Sinking yacht sparks major Solent emergency

Sinking Swiss Yacht

The yacht had been on passage from Portsmouth to Cowes when the incident occurred

Monday, 11th November, 2019 4:02pm

By George Chastney

Isle of Wight council’s latest plan to lure drivers to use Floating Bridge

floating bridge back in service

Scheme being introduced to encourage use of the Floating Bridge over the winter and runs until 31st March

Friday, 8th November, 2019 12:13pm

By IW Council Press Office with 10 readers' comments

Free travel for veterans and military personnel on floating bridge

cowes floating bridge

Cllr Ian Ward says, "We do what we can to support our community and assist those that have made a significant contribution"

Thursday, 7th November, 2019 11:45am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight beekeepers return for annual Honey Show

Isle of Wight honey show 2018 - shelves of honey

Marvel at the many types of honey on display (with tasters to help you vote for the best), as well as enjoying honey cake and tea in the cafe and pick up early presents for Christmas

Monday, 4th November, 2019 3:52pm

By Sally Perry

Heartfelt message for Damien Nettles on 23rd anniversary of his disappearance

damien nettles

Mother of missing Isle of Wight teenager says that after 23 years Justice for Damien continues to be their goal

Saturday, 2nd November, 2019 6:56am

By Sally Perry

Fundraising appeal launched to help Christmas Carnival return to Cowes

cowes carnival float with father christmas and queens and princesses

The fundraiser is half way towards the target of £700, but could do with a boost to raise enough cash for the last bits needed for the float

Friday, 25th October, 2019 11:04am

By Sally Perry

Are Conservative administration ‘incapable of any joined-up thinking?’ asks Cllr Andre (updated)

debbie andre at the election by allan marsh

Cllr Andre asks whether the Conservative administration have "simply just lost the plot, have no plan and are just showing that they are incapable of any joined-up thinking?"

Thursday, 24th October, 2019 8:12am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

The £3.2m Floating Bridge racks up staggering losses: See the detail

floating bridge suspended September 2019

When you compare the profits from previous years to the losses of the last four, it makes for sorry reading. OnTheWight has the detail

Tuesday, 22nd October, 2019 9:23am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Made in Cowes exhibition opened by yachting doyen

Ian Lallow looking at the Exhibition

The Made in Cowes exhibition at Regatta House runs until 10th November

Monday, 21st October, 2019 9:33am

By George Chastney with one comment

Floating Bridge run around: Passenger launch in operation

floating bridge suspended

The Floating Bridge ran aground this afternoon and is not expected to be in service until this evening

Friday, 11th October, 2019 3:44pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Cowes Floating Bridge could go cashless if bid for App is granted (updated)

coins in hands

If an application for a capital bid is successful, the floating bridge could become cashless.

Monday, 30th September, 2019 4:28pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

Video: Flood alert for the Isle of Wight as spring tides return

flood alert map for the Isle of Wight showing where high tides will affect areas

Residents near the Cowes floating bridge may wish to keep flood protection installed as a precautionary measure, say the Environment Agency.

Monday, 30th September, 2019 10:09am

By Sally Perry