Isle of Wight student named as finalist in Student of the Year Awards

Ryan Kimber

Ryan's tutor says he's a dynamic role model for his engineering peers, who nominated him to be a student governor

Friday, 18th October, 2019 12:44pm

By Dani Johnson

Don’t miss Karl Stedman’s latest exhibition at Monkton Arts

karl stedman - latest rolled work - with spikes

Karl is known for his artwork made from rolled pieces of paper. He plays with colours and monotones, as well as texture and shapes

Friday, 18th October, 2019 12:09pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight’s chief nurse calls on older residents to have flu jab

Alice Webster

Last winter less than 20% of Islanders over the age of 60 had a flu vaccination. Protect Together campaign is about the responsibility that we all share to protect ourselves, our family and our community, says Chief Nurse

Friday, 18th October, 2019 11:41am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 5 readers' comments

Ten new banners help celebrate Newport’s identity

newport banner

The banner project has been created in response to comments from Newport residents and businesses gathered as part of the Shaping Newport programme in 2017, where local people were concerned that Newport was losing its identity

Friday, 18th October, 2019 11:33am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Isle of Wight MP pledges to fight for better deal for Island’s WASPI women

Bob Seely MP and the WASPI Pledge with Shelagh Simmons and Sally Robinson.

More than 10,000 women in the Isle of Wight constituency have been negatively impacted by the State Pension age changes as a result of the lack of notification by the Government

Friday, 18th October, 2019 11:25am

By Shelagh Simmons with 3 readers' comments

Arrests made in week of action against county lines drug dealing networks; with drugs, mobiles and cash seized

county lines poster

See the Isle of Wight figures from the week long operation planned to disrupt and deter county lines activity in the region

Friday, 18th October, 2019 8:14am

By Sally Perry

Flood alert following heavy rain issued along the Eastern Yar (updated)

eastern yar flood alert

Overnight rain may have caused flooding along the Eastern Yar and tributaries from Whitwell to Bembridge - further alerts will be issued this morning

Friday, 18th October, 2019 7:50am

By Sally Perry

Portsmouth MP raises whether improved cross-Solent travel would have impact on economic prosperity or well-being

official portrait of Stephen Morgan MP

The MP for Portsmouth South has asked if the Dept for Transport has assessed whether improved transport links between the Isle of Wight and Portsmouth would have an effect on economic prosperity or well-being of Islanders

Thursday, 17th October, 2019 5:18pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Scrutiny Chair says residents deserve to know how decision to cut 29 roads from gritting route was made

Island Roads gritter team

Chair of the Scrutiny Committee said that residents deserved to know how the decisions were made

Thursday, 17th October, 2019 4:55pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Better Care Fund to run an extra year

calculator and money

Better Care fund will now run into 2020, after it was initially supposed to end this year

Thursday, 17th October, 2019 4:20pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Isle of Wight council risk isolating rural areas, say Island Labour

snow plough isle of wight

Island Labour say the cuts "appear to have passed through the Isle of Wight Council without proper scrutiny, and with no public consultation"

Thursday, 17th October, 2019 12:04pm

By Julian Critchley with 2 readers' comments

Council are cutting 29 roads from snow gritting routes, including the Military Road (but add two routes)

Gritter in snowy shanklin

29 roads removed and two routes added (because of St Mary's roadworks), but Cllr Ward says, “Please take extra care when driving in dangerous conditions, especially if the roads are icy or frosty, or if it’s snowing"

Thursday, 17th October, 2019 11:45am

By IW Council Press Office with 10 readers' comments