Hundreds of Isle of Wight children homeless this Christmas, Shelter estimates show

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The government say Isle of Wight council has a duty to prevent homelessness, but according to estimates from a housing charity, hundreds of children on the Island will be homeless this Christmas.

Thursday, 6th December, 2018 5:08pm

By Joseph Hook with 2 readers' comments

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 house prices on the rise, figures show

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Between August 2017 and July 2018 almost 3,000 houses were sold on the Isle of Wight, with prices increasing in September. OnTheWight has the details.

Wednesday, 14th November, 2018 1:01pm

By Joseph Hook with one comment

Stretched £55 million Isle of Wight social care system hopes for Budget boost

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An ageing population on the Isle of Wight is increasing the strain on a stretched adult social care system which receives 1000s of requests for help every year.

Thursday, 1st November, 2018 5:20pm

By Joseph Hook with one comment

Nearly fifth of Isle of Wight state secondary pupils ‘persistently absent’ say DfE figures

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Figures released by the DfE look at how many pupils on the Isle of Wight were classed as persistently absent in autumn 2017 and spring 2018 terms.

Tuesday, 23rd October, 2018 9:39am

By Joseph Hook with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight house prices dipped in August

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According to figures from the Office of National Statistics, house prices on the Isle of Wight declined slightly in August. OnTheWight has the details.

Thursday, 18th October, 2018 9:01am

By Joseph Hook

£49m Isle of Wight pub industry facing beer tax hit

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As news of yet another pub closing hits the headlines, the industry on the Isle of Wight could take a hit if beer duty is raised as expected next week.

Tuesday, 16th October, 2018 10:48am

By Joseph Hook with one comment

Around 30 Isle of Wight residents detained under Mental Health Act, audit shows

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An official audit on one day in March this year revealed that around 30 people were detained under the Mental Health Act within the Isle of Wight NHS Trust.

Wednesday, 10th October, 2018 4:55pm

By Joseph Hook

More than third of Isle of Wight adults pay to top up social care from private providers

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More than a third of adults receiving social care on the Isle of Wight are paying private providers to top up their support, new figures show.

Tuesday, 9th October, 2018 11:48am

By Joseph Hook

Isle of Wight house prices rise by 5.3% in last 12 months

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Five per cent more houses were sold on the Isle of Wight and the prices have risen by over 5.3 per cent in the last year, but they are still below the national average.

Wednesday, 19th September, 2018 1:22pm

By Joseph Hook with one comment

Isle of Wight suicide rate drops, new figures show

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"One death by suicide is still one too many," says the CEO of the Samaritans, as latest figures reveal that suicide rates on the Isle of Wight have dropped over the last three years.

Thursday, 6th September, 2018 10:59am

By Joseph Hook

Isle of Wight diabetes surge will cause rise in heart attacks and strokes, say BHF

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We can all make important lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes, which is predicted to surge on the Isle of Wight by 2035.

Thursday, 30th August, 2018 2:29pm

By Joseph Hook