Isle of Wight woman to help others understand the impact of Parliament


Islander, Rachel Brown, joins 21 women from around the country who will run workshops (designed by UK Parliament) on topics such as Empowering Women, Getting Heard and The History of Women and The Vote.

Tuesday, 27th September, 2016 11:39am

By Rachel Brown with 4 readers' comments

MP challenged by farmers to back British farming during Brexit talks

iow andrew turner mp and dairy farmer richard fisk

Farmers and growers challenged the MP to back British farming when a new agriculture policy.

Tuesday, 20th September, 2016 10:04am

By Isobel Bretherton with 8 readers' comments

Around 1,500 women on the Isle of Wight affected by changes to state pensions

Baby in the 1950s

Cllr Geoff Lumley will ask his fellow councillors to support a motion calling on the government to make fair transitional state pension arrangements for all women born on or after 6 April 1951.

Monday, 19th September, 2016 4:47pm

By Sally Perry with 52 readers' comments

Projects raising awareness of loan sharks could earn you up to £5,000


Projects that raise awareness of loan sharks and how residents can get help could be funded up to £5,000 by the England Illegal Money Lending Team. Applications need to be in by the end of the month.

Thursday, 15th September, 2016 10:24am

By Holly Luckman with 2 readers' comments

MP responds to boundary changes announcement

andrew turner budget talk 3

Find out what Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner thinks of the boundary commission proposals to split the Island into two constituencies from 2020.

Tuesday, 13th September, 2016 11:35am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 20 readers' comments

Interim Ofsted boss might be visiting the Isle of Wight this week

Stewart Blackmore

Ahead of the rumoured visit by the interim head of Ofsted this week, Labour repeat their calls for the creation of a taskforce – featuring education experts, teachers, governors and parents - to carry out a detailed study as to why education attainments lags behind the mainland in many areas.

Tuesday, 13th September, 2016 10:19am

By Ed Gouge with 21 readers' comments

The Isle of Wight will have two MPs. This is how they’re thinking of splitting the Island

two chairs

The long-awaited official proposals have been released and now it's time to have your say. If the proposals for boundary changes are approved by Parliament in 2018, they should be in force by 2020.

Tuesday, 13th September, 2016 6:51am

By Sally Perry with 30 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Labour councillor continues battle to protect affordable housing

Boarded up housing

Isle of Wight Labour members believe the Housing and Planning Act will, if implemented, disastrously increase the problems facing those in need of decent and affordable housing.

Monday, 12th September, 2016 4:26pm

By Geoff Lumley with 11 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Liberal Democrats welcome council decision for Refugee plans

syrian boys

Isle of Wight Lib Dems say support for Syrian Refugees has been a high priority for Liberal Democrats nationally and the sentiment is also felt at a local level.

Monday, 12th September, 2016 3:00pm

By Nicholas Belfitt

‘No To Austerity’ demo on agenda for Unite the Isle of Wight meeting

austerity kills banner

All are welcome to the Unite the Isle of Wight public meeting taking place in Newport on Tuesday evening.

Monday, 12th September, 2016 10:09am

By Sally Perry

Plans to accommodate up to five Syrian families approved

Syrian children

The paper was approved unanimously by the Isle of Wight council Executive last night, as it was by the Scrutiny Committee on Tuesday.

Friday, 9th September, 2016 10:06am

By Sally Perry with 41 readers' comments

Council Leader denies being pushed into Devolution Deal

County Hall

The Leaders says that whilst he doesn't feel pushed into accepting a devolution deal, "there is nothing else on offer from government".

Thursday, 8th September, 2016 10:19am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments