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.

Storm Doris and Asian Breeze launches Cowes Lifeboat

Cowes lifeboat returning with lifering-

A life-ring spotted in the water near West Ryde Middle buoy resulted in the launch of the Cowes RNLI lifeboat today.

Thursday, 23rd February, 2017 6:41pm

By Nick Edwards

Man arrested after damage to cars in East Cowes

Handcuffed man

Police have arrested a man in connection with damage to 16 cars in East Cowes.

Thursday, 23rd February, 2017 4:13pm

By Sally Perry

Budding DJs and MCs invited to ‘Mixed Up’ youth event

mixed up poster

Any budding DJs and MCs who have a passion for music and want the chance to perform on the night from inside a giant make-shift boombox are encouraged to get in touch with organisers.

Wednesday, 22nd February, 2017 8:59am

By Katie Ganly

End of an era as Cameo of Cowes announces closure

cameo of cowes

The shop that specialises in selling items from unclaimed lost property will be closing this year after 45 years of trading and 32 years in Cowes. It will be sorely missed by Islanders and visitors.

Thursday, 16th February, 2017 8:57am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight shipyard to refit Red Jet 3

Red Jet

Red Funnel has signed a contract with Wight Shipyard Ltd to carry out the work at The Columbine in East Cowes, marking the first time the vessel has been refitted on the Island since it was built by FBM Marine.

Monday, 13th February, 2017 10:23am

By Lucy Thomas with 23 readers' comments

Letter: East Cowes has ‘clearly become a battle ground for developers’

norris castle

East Cowes town councillor, Karl Love, is worried the town has become the battle ground for developers on the Island and its townspeople are getting caught up in the middle.

Saturday, 11th February, 2017 9:22am

By Cllr Karl Love with 27 readers' comments

New beginnings for Principal at Cowes Enterprise College

john peckham and pupil

John Peckham says he's looking forward to welcoming a new Principal to the Academy and working with them as they settle into the role.

Friday, 10th February, 2017 3:29pm

By John Peckham

Letter: Parents should not be penalised with rise of Floating Bridge charges

pound coins

With the cost for pedestrians set to rise by 50% on the Cowes Floating Bridge - which makes a profit each year - East Cowes councillor, Luisa Hillard, says it's unfair that families should be financially penalised through no fault of their own.

Friday, 10th February, 2017 2:39pm

By Luisa Hillard with 21 readers' comments

Police update on man arrested on suspicion of murder

British Transport police

A man from Sandown was arrested in Gurnard earlier in the week after a seriously ill woman was taken to hospital and pronounced dead.

Saturday, 28th January, 2017 11:37am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Man arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody

Police cells

The 60 year old man, arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a 45 year old woman from Gurnard, remains in police custody.

Friday, 27th January, 2017 4:41pm

By Sally Perry

‘We will not give up’ says Red Funnel CEO over East Cowes expansion

kevin george

The Planning Committee voted to reject part of the officer recommendation. Red Funnel say 'they will not give up' and continue discussions with officers over the expansion of their East Cowes terminal.

Friday, 27th January, 2017 11:55am

By Sally Perry with 29 readers' comments

Fancy getting pickled this Sunday? Head to the Pickle Wars in Gurnard

Pickled onions

If you have a strong constitution and a love of pickled onions, the Pickle Wars event this weekend offers a great afternoon out.

Friday, 27th January, 2017 11:34am

By Feature Writer