Lack of support from Island’s drug and alcohol service led to attempted suicide

teenager drinking

The CEO of Isle of Wight NHS Trust 'profoundly apologises' for the massive impact felt after the Island’s drug and alcohol service stopped taking new referrals for alcohol treatment. One councillor says it's been a 'huge failure'.

Friday, 19th October, 2018 12:15pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Isle of Wight patient safety a ‘serious concern’ says watchdog

hospital bed

Medical watchdog, the General Medical Council, raised a number of serious concerns about patient safety at St Mary's Hospital following an inspection earlier this year. OnTheWight has the details.

Friday, 19th October, 2018 12:01am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight GCSEs: See the school comparisons

Examination desks

Following on from yesterday's report about this year's GCSE results, see the detail of individual schools.

Thursday, 18th October, 2018 1:03pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Cowes Enterprise College sticking with current holiday arrangements, at least for now

Cowes Enterprise College

Isle of Wight council voted to rejig school holidays. Cowes have said, no thanks, at least for the moment. Here's what some parents with kids at Primary and CEC say about having their holidays out of sync.

Wednesday, 17th October, 2018 6:01pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Isle of Wight Council prosecutes parents for their children’s unauthorised absence

School classroom :

One mother whose child was encouraged not to attend school by her absent father was given nine-month community order, rehabilitation activity days and fined £160. Five others have also been prosecuted.

Tuesday, 16th October, 2018 4:53pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Developer to explain 66 home plan at public meeting

66 homes

More than 100 comments have been made about the plans, including one from Northwood Parish Council which said the plans were ‘premature’ and should be refused by the Isle of Wight Council’s planning committee.

Tuesday, 16th October, 2018 1:49pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Isle of Wight Cabinet vote on future of business parking permits

Parking ticket machine:

The Cabinet member for Transport said the business parking permits were unfair with some businesses inside the zone paying £46 per annum whilst the shop next door is paying £420 a year to park.

Monday, 15th October, 2018 5:20pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight heading towards a ‘more progressive environment for SEND families’

Ceramic smile

The Islander who organised the roundtable discussion says she felt it will lead the Island towards a more progressive, proactive environment for SEND families

Thursday, 11th October, 2018 3:31pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Further improvement needed at Isle of Wight care home

inglefield care home

Owners of the care home say they've brought in a new management team who are making significant ongoing improvements. The CQC say further improvement is needed.

Thursday, 11th October, 2018 9:53am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

300 Islanders still waiting for mental health support

depressed man

On World Mental Health Day it's revealed that almost 300 Isle of Wight residents are still awaiting mental health support.

Wednesday, 10th October, 2018 2:58pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Fire Review plans: Council could be at risk of ‘corporate manslaughter’

Christmas tree fire

One member of the Scrutiny Committee said the plans put them 'at risk of corporate manslaughter'. The responsible Cabinet member gave assurances the plans were safe.

Wednesday, 10th October, 2018 9:14am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Isle of Wight NHS clarify position over company stockpiling human body parts

St mary's hospital

HES is now under investigation for not disposing of waste, including amputated limbs, toxic chemicals and potentially infectious bodily fluids, in a timely fashion.

Tuesday, 9th October, 2018 10:45am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter