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Gary Lineker visited the Isle of Wight today

Gary Lineker with Shannon Bates

The Island earns another fan as Gary has a "lovely day in the Isle of Wight"

Tuesday, 15th April, 2014 8:52pm

By Simon Perry

The Isle of Wight has the highest problems with JSA Sanctions in the South East

Despair - depressed man:

According to new figures just released, the South East sees 132 per cent increase in problems with JSA sanctions. Lee Hodgson from IW CAB says the minimum four week sanction is setting people up to fail and creating a barrier which can stop them from looking for work.

Tuesday, 15th April, 2014 2:45pm

By Lee Hodgson with 4 readers' comments

Have you got an Easter Bunny costume you can lend to the Hospice?

Easter Bunny Costume

None of the costume hire shops are willing to donate the costume for the day, so the Hospice are hoping that OnTheWight readers might be able to help.

Tuesday, 15th April, 2014 12:30pm

By Sally Perry

Cowes Enterprise responds to fourth Ofsted report since Special Measures

Cowes Enteprise College:

Cowes Enterprise College claim it has once again received the 'best possible feedback' from Ofsted inspectors as it continues its steady progress towards recovery.

Tuesday, 15th April, 2014 11:05am

By Glynn Taylor with 3 readers' comments

Find out how the Isle of Wight did in the latest Good Beach Guide survey

Sandown Beach:

The Marine Conservation Society's (MCS) annual Good Beach Guide survey gives ratings for water quality. Find out how your nearest beach was rated.

Tuesday, 15th April, 2014 12:01am

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Windows XP now vulnerable to attack: But still on over half of council’s PCs

Windows XP support has now expired

After five years' notice, last week Microsoft stopped support for Windows XP, but still over half of the council's computers haven't been upgraded, leaving them potentially vulnerable to attacks.

Monday, 14th April, 2014 3:20pm

By Simon Perry with 15 readers' comments

Police Commissioner wants to hear your questions

Police Commissioner wants to hear your questions

Commissioner Simon Hayes seeks your questions on confidence in the police for scrutiny meeting with Chief Constable

Monday, 14th April, 2014 11:41am

By The office of Simon Hayes with 3 readers' comments

Challenge Navitus claim Navitus Bay developer ‘misled public’

Challenge Navius annimation of view form Isle of Wight

The campaign group hopes their 11-page objection will have it thrown out at an early stage.

Monday, 14th April, 2014 10:54am

By Simon Perry with 16 readers' comments

Friends launch 1,000 signatures in 100 days petition to Save Frank James

Frank James Hospital:

The petition calling on the Isle of Wight council to serve a Statutory Repairs Notice on the owners of the former Frank James Memorial Hospital in East Cowes has already gathered over 500 signatures online.

Monday, 14th April, 2014 8:31am

By Tanja Rebel with 3 readers' comments

Southern Vectis brands tweet ‘completely unacceptable’ and removes it

Twitter birds on a phone line by opensourceway

A comment posted to the Southern Vectis twitter account last night has been labelled sexist, inappropriate, chauvinistic and devaluing to women.

Saturday, 12th April, 2014 4:10pm

By Sally Perry with 138 readers' comments

Plans for a single wind turbine in Wootton revealed

Image: 3336 under CC BY 2.0

We'll have to rename today as 'Green Friday', having two wind turbine reports within hours of each other.

Friday, 11th April, 2014 3:16pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Decision on Royal York Hotel plans revealed

Royal York Hotel, Ryde by Benjamin Tonner

The proposal to redevelop the derelict hotel was well supported by the local business community.

Friday, 11th April, 2014 12:13pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments