Protest against ‘secret trade treaty’ that threatens minimum wage, NHS and more

No TTIP protest:

Join others in Newport and Ryde tomorrow to learn more about the proposed new trade treaty (TTIP) being thrashed out in secret by the United States and EU governments that threatens minimum wages, digital privacy and even our democratic national sovereignty

Friday, 29th August, 2014 9:35am

By Mike Starke with 37 readers' comments

Primary school parents could save £400pa with new school meal policy

school dinners:

In just over two weeks’ time, from the start of the new primary school year, a new initiative introduced by the Government will help parents in the Isle of Wight to save up to £1.3m on school lunches.

Friday, 15th August, 2014 1:38pm

By Becky Sales with 37 readers' comments

Town Council plea to Government for £2m grant for Undercliff Drive repairs

Undercliff Drive engineering works after landslip

The Ventnor Town Council has written to Penny Mordaunt, the Minister for High Streets and Coastal Communities, asking for her consideration of "supportive action with an equivalence to that applied to Eastbourne Pier".

Friday, 15th August, 2014 11:43am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Local Member of Youth Parliament to take part in UK’s largest youth consultation

Make Your Mark :

It's hoped that over a million young people around the country will take part in the Make Your Mark campaign.

Tuesday, 12th August, 2014 10:55am

By Will Matthews

Why is the Island’s MP asking us to ‘Vote for Bob’?

Bob the Red Squirrel:

Andrew Turner, the Island’s MP is the first Member of Parliament to sign up to support the RSPB’s new campaign putting nature at the heart of the political agenda.

Monday, 11th August, 2014 3:19pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 21 readers' comments

Council wins grant to help residents travel without using petrol or diesel cars

Road to somewhere

The Executive member for Sustainability says the grant will be focused on helping residents get to school and work without using petrol or diesel cars.

Thursday, 7th August, 2014 10:01am

By IW Council Press Office with 15 readers' comments

Green Party’s ‘Open Primary’ selection of parliamentary candidate a first on the Island


It's thought the Open Primary planned for September is the first of its kind on the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014 11:40am

By Daniel James with 10 readers' comments

MP calls for early report on St Helen ferry incident

Wightlink ferry deck collapse - From the deck - Matt Jones

Following an incident on the St Helen Wightlink ferry on Friday night, the MP is calling for the MAIB report to be delivered as quickly as possible to allay customers' fears.

Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014 9:16am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 10 readers' comments

The DRIP that erodes our Right to Privacy

Andrew Turner MP

As reported by OnTheWight last night, Andrew Turner voted against the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill being rushed through Parliament.

Wednesday, 16th July, 2014 12:53pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 3 readers' comments

Coastal access decision an ‘absurd waste of taxpayers’ money’ say CLA

Cows on land :

Further to the news last week that DEFRA have agreed to include the Isle of Wight in the countrywide Coastal Access Scheme, an association for land owners responds to the news.

Monday, 14th July, 2014 11:49am

By Isobel Shayle with 13 readers' comments

IW Ramblers win first step towards opening up Isle of Wight coast line for all

Coastal path:

This is fantastic news and should have far reaching benefits for the tourist economy on the Isle of Wight, as well as residents.

Thursday, 10th July, 2014 1:27pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Find out which public services are affected by strike action

Stop the Cuts March:

A rally is planned for 11am this morning outside County Hall. Make sure you check details below about services that will be affected by today's strike.

Thursday, 10th July, 2014 6:55am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments