Egg producers need clarity over retailer cage-free promises say NFU

caged hens

The NFU says that retailers who have said they will stop selling eggs from hens kept in enriched cage systems by 2025 must give their egg suppliers more clarity on timelines.

Friday, 29th July, 2016 12:31pm

By Isobel Bretherton with 4 readers' comments

Don’t miss the Tax Credits renewal deadline

tax credits deadline

If you claim Tax Credits, you have until this Sunday, 31 July, to renew your claim otherwise your payments may stop.

Thursday, 28th July, 2016 5:41pm

By Lisa Billard

Isle of Wight sustainable transport projects underway

sustainable transport

The Isle of Wight Council has started to deliver a £450,000 sustainable transport programme - funded by the Department for Transport.

Wednesday, 27th July, 2016 6:13pm

By IW Council Press Office with 34 readers' comments

Fact checking the speech Cllr Pitcher made during racism vote

seagull alone in sky

OnTheWight has been checking the facts quoted by Cllr Pitcher during last week's full council debate on the motion to condemn racism, xenophobia and hate crimes.

Tuesday, 26th July, 2016 5:57pm

By Sally Perry with 25 readers' comments

Labour Party members to hold ‘Re-Elect Jeremy Corbyn’ event

jeremy corbyn

Labour Party members and supporters keen to see Jeremy Corbyn re-elected Leader of the Labour Party are to hold a 'Re-elect Jeremy' event next week. Labour has more members on the Island than any other political party.

Friday, 22nd July, 2016 1:26pm

By Barbara McSweeney with 80 readers' comments

Number of Isle of Wight JSA claimants released

Job Centre sign:

The figures for the recorded number of Isle of Wight residents claiming Job Seekers Allowance in June has been released.

Wednesday, 20th July, 2016 9:42am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Solent Devolution in ‘best interests of the Isle of Wight’ agree Executive

County Hall:

The next stage is a public consultation which will feed back to the Executive by the autumn.

Friday, 15th July, 2016 4:26pm

By Sally Perry with 52 readers' comments

Island Line: Urgent clarification sought from Minister over ‘backtracking’

unhappy uturn

Campaigners to keep Island Line trains in the wider franchise are concerned about an apparent backtracking of Clare Perry's commitment made in September 2015.

Thursday, 14th July, 2016 2:32pm

By Sally Perry with 38 readers' comments

Call for budget cut decisions to be revisited

Stop the Cuts Lollypop:

Now the Isle of Wight council has approval to use cash from the Asda deal to fund revenue (ie. ongoing services) Cllr Lumley is asking for previous budget cut decisions to be reviewed.

Wednesday, 13th July, 2016 7:38am

By Geoff Lumley with 23 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP now behind Theresa May as Prime Minister

Theresa May

After last backing Andrea Leadsom as Tory leader, the Isle of Wight MP now says "there is no denying that Theresa has the greater amount of experience in Government" and that the parliamentary party must now unite behind.

Tuesday, 12th July, 2016 3:13pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 16 readers' comments

MP raises ferry safety concerns with MCA Chief

Collapsed car deck

Isle of Wight MP, Andrew Turner, has followed up an apparent lack of enforcement action by the MCA following the serious incident on a Wightlink ferry in 2014, when the mezzanine deck collapsed.

Tuesday, 12th July, 2016 2:39pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 12 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council sends lawyer to block family telling their school fine story (updated)

Gagged stapled halt stop:

After a school holiday fines case was dropped, the couple involved applied to have the protection order lifted by the courts so their story could be told to the Sunday Times.

Monday, 11th July, 2016 12:36pm

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments