Shortlist revealed for The News Retail and Leisure Awards 2017

All the winners will be announced at The News’s Retail and Leisure Awards black tie dinner on Saturday, September 16 at the Guildhall in Portsmouth.

An artist's impression of the Waterlooville leisure park

‘Relief’ as developer tells of commitment to deliver leisure at former BAE site in Waterlooville

REASSURANCES have been given to councillors and residents who feared their dreams of having leisure facilities in Waterlooville town centre might be over.

StartUp Disrupters Solent members celebrate their first year

Start-up support network toasts a successful year

TWO entrepreneurs are celebrating after marking their start-up’s first year in business.


Lidl overtakes Waitrose to become seventh biggest supermarket in the UK

Lidl has overtaken Waitrose to become the UK’s seventh largest supermarket as shoppers cope with inflation by turning to the discounters, figures show.

Fareham Innovation Centre

Innovation centre set to expand and create jobs

A INNOVATION centre for start-up firms will soon undergo a £6m expansion.

Mat Froggatt, Founder of KitchenLab UK

Big kitchen event looks to thank locals for support

TONIGHT, restaurateurs and chefs have been invited to celebrate the success of new business KitchenLab UK.

Leftover rubbish dumped outside Fratton Community Centre during the trial

Fratton recycling scheme extended following statistics ‘success’

A CONTROVERSIAL council trial enforced to increase recycling and battle landfill is set to be extended.

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Picture: Isle of Wight Radio/PA Wire

REGIONAL: Asda apologises after mis-spelling Isle of Wight on carrier bags for new island store

A supermarket has apologised after printing 10,000 bags with the mis-spelling ‘Isle of White’ to mark the opening of a new store.


Letter of the day

Congratulations to Iceland (Portchester), lovely Sarah and her gang and all those who made Portchester’s fun day on Saturday such an enjoyable event.

Travel report update

Morning weather and travel: mist descends on parts of Hampshire

TRAFFIC is flowing freely but mist is creating for tricky driving conditions in parts of Hampshire this morning.


Transport network team up nears completion

STAGECOACH Group has paid tribute to its 5,000 strong team of South West Trains employees.


Businessman sells home to fund big global expansion

A BUSINESSMAN has taken the plunge and sold his home in a bid to bolster his firm overseas.


New business is reducing stress in the workplace

AN entrepreneur has turned a natural skill into a strategic business.

Holiday Inn Express, Farlington

Farlington’s Holiday Inn Express facing action after serving alcohol to 16-year-olds

A HOTEL is facing council action after been caught selling alcohol to underage children three times in four months.

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Mary Rose marks major milestone in recovery anniversary

HERITAGE bosses in Portsmouth have celebrated a major milestone anniversary in the historic raising of the Mary Rose.

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Engineers begin ‘unique’ restoration project to preserve HMS Victory

ENGINEERS are working on a unique project to help create a new structural support system for HMS Victory and preserve the historic ship.

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Victorious Festival. 
Picture: Paul Jacobs (142476-269)

Road closure warnings for Victorious Festival

ROAD closures during this weekend’s Victorious Festival have been announced.

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Here's the latest on travel and weather across the region this morning

Morning travel and weather: Cloudy spells but light traffic

Here's all you need to know regarding travel and weather as you start your day.

A CGI of the proposed Travelodge in Stanhope Road, Portsmouth

Travelodge’s plans for 12-story hotel in Portsmouth city centre set for approval

THE city centre is set to see another high-rise building added to its skyline.

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Proposals to boost Fishbourne terminal by Wightlink

NEW plans have been unveiled to boost a ferry terminal.

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