900 motorists across south still driving despite having 12 or more penalty points

Around 900 drivers in the south are still legally on the road despite having racked up enough penalty points for a ban.

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Hovertravel services suspended

Hovertravel services between Southsea and the Isle of Wight were suspended today as high winds hit the area.


Portsmouth City Council staff sickness rate up for debate

THE rate of staff sick leave on Portsmouth City Council is to be discussed at a meeting.

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Figures show staff absences in NHS organisations

STAFF sickness has led to nearly 8,000 days of absences in the NHS in the area.


Portsmouth garage near Pompey ground seeks to sell booze 24 hours a day

A PORTSMOUTH petrol garage has applied for a 24-hour alcohol licence.

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Uncertainty continues to surround future of Portsmouth pub site

Calls have been made for the site of a former community pub to be redeveloped.

Operations Director Sandy O'Neill, left, with volunteers Bridget Day and Derek Woodhall at Cosham Citizens Advice Bureau which is closing down.
 Picture Ian Hargreaves.

Portsmouth Citizens Advice branch faces axe as funding dries up

THE death knell has sounded for a vital family support hub – sparking fears more people will be forced into poverty.

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Fareham Innovation Centre

Multi-million expansion of Fareham business hub to create 300 new jobs

A MAJOR £6.6m extension to a thriving business hub has been approved – paving the way to creating nearly 300 jobs.

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CONSUMER: Lee relieved as Streetwise gets a result over Amazon refund

CONSUMER: Lee relieved as Streetwise gets a result over Amazon refund

Loyal Amazon customer, Lee Hayward was furious when the online retailer refused to refund him for a wireless Bluetooth headset which didn’t measure up to the sales pitch.


Supermarket staff help blind charity put on a free lunch

SHOP staff helped a charity to provide lunch for blind and partially-sighted people from across the city.

Janet Ilett is becoming a dog trainer 

Picture:  Malcolm Wells (170213-2317)

Janet hopes to change her life with a new job

A CAFE worker is determined to change her life – and she has embarked on a career change that makes her happy.

Author Sophie Personne

Relationship coach pens advice book for people

SINGLETONS everywhere should look within for the answers to their problems, a relationship expert has said.


Playgroup says thanks after donation from businessman

CHILDREN at a playgroup received an unusual donation from a businessman.


Three firms top the list for growth

COMPANIES in the Portsmouth area have featured in a newly-announced list of the top 20 best performing firms for international growth.

Work at interchange is on track

Work at interchange is on track

A £7M scheme to upgrade Portsmouth’s main bus station is progressing well, according to ward councillor Stephen Morgan.

Mary Portas

READER’S OPINION: Increase in business rates could have a devastating impact

On Tuesday, February 14 I travelled to London to the office of Mary Portas to hand in documents relating to my long-standing issue with business rates, seeking her support.

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Petition launched to return ‘racist’ Walking Dead t-shirt to Primark stores after customer’s complaint sparks ban

Petition launched to return ‘racist’ Walking Dead t-shirt to Primark stores after customer’s complaint sparks ban

A petition has been launched to return a ‘racist’ Walking Dead t-shirt to Primark stores after a Methodist minister’s complaint saw the garment pulled from shelves.

B&Q issues safety warning over light fittings

B&Q issues safety warning over light fittings

B&Q has issued a safety warning following concerns being raised over a range of light fittings.

Credit: LPhot Iggy Roberts

BACKGROUND: Unexploded bombs in Portsmouth Harbour

The unexploded wartime bomb found in Portsmouth Harbour this morning is one of many found in the waters around the city over the last few years.

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Southern Rail services disrupted by RMT industrial action

Southern staff have begun their latest walkout in a dispute over driver-only operation on trains today.

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