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Letter: Your help needed to raise funds and awareness for children’s cancer charity

Clic Sargent logo

Ahead of World Cancer Day, Liz from Clic Sargent shares ways that Islanders can get involved to help this cancer charity for children and young people

Tuesday, 21st January, 2020 6:27pm

By Liz Blunt

Letter: Time for Yarmouth to remember that it’s no longer an island within an island

Save our School - parents and children

David Griffiths from Yarmouth counters Steve Cowley's letter, setting out what he believes are valid reasons to move Yarmouth School to Freshwater

Thursday, 2nd January, 2020 7:29am

By David Griffith

Letter: MP needs take action over poor cross-Solent service delivered by ferry companies over festive period

Bob Seely arrives

Isle of Wight commuter, Steve Gibbs, reminds readers that MP Bob Seely was assured ferry companies were 'ready for the winter' and asks what he's going to do about the recent poor service

Monday, 30th December, 2019 9:13am

By Steve Gibbs with 15 readers' comments

Letter: Governors have ‘lost their way’, but West Wight parents still see Yarmouth as school of choice

yarmouth school - pupils and parents with save our school banner

Steve Cowley says he believes the Governors of Yarmouth school have "lost their way" and encourages parents to email them

Monday, 30th December, 2019 9:00am

By Steve Cowley with one comment

Letter: The leap from ‘standard speed broadband’ to ‘Fast Fibre’ is anything but ‘fast’

broadband blue LAN cables

This West Wight resident warns neighbours to take note of the long delay they would face in taking the leap from 'standard speed broadband' to 'Fast Fibre'

Monday, 16th December, 2019 8:32am

By Chris Jarman with 5 readers' comments

Letter: ‘Labour Party must reconnect with voters to recover from disaster’, says Labour councillor

Jonathan Bacon and Geoff Lumley at anti-austerity march

Independent Labour councillor, Geoff Brodie, shares his views on the outcome of the 2019 General Election

Friday, 13th December, 2019 6:00pm

By Geoff Brodie with 14 readers' comments

Letter: West Wight school proposals are ‘best option offered to date’

In response to Steve Cowley's letter, Daniel James says the solution being proposed in the current council consultation is the best offered to date

Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019 12:16pm

By Daniel James with 3 readers' comments

Letter: It’s time we invested properly in our children’s education, SEND and their teachers’ pay

yarmouth school - pupils and parents with save our school banner

Steve Cowley says smaller good schools like Yarmouth Primary will still deliver a good education where they are supported socially and financially by local communities

Monday, 2nd December, 2019 5:25pm

By Steve Cowley with 5 readers' comments

Letter: Drivers take note – Dipped headlights are compulsory out of town

dipped headlights on two cars

Now the nights are drawing in earlier, this reader is hoping to remind drivers to light up properly when driving, especially on country roads

Tuesday, 26th November, 2019 8:43am

By Paul Carter with 4 readers' comments

Letter: Is Isle of Wight council killing Yarmouth’s community for cash?

yarmouth school - pupils and parents with save our school banner

Steve Cowley says he believes the relocation of Yarmouth School is "Isle of Wight Council grabbing money for the wrong reasons"

Tuesday, 19th November, 2019 12:27pm

By Steve Cowley with 2 readers' comments

Letter: Stop picking on people with disabilities and keep full-time bus passes

Bus Stop:

This reader asks whether the Isle of Wight Council want to delay health care to some of the people with the greatest health needs by keeping them from accessing the hospital

Friday, 15th November, 2019 7:29pm

By Anonymous with 6 readers' comments

Letter: No to proposed 465 houses on historic farmland in Ryde

Stop halt sign:

Cllr Michael Lilley is calling for a moratorium on all large scale planning applications in Ryde until there is a fit-for-purpose road infrastructure plan and a new Island Plan which has realistic housing targets and recognises climate change, farming needs and the Island's status as UNESCO Biosphere reserve

Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 8:50am

By Michael Lilley with 5 readers' comments