UK household borrowing at ‘crisis level’, say TUC. Isle of Wight figures revealed

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The TUC say that household debt is at crisis level and that years of austerity and wage stagnation has pushed millions of families deep into the red. OnTheWight has figures for the Isle of Wight.

Monday, 21st January, 2019 10:57am

By Joseph Hook with 2 readers' comments

Latest figures for new houses completed on the Isle of Wight revealed

Radar House building

New data reveals that new house building has increased on the Isle of Wight, in the last year. OnTheWight has details of by how much.

Friday, 18th January, 2019 8:23am

By Miguel Rodriguez with 2 readers' comments

Santa Claus to consume a staggering 14,610 mince pies on the Isle of Wight this Christmas

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Santa's famous red suit will be straining at the seams this Christmas thanks to the generosity of boys and girls on the Isle of Wight this year.

Monday, 24th December, 2018 4:56pm

By Harriet Clugston

Rise in Isle of Wight depression diagnoses must be matched by improved services, says charity

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A mental health charity believes people are more likely to reach out for help and not feel ashamed, but the rise in demand must be matched by “much needed improvements to services”.

Monday, 10th December, 2018 4:36pm

By Ralph Blackburn with 4 readers' comments

Fall in vaccinations against cancer-causing HPV for Isle of Wight girls

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New figures show the proportion of girls on the Isle of Wight getting vaccinated against the potentially cancer-causing HPV virus has fallen in recent years.

Thursday, 6th December, 2018 12:11pm

By Harriet Clugston

Large spike in Isle of Wight winter deaths latest official figures show

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It's not surprising that more people die in the Winter, but these figures show a significant spike, raising questions of why?

Thursday, 6th December, 2018 9:42am

By Isabelle Kirk with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight hospital admissions figures show impact of drugs on mental health

mental ill health

According to the latest figures, there have been more than 100 hospital admissions on the Isle of Wight for drug-related mental health issues in the last year.

Tuesday, 4th December, 2018 4:36pm

By Ralph Blackburn

Rent swallows 36% of income for Isle of Wight social housing tenants

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Housing charities said a reduction in benefits has made the rent burden more severe for people in need and called for more social homes to be built to keep up with demand.

Monday, 3rd December, 2018 7:44am

By Miguel Rodriguez with 6 readers' comments

Almost 10,000 Isle of Wight women missed last smear test

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NHS figures show that almost 10,000 women on the Isle of Wight did not attend their last smear test. Cancer charities have said the "plummeting" attendance rate in England is enormously worrying.

Friday, 30th November, 2018 11:17am

By Harriet Clugston with 4 readers' comments

Number of Isle of Wight patients ordering prescriptions online up, figures show

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The number of patients on the Isle of Wight who order their prescriptions online has increased more than fivefold over the past two years, according to NHS data.

Thursday, 29th November, 2018 1:24pm

By Isabelle Kirk

Isle of Wight property sales fall, as political uncertainty puts buyers off

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The number of Isle of Wight properties sold this year has fallen, as political uncertainty puts off potential buyers, says chief economist.

Tuesday, 27th November, 2018 9:01am

By Joseph Hook with one comment

Isle of Wight patients getting better access to GP appointments, according to NHS figures

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Many Islanders might argue the opposite, but according to NHS figures patients in the Isle of Wight had some access to out of hours appointments with a doctor at the end of September.

Thursday, 22nd November, 2018 9:18am

By Gary Rogers with one comment