New Isle of Wight NHS Trust Approved By Parliament

New Isle of Wight NHS Trust Approved By Parliament

The establishment of a new NHS organisation for the Island's health services has been approved by Parliament.

Friday, 30th March, 2012 12:01pm

By Andy Hollebon with 7 readers' comments

Ventnor Business Association To Bid For Portas Pilot Funding

Ventnor Business Association To Bid For Portas Pilot Funding

Members of the Ventnor Business Association confirm they are definitely planning to submit a bid to become a Portas Pilot Town possibly bagging up to £100,000 to help rejuvenate the economy.

Monday, 26th March, 2012 2:30pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Unanimous Vote For Island Core Strategy

Unanimous Vote For Island Core Strategy

Cllr George Brown shares his report on the Island Core Strategy that was voted through unanimously by full council last week

Monday, 26th March, 2012 10:12am

By Cllr George Brown with 3 readers' comments

Letter To The Editor: Bureaucracy Don’t You Just Love It?

Letter To The Editor: Bureaucracy Don’t You Just Love It?

David Nove shares his views on the proposed changes to Child Benefit and how it will affect the administration costs.

Monday, 26th March, 2012 9:26am

By David Nove with 4 readers' comments

Sub-Post Office Calls On Andrew Turner To Save Their Services

Sub-Post Office Calls On Andrew Turner To Save Their Services

Lake Post Office is in the firing line to convert to a new operating model that would see less services on offer. Printed cards are available in the Post Office to send to Andrew Turner to sign an Early Day Motion on the matter.

Friday, 23rd March, 2012 9:13am

By Sue Goodall with 4 readers' comments

MP Invites Island Pupils To Invent A New Sport

MP Invites Island Pupils To Invent A New Sport

Pirmary school pupils invited to take part in competition to design a new sport for 2050. It's a national comp but has some great cash prizes and a chance to be presented with award at the House of Commons.

Tuesday, 20th March, 2012 2:17pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 6 readers' comments

Letter To The Editor: The UK’s Broken Democracy and the Health & Social Care Bill

Letter To The Editor: The UK’s Broken Democracy and the Health & Social Care Bill

Mark Lansbury shares an open letter sent to Andrew Turner a couple of weeks ago, urging him to Vote against the Health & Social Care Bill. The bill will be discussed again today in the Commons after the Shadow Health Secretary secured a 90 minute debate.

Tuesday, 20th March, 2012 8:20am

By Mark Lansbury with 16 readers' comments

Isle of Wight JSA Claimants Exceeds 4,000

Isle of Wight JSA Claimants Exceeds 4,000

Another rise with over 4,000 now claiming JSA on the Island

Wednesday, 14th March, 2012 12:06pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Library Campaigners Head To Westminster Tomorrow

Library Campaigners Head To Westminster Tomorrow

Library campaigners will descend upon Westminster tomorrow for rally and lobby as Culture Minister Ed Vaizey gives evidence to the Culture, Sport and Media Select Committee.

Monday, 12th March, 2012 11:05am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP Welcomes Extra NHS Investment

Isle of Wight MP Welcomes Extra NHS Investment

The Island's MP Andrew Turner has welcomed the Prime Minister's announcement this week of additional capital funding of £2.2m to address a backlog of maintenance at St Mary's Hospital and the purchase of new equipment.

Friday, 9th March, 2012 5:28pm

By Sally Perry with 18 readers' comments

Shake Up Of Music Service Could Lead To Compulsory Redundancies

Shake Up Of Music Service Could Lead To Compulsory Redundancies

Changes to the way the government fund the Music Education Grant mean that the Isle of Wight Music Service may be looking at a radical restructure with compulsory redundancies and tuition support commissioned on an 'as and when' basis.

Tuesday, 6th March, 2012 4:50pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Government Money Will ‘Tech-up’ Island Fire Service

Government Money Will ‘Tech-up’ Island Fire Service

Council win £1m grant from the Government to create two high-tech incident command centres in Newport and Ryde.

Thursday, 1st March, 2012 11:53am

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments