Sally Perry

Writer, reporter, editor, book-keeper and tea-maker at Isle of Wight News by OnTheWight.

Lorries stuck at floating bridge junction a ‘weekly problem’

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Residents in East Cowes want to know when something will be done about the weekly problem of lorries getting stuck on the junction by the Cowes Floating Bridge.

Friday, 17th August, 2018 6:23pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Plan to slash Ryde Pier waiting times ‘on hold’

Ryde Pier Toll charges

Wightlink had planned to reduce waiting times from one hour to 20 minutes from 26th June, but those plans have been put on hold says a spokesperson.

Thursday, 16th August, 2018 2:33pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Cowes Enterprise College: Students celebrate A-Level results

Image: Etienne Tracey, Beth Elliott, Charles Roberts, George Kermode

Overall, 15% of A levels were graded A* or A – up on last year’s figure – a third of exams were A* to B, and more than half of exams achieved A* to C.

Thursday, 16th August, 2018 1:46pm

By Sally Perry

Recruitment problems halt any new Alcohol Treatment referrals

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Difficulty recruiting qualified staff has resulted in the Island Recovery Integrated Service (IRIS) having to temporarily stop accepting new referrals into the Alcohol Treatment service.

Thursday, 16th August, 2018 6:10am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight roadworks and closures for 16th August 2018

Bath Road roadworks signage

If you’re out and about on Isle of Wight roads today (16th August) find out more about possible travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks

Thursday, 16th August, 2018 5:45am

By Sally Perry

‘Confidence lost in Ian Ward’s abilities’ over Floating Bridge issues says Cllr

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The Independent councillor for East Cowes says he's lost confidence in the Cabinet member's ability to address the ongoing issues with the floating bridge. East Cowes Business Association join the voices calling for action.

Wednesday, 15th August, 2018 1:51pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Have you won the Lifeboat Lotto? Here’s how to enter for your chance to win

Fan of 20 pound notes

Join the Independent Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000. It costs less than a tenner a month and you'll be helping local independent lifeboat stations.

Wednesday, 15th August, 2018 11:02am

By Sally Perry

Browns Family Golf and Cafe broken into twice this week

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Do you know anything about the two break-ins to Browns Family Golf and Cafe this week? If so, please get in touch with Police by calling 101 or Crimestoppers.

Wednesday, 15th August, 2018 10:56am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Young girls rescued by quick thinking RNLI crew during Fort Walk

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Thanks to the quick actions of an RNLI crew member, two young girls were saved from drowning when they went under the water on their way back from 'walking the fort'.

Wednesday, 15th August, 2018 10:36am

By Sally Perry

Silver Medals for Isle of Wight Mermaid Gin and HMS Victory Navy Strength Gin

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If you've tried Isle of Wight Distillery's Mermaid Gin or HMS Victory Navy Strength Gin you won't be surprised to hear they've picked up Silver Awards at the 2018 International Wine and Spirit Competition.

Wednesday, 15th August, 2018 9:34am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight bucking national trend with slight rise in those claiming out of work benefits

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There was a small unexpected rise in the number of Isle of Wight residents claiming out of work benefits in July.

Wednesday, 15th August, 2018 7:03am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight roadworks and closures for 15th August 2018

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If you’re out and about on Isle of Wight roads today (15th August) find out more about possible travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks

Wednesday, 15th August, 2018 6:54am

By Sally Perry