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Letter: How are the super rich utility companies going to help during Coronavirus outbreak?

electricity pylons

This reader asks what help will be given by the ‘super rich’ utility companies to the families who are already in dire straits

Saturday, 21st March, 2020 10:25am

By Tony Griffiths with 8 readers' comments

Letter: Prosecute the ‘disgusting trash’ who panic buy

empty shelves in supermarket

Disgusted at the continual empty shelves in supermarkets, David Jacques says "it'is all too evident the British have totally lost the 'Blitz Spirit' of World War Two

Friday, 20th March, 2020 4:57pm

By David Jacques with 14 readers' comments

Open Letter: Two people write to Prime Minister calling for Isle of Wight quarantine

person holding fingers in cross

An Open Letter has been sent to the Prime Minister, MP, Leader of the Isle of Wight council and ferry companies calling for the Island to be quarantined. What are your thoughts?

Friday, 20th March, 2020 1:05pm

By Sally Perry with 23 readers' comments

Letter: Protecting the vulnerable of all ages from Coronavirus ought to be first priority of all public services

man washing hands

This reader believes in light of the Coronavirus outbreak in the UK, the vulnerable are not adequately protected - and that this ought to be the first priority of all our public services

Monday, 16th March, 2020 9:06am

By David Moorse with 9 readers' comments

Letter: Chancellor must recognise need for long-term investment in SEND support

rishi sunak on typewriter

The Government's own report on SEND support concluded that it has been let down by failures of implementation, …. confusion and at times unlawful practice, bureaucratic nightmares, buck-passing and a lack of accountability, strained resources, and ultimately dashed the hopes of many

Thursday, 12th March, 2020 7:47am

By Peter Shreeve with one comment

Letter: Considered vulnerable to Covid-19, but forced to work says 60+year-old pensionless pensioner

Island Buses:

This reader said it's time the government gave assurances to the 1950's-born women who are forced to work due to the last minute change to pension age, but appear to be in the vulnerable category for Covid-19

Monday, 9th March, 2020 6:40pm

By Cathy Elobeid with 11 readers' comments

Letter: Could retaining wall collapse be related to large number of trees being removed?

Belgrave road

This reader raises a theory that the large number of trees removed from a site in Ventnor could have had a knock-on effect on Belgrave Road

Monday, 9th March, 2020 1:12pm

By Anonymous with 4 readers' comments

Letter: Is replacing bike storage for seating on RedJet short-sightedness or greed? (updated)

Folding bike

This reader asks whether replacing the bike holding area on Red Jet 6 with seating was "short-sightedness or just greed"

Wednesday, 5th February, 2020 6:28pm

By Naomi with 5 readers' comments

Letter: The NHS is an incredible service to value and treasure

protect the nhs poster

Nicky says that when we hear stories about poor care, we also need to remember the NHS is an incredible service to value and treasure. They share this story of amazing care in the hands of the NHS

Monday, 3rd February, 2020 12:37pm

By Nicky Hayward with 4 readers' comments

Letter: Just because we can cut down a tree or hedge and destroy wildlife habitats, does it mean we should?

hedgehog in undergrowth

Naomi from Binstead says, "With demand for land for housing and agriculture, we need to start being responsible for our actions"

Tuesday, 28th January, 2020 4:23pm

By Naomi with 4 readers' comments

Letter: Your help needed to raise funds and awareness for children’s cancer charity

Clic Sargent logo

Ahead of World Cancer Day, Liz from Clic Sargent shares ways that Islanders can get involved to help this cancer charity for children and young people

Tuesday, 21st January, 2020 6:27pm

By Liz Blunt

Letter: Time for Yarmouth to remember that it’s no longer an island within an island

Save our School - parents and children

David Griffiths from Yarmouth counters Steve Cowley's letter, setting out what he believes are valid reasons to move Yarmouth School to Freshwater

Thursday, 2nd January, 2020 7:29am

By David Griffith