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Letter: Can you help? Video game addiction is destroying my niece

Playing video games

Concerned Aunt appeals for advice from readers on how to help her teenage niece who is addicted to gaming on a large scale.

Friday, 28th March, 2014 2:18pm

By Anonymous with 9 readers' comments

Letter: The devastating impact of benefit sanctions


This reader has personal experience and believes Government sanctions are driving people to consider taking their own lives.

Monday, 17th March, 2014 10:53am

By Anonymous with 38 readers' comments

Letter: Who is monitoring the work of Island Roads?

Bouldnor Road

Mayor of Yarmouth, Steve Cowley, says Island Roads failed to plan work adequately and did not consult with the local community. He's concerned other villages and towns across the Island might suffer as a result of similar failures.

Friday, 14th March, 2014 11:53am

By Steve Cowley with 13 readers' comments

Letter: Disappointment at CP coverage of David Green inquest

CP coverage of David Green inquest

Retired Hack says he's "hugely disappointed" by the County Press coverage of the inquest into David Green's death.

Tuesday, 11th March, 2014 2:01pm

By Retired Hack with 10 readers' comments

Letter: Why young people are forced to leave the Island to find work

Unexpected road :

Devon explains why he and his friends are forced to leave families on the Island to find work that isn't just seasonal.

Sunday, 23rd February, 2014 11:15am

By Devon with 19 readers' comments

Letter: ‘Astonishing self-justification’ from Island Roads

Roadworks lights:

David Walter from Wellow shares his view on the response by Island Roads we published last week on the seven week Bouldnor Road closure.

Friday, 21st February, 2014 9:52am

By David Walter with 8 readers' comments

Letter: Thanks for the helping hand

Helping hand

This OnTheWight reader publicly thanks a fell ow Islander who came to her aid after a nasty fall.

Monday, 3rd February, 2014 1:21pm

By Vicki Welfare

Letter: Experienced Headteachers are key to the future of Island education

Injecting knowledge into brains by smemon

High quality Head teachers with strong, long-lived experience are essential if Island schools are to achieve their potential.

Saturday, 1st February, 2014 7:04pm

By Anonymous with 23 readers' comments

Letter: Can you forgo your Winter fuel allowances?

Money box and house :

Steve's heard about a sheme where unwanted Winter Fuel Allowance is donated to those in need via Foodbanks.

Thursday, 30th January, 2014 12:20pm

By Steven Goodman with 4 readers' comments

Letter: Why isn’t BT’s promised ‘Superfast’ broadband being delivered?

Children looking into trench :

Thomas believes the council should be looking to protect local employers as well as core services, saying local ISPs may suffer because of their decision to give BT £3.65m in the rural broadproject rollout project.

Thursday, 23rd January, 2014 12:39pm

By Thomas Cowley with 46 readers' comments

Letter: ‘Royal Mail rip-off’

Royal Mail rural van

Chale resident Mike Starke shares a letter sent today to Royal Mail's Delivery Sector Manager, Joe Harris-Cormack, who has recently written to some residents and businesses about changes to delivery services on the Island.

Monday, 13th January, 2014 3:28pm

By Mike Starke with 13 readers' comments

Letter: Thanks for the helping hand during recent floods

Water on road

Carolyn Davies shares some detail of the good work of a couple of Islanders during the flooding from the recent storms.

Saturday, 28th December, 2013 11:20am

By Carolyn Davies with one comment