After cross-training as a journalist 10+ years ago, Simon has been living and breathing news ever since. He would love to see more of the beautiful Island he lives on, but spends far too much time relaying the news of the Isle of Wight to the Islanders.

Find Isle of Wight business to deliver to your home with the just-launched ‘A to Z to Me’ Website

Screen grab of the website A to Z to Me

This just-launched Website, created by Islanders for Islanders, will help those living on the Isle of Wight find which business will deliver to their homes - Goods of all sorts and is free to use

Friday, 27th March, 2020 3:30pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight council reverse Floating Bridge usage limitations

cowes floating bridge

Yesterday the council said the services across the Medina would be limited to blue-light and essential workers

Wednesday, 25th March, 2020 11:29am

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Southern Vectis to reduce bus services

Souther Vectis reduces bus services c19

SV also thank all of their customers for their patience and commend their front-line colleagues, pointing out that they are, "all doing a fantastic job in difficult circumstances"

Tuesday, 24th March, 2020 2:48pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

Round the Island Race postponed until September 2020

Round the Island Race - Sunrise start

The organisers of the popular Round the Island Race explain the thinking they've gone through.

Friday, 20th March, 2020 2:50pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight official Coronavirus confirmed cases returns to two

digital thermometer

After yesterdays dip back to one, the official figures have returned to two

Tuesday, 17th March, 2020 7:57pm

By Simon Perry

Staying in cars on Isle of Wight ferry journeys could be one stage closer

cars on ferry deck

The question on if the current rules can be changed to allow people to stay in their cars on Isle of Wight ferries, during the Coronavirus outbreak, has been asked in Parliament today

Tuesday, 17th March, 2020 2:16pm

By Simon Perry with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight’s official confirmed Coronavirus count drops to one


It was surprising to see the Coronavirus figures released today for the Isle of Wight had reduced back down to one, so OnTheWight got digging

Monday, 16th March, 2020 8:37pm

By Simon Perry with 13 readers' comments

Second Isle of Wight Coronavirus case confirmed (updated)

woman with face mask

It's been a week since the first case was confirmed

Saturday, 14th March, 2020 8:25pm

By Simon Perry with 14 readers' comments

Major upgrade for Events OnTheWight listings site making it easier to find and publicise Isle of Wight events

New version of Events OnTheWight site launched

Our event listing site has had a huge upgrade and is bursting with upcoming events. Over the last decade it has remained Google’s highest-placed dedicated What’s on guide on the Isle of Wight.

Friday, 6th March, 2020 4:51pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

OnTheWight awarded 100% rating for news credibility and transparency by independent body, NewsGuard

onthewight logo - newsguard logo and top rating

OnTheWight has been independently assessed as achieving all nine of NewsGuard's standards of credibility and transparency - Higher than many well-known national newspapers. Read the details within

Thursday, 27th February, 2020 6:57pm

By Simon Perry with 14 readers' comments

The Isle of Wight looks AMAZING in this brand new luxury car YouTube video

Auto Trader review video testing new McLaren GT against the new Bentley Continental GT

Take a look at this just-released video - Two staggering luxury GT cars, driving around the Isle of Wight, making it look absolutely and utterly beautiful - The cars don’t look bad either :) They must like it here, they called it the “sunny, exotic Isle of Wight”!

Friday, 31st January, 2020 7:20pm

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments

Wightlink ferry timetables 2020 are now in effect

Wightlink ferry in Portsmouth Harbour

Wightlink ferry timetables can be pretty hard to find quickly, so we’ve gathered them all here in one place. Worth bookmarking for when you need the info quickly

Wednesday, 8th January, 2020 5:51pm

By Simon Perry