‘Climate change not going to wait for anyone’ says Portsmouth councillor as sea defences scheme approved


The City Council are pressing ahead with the controversial sea defence scheme, aimed at protecting over 8,000 city homes

Friday, 6th December, 2019 6:21pm

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

Free hover and bus travel for veterans and armed forces this Sunday

woman holding a giant poppy on bus

Two more Isle of Wight transport providers have offered free travel on Remembrance Sunday for serving military personnel and veterans

Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 8:07am

By Sally Perry

Hovertravel helps Islanders honour D-Day heroes for 75th anniversary next week

Hovertravel and D-DAY75

As well as the special deal for veterans next week, there is a slightly revised timetable on the Hovertravel service.

Friday, 31st May, 2019 6:30pm

By Stephen Forster

Hovertravel launches HoverCare NHS staff fares

Hovercraft and the NHS Professional Card

Hovertravel have launched a new discounted range of fares for all NHS and primary care workers who wish to commute across the Solent

Wednesday, 1st May, 2019 3:17pm

By Stephen Forster with 4 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

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