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Letter: Time to properly fund the NHS and social care system

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Paul Schofield shares an open letter to the Isle of Wight MP and calls for proper funding for the NHS and the wider social care system.

Thursday, 12th January, 2017 10:21am

By Paul Schofield with 13 readers' comments

Letter: NSPCC Chief on how to keep children in sport safe from abuse

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NSPCC Chief Executive, Peter Wanless, writes about how parents can help protect their children from abuse when they play for sports clubs.

Wednesday, 11th January, 2017 3:32pm

By Peter Wanless

Call for Home Office action following death of prison officer

Nick Medlin

The sister of Nick Medlin, a prison officer who died following an assault in Ventnor on Christmas Eve, is demanding an explanation from the Government of how they intend to keep prison officers and their families safe at all times.

Monday, 2nd January, 2017 12:36pm

By Andrea Gray with 17 readers' comments

Letter: Fed up of being ‘fleeced’ by parking charges

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This Isle of Wight resident doesn't understand why he has to be 'fleeced' with parking charges every time he takes his kids out to the beach or park. He says it's time for the Isle of Wight council to bring their charges in line with neighbouring councils.

Wednesday, 14th December, 2016 11:58am

By Paul Dobson with 19 readers' comments

Letter: The Isle of Wight could be UK testing area for driverless cars. Good idea?

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Driverless cars are coming. With its closed boundary, the Isle of Wight could be a great testing area for this technology, bringing income, jobs and high tech companies to the Island, suggests an OnTheWight reader. Do you agree?

Saturday, 29th October, 2016 1:58pm

By Christopher Innis with 50 readers' comments

Letter: Why we’re concerned about a possible Solent Devolution Deal

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Conservative Isle of Wight councillor, Stuart Hutchinson, sets out why he (and colleagues) are concerned about the possible devolution deal with Southampton and Portsmouth.

Tuesday, 25th October, 2016 12:07pm

By Stuart Hutchinson with 27 readers' comments

Letter: Isle of Wight councillors ‘Get a grip please!’

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Independent Councillor for the Redbridge ward of Southampton City Council, Andrew Pope, shares this open letter to the Executive ahead of tonight's decision in relation to the Solent Devolution.

Monday, 24th October, 2016 12:40pm

By Andrew Pope with 4 readers' comments

Letter: Are your local postboxes in better condition than these?

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This reader says believes "it's not just the Isle of Wight Council (through Island Roads) who are blind to litter and shabby street signage, but the Royal Mail too".

Friday, 14th October, 2016 6:20pm

By Philippe Wines with 6 readers' comments

Letter: Not impressed with Lynnbottom ‘improvements’

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This reader believes the improvements at Lynnbottom tip are anything but. He says the process for getting rid of garden waste has led to longer waits and increased frustration.

Monday, 26th September, 2016 12:09pm

By Roger Cheesman with 3 readers' comments

Letter: Oi! Who’s pinched the view?

This is the view (or rather lack of it) from a popular advertised 'viewpoint' on the Isle of Wight. This reader ask whose responsibility it is to maintain the hedges to ensure that visitors and residents do actually see a view when they sit on the benches provided.

Thursday, 25th August, 2016 3:19pm

By Clive Odom with 5 readers' comments

Letter: The frustration of online delivery failures

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We've probably all experienced the problems of items ordered online not being delivered when we were told they were going to be, so many will sympathise with Brian's frustrations.

Monday, 8th August, 2016 3:23pm

By Brian Cannell with 5 readers' comments

Letter: Another East Cowes improvement tandem

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Following Red Funnel's Plan B approach to the expansion of their ferry terminal in East Cowes, one resident shares his ideas on a two phased approach.

Thursday, 4th August, 2016 8:43am

By Steven Goodman with 9 readers' comments