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A trailer dumped beside the link from Bedhampton Hill to the A27 

Picture: Malcolm Wells (151020-8389)

Fly-tippers dump rubbish three-minute drive from the tip

FLY-TIPPERS left a rubbish-filled trailer on a road – just a three-minute drive from the local tip.


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Allotment charge increase woe in Portsmouth

THE cost of running an allotment has more than doubled in the past four years for green-fingered Portsmouth residents.

Debbie Leonard

Lorry noise has forced me out of my home

AFTER more than 20 years in a village a resident says she is leaving because she can no longer stand the noise of heavy, rumbling lorries.


Free showing in Havant of film about bees

THERE will be a free screening of an award-winning film about the threats to bees.

Ray Cobbett sitting next to one of Havant's springs

Could Havant be sitting on its own hotbed of untapped energy potential?

HEAT from the earth could be used to provide hot water for thousands of homes and public buildings.


Wrap up to protect your home this winter

HOUSEHOLDERS are being urged to prepare their pipes for the winter now so they do not freeze and crack.

Bathroom users flush masses of waste ‘rag’

MORE than 1,934 tonnes of ‘rag’ has been pulled out of sewers across the county so far this year, the equivalent of more than four fully-laden jumbo jets.

Street lights off and grass not cut as council slashes costs

STREETlights across the county could be dimmed or switched off completely to cut costs.


Stokes Bay in Gosport

Waters in Gosport given quality rating of excellent

WATERS along key tourist beaches have been given top marks for cleanliness.

Volunteers needed to feed 5,000 people with food that would have otherwise been binned

FEED bellies not bins – that’s the slogan of a new project aimed at reducing the amount of food wasted in Portsmouth.


Call for litterpicks along Meon Shore

LITTERPICKERS are hoping to tackle rubbish washed up on beaches along the Meon Shore.

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Top rating is awarded for bathing water at Hill Head

BATHING water off a Fareham beach has been rated as excellent under new classifications.

Hedgehog in autumn leaves. 
Picture: Tom Marshall

Simple steps to help save hedgehogs

Deborah Griffiths, Education and Engagement Assistant at the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust is encouraging people to help the decline in hedgehogs

Temporary Hayling Billy Trail closure

PART of a popular cycling and walking trail will be closed for three weeks.

Dredging off Hayling Island

Shingle sea defences are built up

A BEACH is being built up to protect 1,700 homes.

Dredging off Hayling Island

Second attempt at building homes for injured military veterans in Horndean

HOMES made for injured service personnel could be built in Horndean.


Anger as environmentally friendly picnic bench is destroyed by vandals

VANDALS have destroyed a picnic bench by setting it on fire.

CLOSE UP An emerald moth in a moth trap

When ‘spooky’ species come out to play

Lianne de Mello from the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust talks about taking care of ‘spooky’ animals this Haloween

‘We can find our own housing sites’ say Westbourne residents

A STAUNCH defence was launched once again to save a village field from development.

From left, Chris Allen from Emsworth Plastering, project manager Richard Pratt, Guy Richardson from Richardson Decorating Contractors from Gosport and Alan Bailey of Alba Plastercraft in Lee-on-the-Solent, next to the restored tower Picture: Sarah Standing (151812-8234)

Charity restores Grade II listed Old Bedhampton tower to its former glory

A STUNNINGLY restored 200-year-old Grade II listed tower has been unveiled.

Are ghosts roaming the South Downs?

RESEARCH into the folklore of a national park has revealed it is a hotbed of ghouls and fairy tales.

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