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Met Office warning for heavy thundery showers all day

Raining cats and dogs

It's going to be 'raining cats and dogs' all day today - watch out for surface water on the roads if you are travelling.

Friday, 7th June, 2019 10:13am

By Sally Perry

Courage of soldiers on D-Day to be commemorated by ferry company

HMS Ryde off Omaha Beach, painted by Ventnor artist Rod Williams

All sorts of tributes will be paid at Wightlink to the courageous servicemen and women who risked their lives on D-Day 75 years ago.

Tuesday, 4th June, 2019 10:33am

By Karen Woods

Wightlink to trial overnight Fastcats throughout the summer

Wight Ryder II 300 dpi

Great news for anyone going out in the evening in Portsmouth over the summer as Wightlink announce a new overnight timetable.

Tuesday, 14th May, 2019 5:46pm

By Karen Woods with 3 readers' comments

60-70 mph winds could affect the Isle of Wight

windy by Johnny McClung

If you are planning to cross the Solent during the period of the weather warning expect delays.

Thursday, 25th April, 2019 9:58am

By Sally Perry

Red Funnel’s new freight ferry arrives

Alwyn Rees, Head of Marine Operations, Red Funnel

Red Kestrel will operate between Southampton and the Isle of Wight and will officially enter service in May.

Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019 9:59am

By Lisa Norman

Red Jet 3 says farewell to the Solent and heads off to Croatia

Red Jet 3

Red Jet 3 was one of the original Solent Class Hi-Speed catamaran ferries and has ferried millions of passengers across the Solent over the last 20 years.

Wednesday, 27th March, 2019 9:30am

By Lisa Norman

Nab Tower gets new upgrades to make the Solent safer

New equipment on Nab TowerMar 2019

The addition of a range of new equipment fitted to the Nab Tower should make the busy Solent waters safer to navigate.

Monday, 25th March, 2019 6:07pm

By Hayley Griffith with one comment

Met Office forecasts up to 65 mph winds for the Isle of Wight this week

woman's hair blowing in the wind

Get ready for more strong winds, trees down and disruption to cross-Solent travel as the Met Office forecast wind gusts of up to 50-55 mph inland and 65 mph along the coastlines.

Monday, 11th March, 2019 2:08pm

By Sally Perry

Red Funnel reopens East Cowes town car park

karl love - opening of car park in east cowes

The car park in East Cowes was officially opened today and East Cowes town councillor Karl Love says it "brings a new feel to our town centre environment and will attract much needed businesses for local shops".

Friday, 22nd February, 2019 4:13pm

By Karl Love

Thick fog continues to cause travel delays

Town-Quay-fog-Red-Funnel cropped

The thick fog is expected to continue to envelope the Isle of Wight coastline until Saturday morning, so watch out for further cross-Solent delays.

Friday, 22nd February, 2019 12:59pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

New Daisy Bus and service secured for cancer patients thanks to fundraising efforts

daisy bus

Anyone involved in fundraising to save the Wessex Cancer Trust Daisy Bus service for cancer patients is invited to a celebration next week.

Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 6:09pm

By Lorraine White

No-deal Brexit plans for Portsmouth likened to ‘Dad’s Army comedy’

dad's army stamps

Many people on the Isle of Wight have been wondering what impact a no-deal Brexit might have on travel through Portsmouth. One of the city's councillors says the plan being drawn up has "Dad’s Army written all over it".

Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 11:23am

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments