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 14 readers' comments

Use of cameras to monitor care homes under discussion

Interior CCTV

Over the last year, CQC has been seeking views from people who use services, carers, providers, staff and other partners on the use of covert or overt surveillance to monitor care.

Wednesday, 19th November, 2014 3:31pm

By John Scott with 7 readers' comments

Reports of horses slipping on resurfaced roads leads to meeting

Public bridleway sign

Horse owners on the Isle of Wight get to express their concerns about their horses slipping on newly-resurfaced roads, but told no quick fix.

Wednesday, 19th November, 2014 2:33pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight children’s services no longer rated ‘Inadequate’ by Ofsted

Thumbs up

Rated inadequate during rule of the Isle of Wight Conservatives, significant progress has been made in Children's Services in the last two years, leading to Ofsted removing the 'Inadequate' rating.

Wednesday, 19th November, 2014 7:35am

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments

40% of reported crimes not recorded by Hampshire Constabulary

Emergency call:

That's over double the national average of crimes that - from a random sample - were reported to Hampshire Police, but not recorded properly.

Tuesday, 18th November, 2014 2:36pm

By Sally Perry with 2 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

Isle of Wight JSA claimant numbers released

Queue of people graffiti:

Latest figures are out for those claiming Job Seekers Allowance on the Isle of Wight. Not surprisingly the seasonal trend continues.

Wednesday, 12th November, 2014 9:35am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

OnTheWight gets to the bottom of the ‘David Pugh as MP’ question

David Pugh

Former Isle of Wight Conservative council leader, David Pugh, speaks to OnTheWight about who might be the next MP for the Island.

Tuesday, 11th November, 2014 12:31pm

By Sally Perry with 30 readers' comments

More Oil and Gas licences granted off the Isle of Wight

oil and gas licenses

Business and Energy Minister Matthew Hancock says "Industry are scrambling over themselves to invest in the UK and explore for energy."

Monday, 10th November, 2014 4:03pm

By Sally Perry with 23 readers' comments

Is Andrew Turner thinking of jumping to UKIP?

eu flags

People have been asking for a while. An analysis of his voting on Europe suggests he is in top 20 Cons most likely to switch to UKIP. He hasn't denied it yet.

Thursday, 6th November, 2014 7:43pm

By Simon Perry with 30 readers' comments

Government minister says no to emergency funding for Undercliff Drive

Undercliff Drive engineering works after landslip

In response to a plea from the Ventnor Town Council for the same financial treatment that Eastbourne received after its pier caught fire earlier in the year, Penny Mordaunt passes the buck onto the IWC.

Thursday, 6th November, 2014 3:19pm

By Sally Perry with 72 readers' comments

More protection needed for the bee population says MEP

Bees pollinating:

Catherine Bearder is concerned the new government strategy to protect bees and other pollinating insects lacks provisions for restricting the use of neonicotinoids and other harmful pesticides.

Wednesday, 5th November, 2014 3:03pm

By The Office of Catherine Bearder with one comment