Mother of missing Isle of Wight teenager publishes her story this autumn

Being released in September, the mother of Isle of Wight missing teenager, Damien Nettles, tells the full, perplexing story of her son’s disappearance.

Wednesday, 20th March, 2019 1:06pm

By Sally Perry

Floating Bridge going out of service for ‘improvement’ trials on Thursday

floating bridge suspended

A replacement foot passenger launch will be in operation during this period.

Wednesday, 20th March, 2019 9:38am

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Council to suspend floating bridge on Saturday due to predicted winds

floating bridge suspended

Council say it will be suspended due to safety concerns with predicted winds in excess of 20 knots. Launch will be in operation.

Friday, 15th March, 2019 2:53pm

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

Missing Isle of Wight teenager featured in London exhibition

Valerie nettles with portrait of damien

Mother of missing Isle of Wight teenager, Damien Nettles, flew across the Atlantic to see his portrait in the Unmissable Exhibition being held in London over the next three days.

Friday, 15th March, 2019 11:22am

By Sally Perry

Floating Bridge ‘fails at the most important time of day’, says Cllr Love (updated)

floating bridge suspended

School children and workers are late to school and work this morning as the Cowes Floating Bridge "fails at the most important time of day", says Councillor Love.

Thursday, 14th March, 2019 9:30am

By Sally Perry with one comment

‘Fight for what you believe in’, says young Isle of Wight campaigner involved in several causes

cameron palin outside county hall

Continuing OnTheWight’s series about young Islanders doing positive things with their lives, we meet Cameron Palin. 16-years-old and involved in many causes important to the Isle of Wight community.

Sunday, 10th March, 2019 1:21pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Seven cruise ships to visit Cowes Harbour this year including premium luxury cruise lines

the world cruise ship

The Cowes cruise season starts just ahead of Easter with a maiden call on 17th April from Hanseatic Nature, one of Hapag Lloyd’s new expedition class ships. Then from May to July, another six cruise ships are scheduled to come to the Island, including Europa, a regular visitor to Cowes.

Tuesday, 5th March, 2019 3:02pm

By Louisa Mamakou with 2 readers' comments

Academy students present thought-provoking project work


Year 13 students from Cowes Enterprise College presented their Extended Project Qualification Projects with a range of eye-catching and inspiring displays last week

Tuesday, 5th March, 2019 11:23am

By Kira Thorogood

Why are IW council shy about discussing floating bridge incident?

floating bridge suspended

After last year’s serious incident on the floating bridge that resulted in a staff member having to be airlifted to the mainland for emergency treatment, Isle of Wight council were going to look into the causes. OnTheWight has followed up with questions, but IWC are avoiding answering the questions.

Thursday, 28th February, 2019 10:08am

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Moon’s influence was undoing of yacht sailing in the Beaulieu River

rnli lifeboat

The yacht, with five people aboard, had gone hard aground at the entrance of Beaulieu River when, thanks the gravitational pull of the moon, there was an exceptionally low tide.

Wednesday, 20th February, 2019 8:42am

By George Chastney with 2 readers' comments

Malfunction on floating bridge takes it out of service

floating bridge out of service

The Isle of Wight council advised earlier this morning that the Cowes floating bridge was out of service due to a malfunction. A passenger launch is in operation. Vehicles are diverted via Newport.

Tuesday, 19th February, 2019 9:55am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Cowes Enterprise pupils take action against Climate Change

Vix Lowthion, Head Boy Kieran Wetherick and Head Girl Beth Pitts

With global warming high on the national agenda after last week’s Youth Strike 4 Climate, Cowes Enterprise College played its own part in spreading an important message of social awareness when sixth form pupils designed a lesson delivered to every single class.

Monday, 18th February, 2019 9:53am

By Yasmin with one comment