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From left, Green and Clean support operative John Thompson, environment and recycling officer Becky Adams, cleaning operative Anthony Thomas, environmental enforcement officer Robbie Christie, Green and Clean support operative Patrick Reilly, and community warden Simon Newell

Council bids to clean up city’s act

Portsmouth City Council will combine several services to form a Clean City team on Monday, April 20.


Surfers aim to give the beach a spring clean

A CLEAN-UP is being held to tidy a beach.

Plant expert to give talk

A WELL-KNOWN specialist in clematis will address a horticultural society.

Politicians to be questioned

TESTING questions from environmentalists are expected at an election hustings.

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Jo Parker (right), and her neighbour Naomi [jeff has surname] with Jo's children (far left), Ben Benham (11),  Luke Benham (right), and (centre), his friend Ben Boyden (eight), with residents, protest.
Picture: Ian Hargreaves (150562-2)

Angry neighbours call for end of ‘garden grabbing’ video

MORE garden grabbing will ruin our community and lead to overcrowding.


Litteraction volunteers in Gosport collect rubbish, 

Picture: Paul Jacobs (150459-4)

Communities clear up litter in national day of action over rubbish

DOZENS of bags of rubbish have been taken off the streets thanks to the determined efforts of volunteers.


Cloud covers an eclipse of the sun from Plymouth in Devon

Solar eclipse: Britain in the twilight zone

Millions have turned out to witness Britain enter the twilight zone of a near-total solar eclipse, despite much of the country being covered by cloud.

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Energy secretary Ed Davey and Cllr. Gerald Vernon-Jackson in Old Portsmouth. 

Picture: Sarah Standing (150588-2636)

Energy minister Ed Davey praises Portsmouth for work on tackling climate change

PORTSMOUTH is leading the way in the bid to tackle the impact of climate change.


Smog over Portsmouth 

Picture: Shaun Roster Photography

Toxic smog cloud over Portsmouth

This worrying picture shows the toxic smog cloud hanging over Portsmouth.


DEMO Anti-fracking demonstrators in Havant yesterday

Anti-fracking protesters demonstrate in Havant video

FRACKING could contaminate clean drinking water that has served the Portsmouth area for hundreds of years.


Rubbish at Cockle Pond
Picture: Dave Fry

Rubbish floats in Gosport lakes just weeks after big clean-up

Just weeks after a council spent £100,000 on clearing out lakes, rubbish has been seen floating in them.


Catherine Bearder

Toxic smog alert in Portsmouth

Calls have been made for new EU limits to combat air pollution following health concerns over a toxic smog cloud that has blown across Portsmouth from the continent.


The number of wet wipes found in the Marine Conservation Society's annual

Beaches still littered with debris

Beaches in the south-east have not got any cleaner, says a major report.


Flashback to 1999 and a timelapse picture of the solar eclipse over HMS Victory

Portsmouth gets set for the solar eclipse

It will cast a shadow over Portsmouth – but it’s being eagerly anticipated by thousands of people across the area.


Daffodils along Bedhampton Hill
 Picture: Karla Tizard (150577-9411)

Bedhampton is in bloom again video

SPRING has finally sprung – and Bedhampton is once again carpeted yellow with thousands of daffodils.

Groups club together for big clean-up day

GROUPS, organisations and residents will join together to take part in a big clean-up.


Improvement work on flood defence starts

WORK to improve Portsmouth’s flood defences is making good progress, according to the local authority.

File photo dated 11/08/1999 of the last solar eclipse, seen from London

13 fascinating facts about the solar eclipse

Most of the sun will be blocked out by a solar eclipse on Friday. Here’s our take on the event.

Peregrines make their return to cathedral

AS spring approaches the familiar sight of a peregrine falcon has been seen flying around a cathedral.

Eastney beach huts

America’s Cup beach huts plan put on hold amid fears for birds

PLANS to set up scores of new beach huts along Portsmouth’s seafront in time for the America’s Cup World Series have been dashed.


Cllr  Tony Briggs and Nic Horton, Environment Ranger begin the campaign by putting up the glow in the dark posters

Glow-in-the-dark posters used in dog fouling crackdown

GLOW-in-the-dark posters showing a pair of menacing eyes are up around parks and beauty spots as a council clamps down on dog fouling.


Donna Poingdestre, left, and Donna Carter  enjoying yoga at Southsea Greenhouse.

From little things, big things grow

It’s a crisp March morning and the grass glistens with dew as we make our way through a hedge, just a stone’s throw from Southsea seafront.

The RSPB has created  fake birds to put in Langstone Harbour

Dummy birds installed to lure real terns back to Langstone Harbour

LOOKALIKE model birds are being placed in a habitat in a bid to lure rare little terns into nesting there again.

PROBLEM AREA There have been ongoing issues with sewage in Langstone Harbour

Sewage woes to be raised at Portsmouth City Council debate

THE government could be asked to take action against ongoing sewage problems in Langstone Harbour.


Denmead votes yes in county’s first development referendum

Residents of Denmead have voted in favour of the development plan for the area.

Undated handout photo issued by Waitrose of some strawberries, as the first English strawberries of the year will appear on supermarket shelves this weekend after the sunniest winter in nearly 90 years. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday March 5, 2015. Waitrose will take delivery of the first berries to have ripened in glasshouses in West Sussex on the south coast by grower Harry Hall. The Met Office said provisional statistics show that the UK has had its sunniest winter in records dating back to 1929. See PA story CONSUMER Strawberries. Photo credit should read: Tara Fisher/Waitrose/PA Wire

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Portsmouth set for a sunny weekend

Portsmouth is set for a sunny Saturday and Sunday as the UK prepares to enjoy its warmest weekend of the year.


Wildlife in the winter

PORTSMOUTH Watersports Centre and the RSPB are holding their annual Winter Wildlife Day.


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