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Tom Cotterill

Royal Navy sailors set for a historic first as they guard the Queen

SAILORS from the Royal Navy will soon be guarding royalty for the very first time as they prepare to take on their opening stint as the Queen’s ceremonial guard.

Defence 1

Shock surge as more people use food banks

DESPERATE families running out of cash are turning more towards foodbanks then ever before, a charity has said.

Politics

Tanker that will fuel navy’s new aircraft carriers arrive in Portsmouth

A GIANT new tanker that will one day fuel the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers has sailed into Portsmouth.

Defence 4
Councillor Andy Lenaghan

Masked thieves use crowbar to loot Hayling store sparking crimewave fears

FEARS of a surge in crime have been raised after a store was ransacked by a gang of thieves.

Crime
Retiring Commander Jane Allen, of Portsdown Hill, who is off to tackle a year-long trek around the coast of Britain for charity

Jane keeps marching on for a good cause

RETIREMENT is meant to be a time to kick back, relax and live a carefree life – unless, that is, you are Commander Jane Allen.

Defence
Uninsured driver who was ‘all over the place’ has car seized near Waterlooville

Uninsured driver who was ‘all over the place’ has car seized near Waterlooville

POLICE seized a car after its driver went through a red light and drove the wrong way around a roundabout.

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Pair fined heavily for flouting parking rules in Gosport

MOTORISTS flouting parking laws have been fined.

Crime 2

Gosport MP faces a grilling over Universal Credit delays

PRESSURE is piling on the government to address delays in payments of a new benefit allowance to needy residents.

Politics 2

Thieves raid Cowplain shop three times in a day

SHOP staff have fallen victim to a spate of thefts in a single day, police have said.

Crime 2
Gill Elton of Hayling Island

Popular Christmas concert returns to Hayling Island

ROUSING tunes will be the order of the day as a popular charity concert makes its festive return.

Health
Russell Allen who came to national media attention when he was soaked outside Debenhams is now feeding homeless people in Portsmouth.


Picture: Habibur Rahman

Homeless man soaked by Debenhams security staff a year ago says charity work in Portsmouth has changed his life

WHEN homeless man Russell Allen was doused with water while sleeping outside a shop last Christmas it caused a national outcry and led to an apology from one of the UK’s top high street retailers.

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HMS Sutherland escorting the Russian ship the Vice Admiral Kulakov on a previous occasion in the Channel

Royal Navy frigate called as two Russian warships enter British waters

A ROYAL Navy frigate was deployed after Russia sent two of its vessels into British waters.

Defence 2
HMS Queen Elizabeth, the Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier, as she left Portsmouth for the first time

REVEALED: The new luxury interiors of the Royal Navy’s biggest warship

WITH plush interiors and fine leather seats, one would be forgiven for thinking this is the lobby of a top hotel.

Defence 4

Documentary following life of remarkable Havant teen set for TV release

HE HAS been an inspiration to so many children and adults alike. Now the extraordinary story of Havant lad Lewis Hine will be hitting the small screen.

Health
SOLEMNITY Observing the silence at Portsmouths Guildhall Square Pictures: Mike Cooter (171547-258)

‘It has never been more important to support our armed forces’ says former head of Royal Navy

GREAT Britain must remain steadfast in the face of tyranny with a proud military that has the backing of the people.

Defence
Remembrance services across Havant area in tribute to the fallen

Remembrance services across Havant area in tribute to the fallen

COMMUNITIES united in memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice defending the nation.

Defence
HMS Collingwood Volunteer Band

Picture: Duncan Shepherd (171211-190120006)

Thousands rally to join Remembrance events and parades across Fareham and Gosport

SILENCE filled the streets as thousands of people paused in tribute to those who have given their lives for their country.

Defence

Portsmouth rallies to remember its fallen on Remembrance Sunday

GREAT Britain must remain steadfast in the face of tyranny with a proud military that has the backing of the people.

Defence 1
A crash has led to delays on a major Portsmouth road

BREAKING: Fire sparks evacuation of Portsmouth’s South Parade Pier

VISITORS had to be evacuated from a pier in Portsmouth after a fire broke out.

News 2
An aerial view of Portsmouth Harbour.   Picture: Shaun Roster PPP-170908-102625001

Waterlooville sailor fined for speeding in Portsmouth Harbour

A MAN has been fined for speeding in Portsmouth Harbour.

Crime
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