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.

Women’s and men’s football brought together under one banner in Cowes

Players, managers and board members from Cowes Sports and Cowes Sports Ladies

Exciting news for Cowes Ladies FC and Cowes Sports Football Club has been announced this morning

Wednesday, 15th July, 2020 10:00am

By Toby Brown

Government award £500,000 for flood defences in East Cowes

Flooding in East Cowes by Karl Love

The Government said the money for East Cowes will be used to reduce the risk of tidal flooding and increase resilience for properties and businesses including the ferry terminal

Tuesday, 14th July, 2020 12:12pm

By The Office of Bob Seely

Elandess, Lloyd Dorfman’s £87m superyacht, spotted off Cowes coast (Photos)

Lloyd Dorfman's superyacht Elandess by Justine Edwards

The £87m superyacht - owned by philanthropist Lloyd Dorfman - is currently anchored off Cowes. Justine Edwards shared these great photos with News OnTheWight showing some of its James Bond-like features

Monday, 13th July, 2020 11:47am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Social distancing on Cowes floating bridge replacement

person with facemask

The passenger launch can take up to 25 people per crossing, but the issue of social distancing was raised by an OnTheWight reader. Here's the answer

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 6:15pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight council to buy Venture Quays: Protecting marine manufacturing for ‘generations to come’

venture quays

The Isle of Wight council say investing in the prime waterfront site will not only protect at least 150 marine manufacturing jobs, but preserve key employment land for generations to come

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 6:02pm

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight robber jailed after threatening shop worker with scissors


The man who threatened a Gurnard shop worker with a pair of scissors and stole £300 from the till has been jailed

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 2:48pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Venture Quays will be ‘flagship’ investment opportunity say Isle of Wight council

columbine building east cowes

Securing the future of the Columbine building and protecting marine manufacturing on the Isle of Wight are just some of the reasons why the IW council are seeking to seal the deal

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 9:33am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

£1.3m purchase of Venture Quays by Isle of Wight council scrutinised

Venture Quays

"We need to keep that engineering heritage", "We can buy this and keep this site for the Island", “It is our decision, we will own it and we will take responsibility for it” and "we will keep a really good reputation for being business-friendly" are just some of the comments by councillors discussing the purchase of Venture Quays

Thursday, 9th July, 2020 8:49am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Cowes Floating Bridge to be out for ten days for maintenance works

floating bridge suspended sign

The work could not be scheduled earlier during lockdown, but is anticipated to be completed in time for the summer holidays

Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 12:22pm

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

50-Marathon challenge: Neil to dress as Wonder Woman for his 40th marathon this Sunday (updated)

wonder woman toy doll

Neil set himself the challenge of running 50 marathons this year before his 50th birthday in November. For this week's marathon around Cowes, he'll be dressed as Wonder Woman

Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 9:30am

By Helen Bailey

East Cowes Crafters hit up the town with a seaside theme

East Cowes Crafters decorate the town with a seaside theme

Brightening up the town for residents and visitors, the East Cowes Crafters really have made the arch in East Cowes a focal point, bringing it to life in so many different ways

Tuesday, 7th July, 2020 8:46am

By Karl Love

Isle of Wight furniture charity celebrates tenth birthday – having saved 12,800kgs of re-usable furniture going to landfill

storeroom warehouse and van

Storeroom have saved nearly 12,800kgs of re-usable furniture and household goods from being sent to landfill. Here's to another ten successful years

Monday, 6th July, 2020 12:06pm

By Sally Perry with one comment