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.

RedJet reverts to ‘commuter timetable’ following Covid-19 lockdown

Red Jet Service leaving Southampton

Red Funnel expands Red Jet timetable from 2nd December and vows to keep the Island connected with Christmas holiday timetable

Monday, 30th November, 2020 6:07pm

By Melissa Piercy with one comment

Floating Bridge to be suspended yet again due to another oil leak

Suspended service sign at the Cowes Floating Bridge - with the message suspended again

A leak of hydraulic oil from the ram means the Floating Bridge will have to be taken out of service yet again

Friday, 27th November, 2020 9:43am

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

East Cowes residents having a say in the future of their community

East Cowes esplanade

The outcome of a survey of residents in August and September are fifteen draft proposals for ways to improve the town

Thursday, 26th November, 2020 11:06am

By Daniel James with 3 readers' comments

Grace’s Bakery picks up national award for adapting to Covid-19 with community at heart of their offer

Sarah Redrup from Graces Baker with her Award

The judges said that Grace's Bakery was a great example of an independent retailer being at the heart of its local community

Thursday, 26th November, 2020 6:57am

By Howard Robinson with 2 readers' comments

Councillor returns to fight against parking charges on Gurnard Esplanade 20 years later

princes esplanade, gurnard

The local councillor says introducing charging on the seafront will kill the 2-3 businesses there and impact health and well being of residents

Wednesday, 25th November, 2020 4:11pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Musical composition by Cowes student praised by Economist Educational Foundation as ‘very articulate’

clarinet sitting on top of sheet music by Iain Cridland

The piece of classical music was composed by a Year 8 student and based on the concepts of power and opposition in politics. Listen within

Monday, 23rd November, 2020 12:25pm

By Rachel Dillon

‘Floaty McFloat Farce’ aka Floating Bridge 6 makes it onto BBC’s Politics South show

An empty Floating Bridge 6 during sunset

The Floating Bridge fiasco reached the dizzy heights of the BBC’s Politics South show this morning. Link to watch again within

Sunday, 22nd November, 2020 4:04pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Increase in incidents involving inflatables for lifeboat crews this summer

unicorn inflatable on the sea

Newly released figures show a large increase in the RNLI being called to incidents involving inflatables this summer

Friday, 20th November, 2020 3:13pm

By Paul Dunt with one comment

East Cowes could now have the youngest councillor in the country

cameron palin and floating bridge

At just 18 years of age, Cameron is believed to be the youngest parish councillor in the country

Friday, 20th November, 2020 9:04am

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Prominent Isle of Wight businessman charged with 12 counts relating to child sex offences

prison jail corridor

The charges included the man paying to watch live streamed footage of extreme child sexual abuse abroad

Thursday, 19th November, 2020 5:47pm

By Sally Perry

FB6 deep dive conclusion: Floating Bridge 6 ‘a resounding failure and bottomless money pit’ say stakeholders

floating bridge 6 and seaclear

Here you can find a breakdown of all the investigations on the costs for FB6 – made on the basis of an FOI request by the Floating Bridge Stakeholders’ and Engineers’ Group, who have labeled FB6 ‘A resounding failure and a bottomless money pit’

Wednesday, 18th November, 2020 6:34pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Harbour Commission reveals plans to regenerate Kingston Wharf following departure of aggregates and fuel companies

Artist impression of Kingston Wharf

Cowes Harbour Commission are investigating the potential for redeveloping the wharf to re-establish the long-term viability of the site

Wednesday, 18th November, 2020 10:42am

By Louisa Mamakou with one comment