Man assaulted by teens ends up with broken nose, cuts and bruises

Emergency call:

Did you see the assault that took place in the Birmingham Road area at some point between 01:15am and 01:40am on Sunday 28 October (British Summer Time before the clocks went back).

Wednesday, 14th November, 2018 4:30pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Isle of Wight secondary school looks to reduce pupil intake

School crossing sign :

The principal of the school said reducing the pupil intake would assist them in providing stability in its long-term planning.

Tuesday, 13th November, 2018 11:12am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Floating Bridge costs rise to a staggering £6,400,000

floating bridge ferry spy

In the last two and a half years the costs of Floating Bridge 6 have spiraled. The councillor for East Cowes says the additional cost of the replacement launch could have been used to continue the work of the Local Area Coordinators.

Wednesday, 7th November, 2018 6:57pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Letter: It’s time for Ian Ward and Dave Stewart to admit they were wrong over floating bridge

ian ward and dave stewart

This reader explains why he believes it's time for Cllr Stewart and Cllr Ward to admit they were wrong on the Floating Bridge issue and engage with people who actually know something about it.

Thursday, 1st November, 2018 8:42am

By Colin McCourt with 6 readers' comments

NatWest Bank conversion plans approved

nat west bank cowes

The Cowes Town Council opposed the plans, with the applicant saying he'd received several ‘unpleasant communications’ with people claiming to represent Cowes Town Council.

Wednesday, 31st October, 2018 10:15am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Floating bridge out until Wednesday

floating bridge suspended

The council anticipate the bridge being back in service by Wednesday morning.

Monday, 29th October, 2018 4:20pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight beekeepers celebrate 100 years at Honey Show

IW Honey Show

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, see an Asian Hornet and pick up early presents for Christmas.

Monday, 29th October, 2018 11:00am

By Sally Perry

Stock up on winter warmers at Isle of Wight Foodbank clothes sale

Foodbank textile sale

They have some fabulous pre-loved winter coats, boots and warm jumpers. As well as snatching up a bargain, enjoy a hot cuppa with a slice of homemade cake.

Monday, 29th October, 2018 10:29am

By Sally Perry

Damaged yacht towed back to shore by Cowes RNLI


After the yacht became entangled in a marker buoy, and because of strong west-going tide, Cowes RNLI was tasked with towing the yacht back to shore.

Sunday, 28th October, 2018 8:06am

By George Chastney

Floating bridge goes out of service (again) (and again)

cowes floating bridge

There is a foot passenger only service across the Medina tonight as the Cowes floating bridge is out of service once again.

Wednesday, 24th October, 2018 6:17pm

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

Red Funnel suspend Captain and Mate following collision with yachts (updated)

Red Falcon grounded

The Isle of Wight ferry company confirm they have suspended the Captain and his Mate following the second collision in East Cowes with yachts in the last few weeks.

Monday, 22nd October, 2018 1:11pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Red Funnel ferry involved (again) in yacht collision

Red Eagle grounded

In a matter of weeks the Red Funnel ferry has once collided with yachts during thick fog. Sparking a search & rescue mission.

Sunday, 21st October, 2018 11:14am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments