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.

What’s On Tonight

Don’t forget what’s on tonight …. Hardened swingers should head for Brading Roman Villa for the Singing and Swinging fundraising event. Enjoy the sounds of Gilbert and Sullivan bought to you by the Island

Friday, 22nd June, 2007 6:42pm

By Sally Perry

Friday Funnies

Simon found this brilliant video of PC dominoes on YouTube ….. thought it might cheer some of you

Friday, 22nd June, 2007 1:58pm

By Sally Perry

John Hannam At Home With The Bees

John Hannam At Home With The Bees

For any Bees fans out there, make sure you tune into John Hannam on Sunday from noon, as he gets an insight into one of Ventnor’s best exports, The Bees. The trailer on Isle of

Friday, 22nd June, 2007 11:26am

By Sally Perry

A Ticket To Ryde

A Ticket To Ryde

Next Friday sees a very special event at Ryde Theatre. In celebration of the 40 year anniversary of the release of The Beatles album, ‘Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’, The Venue will be

Friday, 22nd June, 2007 8:00am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Swim To Bestival: Update

Swim To Bestival: Update

You might remember back in March that those crazy folks at Bestival HQ came up with the bonkers idea to organise a charity Swim to Bestival. Well, for those of you who thought it was

Thursday, 21st June, 2007 6:56pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ventnor Youth Festival: Update

Ventnor Youth Festival: Update

Don’t forget to add the 11th August to your diary (well, hopefully that date is already in your diary, what I mean is stick this event into your diary). For it is the first

Thursday, 21st June, 2007 4:53pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Liz Earle and Kim Buckland Bag A Pair Of MBEs

Liz Earle and Kim Buckland Bag A Pair Of MBEs

Congratulations to Liz Earle and her fellow co-founder of Ryde based Liz Earle Naturally Active Skincare, Kim Buckland, who were yesterday awarded MBEs in recognition of their services to the beauty industry. During the Working

Thursday, 21st June, 2007 10:41am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Nominate Local Buildings of Architectural or Historic Interest

Nominate Local Buildings of Architectural or Historic Interest

Whilst looking up the phone number for the local History Society on their website today (in response to Zetec’s query about a button he found in his garden) I noticed an interesting entry. “The Isle

Thursday, 21st June, 2007 8:00am

By Sally Perry

Shindig Launches In July

<strike>Shindig Launches In July</strike>

Postponed until further notice – due to illness and technical difficulties. The organisers of One Big Gig have plans to take the Island promotions scene by storm and are organising a number of high profile

Wednesday, 20th June, 2007 12:42pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Ventnor Skate Park: Update

Ventnor Skate Park: Update

If you’ve been past the skate park this week, you’ll have seen that there’s a digger down there now, levelling the ground and generally making the place look like a building site! The next

Wednesday, 20th June, 2007 12:09pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Meta 4 Play Quay Jazz Cafe

Meta 4 Play Quay Jazz Cafe

If you love Jazz, and we know there are many of you out there that do, then you need to check out the Quay Jazz Cafe in July. meta4 have been described as ‘one of

Wednesday, 20th June, 2007 10:52am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Lost and Found: Is Your Cat Playing Away?

Lost and Found: Is Your Cat Playing Away?

We’ve had an email in from one of our readers who seems to have been adopted by a young male tabby and white cat. They are not sure whether he is lost, or just looking

Wednesday, 20th June, 2007 10:33am

By Sally Perry with one comment