Portsmouth’s new Flaming Rooster restaurant will become the first of many, says owner

A RESTAURANT owner has big plans for a new franchise after its doors were opened to the public for the first time.

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The Abbaye aux Hommes, built by William the Conqueror, in Caen. Picture: Emilie Ursule/ Normandy Regional Tourist Board

A foodie Segway tour through fascinating Caen

It’s a city of soaring spires and high culture, steeped in history and with a serious obsession with food.

The shiphall

Government slams door on attempts to salvage £300,000 Portsmouth shiphall fund

THE door has been slammed shut on efforts to claw back from Whitehall £300,981 set aside to bring new businesses into Portsmouth’s shiphall.

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Resurfacing work to continue on motorway sections

RESURFACING work on the M27’s westbound carriageway will continue until next Friday.

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Portsmouth drivers were angered after complications led to them being caught up in massive rush hour tailbacks (5126-1)

THIS WEEK IN 1981: City tempers frayed amid rush hour chaos

Southern Gas faced a storm of protest after its workmen brought rush hour misery to thousands of Portsmouth commuters.


Service will be back to normal next week, says Southern

BELEAGUERED rail firm Southern has moved to clear up confusion about its service next week.

The employment fair will bring Gosport businesses and residents together

COUNCILLOR STEPHEN PHILPOT: Promoting town’s career opportunities

MORE than 500 jobs will be on offer when Gosport’s largest careers and training exhibition returns on January 26.

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Alan on a walk along the Hayling Billy path with staff from Hampshire County Council

ALAN MAK: Let our sporting success inspire you in 2017

I KNOW many residents were inspired by our sporting heroes of 2016 – from the England rugby team going unbeaten to Andy Murray becoming world number one, to our record haul of Olympic golds medals at Rio.

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A fire broke out on a Wightlink car ferry yesterday.
Picture date Thursday 19th January, 2017. Picture by Christopher Ison. Contact +447544 044177 PPP-170119-105506001

Reduced Wightlink service between Portsmouth and Fisbourne after ferry fire

A REDUCED service is running between Portsmouth and Fishbourne following a devastating fire on a Wightlink car ferry yesterday.

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7.30am Travel Update

Here is this morning’s travel news.


Concerns for wildlife ahead of development at Gosport fort

CONCERNS have been raised about the wildlife at a former Royal Navy fort which is due to be redeveloped.

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UK must remain friends with European countries says Hampshire MP

THE MP for East Hampshire believes it is crucial the UK continues to stay ‘friends’ with European countries after Brexit is triggered.

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Portsmouth council boss hits back at ‘culture of secrecy’ concerns

THE leader of Portsmouth City Council has hit back at claims her main political rival needed to use the Freedom of Information Act to expose the authority’s financial affairs.

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The Dolphin, Old Portsmouth

Five of the best traditional pubs in Portsmouth

The Dolphin

41 High Street

A great example of a self-styled ‘village pub’ in the heart of Old Portsmouth, The Dolphin is also the city’s oldest, dating back to 1716. Recently refurbished as a Bermondsey Pub Company bar, it features a window frame said to have been signed by Nelson.

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The BAE shiphall, which Magma had planned to move into

Row erupts after £300,000 Portsmouth shiphall cashpot is sent back to Whitehall

A ROW has erupted over a decision to send back £300,981 to the government that was set aside to encourage business back into a Portsmouth shiphall.

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Licence reminder for area’s hotels

HOTELS across the area are urged to make sure they have their TV licence in check after new rules came into force.


Britten-Norman continue to object to plans for IFA2 interconnector

PROPOSALS for a new £500m interconnector at an airfield have been criticised by an aviation manufacturer.

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The Kings Theatre, Southsea held an Open Day giving members of the public an oppourtunity to explore areas usually of limits and find out more about the theatre. - "The Kings Theatre" Picture Credit: Keith Woodland. PPP-170115-174603001

Theatre’s heritage project receives funding

A HERITAGE project that will look at the role of a theatre through the First World War has been awarded nearly £10,000 of lottery funding.

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Whiteley’s newest steak restaurant and bar offering half-price food pre-opening

A NEW steak restaurant and bar is offering trials of its service before its grand opening.

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