Call for temporary ban on Isle of Wight herbicide spraying as more dead wall lizards discovered

Ventnor wall lizard by Benjamin Tonner

Steve Jones believes there is a direct link to roadsides being sprayed with herbicides, such as Roundup, and the loss of Ventnor wall lizards. OnTheWight has been in touch with the Isle of Wight council.

Wednesday, 24th April, 2019 8:17am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

‘Climate extinction, emergency everything’ is ‘un-evidenced’ says Isle of Wight council leader, Dave Stewart

Dave Stewart

Leader of the Isle of Wight council, Dave Stewart, says he's "done some research" on the IPCC special climate emergency report but believes the ‘climate extinction, emergency everything’ position is "un-evidenced".

Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019 4:51pm

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

‘We don’t want to see Trump in Portsmouth’ says city’s Leader on news of President’s visit

donald trump

Many Islanders travelled to London last year to protest at Trump's visit to the city, so cross-Solent operators may be busy on 5th June for more than one reason. Portsmouth's leader has a few choice words about the President's proposed visit too.

Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019 4:47pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

April is Sarcoidosis Awareness Month: Here’s an insight into the condition by a ‘sarkie’

sarcoidosis Purple-RIbbon

About one out of every 10,000 people are diagnosed with sarcoidosis, a chronic, sometimes fatal disease that is not commonly understood. This Isle of Wight patient helps us to understand more about it during Sarcoidosis Awareness Month.

Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019 2:49pm

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