Jon Platt case: Dept for Education seeks to change law on school absence


The Dept for Education say children’s attendance at school is "non-negotiable" and that they'll be looking to change the legislation.

Monday, 16th May, 2016 5:40pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Jon Platt school holiday fines High Court case on Friday

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The nation's media, not to mention parents of school children, will be waiting to find out which way the High Court judge will go on the case of school holiday fines tomorrow. OnTheWight will have the news as soon as the case is heard.

Thursday, 12th May, 2016 10:31pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

English Heritage set to pay massive damages following Carisbrooke moat incident

carisbrooke castle

A case in the Court of Appeal could see English Heritage having to pay 'massive' damages after a 69 year old man fell into the moat at Carisbrooke Castle in 2011 and suffered head injuries. OnTheWight has the details.

Thursday, 12th May, 2016 5:27pm

By Sally Perry with 18 readers' comments

PCC election: Isle of Wight resident as candidate for first time

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PCC elections take place on 5th May. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Labour parties announce their candidate. A man who has lived on the Island for 30 years and has extensive experience in the legal system.

Monday, 21st March, 2016 10:13am

By Sally Perry with 24 readers' comments

MoJ tight-lipped about the future of Camp Hill Prison site

Camp Hill Prison from Google Maps

Following the news this morning that the Government intend to sell off Victorian prisons for housing, OnTheWight got in touch with the Ministry of Justice to find out the future of the former Camp Hill prison.

Monday, 9th November, 2015 4:01pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight builder sentenced for tax fraud

Ten pound notes

A builder from Newport was found guilty of taking subcontractor's tax and national insurance contributions and committing tax fraud. Full details in the report.

Thursday, 22nd October, 2015 12:07pm

By Madeline Paterson with one comment

HMP Isle of Wight prisoners ‘Almost entirely’ sex offenders

Police cells

A detailed report has revealed that 'almost all' of the 1,081 prisoners are sex offenders. Claimed victimisation and assault levels are 'unusually high'.

Thursday, 1st October, 2015 11:02am

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

Death of Isle of Wight care home resident at centre of national investigation

Simon Cooke in the i newspaper

The story of Barbara Cooke's death is at the centre of a national investigation into the health watchdog, the CQC. It took a year from her death until the CQC inspected the care home she resided at.

Thursday, 10th September, 2015 2:51pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Wanted for theft of 16 year old girl’s handbag: Recognise him? (updated)

eFit for handbag theft from 16 yo girl Aug 2015

A 16 year old girl had her handbag stolen at a bus stop on the Isle of Wight. This is an eFit of the suspect. Do you recognise him? Police are keen to speak him.

Friday, 4th September, 2015 11:31am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Former councillor found guilty after shooting girlfriend in the head (Updated)

Walther CP-88 Air pistol

It's the stuff that films are made of. The former councillor and businessman claims to have no memory of the attack which ended with him asking to be shot by police in a stand-off last year.

Monday, 24th August, 2015 6:38pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Two inmates made it onto prison roof last night

Prison Bars

It's not clear whether the inmates were trying to escape or just wanted to watch the stars, but officers were tasked with bringing them down late last night.

Wednesday, 29th July, 2015 8:30am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Holy smoke: Buddha’s statues hid secret smuggling stash


The mastermind behind attempt to smuggle 100,000 illicit cigarettes into the UK has been sentenced today.

Friday, 19th June, 2015 4:38pm

By Michelle Coulthard with 4 readers' comments