The Isle of Wight has disappeared under a large grey cloud said to have come from the direction of Iceland.
No communication has been made between the Isle and the Mainland for over 4 hours, causing concern.
Search and rescue parties headed out 30 minutes ago, in the direction of the Isle. Rescuers ar all equipped with the latest 'see through ash' glasses, especially developed for such missions.
It is hoped that before the ash cloud fully engulfed them, all residents received the news in time and descended into their purpose-built underground bunkers.
The rescue parties are taking fresh water, food and medications to the Isle.
The last communication from the Isle came from Mrs. Frogbottom of Newby village when she was heard pleading,
"Please, please, please, if you can hear me on the mainland, record Coronation Street and Eastenders for us."
We will obviously keep you informed on this distressful situation.