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

Staff cuts at Isle of Wight Probation service puts ‘quality of its work at risk’ says inspector (updated)

radar prison

Dame Stacey said the service had the essentials in place to deliver a good probation service and that senior leaders were ‘skilled, knowledgeable and energetic’, but that the quality of its work is at risk due to staff cuts.

Thursday, 9th May, 2019 8:18am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Isle of Wight dementia ward refurb well underway

Doors to Shackleton Ward

The specialist ward is set to open in June, and is on week four of a nine week refurbishment plan.

Wednesday, 8th May, 2019 2:33pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Residents’ concern after Isle of Wight council housing benefit glitch (updated)

county hall

The council has said it was investigating and hoped to fix the problem as soon as possible.

Tuesday, 7th May, 2019 10:36am

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

Plans to build on recent graves slammed as ‘appalling’

wellow baptist church

The church plans to sell the land at Wellow to redevelop Colwell Church, but one man was told he could be buried next to his wife who was laid to rest in 2012.

Thursday, 2nd May, 2019 10:58am

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

All of Isle of Wight’s healthcare services to be comprehensively inspected by watchdog

maggie oldham

The NHS Chief Executive says the inspection will provide an important opportunity to demonstrate the improvements they have made.

Friday, 26th April, 2019 5:34pm

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