Heated debate over changes to how council receive petitions

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The changes were voted through, but opposition councillors say the changes will make it harder for residents to engage with the council.

Thursday, 16th May, 2019 5:13pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

New service set up to replace Isle of Wight Local Area Coordinators

helping hand

The discontinued service has been revived as a community-owned organisation, called the LAC Isle of Wight Community Interest Company.

Thursday, 16th May, 2019 5:03pm

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

Isle of Wight CCTV no longer monitored live from tomorrow

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As part of a bid to cut £40 million from the highways PFI budget, all five monitoring jobs at Island Road’s Newport headquarters have been axed.

Thursday, 16th May, 2019 3:00pm

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

Anti 5G campaigners protest outside County Hall: Online petition launched

stop 5g outside county hall

Campaigners say "beaming pulsed millimetre waves at people 24/7 without any chance of escape is a severe breach of human rights and constitutes technological trespass".

Thursday, 16th May, 2019 10:59am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight coroner warns of further deaths if crossing not installed

Police tape

Caroline Sumeray has written to the Isle of Wight Council’s highways department to express concerns after a pensioner was knocked down and killed in Wootton High Street last summer.

Wednesday, 15th May, 2019 5:37pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Number of Isle of Wight children living in poverty up: Now over a third

Poverty graffiti

Last year just under 30 per cent of Isle of Wight children were living in poverty, now it is up to 34 per cent.

Wednesday, 15th May, 2019 5:01pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight NHS Trust first to use new ‘gold standard’ testing

St Mary's Hospital

Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the first in the region to implement the 'gold standard testing' in all sectors — community, ambulance and hospital

Tuesday, 14th May, 2019 1:53pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Isle of Wight Burger King and 24 hour gym plans lodged with IWC

burger king sign

A planning application has now been formally submitted seeking approval to open a Burger King and 24-hour gym

Monday, 13th May, 2019 3:03pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Over 65 per cent of Isle of Wight serious incidents not investigated on time

St mary's hospital

NHS Trust said the number of serious incidents awaiting investigation was particularly high, because it was working to clear a backlog of old incidents.

Thursday, 9th May, 2019 4:32pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Staff cuts at Isle of Wight Probation service puts ‘quality of its work at risk’ says inspector (updated)

radar prison

Dame Stacey said the service had the essentials in place to deliver a good probation service and that senior leaders were ‘skilled, knowledgeable and energetic’, but that the quality of its work is at risk due to staff cuts.

Thursday, 9th May, 2019 8:18am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Number of Isle of Wight crack and opiate addicts revealed

Drugs needle:

CEO of drug rehab provider said crack rocks can be purchased for as little as a fiver with dealers available any time of day at the click of a button

Wednesday, 8th May, 2019 4:22pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Isle of Wight dementia ward refurb well underway

Doors to Shackleton Ward

The specialist ward is set to open in June, and is on week four of a nine week refurbishment plan.

Wednesday, 8th May, 2019 2:33pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment