Man smashed glass door

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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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A MAN who smashed the door of a Portsmouth letting agency has been jailed for 95 days.

Daniel Plumstead broke the glass panels in the door to Dacks Residential Lettings in The Fairways, Farlington.

When police arrived and arrested the 23-year-old they found he was carrying cannabis.

The offence came three days after Plumstead had been given a suspended sentence by magistrates for assault.

Plumstead, of St Piran’s Avenue, Copnor, pleaded guilty at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court to criminal damage, possession of a class B drug and breaching a suspended sentence.