Young Solent entrepreneurs get £39,000 head start in business

Young Entreprenuers

23 year old Ellie Tappenden from the Isle of Wight plans to set up a mobile vet nursing service for the Island with her Solent LEP grant.

Friday, 31st October, 2014 3:43pm

By Laura Downton

A living wage, exam re-sits and euthanasia important issues for young Islanders

Will Matthews:

A living wage, exam resits and euthanasia were the most popular issues that young people from the Isle of Wight who took part in a ballot were keen to hear discussed at the Youth Parliament.

Tuesday, 28th October, 2014 5:45pm

By Will Matthews with 21 readers' comments

Solent LEP on the search for 16 of the best

Board table and chairs

Solent LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) is calling for the most driven and knowledgeable business and voluntary sector leaders in the region to join its panels and have their say on key issues in the Solent.

Tuesday, 28th October, 2014 2:23pm

By Laura Downton

Councillors dispute decision to join EU funded ‘Smilegov’ Project

Unhappy face

The proposal was originally criticised by councillors at the Scrutiny Committee meeting held earlier this month and and labeled "nothing more than a talking shop".

Thursday, 23rd October, 2014 11:19am

By Sally Perry with 22 readers' comments

CQC calls for urgent action to help those in mental health crisis

Police cells

Better access to safe places in health-based settings for people experiencing a mental health crisis is crucial, urges CQC

Thursday, 23rd October, 2014 10:11am

By John Scott

Island needs ‘taskforce’ to tackle education says Labour candidate

Stewart Blackmore and Tristran Hunt:

The Labour parliamentary candidate Stewart Blackmore welcomed shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt to the Island last week to discuss the education system.

Tuesday, 21st October, 2014 10:22am

By Ed Gouge with 34 readers' comments

CQC’s state of health and care services in England report published

CQC state of health report

There is much excellent care but the variation in the quality and safety of care in England is too wide and is unacceptable

Thursday, 16th October, 2014 4:16pm

By John Scott

Isle of Wight JSA claimant numbers released

Job Centre sign:

Latest figures are out for those claiming Job Seekers Allowance on the Isle of Wight

Wednesday, 15th October, 2014 9:35am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Ferry services to be included in transport infrastructure taskforce says MP

Andrew Turner - debating ferries - 13 Oct 2014

If you were tuned into Parliament TV just after 10pm last night you might've seen the Isle of Wight MP speaking about cross-Solent travel.

Tuesday, 14th October, 2014 4:18pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 18 readers' comments

NHS workers formed peaceful picket line during four hour strike

NHS Picket Line

Isle of Wight NHS Trust has worked closely with staff and their representatives to minimise the impact of industrial action on the quality of patient care.

Monday, 13th October, 2014 1:06pm

By Andy Hollebon with 27 readers' comments

Human Rights Tour comes to the Isle of Wight

Human rights tour:

If you're interested in finding out more, why not book now for the free event that takes place this Wednesday at the Riverside Centre.

Monday, 13th October, 2014 12:26pm

By Woody Faulkner with 3 readers' comments

Impact of NHS industrial action minimised on IW say Trust

St Mary's Hospital cone by Auntie P

The IW NHS Trust and staff representatives say they want to minimise the impact any industrial action has on the quality of care for patients.

Monday, 13th October, 2014 8:19am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments