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Letter To The Editor: Independent Island Website Launched

Letter To The Editor: Independent Island Website Launched

A new website set up by and Islander in the run up to the 2012 local elections.

Monday, 30th April, 2012 11:44am

By Dave Quigley with 22 readers' comments

Letter To The Editor: Bureaucracy Don’t You Just Love It?

Letter To The Editor: Bureaucracy Don’t You Just Love It?

David Nove shares his views on the proposed changes to Child Benefit and how it will affect the administration costs.

Monday, 26th March, 2012 9:26am

By David Nove with 4 readers' comments

Letter To The Editor: Memories Of A Council Without Political Motivation

Letter To The Editor: Memories Of A Council Without Political Motivation

VB Reader Ken Thomas remembers a time when there was no political involvement in the local council. People stood to represent their community in the hope of making improvements without any political motivation.

Friday, 23rd March, 2012 10:35am

By Ken Thomas with 26 readers' comments

Tanja Rebel’s Open Letter To Chairman Of The Isle Of Wight Council

Tanja Rebel’s Open Letter To Chairman Of The Isle Of Wight Council

Yesterday's outburst by a member of public was driven by frustration that there was not enough time to ask questions. In this open letter to the Chairman of the IWC, Tanja Rebel is asking for time to be properly allocated to both written and oral public questions.

Thursday, 22nd March, 2012 8:36am

By Tanja Rebel with 8 readers' comments

Letter To The Editor: The UK’s Broken Democracy and the Health & Social Care Bill

Letter To The Editor: The UK’s Broken Democracy and the Health & Social Care Bill

Mark Lansbury shares an open letter sent to Andrew Turner a couple of weeks ago, urging him to Vote against the Health & Social Care Bill. The bill will be discussed again today in the Commons after the Shadow Health Secretary secured a 90 minute debate.

Tuesday, 20th March, 2012 8:20am

By Mark Lansbury with 16 readers' comments

Letter To The Editor: Let’s Hear It for John’s Club

Letter To The Editor: Let’s Hear It for John’s Club

One reader shares her thoughts on the great work carried out by volunteers for John's Club.

Thursday, 15th March, 2012 8:47am

By Becky Haydock with 9 readers' comments

Letter To The Editor: Prevent A Music DisService

Letter To The Editor: Prevent A Music DisService

In response to the proposed recommended changes to the Island's Music Service, an amateur Island musician shares with us her argument for keeping peripatetic music teachers, citing that poorer children wouldn't be able to afford music lessons and the quality of Island music education would drop immensely.

Tuesday, 13th March, 2012 6:29pm

By Anonymous with 13 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Music Service: London Organ Scholar On Music Accessibility

Isle of Wight Music Service: London Organ Scholar On Music Accessibility

20 year old Richard Hall explains why he thinks the Isle of Wight Music Service is so important.

Tuesday, 13th March, 2012 12:13pm

By Richard Hall with 7 readers' comments

Letter To The Editor: Updating Your Driving Licence Photo

Letter To The Editor: Updating Your Driving Licence Photo

Did you know that the photo on your driving licence needs to be updated every ten years? Neither did we. If you fail to (at a cost of £20) you could face a large fine.

Monday, 12th March, 2012 2:01pm

By Peter Milne with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Music Service: Soprano Soloist Evelyn Tubb On Why It Must Be Protected

Isle of Wight Music Service: Soprano Soloist Evelyn Tubb On Why It Must Be Protected

Internationally famous soprano soloist Evelyn Tubb explains the importance of the Isle of Wight Music Service and why it should be protected.

Monday, 12th March, 2012 9:54am

By Evelyn Tubb with 23 readers' comments

Letter to the Editor: Would A Fixed Link Encourage More Business?

Letter to the Editor: Would A Fixed Link Encourage More Business?

One VB reader asks what other readers think about the idea of a fixed link

Tuesday, 6th March, 2012 9:47am

By Ken Thomas with 97 readers' comments

Letter To The Editor: Disgraceful State of Public Toilets

Letter To The Editor: Disgraceful State of Public Toilets

VB reader Barry shares his views on the state of public toilets on the Island.

Thursday, 1st March, 2012 12:41pm

By Barry Chantler with 16 readers' comments