Ventnor screening for Isle of Wight writer’s film, The Vanishing, plus Q&A

poster for the vanishing

Meet the man behind the script for the film The Vanishing and watch the screening in the luxurious surroundings of Ventnor Arts Club.

Friday, 17th May, 2019 11:00am

By Sally Perry

Floating Bridge out of service for more repairs

floating bridge suspended

IWC say the suspension is to allow further repairs to the south east hinges and to replace a number of guidewheels.

Thursday, 16th May, 2019 5:32pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Historic shelter to be saved thanks to local contractors


Trevor Jones Contracting has come forward and offered to repair and refurbish the shelter at cost price to save the much-loved landmark.

Thursday, 16th May, 2019 2:30pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Cowes Harbour welcomes two new members to Board of Commissioners

Steve Sheridan, CHC Chairman David Riley, Harbour Master Capt. Stuart McIntosh, Vanessa Clifford

The Board members were chosen from a strong field of applicants following an advertising and competitive recruitment process

Thursday, 16th May, 2019 2:00pm

By Louisa Mamakou

Intense competition expected for 2019 Quarter Ton Cup

The fleet competing at the Quarter Ton Cup 2018.

There'll be a varied range of designs and diversity of competitors at this year's Quarter Ton Cup.

Wednesday, 15th May, 2019 9:12am

By Nicola Dawson

Emergency crews valiantly fight fierce boat fire

East Cowes boat fire - photos from RNLI

Firefighters, coastguards and crew from the Cowes RNLI station worked hard in the early hours of Monday to fight a boat fire in Cowes.

Tuesday, 7th May, 2019 7:56am

By George Chastney

Share your Red Funnel stories with Lift The Lid artist, Dmitri Galitzine

lift the lid launch at hullabaloo

Be part of something special and share your stories of crossing the Solent with Red Funnel. Head to the Classic Boat Museum today and participate in 'Lifting The Lid on Island Culture'.

Friday, 3rd May, 2019 9:15am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Solent LEP say they are ‘committed to consulting’ over Cowes floating bridge

floaty with workboat -

The Solent LEP respond to harsh criticism leveled at them over the floating bridge consultation by East Cowes councillor, Karl Love.

Thursday, 18th April, 2019 12:57pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Boats descend on Cowes for the RORC Easter Challenge

Fastnet race - suzanne whitewood

There'll be a fantastic collection of boats in Cowes this bank holiday weekend as they gather for the RORC Easter Challenge.

Wednesday, 17th April, 2019 9:05am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Popular cycle track to open during weekends and holidays despite power works

Newport to Cowes Cycletrack

Island Roads and Scottish and Southern Electricity (SSE) are working to minimise disruption during important work to renew high voltage cables beneath the Cowes to Newport cycle track.

Wednesday, 17th April, 2019 8:58am

By Gavin Foster

Solent LEP consultation a ‘spectacular catastrophic failure’, says councillor

Karl Love

The Isle of Wight councillor for East Cowes says the Solent LEP consultation for the floating bridge was a "shockingly poor example of community engagement".

Friday, 12th April, 2019 1:44pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Previously hidden details emerge about Floating Bridge crew airlift incident

floating bridge

The Isle of Wight council has so far hidden the circumstances of what happened to a Floating Bridge crew member that led them to be airlifted to hospital.

Wednesday, 10th April, 2019 6:49pm

By Sally Perry with one comment