‘No one should need Foodbank’s help’ says Isle of Wight Manager as numbers of those in crisis rise

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With more families seeking help, Isle of Wight Foodbank say the increase is due to people struggling with benefit payments issues; insecure work; debt; homelessness and low income.

Tuesday, 24th April, 2018 7:26am

By Hannah King with one comment

Seasonal drop in number Isle of Wight residents claiming out of work benefits

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Figures for the number of Isle of Wight residents claiming out of work benefits in March 2018 have been released.

Thursday, 19th April, 2018 9:18am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight ‘Stop The War’ committee to be formed

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A new Stop The War committee to promote peace on the Isle of Wight and beyond will be formed following a vote by campaigners at last night's gathering in Newport. First meeting to discuss more later this month.

Tuesday, 17th April, 2018 4:17pm

By Vix Lowthion with 15 readers' comments

Prime Minister Theresa May sends support for Isle of Wight Pride’s 72 mile challenge

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Isle of Wight Pride trustee, Matt Bundy and his partner Joe walked 72 miles non-stop around the Isle of Wight at the weekend, and with each mile completed, they dedicated it to a country where being LGBT+ is still illegal.

Tuesday, 17th April, 2018 12:59pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight third worst local authority for school staffing cuts, say Labour

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Figures produced by the National Education Union show that the Isle of Wight is the third worst local authority in the country for staff cuts in secondary schools.

Tuesday, 10th April, 2018 2:48pm

By Julian Critchley with 2 readers' comments

Sharp rise in Isle of Wight obesity-related hospital admissions


Latest figures show a sharp increase in the number of patients on the Isle of Wight being admitted for knee and hip replacements due to their weight, as well as other obesity-related conditions. OnTheWight has the details.

Monday, 9th April, 2018 6:47pm

By Ralph Blackburn with one comment

Isle of Wight MP welcomes plans for independent regulator to oversee property agents


Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, says the introduction of these new rules - particularly an independent regulator with enforcement powers who is able to ban agents - is very welcome news.

Wednesday, 4th April, 2018 5:36pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Save Our Schools joins national banner drop campaign

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Save Our Schools IOW joined national 'banner drop' campaign this week to raise awareness of the funding crisis in education.

Friday, 23rd March, 2018 12:31pm

By Catherine Fisher with 2 readers' comments

MP shares concerns again over possible GKN takeover

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For a second time this month, Isle of Wight MP raises concerns about the jobs of GKN workers should shareholders of the global engineering business accept the unsolicited takeover by Melrose.

Wednesday, 21st March, 2018 7:15am

By The Office of Bob Seely with one comment

Reduce maximum stake on betting machines says Isle of Wight MP

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As reported by OnTheWight, the cumulative amount lost to Fixed Odds Betting Terminals in eight years on the Isle of Wight was nearly £20m. Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, would like to see maximum stakes set to £2.

Tuesday, 20th March, 2018 3:36pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight as an ‘education destination’ showcased in Parliament

A unique project that combines traditional Isle of Wight strengths as a visitor destination with high-quality teaching was showcased in Parliament today.

Tuesday, 20th March, 2018 3:03pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with one comment

MP welcomes protection for workers’ pensions

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The Isle of Wight MP says he is "delighted the Government listened and is introducing penalties for companies that neglect their duties to their pension schemes".

Tuesday, 20th March, 2018 2:46pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 3 readers' comments