Dave Stewart on Lynnbottom traffic: Residents need to change their behaviour

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Leader of the council, Dave Stewart, says residents should change their behaviour to fit in with shorter opening hours - and claims Islanders have been sitting with "their flasks and their sandwiches to be first into the tip".

Thursday, 26th April, 2018 4:52pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 20 readers' comments

Isle of Wight CCG needs to make £9.4m of cuts in coming year

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The Isle of Wight CCG will not be able to invest in any services in the 2018/19 financial year without making £9.4m in savings first. The IW CCG governing body will meet today (Thursday).

Thursday, 26th April, 2018 10:43am

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

No new pharmacies planned despite increase in population

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A paper being discussed at the Health and Wellbeing Board this week claims the number of community pharmacies and dispensing doctors will continue to be adequate despite a 2.2% predicted rise in the Island’s population.

Wednesday, 25th April, 2018 7:37am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Isle of Wight care home given six months to improve or close

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This Isle of Wight care home has six months to improve or face being shut down, after being rated 'Inadequate' due to “widespread and systematic failings”.

Tuesday, 24th April, 2018 4:04pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Couple having sex in Isle of Wight library leads to CCTV installation

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A couple have been caught having sex in an Isle of Wight library, leading to eight CCTV cameras now being fitted inside the building.

Tuesday, 24th April, 2018 12:08pm

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

20 died in four months at St Mary’s last year in ‘serious incidents’

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A report published by the Isle of Wight NHS reveals there were 20 deaths at the hospital classed as a ‘serious incident’ between September and December last year.

Tuesday, 24th April, 2018 8:29am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

All Isle of Wight police given option to be armed with tasers

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The Chief Constable has said every Isle of Wight officer who wants, has a clear operational need, and has passed the training required to be able to carry a taser, should get one.

Monday, 23rd April, 2018 3:43pm

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

Red Funnel gains approval for alcohol licence

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Permission to serve alcohol between the hours of 9am and 11pm, Monday to Saturday, and between 10am to 11pm on Sundays, was approved by the Isle of Wight Council’s licensing sub-committee today.

Monday, 23rd April, 2018 3:38pm

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

Planning row erupts amid claims of ‘East Cowes land grab’

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Concerns have been raised by residents and councillors as a planning application for thirty new houses in Whippingham goes out public consultation.

Thursday, 19th April, 2018 5:49pm

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

Ferry company counters concerns over upcoming alcohol licence

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Concerns raised by a resident and the town council have been countered by the ferry company who say there have only been two incidents of drunken behaviour in the last 12 months, neither of which were caused by their passengers.

Thursday, 19th April, 2018 10:49am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Plans to extend Mole Country Stores rejected

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The revised application to extend Mole Country Stores in Blackwater was rejected by six votes to two.

Wednesday, 18th April, 2018 4:50pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 11 readers' comments

First UK Hyperloop One Basingstoke to Woking? Route under discussion says Hants Councillor

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The details of what appears to be the first Virgin Hyperloop One route in the UK popped up in a council meeting in Hampshire. A Chinese firm would build the tunnel and, with a legislation change, the route could go all the way to Heathrow.

Thursday, 5th April, 2018 5:49pm

By William Rimell, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments