Find out how to gain funding for your business


If you're a small business looking for help with funding, this meeting being held on 6th May is a must. Booking not required.

Wednesday, 16th April, 2014 10:12am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 3 readers' comments

Labour’s parliamentary candidate urges Island employers to adopt a living wage

Stewart Blackmore

Latest figures show a quarter of jobs on the Isle of Wight are paid at below the Living Wage.

Tuesday, 8th April, 2014 5:18pm

By Stewart Blackmore with 16 readers' comments

Isle of Wight jobseekers will be required to do more to find work under new rules

Esther McVey :

Simply ‘signing-on’ for benefits will be a thing of the past under new rules coming into force at the end of this month which will mean jobseekers will have to do more to find work.

Tuesday, 8th April, 2014 9:18am

By Ben Oliver with 10 readers' comments

Wildlife Trust : ‘TB strategy must prioritise badger vaccination’

Badger cull poster

Trust say that badger culling is neither effective nor humane and that the TB strategy must prioritise badger vaccination.

Friday, 4th April, 2014 1:32pm

By Peter Hutchings with 4 readers' comments

MP wants your views on Marine Conservation Zones proposals

George Eustice and Richard Benyon

The Isle of Wight MP will be bringing the new minister, George Eustice, up to date on views of Islanders over the proposed MCZs.

Thursday, 3rd April, 2014 7:46am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 14 readers' comments

Find out how Ryde businesses can have their say with Island’s MP

Find out how Ryde businesses can have their say with Island’s MP

The MP is invited Ryde businesses to share their concerns with him at afternoon session.

Wednesday, 26th March, 2014 9:16am

By Andrew Turner's Office

MP questions Gove over term time holidays for pupils

Andrew Turner MP

MP sought clarification from Michael Gove MP about the ‘exceptional circumstances’ for holidays taken in term-time.

Tuesday, 25th March, 2014 10:03am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 2 readers' comments

The Academy sponsor that runs a third of Island schools told by Gov to stop

School classroom :

Discussions in Parliament reveal that Academy sponsor on the Island has been restricted in taking on any new schools.

Friday, 21st March, 2014 10:27am

By Simon Perry with 6 readers' comments

Many spending cuts have yet to bite says Citizens Advice Bureau


Lee from the Citizen Advice Bureau gives his take on the budget.

Friday, 21st March, 2014 9:01am

By Lee Hodgson with 2 readers' comments

Fundamental reform of the way the public sector works needed says LGA Chairman

Sir Merrick Cockell LGA:

Following the budget announcement from the chancellor, the chairman of the LGA says the next two years will be the toughest yet for people who use and rely upon the services which councils provide.

Wednesday, 19th March, 2014 2:29pm

By Simon Ward with 2 readers' comments

Call for teachers to experience Parliament in action

Houses of Parliament

Parliament’s Education Service is hosting a residential training course, Teachers’ Institute 2014, from 30th June to 4th July this year based in the Palace of Westminster.

Wednesday, 19th March, 2014 12:42pm

By Andrew Turner's Office

Law intended to protect Red Squirrels could be scrapped

Red Squirrel standing upright on a log by zoutedrop

A heated debate over changes to laws protecting the red squirrel population took place in Parliament last week.

Tuesday, 18th March, 2014 3:14pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments