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Rail minister promises South West Train network improvements ‘as soon as possible’

Rail minister Paul Maynard has promised passengers travelling between Portsmouth and London that improvements to the South West Trains network will be made as soon as possible.

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Steve Cripps (centre) with members and representatives of the charities 
Picture: Habibur Rahman (170314-183456006)

Twelve good causes get share of cash

TWELVE charities have each been handed a cheque from property professionals after a year of fundraising.

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33 is the magic number - the age when Brits think they can afford a house

33 is the magic number - the age when Brits think they can afford a house

The average age when Britons living in rented accommodation think they’ll be able to afford their own house is 33.

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What improvements can Portsmouth train passengers expect after the South West Trains takeover?

The new bosses of South West Trains have told passengers in Portsmouth they can expect faster trains to London and more services under their ownership.

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POLL: What improvements do you want to see on our train network?

POLL: What improvements do you want to see on our train network?

What improvements would you like to see on the South West Trains network?

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Chinese company to take over running of South West Trains

Chinese company to take over running of South West Trains

A Chinese company will help operate one of the biggest rail franchises in the country after a surprise announcement by the government.

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Anne Gill with her staff and founders of Wolf Eyewear at Anne Gill Eyecare, in London Road, North End, from left: Lynn Mills, Darcey Simon, Julie Wadey, Tom Wolf, Anne Gill, Ian Wolf and Sue Woods

Designer and customers mark shop’s four years

INDEPENDENT optician Anne Gill Eyecare celebrated its fourth birthday with an open event alongside leading British designers, Wolf Eyewear.

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Samantha Worsey inside Southsea Bathing Hut's new premises.
Picture Ian Hargreaves  (170324-1)

Samantha moves into new base for soap and glory

IT ALL started on a kitchen table in a Southsea home.

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The staff of Huis outside the bar

Bar owner says rise in crime in Southsea has forced him to reduce his trade

PERSISTENT crime and antisocial behaviour has forced a small business to reduce its hours – leading to jobs being lost and leaving its future hanging in the balance.

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Fareham salon is named as one of the best in the country

A FAREHAM salon has been named as one of the best in the UK in a prestigious national competition.

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Staff raise money by wearing green

A BUILDERS’ merchants’ team dressed in green to raise money for the Aldingbourne Trust.

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Payback for PPI

Payback for PPI

PPI has dominated headlines in recent years - but now a line is set to be drawn under the scandal after the City regulator announced a deadline for making complaints.

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LISTED: Roadworks across the south this week

LISTED: Roadworks across the south this week

Highways England says the following roadworks are planned across the south this week:-

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Portsmouth worse than national average for not buying Mother’s Day gifts

Portsmouth worse than national average for not buying Mother’s Day gifts

Shoppers in Portsmouth are leaving the purchase of Mother’s Day gifts to the last minute or they’re not buying their mum anything at all, according to new research released today.

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The Fountain in Rowlands Castle

Live music hub in Rowlands Castle closes after 285 years

A PUB that has been at the heart of a community for 285 years has now closed its doors.

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The Coffee Cup on Eastney Esplanade

Coffee Cup to mark decade with a free party on Eastney Esplanade

A DECADE of business will be celebrated with a party on the seafront for a Portsmouth coffee shop company.

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PRYZM is taking over Liquid and Envy. Picture: www.facebook.com/LukeStrattaPhotography www.lukestrattaphotography.co.uk

£1m revamp and 75 new jobs as Portsmouth nightclub Liquid and Envy changes hands

A NIGHTCLUB in Portsmouth city centre is to undergo a £1m renovation.

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Portsmouth property prices have increased. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Portsmouth beats London as property prices soar

FIGURES show Portsmouth is second in the country for price house growth, only coming behind Manchester.

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READER’S OPINION: Ownership age of motor vehicles should be raised to 21

READER’S OPINION: Ownership age of motor vehicles should be raised to 21

I can’t say I was over-impressed with your correspondent Derek Dod’s ideas for dealing with road congestion.

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The fun fair at Clarence Pier in Southsea.  Picture: Sarah Standing (160944-6733) PPP-160725-173455001

Preparing for new £1 coin costs councils and firms thousands

BUSINESSES and councils have been forced to fork out thousands of pounds in preparation for the introduction of the new £1 coin.

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