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.

Solent LEP say they are ‘committed to consulting’ over Cowes floating bridge

floaty with workboat -

The Solent LEP respond to harsh criticism leveled at them over the floating bridge consultation by East Cowes councillor, Karl Love.

Thursday, 18th April, 2019 12:57pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Boats descend on Cowes for the RORC Easter Challenge

Fastnet race - suzanne whitewood

There'll be a fantastic collection of boats in Cowes this bank holiday weekend as they gather for the RORC Easter Challenge.

Wednesday, 17th April, 2019 9:05am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Popular cycle track to open during weekends and holidays despite power works

Newport to Cowes Cycletrack

Island Roads and Scottish and Southern Electricity (SSE) are working to minimise disruption during important work to renew high voltage cables beneath the Cowes to Newport cycle track.

Wednesday, 17th April, 2019 8:58am

By Gavin Foster

Petition calling for traffic lights at site of fatal incident nearly 2,000 signatures strong (updated)

police accident rain road by leehaywood

An online petition calling for traffic lights to be installed immediately at the site of Sunday's fatal incident has attracted over 2,000 signatures in less than 24 hours.

Monday, 15th April, 2019 11:43am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Solent LEP consultation a ‘spectacular catastrophic failure’, says councillor

Karl Love

The Isle of Wight councillor for East Cowes says the Solent LEP consultation for the floating bridge was a "shockingly poor example of community engagement".

Friday, 12th April, 2019 1:44pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Mother of six year old girl killed by her father raises serious concerns over failures of Isle of Wight NHS Trust: Official report

Keziah Flux-Edmonds

"It shouldn't have happened," says girl's mother. This terrible tale of loss has been officially investigated by NHS England to see if health professionals could have done more to prevent it.

Thursday, 11th April, 2019 12:00pm

By Sally Perry

Previously hidden details emerge about Floating Bridge crew airlift incident

floating bridge

The Isle of Wight council has so far hidden the circumstances of what happened to a Floating Bridge crew member that led them to be airlifted to hospital.

Wednesday, 10th April, 2019 6:49pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Residents take part in Great British Spring Clean

EC beach clean outside hall

Well done to the 82 residents, young and old, who took part in the Great British Spring Clean at the weekend.

Monday, 8th April, 2019 8:25am

By Sally Perry

Exciting new proposals for the Columbine Building revealed

venture quays

Having received unanimous local support, the East Cowes Arts and Culture Group are now seeking expressions of interest and support.

Sunday, 7th April, 2019 6:27pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Project to improve safety for boats including ferries at Cowes completed

2 - CHC contractor Jenkins Marine dredger at work in Eastern Channel LR

Anyone coming in or out of the Medina to the Solent at Cowes will be pleased to hear about the completion of three months work to improve harbour safety.

Sunday, 7th April, 2019 6:22pm

By Simon Perry

Police issue CCTV image after caravan burglary

caravan park cctv

Police acknowledge the CCTV is not great, but ask members of the public to get in touch if they recognise any of the men.

Sunday, 7th April, 2019 4:24pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

New Isle of Wight pre-school and Family Centre officially opened today

East Cowes Family Centre. Opening by Councillor Paul Brading, Cabinet member for children’s services, Isle of Wight, England. April 4, 2019.

Young families in Whippingham and East Cowes were celebrating the official opening of the Seashells pre-school and East Cowes Family Centre today.

Thursday, 4th April, 2019 3:54pm

By Sally Perry