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Isle of Wight 4G coverage: Mapped and compared

Vodafone's current 4G coverage on the Island 1 Aug 2014

To say that 4G coverage on the Isle of Wight is varied would be a huge understatement. OnTheWight has looked at the Island coverage from the major providers and compared them.

Friday, 1st August, 2014 6:48pm

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments

Large slice of Sandown sells for a surprising price

13 acres of Sandown sells at Auction

A mainland auction saw over five hectares of Sandown sell at auction last Thursday. With "Strong interest" shown before hand, the auction house tells OnTheWight.

Friday, 1st August, 2014 4:44pm

By Simon Perry with 6 readers' comments

The whole of the Isle of Wight now open for Fracking exploration

Looking West from Blackgang carpark by Leimenide

Moves this week by the Government could lead to fracking being carried out anywhere on the Island, even in AONB areas if 'in the public interest'.

Thursday, 31st July, 2014 7:57pm

By Simon Perry with 35 readers' comments

More royals to visit the Isle of Wight

Duke of Edinburgh:

His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh and Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal are to carry out a number of engagements on the Isle of Wight between 3 and 5 August during Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week.

Thursday, 31st July, 2014 3:08pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Capture a prize in the Cowes Week photography competition

Winning shot of Shore-side competition:

This year organisers have included an Instagram category which runs throughout the week of the regatta.

Thursday, 31st July, 2014 9:47am

By Ben Cummings with one comment

Man stuck 10m high in cherry picker rescued by fire service

Isle of Wight fire truck:

It's not a bad day to be stuck 10m high in a cherry picker.

Wednesday, 30th July, 2014 4:35pm

By Sally Perry

MP to question Isle of Wight Council after meeting with Undercliff Drive residents

Undercliff residents and businesses meet Andrew Turner - 29 July 2014

Residents, still homeless after five months, are desperate for either the council or Island Roads to actually become accountable, the MP heard yesterday.

Wednesday, 30th July, 2014 4:03pm

By Sally Perry with 25 readers' comments

Nicky Morgan ‘a hard act to follow’ says MP

Nicky Morgan with Andrew Turner et al

The Rt. Hon. Nicky Morgan MP, the new Secretary of State for Education, was the guest speaker at a supper re-launching the MP’s Business Club on Monday night.

Wednesday, 30th July, 2014 3:39pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 2 readers' comments

Deadline for public comments on Atherfield Bay redevelopment looms

Atherfield Bay

Many residents feel the revised application does not address the concerns raised by them or the planning committee when the previous application was refused.

Wednesday, 30th July, 2014 12:10pm

By Sally Perry

Poll reveals public believe parents should be able to take children on holiday in term time


2,024 British adults were interviewed last week about rules introduced last year which sees parents fined for taking children out of school for term-time holidays.

Wednesday, 30th July, 2014 11:44am

By Chris Whitehouse with 22 readers' comments

New street trading policy starts this week

Street trader:

A new street trading policy that gives the council more powers to regulate comes into force from Friday 1 August.

Wednesday, 30th July, 2014 10:37am

By IW Council Press Office

Partnership between Council and Chamber of Commerce sees new economic board

Board table and chairs

A new economic development board is to be created for the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 30th July, 2014 10:23am

By IW Council Press Office