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Expansion of airport causes fear of pollution

MORE noise pollution over Hampshire and the South Downs National Park is likely if an airport expands, a council has warned.

Bid to build homes on orchard sparks huge opposition

PLANS for a housing development on a 170-year-old orchard near Emsworth have sparked massive opposition.

David Jones with bathroom waste on Eastney Beach. 

Picture: Bill Jones

Sewage spill turns Portsmouth beach into ‘bathroom bin’

A WAVE of waste cotton buds and sanitary products has turned Eastney beach into a bathroom bin.


Southsea's deserted seafront

Southsea suffers an Easter Sunday washout video

Heavy rain resulted in an Easter Sunday washout at Southsea today.


Eclipse bus rapid transit anniversary celebrated

THE Eclipse Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) that connects Fareham and Gosport through a dedicated busway celebrates its second birthday next week.


Oil firm to ditch drill licence for Havant

AN OIL company has confirmed it is ditching its licence to drill for oil in Havant due to ‘limited interest’.

Children from the RSPB's Titchfield Haven Wildlife Explorers Group have built an insect tower and bat boxes at Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve. PPP-140417-143539001

Explorers help bats

WILDLIFE explorers made bat boxes and an insect tower for a nature reserve.

Course about nature starts

A NEW 10-week wildlife course has been launched.

Rubbish in a front garden in Waverley Road

Council threatens to take over badly-maintained and nuisance homes in Portsmouth

LANDLORDS must sort out their homes or risk having them taken over by the council and their rent spent on repairs.


Southsea beach

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.

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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.


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