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Letter: Are we really going to be ‘stronger out’ Mr Turner?

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Despite Isle of Wight MP, Andrew Turner's claim, Vix Lowthion (Isle of Wight Green Parety Leader) says it's not at all clear that we will be ‘stronger out’ of the EU.

Friday, 17th March, 2017 8:23am

By Vix Lowthion with 64 readers' comments

Letter: Why the threat to the NHS is real

Frank James Hospital

Steven Goodman invites readers to join him and others at the Frank James Hospital in East Cowes on Saturday to celebrate five years of campaigning to protect the former hospital - whilst those at the London event urge politicians to protect the NHS.

Thursday, 2nd March, 2017 6:41pm

By Steven Goodman with 4 readers' comments

Letter: Undercliff Drive resident expresses scepticism over Leader’s ‘promise’

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This resident on Undercliff Drive says after years of discussions, studies, surveys, the present solution has been arrived at. She's sceptical of the council Leader's promises to reopen the road - suggesting the upcoming election might have a bearing.

Monday, 20th February, 2017 8:15am

By Lois Jennings with 11 readers' comments

Letter: East Cowes has ‘clearly become a battle ground for developers’

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East Cowes town councillor, Karl Love, is worried the town has become the battle ground for developers on the Island and its townspeople are getting caught up in the middle.

Saturday, 11th February, 2017 9:22am

By Cllr Karl Love with 27 readers' comments

Letter: Parents should not be penalised with rise of Floating Bridge charges

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With the cost for pedestrians set to rise by 50% on the Cowes Floating Bridge - which makes a profit each year - East Cowes councillor, Luisa Hillard, says it's unfair that families should be financially penalised through no fault of their own.

Friday, 10th February, 2017 2:39pm

By Luisa Hillard with 21 readers' comments

Letter: Parents urged to consider the unintended consequences of taking holidays in termtime

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This reader - a former teacher - shares her view of pupils being taken out of school during term time for family holidays. She explains the unintended consequences, which include not just missing parts of the syllabus.

Thursday, 9th February, 2017 3:12pm

By Anonymous with 18 readers' comments

Letter: Advice and support not just for Safer Internet Day

Children on a tablet

Whilst Safer Internet Day is a special day to promote conversations with our children about online safety, remember the NSPCC is there all year round to answer your questions and provide support to keep children safe online.

Tuesday, 7th February, 2017 8:45am

By Colin Peak

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 19 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

Parking Meter

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 20 readers' comments

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

Self driving car

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