Sally Perry


Sally Perry is co-owner, reporter and editor at Isle of Wight News from OnTheWight.

The publication has built up a large and trusting audience, not only on the Island, but also around the world, helping IW ex-pats stay in touch with Island news.

Sally has been recognised nationally for her in-depth coverage of the three-week occupation of a factory by workers. As 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.

Small rise in number of official confirmed Isle of Wight Coronavirus cases

st mary's hospital

The latest rise comes as St Mary's Hospital gears up for a increase of positive cases over the coming days and weeks

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 4:04pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Details on how St Mary’s is ramping up increased ICU capacity and new Isolation Wards

st mary's hospital

Military planners have been involved in identifying sites for any further significant increase in additional beds, but in the meantime IW NHS have been working hard ramping up at St Mary's Hospital

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 1:33pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight council defer decision on tidal centre

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The Isle of Wight council were set to approve the further investment to assist with renewal of licences and leases for the tidal energy scheme off the coast of St Catherine's Point

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 11:16am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Met Service offer new daily pollen forecast

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As well as the new daily pollen forecast, the IW Met Service also provide a helpful month-by-month pollen guide

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 10:03am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Third patient tested positive for Coronavirus has died


Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the third patient testing positive to Coronavirus to pass away

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 8:47am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Clap for our Carers and all other key workers

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Get out on your doorsteps, open your windows or stand on your balconies to join in round of applause for NHS staff and key workers helping to keep the country going in light of Covid-19

Thursday, 2nd April, 2020 5:49pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Number of officially confirmed Isle of Wight Coronavirus cases now 17

hospital beds

St Mary’s is gearing up to dramatically increase the number of beds available

Thursday, 2nd April, 2020 4:43pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Proposals to freeze credit card and loan payments for up to three months on the table

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If confirmed, these measures will provide a short-term, temporary stop-gap, for a period of up to three months

Thursday, 2nd April, 2020 1:42pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Bob Seely on his return from London and responsible self-isolation

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News OnTheWight has been in touch with Bob Seely about his return from London, self-isolation and if he’s been tested, after readers sent us questions

Thursday, 2nd April, 2020 10:17am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight GP patients to see change in how, and where, treated during Coronavirus outbreak

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The new measures are being introduced to ensure those in greatest need to receive the best, safest care as quickly as possible

Thursday, 2nd April, 2020 9:56am

By Sally Perry with one comment

More info in coming days say NHS Trust, as they prepare for up to 200 additional beds for Coronavirus patients

st mary's hospital

St Mary's hospital prepare for a rise in the number of patients with Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Wednesday, 1st April, 2020 8:33pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Hovertravel to continue vital cross-Solent services

Hovertravel - finalist in Ukinbound Awards

The Head of Hovertravel says that all ferry companies are demonstrating they're united in their mission to ensure the Isle of Wight remains connected

Wednesday, 1st April, 2020 3:31pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments