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 20 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

Dementia sufferers risk receiving poor care say CQC

Elderly people holding hands crossing the road

A major review of dementia care by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) says the unacceptable gap in the quality of care means it is likely that someone living with dementia will experience poor care as they move between care homes and hospitals.

Monday, 13th October, 2014 7:36am

By John Scott

Learn why TTIP will have a big effect on the rest of your life

No TTIP protest:

Today (Saturday) sees an international day of action against the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the United States and the European Union. You can find out more about it by heading to Newport today.

Saturday, 11th October, 2014 8:40am

By Sally Perry with 18 readers' comments

Strike action by council and school staff suspended

Stop the cuts march:

Workers were due to walk out on Tuesday next week in protest at a pay offer worth 1% for most employees.

Friday, 10th October, 2014 12:56pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments