Sadness as Wetherspoon’s pub shuts after 13 years in Portsmouth

A POPULAR city pub has closed its doors for good and part of it has been turned into student accommodation.

Natalie Turner with fiance John Daniells

Inspirational Natalie is looking forward to having a dream wedding

IT IS one of the last wishes of a brave teenager who has terminal cancer.

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Stressed Hampshire air traffic controller sends two passenger jets on collision course

TWO passenger planes were sent on a collision course by an overworked Hampshire air traffic controller.

(L-R) Councillor Jonathan Bacon, leader of Isle of Wight Council, Councillor Donna Jones, leader of Portsmouth City Council and Councillor Simon Letts, leader of Southampton City Council at Southampton's Civic Centre PPP-160726-143709001

Leaders call on residents to share thoughts on Solent ‘cabinet’ for south Hampshire

PORTSMOUTH residents have been urged to share their views on a consultation into creating a ‘Solent cabinet’ today following a press briefing this morning.

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View of Portsmouth

Seven things you need to know about Solent combined authority plan

HERE are the seven key facts you need to know about the plan to roll out a Solent combined authority ruled by an elected mayor in Hampshire.

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Former minister for Portsmouth, Mark Francois Picture: Sarah Standing (151075-3489)

‘We don’t need minister for Portsmouth - we’ve got two hard-working MPs’ says council leader

THE minister for Portsmouth role is set to be scrapped by the government – despite calls for it to remain in place until shipbuilding returns to the city.

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Giles English, founder of Bremont Picture: Sarah Standing (161043-4249)

America’s Cup inspires luxury watch brand Bremont to move into Gunwharf Quays

LUXURY watch brand Bremont is to set up a branch at Portsmouth’s Gunwharf Quays as confidence in the city’s economy grows.

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Councillor Donna Jones, leader of Portsmouth City Council, with  Jin Xu, minister counsellor of the economic and commercial office of the Chinese Embassy, at Southsea Castle during the Portsmouth America's Cup World Series

Chinese could spend millions in Portsmouth on back of Sir Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup success

MILLIONS of pounds are set to come in from China to improve Portsmouth’s prospects on the back of huge global attention during the America’s Cup, The News can reveal.

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Three charities in Portsmouth - the Rowans Hospice, the Rocky Appeal and Portsmouth Autism Support - have received donations from Yorkshire Building Society's Charitable Foundation

Money handed over to three charities

THREE charities in Portsmouth have received donations from Yorkshire Building Society’s Charitable Foundation.

Cllr Donna Jones, leader of Portsmouth City Council, will be in Southampton today to talk about the Solent combined authority bid

Leaders of Portsmouth, Southampton and Isle of Wight to unveil their bid for Solent combined authority

COUNCILS across the region will come together today to shed more light over plans to form a Solent combined authority ruled by an elected mayor.

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The Golden Boat takeaway in West Street, Fareham

Fareham takeaway slammed as food inspector criticises staff

A Chinese takeaway has been slammed by food inspectors in a report which claims its staff’s food hygiene awareness was ‘inadequate’.

Lady Mayoress Leza Tremorin, Gandhi director Ruman Karim, and Lord Mayor of Portsmouth David Fuller

Fundraiser at Portsmouth Indian restaurant raises more than £1,000 for good cause

DINERS enjoyed a spectacular meal with live music at a Indian restaurant to raise money for local causes.

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‘We’re confident World Series will return’

THE head of culture in Portsmouth is certain World Series organisers will want to ensure the spectacle makes a return to the Solent.

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Administrators deal ‘hammer blow’ to BHS

THOUSANDS of BHS staff were left devastated as administrators announced the closure of the chain – which has stores in Portsmouth, Fareham and Chichester – by August 20.

The team from digital marketing agency Koozai in Sarisbury Green

Pizza power picks up awards for Sarisbury Green marketing agency

DIGITAL marketing agency Koozai has continued its successful year with a top prize in an industry awards.


Airport workers’ strike is off

THE threat to flights from Southampton airport has been lifted after members of union Unite agreed to accept improved pension arrangements following talks with the airports’ owner, AGS.

Working at Daedalus Park in the Solent Enterprise Zone

Business park nearly full ahead of its finish

BUILDINGS on a former Navy airfield have proved popular among businesses – creating jobs and bringing economic prosperity to the area.

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Three companies up for business award finals

THREE companies have been announced as finalists for an award.

Giuseppe Mascia and his son Christian with the restaurant's famous giant pepper mill in 2013 after it was returned following a theft

Pizza House restaurant in Portsmouth says arrivederci as it serves its last slice

THE owner of an Italian restaurant that welcomed some of the UK’s top dignitaries, footballers and celebrities – including former Prime Minister David Cameron – has thanked his customers.

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Jeff Shrimpton

Business coach talks motivation at free Fareham seminar

BUSINESS coach Jeff Shrimpton will be talking about the need to motivate your workforce through leadership skills at a free seminar.

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