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From: Simon Hart <southsea2006@yahoo.co.uk>

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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n Neil Lobban, 44, of Eagle Avenue, Waterlooville, was found guilty of speeding at more than 30mph on various roads in Petersfield on March 18.

He was fined £120 with a £20 victim surcharge and £100 prosecution costs.

Magistrates imposed three points on his driving licence.

n Calvin Nottage, 30, of Staunton Street, Landport, was found guilty of harassment between April 21 and April 25.

He made 27 prank and abusive calls to a woman during the period.

Magistrates imposed a 12-week prison sentence suspended for a year.

Nottage admitted assault by beating against a man on May 8 and received an 18-week suspended sentence, to run concurrent.

Magistrates imposed a two-year restraining order banning him from going to an address in Simpson Road, Cosham, from contacting a woman or South Coast Staff or from going to an address in London Road.

He must complete 20 days of a thinking skills programme and eight days of rehabilitation activities.

Nottage must pay £500 to the assault victim.

n Jamie Hall, 31, care of Nutwick Road, Havant, admitted theft of alcohol from Asda in Havant on August 11.

Magistrates imposed a 12-week prison term suspended for 12 months, with a 12-month drug rehabilitation treatment and 20 days of rehabilitation activities.

Hall also admitted failing to surrender to custody on September 19 and received a four-month concurrent suspended sentence.

He must pay a £115 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.

Hall also admitted breaching a suspended sentence for burglary and was fined £50.

n David Cook, 65, of High Street, Fareham, admitted assault by beating against a woman at his home on September 3.

Magistrates imposed a community order with 10 days of rehabilitation activity requirements.

Cook must pay an £85 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.

n Richard Greatorex, 36, of Elmleigh Road, Havant, admitted assault by beating against a woman on August 31 in Havant.

He was fined £400 with a £40 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.

n Hamza Sheikh, 27, of Renny Road, Fratton, admitted being drunk and disorderly in Addison Road, Southsea, on August 24.

He was fined £40 with a £30 victim charge and £85 prosecution costs.

Sheikh’s previous six-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months for theft and fraud was extended to last 14 months.,

Magistrates also added 16 days of rehabilitation activity requirements to the previous sentence.