Demand for homes continues

DEMAND for new homes in the region continued in the first half of 2016, according to figures from a developer.

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Campaign for Real Ale launches new book about historic pubs

BEER campaigners have unveiled their latest edition of Britain’s Best Real Heritage Pubs.


Horticultural summer fete

HAYLING Island Horticultural Society is hosting its Summer Show next month.

Cyclists at the velodrome at the Mountbatten Centre

Portsmouth cycling velodrome could be without lights for months because of dispute over £250,000 works

CYCLISTS are to lose the use of Portsmouth’s velodrome after dark until next year in a row over repairs to its floodlights.

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Wilmcote House in Somers Town

Portsmouth housing officials remain committed to Wilmcote House development

PORTSMOUTH’s head of housing has sought to reassure residents the revamp of a housing estate in the heart of the city will be completed to a high standard.

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Mr Pickwick pub landlady Nicky Richardson, front, and barmaid Rachael

Portsmouth pub Mr Pickwick faces uncertain future after lease is put up for sale

The future of a popular pub is in jeopardy after plans were unveiled to sell its lease.

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CONSUMER: Cooker problem leaves angry Sue hot under the collar

CONSUMER: Cooker problem leaves angry Sue hot under the collar

Sue Clifford was at boiling point when a new Hoover electric oven she bought from Wren Kitchens as part of a kitchen makeover package packed up just 10 months later and engineers couldn’t fix it.

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Businesses urged to buy coffee for cause

A CHARITY is calling on businesses to help transform the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world – just by switching to a new brand of coffee.


Volunteering service to close its shop doors in Southsea

A YOUTH volunteering service is to close its shop after five years.

Uber driver George-Razvan Bodescu outside The Akash in Albert Road, Southsea

Curry lovers can get free taxi rides home

CURRY lovers can take advantage of a free ride home now a Southsea restaurant has joined forces with a private hire company.

Supervisor Sue Lynn and owner Ben Brades at The Cinnamon Cafe in Southsea 
Picture Ian Hargreaves (161085-5)

Cafe brings healthy and tasty food to shop parade

HEALTHY but tasty food is on the menu as a new cafe has opened in a Southsea street.


Southsea community centre to start revamp

A COMMUNITY centre in Southsea will finally undergo a long-awaited revamp.

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Shoppers enjoy live music from young talent

SHOPPERS in Waterlooville were treated to live music from local bands.


Victorious Festival - Q&A

What time does Victorious Festival start and finish?

Yorkshire hosted the opening stage of the Tour de France in 2014

Tour de France cycling expert fears Portsmouth faces ‘uphill struggle’ for government funding

CYCLING officials fear the prime minister’s decision to fund Yorkshire’s bid to stage a premier cycling race is a blow to Portsmouth’s Tour de France aspirations.

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Hampshire leaders still pressing ahead with Solent devolution bid despite PM’s dismissal of mayoral role

COUNCIL leaders say plans to form a ‘Solent combined authority’ are still alive despite reports that Theresa May wants to scrap the appointment of a mayor to oversee the power group.

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Andras and Agnes Szabo, who created The Real Escape

Two new escape rooms open at puzzle attraction

POPULAR attraction The Real Escape is to open two new mind-bending rooms after a successful launch.

Air officials call for ban on carrying laser pens

Air officials call for ban on carrying laser pens

Air officials have called for people found carrying powerful laser pointers to be arrested even if they are not using them.


Aquarium holds ‘Great British Hake Off’

STAFF AT Portsmouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium are celebrating the return of the BBC’s Great British Bake Off by launching their own maritime themed version.

The original design for the Fareham Vannes twinning sculpture

Twinning statue to finally be unveiled by Fareham council

A CONTROVERSIAL sculpture to mark fifty years of twinning between two towns is finally set to be unveiled.

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