Sally Perry

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

See the glorious Isle of Wight on Penelope Keith’s new coastal villages series

penelope keith and Dave Wheeler

The Isle of Wight looks absolutely gorgeous on Penelope Keith's new series on ITV featuring coastal villages around the UK. You can watch again if you missed it earlier this week.

Friday, 15th December, 2017 5:42pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Christmas jumper day raises cash for children and homeless

Jumpers 1

Well done to staff at Island Roads who raised money for two great causes today on their Christmas Jumper Day.

Friday, 15th December, 2017 5:29pm

By Sally Perry

Floating Bridge: Awaiting delivery and fitting of ‘part’ before resuming (updated)

floaty and crane

The floating bridge came back into service on Monday morning, was suspended by Wednesday evening and is still out of action today (Friday).

Friday, 15th December, 2017 10:37am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures 15th December 2017

roadworks on the Isle of Wight

If you’re out and about on Isle of Wight roads today (15th December) find out more about possible travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures.

Friday, 15th December, 2017 6:47am

By Sally Perry

Miami show for Isle of Wight potter’s latest exquisite work

sue and sebastian

Highly acclaimed Isle of Wight potter, Sue Paraskeva, has recently collaborated with Sebastian Cox for a show in Miami. See her work and read the Crafts Council interview.

Thursday, 14th December, 2017 5:12pm

By Sally Perry

Portrait by Isle of Wight photographer on billions of £10 notes

the ten pound note

Amazing! For 15+ years you, and most of England, walked around with a portrait taken by Isle of Wight photographer in your pocket - on a £10 note.

Thursday, 14th December, 2017 12:45pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Future of Isle of Wight Duke of Edinburgh awards secured

d of e cycling

The council’s provider licence for Duke of Edinburgh awards has been reissued and Island young people will continue to be able to take part.

Thursday, 14th December, 2017 12:14pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Charities invited to hotel clearance today (Thursday)

ocean hotel

Charities, the homeless or needy are invited to head to The Ocean Hotel today to see whether any of the items in the hotel clearance would be of use to them.

Thursday, 14th December, 2017 11:08am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Floating Bridge suspended following problem with ramp (update 3)

floating bridge suspended

Just three days after coming back into service the Cowes Floating Bridge has been suspended due to technical problems.

Thursday, 14th December, 2017 8:20am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures 14th December 2017

Road closed block

If you’re out and about on Isle of Wight roads today (14th December) find out more about possible travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures.

Thursday, 14th December, 2017 6:47am

By Sally Perry

Tilt shift train: Our Flickr Group Picture of the Week

Tilt shift train line

We love the tilt shift process and reckon it works really well with this shot of an Island Line train taken and shared with us by Emma Gee.

Wednesday, 13th December, 2017 4:58pm

By Sally Perry

Rise in those claiming out of work benefits on the Isle of Wight

Job seeking

Figures for the number of Isle of Wight residents claiming out of work benefits in November 2017 have been released.

Wednesday, 13th December, 2017 2:30pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments