Sally Perry

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

First time Cowes-Torquay-Cowes race winner in Cowes this weekend

thunderbolt in the water

Thunderbolt, the winner of the first Cowes-Torquay-Cowes race has just undergone a repaint and minor repairs and will be in Cowes this weekend, as will seven times world power boat racing champion, Richie Powers.

Wednesday, 23rd August, 2017 1:03pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor businesses invited to meeting about break-ins

Undercliff Drive - new key padlock on barriers

The meeting will be a chance for Ventnor businesses (whether they are members of the VBA or not) to come together to voice concerns and make positive suggestions.

Wednesday, 23rd August, 2017 11:39am

By Sally Perry

Find out whether you’ve won the Lifeboat Lotto this week

lifeboat lotto balls

Join the Isle of Wight 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 at the same time.

Wednesday, 23rd August, 2017 10:16am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures 23rd August 2017

Roadworks traffic light (Cowleaze)

If you’re out and about on Isle of Wight roads today (23rd August) find more out about possible travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures.

Wednesday, 23rd August, 2017 6:51am

By Sally Perry

Red Funnel wins appeal for ferry terminal expansion plan

east cowes plans

The application was originally rejected by the Isle of Wight council, but an appeal with the Planning Inspectorate has led to approval.

Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017 6:03pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

ASDA ‘Isle of White’ blooper goes national!

asda white bag by william egan - crop

It's not the first time a large company arriving on the Island has referred to it as the Isle of White, so why the interest from national newspapers on this one? Here's a recap of past ones. Got any to add?

Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017 3:58pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Cllr Ian Ward blames community for floating bridge coming into service too early (Updated)

floating bridge - cllrs boarding first journey - allan marsh

Cllr Ward, the Isle of Wight council cabinet member responsible for the floating bridge, made a series of claims today inc. only eight complaints had been received, not many people were dissatisfied, blaming activists. The BBC reporter's reaction was ... interesting.

Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017 2:25pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Police close main Wootton roads following serious traffic incident (updated)

police stop

The road has been closed and traffic is being diverted via Staplers, so expect some disruption to your journey this morning if you use that route. Our thoughts are with all those involved.

Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017 8:51am

By Sally Perry

Ofsted find Isle of Wight pre-school ‘Good’ in latest inspection

Row of coloured pencils

The Ofsted inspector found that parents and staff are well involved in children's learning at this Isle of Wight early years centre.

Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017 8:30am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures 22nd August 2017

road closed sign

If you’re out and about on Isle of Wight roads today (22nd August) find more out about possible travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures.

Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017 7:43am

By Sally Perry

A staggering £63m gambled on Isle of Wight high-stakes gaming machines in 2016

fobts

£63m was gambled and £2.9m was lost in FOBTs (Fixed Odds Betting Terminals) on the Isle of Wight last year according to figures published by Howard Reed of Landman Economics.

Monday, 21st August, 2017 9:25pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Binnel Studios welcome you to their Third Summer Exhibition

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Don't miss the third Summer Exhibition by artists at Binnel Studios. It takes place this coming bank holiday weekend in deepest, but delightful St Lawrence.

Monday, 21st August, 2017 8:08pm

By Sally Perry