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 Sandown Sprint plans to bring car road racing to the Isle of Wight

Sandown Sprint organisers are one step closer to bringing official car racing to the streets of Sandown.

Tuesday, 20th August, 2019 5:12pm

By Simon Perry with 7 readers' comments

First chance for Islanders to hear from the new Brexit Party’s candidate, Peter Wiltshire

Peter Wiltshire

Have a listen to the first published interview with Peter Wiltshire, the Brexit Party’s Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC) for the Isle of Wight, to learn about his background and ideas

Wednesday, 7th August, 2019 7:50pm

By Simon Perry with 11 readers' comments

Inspirational founder of Aspire Ryde leaving to become Pioneer Minister

Heath Monaghan at Isle of Wight Soup

Founder of Ryde's Aspire, Heath, is leaving to a new future. The passion behind the project will be continued.

Wednesday, 26th June, 2019 11:27am

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Conservative Association snag Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt for leadership talk

conservative questions

The Isle of Wight Conservative Association have managed to persuade the final two candidates for the party leadership to come to the Island to speak to Members.

Monday, 24th June, 2019 10:28pm

By Simon Perry with 18 readers' comments

Bob Seely explains to OnTheWight why he’s switched from Gove to Boris Johnson for PM

If you want to understand why MP Bob Seely has shifted his support from Gove to Johnson, here’s our conversation with him. Many points were discussed, including why he thinks the candidates will be wise to listen to the needs of the Isle of Wight – and how that may lead to Boris Johnson visiting the Island.

Wednesday, 19th June, 2019 10:05pm

By Simon Perry with 30 readers' comments

‘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