 165 new Isle of Wight homes

Illustration for crossways development of 154 dwellings

Members against the plans for 165 homes in East Cowes call on others to join them outside County Hall before the planning meeting to show their strength of feeling against the application

Monday, 9th December, 2019 12:35pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Sadness from customers as well-liked Cowes pub closes its doors

pug dog with sad eyes

Customers have been in touch to share how sad they are to hear the news that the pub has closed its doors for the last time

Friday, 6th December, 2019 1:24pm

By Sally Perry

Bob Seely banner appearing and disappearing from greenfield development site like something from Private Eye, says Labour

bob seely sign on greenfield site

Labour's Richard Quigley says the incident is like something from Private Eye – first the connection is exposed, and then the scramble to cover it up. Bob Seely responds

Thursday, 5th December, 2019 8:20am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Cowes Enterprise College hosts hustings on Climate Change, with positive feedback from all

Candidates and audience at the CEC Youth Hustings

Bob Seely said it was the best hustings he has been to in his political career, as students asked a range of questions on the subject of climate change

Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019 1:53pm

By Yasmin with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight councillor hits out as Floating Bridge suspended again due to failures

floating bridge suspended sign

The Isle of Wight councillor for East Cowes has hit out at the administration calling for the 'piece of junk' to be sent back

Thursday, 28th November, 2019 10:09am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Future of maintenance and IT jobs at Cowes Enterprise decided

cowes enterprise college

Unison South East regional secretary Steve Torrance warned the proposed cuts would put the safety of pupils and staff at risk.

Wednesday, 27th November, 2019 3:11pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Cowes confirmed for start of 2021 and 2023 Rolex Fastnet Race

Left to right - Benoît Arrive, Mayor of Cherbourg-en-Contentin, Marc Lefevre, Chairman of County Council of Manche, Steven Anderson, RORC Commodore, Jean-Louis Valentin, Chairman of Urban Community of Cotentin, Isabelle Vandenberghe, Elected Member of Regional Council of Normandy, Geneviève Gosselin-Fleury, Chairman Tourism of Cotentin, Eddie Warden Owen (RORC CEO)

The Rolex Fastnet Race will finish in Cherbourg in 2021 and 2023, both starting from Cowes

Tuesday, 26th November, 2019 6:00pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Flooding expected on Isle of Wight coast due to higher than normal tide, say Environment Agency

Flooding in East Cowes

Higher than usual tide later this evening and on Thursday could result in flooding in certain areas

Tuesday, 26th November, 2019 12:58pm

By Sally Perry

Police appeal after Isle of Wight motorcyclist left with serious injuries

Police tape

The motorcyclist was found by a member of the public who lives nearby. Did you see the rider or anything that may help police?

Tuesday, 26th November, 2019 8:36am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Community Kids’ three-year First World War project culminates with memorial to animals killed in conflict

Community Kids with the Chelsea Pensioners

A memorial to the thousands of animals who lost their lives during the war has been unveiled in Sandown, thanks to the efforts of the Community Kids

Wednesday, 20th November, 2019 12:20pm

By Sally Perry

Sinking yacht sparks major Solent emergency

Sinking Swiss Yacht

The yacht had been on passage from Portsmouth to Cowes when the incident occurred

Monday, 11th November, 2019 4:02pm

By George Chastney

Isle of Wight council’s latest plan to lure drivers to use Floating Bridge

floating bridge back in service

Scheme being introduced to encourage use of the Floating Bridge over the winter and runs until 31st March

Friday, 8th November, 2019 12:13pm

By IW Council Press Office with 10 readers' comments