Half-hour extension granted for ‘nuisance’ restaurant by Isle of Wight council

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Isle of Wight Police says they've had more complaints about this business than any other on Island, but owner says she's trying to run "a very nice and relatively exclusive establishment"

Friday, 25th September, 2020 8:42am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 17 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council committee defends consultation for UKOG oil drilling planning application

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The planning committee rejected a motion calling for the public consultation surrounding the application for oil drilling in Arreton to be withdrawn and reintroduced at a different time

Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020 6:19pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 16 readers' comments

Nicholson Road application gets green light, despite objection by Island Roads over major highway concerns (Updated)

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The planning applications for development of Nicholson Road, Ryde were approved last night, despite major highways concerns from Island Roads and the Town Council. Details within

Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020 9:38am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 14 readers' comments

Isle of Wight patients could wait over a year for their surgery

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St Mary's say they are doing every possible to help increase capacity in the operating theatres to help reduce the waiting lists, but some patients may have to wait over a year for surgery

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020 6:15pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

155 phone calls before getting through to GP surgery, says patient in Ventnor

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Even before the Covid-19 pandemic struck, patients say they have great difficulties struggling to see their doctors. Details within

Monday, 21st September, 2020 2:36pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Female Isle of Wight councillor called ‘a coward’ and another told to ‘shut up’ by male colleagues

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Two female councillors were at the end of insulting comments at Wednesday night's Isle of Wight council meeting. One being called 'a coward' and the other being told to 'shut up'

Friday, 18th September, 2020 5:35pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 18 readers' comments

Isle of Wight councillors vote to give themselves a pay rise

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Mixed views at last night's meeting when Isle of Wight councillors voted to accept an increase to their allowance. Details within

Thursday, 17th September, 2020 3:52pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 16 readers' comments

Weekend operations among action plans to catch up with hospital backlog

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Funding has been applied for by the Isle of Wight NHS Trust to carry out an action plan aimed at reducing the backlog of treatments at St Mary's Hospital. Details within

Thursday, 17th September, 2020 12:01pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Isle of Wight council planning inundated with complaints after lockdown DIY fever

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Residents getting busy with home improvement projects over lockdown has led to a surge in enforcement complaints from annoyed neighbours. Details within

Wednesday, 16th September, 2020 6:04pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Section of Military Road in danger of collapsing in seven years if no action taken

Military Road erosion

It is thought if the plans get approval, it would take eight weeks to complete, but a road closure — potentially only part — would need to be put in place

Wednesday, 16th September, 2020 5:49pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Hunt court appearance avoided thanks to agreement with council (updated)

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The noise abatement order was breached over a year ago, but an 'accommodation' was reached this week, meaning the Isle of Wight Hunt directors avoided a court appearance

Tuesday, 15th September, 2020 5:44pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

‘My hands are tied behind my back’ says health chief over troubles at Covid-19 testing centre

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The Director of Public Health for the Isle of Wight joins other health chiefs on the Island who have spoken out about problems with capacity at the drive-in testing site

Tuesday, 15th September, 2020 2:58pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments