Sally Perry


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Sally Perry is Co-founder, Editor and Reporter at Isle of Wight News from OnTheWight.

Sally has been recognised nationally for her in-depth coverage of the three-week occupation of a factory by workers. As Journalism.co.uk 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.

Isle of Wight positive Coronavirus cases rise as PM poised to announce second lockdown

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It’s important to remember that positive Coronavirus tests on the Isle of Wight remain low in comparison to other areas, but numbers are steadily rising

Saturday, 31st October, 2020 5:12pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

After 13 weeks suspended whilst repairs took place – the Floating Bridge out of service again! (update 2)

Floating Bridge and suspended sign at East Cowes

After being out of service for 13 weeks with major repairs taking place, the Cowes Floating Bridge is out of service again.

Saturday, 31st October, 2020 10:59am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Police have been issuing Covid-19 fines on the Isle of Wight

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If you're considering an indoor party of more than six people this weekend, be aware that Isle of Wight police are enforcing fines in relation to the Rule of Six. Details within

Friday, 30th October, 2020 5:15pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Largest daily increase of positive Isle of Wight Coronavirus tests since start of pandemic

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The latest daily increase of positive Isle of Wight Coronavirus tests is the largest since the start of the pandemic

Friday, 30th October, 2020 4:30pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

CAMRA’s latest Good Beer Guide warns of impact of Coronavirus 

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Four Isle of Wight breweries are named in the latest he Good Beer Guide, which also includes expert commentators , including celebrity chef Tom Kerridge, who warn of the impact Covid-19 will have on the industry 

Friday, 30th October, 2020 4:09pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

One new Covid-19 death recorded at Isle of Wight hospital

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Our thoughts are with all those who have lost loved ones and with the care and NHS staff who continue to work hard to help save lives

Friday, 30th October, 2020 2:37pm

By Sally Perry

Expect a wet and windy weekend say Met Office

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If you were planning to go out walking at the weekend, stay away from cliff edges and make sure you're dressed for the weather. It's going to be particularly wet and windy

Friday, 30th October, 2020 11:58am

By Sally Perry

The Isle of Wight’s White-tailed Eagles on BBC’s Autumnwatch: Catch up

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If you missed the Isle of Wight's majestic White-tailed Eagles on last night's Autumnwatch programme you can watch again on the BBC iPlayer. Details within

Friday, 30th October, 2020 8:41am

By Sally Perry

FB6 deep dive #4: Last two years of Floating Bridge ticket earnings revealed

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If you’ve been wondering ‘How much income has the Floating Bridge been bringing in?’ we’ve got the answers for you

Friday, 30th October, 2020 6:47am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

FB6 costs #3: Not running the Floating Bridge in September led to a loss of nearly £100,000 in just one month

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Comparing the income and expenses of the Floating Bridge in September and August 2020, News OnTheWight has discovered those two months alone generated massive losses

Thursday, 29th October, 2020 6:45pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Latest number of positive Isle of Wight Coronavirus tests increases

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It’s important to remember that positive Coronavirus tests on the Isle of Wight remain low in comparison to other areas, but numbers continue to slowly rise

Thursday, 29th October, 2020 4:11pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

FB6 costs #2: Over £1m paid to Private Contractors and ‘Professional Services’ in just over two years

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Breaking out some of the details, News OnTheWight examines the £1m+ paid to Private contractors and ‘Professional services’ in just over two years. The first of the detailed articles examining the true costs of running Floating Bridge 6

Thursday, 29th October, 2020 2:28pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments