‘Send it back’ says Cllr Love following more failures of the Cowes Floating Bridge

floating bridge suspended

Cllr Love is calling for the Isle of Wight council to take out a low-cost loan and order a new floating bridge, adding they should send back No.6 due to the consistent failures.

Thursday, 12th September, 2019 9:59am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Floating Bridge now looks like it may be out until ‘early next week’

engineers working on the floating bridge

The problem with the West prow hinge was discovered earlier in the week. A passenger launch will be in operation for foot passengers.

Wednesday, 11th September, 2019 2:29pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

The Cowes Floating Bridge still out of action due to issue with the prow

floating bridge prow by cameron palin

A foot passenger launch will be in operation all day (Wednesday).

Wednesday, 11th September, 2019 8:41am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Broken prow hinge takes the Cowes Floating Bridge out of service

floaty finder and erik with his hat

A passenger launch is in operation, but vehicles need to divert via Newport.

Tuesday, 10th September, 2019 7:38am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Dmitri Galitzine’s film ‘Back and Forth’ explores connection to town, island and ferry for Lift the Lid on Island Culture

back and forth cropped

Dmitri Galitzine's film titled Back and Forth is the third of four art commissions on the Isle of Wight as part of the Lift the Lid on Island Culture project. Don't miss it 13th September to 5th October.

Thursday, 5th September, 2019 10:19am

By Sarah Girling with one comment

Letter: Have Isle of Wight ferry ports reached and exceeded capacity?

east cowes gridlock on the roads

Cllr Karl Love says solutions to tackle the gridlocked congestion his town faces when there are ferry delays need to be explored or face the consequences.

Tuesday, 3rd September, 2019 7:34am

By Karl Love with one comment

East Cowes sailor wins Slingsby Ladies Day Best Helm trophy

haggis 2 on the water during Cowes Week

Congratulations to Dawn Bee on Haggis 2 - both from East Cowes Sailing Club - for winning the Slingsby Ladies Day Best Helm trophy earlier this month.

Friday, 30th August, 2019 6:03pm

By Sally Perry

Sign up now for new Dads versus Dads football events

men playing football

Dads V Dads is a casual non aggressive football match which aims to get men back into playing sport.

Thursday, 29th August, 2019 5:09pm

By Steven James

Free parking spaces for Isle of Wight patients travelling to mainland for treatment

Free parking

Northwood House Charitable Trust has agreed to provide four free parking spaces every day for Isle of Wight patients that need to travel to the mainland for NHS treatments or appointments.

Thursday, 29th August, 2019 12:58pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Silverline Bullet wins Cowes Torquay Cowes Race, again

the start line at Cowes

With an average speed of 92.87 mph and in the process taking the UKOPRA Offshore 1 World Championship Drew Langdon and Miles Jennings won the 2019 Cowes Torquay Cowes on Sunday.

Wednesday, 28th August, 2019 4:59pm

By John Moore

Restoration of Northwood House Rotunda celebrated at launch

Northwood House Rotunda - group shot at opening

The project to restore and protect this iconic Georgian building built in 1838 was made possible by a grant from the Coastal Revival Fund.

Thursday, 22nd August, 2019 12:12pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Red Funnel shortlisted for Maritime UK’s Award for supporting British shipbuilding

red jet 7

As well as having two catamarans built here on the Isle of Wight, the ferry company also awarded a £10 million contract to a Birkenhead company to build its new state-of-the-art freight-only ferry.

Thursday, 22nd August, 2019 11:42am

By Lisa Norman with 8 readers' comments