Pupils need sex-and-relationships education, says Green Party PPC

Vix Lowthion

Government plans to make health, social and relationships education a statutory requirement for schools have been welcomed by Vix Lowthion, Green Party Parliamentary candidate for the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 17th February, 2015 12:16pm

By Vix Lowthion with 20 readers' comments

Letter: Time to decide what sort of State we want

London Eye and Parliament

This from the agent of the IW Labour candidate in response to the Conservative Isle of Wight MP claiming the last Labour Government ruined the economy.

Friday, 13th February, 2015 10:27am

By Ed Gouge with 23 readers' comments

Special praise from minister for Isle of Wight primary school

Thumbs up - young boy:

Well done to all involved in helping bring the improvements forward.

Thursday, 12th February, 2015 11:09am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Island’s MP in favour of extension to Pensioner Bonds

Savings piggy bank

With the General Election just three months away, it's not surprising the Island's MP is in favour of an extension to Pensioner Bonds.

Thursday, 12th February, 2015 7:46am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 19 readers' comments

First class mail effectively abolished through Royal Mail changes says Labour candidate

Postbox :

Labour party candidate Stewart Blackmore says Isle of Wight MP, Andrew Turner, should have thought about the likely effect on the changes of the postal service when he voted for the privatisation of Royal Mail.

Tuesday, 10th February, 2015 9:13am

By Stewart Blackmore with 12 readers' comments

Make sure you are registered to vote

Polling station:

If you're unhappy with the way the country is being run, make sure you're registered to vote so you can play your part in selecting the next government.

Thursday, 5th February, 2015 7:37pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Fears for wildlife as three Isle of Wight sites dropped from MCZ consultation

The Solent :

Last October Wightlink urged Andrew Turner to highlight the dangers of including ferry ports in the proposed Marine Conservation Zone in the Solent. Three of the six Hampshire and the Isle of Wight sites have now been dropped from the consultation.

Thursday, 5th February, 2015 7:49am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 6 readers' comments

Anti-TTIP campaigners head to Brussels

Keith Taylor - Green MEP for South East

The delegation of anti-TTIP campaigners (including campaigners from across the South East), organised by campaign group Global Justice Now, will head to Brussels today to make their voices heard.

Wednesday, 4th February, 2015 9:07am

By Keith Taylor's Office with 53 readers' comments

Care home IW NHS team up with for extra beds is rated as Inadequate by CQC

Elderly woman

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has told London Residential Health Care Limited that it must make urgent improvements at Solent Grange Nursing Home, Wootton, Isle of Wight.

Friday, 30th January, 2015 11:28am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Youth Parliament MP joins call for local councils to pay the living wage

Andrew Turner Living Wage campaign with Will Matthews

The UK Youth Parliament National Day of Action took place last weekend where MYPs launched a national campaign to establish a ‘living wage for all’.

Thursday, 29th January, 2015 7:19am

By Will Matthews with 17 readers' comments

MP’s statements on TTIP accused of being ‘flawed, misleading, uninformed and inaccurate’

No to TTIP

Mark Lansbury challenges Andrew Turner MP on his view that TTIP agreement will boost the British economy making British households £400pa better off.

Wednesday, 28th January, 2015 3:29pm

By Mark Lansbury with 28 readers' comments

Isle of Wight JSA claimant numbers released (Updated)

Queue of people graffiti:

Latest figures are out for those claiming Job Seekers Allowance on the Isle of Wight

Wednesday, 21st January, 2015 9:34am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments