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

Video: Don’t worry, the hover wasn’t in a bother – here’s why

hover training in the Solent

You might have seen the hovercraft out on the water this lunchtime looking as though it was in trouble, having to turn back and return to the terminal. If you were wondering what had happened, here's the detail.

Friday, 8th March, 2019 2:48pm

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

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

Appeal to bring home original Isle of Wight built Cushioncraft CC7 hovercraft

cushioncraft c7

Your help is needed to secure this icon of engineering excellence for British aviation heritage and bring the original Cushioncraft CC7 back to the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 19th December, 2018 3:52pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Ferry companies claim reliable services in reply to MP’s questions

bob seely parliament islands debate

The MP says he's pleased the operators are taking responsibility for incidents seriously and that they understand passengers’ frustrations and anger over what's happened over last few months.

Tuesday, 13th November, 2018 12:09pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 5 readers' comments

MP demands answers from cross-Solent travel companies over disruption

Bob Seely

Bob Seely has written to the heads of the three cross-Solent ferry companies, asking them to explain the ongoing disruption Islanders have had to experience since August.

Tuesday, 30th October, 2018 3:32pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

HoverCare introduces customer cards for enhanced service


The HoverCare card, as well as acting as identification for discounted HoverCare for on-going travel, can also show that the holder has reduced mobility, autism, dementia, reduced vision or impaired hearing. OnTheWight has details of how to apply for yours.

Monday, 15th October, 2018 2:56pm

By Feature Writer

Hovertravel customers rely on Wightlink to cross Solent (updated)

Train on ryde pier

Due to an ongoing technical issue, Hovertravel customers are having to rely on Wightlink to cross the Solent this morning.

Monday, 1st October, 2018 8:01am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Hovertravel’s technical issues result in 4+ week revised timetable

New hovercraft

Hovertravel have had to revert to a revised timetable for the next few weeks as a fault on the Solent Flyer is repaired. There are a number of cancellations to the timetable.

Friday, 21st September, 2018 2:42pm

By Stephen Forster with 2 readers' comments

Ferry passengers with disabilities urged to take MCA survey

wheelchair by sea

If you have disabilities and travel on any of the ferry services, the Island MP is urging you to complete an MCA survey on accessibility.

Tuesday, 7th August, 2018 1:05pm

By The Office of Bob Seely

Hovertravel offer sincere apologies for disrupted service

New hovercraft

The Managing Director of Hovertravel has offered his sincere apologies to customers and reassures them that the company is focused on resolving the recent issues.

Friday, 27th July, 2018 11:57am

By Sally Perry