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 one comment

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 19 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

Find out how to nominate your area for the Great British High Street Competition

High Street sign

Towns and villages across the country are being urged to enter the Great British High Streets competition.

Thursday, 15th January, 2015 10:20am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Council leaders wait to hear if they’ve secured support from the Government

Palace of Westminster

Leaders of the council didn't ask for more money, but instead asked for a commitment of more support from the government.

Wednesday, 14th January, 2015 12:54pm

By IW Council Press Office with 16 readers' comments

Government to have greater say on production of GM crops

Green strawberry

National governments in the EU are to be given greater flexibility over the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops following a vote in the European Parliament today, which was passed with 480 in favour and 159 against.

Tuesday, 13th January, 2015 4:58pm

By Catherine Bearder with 4 readers' comments

Prime Minister expresses his support for Tidal Energy Project

PTEC Underwater turbines

The proposed Tidal Engery Project off the coast of St Catherine's will be a World leader and create hundreds of jobs if it gets the go-ahead says PTEC.

Thursday, 8th January, 2015 8:07am

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Have you registered to vote in the General Election?

Polling Station:

Whether you're happy with things the way they are or you want change, your vote can make a difference in the upcoming General Election. Make sure you're registered to vote.

Wednesday, 7th January, 2015 11:00am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

These are the ‘Top Ten’ excuses for late tax returns

Barak Obama

The HMRC release their top ten of terrible excuses for tax payers not submitting their tax return in time. We've love to hear some of the best/worse excuses you've heard.

Tuesday, 6th January, 2015 12:05pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Council to ask Minister to recognise the Island’s challenges

Sunday Politics Show - Ian Stephens

The Isle of Wight Council is to hold a meeting with the Minister for Local Government early in the New Year following the announcement of its provisional finance settlement for 2015-16.

Wednesday, 24th December, 2014 1:32pm

By IW Council Press Office with 29 readers' comments

£13.5m savings needed to be found in coming financial year says council MD

Empty wallet

The government will be giving the council £13.5m less in the next financial year, meaning they'll, yet again, have to find ways of making savings.

Friday, 19th December, 2014 9:47am

By Sally Perry with 18 readers' comments