Solent WASPI wins support from Hampshire County Council

HCC Solent WASPI group

The council across the water join others calling on the Government to support the notion of compensation payments for women born in the 1950s.

Monday, 3rd June, 2019 8:39am

By Shelagh Simmons

Green Party say their strongest candidate for Whippingham ward unable to stand due to age restriction

cameron palin whippingham

Due to the restriction of being unable to stand their strongest candidate, the IW Green Party will not be putting forward another candidate in June.

Thursday, 23rd May, 2019 12:43pm

By Vix Lowthion with 2 readers' comments

New service set up to replace Isle of Wight Local Area Coordinators

helping hand

The discontinued service has been revived as a community-owned organisation, called the LAC Isle of Wight Community Interest Company.

Thursday, 16th May, 2019 5:03pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Cross-party call for Isle of Wight council to declare a Climate Emergency and reduce carbon emissions

climate emergency banner by chris jones of chemical garden

A motion led by Green councillor, Michael Lilley - to be seconded by Conservative councillor - is calling on the Isle of Wight council to commit to urgent action to reduce carbon emissions on the Island.

Thursday, 2nd May, 2019 9:49am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight’s CHAMPS sign three album record deal with BMG

champs by hollie fernando

The record deal with the US arm of BMG is sure to take Isle of Wight CHAMPS on an exciting and rewarding journey.

Sunday, 28th April, 2019 3:39pm

By Sally Perry

Don’t fall for Isle of Wight damp treatment and insulation scam

IWASP logo

If you receive a call saying your "property has been flagged up as eligible” tell the salesman to buzz off.

Thursday, 18th April, 2019 6:35pm

By IW Council Press Office

Tropical fish sales lands pet shop owner in hot water (and with a £2,500 fine)

tropical fish in a bowl

A Pet Shop licence had been refused after a vet was concerned about the levels of care.

Thursday, 18th April, 2019 5:53pm

By IW Council Press Office

New drop-in advice session for Upper Ventnor

men talking

The joint initiative from Southern Housing Group, POA Learning and Ventnor Town Council is designed to improve access to advice and guidance for residents.

Friday, 5th April, 2019 9:45am

By Tony McCarthy

Isle of Wight NHS spends more than £1.1m on management consultants

St mary's hospital

£23m in the red, an FOI request reveals the Isle of Wight NHS trust spent more than £1.1m on management consultants whilst services were cut.

Thursday, 28th March, 2019 5:34pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

School Cuts analysis shows £11.5m cut from Isle of Wight school budgets since 2015


Figures indicate a loss of over £1 million in some larger secondary schools and the NEU says there needs to be a reversal of cuts to school budgets

Thursday, 28th March, 2019 4:02pm

By Peter Shreeve with one comment

Solent LEP launches Brexit tool for businesses

computer keyboard and paperwork

The Solent BREXIT Toolkit will take about 15 minutes to complete and will highlight resources and events available to your business’s specific requirements.

Thursday, 28th March, 2019 2:32pm

By Stuart Hunt

Mountbatten offers bereavement support


The service is open to anyone who has experienced the death of someone close to them – no matter where they are, or how the person died.

Thursday, 28th March, 2019 1:42pm

By Emma Topping