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.

‘The Cockfields’ Sitcom Isle of Wight-based – now being filmed

Two Episodes of Mash Joe Wilkinson Dianne Morgan

The new sitcom, starring Joe Wilkinson of 8 out of 10 cats does Countdown and Diane Morgan of Cunk on Britain and a host of others, including Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City), is filming now.

Tuesday, 4th June, 2019 6:51pm

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

The Isle of Wight’s most popular colour for cars revealed

coloured windows

The colours of cars that Islanders have been searching for has been compiled by this company and here's what they tell us.

Monday, 20th May, 2019 6:45pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely’s non-vote on the Brexit extension

Houses of parliament

The details of this week's Parliamentary vote on the extension of Brexit

Friday, 12th April, 2019 10:03am

By Simon Perry with 12 readers' comments

Staunch Conservative councillor encourages people to vote for UKIP or Brexit Party

Ian Ward's Tweet about Brexit

Always surprising when someone who has been so faithful to one party then recommends voting for another.

Thursday, 11th April, 2019 6:39pm

By Simon Perry with 10 readers' comments

Project to improve safety for boats including ferries at Cowes completed

2 - CHC contractor Jenkins Marine dredger at work in Eastern Channel LR

Anyone coming in or out of the Medina to the Solent at Cowes will be pleased to hear about the completion of three months work to improve harbour safety.

Sunday, 7th April, 2019 6:22pm

By Simon Perry

Bob Seely’s 3rd April Brexit votes and speech

bob seely at brexit debate

Here's how Bob Seely voted in yesterday's Brexit Motions and his speech.

Thursday, 4th April, 2019 11:51am

By Simon Perry with 4 readers' comments

‘IP address compromised’ BT scam calls now coming from 01983 numbers


Scam 'BT broadband' calls now coming from 01983 numbers. Here's BT's advice on coping with it. Spread the word, so others don't get scammed.

Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019 5:56pm

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Bob Seely standing firm behind Theresa May on Brexit – To a mixed reception

bob seely on medical cannabis

The Isle of Wight MP makes it clear he continues to be supportive of Theresa May’s approach to Brexit, following her addressed to the country from 10 Downing Street this week.

Friday, 22nd March, 2019 6:57pm

By Simon Perry with 9 readers' comments

Tiny percentage of the Isle of Wight has signed the Revoke Article 50 petition so far

European flag in flowers

Only a tiny percentage of people living on the Isle of Wight have signed the Revoke Article 50 petition. Is that any surprise given the strength of the Brexit vote here?

Thursday, 21st March, 2019 1:33pm

By Simon Perry with 21 readers' comments

Speaker of the House asks Isle of Wight MP ‘What on earth has got into you?’

john bercow - speaker - parliament live tv

Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, got a slap on the wrist from the Speaker of the House yesterday for being 'discourteous' during a debate. Seely went on to take part in the next debater asking whether there was a case for an updated and renewed treason Bill or Act.

Thursday, 21st February, 2019 3:25pm

By Simon Perry with 24 readers' comments

Bob Seely publishes Foreign Aid report seeking to change UK approach to funding

bob seely in parliament

The Global Britain: A Twenty-First Century Vision report, co-authored by Bob Seely, and published today, pitches that the UK's approach to Overseas Aid should be radially overhauled.

Monday, 11th February, 2019 12:41pm

By Simon Perry with 8 readers' comments

New Traffic lights bring improvements for motorists and the town alike

Ventnor traffic Lights - Amber

The change to the set of traffic lights have brought benefits for all. They could be coming to a town near you.

Thursday, 7th February, 2019 8:43am

By Simon Perry with one comment