Binstead Seawall built to protect gardens approved retrospectively

binstead sea wall influence environmental

Planning officers sounded a note of caution, but a member of the committee said he didn't understand why the council were not biting the hand of the applicant off, as he was offering to save the council money.

Friday, 14th December, 2018 9:17am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight chemists: Christmas and New Year opening times

Pharmacy signs

Today (Friday) is the last day to order repeat prescriptions from your GP in order to ensure your order is fulfilled before Christmas. See also details of pharmacies that will be open over the festive period.

Friday, 14th December, 2018 8:41am

By Sally Perry

Plans for new educational activity centre for children struggling at school

hamish fleming planning application

Hamish Fleming already has "extensive experience with ‘hard to reach’ learners and has built a reputation both on the Island and in Hampshire and Dorset". He plans to give dilapidated group of farm buildings a new lease of life.

Friday, 14th December, 2018 8:13am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Residents take large inflatable biscuit to Bembridge Parish Council meeting

A collection of Bembridge residents took a large inflatable biscuit to Bembridge Parish Council meeting to show their support for their fellow resident who previously got into trouble for offering biscuits to the clerk.

Thursday, 13th December, 2018 6:42pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Police Commissioner to increase council tax precept, to ‘meet current threats’

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With the proposed increase to the council tax precept for policing, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight can look forward to 200 new police officers, 60 Police Staff Investigators and and a course for new PCSOs.

Thursday, 13th December, 2018 4:02pm

By The Office of Police and Crime Commissioner with 8 readers' comments

East Cowes coucillor meets with owner of previous Cowes Floating Bridge

floating bridge being towed

Saying it was a mistake to sell off the old bridge before it was known whether the new one would work properly, Karl Love has met with the current owner of the previous Floating Bridge.

Thursday, 13th December, 2018 3:48pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments

Garden huts are ‘go’ in Sandown

sandown garden huts

The plans for Garden Huts form part of the wider Sandham Gardens development, which will include a high ropes course and dinosaur themed adventure golf.

Thursday, 13th December, 2018 11:59am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Body found after house fire in Porchfield

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Following an intense fire in Porchfield last night (Wednesday), the sad news that a body has been found has emerged.

Thursday, 13th December, 2018 11:37am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ordinary people left to suffer whilst MPs argue, pontificate and scheme, say Vix

vix lowthion and brexit bus

Vix Lowthion says that whilst Theresa May’s government has completely lost all ability to govern, ordinary people continue to suffer the unfairness and inequality, instability and disruption.

Thursday, 13th December, 2018 8:09am

By Vix Lowthion with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight NHS not sure how many fax machines they have ATM

fax machine

At the weekend, Matt Hancock MP, declared he would rid the NHS of fax machines by 2020, replacing them with the latest thing: email. OnTheWight finds out whether the Isle of Wight has 'Axed the Fax'.

Thursday, 13th December, 2018 7:52am

By Simon Perry with 6 readers' comments

Remember loved ones at Mountbatten’s Lights of Love service

Lights of Love poster

All are welcome - Wight Harmony will be singing before and during the service, followed by mulled wine and mince pies.

Wednesday, 12th December, 2018 5:58pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight Christmas recycling and waste collection days for 2018/19

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Christmas is almost here and Amey staff who collect your waste and recycling deserve some time off too, so don't forget to check when your rubbish will be picked up.

Wednesday, 12th December, 2018 5:52pm

By IW Council Press Office