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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

High waves and strong winds cause cross-Solent travel disruption

crashing waves tim wells

Adverse wind conditions coupled with the direction of the tide has resulted in significant wave heights across the Solent and affecting cross-Solent travel.

Friday, 8th February, 2019 4:44pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Met Office update strong wind weather warning for the Isle of Wight

This wind vane warns you how windy it can get in parts of the Isle of Wight.

The weather warning has been updated by the Met Office and will not last as long as previously forecast.

Friday, 8th February, 2019 10:20am

By Sally Perry

LIVE Isle of Wight snow, schools and travel updates: 1 February 2019

Snow on the Isle of Wight

Check back here to see the latest news on school closures, roads and cross-Solent travel during the snow and ice days.

Friday, 1st February, 2019 7:02am

By Sally Perry

Port worker who jumped from ferry ‘never got over’ break-up of 25-year relationship

St Cecilia on a sunny day

Alan Stafford from Southsea was seen jumping from the Wightlink ferry last August and despite an extensive search, was not discovered until six days later further up the coast. The coroner's inquest heard today what had led to his actions.

Tuesday, 29th January, 2019 4:51pm

By Sally Perry

St Cecilia’s biggest fan is ‘Captain for the Day’

Captain Jim Blanch and Ellis Yeats on the Bridge of St Cecilia

Young Ellis had captured the hearts of everyone at Wightlink so was offered to be VIP ‘Captain for the Day’ on the retiring ferry, St Cecilia, last week.

Monday, 28th January, 2019 8:22am

By Karen Woods

Wightlink’s oldest ferry heads off to a new life in the Mediterranean

St Cecilia on a sunny day

During her time in the Solent, St Cecilia was used as a filming location for the BBC TV children’s programme Grange Hill and the French film, A Loving Father, starring Gérard Depardieu.

Tuesday, 15th January, 2019 10:28am

By Karen Woods with 6 readers' comments

Change to ferry service to allow for essential maintenance work

Yarmouth terminal

Advance warning of the changes to the ferry service to allow for essential maintenance work that is planned to start in March 2019.

Friday, 11th January, 2019 1:17pm

By Karen Woods

Work to reinstate town car park well underway, says councillor

red funnel town car park 2

The local councillor says this development is "a positive step forwards" and that "by opening up the area, it will change the look and feel of our town comparatively".

Monday, 7th January, 2019 1:04pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Dense fog forecast for the Isle of Wight and south of England

Fog from pepperpot - road

Dense fog is expected across the Isle of Wight and south of England this afternoon and into tomorrow. Expect slower journeys and travel delays.

Thursday, 27th December, 2018 12:59pm

By Sally Perry

Wightlink charters foot passenger vessel for Yarmouth commuters

CRC Gladiator

Wightlink charters a vessel to provide a foot passenger service for Lymington-Yarmouth commuters during temporary wind restrictions.

Thursday, 20th December, 2018 3:45pm

By Karen Woods with one comment