Sally Perry


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 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.

Join the Lifeboat Lotto to help our inshore rescue crews and be in with a chance to win thousands

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, 21st August, 2019 9:24am

By Sally Perry

Miniature Schnauzer killed in brutal attack by ‘Husky-type dog breed during carnival parade

carnival parade with people standing outside outside hurst

Did you see the incident that took place around 9.30pm on Saturday night outside Hurst and Stripped?

Tuesday, 20th August, 2019 7:01pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

£100k up for grabs for projects on railway network that can make a positive difference to communities

Woolston Garden Project

Organisations are encouraged not to leave it too late before applying as the Friday 6 September deadline is fast approaching. £100,000 has been designated for the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 20th August, 2019 12:39pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Calling all photographers: Don’t miss deadline for National Trust Photographic competition

Headon Warren

Both amateur and professional photographers are being encouraged to enter the competition, which has as its theme 'Our space to explore'.

Tuesday, 20th August, 2019 9:30am

By Sally Perry

Skaters from across the Isle of Wight to come together for KMC Memorial Skate Jam

memorial skate jam poster cropped

Wight Trash say, "This skate Jam will not only be a way of remembering Kieran, but also a reminder to look out for each other, and that if anyone is struggling we're all here, and we'll listen."

Monday, 19th August, 2019 6:09pm

By Sally Perry

Eye test leads to brain tumour diagnosis for 14-year-old Kayden

lilly and georgia

When Kayden attended an eye test because he'd been having headaches, his family never expected to receive the devastating news that followed.

Sunday, 18th August, 2019 3:20pm

By Sally Perry

The Future Clinic launch new series of chronic pain Webinars

future clinic illustration of a brain and connections

The first in a new series of Webinars from The Future Clinic will take you through the challenges and frustrations, as well as moments of enlightenment experienced over the last two decades by a clinical psychologist specialising in chronic pain.

Saturday, 17th August, 2019 10:37am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Fat Earthers, Luna Tear and Wet Leg to raise the roof at The Rose

Fat Earthers performing on stage

Fat Earthers are back at The Rose on Saturday night and it's going to be a good one, with support from Luna Tear and Wet Leg, as well as DJs.

Friday, 16th August, 2019 6:41pm

By Sally Perry

Huge improvement at care home for those with mental health needs, say CQC

Happy face ball

Many improvements have been made at the care home and the Inspector found that staff treated residents with kindness and compassion, respect and dignity.

Friday, 16th August, 2019 11:43am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight author and historian, MJ Trow, releases latest Ripperology book

interpreting the ripper letters - book cover

If you're a fan of crime novels, you might find it hard to put down MJ Trow's latest book which gives a fascinating insight into the world surrounding Ripper correspondence.

Friday, 16th August, 2019 9:02am

By Sally Perry

A-Level results: Schools Minister praises exceptional A Level Results for Cowes Enterprise College

Cowes Students

Schools Minister, Lord Agnew, praised the pupils and staff at Cowes Enterprise on the impressive set of results.

Thursday, 15th August, 2019 11:14am

By Sally Perry

Ian’s Round the Island challenge with a tumble dryer strapped to his back

Ian Douglas with tumble dryer cropped

The rugby-playing nurse from Southsea is planning to walk around the Isle of Wight with a tumble dryer strapped to his back. Find out why.

Thursday, 15th August, 2019 9:00am

By Sally Perry