Sally Perry

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

Sixth formers collaborate with Wyatt and Jack to avoid school banners going to landfill

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A group of young people at Ryde School - who work hard to raise awareness of environmental issues - recently teamed up with Isle of Wight small business, Wyatt and Jack, to collaborate on a project aimed at reducing what goes into landfill.

Wednesday, 20th February, 2019 3:51pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

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


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, 20th February, 2019 11:20am

By Sally Perry

East Cowes host four-days of festivities for 200th anniversary of birth of Queen Victoria

victorian costume

This four-day event will celebrate all that’s good about the town of East Cowes, its people and local history. Find out more about what to expect and how you can help.

Wednesday, 20th February, 2019 9:40am

By Sally Perry

Council tax rise, overnight parking charges and more: See the detail


Papers with the finalised detail of the Isle of Wight council budget for 2019-20 have been issued by officers ahead of next week's big budget meeting. See the detail in the council papers within.

Tuesday, 19th February, 2019 4:37pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Southern Vectis increase some fares by double the rate of inflation

Pound coins

Although some fares are being frozen, Freedom tickets and multi-day bundles are subject to increases from next month, some double the rate of inflation.

Tuesday, 19th February, 2019 2:06pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Malfunction on floating bridge takes it out of service

floating bridge out of service

The Isle of Wight council advised earlier this morning that the Cowes floating bridge was out of service due to a malfunction. A passenger launch is in operation. Vehicles are diverted via Newport.

Tuesday, 19th February, 2019 9:55am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Latest figures: Isle of Wight out of work benefits and universal credit

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There’s been another rise in the number of Isle of Wight residents claiming out of work benefits, and a rise of 280 since same time last year. The figures now also include new Universal Credit claimants.

Tuesday, 19th February, 2019 9:38am

By Sally Perry

Take part in the Star Count and don’t miss Friday’s event

orion's belt

Take part in the CPRE star count and head to the Isle of Wight Observatory later this week to learn more about star gazing.

Monday, 18th February, 2019 5:21pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight councillor announces intention to stand for Parliament

Karl Love - Portrait cropped

The Isle of Wight councillor says that he'll bring something new to politics and that his passion for the Island means he'll always try his best for the community.

Monday, 18th February, 2019 1:00pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Islanders for Europe report ‘overwhelming success’ from awareness raising in Ryde

islanders for europe cake - feb 2019

Islanders for Europe hailed their street stall in Ryde last weekend as an overwhelming success, and invite others to join them on the rally and march in London next month.

Monday, 18th February, 2019 12:39pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Young Isle of Wight photographer tells us, ‘Enjoy what you’re doing and always challenge yourself’

Blossom and trees by Ethan Drummon-Harris

Continuing OnTheWight's series about young Islanders doing positive things with their lives, we introduce Ethan Drummond-Harris. A 14-year-old who, despite his ADHD diagnosis, is finding his way in life through doing the things he loves. He shares some thoughts and photos with us here.

Sunday, 17th February, 2019 11:01am

By Sally Perry

Isle Create shine a light beautifully on Isle of Wight’s creative talent

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The guys at Skinny Mammoth Media have created a series of beautifully shot, thought provoking short films, shining a light on the Isle of Wight's diverse and inspirational creative talent.

Friday, 15th February, 2019 6:52pm

By Sally Perry