Damien Nettles: Boost for campaign to secure funds to help find remains

damien nettles

Ian Brownhill, a International Human Rights lawyer, has joined the team to try and secure funding so Hampshire police can get involved in the dig to search for Damien's remains.

Thursday, 27th October, 2016 12:54pm

By Sally Perry

Formal application for Solent Combined Authority being submitted to Government

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A formal application for a Solent Combined Authority is being submitted to government after all of the councils involved approved the plans.

Tuesday, 25th October, 2016 3:54pm

By Lee Todd with 48 readers' comments

Solent Devolution: Clarifying what was voted down – and how it could be overruled (updated)


It struck me there was confusion about what the Solent Devolution vote was actually about this week – in and out of the Chamber. There’s also a chance that it might be overruled next week.

Friday, 21st October, 2016 8:14pm

By Sally Perry with 97 readers' comments

No to Mayor or Solent LEP voting powers says councillor

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Cllr Geoff Lumley is calling for amendments to the governance arrangements of the proposed combined authority between Southampton, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 18th October, 2016 11:46am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Schools ask ‘Are your children UK-born?’ You don’t have to answer (updated)


Many people will be fine letting the government know whether their children at school were born in the UK. If you're not, here's what you can do.

Friday, 14th October, 2016 1:13pm

By Sally Perry with 32 readers' comments

No Isle of Wight hearing for Boundary change consultation (updated)

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The Isle of Wight is the only constituency to increase the number of MPs rather than reduce them in the boundary review. Despite five other hearings, the Island isn't getting one.

Wednesday, 12th October, 2016 1:58pm

By Sally Perry with 67 readers' comments

Boundary review: Public hearings planned over next two months

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OnTheWight are waiting to hear back from the Boundary Commission as to whether there will be an Isle of Wight hearing. Failing that, Portsmouth is the closest.

Wednesday, 12th October, 2016 1:34pm

By Boundary Commission for England with one comment

Solent Devolution: Portsmouth Council approve application plans

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Portsmouth City Council have approved the Solent Devolution application plans which go before the Isle of Wight council Executive on Thursday evening and the Full Council on the 19th October.

Wednesday, 12th October, 2016 1:01pm

By Lee Todd with 10 readers' comments

School holiday fines Supreme Court case: Jon Platt wins Legal Aid

Jon Platt

The High Court has ruled that both parties in the Supreme Court appeal case over school holiday fines must have 'equality of arms' and Jon Platt has been awarded Legal Aid to fight the case.

Monday, 10th October, 2016 8:08am

By Sally Perry with 23 readers' comments

Solent Devolution: Over 70 per cent in favour following consultation

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The plans for Solent Devolution will now go to the full council meetings for the three councils involved, ahead of each cabinet/executive making a decision on submitting a formal bid to government.

Thursday, 6th October, 2016 9:50am

By Lee Todd with 27 readers' comments

Dairy farmers being short-changed to tune of £200 million, says NFU


The NFU is calling for milk buyers to recognise the strength of current markets and start paying fair, sustainable prices to their milk suppliers.

Wednesday, 5th October, 2016 11:34am

By Isobel Bretherton with one comment

In ‘heat of the battle’ Human Rights law to be scrapped

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Isle of Wight Conservative MP, Andrew Turner, welcomes a change to that will not longer see troops subject to The European Convention on Human Rights on the battlefield.

Tuesday, 4th October, 2016 10:50am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 34 readers' comments