Rise in those claiming out of work benefits on the Isle of Wight

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Figures for the number of Isle of Wight residents claiming out of work benefits in November 2017 have been released.

Wednesday, 13th December, 2017 2:30pm

By Sally Perry

A Lifeboat Lotto subscription makes a great Christmas present

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A subscription to the Independent Lifeboat Lotto makes a great Christmas present. It gives your friend or loved one the chance to win up to £5,000.

Wednesday, 13th December, 2017 11:17am

By Sally Perry

IWC challenge school’s claims, insisting Christ the King College responsible for lease liability

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The battle between Isle of Wight council and Christ the King College has just gone up another notch with the council picking through the claims made by CtKC, claiming the school is responsible for the building lease, not the council.

Wednesday, 13th December, 2017 8:43am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight Bus Shelter itself now homeless due to ‘lack of support’ from Conservative council

Everyone should have a home notice

The pioneering Bus Shelter project was created on the Isle of Wight, but its future is now in question - all due to a lack of support from the Conservative administration at the council they say.

Tuesday, 12th December, 2017 6:57pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

87 year old scammed out of £9,000 by fraudsters claiming to be police

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The 87-year-old victim was conned into withdrawing £9,000 and handing over to a courier. Trading Standards urge Islanders to warn relatives about scams like this.

Tuesday, 12th December, 2017 2:54pm

By IW Council Press Office

Animal sentience debate continues

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Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, has welcomed Michael Gove's draft bill, whilst Green MEP for the South East says it's a victory for campaigners and "a big climb-down from the Government”.

Tuesday, 12th December, 2017 2:35pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Christ the King College refute Council’s view on school’s ‘ill-judgement’

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Following the Isle of Wight council's statement this morning claiming Christ the King College was £2.7m in debt, the school has responded, refuting IWC's claim that the decision to lease the building was ill-judged, claiming audits have shown "there is absolutely no evidence of any financial mismanagement".

Tuesday, 12th December, 2017 1:35pm

By Sally Perry

Councillor resigns from ‘dysfunctional’ and ‘toxic’ council after four and a half years

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Prior to becoming a councillor four and a half years ago, Max attended meetings as a member of the public for three years and claims he has never seen the town council as toxic an environment as it is now.

Tuesday, 12th December, 2017 12:46pm

By Sally Perry

Christ the King College £2.7m in debt after ‘ill judged’ agreement say council (Updated)

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Isle of Wight council say they've tried to work with the Christ the King College, but still no plan exists. "This is an enormous debt for one school to accrue", said the council leader.

Tuesday, 12th December, 2017 10:46am

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

‘Grand’ result for Bembridge Library stalwarts

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The Annual Bembridge Community Library Christmas event raised over £1,000 last weekend.

Tuesday, 12th December, 2017 8:31am

By Richard Beet

Isle of Wight ice skaters win a Gold and three Silver medals in national comp

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Well done to all the synchronised ice skaters from the Isle of Wight who took part in a national competition in Cardiff last weekend. They came home with one Gold and three Silver medals.

Monday, 11th December, 2017 3:06pm

By Sally Perry

This Thursday: Get involved in directing the future of Isle of Wight transport

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Anyone with an interest in the future of Island Line trains is invited to this public meeting being held on Thursday (14th from 7pm) at Shanklin Theatre. Your view matters and could help inform the consultation response.

Monday, 11th December, 2017 1:25pm

By Feature Writer