Sally Perry


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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 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.

Video Footage of the Chicane Blast (and Podcast)

Video Footage of the Chicane Blast (and Podcast)

After being rained on in the morning and having to take to bed for the afternoon, my dear husband went down to the Cascade to shoot some video of the crazy folk who are

Sunday, 2nd October, 2005 4:56pm

By Sally Perry

Vegan Supper at the Community Projects Association

We had a cracking meal on Saturday night at the Ventnor Community Projects Association in Albert Street. The Association, which is a ‘not for profit’ organisation was set up 26 local founding members and

Saturday, 1st October, 2005 11:00pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Chicane Blast Off

Chicane Blast Off

Set up’s now complete and trials are well under way. Road conditions dry …. but some finding it hard to get round the switchback without crashing or sliding into

Friday, 30th September, 2005 4:15pm

By Sally Perry

Jeromino …

Just took a quick trip to the cascade and the Whiteairguys are now setting up and hope to start trials around 3ish. Check back later for pictures and vox

Friday, 30th September, 2005 1:00pm

By Sally Perry

Bound to Make Blast Fast

Bound to Make Blast Fast

Bound to make blast fast as I cast past. Make these words my very last so I can sound cool. An adder on the ladder off the bottom rung. Born to auto focus before

Thursday, 29th September, 2005 11:11pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

My Summer of Love

Ventnor Film Society presents My Summer of Love at the Botanic Gardens Visitors’ Centre. Starts at 7.30pm and you can get drinks in the Cricket Club next door before and afterwards. Minibus services runs between

Thursday, 29th September, 2005 11:11pm

By Sally Perry

Shopping Trolley

Curated by the very lovely Raff Sunday 16th October sees the return of the Shopping Trolley at the Quay Arts in Newport …. expect a night of excellent visual art and music. Action

Thursday, 29th September, 2005 11:10pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

BBC Coverage of the Detonation

BBC Coverage of the Detonation

Hurrah, after freezing off my fingers yesterday whilst filming the controlled detonation of the mine in the harbour, BBC have used my footage on their coverage of the story. Watch

Thursday, 29th September, 2005 3:34pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Gravity Racing

Gravity Racing

The weekend starts early in Ventnor, as tomorrow sees the return of the UK Gravity Sports Association Gravity Racing down the cascade in Ventnor. Trials start at noon and the races take place on

Thursday, 29th September, 2005 11:50am

By Sally Perry

Mine Explodes at Ventnor Haven

Mine Explodes at Ventnor Haven

Well, here goes. The start of this VentnorBlog lark - and what a way to start it!

Wednesday, 28th September, 2005 7:22pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments