Sally Perry


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Sally Perry is Co-founder, Editor and Reporter at Isle of Wight News from OnTheWight.

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.

Island Bands Play Isle of Wight Festival

Island Bands Play Isle of Wight Festival

Following the announcement last week that Siniez are to play on the main stage of the Isle of Wight Festival, we bring you news of the other acts who have been shortlisted from the

Friday, 25th May, 2007 11:35am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Brogan Percy Wins Gold For The Island

Brogan Percy Wins Gold For The Island

Bonchurch lass, Brogan Percy has beaten her personal best time in the ladies 400m at the Island Youth Games this week and will be bringing home a GOLD medal. Exceptional news for the Island and

Friday, 25th May, 2007 11:15am

By Sally Perry with one comment

The Studio Launch: Wight Light Orchestra and Julian Winslow

The Studio Launch: Wight Light Orchestra and Julian Winslow

Don’t forget that Saturday night sees the launch of The Studio, a new venue in Newport. Making their debut performance at the launch will be The Wight Light Orchestra. If you haven’t already heard them

Thursday, 24th May, 2007 6:19pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Paddling Pool Open For Business

Paddling Pool Open For Business

Brilliant to see the paddling pool repainted and filled with lovely clear water. Well done to the council for getting it done in time for the school

Wednesday, 23rd May, 2007 6:58pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Beach Soccer Pitch to Relocate: Public Meeting Announced

Beach Soccer Pitch to Relocate: Public Meeting Announced

Anyone interested in the relocation of the Ryde Beach Soccer Pitch are being invited along to a public meeting next Wednesday to discuss the move. John Hawkins, who is President of England Beach Soccer, will

Wednesday, 23rd May, 2007 4:20pm

By Sally Perry

In the Spotlight – A Medley of Songs from the Musicals

In the Spotlight – A Medley of Songs from the Musicals

Meetings of The Ventnor Theatre Group have been a hive of activity over the past few months. They’ve been busy getting ready for a bumper season of shows to be held at the Ventnor

Wednesday, 23rd May, 2007 2:38pm

By Sally Perry

Slipdisc @ Joes

Slipdisc @ Joes

If you fancy getting the bank holiday weekend off to a smooth soulful start, then head up to Joe’s in Newport tomorrow evening. Slipdisc will be bringing you DJ Ab, delivering soulful house, with lots

Wednesday, 23rd May, 2007 2:15pm

By Sally Perry

News From Ventnor Cricket Club

News From Ventnor Cricket Club

We’re always on the lookout for Ventnor success stories and the Ventnor CC is certainly one that meets that criteria week after week. They are a storming success. We’re very pleased to now have Fiona

Wednesday, 23rd May, 2007 1:27pm

By Sally Perry

Dirty DC At The Ventnor Winter Gardens

Dirty DC At The Ventnor Winter Gardens

Apologies to anyone who has broken their necks and are reading this. All will become clearer as you read on. I did ask on the forum whether anyone had seen the VWG this week in

Wednesday, 23rd May, 2007 8:20am

By Sally Perry

Ernie Fox Said Reinstate Rowell, Lawson and Wilkinson

Ernie Fox Said Reinstate Rowell, Lawson and Wilkinson

I had to look twice at the news of the further suspensions and disciplinary action when it first came in, because at the back of my mind was the piece in the County Press

Tuesday, 22nd May, 2007 3:49pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Town Council Annual Meeting: 25th May

Once again the date of this meeting has changed. First it was moved from 14th May to 29th May and has now been rescheduled for this Friday, 25th May. Meeting starts at 7pm at the

Tuesday, 22nd May, 2007 1:20pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Two More Senior Officers Suspended

Two more senior officers have been suspended from the Isle of Wight Council in relation to the Undercliff Drive scandal. Programme lead for compliance Bob Streets and purchasing manager John Spencer have joined the other

Tuesday, 22nd May, 2007 1:07pm

By Sally Perry