Don’t miss the Puckaster fundraiser on Sunday night

Mykool Buble

There'll be live music, a disco, raffle and more on Sunday night. Join the party and have a great night out whilst helping those in need.

Thursday, 22nd May, 2014 1:14pm

By Anonymous

Letter: Where’s the shiny new Winter Gardens we were promised?

Winter Gardens From Above

This letter makes it clear there's at least one Ventnorian that feels conned by the re-opened, repainted Ventnor Winter Gardens. Where's the fancy hotel and restaurants that won the bid, they ask.

Friday, 16th May, 2014 8:25pm

By Anonymous with 24 readers' comments

Letter: Can you help? Video game addiction is destroying my niece

Playing video games

Concerned Aunt appeals for advice from readers on how to help her teenage niece who is addicted to gaming on a large scale.

Friday, 28th March, 2014 2:18pm

By Anonymous with 11 readers' comments

Letter: The devastating impact of benefit sanctions

Depressed:

This reader has personal experience and believes Government sanctions are driving people to consider taking their own lives.

Monday, 17th March, 2014 10:53am

By Anonymous with 38 readers' comments

Letter: Experienced Headteachers are key to the future of Island education

Injecting knowledge into brains by smemon

High quality Head teachers with strong, long-lived experience are essential if Island schools are to achieve their potential.

Saturday, 1st February, 2014 7:04pm

By Anonymous with 23 readers' comments

A tale of two votes: Andrew Turner MP

Scales of justice

Our reader asks Isle of Wight MP, Andrew Turner, how he can balance voting to boost his own housing benefit before then voting to take housing benefit away from the poorest in society.

Tuesday, 31st December, 2013 5:01pm

By Anonymous with 96 readers' comments

First IW Council Cabinet meeting more ‘friendly, constructive and helpful’

Happy Faces:

Although all votes were won without dissent, this observer to the first Cabinet meeting of the new council found it to be far more open, friendly and helpful than those under the previous administration.

Thursday, 6th June, 2013 9:34am

By Anonymous with 8 readers' comments

Letter: Stuck with my spare bedrooms

Damp housing conditions

One reader shares her situation as a single women in a three bed property, not able to exchange due to the damp conditions.

Thursday, 28th February, 2013 2:06pm

By Anonymous with 6 readers' comments

Letter To The Editor: Prevent A Music DisService

Letter To The Editor: Prevent A Music DisService

In response to the proposed recommended changes to the Island's Music Service, an amateur Island musician shares with us her argument for keeping peripatetic music teachers, citing that poorer children wouldn't be able to afford music lessons and the quality of Island music education would drop immensely.

Tuesday, 13th March, 2012 6:29pm

By Anonymous with 13 readers' comments

Letter To The Editor: Why Are We Paying To Clear Up Dog Mess?

Letter To The Editor: Why Are We Paying To Clear Up Dog Mess?

One reader asks why the Ventnor Town Council is planning to spend £2k a year to pick up dog mess after those too lazy to do it themselves. They suggest it sends the wrong message and won't solve the ongoing problem.

Wednesday, 29th February, 2012 11:05am

By Anonymous with 30 readers' comments

Letter To The Editor: Bonchurch Losing Its Village Hall

Letter To The Editor: Bonchurch Losing Its Village Hall

Teetotal, incontinent, atheists living in the village should possibly be considering a move says one VB reader

Tuesday, 25th October, 2011 3:09pm

By Anonymous with 17 readers' comments