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Youth Parliament MP joins call for local councils to pay the living wage

Andrew Turner Living Wage campaign with Will Matthews

The UK Youth Parliament National Day of Action took place last weekend where MYPs launched a national campaign to establish a ‘living wage for all’.

Thursday, 29th January, 2015 7:19am

By Will Matthews

‘Potholes blitz’ underway across the Island say PFI contractor

Island shaped pothole :

If you were concerned about the number of potholes across the Island, you'll be pleased to hear the PFI contractor, Island Roads, will be having a blitz on them.

Wednesday, 28th January, 2015 4:14pm

By Gavin Foster with 12 readers' comments

Many Isle of Wight projects to benefit from sustainable transport grants

Cycling Island:

The Isle of Wight Council will be funding more than 15 sustainable transport projects under the government's latest Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF).

Wednesday, 28th January, 2015 3:02pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Find out more about the West Wight coastal strategy

Totland 'sea defences' Nov 2013 1 - Isle of Wight council

The public are being invited to two presentations and workshops as part of the development of a new coastal strategy for the West Wight.

Wednesday, 28th January, 2015 2:55pm

By IW Council Press Office

Tesco close 43 UK stores: Isle of Wight impact?

Tesco at night

Find out if the Isle of Wight be impacted by the closure of 43 Tesco stores.

Wednesday, 28th January, 2015 12:42pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Vix Lowthion: Green Party election launch video and audio

Vix Lowthion - 2015 election launch

Watch the footage of the Green Party parliamentary candidate launching her election campaign.

Wednesday, 28th January, 2015 11:34am

By Simon Perry with 27 readers' comments

Coverage of Labour Party election campaign launch

Stewart Blackmore

Follow the live updates from the launch of the Isle of Wight Labour Party election campaign.

Wednesday, 28th January, 2015 10:13am

By Sally Perry with 22 readers' comments

Don’t rush school consultation responses is message from the council

Using an ipad

Responses are being sought from across the Island in particular from pupils and parents, but the message from the council is to take your time, ensure you are informed and your views could help shape education on the Isle of Wight for the next 30 years.

Wednesday, 28th January, 2015 9:17am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Multiple reports of smoke coming from Ryde Southern Electric building (updated)

Southern Electri building - Google Streetview

The cause of the smoke is not known at the moment.

Tuesday, 27th January, 2015 5:47pm

By Sally Perry

Could you be a puppy parent? Volunteers needed for this vital charity

Kirsten and Isabel - Canine Partners

A charity that assists people with disabilities to enjoy a greater independence and quality of life is looking for puppy parents.

Tuesday, 27th January, 2015 3:03pm

By Laura Molyneaux

Isle of Wight mental health and policing partnership highlighted by NHS Confederation

Police car at sevenacres

The Serenity project has prevented 60-70 police detentions of mental health over the last year and saved around £40,000 through prevention of admissions or cost of police deployment.

Tuesday, 27th January, 2015 2:35pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

New intelligent traffic signals planned across the Island

Island Roads - new traffic signals

Island Roads say the work under the Highways PFI programme is the biggest overhaul of traffic signals and pedestrian crossings ever undertaken on the Island.

Tuesday, 27th January, 2015 1:59pm

By Gavin Foster with 21 readers' comments