Sally Perry

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

Extension granted to UKOG drilling licence on the Isle of Wight


UKOG say their drilling on the Island is intended to cause zero hazards to any groundwater as they will employ the same drilling practices used by the water supply industry to drill drinking-water abstraction wells.

Thursday, 19th January, 2017 4:05pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Group leaders react to new Leader of the Isle of Wight council (video)

Taking notes

Various group leaders of Isle of Wight councillors respond to the new Leadership by Conservative, Dave Stewart. See what they have to say and watch Cllr Stewart make his first statement as leader.

Thursday, 19th January, 2017 12:39pm

By Sally Perry with 21 readers' comments

Fire breaks out on Isle of Wight ferry (update 3)

Fire engines

Wightlink ferry company claim it was a "small fire", saying it extinguished by the crew within minutes and no one was injured.

Thursday, 19th January, 2017 11:01am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures 19th January 2017

road closed signs

If you’re out and about on the roads today (19th January 2017) find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks

Thursday, 19th January, 2017 6:43am

By Sally Perry

The Isle of Wight council now has a new leader

Empty chair

Following the resignation of Island Independent, Jonathan Bacon, earlier in the week, members of the full council tonight voted in a new leader.

Wednesday, 18th January, 2017 7:00pm

By Sally Perry with 30 readers' comments

Who will be the next Leader of the Isle of Wight council? Live coverage


Catch up on the live coverage of the lively full council meeting.

Wednesday, 18th January, 2017 5:12pm

By Sally Perry with 35 readers' comments

Explained: What happens if the new leader is not an Island Independent?

question mark street sculpture

Wondering what might happen to the Isle of Wight council if someone other than an Island Independent is elected as Leader tonight? OnTheWight has been seeking answers.

Wednesday, 18th January, 2017 5:12pm

By Sally Perry

Positive turnaround for Miss Isle’s insurance claim ‘thanks to the intervention of OnTheWight’

natasha lambert

The family of inspirational Isle of Wight teenager, Natasha Lambert, had really been given the runaround by their insurance company after a car crashed into their parked vehicle and it was written off. Happily OnTheWight's intervention has led to an extremely positive outcome.

Wednesday, 18th January, 2017 3:48pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Dancing Dolphins filmed off the Isle of Wight


Fisherman Allen Longland was lucky enough to capture some footage of dolphins yesterday (Tuesday) whilst out on the water south of the Nab Tower.

Wednesday, 18th January, 2017 2:40pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Gurit launch consultation for ‘potential minor adjustments’ to Isle of Wight workforce

Gurit building

The manufacturing company confirm they've entered a period of consultation to discuss "potential minor adjustments" to the Isle of Wight workforce.

Wednesday, 18th January, 2017 12:49pm

By Sally Perry

Councillors advised to read all papers before making Council Tax Support decision


Due to the reduction in Government funding, the Isle of Wight council is no longer able to afford - at current levels - to offer the same protection to low income households. Members are reminded to read all papers for the Council Tax Support Scheme before making a decision at tonight's meeting.

Wednesday, 18th January, 2017 12:42pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Join the Lifeboat Lotto in 2017 and you could win up to £5,000


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, 18th January, 2017 11:43am

By Sally Perry