Latest figures for new houses completed on the Isle of Wight revealed

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New data reveals that new house building has increased on the Isle of Wight, in the last year. OnTheWight has details of by how much.

Friday, 18th January, 2019 8:23am

By Miguel Rodriguez with 2 readers' comments

Rent swallows 36% of income for Isle of Wight social housing tenants

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Housing charities said a reduction in benefits has made the rent burden more severe for people in need and called for more social homes to be built to keep up with demand.

Monday, 3rd December, 2018 7:44am

By Miguel Rodriguez with 6 readers' comments

Pressure on ‘over-stretched’ NHS blamed for surge in cancelled operations

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The number of non-urgent operations cancelled by the Isle of Wight NHS Trust at the last minute in the three months to September more than doubled compared to same period in 2017.

Monday, 19th November, 2018 11:51am

By Miguel Rodriguez with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight NHS spending more on diabetes prescriptions, figures reveal

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The NHS in the Isle of Wight is spending more on Type 1 and 2 diabetes prescriptions than it did three years ago, NHS figures show.

Wednesday, 14th November, 2018 8:09am

By Miguel Rodriguez

Half of Isle of Wight social care users feeling lonely, figures reveal

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Loneliness is a problem for hundreds of people who receive social care on the Isle of Wight, according to official figures. The figure has improved compared to seven years ago, but could rise again once Local Area Coordinators are scrapped next year.

Friday, 9th November, 2018 11:53am

By Miguel Rodriguez

Scale of Isle of Wight coffee shops and cafes openings revealed

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The latest Office for National Statistics data reveal the extent of cafe and coffee shop expansion on the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 25th October, 2018 10:13am

By Miguel Rodriguez with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight five-year-olds hitting school target on the rise

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Some good news for the Isle of Wight, according to standards set by the DfE, more five-year-olds on the Island achieved a good level of development in 2018.

Wednesday, 24th October, 2018 1:54pm

By Miguel Rodriguez

Deaths at home rising on the Isle of Wight, figures show

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According to official figures, dying at home is becoming more common on the Isle of Wight than in hospitals, care homes or hospices

Tuesday, 9th October, 2018 11:22am

By Miguel Rodriguez

Isle of Wight hospital admissions caused by alcohol-related liver disease are soaring, figures show

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Drink-related liver disease hospital admissions on the Isle of Wight have increased substantially.

Saturday, 6th October, 2018 4:50pm

By Miguel Rodriguez

More than a third of Isle of Wight parents fail to pay child maintenance under Government scheme

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Over third of parents who have their child maintenance controlled by the Govt on the Isle of Wight are failing to pay ex-partners.

Wednesday, 3rd October, 2018 9:35am

By Miguel Rodriguez

Isle of Wight gambling businesses remain steady despite growth of online betting

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The gambling industry say the introduction of new rules on fixed odds betting machines means gamblers will be driven online. OnTheWight has details of how the Isle of Wight fared.

Thursday, 27th September, 2018 8:08am

By Miguel Rodriguez

Isle of Wight antidepressant prescriptions rise, but at slower pace to rest of country

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General Practitioners have called on the Government to increase the funding for psychotherapist services to rely less on these drugs as more people seek help for mental health problems.

Monday, 17th September, 2018 1:28pm

By Miguel Rodriguez