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Tom Cotterill

Chichester-born soldier ran to save victims of Vegas shooting

A BRAVE soldier has told of the moment he risked his life to help victims of the Las Vegas shooting atrocity.

Defence
An RAF Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II jet

MPs grill defence firm and military top brass over F-35 PR disaster

MILITARY chiefs and leaders of a major defence firm have faced stinging criticism from MPs over a PR disaster for the UK’s new F-35b stealth jet.

Defence

PTSD fears after shock report on HMS Sheffield sinking is revealed

VETERANS who survived the sinking of HMS Sheffield during the Falklands War have defended their crew’s actions after a damning report into the tragedy was revealed.

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Police are appealing for witnesses

Thief preys on pal in Waterlooville phone theft

A DISTRESSED man who sought comfort from a friend is suspected of stealing his pal’s mobile phone.

Crime 1
Police tape

Noisy yobs smash windows in Waterlooville

POLICE are hunting a gang ‘noisy’ yobs after they smashed windows in a small residential road.

Crime
CGI shots of what the Type 31 general purpose frigate could look like

Battle begins to name new Type 26 frigate HMS Portsmouth

CITY leaders have called on the government to name one of the Royal Navy’s new hi-tech frigates HMS Portsmouth.

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Diana McCormack, a senior conservator on HMS Victory is to join an Antarctic adventure following the footsteps of famed explorer Captain Scott Picture: Chris Stephens

Portsmouth’s Diana joins Antarctic mission to save sites of famed explorers

A HISTORY-loving conservation expert has scooped the role of a lifetime helping to preserve the bases of some of the world’s greatest explorers.

Defence
The torpedo which was speared by the merchant ship's anchor

Portsmouth navy divers save ship packed 1,000 tonnes of fuel after anchor spears torpedo

ROYAL Navy bomb disposal experts kept a cool head as they blew up a test torpedo which had been speared by the anchor of a merchant vessel – laden with hundreds of tonnes of fuel.

Defence
Able Chef Claire Forster, left, and Able Chef Jordan Weatherill Picture: LPhot Barry Swainsbury

Navy’s top cooks clinch a haul of medals in contest

CULINARY chiefs from the Royal Navy have scooped a haul of medals in a major inter-service cooking competition.

Defence
Tipton House in Somers Town

Portsmouth pensioner wearing fake beard launches attack on neighbour

A RAMPAGING pensioner wearing a false beard and armed with a hammer threatened to kill his neighbour after a noise complaint row escalated.

Crime 2

Warning issued after flat fire in Portsmouth

FIREFIGHTERS have issued a warning to homeowners after a kitchen blaze in a flat sparked a major response.

News

Smoke seen coming from window of Portsmouth tower block

SIX fire crews have been called after smoke was seen coming out of the window of an eighth-floor tower block flat.

News
Navy veteran Davy Jay and his wife Catherine

Traumatised sailor with PTSD was too scared to leave his Portsmouth home for 16 years

FOR 16 years he was a prisoner in his own home, too frightened to leave it.

Defence 1
Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane

Hampshire young people urged to join crime-fighting panel

YOUNG people are being called to have their say on the crime and policing issues that matter most to them.

Crime
The Pipistrelle bat, which is a protected species

Havant pair fined for destroying roost of protected bat

TWO men have been fined after destroying the breeding site of a protected bat.

Crime 2
The support team and volunteers.
Picture: Habibur Rahman

New website is the ‘answer’ to Portsmouth homeless crisis

AN ANSWER to beating Portsmouth’s homelessness crisis could be on the horizon with the launch of a new initiative.

Politics 1
Anthony Bessey

Waterlooville dad with drink and drug problems took his own life

A TROUBLED dad took his life after a long battle against mental health issues.

Health
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