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Archbishop of Canterbury calls for ‘unity’ after French terror attacks

THE ARCHBISHOP of Canterbury has called for ‘unity’ after terrorists murdered a priest in France this week, saying the church was now being ‘besieged’.

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Award recipients  with the Second Sea Lord Vice Admiral Jonathan Woodcock, Penny Mordaunt MP, Councillor Ian Lyon and Commodore Peter Sparks, commander of Portsmouth Flotilla

Portsmouth star sailors praised at Royal Navy awards

TIRELESS devotion to duty has earned star sailors from the Royal Navy’s Portsmouth flotilla some top gongs.

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Veterans at a remembrance service at Holy Trinity Church in Fareham  in 2014

Fareham council backs campaign to highlight struggle of ex-service personnel

A COUNCIL have backed a charity campaign to raise awareness of the struggles of ex-servicemen and woman.

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Rear Admiral Bob Tarrant, the Royal Navy's commander of operations, at HMS Collingwood

Top navy officer the guest of honour at Fareham’s HMS Collingwood

SAILORS’ chests puffed out with pride in Fareham as one of the Royal Navy’s top officers paid the town’s naval base a special visit.

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BAE Systems scoops major £183m contract for new Type-26 weapons system

DEFENCE giant BAE Systems has clinched a new £183m deal to construct a weapons system which will sit on board the Royal Navy’s next generation of frigate.

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‘An attack on god’s message of harmony’

SHOCKED leaders of the Muslim faith have condemned the killing of a priest.

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Refugees on the Macedonia-Serbia border

Bishop of Portsmouth: We are one of the richest countries in the world – we can do more for refugees

IMAGINE for a moment that extremists seize power in the UK, and fighting breaks out between different sides that escalates into a civil war.

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Veterans and civic leaders gathered on Saturday  to unveil a new commemorative plaque in memory of VC hero Private John Leak

Portsmouth reveals new tribute to city’s Victoria Cross hero

PORTSMOUTH united to mark the bravery of a Victoria Cross winner who charged through a hail of gunfire to assault a German-held trench in the Battle of the Somme.

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Patrol ship HMS Severn will be anchoring in the Solent on Saturday, commanded by Lieutenant Commander James Reynolds

Royal Navy keeps a watchful gaze over America’s Cup in Portsmouth

SAILORS from the Royal Navy have been securing the seas around Portsmouth for this weekend’s America’s Cup.

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Musician Richard Sharp with Marian Le May

Tambourine from Battle of Jutland finds a new home with the Royal Marines

A MILITARY tambourine used by a veteran who survived the Battle of Jutland has been returned to the Royal Marines.

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Royal Navy submarine forced to make emergency stop in Gibraltar following collision

A NUCLEAR-POWERED Royal Navy submarine has been forced into port in Gibraltar after a collision with a merchant vessel.

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A computer-generated image of one of the new Type 26 frigates

Fears a ‘huge hole’ in shipbuilding could hit the Royal Navy

FEARS have been raised that a ‘huge hole’ in Britain’s next shipbuilding strategy will force the navy to rely on its ageing frigate fleet for longer.

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Maritime archaeologist Alex Hildred with the Tudor Rose emblem which was discovered on the wreck of Henry VIII's flagship, the Mary Rose Picture: Christopher Ison for the National Museum of the Royal Navy

Real rose behind Tudor treasure is finally revealed in Portsmouth

SHE last saw the light of day almost 500 years ago when she sank to the depths of the Solent with the Mary Rose.

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‘Significant investment’ to extend frigates’ life

DELAYS in replacing the Royal Navy’s frigate fleet would hit the pockets of the Senior Service, MPs have said.

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VIDEO: Take a tour of Portsmouth’s stunning new Mary Rose Museum

PORTSMOUTH is in line for a £30m boost in tourism after the relaunch of the city’s stunning Mary Rose Museum.

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‘More Tudor treasures still to come in Portsmouth’ says Mary Rose boss

Fresh plans have been revealed to again explore the Solent in a bid to unearth more Tudor treasures hidden in its depths.

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Chichester exhibition is inspired by the plight of refugees

AN EXHIBITION of 12 figures, illustrating the suffering of refugees, has opened at a cathedral.

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Chris Dobbs, head of interpretation at the Mary Rose Trust.

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Patience has paid off for original Mary Rose diver

HE was beside her under the water when the Mary Rose was first lifted from her watery grave in 1982.

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Mark Francois, who has just vacated the role of 
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Portsmouth’s ministerial post could be scrapped by government

THE future of the Minister for Portsmouth role is hanging in the balance.

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The remains of Henry VIII's favourite ship the Mary rose are unveiled during a press preview exactly 471 years since its sinking and following 34 years of conservation at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday July 19, 2016. See PA story  HERITAGE MaryRose. Photo credit should read: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire HERITAGE_MaryRose_123261.JPG

Stunning Mary Rose revealed in Portsmouth with new unobstructed views

THE curtain has finally dropped on Henry VIII’s flagship the Mary Rose which was today unveiled for the first time unobstructed by glass or the spray of conservation jets.

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