Councillor calls to save bus he said ‘few were using’

A COUNCILLOR was left red-faced after pleading for a bus service to be saved – only to be told moments later it was his comments that swung the axe.


Rail operator ‘very sorry’

A RAIL operator says it is ‘very sorry’ for the disruption its passengers faced due to the impact of Storm Doris on Thursday.

Trainee air traffic controller David Wright at NATS Hampshire training facility.

From Star Wars... to Swanwick Nats

HE HELPED defeat the Galactic Empire as an X-wing pilot in Star Wars: Rogue One, but now David Wright has set his sights on becoming an air traffic controller.

The app will be designed to help avoid congestion

Portsmouth city council gains funding to kick-start app plans to help reduce congestion

A PLAN to create a hi-tech mobile app that could see drivers get real-time alerts about congestion has been given vital funding to get the wheels in motion.

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From left: Ken Storer (83), Ray Potts celebrating his 75th birthday today, and Pete Jolliffe (70) all from Gosport. 

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Hundreds flock to join Gosport’s premier beer festival

KEGS of booze were in full flow last night as punters rushed to enjoy the opening of one of the area’s premier beer festivals.

Chris Dixon with daughters Laurie, Erin and Silly Scott     				 Picture: Sarah Standing (170265-7416)

Marina fun

FAMILIES have been flocking to a marina to take part in some half-term fun.


Nude TV show is on the look out for Portsmouth singletons

A TV production company is on the look out for people to appear on its dating show – in the buff.

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Ferris Cowper, leader of East Hampshire District Council

District to be ‘tax free by 2022’ vows leader

EAST Hampshire will become a ‘council tax free’ zone by 2022 because of the cash it’s making buying property, says the leader of the district authority.

Genevieve Keay runs the Cafe au Cinema in Southsea Picture Ian Hargreaves (170220-1)

How your start-up can stand out in the crowd

So, you want to set up a start-up and think about launching your own cafe or shop.

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QUIZ: What type of cat are you?

What type of feline are you? Here’s your chance to find out the answer.

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8am Travel Update

8am Travel Update

HERE is this morning’s travel news.


Team Britannia receives boost ahead of world record challenge

AN experienced powerboat racer has joined Team Britannia’s efforts to race around the world in a record time.


Students take a tour of housing development to see work in action

STUDENTS from the University of Portsmouth gained an insight into the housebuilding industry on a visit to a new housing development in Waterlooville.

From left, Dave Daniels and Irwin, Mat Killeen, Dave Taylor, David Alexander, Matthew Cooper and Mattie and Andrew Hurdle 
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Blind bowlers left upset after fees go up in holidays

A GROUP of partially-sighted and blind 10-pin bowlers have spoken of their frustration at a hike in the fee to play during the school holidays.

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The Titchfield Mill in Mill Lane, Titchfield

There’s food at the mill – if you’re prepared to wait...

Whether it’s a light flaky puff or a perfect buttery crust, rolling out the dough and celebrating British Pie Week (March 6 to 12) is a marvellous excuse to partner your pastry with a delicious glass of vino. Here’s what to sip with your slice...


Government investment top for firms

HELP from government to invest in new technologies is top of the wish list for manufacturing executives in the south east, according to a new report from KPMG.

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Zoe McCarthy from Waltham Chase, owner of Zoe Barker Textiles in Wickham, designs wedding stationery 

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Mumpreneur Zoe up for national award with her designs

ENTREPRENEUR Zoe McCarthy has spoken of her pride as her wedding stationery business has been short-listed for a national award.

Mark Harman tries out the driving simulator with Dan Hatch, the director of Blueflame Digital

Firm’s software is tackling road safety dangers

A FIRM that specialises in creating training software has been working to develop a driving simulator to tackle road safety dangers.


Hungry Horse brings in pest control for mouse

THE company that runs a pub where a mouse was reportedly spotted has brought in extra pest control measures.


Dog day care opens doors

DOG owners are being invited to check out the services at a dog day care centre’s open day.

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