‘Southern Powerhouse’: Hampshire & Isle of Wight’s devolution Statement of Intent issued

Muscles powerhouse

Councillors will be asked next week to support the prospectus for a devolution deal for Hampshire and Isle of Wight. A Statement of Intent sent to the minister sets out the ambitious plans for the region.

Tuesday, 25th August, 2015 5:27pm

By Sally Perry with 19 readers' comments

Day of action against TTIP this Saturday

No TTIP protest:

Head to St James' Square from 11am this Saturday to find out more about TTIP and how it will affect your life.

Thursday, 20th August, 2015 8:31am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Council left confused by the DfT over the future of Island Line

parking arrows

The Department for Transport has refuted they said Island Line would be retained within the wider franchise. The council indicate they will fight to retain it.

Thursday, 13th August, 2015 9:52am

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Public meeting backs Island Line in franchise as campaign looks ahead

kilf meeting at shanklin theatre Aug 2015

The unanimous vote at last night's meeting called on Andrew Turner MP to facilitate a delegation from KILF to meet the rail minister.

Wednesday, 12th August, 2015 1:12pm

By Chris Quirk with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight JSA figures for July 2015 released

Job Centre sign:

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

Wednesday, 12th August, 2015 11:11am

By Sally Perry

MP Andrew Turner needs to start answering questions

Silence stone wall

Andrew Turner seems to think he's above being questioned. In a democracy, this just isn't right - It's got to change.

Thursday, 6th August, 2015 10:18pm

By Simon Perry with 30 readers' comments

Council appoint Consultants to explore options for Island Line

Island line trains back in service :

The study will consider the costs, benefits and risks of the different approaches to the future provision of the Ryde to Shanklin service.

Thursday, 6th August, 2015 5:18pm

By IW Council Press Office with 26 readers' comments

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 7 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