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.

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.

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

Picture: Sarah Standing (170140-2078)

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.

Rob Warburton, left, the community centre manager at The Haven Salvation Army in Lake Road Portsmouth as he receives a cheque from Steve Brown, managing director of Apollo Fire Detectors Picture:  Malcolm Wells (170206-1741)

Hundreds raised for good cause

MORE than £1,000 was raised for a good cause by a manufacturer of fire detectors.


MPs criticised for lack of shipbuilding support

PORTSMOUTH MPs must put their money where their mouth is to stop the ‘tragic demise’ of the city’s 500-year-old shipbuilding industry, a union boss has said.

The Princess Royal Princess Anne, Patron of The National Museum of the Royal Navy

Princess Anne to open museum exhibition in Portsmouth

AN EXHIBITION celebrating women and the Royal Navy will be officially opened by HRH The Princess Royal.

Thousands of people are still legally driving despite having more than 12 penalty points on their licence  Photo: PA

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.

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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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