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.

Here are the turnout figures for 2021 Isle of Wight Council election broken down

photo of count at medina

Looking at the turnout figures in the Isle of Wight council election turns up a few interesting items

Saturday, 8th May, 2021 8:21pm

By Simon Perry with 6 readers' comments

Flying in a Spitfire over the Isle of Wight. How much does it cost and how do you arrange it?

Spitfire over Isle of Wight June 2019 by Darren Harbar & Boultbee Flight Academy

We’re sure you’ve seen the Spitfires flying overhead - you can’t miss the distinctive roar of their engine. Here are the prices and the types of flights you can take

Wednesday, 28th April, 2021 6:56pm

By Simon Perry with 5 readers' comments

These Isle of Wight pubs open after 2021 lockdown: 12th April and beyond (Rolling updates)

These Isle of Wight pubs opening today - 12 Apr 2021

It’s 12th April 2021! - First day pub with gardens can open after Lockdown. Looking for a place to meet friends? These are the Isle of Wight pubs that we know are open today and later in the week

Monday, 12th April, 2021 3:20pm

By Simon Perry with 11 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Covid vaccination: How to book it. Now open to over 50s

Vaccination Centre sign in Newport

Over 50 and keen to get the Covid-19 vaccine? Here’s your quick step-by-step guide of booking your appointments

Wednesday, 17th March, 2021 11:43am

By Simon Perry with 4 readers' comments

Elon Musk’s Starlink broadband service now taking Isle of Wight orders

Elon Musk's Starlink coming to the Isle of Wight

Trouble getting a decent broadband connection on the Isle of Wight? Elon Musk's Starlink service has just started taking orders here - but it’s not cheap

Tuesday, 23rd February, 2021 6:59pm

By Simon Perry with 10 readers' comments

Listed: Every Isle of Wight council property asset as at Feb 2021

Ventnor Coastal Visitor Centre from 360 shot

Which parts of your town does the Isle of Wight council own? News OnTheWight has created a complete list of assets that you can easily search

Thursday, 18th February, 2021 6:43pm

By Simon Perry with 7 readers' comments

When Grange Hill came to the Isle of Wight (Video) (updated)

Grange Hill came to the Isle of Wight

Flippin’ ‘eck Tucker! Grange Hill came on a school trip to the Isle of Wight at the end of the ‘80s, staying at East Dean and other IW locations

Sunday, 31st January, 2021 5:13pm

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments

Listen to fascinating past tales of working on land and sea, told by Islanders who were there

Four photos from the collections for Farming Memories and and Memories of the sea

Escape the boredom of lockdown with these two new Websites that provide an audio and visual treat for the soul. Step inside the memories of those who worked the land and sea of the Isle of Wight to hear their fascinating stories.

Friday, 29th January, 2021 8:50am

By Simon Perry

How much public money did each ferry company get in Lockdown #1? FOI finally answered

fifty pound notes

For months News OnTheWight’shas been pursuing the release of this info. Today our FOI-blocking challenge has been accepted

Thursday, 14th January, 2021 4:32pm

By Simon Perry with 7 readers' comments

Here’s an example of a food parcel on the Isle of Wight – and the story behind it (updated 3)

the food parcel

Despite an IWC Cabinet member declaring yesterday that there’s no problem on the Isle of Wight, this is the kind of food parcel that’s being delivered to school children. Here’s one story behind it

Wednesday, 13th January, 2021 9:25pm

By Simon Perry with 21 readers' comments

How much would you pay to buy a parking space in Ryde?

Parking place in Ryde for sale

If you had the spare money, how much would you pay to buy a parking space in Ryde?

Tuesday, 12th January, 2021 6:57pm

By Simon Perry

How do I book a Covid test on the Isle of Wight?

Are you on the Isle of Wight and want to book a Covid / Coronavirus test? Here’s how

Tuesday, 12th January, 2021 3:07pm

By Simon Perry