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.

Unions join forces after plans to axe 15 jobs at Sandown school revealed

Exterior of The Bay

One staff member said they were I "appalled by the treatment of the staff over the past few years", as the future of 15 jobs is under threat in latest consultation

Wednesday, 21st April, 2021 5:54pm

By Sally Perry

Join the Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000

lifeboat lotto balls

Join the Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000. It costs less than £10pm and you’ll be helping independent lifeboat stations

Wednesday, 21st April, 2021 3:17pm

By Sally Perry

Watch: The Beast Must Die official trailer

women standing by cars eating chips

The upcoming TV series, The Beast Must Die, filmed on the Isle of Wight released its official trailer today

Tuesday, 20th April, 2021 6:52pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Weekly update of Isle of Wight Covid-19 figures: Positive tests, deaths, age breakdown and hospitalisations (updated)

scrabble letters spelling out stay safe

News OnTheWight shares the weekly results of confirmed positive Coronavirus tests and deaths on the Isle of Wight, as well as hospital admissions and age breakdowns

Tuesday, 20th April, 2021 10:13am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Fall in number of Isle of Wight residents seeking out of work benefits

young people looking at a laptop

See within for the number of Isle of Wight residents seeking out of work benefits or Universal Credit in the last month, broken down between sex and age groups

Tuesday, 20th April, 2021 9:12am

By Sally Perry

Town Mayor strongly objects to his title being used on candidate’s election leaflet

Close up of a mayoral chain

Town Mayor was not happy with candidate after finding his official title being used as support in election leaflet

Monday, 19th April, 2021 8:20pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Green Party candidate accused of ‘illegal practice’ by Chair of IW Conservatives: Accusation refuted

Angry Birds toys

Things can get heated during elections. They certainly got spikey in this email exchange today

Monday, 19th April, 2021 6:55pm

By Sally Perry with 24 readers' comments

Proposal for network of ‘Quiet Roads’ announced in South and West Wight

Doug Alldred & Claire Critchison Green Party Candidates standing in front of water mill

These two election candidates believe a Quiet Roads Network in the South and West Wight would give vulnerable leisure users a safer set of roads to use, leaving the main roads clearer for motorists

Monday, 19th April, 2021 1:39pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Don’t miss Ryde’s Spring Windows: Art installations in shop windows

New carnival Company's Spring Window

The sun is shining and the forecast is great for the weekend, so why not head to Ryde and check out these three great art installations

Friday, 16th April, 2021 2:10pm

By Sally Perry

These Isle of Wight pubs open this weekend after 2021 lockdown (updated)

Crown Inn Shorwell

Looking for a place to meet friends Friday/ this weekend? Here are over 60 Isle of Wight pubs that News OnTheWight knows are open. Have fun!

Friday, 16th April, 2021 12:16pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Road Races: Not happening in 2021. Here’s why

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Isle of Wight Road Races 2021 seemed to be progressing - until today

Friday, 16th April, 2021 11:37am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Opposition mounting for plans to convert heritage shop for residential use

The Candy Shop front

The Town Council, Business Association and local Heritage groups are among those opposing the plans

Friday, 16th April, 2021 9:25am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments