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Open Letter to MP: Transparency over £10.5bn PPE middle men needed

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One go-between for a supplier of PPE made £21m profit - the same value of the free school meal voucher scheme. Richard Quigley asks the MP to seek details of the companies who benefited from the VIP channel

Wednesday, 25th November, 2020 3:17pm

By Richard Quigley with 4 readers' comments

Reader’s open letter to Isle of Wight MP: Do you condemn bullying behaviour of your Conservative colleague, Priti Patel?

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This reader asks the Isle of Wight MP to state his position after a report found UK Home Secretary, Priti Patel, guilty of bullying behaviour

Saturday, 21st November, 2020 6:39pm

By Leo Harverson with 20 readers' comments

Letter: ‘HS2 and why we should not silently accept this state sponsored ecocide’

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This reader believes just because HS2 is not in our back yard, doesn't mean that we should sit back and "silently accept this state sponsored ecocide"

Friday, 20th November, 2020 10:45am

By David Moorse with 10 readers' comments

Letter: Regional flight connectivity is vital for an Island only served by ferries

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Mr Munro believes an Isle of Wight commercial airport could potentially transform the Island’s economy and is calling on the Government to fund a feasibility study

Wednesday, 18th November, 2020 9:15am

By Thomas Munro with 8 readers' comments

Anti-bullying Week: Childline there for parents worried their child is being bullied

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Bullying can have a significant impact on the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people that can be felt long into adulthood. If you are a parent worried about bullying, Childline can help

Sunday, 15th November, 2020 12:39pm

By Rachel McCourty with one comment

Letter: Time for the Government to step in and nationalise ferry operators

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The handout to the ferry companies in the first lockdown "proves without doubt, that cross Solent Transport is in fact a special case", says Labour's Richard Quigley

Wednesday, 11th November, 2020 4:02pm

By Richard Quigley with 7 readers' comments

Letter: Government must afford Island commuters same right as rail commuters

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As the FastCat is preparing to be suspended later this week, this Isle of Wight commuter says the Government must afford Island commuters the same rights as rail commuters

Wednesday, 11th November, 2020 9:51am

By Lynn Lansbury with 2 readers' comments

Letter: We should be investing in St Mary’s Hospital and recognising the Island’s strength

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This reader believes the Isle of Wight's isolation is something to recognise, protect and cautiously capitalise on in light of Covid-19

Friday, 6th November, 2020 10:07am

By Hans Bromwich with 5 readers' comments

Letter: Is holiday hunger levelling up?

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Peter Shreeve from the NEU says their expectations on government appear to be set far too high. "After all, if you could relatively easily ensure that pupils didn’t go to bed hungry, why wouldn’t you?"

Tuesday, 3rd November, 2020 9:52am

By Peter Shreeve with 2 readers' comments

Invitation to sign Open Letter to Gavin Williamson, calling for free school meals in holidays for those that need them

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The National Education Union is asking people to sign an open letter to Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, calling on him to eradicate holiday hunger by providing Free School Meals (FSM) to all children who need them over the school holidays

Wednesday, 28th October, 2020 8:30am

By Peter Shreeve with 2 readers' comments

Letter: Ben’s spent 20 years building up his live events business. Read his heart-felt plea to Bob Seely to help the sector

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Ben Wilbee has spent the last 20 years training and learning skills, investing in a career that really makes peoples' lives better, only to be told by the Chancellor that his business is not considered 'viable' . He asks Bob Seely MP for help

Wednesday, 7th October, 2020 6:28pm

By Ben Wilbee with 6 readers' comments

Letter: It’s as if the NHS is trying to prevent people getting a flu vaccination

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This reader has been experiencing problems getting her flu jab this year and says it's "as if the NHS is trying to prevent people getting a flu vaccination"

Wednesday, 7th October, 2020 5:27pm

By Angela Hewitt with 8 readers' comments