Leader says the business rate system is still ‘fundamentally flawed’

BUSINESSES have welcomed a promised drop in interest rates – but say more needs to be done and the system should be overhauled.


‘Bullies drove me to suicide attempt... now I’m joining Prince to fight back’

CAMPAIGNER Chloe Hine has told Prince William how bullies drove her to attempt suicide.


Web firm sponsors ambitious Gosport sailor

THE success of gaming gadget the Nintendo Switch is helping drive a turnaround at retailer Game Digital after it slumped to a £10m annual loss.

Sponsor Sasha Francis, left, and Nail Technician of the Year winner Erin Searle from Nails by Erin in Fareham

Winner Erin celebrates third accolade at industry showcase

Beauty technician Erin Searle is still celebrating after winning the Nail Technician of the Year accolade at this year’s Hair and Beauty Awards.

The Coach and Horses in Hilsea

Punters are invited back to see changes

THE Coach and Horses has reopened after a refit.


Increase in bookings as rail strikes continue

A COACH firm says it has seen a rise in bookings this week during the train strike.


Lawyer in award shortlist

A LAWYER has been shortlisted for an award.


Company completes £3.5 million project for school

A CONSTRUCTION company from Fareham has completed a new college building.

Staff at Tulls Butchers in Wickham, former Butcher of the Year winners - from left:  Mikey Jordan, Jake Chambers, Rob Holbrooke and owner Ben Sawyers     
Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (150845-3)

Prime time for our top butcher, but who will be next?

AN AWARD-WINNING butcher has spoken of his firm’s ongoing success since winning The News Butcher of the Year competition.

Wendy Meredith and Deborah Buckingham at The Leopold Tavern

New managers step right up at Leopold Tavern launch party

Two friends are embarking on a new adventure together in their new positions as managers of The Leopold Tavern.

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Les Gregory, product and training services director at BAE Systems, at the 2016 awards

Sponsor says event is ‘ideal platform’

AS a returning sponsor at this year’s The News Business Excellence Awards, BAE Systems knows all too well the success that can come from winning a coveted accolade.


Emsworth pub named in Camra’s 2018 guide

OWNERS of The Bluebell Inn pub in Emsworth have spoken of their joy after being told they will feature in the Camra Good Beer Guide 2018.

Gary Moreton-Jones and Ian Clarke  Picture: Johnny Black

New restaurant offers fish, chips and a twist

A NEW fish and chip shop has opened in Southsea, promising homemade beer batter and a traditional treat with a twist.

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Portsmouth MP calls on Theresa May to act ‘urgently’ after hundreds of jobs axed at BAE Systems

WORKERS were left stunned yesterday after defence giant BAE Systems’ decision to cut hundreds of jobs across its maritime sector.

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