Sally Perry

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

Family’s appeal after planter stolen from grave

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Justine is appealing for any information about the planter that was stolen from the grave of her grandson. Have you seen it?

Monday, 17th December, 2018 1:02pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Met Office issue severe weather warning for the Isle of Wight

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Oh dear, according to the Met Office more rain is on its way to the Isle of Wight. Coastal areas could also see wind gusts of 50-60 miles per hour. Details within.

Monday, 17th December, 2018 9:49am

By Sally Perry

Ryde road closed for emergency water mains repair

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Diversions are in place whilst emergency water mains repairs take place.

Monday, 17th December, 2018 9:11am

By Sally Perry

WATCH: Isle of Wight paramedics perform ’12 days of NHS Christmas’

12 days of christmas

This great video acts as a novel reminder that many people have to continue working over the holidays, whilst the rest of us put our feet up in front of film and stuff our faces with nuts and chocolates

Friday, 14th December, 2018 3:27pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight council respond to their Amazon spending claims (Updated)

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The Isle of Wight council respond to claims from Island Labour that "significant amounts of money that could be kept on the Island and might even be the difference between local businesses thriving or dying are routinely being spent on companies like Amazon".

Friday, 14th December, 2018 11:22am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Weather warning for rain and wind could affect mainland driving

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Driving west on the mainland tomorrow? Take note of this severe weather warning from the Met Office.

Friday, 14th December, 2018 10:04am

By Sally Perry

Fire crews attend Isle of Wight ferry (updated)

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Five fire crews from the mainland attended a fire in the engine room of the Isle of Wight ferry.

Friday, 14th December, 2018 9:49am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight chemists: Christmas and New Year opening times

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Today (Friday) is the last day to order repeat prescriptions from your GP in order to ensure your order is fulfilled before Christmas. See also details of pharmacies that will be open over the festive period.

Friday, 14th December, 2018 8:41am

By Sally Perry

Residents take large inflatable biscuit to Bembridge Parish Council meeting

A collection of Bembridge residents took a large inflatable biscuit to Bembridge Parish Council meeting to show their support for their fellow resident who previously got into trouble for offering biscuits to the clerk.

Thursday, 13th December, 2018 6:42pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Body found after house fire in Porchfield

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Following an intense fire in Porchfield last night (Wednesday), the sad news that a body has been found has emerged.

Thursday, 13th December, 2018 11:37am

By Sally Perry with one comment

David’s dedication to fundraising helps vital charities

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David Rogers from All About Catering in Cowes has been dressing up as Father Christmas and raising money for two great charities since 2015, after his best friend's life was saved by firefighters and air ambulance crew. Have you spotted him yet?

Wednesday, 12th December, 2018 9:14am

By Sally Perry

Give a Lifeboat Lotto gift this Christmas

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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, 12th December, 2018 8:24am

By Sally Perry