Sally Perry

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

Universal Credits to be ‘widespread’ on the Isle of Wight next Spring

bob seely

Universal Credits have been in the news a lot of late. Some people on the Isle of Wight are on them already, but next Spring they will be 'widespread' say Bob Seely. Here he outlines why he thinks they're good and the transitional loan available.

Thursday, 19th October, 2017 12:16pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Watch out for dense fog on the roads and Solent this morning

fog by tobias penner

The dense fog may affect your journeys this morning on the roads and across the Solent.

Thursday, 19th October, 2017 6:59am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures 19th October 2017

Road closed roadworks

If you’re out and about on Isle of Wight roads today (19th October) find out more about possible travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures

Thursday, 19th October, 2017 6:49am

By Sally Perry

Live: Isle of Wight councillors debate plan for next three years

corp plan diagram

Members of the Isle of Wight council will be considering the proposed three year Corporate Plan at the extraordinary meeting. If you can't make it along, catch up with our coverage here.

Wednesday, 18th October, 2017 5:50pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Road closures due to excessive mud (again!)

road ahead closed

Four more roads having to be closed whilst excessive mud is cleared from the carriageway.

Wednesday, 18th October, 2017 11:19am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Severe weather warning for wind at the weekend

This wind vane warns you how windy it can get in parts of the Isle of Wight.

Expect some disruption on cross-Solent travel and potential flooding of coastal properties.

Wednesday, 18th October, 2017 10:49am

By Sally Perry

Number of Isle of Wight JSA claimant numbers published

Queue of people graffiti:

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

Wednesday, 18th October, 2017 9:44am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight teacher gets four year jail sentence for child sexual offences

thomas goodey - hampshire police

One of the teenage boys who was victim to the teacher told the court that his "life has suffered" because of the sexual incident. The teacher from Ryde was jailed for four years.

Wednesday, 18th October, 2017 9:24am

By Sally Perry

A Lifeboat Lotto subscription makes a great present

Fifty pound notes

A Independent Lifeboat Lotto subscription costs less than a £10 per month and you'll be helping local independent lifeboat stations.

Wednesday, 18th October, 2017 8:46am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures 18th October 2017

roadworks on the Isle of Wight

If you’re out and about on Isle of Wight roads today (18th October) find out more about possible travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures

Wednesday, 18th October, 2017 6:52am

By Sally Perry

Constituency boundary updates published – Isle of Wight changes again

boundary changes

The boundary line for the two Isle of Wight constituencies has changed since the last consultation. This will be the third and final chance to have your say.

Tuesday, 17th October, 2017 10:01pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Commuters concerned over proposed Portsmouth to London timetable changes

portsmouth harbour train station

Isle of Wight commuters who catch the first catamaran over to the mainland to take the train to London each day say proposed timetable changes by South Western Railway mean they would be late for work.

Tuesday, 17th October, 2017 9:19pm

By Sally Perry with one comment