‘People power works’ says deputy leader over plans to close Yarmouth School

Stuart Hutchinson

The deputy leader of the Isle of Wight council has told his residents that he will vote against the plan to close Yarmouth School and says "People power works".

Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019 2:31pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Cultural arts centre plans dubbed by boatbuilder as ‘scheme made up by harebrained do-gooders’

columbine building east cowes

Plans for a waterfront cultural centre in East Cowes - that could be partnered with the V&A museum group - has received support from many including the MP, but local boatbuilder says it's just another "scheme made up by harebrained do-gooders".

Tuesday, 21st May, 2019 5:01pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Morrisons apply for retrospective permission for ‘garden centre’

morrisons sign

Morrisons in Lake have already built the 'garden centre' at their Lake store and are now applying for retrospective permission, but the local council recommend refusal

Tuesday, 21st May, 2019 10:48am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

City of Culture 2025 could be on our doorstep if Southampton bid successful

city sea museum

Having a City of Culture on our doorstep could be great for Islanders, if this bid by Southampton City Council is successful.

Friday, 17th May, 2019 10:39am

By Maria Zaccaro, Local Democracy Reporter

New service set up to replace Isle of Wight Local Area Coordinators

helping hand

The discontinued service has been revived as a community-owned organisation, called the LAC Isle of Wight Community Interest Company.

Thursday, 16th May, 2019 5:03pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Derek Sandy made Ambassador of the Isle of Wight

derek sandy will myles and wayne whittle - george cameron in background

Cllr Whittle said Derek Sandy had done more for the Isle of Wight in three minutes on Britain's Got Talent, then anyone had done for a long time.

Thursday, 16th May, 2019 11:37am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Anti 5G campaigners protest outside County Hall: Online petition launched

stop 5g outside county hall

Campaigners say "beaming pulsed millimetre waves at people 24/7 without any chance of escape is a severe breach of human rights and constitutes technological trespass".

Thursday, 16th May, 2019 10:59am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Number of Isle of Wight children living in poverty up: Now over a third

Poverty graffiti

Last year just under 30 per cent of Isle of Wight children were living in poverty, now it is up to 34 per cent.

Wednesday, 15th May, 2019 5:01pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

Southampton’s Green City Charter set to be launched

Earth day green heart :

Southampton City Council's Green Charter includes plans to become carbon neutral by 2030 and aims to tackle all types of pollution.

Wednesday, 15th May, 2019 8:10am

By Maria Zaccaro, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight NHS Trust first to use new ‘gold standard’ testing

St Mary's Hospital

Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the first in the region to implement the 'gold standard testing' in all sectors — community, ambulance and hospital

Tuesday, 14th May, 2019 1:53pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Isle of Wight Burger King and 24 hour gym plans lodged with IWC

burger king sign

A planning application has now been formally submitted seeking approval to open a Burger King and 24-hour gym

Monday, 13th May, 2019 3:03pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Over 65 per cent of Isle of Wight serious incidents not investigated on time

St mary's hospital

NHS Trust said the number of serious incidents awaiting investigation was particularly high, because it was working to clear a backlog of old incidents.

Thursday, 9th May, 2019 4:32pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment