Islanders marched for over five hours in the ‘Put It To The People’ march

Islanders for Europe on people's vote march

Over 100 Islanders watched the front of the march set off at midday, and they were still marching through central London at 5pm. Report, photos and video within.

Monday, 25th March, 2019 7:35am

By Vix Lowthion with 4 readers' comments

Bob Seely standing firm behind Theresa May on Brexit – To a mixed reception

bob seely on medical cannabis

The Isle of Wight MP makes it clear he continues to be supportive of Theresa May’s approach to Brexit, following her addressed to the country from 10 Downing Street this week.

Friday, 22nd March, 2019 6:57pm

By Simon Perry with 9 readers' comments

Islanders signing Revoke Article 50 petition hits over 4%

'islanders for europe' on march in london

The number of Isle of Wight residents who have now signed the petition calling on the Government to Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU has grown considerably since yesterday. OnTheWight has the latest update.

Friday, 22nd March, 2019 3:03pm

By Sally Perry with 27 readers' comments

IW MP launches petition against Government’s housing target

bob seely transport debate

The Isle of Wight MP believes the draft Island Plan "has some good proposals in it", but has "several concerns, not least that this housing would be unaffordable for Islanders". He wants your views and has set up a petition.

Friday, 22nd March, 2019 1:19pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Tiny percentage of the Isle of Wight has signed the Revoke Article 50 petition so far

European flag in flowers

Only a tiny percentage of people living on the Isle of Wight have signed the Revoke Article 50 petition. Is that any surprise given the strength of the Brexit vote here?

Thursday, 21st March, 2019 1:33pm

By Simon Perry with 21 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Green Party candidate shortlisted for MEP election

vix lowthion - compton in background

In case the UK takes part in a European Election on 23 May, the South East Green Party are selecting their candidates. Isle of Wight's Vix Lowthion is in the running for one of the ten places.

Thursday, 21st March, 2019 9:43am

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Number of Isle of Wight residents claiming out of work benefits released

job centre plus signage

There’s been a rise in number of Isle of Wight residents claiming out of work benefits, and a rise since last year.

Tuesday, 19th March, 2019 10:03am

By Sally Perry

Deadline for Isle of Wight youth council and member of youth parliament elections extended

Election Poster

There's still time for young Islanders (aged 11 to 21) to apply to stand for the 2019 Youth Elections for Youth Council and Member of Youth Parliament.

Friday, 15th March, 2019 4:57pm

By Isle of Wight Youth Council

£800,000 boost for Gigabit Island plans

wightfibre cables

The Isle of Wight was named as one of the lucky few across the country to benefit from an extra £0.8m towards plans for Gigabit Island.

Thursday, 14th March, 2019 4:05pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight MP asks Transport Minister to be ‘generous’ with Island Line, and investigate ‘ferry duopoly’

bob seely transport debate

Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely raised several points during a parliamentary debate yesterday about the transport infrastructure on the Island. Details and video within.

Wednesday, 6th March, 2019 1:18pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Celebrate International Women’s Day with Isle of Wight WASPI

Bob Seely and Solent WASPI

Find out more about the issues affecting WASPI women on International Women's Day later this week.

Wednesday, 6th March, 2019 10:52am

By Di Hollander

‘Pointless’ baseline assessment pilot for four-year-olds announced by Government

young girl sitting on large number four

The joint Local Secretary of the National Education Union says it's self-evident that baseline testing of four-year-olds is a waste of teachers’ time, public money and that data produced will not be rigorous or robust.

Tuesday, 5th March, 2019 11:46am

By Peter Shreeve with 2 readers' comments