Government slammed by environmental groups over scrapped green policies

Green to grey

Within the first three months of the new government, ten different environmental policies have been watered down or scrapped, according to analysis by a group of leading UK environment organisations.

Monday, 3rd August, 2015 10:24am

By Lianne de Mello with 4 readers' comments

MP says Island Line should not be politicised

Andrew Turner on bench - Ferry debate - Westminster - 13 October 2014

The MP says, "it is very unhelpful that some people are trying to make this a political issue."

Thursday, 30th July, 2015 11:43am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 95 readers' comments

Letter: This is what we got from our MPs

Houses of parliament

Peter Geach posed a question at the end of last year asking 'what we want' and 'what we expect' from our MPs. He finishes the trilogy by sharing his view of 'what we got'.

Wednesday, 29th July, 2015 5:25pm

By Peter Geach with 5 readers' comments

Tourism businesses could be asked to pay a levy to help keep the Island desirable

Compton Beach :

As government funding to local councils are cut, new ways to fund the services that are vital to tourism businesses are being explored.

Wednesday, 29th July, 2015 12:31pm

By Sally Perry with 30 readers' comments

Island Line: Council leader says community model ‘seems to be unworkable’

Island line train

Leader of the Isle of Wight council states his focus has been to see how the franchise can be retained and says he has been taking positive steps to this end.

Tuesday, 28th July, 2015 7:53pm

By Sally Perry with 42 readers' comments

Government u-turn on Fracking in protected wildlife areas

iow aonb map

Despite the protection promised prior to the election, the Government plan to redefine the rules on Fracking in AONB and SSSI areas.

Thursday, 23rd July, 2015 1:26pm

By Sally Perry with 35 readers' comments

Island Line: Keeping things as they are, doing ‘tourism and economy a dis-service’, says Conservative cllr

Train on ryde pier

Speaking on the Island Line debate, Cllr Dave Stewart says keeping things as they are, would be doing the Island Tourism and Economy a dis-service and shows a poverty of ambition for the Island.

Tuesday, 21st July, 2015 6:42pm

By Dave Stewart with 76 readers' comments

Isle of Wight JSA figures for June 2015 released

Good job sign:

The figures for those claiming Job Seekers Allowance in June 2015 on the Isle of Wight have been released today.

Wednesday, 15th July, 2015 10:05am

By Sally Perry with 18 readers' comments

Probation staff take strike action over pay

Probation workers on strike

Members for strike action balloted included National Probation Service staff from sites across Hampshire including Portsmouth, Southampton, Basingstoke, Fareham, Havant, Winchester, Lymington and Newport, Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 14th July, 2015 1:14pm

By James Smith

Despite delay Islanders will continue to lobby MP over fox hunting ban

fox hunters having drinks

The debate in Parliament due to take place on Wednesday has now been delayed, but campaigners will continue to question how the Isle of Wight MP could support an activity that results in foxes being ripped apart by hounds.

Tuesday, 14th July, 2015 11:43am

By Sally Perry with 58 readers' comments

Unite the Wight return with Politics of Hope rally this Saturday

Austerity march

Join others on Saturday for this anti-austerity rally in Newport to hear from members of the Labour and Green parties. Bring the kids and a picnic and make an afternoon out from it.

Wednesday, 8th July, 2015 3:40pm

By Fran Heath with 51 readers' comments

Care home receives visit from CQC inspectors

Elderly people sign

The inspector had lots of positives to report about the care home, but also felt improvement was needed in several areas.

Tuesday, 7th July, 2015 11:27am

By Sally Perry