Minister commits to helping Isle of Wight business seeking export finance

Liz Truss visiting South Wraxall

The Minister said she'd be very happy to look at the case for the Isle of Wight business and make sure they're getting the support they need

Friday, 24th January, 2020 1:12pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Boundary Commission Review, recommending two MPs for the Isle of Wight, could be scrapped

Isle of Wight - National election boundary changes - Final recommendations - Sept 2018

Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, says he'll reserve judgement until more detailed plans are published

Friday, 24th January, 2020 11:20am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP welcomes boost to police funding

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The MP says the increase will see the overall total boosted to £15.2 billion – ten per cent more than the core (resource) grant provided to forces last year

Thursday, 23rd January, 2020 10:45am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 3 readers' comments

Government promise to provide free sanitary products in schools comes into force today

sanitary pads

From today, schools and colleges will receive an activation email from the phs Group giving them access to a range of products for young people, including eco-friendly options

Monday, 20th January, 2020 8:52am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 2 readers' comments

£1m raised through Solent LEP and IW council unlocks £26m investment for Island Line

One of the new Island Line trains

The Solent LEP and Isle of Wight Council have raised £1m between them to unlock the £26m government investment in Island Line

Thursday, 16th January, 2020 10:33am

By Bex Pearce with 6 readers' comments

Lack of support for young people with mental health issues means schools are picking up the pieces, says union rep

male teen looking unhappy

In light of the recent 'Access to CAMHS' report, Peter Shreeve says schools are working hard picking up the pieces of a system with increasingly fewer resources and hence failing so many children and young people

Thursday, 16th January, 2020 9:01am

By Sally Perry

South East gets £2.4m cash boost for housing, Isle of Wight misses out

red brick wall

South East communities are set to benefit from over 70,000 new, better-designed homes thanks to a cash boost from Government, but it doesn't include the Isle of Wight

Tuesday, 14th January, 2020 2:16pm

By John Bayliss with 4 readers' comments

Help for EU citizens seeking Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK

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There's help on hand for any EU citizens starting their application for Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK at this drop-in group in Freshwater. Details within

Thursday, 9th January, 2020 2:51pm

By Chris Jarman with one comment

Town of the Year competition launches

newport rooftops by martin perry

The new competition aims to celebrate towns’ achievements, including in areas such as entrepreneurship, technology, community, enterprise, and integration.

Thursday, 9th January, 2020 6:43am

By Department for Communities and Local Government

Island Line and South Western Railways operation could be nationalised, amid emergency talks (updated)

Island Line Trains At Pier Head, Ryde

South Western Railways - which includes Island Line - appear to be in trouble and one possible outcome, they say, would be for the franchise to be nationalised. Details within

Wednesday, 8th January, 2020 12:30pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely makes promises ‘keep delivering for the Island’ following election victory

Bob Seely giving his acceptance speech at election count

Bob Seely says it's his role is to represent all Islanders – whether they voted for him or not, adding that he cannot promise to win every battle he fights, but promises to fight every battle to the best of his ability

Tuesday, 17th December, 2019 11:50am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 11 readers' comments

Letter: ‘Labour Party must reconnect with voters to recover from disaster’, says Labour councillor

Jonathan Bacon and Geoff Lumley at anti-austerity march

Independent Labour councillor, Geoff Brodie, shares his views on the outcome of the 2019 General Election

Friday, 13th December, 2019 6:00pm

By Geoff Brodie with 14 readers' comments