P & O have confirmed 300 of the 1,800 passengers on board the Oriana cruise ship were affected by the vomiting bug norovirus. Passengers left the ship this morning after it arrived in Southampton after a tour of the Baltics. The cruise company had said only nine people fell ill.
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Tens of thousands of rail passengers are facing mass train cancelations every day at Southern because of ongoing sickness by guards.
Wednesday afternoon's weather for the east of the region
Wednesday afternoon's weather for the west of the region