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.

Isle of Wight primary school teacher and children take part in successful online kids book festival

Finn and Richard enjoying a celebratory drink

Isle of Wight primary school teacher and kids interview renowned children's authors during seven hour online book festival

Thursday, 28th May, 2020 6:04pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight school closes following confirmed Coronavirus case: 14 days isolation for all those in contact

wash your hands poster

Due to the number of staff now having to self isolate, the school has had to close to emergency provision. Details within

Thursday, 28th May, 2020 4:47pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Another rise in number of Isle of Wight residents who have died after testing positive for Covid-19

orange and white bouquet of flowers

As another death is recorded, our thoughts are with all the families and friends, as well as the NHS staff who are working hard to help save lives

Thursday, 28th May, 2020 3:46pm

By Sally Perry

Why are questions about Isle of Wight Covid testing and Contact Tracing App not being answered? (updated)

man with face mask saying shh

Islanders were told we were doing something for the country by trialling the App, so why are we now not getting answers to questions of public interest?

Thursday, 28th May, 2020 12:45pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

GKN open voluntary resignation scheme on the Isle of Wight (updated)

entrance to gkn aerospace

In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, the voluntary resignation scheme has been opened due to a change in demand

Thursday, 28th May, 2020 11:09am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Don’t miss Isolation Row online Folk Festival this weekend and help raise money for Quay Arts

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Isolation Row Folk Festival features some of the finest local performers, as well as mainland guests. Don't miss it this weekend

Thursday, 28th May, 2020 10:57am

By Sally Perry

Cowes Floating Bridge: As lockdown measures are eased guidance for using the bridge updated

floating bridge

As the lockdown measures are eased OnTheWight sought an update on use of the Cowes Floating Bridge. Details within

Thursday, 28th May, 2020 9:11am

By Sally Perry

Small rise in number of Isle of Wight Covid-19 cases

covid19 in test tube

The number of lab-confirmed Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases on the Isle of Wight has risen, as the UK figure reaches 267,240

Wednesday, 27th May, 2020 4:59pm

By Sally Perry

Watch: Stunning video shows the Needles Lighthouse and Old Battery from the skies

the old battery from drone footage

See the Needles and Old Battery as you've (probably) never seen them before in this three-minute film

Wednesday, 27th May, 2020 12:04pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Bank holiday litter ‘worst we’ve ever seen’ say Isle of Wight beach cleaners

Rubbish left from the May bank holiday

Ventnor's beach cleaners say the rubbish left from bank holiday visitors to the beach was the worst they've seen in six years

Wednesday, 27th May, 2020 10:50am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Join the Lifeboat Lotto to help Isle of Wight inshore rescue crews and you could win up to £5k

Freshwater lifeboat rescue

Join the Lifeboat Lotto for your chance to win up to £5,000. It costs less than £10pm and you’ll be helping independent lifeboat stations

Wednesday, 27th May, 2020 9:26am

By Sally Perry

Buy a Quay Arts T-Shirt and help support The Arts on the Isle of Wight

Show your support for Quay Arts and the work they do within the Isle of Wight arts community by buying a T-shirt today

Tuesday, 26th May, 2020 4:07pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments