One in four Isle of Wight children who completed survey don’t feel safe at school, but there’s good news too

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Just over 1,000 pupils completed the survey which found that although 72 per cent of pupils do not feel safe at school, there is also some good news too

Friday, 4th December, 2020 5:23pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Isle of Wight children’s safeguarding teams ‘busier than ever’ as families struggle being cooped up for months

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Many families were reported to be struggling with being cooped up for months under lockdown measures

Friday, 4th December, 2020 4:43pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

‘People have driven through the hedge so many times, there isn’t really a hedge there now’ say residents of ‘dangerous’ road

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Residents and the local councillor have asked for something to be done to make the road safer saying it's a serious accident waiting to happen

Wednesday, 2nd December, 2020 3:20pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

House on pub car park rejected for a second time by Isle of Wight planners

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The application received opposition from several quarters. Read the details within

Wednesday, 2nd December, 2020 8:39am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Objections to Housing Association plans for affordable housing

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Dangerous traffic, privacy and impact on local wildlife are some of the objections to plans for 11 affordable houses in Calbourne

Wednesday, 2nd December, 2020 8:09am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Why the Isle of Wight is in Tier One and how to stay there

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Louise looks at why the Isle of Wight was one of only three places in the country to be placed in Tier One and what needs to happen to stay there

Friday, 27th November, 2020 4:42pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Councillor returns to fight against parking charges on Gurnard Esplanade 20 years later

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The local councillor says introducing charging on the seafront will kill the 2-3 businesses there and impact health and well being of residents

Wednesday, 25th November, 2020 4:11pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Councillor votes against her own motion after Leader changes it

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The councillor's motions was to ‘put the wellbeing of residents at the heart of placemaking', but after the leader changed it, she refused to vote for it. Details within

Friday, 20th November, 2020 5:27pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 12 readers' comments

Bereaved families ‘flouting’ Covid-19 rules, Isle of Wight Cabinet told

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The Isle of Wight Council’s bereavement services team say that when people visit the Crematorium ‘all thoughts around social distancing and safety go right out of the window’

Monday, 16th November, 2020 3:48pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Understanding the Newport Harbour Plan, what will happen and when

Louise Hill sets out in this explainer article much of what you need to know about the Newport Harbour Masterplan - what will happen and when

Monday, 16th November, 2020 7:39am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

Breakdown of positive Covid-19 tests shows which age groups are most infected

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An analysis of the age breakdown of positive Covid-19 tests on the Isle of Wight shows which group has the highest number and which has grown the most over a seven day period

Friday, 13th November, 2020 5:04pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Over 400 out of 15,200 Isle of Wight pupils are self isolating due to Covid-19

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Put in context, 2.65 per cent of the population of Isle of Wight school-age children are self isolating after coming into contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19

Friday, 13th November, 2020 9:36am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments