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Snag in recovering 500k paid by IW Council in error to bankrupt company

Elevator button

The hearing to recover the money paid in error to a bankrupt company has been delayed by six weeks.

Friday, 19th December, 2014 12:18pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Island Waste parent co out of running for new IW waste contract


Island Waste's parent company, Biffa, had been one of the five shortlisted companies revealed in November last year as in the running for the new PPP waste contract.

Friday, 19th December, 2014 12:07pm

By IW Council Press Office with 15 readers' comments

£13.5m savings needed to be found in coming financial year says council MD

Empty wallet

The government will be giving the council £13.5m less in the next financial year, meaning they'll, yet again, have to find ways of making savings.

Friday, 19th December, 2014 9:47am

By Sally Perry with 18 readers' comments

Your views sought on what can be placed on the streets

Union street:

Have your say on the policy being set to regulate what sort of things can be placed on the streets, such as table and chairs, advertising boards, etc.

Friday, 19th December, 2014 8:51am

By IW Council Press Office with 10 readers' comments

Anti drink-driving campaign asks ‘Who’s taking you home tonight?’

Who is taking you home

The Isle of Wight Road Safety Forum is supporting a scheme encouraging revellers to ensure they have a safe way of travelling home from a night out.

Thursday, 18th December, 2014 2:40pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Some patients to be offered scheduled operations on mainland

Hospital Corridor

In the last week St Mary's have had to cancel ten operations and are running operating lists which are ‘light’ to enable more emergencies to be accommodated.

Thursday, 18th December, 2014 1:06pm

By Andy Hollebon with one comment

Police investigate assault on teenage girl

Close up of telephone pad:

If you saw the assault on this 15 year old girl in Ryde police are keen to hear from you.

Thursday, 18th December, 2014 12:35pm

By Sally Perry

David Pugh: ‘Overheard discussing sensitive party matters’ on packed train claims report

Political Scrapbook - David Pugh Trailer -:

A general rule in life is, if you don't want others to know, don't discuss it in public. Certainly don't do it loudly on a busy train heading back to where you live.

Thursday, 18th December, 2014 10:02am

By Sally Perry with 21 readers' comments

Ofsted finds another Isle of Wight primary school to be ‘Good’

Thumbs up - young boy:

Well done to all at the school for their continued hard work.

Thursday, 18th December, 2014 9:17am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Let’s all get behind this: A petition for a phone on Culver cliff to help stop suicides

Culver cliff

Stopping people taking their lives at Culver Cliff is way too important to find reasons not to install a potentially life-saving phone. Sign now and make difference - it's worth it, even if it's just life that is saved.

Wednesday, 17th December, 2014 8:38pm

By Sally Perry with 28 readers' comments

Committee reject wind turbine application

No to turbines

An application for two wind turbines on the site of Camp Hill Prison have been refused by the planning committee, following advice from planning officers.

Wednesday, 17th December, 2014 3:57pm

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

Ferries, renewable energy policy and coastal access priorities for CLA in 2015

Ferries, renewable energy policy and coastal access priorities for CLA in 2015

Transport connections, review of coastal access and the Government’s renewable energy policy could have major impacts on the Isle of Wight’s rural businesses in 2015, says the CLA Director Isle of Wight Belinda Walters.

Wednesday, 17th December, 2014 3:01pm

By Isobel Shayle with 3 readers' comments