Staff will fight to keep Isle of Wight Tax Office on the Island

Stop the cuts rally

There is a threat to close the last tax office on the Isle of Wight. Staff will be in St Thomas' Square on Wednesday lunchtime drumming up support.

Monday, 13th May, 2013 11:24am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Education Minister ‘impressed’ with councillors commitment to work together

Lord Nash:

With three out of six secondary schools in Special Measures, Andrew Turner believes education is the most pressing issue facing the new council.

Friday, 10th May, 2013 9:17am

By Sally Perry with 19 readers' comments

Steve Beynon ‘has a great deal to answer for’ says MP

Andrew Turner

MP says there was too much energy expended on changing the structure of the school system and an unhealthy obsession with new school buildings instead of a steely focus on what is going on in the classroom.

Tuesday, 7th May, 2013 3:52pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 23 readers' comments

Island has strong case for Assisted Area Status says MEP

Catherine Bearder:

Catherine Bearder says she will meet with Vince Cable and promote the Island's case.

Friday, 26th April, 2013 12:38pm

By Sally Perry with 23 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Studio School gets the green light from DfE

Sketch of the campus:

New studio schools gets the go ahead and will open in Grange Road, East Cowes in September 2014.

Wednesday, 10th April, 2013 12:01am

By Laura Downton with 6 readers' comments

Andrew Turner MP on the death of Baroness Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher:

Turner reveals that Baroness Thatcher had sent him a good luck card before his selection interview for the Island.

Monday, 8th April, 2013 2:40pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 82 readers' comments

Academies Enterprise Trust ‘barred’ by DfE from taking on new schools (updated)

Wagging finger:

The academy sponsor is told by Department for Education to improve results at their 66 academies, which includes two on the Isle of Wight.

Saturday, 30th March, 2013 4:11pm

By Sally Perry with 33 readers' comments

MP calls debate in Westminster against closure of local Tax Office

Palace of Westminster

Implications for Islanders are serious if HMRC close the Tax Office in Newport says Isle of Wight MP, Andrew Turner.

Wednesday, 27th March, 2013 11:43am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 2 readers' comments

‘Packed’ public meeting hear about MCZs

MP's office reports on the visit of DEFRA minister Richard Benyon.

Wednesday, 27th March, 2013 10:41am

By Andrew Turner's Office

Read why Andrew Turner MP voting against press regulation is important

Andrew Turner MP

The Leveson Inquiry Report set out with the best of intentions - to control misbehaving National newspapers - but because of the rushed law being proposed, all sort of other news media are being bundled in. It's a mess and could threaten the future of independent online news. Action is needed.

Wednesday, 27th March, 2013 10:26am

By Simon Perry with 14 readers' comments

Richard Benyon MP: Local wisdom will help determine MCZ decisions (podcast)

Richard Benyon MP

The DEFRA minister was keen to stress the importance of protecting marine wildlife, whilst also recognising that marine activities vital to the Island's economy are at stake.

Monday, 25th March, 2013 2:59pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Change of meeting time for minister on MCZ proposals

Change of meeting time for minister on MCZ proposals

Meeting will be held at noon rather than 1.30pm as previously advertised.

Thursday, 21st March, 2013 3:14pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with one comment