Yesterday's 'Pop Goes the Culture' event was judged a great success. OnTheWight chatted to event's host, Alex Watts, to learn how the event went after the last 50 tickets were 'sold out' in nine minutes.
The Floating Bridge saga has been so long it's really hard to remember all that's happened. This just-launched video recaps it all, also raising questions we hadn't heard before. Worth a watch. Has the 2017 words of Dave Stewart echoing throughout, 'I think it will be done a lot sooner than we think'.
Wednesday, 16th January, 2019 6:51pm
By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments
Diverse Marine are "delighted and thankful" to be given the contract to work with Cowes Harbour Commission in developing this new vessel and for boat-building on the Isle of Wight to be supported.
Friday, 11th January, 2019 11:37am
By Charles Skillings with 2 readers' comments
If you're having a clear out why not donate your unwanted bicycles, etc to Re~Cycle: Bikes to Africa where they will be put to good use.
Thursday, 10th January, 2019 12:28pm
By Sue Bailey with 8 readers' comments
Just days after Cllr Ian Ward said “Residents will be able to use the floating bridge during the Christmas period so they can enjoy shopping, celebrating and travelling to family and friends,” the service has been suspended due to another failure of the £6.5+m bridge.
Sunday, 23rd December, 2018 11:19am
By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments
People have been wondering how much the large work boat that stops the new Floating Bridge 6 from floating down the Medina when tides are strong has been costing. Here are the details ... and where the money to pay for it come from.
Friday, 21st December, 2018 2:53pm
By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments
Cllr Ward says he's particularly pleased with November’s availability figures for the Floating Bridge, because, he says "they show, without doubt, the floating bridge is doing the job it was built for the vast majority of the time".
Tuesday, 18th December, 2018 10:51am
By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments
Saying it was a mistake to sell off the old bridge before it was known whether the new one would work properly, Karl Love has met with the current owner of the previous Floating Bridge.
Thursday, 13th December, 2018 3:48pm
By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments
Floating Bridge 5 has been docked in Gosport for the last couple of years and previously up for sale for offers of £125,000. The council respond to the rumour that they're buying it back.
Friday, 7th December, 2018 2:19pm
By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments