Army wages war against beauty spot litterbugs

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Even though George V proclaimed all German titles were to be given up by his family a century ago (July 17 1917), there is still physical evidence in our city of the Germanic royal house that once existed. Two commemoration stones relating to members of the royal house previous to the House of Windsor are so readily a part of the fabric of our daily lives but are probably in the most part overlooked.

A walk along Queen Street and on the corner with Aylward Street will present a building with a foundation stone that was laid by HRH Princess Henry of Battenberg in 1912. This was the married title of Queen Victoria's daughter Beatrice which was relinquished on 14 July 1917. From 17 July 1917 she was known as HRH the Princess Beatrice.

A visit to Sainsburys foyer in Commercial Road will provide the opportunity to see a commemoration stone for the opening of the Child's Ward of the Royal Hospital in 1909 by HH Princess Victoria of Schleswig

Four arrested after police crackdown in Commercial Road

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‘AN ARMY’ of 70 people took to the beach in Titchfield in an effort to rid the beauty spot of rubbish.

The event, held just off Meon Shore, was organised by Solent Environmental Action as part of the Clean For the Queen campaign.

Volunteers litter pick on the Meon Shore, Hill Head.   Picture: Paul Jacobs (160124-2)

Volunteers litter pick on the Meon Shore, Hill Head. Picture: Paul Jacobs (160124-2)

Dozens of people of all ages battled valiantly against bracing winds on Saturday to scour the beach for unwanted waste.

Carrying black plastic bags and wearing gloves, the volunteers spent about two hours picking up rubbish from the coastline.

Organiser Graham Smith said: ‘People leaving litter in the sea and on the beach has become a major problem. It’s destroying natural habitats and it’s got to stop.’

The next clear-up will take place on February 27, at 10am.