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The Plastics Challenge certainly was challenging

IW Plastics Challenge

It wasn't going to be easy, going plastic free for a month, but these three Isle of Wight women had a darn good go at it!

Monday, 11th July, 2016 3:43pm

By Maggie Nelmes

Cuts in school funding spark strike action on the Isle of Wight

Desks:

The National Union of Teachers (NUT) is calling on pupils, parents and school staff to support the action and send a clear message to Government.

Wednesday, 29th June, 2016 8:44am

By Sally Perry with 19 readers' comments

The realities of the Plastic Challenge: Week One

yogurt posts

Going plastic free for a month was never going to be easy, but one week in and those on the Isle of Wight taking part in the MCS campaign have discovered very quickly just how much plastic is used in everyday items.

Monday, 6th June, 2016 6:45pm

By Maggie Nelmes with 16 readers' comments

Have you got your new wheelie bins or sacks yet?

black wheelie bins lids

With the deadline for all new wheelie bins and sacks this weekend, many are reporting they are still without, despite the extended deadline.

Friday, 27th May, 2016 5:10pm

By Sally Perry with 129 readers' comments

Campaign group warn of Isle of Wight fracking possibilities

fracking sites

Although UKOG say they have no intention of fracking at this precise moment in time, Frack Free Isle of Wight warn residents that this position may change in the future. Find out more at their next meeting tomorrow.

Tuesday, 24th May, 2016 5:27pm

By Lisa Cant with 12 readers' comments

Will you take on the ‘Plastic Challenge’? asks Isle of Wight Green Party?

egret and plastic

Do you think you could go plastic free for a month? The Isle of Wight Green Party is asking Islanders to consider taking on the MCS challenge.

Tuesday, 24th May, 2016 10:57am

By Maggie Nelmes with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Council issue reminder about changes to waste collection

new waste rules

Some of the 66,000 residences on the Isle of Wight have still not received their new bins or sacks, but the council say they should by 9th May. More on that and other details in this reminder from the council.

Tuesday, 3rd May, 2016 10:52am

By IW Council Press Office with 97 readers' comments

Isle of Wight’s LED street lighting: Lessons for mainland council say IW Green Party

Wootton from the skies

Patches of darkness in between street lamps and the choice of blue light are just two of the considerations the Isle of Wight Green Party are warning mainland local authorities to think about when making a decision to change to LED street lights.

Thursday, 28th April, 2016 8:11am

By Daniel James with 159 readers' comments

Council leader says tidal scheme is good news for the Isle of Wight

PTEC TIDAL IMAGE

Leader of the Isle of Wight council says the state-of-the-art scheme will put the Island at the forefront of green energy production and development in England and Wales.

Wednesday, 20th April, 2016 7:21pm

By Sally Perry with 27 readers' comments

Controversial tidal power scheme gets approval

Rob Stevens

The scheme was strongly opposed by residents on the south coast of the Isle of Wight, but is being hailed as a world-leading scheme that will put Isle of Wight on the map.

Wednesday, 20th April, 2016 4:26pm

By Rachel Wild with 28 readers' comments

Over £2m spent on Landfill Tax in 2015, says council

black wheelie bins lids

OnTheWight asked Isle of Wight council for their response to the bin change petition launched last weekend. Here it is in full.

Wednesday, 6th April, 2016 6:40pm

By Sally Perry with 39 readers' comments

Letter: Young votes could decide EU referendum says Green MEP

euro young person

The Green MEP for the South East believes young voters could hold the key to maintaining Britain’s membership of the European Union.

Wednesday, 6th April, 2016 2:54pm

By Keith Taylor with 107 readers' comments