Letter: The climate emergency is very real, and very worrying

David Attenborough

This reader has become an active campaigner over the last six months in the movement calling for action from governments to tackle the causes of climate change and believes more people need to know about the climate emergency.

Thursday, 18th April, 2019 6:39pm

By Julie Hutchison with 4 readers' comments

Electric vehicles benefit from special parking permit

cllr dave stewart with a car

All Island Electric Vehicle Permit is open to owners of vehicles registered to an Island address between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020.

Friday, 12th April, 2019 12:19pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Opinion: Why 5G is feared by some people

5g on a typewriter by Twitter Trends 2019

Rich Cattle says that RF radiation is bombarding us all the time and always has been. He can't understand the opposition to 5G and explains why here.

Wednesday, 10th April, 2019 4:19pm

By Richard Cattle with 7 readers' comments

Islanders against 5G technology gather for protest

5g protesters in newport

Isle of Wight campaigners opposed to 5G technology have urged the council to call a halt on the roll-out of 5G until more research is done into its effects.

Wednesday, 10th April, 2019 12:14pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Marine Protection event will support International Youth Strike this Friday

XR on the beach

Head to Sandown this Friday for this free event organised by climate campaigners and enjoy the Pop-up marine natural history museum.

Monday, 8th April, 2019 4:54pm

By IW Extinction Rebellion

Growing concern from some Isle of Wight residents over the possible 5G rollout

van with giveG as registration plate

Leader of Isle of Wight council says "it's not a priority for us to get to 5G", the CEO says they do not have the power to restrict the rollout, and some residents say "our health and environment come before faster Internet speeds".

Thursday, 4th April, 2019 3:27pm

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

Litter-picking hero’s message to public treated as flytipping by Isle of Wight council

the art of filth notice on rubbish

Broc Silva has been doing hours and hours of back-breaking work pulling litter from hedges and roadsides. But it appears the Isle of Wight council have missed the point of his recent witty additions to the piles of rubbish collected.

Tuesday, 2nd April, 2019 7:49am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Transition Island gets to work on County Hall ‘Incredible Edibles’

As thought might be the case, a litter pick was needed before planting could begin for the Incredible Edibles project outside County Hall.

Wednesday, 27th March, 2019 8:45am

By Steven Goodman

Jeremy Deller’s life-size inflatable Stone Henge joins Wyatt and Jack’s Inflatable Amnesty

life size inflatable stone henge

Isle of Wight's Wyatt & Jack are responsible for the Inflatable Amnesty movement, which is spanning the globe and now boasts their biggest single haul, the 5.5 tonnes of life-size inflatable Stone Henge, created by world-renowned artist, Jeremy Deller.

Friday, 22nd March, 2019 10:12am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Green Party candidate shortlisted for MEP election

vix lowthion - compton in background

In case the UK takes part in a European Election on 23 May, the South East Green Party are selecting their candidates. Isle of Wight's Vix Lowthion is in the running for one of the ten places.

Thursday, 21st March, 2019 9:43am

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Portsmouth City Council declare Climate Emergency

Supporters in Portsmouth of declaring a Climate emergency

Our neighbours across the water, Portsmouth City Council, have just become one of 49 local authorities in the UK to declare a climate emergency.

Wednesday, 20th March, 2019 9:26am

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

£8/day to drive a car through Portsmouth is being discussed

steering wheel

With the number of places in Portsmouth above 'safe' NO2 levels increasing, the council are looking at a range of possible ideas including introducing an £8/day charge for car use.

Tuesday, 19th March, 2019 5:24pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 11 readers' comments