Isle of Wight Ferry

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Watch out for dense fog that could affect cross-Solent travel

Foggy start to the day by Scott Hedley

Might be worth allowing more time for your cross-Solent journey tomorrow given this weather warning for dense fog around Portsmouth and Southampton

Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019 5:34pm

By Sally Perry

Victoria of Wight wins top environmental award for £30million hybrid ferry

Jarvis Smith from the P.E.A. Awards, in association with Octopus Energy, presents Wightlink’s Keith Greenfield with the Travel Award

CEO of the ferry company said they've pledged to do all they can to "protect the sea, land and air around us by keeping the Solent clean, recycling as much as possible and reducing waste and emissions"

Monday, 2nd December, 2019 2:43pm

By Karen Woods with 3 readers' comments

Young Islanders head into the boardroom with ferry company CEO

Young leaders meet Captain Matt Mullins

Young Islanders had a chance to find out more about the Isle of Wight ferry company and quiz their CEO on a recent visit

Monday, 11th November, 2019 11:55am

By Karen Woods

Red Funnel’s ex-First Officer sentenced for child sex offence

Matthew Parker - Red-Funnel

The Red Funnel ex-First Officer was today sentenced, after pleading guilty to a child sex offence. Full details inside

Thursday, 7th November, 2019 4:50pm

By Simon Perry with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight battered by gale force winds: Cross-Solent and road travel affected

Jamie Russell - Stormy 3 640

It’s not just cross-Solent travel that is affected by the gale-force winds, you'll need to take care on the Island roads and around the coast too

Saturday, 2nd November, 2019 9:22am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Cross-Solent travel affected by strong winds

Jamie Russell - Stormy 3 640

Strong winds are affecting some cross-Solent travel this afternoon and with worse weather to come the disruption may extend into the weekend

Friday, 25th October, 2019 5:57pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Gale Fore 8 winds and tidal surge warning for the Isle of Wight


It's blowing a hoolie out there already, but by Saturday morning, along with Gale Force 8 winds and a tidal surge there may be flooding in some areas

Friday, 25th October, 2019 5:39pm

By Sally Perry

Work to tackle bullying in Isle of Wight schools celebrated at Anti-Bullying Awards

bully spelled out in game of scrabble

There were six winners in the Anti-Bullying Awards organised by the Isle of Wight council's safeguarding partnership and supported by Red Funnel

Tuesday, 22nd October, 2019 12:06pm

By Melissa Piercy

Ferry companies respond to Isle of Wight MP’s concerns about reliability over winter

DD ferry lights artwork

Read responses from the three Isle of Wight cross-Solent travel companies about winter preparations

Monday, 21st October, 2019 2:17pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 4 readers' comments

Nominate your Isle of Wight choice for Red Funnel’s Charity of the Year 2020

The Red Funnel team at Mountbatten's Osborne Run

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a company presentation to staff in December 2019

Monday, 21st October, 2019 11:27am

By Melissa Piercy with one comment

Portsmouth MP raises whether improved cross-Solent travel would have impact on economic prosperity or well-being

official portrait of Stephen Morgan MP

The MP for Portsmouth South has asked if the Dept for Transport has assessed whether improved transport links between the Isle of Wight and Portsmouth would have an effect on economic prosperity or well-being of Islanders

Thursday, 17th October, 2019 5:18pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Red Funnel switching to Winter timetable three weeks early

red funnel VOITH removed

Three days of reduced service then straight into Winter timetable

Friday, 11th October, 2019 6:10pm

By Simon Perry