‘Perfect storm’ being created for those using mental health and learning disability services

radar - depressed woman

The Care Quality Commission say growing pressures on access and staffing risk creating ‘perfect storm’ for people using mental health and learning disability services

Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 6:52am

By John Scott

New Patron for Sandown & Shanklin Independent Lifeboat

Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat crew:

Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat are very pleased to make this appointment public knowledge and extend a warm welcome to their new patron

Monday, 14th October, 2019 11:53am

By Philip Heron

100 Isle of Wight charities and organisations receive share of £300,000 through WightAID

WightAid beneficiaries in June

In just three years, almost £300,000 has been granted to Isle of Wight charities and organisations who work to improve the lives of Island people

Monday, 14th October, 2019 9:27am

By Becky Storey

Russian royal descendants visit town for memorial service

Mr and Mrs Kulikovsky-Romanov and HH Princess Olga Andreevna Romanov sitting on memorial bench in the rain

Cllr Love says the monument has been a "great success since its unveiling last year", allowing the community to participate and visitors to enjoy the town's heritage

Monday, 14th October, 2019 9:06am

By Karl Love

True life modern slavery stories highlighted in Portsmouth performances

modern day slavery

The performances will take place in Portsmouth, with real life modern slavery experiences of individuals originating from the UK, Romania, Nigeria and Albania performed by actors

Monday, 14th October, 2019 8:34am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Red Funnel switching to Winter timetable three weeks early

red funnel VOITH removed

Three days of reduced service then straight into Winter timetable

Friday, 11th October, 2019 6:10pm

By Simon Perry

Consultation approved: Town could see pavement widened and free parking moved from High Street

Road works road closed signs

To coincide with a major resurfacing programme the town council are exploring changes to the pavements and parking on the High Street and have agreed to carry out a consultation prior to making any decisions

Friday, 11th October, 2019 4:48pm

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council and Island Roads criticised by scrutineers for lack of PFI data

Magnifying glass

Cllr Brodie asks, "How can you scrutinise when you have no information, no performance data — we are not allowed to be given answers by our own officers"

Friday, 11th October, 2019 4:27pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight’s flu vaccination uptake below national average

flu jab by nhse

Figures released by Public Health England show all ages fell below the national average for getting immunised in 2018/19

Friday, 11th October, 2019 4:10pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Hate crime reporting app now available

Hate Crime Mobile App mock up

Southampton’s hate crime reporting app is now available to all Hampshire and Isle of Wight residents

Friday, 11th October, 2019 4:02pm

By The Office of Police and Crime Commissioner with 3 readers' comments

Floating Bridge run around: Passenger launch in operation

floating bridge suspended

The Floating Bridge ran aground this afternoon and is not expected to be in service until this evening

Friday, 11th October, 2019 3:44pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Petition launched to ban and remove ‘super trawlers’ from ‘UK waters’

The vessel FV Margiris in the water

Two 'super trawlers' have been moving around waters between Isle of Wight and Sussex over the last couple of weeks. A petition has been launched calling for them to be banned and removed

Friday, 11th October, 2019 1:04pm

By Sally Perry with one comment