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Portsmouth council leader pledges that Southsea beach will make the grade

PORTSMOUTH’S council leader has vowed that Southsea’s beaches will make the grade next year when stricter water quality measures come into force.


Southsea beach

Sea is cleaner than before at Southsea but more improvements needed, says report

WATER quality has improved at one of Southsea’s beaches, according to a report released today.


UPSET Helen Rogers and her rare breed cockerel Henry 					            Picture: Allan Hutchings (141116-087)

Cockerel owner is taken to court as bird wakes village

ACTION is being taken by a council against a woman over her noisy cockerel, which they say is keeping a village awake.


Northern Petroleum has abandoned the search for oil in Havant

It’s all over for the Havant oil rush... for now

THE bubble appears to have burst on an ‘oil boom’ in the Havant area – for now.

Free assessments on energy efficiency

FREE home assessments are being carried out to help households save money on energy bills.

Wastewater disinfected using light treatment

TREATED wastewater being pumped into Chichester Harbour is set to be cleaner than ever before.

Val Newitt and Wendy Beazley at the Clanfield exhibition

180 people sign petition against football pitch bid

MORE than 180 people have signed a petition against plans for football pitches in front of their new homes.


Chief executive John Cooke and director Molly Ball and Betty Corbett from Canoe Lake Leisure

Future of tennis courts is secure thanks to family

Southsea’s public tennis courts have been saved for future generations thanks to mystery benefactors.


Portsmouth City Council has agreed a clampdown on dog fouling

Portsmouth City Council launches crackdown on dog fouling video

OWNERS of dogs who foul the streets are among the targets of a council crackdown on environmental crime.


(l-r) South East Hants co-ordinator for the Green Party David Harrison (66), Alex Sheridan (18) from Locks Heath and Miles Grindey (19) from Park Gate, during the beach clean.

Picture: Sarah Standing (141032-3188) PPP-140504-203024001

Spring clean for beaches

VOLUNTEERS were out in force making sure a beach was looking its best


New spine road will connect up plans for enterprise zone

THE job of installing a major new road at Daedalus enterprise zone has been taken on by Hampshire County Council.


Flood containment work in Hambledon

Council landed with £68.5m floods bill

THE winter flooding cost Hampshire County Council £68.5m, it has been revealed.

Estate that island fought against to be built this year

IT’S the development no-one on Hayling Island wanted.

Dr Alex Ford

Anti-depressants hit sea life, says Portsmouth University study

Tiny quantities of anti-depressants are affecting the fertility of aquatic wildlife such as crustaceans and molluscs, a new study at the University of Portsmouth has shown.


Nearly 80 per cent of people think 20mph speed limits should be the norm around schools, in residential streets and in village, town and city centres, according to a survey.

Survey shows support for 20mph zones

Nearly 80 per cent of people think 20mph speed limits should be the norm around schools, in residential streets and in village, town and city centres, according to a survey.


Dust has swirled in from the Sahara Desert

Pollution warning as Sahara dust swirls over Portsmouth

People in the Portsmouth area have been warned to beware air pollution over the next few days - because of dust swept in from the Sahara Desert.


The exhibition drew many visitors

‘There’s too many people in a small village like ours’ video

PLANS to build 241 homes on farmland next to the A3 have been met with opposition.


Beach clean incentive

A BEACH clean is being supported by a high street name.

Flytipping at Purbrook Heath

Why dump this mess in the countryside?

A BED mattress sits forlornly among the trees.


Voucher offer for clean-up

A BEACH clean is being supported by a major high street name.

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CONCERNED Cllr Brian Ahern

More of Clanfield’s green fields eyed up by developers

YET more green fields are set to be lost in Clanfield as a developer bids to build up to 200 new homes.


Beaches are littered with mess, says society

OUR beaches are the final resting places for mountains of litter with more arriving on every wave and gust of wind.

Homes plunged into dark

MORE than 600 homes have been left without power in villages north of Fareham.


(l-r) Maria Calvo (20), Mario Oliveros (22), vice president for welfare and community at the student union, Aman Rayaguru (19), Becky Adams (26), environment and recycling officer at Portsmouth City Council and Hannah Wilkinson (18) at the Student Clothes Swap.

Picture: Sarah Standing (14777-6183) PPP-140318-164548001

Eco-friendly students go green for scheme video

A GREEN initiative which got students to swap their clothes for a good cause has been hailed a success.

EYESORE The fly-tipping off Lombardy Rise, Waterlooville

Anger as fly-tipping plagues quiet street

THIS pile of mess was dumped in woodland by fly-tippers.

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Beach clean returning to the Meon Shore

AN ANNUAL beach clean will be returning for its 19th year.

Council leader in warning over energy for city’s new carriers

THE leader of Portsmouth City Council has called for a meeting with the government’s energy secretary over concerns about the city’s increased energy demands.

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Delight as firm pulls out of depot plans at Hayling

CAMPAIGNERS have told of their joy after plans for a concrete recycling depot on Hayling were dropped.

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MESS Rubbish in Widley Walk pictured by reader Jacqueline Forrest

Ramping up fight against menace of rural fly-tipping

ASBESTOS, old furniture, fridges, freezers and rubble. All these things are regularly found dumped by the side of roads and are a scourge on our countryside.


The leader of Portsmouth City Council has raised concerns about the power supply to Portsmouth ahead of the arrival of two new aircraft carriers. Pictured here is a computer graphic of HMS Queen Elizabeth leaving Portsmouth Harbour

Concern over Portsmouth power supply ahead of warships arrival

The leader of Portsmouth City Council has called for a meeting with the government’s energy secretary over concerns about the city’s increased energy demands.


Garden waste collections come to Havant

HOUSEHOLDS still have time to join Havant Borough Council’s garden waste collection service.

Peter Payne looking at plans at a public exhibition held by East Hampshire District Council at Merchistoun Hall, Horndean to give residents the opportunity to see the locations of possible development sites.

Picture: Allan Hutchings (14874-938) PPP-140321-211324001

New homes at Horndean ‘will mean village becomes town’

CONCERNS over whether a village has the right infrastructure to take hundreds of new homes have been voiced by neighbours.

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Historic country trail to be upgraded

WALKERS, cyclists and horse riders in the South Downs National Park will all benefit from work to upgrade to the Meon Valley Trail.

Brent geese

Developers forced to pay a levy to protect wildlife

DEVELOPERS will have to pay a levy to prevent housing developments having a negative impact on protected wildlife species.


Huge response over plans for new estate

MORE than 600 people turned out to see plans for a new housing development.

The search is on for potential sites for mineral excavation in West Sussex

LAND rich with minerals is being sought by local authorities.

SEIZED Ten horses were removed from the Taylor Wimpey/Grainger site at west of Waterlooville

Nuisance horses seized by bailiffs in middle of night

RESIDENTS have spoken of their relief after a council seized 10 horses which had been plaguing a housing estate.


solar farm Newlands Solar Farm construction off Newgate Lane, Fareham. Paul Holmes-Ling, left, and Frank Blaeul. Picture: Paul Jacobs (14422-4)

Solar farms are growing, but what’s the attraction?

Solar farm panels are set to become a regular sight across the UK’s countryside.

Divide in village over plans for junior footie pitch

A ROW has broken out over new villagers’ complaints about plans for a football pitch – part of £2m worth of new community facilities.



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