Don’t miss German Christmas Market in aid of Isle of Wight Foodbank

german xmas market

There'll be a wide range of products, crafts and gifts for sale, along with live music and even Santa's grotto for the kids. Not to mention the authentic German food market featuring bratwurst, reibekuchen, Gluhwein and much more. Don't miss this great community event.

Tuesday, 21st November, 2017 4:08pm

By Sally Perry

Floating Bridge: The ‘Floaty McFloatfarce’ saga continues

floaty mcfloat farce

In April, the Isle of Wight council called a halt to the much-trumpeted public naming competition for the new floating bridge because of the 'upcoming elections'. Seven months later and the competition is still on hold, despite the two elections being long gone.

Monday, 20th November, 2017 11:24am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Retailers in Cowes town centre invited to offer Post Office services

post office sign

Retailers in Cowes interested in offering Post Office services are invited to speak to the Post Office about how they could help bring those services back to Cowes town centre.

Thursday, 16th November, 2017 7:21am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight build of Red Jet 7 ahead of schedule

red jet 7 hull

Sea trials and crew training are expected to commence in June 2018 ahead of Red Jet 7's official naming ceremony in Cowes in July next year.

Tuesday, 14th November, 2017 4:46pm

By Stuart Hunt with 2 readers' comments

Lifeboat commander role for long-time RNLI volunteer


The final hurdle in Jason's elevation from ordinary crew member to lifeboat commander was assessed under the experienced eye of RNLI assessor Tom Pedersen.

Tuesday, 14th November, 2017 3:24pm

By George Chastney

Floating Bridge: Review findings not revealed until 2018

floating bridge from cowes

The review team has studied a large volume of documents and is in the process of interviewing those involved in commissioning, designing and operating the new vessel.

Wednesday, 8th November, 2017 5:23pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Cowes Classics Week names their new Chairman

Charles Stanley Direct Cowes Classics Week - 17-21 July 2017. Tuesday 18 July Saskia Photo: Rick Tomlinson

David Gower has succeeded Sir Richard Ottaway as Chairman of Cowes Classic Week.

Tuesday, 7th November, 2017 12:06pm

By Marina Johnson

Isle of Wight RNLI leads the way with life-saving initiative

Lifeboat Board 2017

The ground-breaking ‘Saving More Lives’ plan paves the way for RNLI to support and help develop its recent community safety initiatives.

Monday, 30th October, 2017 7:34am

By George Chastney

The annual Isle of Wight Honey Show returns to Cowes


This is a great annual event where you can learn more about bees and beekeeping. You also get to taste a range of honeys for free and vote on your favourite. Don't miss it!

Thursday, 26th October, 2017 3:25pm

By Sally Perry

Historic England updates their ‘At Risk Register’ for the Isle of Wight

St Mary and Radegund Church, Isle of Wight has been added to the Heritage at Risk Register in 2017.

The annual snapshot of the health of the historic environment has been released today by Historic England. Find out what's been added and what's been saved.

Thursday, 26th October, 2017 10:02am

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

‘How Well Do You Know Cowes?’ Find out at latest Cowes Heritage exhibition

Lora Opening Exhib 2017

The latest exhibition by Cowes Heritage, How Well Do You Know Cowes?, opened last weekend and runs until 12th November.

Monday, 23rd October, 2017 11:37am

By George Chastney

Isle of Wight high school rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted

Cowes enterprise

Four and a half years after Cowes Enterprise College went into Special Measures, it has now managed to work its way up to a 'Good' rating from Ofsted. Well done to all involved.

Wednesday, 18th October, 2017 2:39pm

By Mark Gerred with one comment