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Letter: Ryde Jobs, Yes! Bad Road Design, No!

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Cllr Lilley calls on the Isle of Wight council planning committee to refuse the "half-baked scheme" and urge the Regeneration Team to go back to the drawing board

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020 10:14am

By Michael Lilley with 5 readers' comments

Letter: It’s high time the Isle of Wight NHS was properly financed

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Despite the Government announcing they would write off all debt for NHS Trusts, the Isle of Wight NHS Trust remains in a "wholly unacceptable position" says this reader

Thursday, 17th September, 2020 1:29pm

By Hans Bromwich with 10 readers' comments

Letter: Organ donation is now opt-out: Let your family know your wishes

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The law on organ donation changed this year to allow more people to save more lives with an opt-out system. Details within

Friday, 4th September, 2020 3:54pm

By Andy Hollebon with 16 readers' comments

News OnTheWight today received this thank you from council, NHS and CCG chiefs for trusted reporting during Coronavirus crisis

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Heads of the Isle of Wight council, NHS Trust and CCG have sent this letter of thanks and recognition for our coverage during the Coronavirus pandemic. Thank you for thanking us

Thursday, 3rd September, 2020 6:59pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 12 readers' comments

Letter: Diamond Races ‘an extreme threat to safety and well-being of residents, families, cyclists and walkers’

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This readers believes the Isle of Wight TT - Diamond Races would be "an extreme threat to the safety and well being of the residents, and the many families, cyclists and walkers the Island has worked so hard to attract"

Monday, 24th August, 2020 1:09pm

By Lydia Fulleylove with 30 readers' comments

Letter: Here are the new features of the Test and Trace App and how they will help tackle Covid-19

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The MD of the new Test and Trace App explains the new features of the App and why he believes the Island should embrace it

Friday, 21st August, 2020 3:20pm

By Simon Thompson with 4 readers' comments

Letter: Robust system must be urgently developed for 2021 GCSE and A-Levels

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Peter Shreeve of the NEU says robust systems must now be urgently developed to ensure that the 2021 grade awarding process for GCSE and A-levels is reliable, valid and secure

Wednesday, 19th August, 2020 5:42pm

By Peter Shreeve with one comment

Letter: The dreams of thousands of teenagers have been crushed by the Government’s incompetence

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An Isle of Wight parent shares his open letter to Isle of Wight Conservative MP, Bob Seely on the subject of the Government's handling of the A-Level and GCSE grading

Sunday, 16th August, 2020 1:17pm

By Nick Stuart with 15 readers' comments

Letter: Isle of Wight Greens, LibDems and progressive independents need to make an electoral agreement

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The Independent Labour councillor, Geoff Brodie, believes it's time for the Isle of Wight Greens, LibDems and progressive independents to make an electoral agreement not to stand against each other next May in the council elections

Sunday, 16th August, 2020 11:40am

By Geoff Brodie with 9 readers' comments

Letter: Isle of Wight Council and Police have much work to do addressing road safety implications of TT

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Naomi believes the Isle of Wight Council and Police have a lot of work to do ensuring the TT event does not lead to our 'killed and seriously injured' statistics rivaling those of the Isle of Man

Friday, 14th August, 2020 4:47pm

By Naomi Hyland with 5 readers' comments

Plea for Isle of Wight MP to ensure ‘GCSE injustice’ does not take place next week

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Richard Quigley is calling on the Isle of Wight MP to do everything he can to prevent a GCSE injustice taking place next week

Friday, 14th August, 2020 12:43pm

By Richard Quigley with one comment

Letter: A massive cultural change is needed at the ballot box

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This reader believes the people can help create a massive cultural change, assigning "present day miscreants to the dust of time"

Monday, 10th August, 2020 2:42pm

By Hans Bromwich with 21 readers' comments