Reduced tip opening times lead to fly-tipping concerns

flytipping in countryside

Changes were approved last year and means Lynnbottom will close at 6pm - even through the summer. Concerns of a rise in fly-tipping have been raised.

Wednesday, 28th March, 2018 5:21pm

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

Committee approve plans for schools new boarding house in Ryde

ryde school artist impression from water

The application was approved by seven votes to five at a meeting of the planning committee on Tuesday and will now go before the Secretary of State, following an objection from Sport England.

Wednesday, 28th March, 2018 11:40am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 23 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Planning Committee give controversial planning applications the go-ahead

medina yard

Despite strong objections from various quarters, two controversial planning applications were given the go ahead at tonight's Isle of Wight planning committee meeting.

Tuesday, 27th March, 2018 9:04pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight councillor suffers stroke at County Hall

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The councillor was initially advised to go home and call his GP, but he was taken to hospital, where he spent a night in the stroke unit.

Tuesday, 20th March, 2018 4:22pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Isle of Wight pupils achieving AAB at A-level is half the national average

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Concerns were raised at the Scrutiny Committee for Children's Services about the attainment of Isle of Wight children in post-16 education. Those achieving AAB at A-Level was 7.7%, compared to 14.7% nationally.

Monday, 19th March, 2018 5:32pm

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

Isle of Wight schools accused of ‘erratic’ results by boss for school improvement

Too much attention has been focused on pupils close to the 'C' or 4 grade threshold, often to the detriment of less academically-able pupils, says a Isle of Wight council report.

Monday, 19th March, 2018 5:18pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight school absence fines five times the country average

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The number of penalties issued for absences during term time in 2016-17 on the Isle of Wight was five times the national average, at 64 per 1,000 pupils.

Thursday, 15th March, 2018 4:27pm

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

Isle of Wight radiotherapy patients will not have to travel to Oxford says NHS England

hospital beds

It appears the Isle of Wight council misunderstood the plans and NHS England has today confirmed that cancer patients will not have to travel to Oxford for treatment.

Thursday, 15th March, 2018 3:04pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Some Isle of Wight cancer patients could be sent to Oxford for radiotherapy (Updated)

Radiotherapy

Proposals to 'concentrate expertise' in Oxford (Minimum journey time is estimated at three hours each way) that could affect a small number of cancer patients have been considered by an IWC committee.

Wednesday, 14th March, 2018 2:45pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter