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.

Annual Small Ships race returns to Cowes

Small ships

The small ships are back and we have details of the best place to see them all on Saturday morning.

Wednesday, 28th September, 2016 8:32am

By Marcia Carter

Trapped walkers and police officer rescued by Coastguard and RNLI


A couple, trapped by an incoming tide and a treacherous cliff, as well as the police officer who went to their aid, were rescued by Cowes RNLI lifeboat on Sunday afternoon.

Monday, 26th September, 2016 10:16am

By George Chastney with 3 readers' comments

Join the Friends of Frank James Hospital for final sendoff

Frank James Hospital

The dedicated band of guerrilla gardeners (aka the Friends of Frank James Hospital) have shown great respect to this wonderful piece of Isle of Wight heritage over the last five years. Join them on their (possibly) last gathering this Saturday.

Thursday, 22nd September, 2016 3:14pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Prestigious award for Cowes Yacht Haven

Cowes Yacht Haven has won a prestigious award in a national competition organised by the Chelsea Magazines Group.

Wednesday, 21st September, 2016 6:59am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Have you got your tickets to the ‘Isle Drive Safe’ Charity Gala evening yet?

Black tie

Tickets are still available for the ‘Isle Drive Safe Remember Evey’ Charity Gala. The evening includes a three course meal, music from local live band ‘Switch’, DJ Omar and a selection of table entertainment.

Tuesday, 20th September, 2016 1:02pm

By Deborah Bartlett

Girls on Film win the One Ton Cup

Crew of Girls on Film,Receiving the One Ton Cup,

Following their success during AAM Cowes Week in the Fast 40+ Class Peter Morton and his Cowes based crew have won the One Ton Cup.

Tuesday, 20th September, 2016 6:59am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Brambles Bank hosts annual cricket match and tug of war (photos) (updated)

Tug of War at Brambles

As well as the sailing club's annual cricket match, Bramble Bank played host to a tug of war on Sunday morning.

Monday, 19th September, 2016 12:34pm

By Sally Perry

RNLI provide safe passage for stranded yachts

ForFive yacht

Towing action for Cowes RNLI on Friday and Saturday this week.

Sunday, 18th September, 2016 9:43am

By George Chastney

Head to the Waverley Park Beer, Music and Poetry Festival this weekend

Line of beer

The fun starts on Friday and continues over the weekend. Family friendly before the 9pm watershed, with music, poetry and comedy throughout the weekend, raising money for British Heart Foundation.

Thursday, 15th September, 2016 5:07pm

By Sally Perry

‘Victoria and Abdul’ filming starts today at Osborne House


Filming starts today (Thursday) at Osborne House, the seaside residence of Queen Victoria which has been chosen as a location for the feature film Victoria and Abdul, English Heritage confirmed.

Thursday, 15th September, 2016 12:47pm

By Isobel Cooley with 2 readers' comments

Intelligence in Damien Nettles case has ‘taken on new significance’

damien nettles writing

The Nettles family are appealing for anyone with information that tallies with previous intelligence to get in touch with them privately as they say it has taken on a new significance.

Wednesday, 7th September, 2016 5:16pm

By Sally Perry

Firefighters rescue dog from house fire

newport fire engine - iwc

All residents and animals are now out of danger as firefighters tackle a house blaze.

Monday, 5th September, 2016 2:28pm

By Sally Perry