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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

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