The Carillion fiasco and impact on HMP Isle of Wight

Prison fencing

Several services are provided at HMP Isle of Wight by outsourcing giant, Carillion, which collapsed earlier this week. The minister responsible said staff should continue to go into work.

Thursday, 18th January, 2018 8:25am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

MP calls for powers to force public service obligation on ferry companies

bob seely westminster debate

The power to force public service obligation on ferry companies was just one of the appeals from the MP during his debate in Westminster Hall today. He also called for £6.4m extra government funding.

Tuesday, 16th January, 2018 4:58pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight planning fees to increase by 20%

planning blueprints

As a result of new government changes, planning fees in England will increase by 20 per cent from 17 January 2018.

Tuesday, 16th January, 2018 2:50pm

By IW Council Press Office

Support needed for development of radar technology on the Isle of Wight

bae systems radar

Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, says he's seeking a meeting with the Defence Minister to discuss the need for a complex radar technology demonstrator at the BAE site in Cowes.

Monday, 15th January, 2018 1:10pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 2 readers' comments

MP putting Isle of Wight’s case for multi £millions to Ministers next week (Updated)

bobs vlog

Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, will put the Island's case to ministers next week during a debate in Westminster Hall on local government funding on the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 11th January, 2018 7:33pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Move to make Isle of Wight’s unique status legally recognised

scales of justice graffiti

An Isle of Wight councillor is calling for the Island to be legally recognised as being at a disadvantage and is calling for exemptions to national regulations.

Thursday, 11th January, 2018 9:17am

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Post Brexit farming subsidies only for those who do ‘public good’


After Brexit, new agricultural rules will be tailored with subsidies only given to farmers who do public good, as well as produce food.

Wednesday, 10th January, 2018 4:22pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 8 readers' comments

MP urges Islanders to think about switching electricity suppliers

electricity cables

The Isle of Wight MP is urging householders to think about switching electricity suppliers after new figures show take up on the Isle of Wight is lower than many other parts of the country.

Wednesday, 3rd January, 2018 12:42pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 14 readers' comments

Year of Engineering intends to spark imagination of young people

BAE at Ryde Academy

The Year of Engineering will offer at least a million direct experiences of engineering to young people from all backgrounds – from behind the scenes tours and family days out, to school visits and the chance to meet engineering role models.

Wednesday, 27th December, 2017 12:02pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 5 readers' comments

Where will Isle of Wight MP be on repeal of foxhunting ban now Theresa May has allegedly u-turned?

after the fox hunt

Before the election Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely was in favour of repealing the 2004 Hunting Act. Now with Theresa May's alleged u-turn on her election pledge over this, did Bob previously give a hint that this might be changing?

Sunday, 24th December, 2017 3:35pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely flexes non-conventional Russian warfare knowledge

bob seely in parliament

Bob's previous research of Russian non-conventional warfare came to the fore with calls from him for the creation of a new powerful government committee to monitor Russian manoeuvring.

Friday, 22nd December, 2017 3:10pm

By Simon Perry with 7 readers' comments

Damien Nettles’ mother raises awareness for missing people Centre of Excellence campaign (updated)

valerie nettles

Mother of missing Isle of Wight teenager, Damien Nettles, was recently a guest of honour at a carol service for the charity Missing People. She has also spoken about the campaign for the introduction of a Centre of Excellence in relation to missing people.

Thursday, 21st December, 2017 7:17am

By Sally Perry