The Diary of a Youth MP: First youth council meeting

Find out what happens at youth council meetings and House of Commons debates from the perspective of a young person.

Wednesday, 16th January, 2013 11:19am

By Robert Selby with one comment

MP meets Trades Union and raises ferry issues in Parliament

Houses of Parliament

Not a very encouraging response from Leader of the House after Turner raises Islanders' concerns over ferry cuts.

Sunday, 13th January, 2013 12:01pm

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

MP responds to Camp Hill closure plans

Prison bars

Under new government plans, Camp Hill prison will be closed.

Thursday, 10th January, 2013 10:29am

By Andrew Turner's Office

MP to meet with Trades Union Council to discuss ferry situation

Andrew Turner

The Trades Union Council are seeking to secure meetings with Government ministers over the ferry issues.

Wednesday, 9th January, 2013 10:27am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

MP welcomes new powers to fine supermarkets

Welcome news for Island farmers and small suppliers as the Government changes rules on fines for supermarkets who mistreat suppliers.

Monday, 31st December, 2012 1:53pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 2 readers' comments

Ombudsman find maladministration at Isle of Wight council

Officers did not follow instructions from councillors and approved plan for beach huts without public consultation.

Thursday, 20th December, 2012 12:01am

By Rob Rundle with 11 readers' comments

Marine sites at risk if not designated say Wildlife Trust

Trust urge residents to write to Defra to demand they designate local marine sites in the Conservation Zone

Tuesday, 18th December, 2012 2:59pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Minister Mark Hoban, MP visits Isle of Wight businesses

Another government minister invited to see the Island by council leader David Pugh

Monday, 17th December, 2012 2:37pm

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Island unemployment rises. Jobs available at lowest level for years (Update 2)

Job Centre sign:

Latest Job Seekers Allowance figures on the Isle of Wight show a rise in those claiming and job vacancy are at the lowest level since Jan 2010.

Wednesday, 12th December, 2012 9:35am

By Sally Perry with 18 readers' comments

Foodbanks gearing up for 2013 (podcast)

Churches and religious groups are providing a vital service to those in need.

Tuesday, 11th December, 2012 11:35am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Council agree pilot scheme to help those suffering financial hardship

New pilot scheme will come into force after the Social Fund is abolished next year

Monday, 10th December, 2012 10:43am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

South’s farmers can use red diesel to help out during extreme weather snap

Once again HMRC say that farmers can use red diesel in their tractors to help clear snow from public roads.

Friday, 7th December, 2012 6:45am

By Lisa Billard