Cowes Harbour ‘cannot refuse entry’ to vessels during lockdown

trinity pontoon

Harbour users have been asked to follow government guidance and stay at home and avoid any movements on the river during the Coronavirus epidemic

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 5:35pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Cowes Floating Bridge back out of service tonight for essential works

floating bridge suspended sign

The floating bridge will return to service each morning and run as normal during the day.

Friday, 27th March, 2020 4:44pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Floating Bridge out of service this afternoon

floating bridge suspended sign

There will not be a replacement foot passenger launch service

Thursday, 26th March, 2020 12:11pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Liz Earle tells OnTheWight they are reducing number of staff on site from today

Liz Earle offices

After rumours had spread that Liz Earle still had a lot of people working on site, OnTheWight contacted them to find out how things stood

Wednesday, 25th March, 2020 5:04pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council reverse Floating Bridge usage limitations

cowes floating bridge

Yesterday the council said the services across the Medina would be limited to blue-light and essential workers

Wednesday, 25th March, 2020 11:29am

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Floating bridge to be limited to essential workers only (Updated)

floating bridge

To make sure that everybody is following this new limitation, staff may ask passengers or drivers about their journey

Tuesday, 24th March, 2020 5:32pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

#washhands #bekind message on Isle of Wight cycle track

Madeline Paterson's photos from the Cowes cycle track

The messages might be on a cycle track on the Isle of Wight, but with the power of social media, they could travel

Friday, 20th March, 2020 6:14pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Watch: Isle of Wight musician and artist, Paul Armfield, launches Crowdfunder for seventh album

paul armfield album

There are a number of great incentives as part of the Crowdfunder appeal for Paul Armfield's seventh album

Tuesday, 10th March, 2020 4:03pm

By Sally Perry

Ferry’s ‘disorientated’ master suffered ‘cognitive overload’ before colliding with moored yacht in fog

Red Falcon hitting Greylag - cctv

The report concludes that the helmsman and master were both insufficiently practised at steering the vessel in thick fog by using just the instruments

Friday, 21st February, 2020 9:31am

By Sally Perry

Meteorologists have ‘high confidence’ it was a tornado that hit Cowes

meteogroup radar image of tornado

Meteorologists say that radar images of last night's weather, combined with the damage reports, give them high confidence that it was a tornado that hit Cowes

Thursday, 13th February, 2020 1:49pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Tornado in Cowes? ‘Yes, I think there was,’ says reader who woke up to find a boat in their garden

Roof tiles gone and boat in garden

This OnTheWight reader's account of the possible small tornado last night sounds pretty scary

Thursday, 13th February, 2020 10:29am

By Sally Perry

Cowes Enterprise College ranked top on Isle of Wight for GCSE results

cowes enterprise college

For second consecutive year, thanks to progress made by its students, Cowes Enterprise is named as the Island's top performing school

Wednesday, 12th February, 2020 3:18pm

By Kira Thorogood