Strain of Government cuts showing says Police Federation Chairman

John Apter - Police Federation

The Chancellor's announcement there would be no cuts to the police budget was cautiously welcomed by the Police Federation as the strain of five years of cuts take their toll.

Thursday, 26th November, 2015 12:46pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

All councillors (except the Conservatives) vote to oppose TUC Bill

stand up for your rights poster

Most councillors argued the controversial Trade Union Bill would damage the currently-good relations between the council and officers. Conservatives councillors stuck to the Government line.

Thursday, 26th November, 2015 10:26am

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Unite the Isle of Wight hail u-turn by government on tax credit cuts

downing st and whitehall

Unite the Isle of Wight are happy with the Chancellor's decision to scrap proposed cuts to Tax Credits, but will be unpicking the full statement over the next few days.

Thursday, 26th November, 2015 8:12am

By Unite the Isle of Wight with one comment

Anti-austerity group launch crowdfunding campaign ahead of rally

Vix speaking at rally

Unite the Isle of Wight are a peaceful and proactive campaign group based on the Island. If you'd like to support their aims, you can donate via a new Crowdfunding page. They've also organised a rally in Newport for this coming Saturday (28th November).

Wednesday, 25th November, 2015 11:38am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

St Mary’s makes plans ahead of junior doctor strike action

nhs strike

98% of those junior doctors who took part in national ballot voted in favour of full industrial action in December.

Monday, 23rd November, 2015 4:43pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Island Line: Public welcome to drop-in consultation session

meeting in clay

The Department for Transport consultation drop in session takes place between 12-2pm on a Tuesday. No ideal for anyone with a full time job, or those working off the Isle of Wight.

Monday, 23rd November, 2015 10:19am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Island Line: Concerns raised franchise consultation pre-determined

Island line train

Some serious concerns over the process of the Government consultation on the future of Island Line have been raised. These include a lack of transparency in why the Government is consulting about Island Line on a narrow, pre-determined basis.

Friday, 20th November, 2015 3:41pm

By David Pugh with 11 readers' comments

Ahead of Chancellor’s spending review IW council facing cuts of £10.5m

George Osborne

The Isle of Wight council continues to face a significant financial challenge over the coming years due to funding cuts from the Government - so all eyes will be on the Chancellor's spending review next week to see whether he's going to make things easier or worse.

Friday, 20th November, 2015 3:12pm

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

Anti-austerity cuts being felt on the Isle of Wight say campaigners

Stop the cuts march:

The anti-austerity group say they're starting to see the real impact Government cuts are having on the Isle of Wight and will have in the future. Their third rally takes place on 28th November.

Friday, 20th November, 2015 8:37am

By Unite the Isle of Wight

Southern Powerhouse bid receives boost from minister

greg clark mp

Those involved with the bid for Southern Powerhouse devolution believe the meeting hosted by the minister brings increased confidence to the bid.

Wednesday, 18th November, 2015 9:55am

By Portsmouth City Council with 11 readers' comments

Women born in the 1950s call for fairer state pension arrangements

Baby from the 1950s

Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) agree with pensions being equalised by raising women's State Pension Age to the same as men's, but don’t agree with "the unfair way the changes were implemented".

Monday, 16th November, 2015 9:45am

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

MoJ tight-lipped about the future of Camp Hill Prison site

Camp Hill Prison from Google Maps

Following the news this morning that the Government intend to sell off Victorian prisons for housing, OnTheWight got in touch with the Ministry of Justice to find out the future of the former Camp Hill prison.

Monday, 9th November, 2015 4:01pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments