Isle of Wight MP champions the effect of arts on health

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Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, was singing the praises of several initiatives taking place on the Island where art is being used to help improve health and well-being.

Thursday, 12th October, 2017 12:44pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Bob Seely gives views on Theresa May: ‘I do not want a leadership challenge’

theresa May

Following Theresa May's tough week, OnTheWight asked Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely whether he still supported her. Bob's view on Donald Trump got an airing in Parliament too.

Wednesday, 11th October, 2017 6:51pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Green Party awarded ‘Inspiring Election Campaign 2017’

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The Isle of Wight Green Party have picked up ‘Inspiring Election Campaign 2017’ award for Election achievements.

Monday, 9th October, 2017 12:47pm

By Vix Lowthion with 36 readers' comments

Isle of Wight NHS in recruitment and financial crises

St Mary's Hospital

An increase in staff sickness, 101 job vacancies, £1m per month spend on agency staff, potentially £26m in the red at the end of the financial year - already in Special Measures for an 'inadequate' leadership, the Isle of Wight NHS Trust is in turmoil.

Thursday, 5th October, 2017 11:53am

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

MP to seek meeting with Gurit after job losses announced

Bob Seely

Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, says he'll be seeking a meeting with Gurit to "understand the thinking behind".

Wednesday, 4th October, 2017 2:34pm

By Sally Perry

Letter: How can Government change State Pension Age without informing you?

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This reader worked full-time for 35 years, always paid a full NI contributions and has now found herself having to wait another six years for her state pension.

Tuesday, 3rd October, 2017 5:29pm

By Yvonne Yelland with 17 readers' comments

38 of 40 Isle of Wight schools still facing cuts, shows School Cuts Website

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Figures released today show that 38 out of 40 Isle of Wight schools will be facing cuts to funding up to 2020. OnTheWight has the per-school breakdown.

Monday, 2nd October, 2017 8:16am

By Peter Shreeve with 7 readers' comments

Bombardier/Boeing tariff row: Could Isle of Wight jobs be affected?

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GKN produce and supply winglets to aircraft manufacturers, Bombardier and Boeing. So will the current trade row have an impact on jobs here? OnTheWight seeks to find out.

Wednesday, 27th September, 2017 7:05pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

‘Arms around our Schools’: National day of action next week

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Next week teachers, parents, school support staff and children are invited to come together at the end of the school day outside the main gates of their school and link arms as part of a national campaign.

Wednesday, 27th September, 2017 12:33pm

By Catherine Fisher

Isle of Wight Labour’s motion debated at Party Conference

Julian Critchley, Stewart Blackmore,, Willoughby Matthews and Dr Ed Gouge

A motion agreed by the Isle of Wight Constituency Labour Party has been included in motion being debated at the Labour Party Conference today.

Tuesday, 26th September, 2017 5:27pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight A-level students urged to enter political video competition

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Isle of Wight A-Level students are being urged to take part in a video competition - the subject being “Fake News: Is this the end of facts?”.

Tuesday, 26th September, 2017 12:14pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with one comment

New petition calls for fairer state pension arrangements

1950s babies

This latest petition calling for fairer transitional state pension arrangements for women born in the 1950s has already attracted over 50,000 signatures.

Friday, 22nd September, 2017 5:47pm

By Sally Perry with one comment