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Sampson Smith in the car park next to electricity pylons on the top of Portsdown Hill, at Southwick.

Pylon car park’s in a state months after work done

IT HAS been months since work to replace a pylon on Portsdown Hill has been done, but the site has still been left a mess.


Experts to hold open day on fracking

A COUNCIL is holding drop-in sessions for who want to know more about oil and gas exploration and extraction in the county.

Flood victims get pay outs of nearly £100,000

ALMOST £100,000 has been given to people affected by flooding under a government’s grant scheme managed by Winchester City Council.

Havant Borough Council is clamping down on litter in the streets

Video: Havant litter wardens accused of harassing smokers video

A NEWSAGENT has reacted with anger to the success of what she calls the ‘smoking police’.


AT RISK St Faiths Church in Havant   			     Picture: Malcolm Wells (122041-7668)

Historic gems could be at risk of major decay

A CRUMBLING roof and damp problems are leaving two churches in danger of being lost forever.


Green Deal could save households thousands

GRANTS are being given to insulate homes to keep out the cold this winter.

(l-r) Sean Woodward, executive member for transport at Fareham borough council, and David Ogden, Amey account director. 

Picture: Allan Hutchings (143034-512)

Halley’s Comet shooting stars to light up sky

Shooting stars created by Halley’s Comet are set to light up Portsmouth’s night sky.


Surfers Against Sewage held a beach clean-up at Eastney

Eastney beach clean success

SURFERS joined forces with environmentally-minded people to clean up a beach.

Lights not turned on in Gosport

IT WAS a dull evening in Gosport last night as street lamps across the town did not get turned on.


‘Thin end of the wedge’ - fears of more development

BUILDING a new railway depot could create a dangerous precedent for building on Hayling’s seafront, it has been warned.

A satellite picture of Hurricane Gonzalo

South should escape the worst of Hurricane Gonzalo

Forecasters say the south should escape the worst of the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo.

Schools across Hampshire spent almost �6m on electricity bills last year, figures have revealed

Hampshire County Council’s bill for power in schools close to £6m

SCHOOLS across the county spent almost £6m on electricity bills last year, a freedom of information request has revealed.


(l-r) Project co-ordinator Mike Thomas and organiser Maggie Gebbett. 
Picture: Ian Hargreaves (142891-2)

Nore Barn Woods saved from the sea video

A community effort has saved a woodland from being swallowed up by the sea.


Funding aims to solve flood defence issues at river

THOUSANDS of pounds in funding will improve a village’s flood defences.

(l-r) Project co-ordinator Mike Thomas and organiser Maggie Gebbett. 
Picture: Ian Hargreaves (142891-2)

Fareham Borough Council criticised over Welborne plans consultation video

Fareham Borough Council was criticised at an independent inquiry today for a lack of public consultation over plans for the new town of Welborne.


Meon Valley MP welcomes cash boost

A CASH injection of £1.4m that will complete a flood defence scheme has been welcomed by a village’s MP.

Brittany Ferries operates crossings from Portsmouth to France and Spain

Brittany Ferries criticised for greener engine U-turn

BRITTANY Ferries has come under fire for going back on plans to fit new, greener engines to its ships.


The new pedestrian ramp that has been installed to give two-way access from the Wellington Retail Park to the centre of Waterlooville, crossing Maurepas Way. 

Picture: Malcolm Wells (142851-0514)

New ramp a link between old and new Waterlooville

FOR years Waterlooville has been seen as a town of two halves.


Plenty of topics to discuss at writing conference

LITERATURE inspired by the environment will be the subject of a conference.

Emsworth was hit by flooding yesterday

Emsworth hit by flooding

PARTS of Emsworth were hit by flooding after high tides and bad weather.

Drivers urged to join in with car-sharing scheme at work

ALMOST 4,000 workers have signed up to a county’s car-share scheme since it began a decade ago.

Tony Dickson and Bob Evans of the Eastney Cruising Association who are concerned about sewage being released into the harbour

Picture: Paul Jacobs (142268-1)

Campaign for cleaner Langstone Harbour wins support from Portsmouth North MP Penny Mordaunt

A CAMPAIGN to clean up Langstone Harbour is being backed by Portsmouth North MP Penny Mordaunt.


Forum about beauty spot

AN OPEN forum for people to learn more about Langstone Harbour is being held.

Motorbike repair shop will not face action over noise

ENFORCEMENT action will not be taken against a motorcycle repair shop despite residents complaining about noise.

School holds open day to celebrate grounds

THE great outdoors will be celebrated at an event this weekend.

Groups form to prepare for flood woe

COMMUNITIES are better prepared than ever for bad weather as plans have been put into place to deal with emergencies.


Tony Dickson and Bob Evans of the Eastney Cruising Association who are concerned about sewage being released into the harbour

Picture: Paul Jacobs (142268-1)

Volunteers pull out all the stops to clear canal video

ENGINEERS swapped their usual daily routines to help out a nature reserve and clean up its canal.

Sadness as tree is cut down

WORK is underway to remove a giant tree after it caught cauliflower fungus which caused it to rot.

Mr and Mrs Foster's garden

Gosport gardeners honoured

RESIDENTS have praised an awards ceremony celebrating their gardens.

A car covered in the orange dust

Trees face the axe after dust blights Fareham neighbours’ lives video

ORANGE dust from trees has been ruining residents lives and preventing them from using their gardens, according to a group of neighbours who want to see them axed.


One of the jellyfish on Hayling beach

Barrel jellyfish pop up onto the beach

MORE jellyfish have washed up on the shore as this autumn proves a bumper one for them.

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Mengham play park, Hayling Island. 

Picture: Paul Jacobs (142756-1)

Fundraising ideas needed for Hayling play park campaign

TWO of Hayling’s biggest play parks could be modernised in a huge community effort.


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