Isle of Wight school plans fewer, but longer lessons with timetable changes

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The school says that moving into their new facilities next September will provide a unique opportunity to restructure the school day as the students will no longer be on a split site.

Friday, 22nd March, 2019 12:21pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Ways to create ‘campus environment’ on the Isle of Wight being discussed

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Students from around the Isle of Wight were involved in discussions and workshops yesterday with the future of higher education on the Isle of Wight on the agenda.

Thursday, 21st March, 2019 10:43am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Isle of Wight councillors to quiz health bosses

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Following the warning notice from the CQC and after being placed in financial special measures, NHS Trust bosses have been invited to speak to the Isle of Wight Council’s policy and scrutiny committee for adult social care and health.

Wednesday, 20th March, 2019 4:33pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

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 3 readers' comments

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

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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

Plans for car showroom to become furniture store

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The former car showroom is no longer required due to “changing requirements within the vehicles sales sector”. You have until 22nd to comment.

Tuesday, 19th March, 2019 12:01pm

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

Approval sought for new permanent position for lifeguard hut

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The RNLI are seeking to move the lifeguard station on Sandown Beach and place it in a permanent position to save costs of removing and returning it each year.

Monday, 18th March, 2019 4:09pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Mixed story for Isle of Wight care agency rated Inadequate

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The manager said staff have endeavoured to maintain a high standard of care, being rated good for care provided and for effectiveness taking into account needs of its service users.

Monday, 18th March, 2019 3:33pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Young Islanders call for ‘Climate Justice’ outside County Hall

Youth Strike 4 Climate Demo - by Liz Cooke

Young Islanders were not deterred by Cllr Hobart's announcement that Isle of Wight council will not declare a climate emergency. They showed their feelings after school outside County Hall last week.

Monday, 18th March, 2019 3:20pm

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

Rejection of All Saints’ call-in ‘looks orchestrated’ says parish councillor

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One of the parish councillors for Freshwater says the "rejection looks orchestrated" and is "deeply concerning to those of us who live in the West Wight".

Thursday, 14th March, 2019 1:21pm

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

More than £2.6m profit made by tenants selling council homes

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The right to buy scheme allows tenants to buy their homes at a discount however, the BBC Shared Data Unit reveals just how much they have made from reselling their homes once bought from the council/housing association.

Thursday, 14th March, 2019 11:40am

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

New life for empty former gift shop?

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The former gift shop has been empty for sometime. Plans to convert into a tea room have been lodged with the Isle of Wight council.

Wednesday, 13th March, 2019 11:24am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter