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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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