Isle of Wight Stronger In: Cabinet Minister Greg Hands MP to launch campaign

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The campaign – which includes activists from the local Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and Green parties – will be launched next Monday (30th May) with a speech in Newport by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Greg Hands MP.

Wednesday, 25th May, 2016 4:56pm

By David Pugh with 52 readers' comments

Letter: EU referendum – what’s in it for the Isle of Wight?

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Darcy is keen to know whether readers believe the Isle of Wight will be better off if the UK is In or Out of the EU.

Tuesday, 24th May, 2016 5:58pm

By Darcy with 72 readers' comments

EU referendum: There’s still time to register to vote

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Want to find out how to vote? Where to go? or even how to register? Find all the details here.

Tuesday, 24th May, 2016 9:18am

By IW Council Press Office

School absence fines: Council to debate alternative incentives

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As the full breakdown of costs in the Jon Platt school holiday fines case have been revealed, a motion asking the DfE to consider the introduction of alternatives based on reward for and encouragement of good attendance will be debated.

Friday, 20th May, 2016 10:11am

By Sally Perry with 78 readers' comments

Labour MEP will be campaigning in Newport to ‘Remain in the EU’

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Labour MEP, Anneliese Dodds, will on the Isle of Wight on Sunday morning, campaigning in Newport to Remain in the EU.

Friday, 20th May, 2016 9:13am

By Ed Gouge with 25 readers' comments

Independent councillors challenge Conservatives over education policy

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The Island Independents are calling for clarification over Conservative approaches to education.

Thursday, 19th May, 2016 2:16pm

By Phil Jordan with 16 readers' comments

Criticism for MP over EU livestock comments


The IW Lib Dems say Mr Turner is not correct in his assumptions that the exportation of live animals will get worse if the UK remains in the EU.

Thursday, 19th May, 2016 9:58am

By Nicholas Belfitt with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP raises concerns over movement of livestock


The MP is concerned that remaining in the EU will mean that transportation of livestock for slaughter in Europe will continue. He says EU-law prevents Britain from banning the export of live animals for slaughter.

Thursday, 19th May, 2016 9:51am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 94 readers' comments

Conservative councillors demand to know costs of Jon Platt court case

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The group leader of Isle of Wight Conservative councillors says "Questions now need to be asked as to who took the decision to prosecute, what that decision has cost and how was it justified?"

Tuesday, 17th May, 2016 12:02pm

By Dave Stewart with 28 readers' comments

Hampshire county council’s plans labelled ‘localism in reverse’

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Seven key councils in Hampshire say the proposals put forward by Hampshire County Council is "localism in reverse".

Monday, 16th May, 2016 5:56pm

By Portsmouth City Council with 2 readers' comments

Unite the Isle of Wight take part in anti-austerity ‘Day of Action’

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Anti-austerity campaigners will be out on the streets of Newport on Saturday, raising awareness of their campaign and encouraging Islanders to vote in the next election.

Monday, 16th May, 2016 2:45pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

MP questions council’s decision to take Jon Platt case to High Court

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The MP has asked why the Island’s cash-strapped Council decided they should be the one to squander scarce resources to 'seek clarity' on the Jon Platt school fines case.

Friday, 13th May, 2016 4:30pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 57 readers' comments