Sally Perry

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

American billionaire looking to buy Portsmouth Football Club

michael eisner

Unexpected news that the former Disney boss is looking to buy Portsmouth Football club broke last week and has sparked great debate within the fan-owned club.

Monday, 27th March, 2017 12:30pm

By Sally Perry

Ferry route diverted to International Port this week

Portsmouth International Port

All customers booked on ferries between Tuesday-Thursday have been notified, but if you're travelling don't forget ferry terminal changes this week.

Monday, 27th March, 2017 11:19am

By Sally Perry

Cowes boat accident led to drug arrests

Loose Cannon

Three of the men involved in the violent collision in Cowes Marina were arrested on suspicion of drug offences at the weekend.

Monday, 27th March, 2017 8:39am

By Sally Perry

New company to run Island Line and South Western rail franchise

island line train

The Department for Transport has announced the company who has been awarded the south western franchise, which will run from 20 August 2017.

Monday, 27th March, 2017 7:12am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures 27th March 2017

road closed signs

If you’re out and about on the roads today (27th March 2017) find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks

Monday, 27th March, 2017 6:44am

By Sally Perry

Community group trigger process to bid for Ryde Arena

young ice hockey pupils

Ryde Arena Community Action Group have registered a new company, Wight Ice Leisure Limited, and have said they would like to be treated as a potential bidder for the venue.

Friday, 24th March, 2017 9:33am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures 24th March 2017

Roadworks traffic light (Cowleaze)

If you’re out and about on the roads today (24th March 2017) find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks

Friday, 24th March, 2017 6:45am

By Sally Perry

Vivid Ventnor: Our Flickr group ‘Picture of the Week’

Ventnor cascade

There are some great spring shots shared in our Flickr Pool at the moment, but we particularly love the treatment by Jeff Morgan of this shot of Ventnor Cascade.

Thursday, 23rd March, 2017 3:58pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures 23rd March 2017

Road closed sign

If you’re out and about on the roads today (23rd March 2017) find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks

Thursday, 23rd March, 2017 6:43am

By Sally Perry

Local Government Minister’s Isle of Wight visit now uncertain (Updated)

sajid javid

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid MP, was due to be crossing the Solent tomorrow (23rd March) and to tour the new Centre of Excellence for Composites, Advanced Manufacturing and Marine (CECAMM). After the events in Westminster today, this is now uncertain.

Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017 4:32pm

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

Join the Lifeboat Lotto and you could win up to £5k

Fan of 20 pound notes

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, 22nd March, 2017 11:25am

By Sally Perry

Speeding fines due to rise

speed camera

Fines and penalties for speeding when driving on roads and motorways will increase from 24th April as new sentencing rules for magistrates’ courts come into force. See the detail and new categories.

Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017 9:18am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments