East Cowes

East Cowes is the arrival point for many people visiting the Isle of Wight, as Red Funnel have their car ferry port here.

The area is rich with boat building history and well as the more obvious Queen Victoria connection with Osborne House.

Below are articles that OnTheWight has published connected to East Cowes.

Iconic powerboat race returns to the Isle of Wight for 59th year

powerboat racing - Fugitive on the water by Cowes

The birthplace of international powerboat racing will be welcoming the fleet of powerboats for the iconic Cowes - Torquay - Cowes powerboat race over the bank holiday weekend.

Friday, 16th August, 2019 3:44pm

By John Moore

Red Funnel opens its archives as it celebrates 50 years of high-speed travel

Shearwater on the Solent

During the last five decades, the Isle of Wight has seen 13 high-speed vessels come and go to the Red Funnel fleet, starting with the hydrofoils, through to the waterjet propelled Red Jet fleet.

Wednesday, 14th August, 2019 2:16pm

By Lisa Norman with 2 readers' comments

Story of missing Isle of Wight teenager Damien Nettles out next month

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

Monday, 12th August, 2019 5:20pm

By Sally Perry

Revised timetable for Floating Bridge during Cowes Week

floating bridge at night during cowes week -- allan marsh

Extra crossings have been added to the regular timetable, in anticipation of residents and visitors travelling to the world-famous regatta.

Monday, 12th August, 2019 1:49pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Our town and village are now at capacity say Isle of Wight councillors

Construction site :

The Isle of Wight council say there is a lack of suitable housing, but councillors say their areas are at capacity.

Friday, 9th August, 2019 11:11am

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 8 readers' comments

Pharmacy to offer free sanitary products for women and girls who can’t afford them

regent pharmacy

For those girls and women who cannot afford sanitary products, this Pharmacy is offering free products.

Tuesday, 30th July, 2019 3:24pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Large tree branch falls onto parked car in East Cowes

The tree branch being cleared

The large branch caused damage to a parked car after breaking falling from the tree.

Monday, 29th July, 2019 4:41pm

By Karl Love

6.5m Propeller to commemorate Sir Christopher Cockerell and town’s innovative workforce

A Propeller mounted on a quayside

Working behind the scenes for the last two years, Lin Kemp has now secured a 6.5 metre high propeller and pylon to bring back to the Island as a monument to Sir Christopher Cockerell, and East Cowes' innovative workforce.

Monday, 22nd July, 2019 9:35am

By Karl Love

£900 raised for church roof thanks to Newchurch Male Voice Choir

the choir on stage in front of an audience

Well done to all who took part and those who generously donated on the night.

Tuesday, 16th July, 2019 11:40am

By Bob Cooper

Police appeal for witnesses to early evening assault in East Cowes

Emergency call:

A 55 year-old man from Isle of Wight has been arrested on suspicion of wounding or 'inflicting grievous bodily harm without intent'.

Monday, 15th July, 2019 3:23pm

By Sally Perry

MP and Cllr say ‘enough is enough’ over proposed housing plan

Bob Seely in bembridge

The fight against inappropriate development is one to be fought together, says the Isle of Wight MP.

Monday, 15th July, 2019 12:48pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council cabinet agree to buy Venture Quays

venture quays

The purchase of the sites will be funded by regeneration funds, approved by the council in its budget for 2019/20, but is subject to being able to agree a purchase price with Homes England.

Thursday, 11th July, 2019 6:40pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments