Sally Perry

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

‘Traitors to the British people’ Tweet now regretted says Isle of Wight Councillor

ian ward

Cllr Ian Ward has landed himself in the middle of Twitter storm after responding to a Conservative MP's Tweet by saying, “Those opposing the Government are traitors to the British people”.

Friday, 22nd June, 2018 5:34pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Let’s stop retailers blocking or charging extra for Isle of Wight parcel deliveries

bubble wrap and string

Quite a few retailers won't post items to the Isle of Wight, or charge lots extra. Clearly this is wrong. This Website aims to start a change for UK's islands.

Friday, 22nd June, 2018 12:00pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Don’t miss the Isle of Wight on BBC1’s Antiques Roadshow this Sunday

antiques roadshow

Tune in this weekend to see the episode of Antiques Roadshow that was filmed on the Isle of Wight last September.

Friday, 22nd June, 2018 9:23am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures for 22nd June 2018

Road closed roadworks

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

Friday, 22nd June, 2018 7:54am

By Sally Perry

Blooming marvellous! Exhibition at Quay Arts a must-see

Bloom at Quay Arts

The latest exhibition in The West Gallery is fabulous and well worth a look - but be quick, it closes on 30th June.

Thursday, 21st June, 2018 4:42pm

By Sally Perry

Fate of Umbrella Tree being discussed at tonight’s town council

umbrella tree

Residents fighting to save the iconic Umbrella Tree from destruction are urged to attend tonight's East Cowes Town Council meeting.

Thursday, 21st June, 2018 3:25pm

By Sally Perry

Seven-year-old Martha joins the Wight Trash Skate crew

martha and john skating green

This sparkly seven-year-old from the Isle of Wight has just been recruited to the Wight Trash skateboarding team. Check out these great videos of her awesome performance.

Thursday, 21st June, 2018 2:31pm

By Sally Perry

Events commemorating death of Russian Royal Family take place in East Cowes

Russian Royal Family

A host of events are planned for 6th-8th July, including concerts, a two-day exhibition, a Russian market, screening of archival footage, Orthodox Vespers and the unveiling of an incredible monument.

Thursday, 21st June, 2018 10:45am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures for 21st June 2018

road closed sign

If you’re out and about on Isle of Wight roads today (21st June) find out more about possible travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks.

Thursday, 21st June, 2018 7:39am

By Sally Perry

Latest OnTheWight questions on Wightlink’s new Pier charges bring surprising answers

taxi on pier

OnTheWight's been finding out further information from Wightlink about the car pier waiting times cut, including how waiting taxis will be affected and what happens if the FastCat is delayed - with surprising answers.

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018 6:58pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Floating Bridge: Council lift curfew but are noise levels now safe?

floating bridge from cowes

OK, the council is bringing back floating bridge crossings between 5am and 1.25am - but have they fixed the long-running noise pollution issues. OnTheWight gets answers from the Isle of Wight council. Read on ...

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018 2:39pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Join the Lifeboat Lotto to support our inshore rescue teams

Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat crew:

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 June, 2018 1:05pm

By Sally Perry