Sally Perry

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

Jon Platt court case ends in criminal conviction

Newport Crown and Magistrates Court:

Magistrates originally told Jon Platt he had no case to answer. Two years on and after a High Court and Supreme Court hearing they have now reversed their decision.

Friday, 23rd June, 2017 6:02pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures 23rd June 2017

Roadworks sign with red traffic light

If you’re out and about on Isle of Wight roads today (23rd June) find more out about possible travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures.

Friday, 23rd June, 2017 6:43am

By Sally Perry

Jon Platt back in court over School fines case

Jon Platt

Isle of Wight council is again taking Jon Platt to court, this time returning to the Island for refusing to pay a fine for taking his daughter out of school during term time. He maintains he shouldn't be fined.

Thursday, 22nd June, 2017 6:09pm

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

Reggae musicians come together for victims of Grenfell Tower fire

grenfell fire red cross

Share the love this Sunday evening when The Ohmz play live to raise money for the victims of the horrendous Grenfell Tower fire.

Thursday, 22nd June, 2017 5:42pm

By Sally Perry

Fantastic Ofsted report for Isle of Wight school

coloured pencils

The Ofsted inspector says that rising achievement in reading, writing and mathematics means pupils at this school are now making good progress, and better prepared for the next stage of their education.

Thursday, 22nd June, 2017 8:59am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures 22nd June 2017

Road closed works and traffic lights

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

Thursday, 22nd June, 2017 6:44am

By Sally Perry

Join others to celebrate the 69th Birthday of the NHS

protect the nhs banner

There'll be live music and 69th NHS birthday celebrations at this event on Tuesday 4th July. All welcome!

Wednesday, 21st June, 2017 2:35pm

By Sally Perry

Support our inshore rescue teams through the Lifeboat Lotto

SSILB 2nd Coxswain Richard Chantler navigating the busy waters of the Solent Channel

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, 21st June, 2017 1:47pm

By Sally Perry

Damien Nettles: Tributes on his 37th birthday

damien nettles in the chip shop

On the 37th birthday of missing Isle of Wight teenager, Damien Nettles, a new Website has been launched and tonight between 8-10pm tributes will be posted on Twitter with the hashtag #Candle4Damien.

Wednesday, 21st June, 2017 9:51am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures 21st June 2017

bollards island roads

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

Wednesday, 21st June, 2017 6:54am

By Sally Perry

Over 30 drivers ignored woman under horse after it fatally slipped on Yarmouth Road

georgia hedley-ward and archie cropped

Georgia found herself trapped under her horse who slipped on the main road surface in Yarmouth at the weekend and was shocked that 30-40 vehicles drove past without offering to help. She's heartbroken that her horse of 15 years sadly had to be put to sleep.

Tuesday, 20th June, 2017 4:57pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Future of Sandown education provision discussed at Westminster

portcullis house

The newly-elected Conservative Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, took a delegation of councillors and officers to meet the Department for Education today to put forward their case on behalf of the Sandown community.

Tuesday, 20th June, 2017 3:21pm

By Sally Perry