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.

WightFibre announces all-new ultrafast, full-fibre broadband in East Cowes

wightfibre workmen putting in cable in street

Over 1,445 homes in East Cowes can now experience speeds up to 900Mb as WightFibre’s Gigabit Island Project rollout continues

Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 3:35pm

By Zoe Stroud

Northwood Parish Council say there’s ‘not local need’ for additional housing

northwood planning

The Parish Council say the development would "contribute to an undesirable ribbon development, creating urban sprawl in an area where development would not be supported"

Monday, 14th October, 2019 5:03pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Russian royal descendants visit town for memorial service

Mr and Mrs Kulikovsky-Romanov and HH Princess Olga Andreevna Romanov sitting on memorial bench in the rain

Cllr Love says the monument has been a "great success since its unveiling last year", allowing the community to participate and visitors to enjoy the town's heritage

Monday, 14th October, 2019 9:06am

By Karl Love

Floating Bridge run around: Passenger launch in operation

floating bridge suspended

The Floating Bridge ran aground this afternoon and is not expected to be in service until this evening

Friday, 11th October, 2019 3:44pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Town council unveil plans for new Community Hub: Have your say

east cowes community hub

The project is estimated to add 20p per week to council tax bills in the town and residents are being asked whether they support it

Wednesday, 9th October, 2019 9:17am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

40 home development opposed by parish council despite double that needed in next five years

palmers farm development

A housing needs assessment, carried out last year, found 81 extra homes were needed in next five years. However, Parish Council oppose 40 home development, which includes 14 affordable homes

Tuesday, 8th October, 2019 3:54pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight’s Northwood House on TV and radio

TV Recording outside Northwood House

In the next two weeks the isle of Wight will be featured on TV and Radio, with both recordings having been made at Northwood House.

Thursday, 3rd October, 2019 12:14pm

By Feature Writer

Watch out for overnight diversions in East Cowes as Well Road closed for roadworks

well road east cowes

The road closure is in place between 9.30pm to 5.30am and operatives from Island Roads will assist road users with directions

Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019 5:00pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight doughnut: Want to find out more? So did ‘The Kitchen Cabinet’ on Radio 4

Doughnuts in a box

Did you know that in 1861 the Isle of Wight was described as the 'Land of Doughnuts'? Hear more about this and other food related facts on BBC Radio 4's Kitchen Cabinet programme which was recorded on the Island last week.

Tuesday, 1st October, 2019 11:42am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Russian Imperial family to visit East Cowes for commemorative event

karl love and david hill at romanov monument

Princess Olga will be invited to plant a tree to commemorate their visit to Jubilee Recreation ground and then have a guided tour of Osborne House with a private visit to Barton Manor

Tuesday, 1st October, 2019 8:46am

By Karl Love with one comment

Listen: Conservative Isle of Wight councillor challenged on her Brexit views on LBC phone-in

vanessa churchman

Cllr Vanessa Churchman phoned into LBC to give her two reasons why she wanted to leave the EU. Brexit-sceptic LBC presenter James O’Brien challenged her.

Monday, 30th September, 2019 9:45pm

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

Cowes Floating Bridge could go cashless if bid for App is granted (updated)

coins in hands

If an application for a capital bid is successful, the floating bridge could become cashless.

Monday, 30th September, 2019 4:28pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments