Sally Perry


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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 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.

Passengers will soon be refused travel if not wearing a face covering

From Monday 15th June passengers can be refused travel if they are not wearing a face covering. Details from Isle of Wight travel companies within

Friday, 5th June, 2020 5:00pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight council explain their use of the ‘strongest weedkiller on the market’ that’s sprayed from moving Quad bikes: An indepth look

quad bike operative spraying weeds

News OnTheWight takes an in-depth look into what is being sprayed around Isle of Wight roads and pavements from moving quad bikes

Friday, 5th June, 2020 1:17pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight coffee roasters innovate in light of Coronavirus

island roasted nespresso capsules

When the world throws you challenges you can either let them beat you down or you can innovate and grow. That's exactly what this Isle of Wight company is doing

Friday, 5th June, 2020 12:34pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council committed to highest standards of equality for Island’s diverse communities, says Leader

Black Lives Matter peaceful protest at Church Litten 4th June 2020

The Isle of Wight Council leader said if at any time they fall short in their aspirations, they'll not be afraid to deal with it in a transparent and honest way

Friday, 5th June, 2020 12:00pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Watch: Pan Together’s project tackling school holiday food poverty featured as national case study

inside isobel cafe pan together

Earlier this year Pan Together were chosen as a case study for The Good Exchange. Watch the video to find out more

Friday, 5th June, 2020 11:01am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Body of man found on river footpath

single flower

Our thoughts are with the man's family and friends at this difficult time

Thursday, 4th June, 2020 10:18am

By Sally Perry

Keep your eyes peeled for Asian Hornets to help protect Isle of Wight bees and pollinators (updated)

asian hornet on a twig

The Asian Hornet has the appetite to eat up to 50 Honey Bees in a single day and last year decimated Jersey's bee population. If you spot one on the Isle of Wight here's what to do

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020 4:46pm

By Sally Perry

Finally, the number of people with Covid-19 in Isle of Wight care homes revealed

flattern the curve

Papers for next week's Corporate Scrutiny Committee reveal the total number of Covid-19 cases in Isle of Wight care homes

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020 4:10pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

London to Portsmouth’s new ‘Trainbow’ celebrates Pride month

South Western Railway's 'trainbow' for Pride month

South Western Railway say their new ‘trainbow’ is just a small contribution to this month’s celebrations – even if they are set to be a little different to previous years!

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020 4:03pm

By Sally Perry

Islander’s ‘Profitable Couch’ podcast No.2 in the iTunes Charts: Help it reach the top spot

Nikki Collinson-Phenix

Islander Nikki Collinson-Phenix launched her podcast just over a week ago and has already reached number two in the iTunes Top 200 charts for Entrepreneurship. You can help her reach the top

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020 12:35pm

By Sally Perry

Vandals take line painting machine for a dance on football pitch and cause other damage too

Rew Valley FC - vandals dance with line painting machine

The vandals appeared to have a sudden burst of creativity with the line painting equipment and among other things used fencing posts to build a bonfire

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020 11:32am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight inshore rescue crews receive support from Lifeboat Lotto

Freshwater Lifeboat crew and boat

Join the Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000. It costs less than £10pm and you’ll be helping independent lifeboat stations

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020 11:29am

By Sally Perry