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Letter: Concerns that people with disabilities could have ferry services impacted after EU-exit law changes (updated)

Here’s Matt Smith’s letter to the MP where he lays out what he thinks could be the unintended consequence of recent law changes after Brexit that would impact people with disabilities travelling across the Solent

Friday, 8th January, 2021 3:54pm

By Matthew Smith with one comment

Letter: If ferry companies are going to accept subsidies they should have turned away non-essential travellers

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This letter writer believes that the ferry companies should have been asking the reason why passengers booked to travel with them, as well as what tier they were travelling from

Friday, 8th January, 2021 10:32am

By Anonymous with 6 readers' comments

Letter: Here’s my list of new criteria MPs should pass before selection

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This reader believes that there should be new criteria for MPs before they are selected. See if you agree with his list

Wednesday, 6th January, 2021 6:05pm

By Peter Geach with 35 readers' comments

Letter: Can ‘due course’ be today Prime Minister?

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This letter writer says of the Prime Minister, "Dithering is making the situation worse for schools, pupils, staff and the communities, in which they live"

Monday, 4th January, 2021 1:11pm

By Peter Shreeve with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight hospital treating more Covid-19 patients than at any point during pandemic, says NHS Trust CEO

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Maggie Oldham - Isle of Wight NHS Trust CEO - is urging Islanders to do their bit to help stop the spread of Covid-19, without which will see our health and social care services put under unbearable pressure

Thursday, 31st December, 2020 5:17pm

By Maggie Oldham with 3 readers' comments

Open letter from Isle of Wight NHS Trust CEO to community, patients and colleagues

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The CEO of Isle of Wight NHS Trust shares this open letter with Island residents about the Covid-19 fight we have ahead of us

Thursday, 24th December, 2020 9:13pm

By Maggie Oldham with 23 readers' comments

Letter: Companies that force us to pay online should protect us from cybercrime

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Angela Hewitt shares a letter she's sent to the Isle of Wight MP, arguing that the cost of online protection should be met by the companies that force us to pay online

Saturday, 19th December, 2020 11:09am

By Angela Hewitt with 6 readers' comments

Letter: Please use your headlights when driving through fog

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This reader was concerned to see many cars driving on Isle of Wight roads without their headlights during today's fog

Monday, 7th December, 2020 5:37pm

By Paul Carter with 3 readers' comments

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 32 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 12 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