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People from our region who emigrated to Australia after the war have been joining in with celebrations to mark P&O's anniversary
The Princess Royal reviewed the seven ships in P&O Cruises' fleet at Southampton in an anniversary marred by foul weather and traffic chaos.
Delays possible on P and O Ferries between Dover and Calais due to fog. Delays and cancellations are possible this morning.
Delays of up to 45 minutes on P and O Ferries between Dover and Calais due to earlier industrial action in Calais.
The Princess Royal reviewed the seven ships in P&O Cruises' fleet at Southampton to mark the company's 175th anniversary.
These were the scenes this morning as, through the mist, seven liners - Adonia, Arcadia, Oceana, Azura, Ventura, Aurora and Oriana - arrived in Southampton. Mike Pearse has this report:
It's been a day of celebrations - a record seven luxury cruise liners and 40,000 passengers and crew, all in honour of P&O's 175th anniversary.
But, with the crowds came what some described as "organised chaos" - traffic jams in and around the city of Southampton - and passengers waiting hours for taxis or coaches to reach their destinations. Kerry Swain reports.