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Andrew Turner MP responds to NHS bill plea

Andrew Turner Isle of Wight MP

Earlier in the week OnTheWight published a letter from Stewart Blackmore to Isle of Wight Conservative MP, Andrew Turner.

Friday, 22nd August, 2014 1:05pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 4 readers' comments

Call for MP to protect ‘our treasured NHS’ against NHS Bill

Hospital corridor

The National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill goes before Parliament on 21st November. Labour's prospective Parliamentary candidate, Stewart Blackmore asks how the Island's MP will be voting.

Tuesday, 19th August, 2014 9:33am

By Stewart Blackmore with 11 readers' comments

Letter: Could plans for Priory Bay Hotel involve the destruction of scarce ancient woodland?

Priory Bay Hotel :

This reader from Seaview says the plans to build 16 high-end houses on the grounds of Priory Bay Hotel could lead to the destruction of what's believed to be ancient woodland.

Tuesday, 5th August, 2014 12:09pm

By Anonymous with 9 readers' comments

Letter: Are Yachties causing the ‘East Cowes Pong’?

Peg on nose statue

Peter's wondering if the, er ... dejecta from the Yachts moored up in the Medina are the cause of what he calls the 'East Cowes Pong'?

Wednesday, 30th July, 2014 6:36pm

By Peter Geach with 10 readers' comments

Letter: Pensioners’ bus pass under threat. Act now!

Storm trooper at bus stop

Peter Geach calls on fellow Islanders to support the ‘Love the bus pass campaign’ and show politicians how important the Pensioners' bus pass is.

Friday, 18th July, 2014 1:24pm

By Peter Geach with 53 readers' comments

Letter: House flooding fears after Island Roads’ re-surfacing

Hyde Road -

Although residents are pleased to have a shiny new road, there are fears the lack of drop kerb since resurfacing could result in flooding to their gardens and properties.

Thursday, 17th July, 2014 9:16am

By David Moorse with one comment

Letter: The disparity between the two types of Public Servants

Photo Opp Parliament Banksy:

This reader compares the lives of public sector workers and the 650 Members of Parliament who will receive an 11% pay rise next year.

Friday, 11th July, 2014 2:58pm

By Peter Hutchings with 39 readers' comments

Letter: Confused at Islanders’ jubilation over ASDA decision

Asda palm tree:

This reader believes the anticipated (by some) arrival of ASDA in Newport "is not good for the Island - not good for jobs, not good for choice and not good for our souls."

Friday, 4th July, 2014 1:16pm

By Vix Lowthion with 78 readers' comments

Letter: A change to this barbaric law could have allowed my brother a dignified death

Nigel Goodman and his mother

Steve Goodman shares this heart-wrenching personal story and calls on readers to help spread the word of an update to the law for assisted suicide.

Thursday, 3rd July, 2014 4:36pm

By Steven Goodman with 16 readers' comments

Letter: In its roundabout way, what does the fox really say?

Edited photo of God Loves You

Many might view the 'God loves you ....' signs on Coppins Bridge as a bit of harmless fun, but one OnTheWight reader feels very differently about it.

Thursday, 26th June, 2014 12:43pm

By Nigel Walsh with 71 readers' comments

Letter: Don’t let Japanese Knotweed thrive untouched

Japanese Knotweed :

This highly invasive plant which can cause structural damage and smother all competing species has been spotted down at Monks Bay, Bonchurch.

Wednesday, 25th June, 2014 4:11pm

By Gordon Payne with 17 readers' comments

Letter: Is austerity working or are we being hoodwinked?

Stop pavement notice;

This OnTheWight reader questions whether the austerity programme in place by the coalition Government is really working.

Friday, 20th June, 2014 10:51am

By Anonymous with 57 readers' comments