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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

Letter: Warning to MP over NHS privatisation now a reality

Lockheed Martin

Mark Lansbury says Isle of Wight Conservative MP, Andrew Turner, needs to make good on promises over the privatisation of the NHS, after it was announced arms firm Lockheed Martin could be awarded a £1bn contract for back office services.

Thursday, 20th November, 2014 4:41pm

By Mark Lansbury with 18 readers' comments

Letter: Putting concerns about benefit tourism soundly to bed

Catherine Bearder:

A champion of free movement in the EU, Catherine Bearder says the new ruling by the European Court of Justice this week needs to be to built on this and any outstanding issues ironed out.

Thursday, 13th November, 2014 10:17am

By Catherine Gould with 11 readers' comments

Letter: What’s going on with Island Roads?


Residents in Brading say Island Roads have renewed the pavements and returned to redo them so many times, they're wondering if they'll ever be finished.

Friday, 7th November, 2014 2:37pm

By Dawn Wortley-Nott with 11 readers' comments

Letter: Were the promised ferries just a ‘Nauti joke’?

Looking out to sea

The proposed new ferry service between Cowes and Portsmouth, which received a £50,000 grant from the Solent LEP, was last reported as launching near the end of August. With no sign of the new ferry service yet, Gregory asks whether it was just a 'nauti joke'.

Friday, 31st October, 2014 12:02pm

By Gregory Tuck with 12 readers' comments