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Letter: Leadership still a big issue in Island schools

Paper pencil and rubber:

This reader says Island teachers are being run into the ground and need more support and agrees with the view of Ofsted that leadership is still a big problem.

Monday, 15th December, 2014 11:20am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Letter: Slippery resurfaced roads not just affecting horses

Smooth tarmac

David Moorse speaks from experience when he says it's not just horses who are having problems with slipping on Isle of Wight roads resurfaced by PFI contractor, Island Roads.

Friday, 5th December, 2014 6:41pm

By David Moorse with 12 readers' comments

Letter: The Black Friday Experience

Black Friday at Morrisons offer

When Mark Lansbury received a Black Friday offer through email, his wife was rather baffled, but Mark had experience of this marketing ploy and had seen the devastating results.

Friday, 28th November, 2014 7:36am

By Mark Lansbury with 3 readers' comments

Letter: Warning to MP over NHS privatisation now a reality

Lockheed Martin

Mark Lansbury says Isle of Wight Conservative MP, Andrew Turner, needs to make good on promises over the privatisation of the NHS, after it was announced arms firm Lockheed Martin could be awarded a £1bn contract for back office services.

Thursday, 20th November, 2014 4:41pm

By Mark Lansbury with 18 readers' comments

Letter: Putting concerns about benefit tourism soundly to bed

Catherine Bearder:

A champion of free movement in the EU, Catherine Bearder says the new ruling by the European Court of Justice this week needs to be to built on this and any outstanding issues ironed out.

Thursday, 13th November, 2014 10:17am

By Catherine Gould with 11 readers' comments

Letter: What’s going on with Island Roads?

Roadworks:

Residents in Brading say Island Roads have renewed the pavements and returned to redo them so many times, they're wondering if they'll ever be finished.

Friday, 7th November, 2014 2:37pm

By Dawn Wortley-Nott with 11 readers' comments

Letter: Were the promised ferries just a ‘Nauti joke’?

Looking out to sea

The proposed new ferry service between Cowes and Portsmouth, which received a £50,000 grant from the Solent LEP, was last reported as launching near the end of August. With no sign of the new ferry service yet, Gregory asks whether it was just a 'nauti joke'.

Friday, 31st October, 2014 12:02pm

By Gregory Tuck with 12 readers' comments

Letter: Could we enter Plant Earth’s Dirtiest Island Competition?

Dirty Dog Bin

A Sunday morning walk for this reader from Newport resulted in the collection of 19 empty drinks cans, seven fast-food wrappings, two vodka bottles, a wine bottle, two dozen wads of ‘serviettes’ and two discarded and used dog-poo bags.

Tuesday, 30th September, 2014 4:36pm

By Philippe Wines with 4 readers' comments

Letter: Call for MP to do more to tackle ‘exploitative’ ferry fares

Red Funnel Ferry:

An OnTheWight reader from Newchurch says ferry fares jumped by 40% in just two hours when he was planning his journey off the Island to take his son to University last weekend. He wants the Conservative Isle of Wight MP to do more to tackle the fares for Islanders

Monday, 29th September, 2014 1:18pm

By Mark Lansbury with 29 readers' comments

Letter: It’s not too late to help save the pensioners’ free bus pass

Bus stop sign:

The first round of petitions have been delivered to Downing Street and last night, The One Show highlighted the save the pensioners' bus pass campaign last night (available on iPlayer).

Thursday, 25th September, 2014 8:24am

By Richard Worrall with 22 readers' comments

Letter: If Cons gain power at IWC and control cuts ‘the Island would never recover’

Dog's breakfast :

IW Labour candidate Stewart Blackmore, is fearful that if the Island Independents don't stay together and the Conservatives come to control the IW council again, cuts to Island services "would be unimaginable and the Island would never recover."

Wednesday, 24th September, 2014 12:44pm

By Stewart Blackmore with 65 readers' comments

Letter: Passing the buck is unacceptable say residents living in limbo

Army evacuating Undercliff homes by Isle of Wight council - 16 Feb 2014

Undercliff residents says Island Roads may be required to answer questions about the situation, but it is the Council who must facilitate the process and to simply pass the buck is unacceptable.

Wednesday, 10th September, 2014 3:33pm

By Tim Wright with 10 readers' comments