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‘Mechanical Issue’ Cancels Wightlink Sailings

A mechanical issue has led to the cancellation of a number of sailings on Wightlink's Yarmouth to Lymington route today (Tuesday). The 4.05pm and 6.05pm crossings from Yarmouth have been suspended, as has the 5pm sailing from...

Isle Of Wight Ferry Firm Launches £10Million Vessel

Red Funnel’s latest addition has been officially launched in Birkenhead today (Tuesday). Scroll down to watch the boat's launch...The £10 million freight ferry will sail between between the Isle of Wight and Southampton, and is...

Shorwell Chainsaw Theft Prompts Police Warning

A chainsaw and radio have been stolen in Shorwell, prompting a warning from police. Hampshire Constabulary says both items were taken at some point overnight on Sunday (17).The thefts took place near the town's Main...

Isle Of Wight Festival Nominated For National Award

The Isle of Wight Festival could be about to receive national recognition. The iconic event, hosted at Newport's Seaclose Park, is up for Music Festival of the Year at the Music Week Awards 2019.Taking place...

Isle Of Wight Job Seeker Numbers Fall

The number of Islanders out of work and claiming Job Seeker's Allowance (JSA) has fallen year-on-year. In the month of January, 720 people were claiming - 410 less than in 2018.However, local figures also show...

Cars And Motorcycle Vandalised In East Cowes

At least one car and a motorcycle have been vandalised in East Cowes. In pictures sent to Isle of Wight Radio, the vehicles can be seen covered in a white substance - thought to be...

Yarmouth High Street Remains Closed Following Gas Leak

Yarmouth High Street continues to be closed, following a gas leak yesterday (Monday). As reported by Isle of Wight Radio, properties were evacuated after a gas pipe was damaged shortly before 4pm.This morning, High Street from...

Months Of Fishbourne Roadworks And Revised Wightlink Timetable

One of the key gateway roads to the Isle of Wight is to be upgraded by Island Roads later this year – resulting in a revised timetable on Wightlink’s Fishbourne to Portsmouth route. Work at...

Malfunction Halts Floating Bridge Service

The Floating Bridge is out of service this morning (Tuesday) after it suffered a malfunction. The council says a passenger launch service will come into force by 8am.The Cowes Floating Bridge has suffered a malfunction...

Isle Of Wight’s Southern Vectis Announces Rise In Fares

Isle of Wight bus firm Southern Vectis has announced plans to hike its fares. From 3 March, the price of the company's seven, 30 and 90 day Freedom tickets and Multi-day Bundles will go up.The...