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

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

Staff absence threshold for year group reached at Isle of Wight school due to Covid-19

whiteboard and desks in classroom in black and white

Schools have been put under a huge amount of pressure to ensure Covid-safe learning environments, with many having to juggle remote and in classroom learning

Tuesday, 17th November, 2020 3:28pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

New Anti-Bullying Ambassadors elected at Isle of Wight school

Y7 at cowes enterprise college

Cowes Enterprise College say they put student wellbeing at the heart of everything they do and are always working to ensure that kindness and compassion is at the forefront of all policies and practices

Tuesday, 17th November, 2020 9:57am

By Rachel Dillon

Cowes Floating Bridge service to resume on Monday

floating bridge 6 in the River Medina approaching East Cowes slipway

The Isle of Wight council issue the latest update on the Cowes Floating Bridge, which has been out of service for the last week

Sunday, 15th November, 2020 3:07pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Flood Alert in force for Isle of Wight coast as high tide and Force 5 winds expected

Flooding in East Cowes

Saturday morning's tide will be higher than normal due to unsettled weather with strong Southerly Force 5 winds. Details within

Friday, 13th November, 2020 5:54pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight council issue latest info about return of Cowes Floating Bridge

floating bridge suspended sign

The engineers are stripping down and inspecting the three other rams to confirm that the same issues are not present in them also

Wednesday, 11th November, 2020 2:47pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

14-year-old boy one of three arrested for Cowes stabbing

Special Constables walking down a residential street

Three people have been arrested, but Isle of Wight Police are still keen to hear from anyone who might have further information

Wednesday, 11th November, 2020 1:14pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 2 readers' comments