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

radar - santa

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

More than quarter of local authority-run Isle of Wight schools in deficit

Secondary age school children - no faces

In a mixed picture, more than a quarter of state-run schools on the Isle of Wight don't have enough funding to pay their outgoing, DfE figures reveal, as schools asked to do more.

Monday, 17th December, 2018 9:03am

By Harriet Clugston with 4 readers' comments

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

hpv injection

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

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

doctor reading a smear test

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

Shocking rise in number of Isle of Wight fly-tipping incidents

Load of flytipped rubbish

Figures show a shocking rise in the number of fly-tipping incidents on the Isle of Wight. OnTheWight has the details.

Wednesday, 21st November, 2018 8:50am

By Harriet Clugston with 16 readers' comments

Green energy scheme that benefits 1000s on Isle of Wight could close

solar panels on a house

Figures show that thousands of households on the Isle of Wight have benefitted from a soon-to-be scrapped green energy scheme.

Tuesday, 13th November, 2018 8:06am

By Harriet Clugston with 2 readers' comments

Number of false fire alarms at Isle of Wight NHS Trust drops

Two fire pumps on street

New figures reveal how often firefighters are being called to false alarms at the Isle of Wight NHS Trust, but it looks like good news in comparison to recent years.

Monday, 5th November, 2018 8:41am

By Harriet Clugston

Isle of Wight way below national figures of most law-breaking drivers

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Well done Isle of Wight drivers. The average number of drivers with at least 12 points on their licence is massively below the average across the country. OnTheWight has the detail.

Friday, 26th October, 2018 11:46am

By Harriet Clugston with 5 readers' comments

£1 million+ of ‘high risk’ repairs needed at Isle of Wight NHS Trust

nhs logo

More than £1 million worth of urgent repairs need to be carried out at the Isle of Wight NHS Trust in order to prevent a risk to safety.

Monday, 22nd October, 2018 9:43pm

By Harriet Clugston with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight NHS Trust charged their staff nearly £100,000 to park last year

hospital car park

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust made tens of thousands of pounds by charging staff for parking last year, it has been revealed. The chair of the British Medical Association council said it was “unacceptable”.

Wednesday, 17th October, 2018 11:08am

By Harriet Clugston with 5 readers' comments

More than one in five Isle of Wight cancer patients only diagnosed via emergency hospital admission

hospital beds

More than one in five cancer patients on the Isle of Wight are only diagnosed after an emergency admission to hospital, figures show.

Wednesday, 17th October, 2018 8:39am

By Harriet Clugston

Forget Lord Sugar, here are the real Apprentices of the Isle of Wight

lord alan sugar

Business mogul, Lord Sugar, is back on our screens seeking his next 'apprentice' - but perhaps he should be looking on the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 16th October, 2018 11:00am

By Harriet Clugston