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.

Petition calls for charter boat to service commuters during annual catamaran refit, or reduction in cost of season tickets

new catamarans

Those who rely on the high-speed catamaran service for commuting say Wightlink should provide a charter service or adjust the charges

Monday, 27th January, 2020 5:58pm

By Sally Perry

Belgrave Road Landslip: ‘Public safety our priority,’ says Isle of Wight council

Netting in place in belgrave road

The Isle of Wight council says that public safety remains their priority

Monday, 27th January, 2020 3:53pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Diversion in place as road closed for drainage repairs

road closed sign

The emergency closure has been put in place to allow repairs to the drainage

Monday, 27th January, 2020 10:24am

By Sally Perry

How to get involved in the Mid-Supper Night’s Dream fundraiser for Naturezones

A scene from A midsummer-night's dream (1874)

It's not a typo - Naturezones are planning this new concept in performing the Bard's magical romantic and environmental play. Find out more within

Monday, 27th January, 2020 9:09am

By Sally Perry

Minister commits to helping Isle of Wight business seeking export finance

Liz Truss visiting South Wraxall

The Minister said she'd be very happy to look at the case for the Isle of Wight business and make sure they're getting the support they need

Friday, 24th January, 2020 1:12pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Boundary Commission Review, recommending two MPs for the Isle of Wight, could be scrapped

Isle of Wight - National election boundary changes - Final recommendations - Sept 2018

Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, says he'll reserve judgement until more detailed plans are published

Friday, 24th January, 2020 11:20am

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

If you see these angel wings around the Isle of Wight this is what they mean

tom holding the angel wings logo

Angel wing window stickers are available now in return for a donation to the Wight Brainy Bunch charity. Find out what they mean within

Thursday, 23rd January, 2020 7:33pm

By Sally Perry

Fortnightly Candles4Assange vigils in Newport ahead of his UK extradition hearing: Begins on Saturday

assange and orwell grafitti on a wall

"If wars can be started by lies, peace can be started by truth," said Julian Assange at the Stop the War Rally in 2011

Thursday, 23rd January, 2020 8:34am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Belgrave Road Landslip: No compulsory evacuations so far, say Isle of Wight council

Belgrave Road with utility vans

Contrary to what you may have heard there have been no compulsory evacuations. OnTheWight has confirmed this with Isle of Wight council today

Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 5:58pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Carlauren Group: Isle of Wight investors included in Group Action

Ocean View Hotel

At least 16 of the 55 investors in the Carlauren Group who have come forward are from the Isle of Wight, says the law firm organising the Group Action

Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 4:38pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Have you seen this wanted man, thought to have connections to the Isle of Wight?

Joey Romero mugshot

Police are looking for this man after he failed to appear in court. He's thought to have connections to the Island, but you are advised not to approach him

Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 2:09pm

By Sally Perry

Serious injury during tree surgery work led to death, Police believe. Man arrested

front of ambulance

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of a man from Niton who died following a tree surgery incident on Monday

Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 1:29pm

By Sally Perry