Cosmetic surgery just one of seven new services to receive CQC ratings

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The Department of Health has launched a consultation setting out proposals to expand the scope of the CQC’s duty to undertake performance assessments at seven additional types of practices.

Monday, 22nd August, 2016 3:19pm

By Sally Perry

Don’t forget to update HMRC about your child’s details post-Results Day

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If you claim Child Tax Credit you need to let HMRC know whether your 16+ child will be continuing in full time education otherwise you may lose your claim.

Thursday, 18th August, 2016 4:05pm

By Lisa Billard

Funding must be spent on agriculture, say farming leaders


Farming union presidents pledged to continue their joint lobbying to promote the importance of UK food and farming against a backdrop of intense competition for public spending post Brexit.

Tuesday, 16th August, 2016 10:17am

By Isobel Bretherton with 21 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Lib Dems launch Island-wide ‘No Fracking’ petition

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The Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats have launched a petition objecting to any form of fracking or oil drilling on the Isle of Wight.

Monday, 15th August, 2016 6:28pm

By Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats with 33 readers' comments

Iconic SRN4 Hovercraft has been saved from destruction

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The Homes and Communities Agency and the Hovercraft Museum have signed a deal to save the Princess Anne, one of Britain’s last remaining cross-Channel hovercraft.

Monday, 15th August, 2016 2:46pm

By Simon Edwards with 6 readers' comments

‘Regulate Isle of Wight ferry prices’ calls petition

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Richard Jarman says he has to travel via Southampton to see his daughter in Portsmouth because of excessive ferry fares. He's calling on the Government to take action to regulate ferry fares from the Isle of Wight.

Friday, 12th August, 2016 8:24am

By Sally Perry with 43 readers' comments

UKIP join calls for resignation of Ofsted’s David Hoare

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Not satisfied with Ofsted chair, David Hoare's apology given earlier in the week, a UKIP leadership candidate questions how schools will get a fair hearing when the chair holds "such biased views”.

Friday, 12th August, 2016 8:09am

By Daryll Pitcher with 17 readers' comments

Corbyn the clear favourite for Isle of Wight Labour party members

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The Isle of Wight Labour Party has seen a five-fold increase in Party membership in the last year and on Wednesday, passionate Jeremy Corbyn supporters voted for him locally in the leadership campaign.

Friday, 12th August, 2016 7:29am

By Ed Gouge with 30 readers' comments

Island Line Trains: Major victory for campaigners

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After a year-long battle to protect the future of Island Line trains, a threat of judicial review against the Department for Transport has lead to a major victory for train campaigners. OnTheWight has the detail.

Friday, 12th August, 2016 6:56am

By Chris Quirk with 13 readers' comments

Channel 4 news filmed a piece on the Isle of Wight after ‘ghetto’ comments: Watch it here (Updated)

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A former war reporter filmed on the Isle of Wight for a C4 News feature about the so-called "poor, white ghetto" with a "mass of crime and drug problems" and inbreeding. You can watch it here.

Tuesday, 9th August, 2016 3:52pm

By Sally Perry with 84 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP questioned over support for Grammar Schools

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Vix Lowthion believes a Grammar school on the Island would increase the divide between the academic results of our schools and asks the Isle of Wight MP where he stands on the issue.

Monday, 8th August, 2016 9:33am

By Sally Perry with 33 readers' comments

Video (gently) mocks David Hoare’s ridiculous Isle of Wight Ghetto comment

(On) The Ghetto

Have a listen while enjoying the visuals. We think you'll smile.

Friday, 5th August, 2016 8:02pm

By Simon Perry with 9 readers' comments