Sally Perry

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

Is there an out of hours GP service on the Isle of Wight this weekend?


A Health Forum yesterday heard there'd be no Out of Hours GP service on the Island this weekend. OnTheWight sought clarity from IW NHS ... sadly they didn't answer our straight questions.

Friday, 17th February, 2017 8:09pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Isle of Wight singer songwriter releases new music video

greg barnes

Ventnorian singer songwriter, Greg Barnes, releases his latest music video, Polaroids. Shot around the Island it shows the Isle of Wight off beautifully.

Friday, 17th February, 2017 4:25pm

By Sally Perry

‘Effective action’ to improve is being taken at College, says Ofsted

Carisbrooke College

Well done to all involved in ensuring that the College continues to move towards becoming a 'Good' school.

Thursday, 16th February, 2017 9:16am

By Sally Perry with one comment

End of an era as Cameo of Cowes announces closure

cameo of cowes

The shop that specialises in selling items from unclaimed lost property will be closing this year after 45 years of trading and 32 years in Cowes. It will be sorely missed by Islanders and visitors.

Thursday, 16th February, 2017 8:57am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures 16th February 2017

Roadworks sign with red traffic light

If you’re out and about on the roads today (16th February 2017) find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks

Thursday, 16th February, 2017 6:50am

By Sally Perry

Council Leader says they will ‘get Undercliff Drive open again’

undercliff drive

Council leader and councillor for Chale, Whitwell and Niton, Dave Stewart, has commissioned a feasibility study to look at options to re-open Undercliff Drive to through traffic.

Wednesday, 15th February, 2017 6:19pm

By Sally Perry with 38 readers' comments

New writing group aims to support budding wordsmiths

Zoe Sadler and Krissy Lloyd, founders of West Wight Writers

A new writing group has been founded in West Wight to help other budding writers. The first meeting takes place early next month.

Wednesday, 15th February, 2017 2:25pm

By Sally Perry

Join the Lifeboat Lotto and you’ll be helping Isle of Wight inshore rescue teams

Ryde Inshore Rescue:

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, 15th February, 2017 9:56am

By Sally Perry

Out of work benefit claims on the Isle of Wight for January 2017

job centre plus

There was a rise from the previous month, but a drop from the same time the previous year.

Wednesday, 15th February, 2017 9:46am

By Sally Perry

Regeneration team putting Isle of Wight ambitions on the map

regeneration site

The new regeneration programme, conceived and created by the Island Independents, gets underway with the regeneration team attending their first event to put the ambitions of the Isle of Wight on the map.

Tuesday, 14th February, 2017 4:55pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

The Radiator: Our Flickr group ‘Picture of the Week’

newtown creek

Newtown Creek is one of our favourite places on the Isle of Wight so we're always drawn to photos of the nature reserve that are shared to our Flickr Pool.This one by Nick Lowe is a winner.

Tuesday, 14th February, 2017 1:31pm

By Sally Perry

Almost 100 summons hearings for non-payment by WightBID levy payers

Courtroom gavel

Of the 1,012 Wight Bid levy payers, 97 have not paid their bill for 2016/17 despite reminders from the Council and VisitIW. Attendance at a workshop is being offered in order to wipe clean their court costs.

Tuesday, 14th February, 2017 1:05pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments