Sally Perry

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Calling all Isle of Wight skateboarders, scooterists or BMXers


Completing this survey will take just a few moments and could help inform the future for the Isle of Wight skateparks.

Friday, 19th April, 2019 11:22am

By Sally Perry

Watch out for influx of brown-tail moth caterpillars

brown tail moth caterpillar by morningcoffee

Watch out for the annual influx of Brown-tail moth caterpillars in Ventnor - they might look soft and fluffy, but the hairs can cause skin irritation and breathing difficulties.

Thursday, 18th April, 2019 8:29pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Solent LEP say they are ‘committed to consulting’ over Cowes floating bridge

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The Solent LEP respond to harsh criticism leveled at them over the floating bridge consultation by East Cowes councillor, Karl Love.

Thursday, 18th April, 2019 12:57pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Don’t fall for food hygiene re-rating scam, says FSA


If you get a call from someone demanding payment for a food hygiene re-rating, report it to the Food Standards Agency.

Wednesday, 17th April, 2019 9:51am

By Sally Perry

Funding appeal launched to save Isle of Wight Law Centre

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The GoFundMe Appeal set up by Tracy Price aims to raise funds to help keep the vital service provided by the Law Centre independent.

Wednesday, 17th April, 2019 9:35am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Join the Lifeboat Lotto and support inshore rescue teams


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, 17th April, 2019 8:11am

By Sally Perry

Book now for ‘Uzima in our Hands’ benefit concert

uzima in our hands

Go home with a spring in your step and a warm glow in your heart from this benefit concert raising money for orphans in Kenya.

Tuesday, 16th April, 2019 5:52pm

By Sally Perry

Another rise in Isle of Wight residents claiming out of work benefits

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There’s been a rise in number of Isle of Wight residents claiming out of work benefits, and a rise since the same time last year.

Tuesday, 16th April, 2019 9:35am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Jack Up The Weekend postponed for ‘technical reasons’

jack up the weekend

The two concert event is being rescheduled for the autumn when both headline acts will perform on the same night.

Tuesday, 16th April, 2019 9:02am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Head to Bembridge for Easter Coffee Morning and Fayre this Saturday

knitted chickens and eggs by Sven Brandsma on Unsplash

Why not pop along and see what a successful volunteer-run community library looks like on Easter Saturday?

Tuesday, 16th April, 2019 8:26am

By Sally Perry

Stop trying to pay the £1 overnight parking fee

£1 parking attempt

The council's notices are causing Islanders to get confused and irritated after trying to pay for the new £1 overnight parking charge. Here's why you can keep hold of your £1 coins ... for the moment.

Monday, 15th April, 2019 7:56pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight NHS Chief pays tribute to dedicated staff during Major Incident

maggie oldham

Isle of Wight NHS Trust Chief Executive says she's extremely thankful and proud of all staff for how they responded to the incident.

Monday, 15th April, 2019 6:50pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments