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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

Like this graffiti

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 7 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

Letter: Time to decide what sort of State we want

London Eye and Parliament

This from the agent of the IW Labour candidate in response to the Conservative Isle of Wight MP claiming the last Labour Government ruined the economy.

Friday, 13th February, 2015 10:27am

By Ed Gouge with 23 readers' comments

MP’s statements on TTIP accused of being ‘flawed, misleading, uninformed and inaccurate’

No to TTIP

Mark Lansbury challenges Andrew Turner MP on his view that TTIP agreement will boost the British economy making British households £400pa better off.

Wednesday, 28th January, 2015 3:29pm

By Mark Lansbury with 28 readers' comments

Letter: Thank you for sweeping the cycle track

Smiling balls:

People more often put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) in order to express their concern or dissatisfaction about something, so it's great to receive a letter praising someone for their work.

Tuesday, 23rd December, 2014 8:06am

By Neil Oliver with one comment

Letter: What do we want and expect from our future MP?

Crane and question mark

Now Christmas is upon us there is time for renewal and reflection. The burning question in the coming months for many will be what do we want and expect from our future MP? Peter Geach shares his concerns.

Friday, 19th December, 2014 4:17pm

By Peter Geach with 257 readers' comments

Letter: Leadership still a big issue in Island schools

Paper pencil and rubber:

This reader says Island teachers are being run into the ground and need more support and agrees with the view of Ofsted that leadership is still a big problem.

Monday, 15th December, 2014 11:20am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Letter: Slippery resurfaced roads not just affecting horses

Smooth tarmac

David Moorse speaks from experience when he says it's not just horses who are having problems with slipping on Isle of Wight roads resurfaced by PFI contractor, Island Roads.

Friday, 5th December, 2014 6:41pm

By David Moorse with 12 readers' comments

Letter: The Black Friday Experience

Black Friday at Morrisons offer

When Mark Lansbury received a Black Friday offer through email, his wife was rather baffled, but Mark had experience of this marketing ploy and had seen the devastating results.

Friday, 28th November, 2014 7:36am

By Mark Lansbury with 3 readers' comments