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.

Infection survey shows Covid-19 rising fastest amongst primary age pupils

coronavirus cases age chart showing high transmission in young people

The National Education Union say the "Government cannot continue to ignore this report" and "must act to stop the role of schools in the transmission of Coronavirus"

Monday, 25th January, 2021 9:15am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight chippies donate 400 items to Foodbank

MB Carpentry Foodbank donations - in the donation boxes and receipt

With some time in between jobs, the team at MB Carpentry headed off to the supermarket to buy and donate 400 items to Isle of Wight Foodbank

Monday, 25th January, 2021 8:51am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Three-year-old Eden to ride 100 miles in 100 days for charity

Eden on horseback

This three-year-old from Sandown, Isle of Wight takes on challenge to ride 100 miles in 100 days for charity

Monday, 25th January, 2021 8:26am

By Sally Perry

Latest update of Isle of Wight Coronavirus figures

illustation of person having covid-19 test by United Nations

An update on the number of positive Covid-19 tests, deaths and hospital admissions on the Isle of Wight, including graphs showing trend over last two weeks

Sunday, 24th January, 2021 6:10pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Profile: Abi Wheeler, Creative Director of Ryde Arts

Portrait of Abi Wheeler

Taking to the helm in late 2019, Isle of Wight artist Abi Wheeler sets out her vision for the future of Ryde Arts and the importance of collaboration during such a disorientating time

Sunday, 24th January, 2021 1:45pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Latest Isle of Wight Coronavirus figures

Lab technician testing antigen

An update on the number of positive Covid-19 tests, deaths and hospital admissions on the Isle of Wight, including graphs showing trend over last two weeks

Sunday, 24th January, 2021 10:18am

By Sally Perry

Found: Man missing man from Ryde

Police officer at control centre - west midlands police

Sean has now been found.

Sunday, 24th January, 2021 10:09am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight tourism businesses finalists in Beautiful South Awards

Camp Wight - Dome

As for many others, it's been an incredibly hard year for tourism businesses on the Isle of Wight. These awards shine a light on those who strive to make their tourism offering the very best it can be

Friday, 22nd January, 2021 5:47pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Daily number of Isle of Wight positive Coronavirus tests

Covid-19 letters from typewriter by United Nations

See today’s update on the number of positive Covid-19 tests, deaths and hospital admissions on the Isle of Wight, including graphs showing trend over last two weeks

Friday, 22nd January, 2021 4:39pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight test centre still seeing people with mainland postcodes – but it’s tiny

covid-19 drive through testing centre - person standing at door of car with clipboard

The Covid-19 virus thrives on social contact - more social contact leads to rising cases, which leads to more hospital admissions and tragically, more people dying

Friday, 22nd January, 2021 8:21am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Graze It deliver boxes of cakes to hospital wards as thank you from the community

Parita Patel with boxes at Hospital

Parita has been delivering freshly cooked meals to the hospital throughout the pandemic as a thank you to NHS staff, this latest offering of boxes of baked goods put smiles on lots of faces

Thursday, 21st January, 2021 6:33pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Update on daily number of Isle of Wight positive Coronavirus tests and deaths

Giving the covid vaccine

See today’s update on the number of positive Covid-19 tests, deaths and hospital admissions on the Isle of Wight, including graphs showing trend over last two weeks

Thursday, 21st January, 2021 5:36pm

By Sally Perry