Lifeboats descend on Cowes for annual crew lunch

Lifeboat Get together 2020

Leading the way into the Royal Yacht Squadron's marina was the RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat from Bembridge – to be followed by a number of RNLI and independent inshore lifeboats

Monday, 20th January, 2020 9:05am

By George Chastney

Flood warning for the Isle of Wight coast issued by the Environment Agency

Flooding in Cowes by Karl Love

The predicted high tide and strong winds expected in the early morning have resulted in a flood warning for the Isle of Wight

Tuesday, 14th January, 2020 12:59pm

By Sally Perry

Outpouring of online support for ‘banned’ Isle of Wight science teacher

support button on computer keyboard

When Graeme Bell was indefinitely banned from teaching after an altercation with two pupils on a school trip, there was a rush of support shown for the science teacher on our Facebook Page. Read a selection

Friday, 10th January, 2020 6:53pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

New Isle of Wight bereavement group launching this month

butterfly in hand

The group will meet weekly, with volunteer listeners present at each session and useful resources and information for bereaved people

Thursday, 9th January, 2020 9:09am

By Sally Perry

Plans to turn former Police station into new business headquarters

spinlock offices

If the plans are approved, the former police station, which has been empty for six years, could become new business headquarters

Tuesday, 7th January, 2020 4:53pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Cowes Floating Bridge still out of service and no word from Isle of Wight council

floating bridge suspended sign

The Isle of Wight council failed to provide any updates on Twitter or Facebook since the bridge went out of service on Sunday

Monday, 6th January, 2020 8:55am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

2020 season of sailing regattas launched with awards evening

Janet Grosvenor from Rolex

News of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's latest Lifetime Achievement Award and a roundup of upcoming regattas

Monday, 6th January, 2020 8:14am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Sadness from customers as well-liked Cowes pub closes its doors

pug dog with sad eyes

Customers have been in touch to share how sad they are to hear the news that the pub has closed its doors for the last time

Friday, 6th December, 2019 1:24pm

By Sally Perry

Bob Seely banner appearing and disappearing from greenfield development site like something from Private Eye, says Labour

bob seely sign on greenfield site

Labour's Richard Quigley says the incident is like something from Private Eye – first the connection is exposed, and then the scramble to cover it up. Bob Seely responds

Thursday, 5th December, 2019 8:20am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Cowes Enterprise College hosts hustings on Climate Change, with positive feedback from all

Candidates and audience at the CEC Youth Hustings

Bob Seely said it was the best hustings he has been to in his political career, as students asked a range of questions on the subject of climate change

Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019 1:53pm

By Yasmin with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight councillor hits out as Floating Bridge suspended again due to failures

floating bridge suspended sign

The Isle of Wight councillor for East Cowes has hit out at the administration calling for the 'piece of junk' to be sent back

Thursday, 28th November, 2019 10:09am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Future of maintenance and IT jobs at Cowes Enterprise decided

cowes enterprise college

Unison South East regional secretary Steve Torrance warned the proposed cuts would put the safety of pupils and staff at risk.

Wednesday, 27th November, 2019 3:11pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter