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

Isle of Wight restaurant faces £20,000 fine for employing illegal worker

Immigration officers

Unless the business can prove the correct right-to-work checks were carried out, it faces a £20,000 fine for employing an illegal worker.

Wednesday, 9th July, 2014 10:42am

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

New legislation on the way to help small businesses says MP

New legislation on the way to help small businesses says MP

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill, introduced by the Government on the 25th June will be debated in Parliament at its second reading on the 15th of this month.

Tuesday, 8th July, 2014 2:32pm

By Andrew Turner's Office

New government-funded floating bridge to be in the water by March 2016 (Updated)

Floating bridge :

The new floating bridge will be fully funded by the Government and should be in the water in less than two years.

Monday, 7th July, 2014 3:25pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Letter: A change to this barbaric law could have allowed my brother a dignified death

Nigel Goodman and his mother

Steve Goodman shares this heart-wrenching personal story and calls on readers to help spread the word of an update to the law for assisted suicide.

Thursday, 3rd July, 2014 4:36pm

By Steven Goodman with 16 readers' comments

Call to stamp out Stamp Duty for the over-65s

Stamped out

This proposal, put forward by UKIP's prospective parliamentary candidate, could well be popular with voters on the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 24th June, 2014 1:48pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Concerns expressed over changes to minicab licensing

Minicabs sign:

The Local Government Association says the deregulation could result in drivers with a criminal background such as alleged sexual assaults, rapes, terrorist activity drug dealing and organised crime, exploiting the system.

Monday, 23rd June, 2014 10:57am

By Lynne Kyle with one comment