Sally Perry


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Sally Perry is Co-founder, Editor and Reporter at Isle of Wight News from OnTheWight.

Sally has been recognised nationally for her in-depth coverage of the three-week occupation of a factory by workers. As Journalism.co.uk commented at the time, “[they} gave the national and local media a run for its money with its comprehensive coverage of the industrial dispute".

She’s also been awarded for her dogged persistence in highlighting the plight of landlocked Ventnor Undercliff residents following a major landslide (over 200 articles in four+ years).

As well as covering local democracy and holding those in power to account for their decisions, OnTheWight is a champion of The Arts, regularly celebrating the creative talents of Islanders.

Ventnor councillors exasperated by lack of support from Isle of Wight Council: ‘We’re banging our heads against a brick wall,’ says Mayor

view of ventnor beach from the cascade

Ventnor Town Councillors say they believe the town is very low in the Isle of Wight council's priorities, with one councillor saying, "the town is being treated as the poor relation by the local authority"

Monday, 19th October, 2020 7:19pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Another rise in positive Coronavirus tests on the Isle of Wight

covid19 in test tube

It’s important to remember that positive Coronavirus tests on the Isle of Wight remain low in comparison to other areas, but numbers have been rising in the last few weeks. Details within

Monday, 19th October, 2020 5:06pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight live music and theatre organisations receive lifeline funding

swan levitt playing for socially distanced gig at Strings

This critical funding will ensure arts organisations can continue to bring joy to the local community, and will help them build a sustainable future.

Monday, 19th October, 2020 3:01pm

By Sally Perry

Interactive map shows positive Isle of Wight Coronavirus tests by area

covid-19 swab test

You can enter your postcode or just zoom into the Isle of Wight to see the areas where positive Covid-19 tests have been confirmed in the last seven days

Monday, 19th October, 2020 2:28pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

A sad farewell to the Vintage Yarmouth Boot Sale and Xmas Market

Montage of scenes from the Vintage Xmas Market

The hugely popular Vintage Boot Sale and beautifully curated Xmas Market are no more, announce the organiser from Yarmouth

Monday, 19th October, 2020 1:49pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Another slight rise in people testing positive for Coronavirus on the Isle of Wight

wash your hands graffiti

It's important to remember that positive Coronavirus tests on the Isle of Wight remain low in comparison to other areas, but numbers have been rising in the last few weeks. Details within

Monday, 19th October, 2020 8:00am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Will the Cowes Floating Bridge be back in service as planned? (Updated)

floating bridge suspended sign

News OnTheWight has been attempting to get a 'yes' or 'no' from the Isle of Wight council all day. So far they've not been able to confirm one way or the other

Friday, 16th October, 2020 4:14pm

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

Events OnTheWight now listing virtual events: Find out about (or add yours) today

events on the wight 16 october 2020

Isle of Wight events are starting to be posted to our event listings site, Events OnTheWight once again

Friday, 16th October, 2020 2:46pm

By Sally Perry

Close family connection to pioneering Victorian photographer for new Dimbola President and Vice President

Julian and Julia at Dimbola

The new President and Vice President at Dimbola Museum and Galleries have very close family connections to Julia Margaret Cameron. Details within

Friday, 16th October, 2020 10:17am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Learn to perform CPR on national Restart a Heart Day: Here’s how

Paul Gould and Claire Brookes

Performing CPR could be the difference between life and death for a family member, a colleague at work, or a stranger in the street. Find out more about perform CPR within

Friday, 16th October, 2020 7:39am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Another rise in the number of people testing positive for Coronavirus on the Isle of Wight

covid-19 face mask covering grafitti

News OnTheWight shares an update of the confirmed positive Coronavirus tests on the Isle of Wight

Thursday, 15th October, 2020 5:14pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight education union urges action from Bob Seely to help 7,300 Island children living in poverty

Scrabble letters spelling out Act Now surrounded by paperclips and pins

The letter was sent to Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, in the expectation that the Government is serious about ‘levelling up’ and will urgently take action

Thursday, 15th October, 2020 8:42am

By Sally Perry with one comment