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Letter: 16 and 17 year olds should have the right to vote

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Despite 265 MPs voting for it, the Conservative Government was able to defeat an attempt to lower the voting age this week. South East MEP Catherine Bearder says the battle isn't over.

Wednesday, 24th June, 2015 1:10pm

By Catherine Bearder with 7 readers' comments

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for your Alzheimer’s support


Given the high number of Alzheimer's sufferers on the Isle of Wight, this Letter from David Moorse will strike a chord with many.

Thursday, 18th June, 2015 12:42pm

By David Moorse

Letter to the Editor: Wake up and see the (LED) light

Blue lights

Tanja Rebel has been on a mission to get the Isle of Wight council and Island Roads to listen to the arguments for using yellow LEDs over the white/blue ones installed around the Island.

Thursday, 11th June, 2015 11:11am

By Tanja Rebel with 34 readers' comments

Letter: Stronger penalties needed for reckless driving

Emergency services

David Moorse says he was witness to a near head-on collision last week and questions whether stronger penalties for reckless driving should be considered.

Monday, 11th May, 2015 11:19am

By David Moorse with 9 readers' comments

Letter: What do the prospective MPs want from the voter?

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Peter Geach returns to the subject he raised before Christmas and now asks, "What do the prospective MPs want from the voters – apart from votes?"

Tuesday, 5th May, 2015 6:08pm

By Peter Geach with 79 readers' comments

Letter: Don’t get caught out by ‘out of order’ ticket machines

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Having parked in the car park and then finding the ticket machine out of order, this reader popped across the road and bought a ticket from the nearest machine. If you plan to do the same, he warns you to "watch out".

Thursday, 30th April, 2015 6:06pm

By Ed Mew with 3 readers' comments

Letter: Extra heavy traffic raises concern for school children in Godshill

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Concerned for the safety of school children and pedestrians during the period of extra heavy traffic due to the Arreton road works, this Godshill resident is asking for help from the council or Island Roads to improve the situation.

Wednesday, 29th April, 2015 9:16am

By Damian Gough with 6 readers' comments

Letter: Is the proposed tidal energy scheme a hoax?


This reader returns his thoughts to the work that took place at Flowersbrook back in the mid 1990s and questions the purpose of the proposed Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre

Friday, 20th March, 2015 2:49pm

By Anonymous with 9 readers' comments

Letter: What a wonderful place we’ve moved to

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Only one week into living on the Isle of Wight, Anne Howard was witness to the kindness and community spirit of Islanders. Here's her story.

Tuesday, 10th March, 2015 9:48am

By Anne Howard with 8 readers' comments

Letter: Tidal energy project ‘another waste of rate payers money’

tidal energy model

This reader calls on the council to dump the tidal energy project and avoid the potential of a costly judicial review of administrative action.

Wednesday, 4th March, 2015 5:35pm

By Christopher Innis with 31 readers' comments

Letter: Concerns that housing development could increase risk of flooding

Haylands surveyors

Fred Dawson of Haylands is concerned about the impact a large housing development on farmland in Ryde could cause.

Monday, 2nd March, 2015 12:58pm

By Fred Dawson with one comment

Letter: Why do Southern Housing Group keep locking me out of my garage?


This Southern Housing Group tenant has come to the end of her tether after the padlock on her rented garage has been changed (stopping her from getting inside) not once, but twice by SHG and apparently all without good reason.

Thursday, 19th February, 2015 5:02pm

By Anonymous with 7 readers' comments