Call for ‘Island Park’ status for the Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight from Space

Cllr Andre believes the Isle of Wight has a strong case to become designated as an 'Island Park'. She'll explain why at Wednesday's full council meeting.

Tuesday, 20th November, 2018 3:19pm

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

Isle of Wight foodbank gave 2,050 emergency food supplies in just six months

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Isle of Wight foodbank are very concerned that in only six months they've provided 2,050 emergency supplies to local people. Due to Universal Credit and as the colder weather draws in, more people will be needing their help.

Monday, 19th November, 2018 4:17pm

By Hannah Hood with one comment

You can help influence future vision for Isle of Wight landscapes

isle of wight landscape

Isle of Wight AONB is encouraging Islanders to take part in this major review by the Government and help shape the vision for the Island's landscapes.

Monday, 19th November, 2018 2:09pm

By Joel Bateman

WASPI women and supporters head to Westminter rally

Solent WASPI Group

Women from Southampton, Portsmouth, South Hampshire and the Isle of Wight will be heading to Westminster next Thursday to take part in a Rally.

Friday, 16th November, 2018 1:30pm

By Shelagh Simmons with one comment

Isle of Wight UKIP spokesman savages Seely’s support for PM’s Brexit deal

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Ex-UKIP councillor Daryll Pitcher didn't hold back when OnTheWight asked for his view on MP Seely's support for PM's Brexit deal.

Friday, 16th November, 2018 12:07pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Council’s Brexit plans … shrouded in mystery. Why? (Updated)

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Brexit is a time of uncertainty for all of us, be we supporters of it or not. Why isn’t Isle of Wight council providing reassurance at a local level?

Thursday, 15th November, 2018 7:01pm

By Simon Perry with 7 readers' comments

MP Seely backs May’s Brexit deal: Other Isle of Wight parties respond (update 3)

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Here's the Isle of Wight MP's full explanation as to why he's supporting Theresa May's Brexit deal, plus we've got the reaction of the leaders of other Isle of Wight political groups.

Thursday, 15th November, 2018 4:29pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Islanders celebrating annual ‘Beaujolais Breakfast’ call for People’s Vote on Brexit

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Supporters of the People's Vote used the 30 year old ‘Beaujolais Breakfast’ in Ventnor to celebrate the UK’s long-standing ‘entente cordiale’ with France and mourn the potential loss of our joint-membership of the European Union.

Thursday, 15th November, 2018 2:21pm

By Sophie Jeffery with 6 readers' comments

MP welcomes news million more disabled people in work

bob seely parliament islands debate

Isle of Wight Conservative MP, Bob Seely, has welcomed figures showing that nearly a million disabled people have found work since 2013.

Thursday, 15th November, 2018 10:10am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 5 readers' comments

New Isle of Wight CLA Chairman says rural world facing ‘greatest period of uncertainty for a generation’

Laurence Taylor IOW

New opportunities, as well as challenges await rural businesses who are facing great uncertainty says the new chairman of the Isle of Wight branch of the CLA.

Tuesday, 13th November, 2018 1:46pm

By Michael Sims with one comment

Ferry companies claim reliable services in reply to MP’s questions

bob seely parliament islands debate

The MP says he's pleased the operators are taking responsibility for incidents seriously and that they understand passengers’ frustrations and anger over what's happened over last few months.

Tuesday, 13th November, 2018 12:09pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 4 readers' comments

Rise in Isle of Wight residents seeking out of work benefits

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There has been a rise in the last month in the number of Isle of Wight residents claiming out of work benefits, and a rise of 180 since the same time last year.

Tuesday, 13th November, 2018 9:41am

By Sally Perry