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Abandoned tortoises cared for at RSPCA ark

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after two injured Hermann tortoises were abandoned by their owner.

FLOURISHING Swanwick Lakes reserves North East Meadow

Learn more about wildlife this summer

SWANWICK Lakes Wildlife Reserve is an 80 acre reserve near Fareham, managed by Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust.

Hampshire Borough Council enforcement officer, Darren Hopkins, and, right, Gillan Adair placing litter in a bin in West Street, Havant. 
Picture: Allan Hutchings (141488-042)

Havant council’s 5,000 litter fines ‘shows policy is working’

ALMOST 5,000 fines have now been given out to people dropping litter – and the vast majority are for cigarette butts.


Award-winning gardens showcased in Fareham

Award-winning gardens from previous Fareham in Bloom competitions will be open for the public to enjoy on Sunday.

Flytipping at Portsdown Hill

Anger as beauty spot is blighted by dumped waste

A BEAUTY spot is being destroyed by people flytipping.


Traffic queuing in Newgate Lane, which would see fewer cars if the Stubbington bypass is built

Projected cost for Stubbington bypass rises by £5m

AN EXTRA £5m has been added to the cost of a Stubbington bypass, it has been revealed.


IMPACT Cottage Grove schoolchildren with the Mayor Frank Jonas, left, Nigel Marven, front, and port manager Martin Putman, right.

Pupils have a blue whale of a time at Portsmouth International Port

A 50-foot long model of a blue whale brought to life the importance of this mammal for local schoolchildren.


Litter fines of more than £11,000 issued

MORE than 150 fines have been handed out since a council took on a private firm to clean up its streets.

OCEANWATCH From left: Anna Bunney, James Sinclair, Lucy Houghton, Sarah Houghton, Ben Donaldson, Megan Hanson and Eleanor Jones.

Businesses encouraged to join in marine conservation initiative

Businesses are being encouraged to participate in marine conservation in a joint initiative between Ports-mouth International Port and Portsmouth-based whale and dolphin conservation charity ORCA.

OUTSTANDING Mengham Junior Schools winning cottage garden, which seemed to have a torrent of ideas.

We were impressed and delighted with the creative ideas

Jan Holmes, from the Hayling Island Horticultural Society talks about judging the schools garden competition

FAIR PLAY Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage is writing to ASDA and Tesco about Fairtrade bananas.

Petition delivered to Westminster by Brune Park pupils backing Fairtrade bananas

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage met pupils at Brune Park School to receive a petition calling for more support to be given to small-scale banana producers.


James Alderson fought plans to demolish the Swiss Cottage building in Waterlooville

Swiss Cottage in Waterlooville faces wrecking crew

CAMPAIGNERS say they won’t give up the fight to save a town’s oldest building – despite the green light being given to demolish it.

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A new Pergola has been installed at Titchfield Wildlife Haven. From left, staff members Karina Englefield, Richard Levett, Sue Dent.
Picture Ian Hargreaves  (151170-3)

New pergola at Titchfield Haven Nature Reserve

THIS new pergola at Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve has gone down well with dog walkers.

COMMUNITY CALL  Councillor Frank Jonas, Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, is encouraging grant applications

Applications re-opened for Love Your Street grants

The second round of community grant applications for projects across Ports-mouth opened this week.

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Fly-tipping in Southwick

Fly-tippers leave mountain of waste – just outside a Waterlooville tip

FLY-Tippers have been condemned after dumping rubbish along the road to a tip.


From left, Storm Hedger, 14, Harry Phillips, 14, Nathan Dunne, 14, Pete Burton, Rachel Beaver, 13, Aaron Marks, 14, and Ray Jones
Picture Ian Hargreaves  (150988-1)

The Queen’s 60 fruit trees come into bloom

THE first delicious apples, pears and plums planted in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year are ready to eat.

FLOWER POWER Volunteers from 147 Gardening Club planted borders at Paulsgrove Childrens Centre.

Paulsgrove gardening club uses grant money to plant borders at children’s centre

The borders of the Paulsgrove Children’s Centre are now flourishing thanks to the volunteers at 147 Gardening Club and support through a Love Your Street grant of £500.

Support for Fareham’s Lib Dem leader who attended only half of meetings

SUPPORT has been shown for a Lib Dem leader after figures showed that he had attended just 46 per cent of required council meetings this year.


CLEAN TEAM Members of the Southern Co-operative leadership team who participated in the Big Clean in Wickham. From left: Sarah Kavanagh, Mark Smith, Silena Dominy, Gemma Lacey and Steve Pearce.

Teamwork key as top staff join in Big Clean campaign

Workers from the Southern Co-operative swapped the shop floor for the streets of Wickham as part of Co-operative Fortnight’s Big Clean.

Plan to create urban solar farm is revealed

PLANS to create an ‘urban solar farm’ have been unveiled.

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Masterplan on future of oil and gas in Hampshire

A MASTERPLAN about the future of the county’s oil and natural gas reserves has been produced.

Alexandra Purssey with the large jellyfish found at Stokes Bay. Picture: Matthew Purssey

Giant jellyfish wash up on Solent shores

GIANT jellyfish have been found washed up on shorelines across Portsmouth and Gosport.

WINNER Anne Pearsons gold entry form last year

Don’t miss your chance to enter Portsmouth in Bloom

THERE are just days left to get your entry in for Portsmouth in Bloom.

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The Alver Valley in Gosport

Gosport country park to get £500,000 revamp

THREE big projects costing half a million pounds are being planned for a country park.

With temperatures expected to peak at 26C or higher, Portsmouth City Council has issued safety advice

Temperatures up to 26C as heatwave arrives in Portsmouth area

THE thermometers are set to sharply rise today as the south coast bakes in sizzling sunshine.

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