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FLOATING BRIDGE SAGA REPORT RELEASED BY COUNCIL

A much-awaited review report into the design, build and delivery of the new Cowes Floating Bridge has been published in preparation for the Isle of Wight Council’s Scrutiny Committee meeting on 9th January 2018 – but a number of technical design issues have not been detailed in the report for ‘legal reasons’. The report – commissioned and presented by Council leader, …

RED FUNNEL CANCELLATIONS DUE TO TECHNICAL ISSUE

UPDATED: A technical issue on one of Red Funnel’s car ferries has resulted in a number of cancellations being made. Earlier this morning the 09:45 East Cowes to Southampton sailing was cancelled due to a ‘technical issue’, with the 10:30 then running some 90 minutes behind timetable. The cross-Solent operator has now announced that the following sailings have all been pulled …

MET OFFICE WARNS OF STRONG FRIDAY MORNING WINDS

UPDATED: The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind this morning (Friday), which could cause disruption to cross-Solent travel. A spell of strong winds is expected during the early to mid-morning as potent, heavy showers with a chance of hail and thunder spread eastwards across southern England. Gusts of 45 to 50 mph are likely quite widely …

CAR CRASHES INTO LAMPPOST AT WHIPPINGHAM

UPDATED: A car has collided with a lamppost on the Newport exit of Racecourse Roundabout this afternoon (Thursday).  Police and ambulance crews are in attendance at Whippingham as a result of the yellow Mazda MX-5 losing control and veering across the carriageway into a large lamppost. A number of bollards have also been wiped out on the central grassed reservation. …

STAFF ILLNESS RESULTS IN REDUCED TRAIN SERVICE

Island Line will be running a reduced service between Ryde Pier Head and Shanklin until the end of today (Thursday) due to staff illness. Although rail connections with the Wightlink catamaran will not be affected, the reduced service will cause disruption to those travelling up and down the East side of the Island. The 07 minutes past the hour train …

MORNING CRASH CLOSES BRADING DOWNS

UPDATED: Brading Downs has been closed by Police this morning (Thursday) as a result of a road traffic collision. Emergency services are currently in attendance on the highest point of the road between the Ashey Road turn off and The Mall, Brading. They were called to the scene at around 07:00. Island Echo understands the road is particularly icy in …

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