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(l-r) Pete Durnell, Hampshire County Council's south sites manager, Richard Levett, the council's senior ranger for Titchfield Haven and Cllr Michael Ford of .

Picture: Sarah Standing (142692-8724)

Flooding strategy will protect Fareham and Gosport homes for 100 years

HUNDREDS of residents have taken the time to visit a round of public consultations to find out what areas are likely to be protected from future flooding.

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Clanfield housing appeal refused

AN APPEAL against a council’s decision to refuse a housing development has been lost.

Delight as bird of prey seen in action in Portsmouth

NATURE-lover Louise MacCallum has spoken of her amazement after seeing a large bird of prey in Langstone Harbour.

Roadworks under way

WORK has begun on more than £30m of roadworks across West Sussex.

Landmark Hayling railway signal taken away for makeover

A LANDMARK railway signal has been taken away for restoration.

Impact on bird life is assessed for Hayling solar bid

BIRD surveys are to be 
carried out to prepare for a proposed solar park on Hayling Island.

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Hampshire County Council looks to crack down on use of Chinese lanterns

CHINESE lanterns could soon be banned from county council-owned property as a council leader responds to concerns from animal welfare charities.

The briefing before the 

Big Clean Up litter pick in Gosport. 

Picture: Paul Jacobs (142673-1)

Gosport residents join forces in project to clear litter from streets and parks video

RESIDENTS both young and old donned gloves and picked up refuse bags with one goal in mind – to make Gosport more beautiful.

Out of the car and into the country

THE South Downs Society has organised a programme of walks to mark European Car Free Day.

Jane Roberston views consultation documents on display at Hill Head Sailing Club. 

Pictue: Allan Hutchings (142657-416)

Residents welcome Fareham and Gosport coastal plans after suffering from floods

RESIDENTS are welcoming plans to tackle coastal flooding after constant bad weather last winter caused Hill Head to flood.

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Conservation project

NATURE lovers are invited to take part in a countryside conservation project.

Tickets on sale now for walking festival

THREE days of organised walks taking in views of Chichester Harbour begin later this month.

Badgers in Hampshire may be vaccinated against TB

BADGERS in Hampshire could be vaccinated in an attempt to halt the spread of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in cattle.

(l-r) Chris and Tony Hubbard at the exhibition. Picture: Paul Jacobs (142550-1)

Fareham and Gosport Flooding plans

PEOPLE gathered to see plans to stop coastal flooding.


Date set for fracking application meeting

THE first application to drill for shale gas in the South Downs National Park looks set to be turned down.

Prepare for road closures

SURFACE repairs mean a major road will be closed overnight.

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Alexander Temerko has reassured green campaigners he has no plans to dig up the South Downs

‘Power cables not threat to South Downs’

A RUSSIAN oligarch has moved to reassure green campaigners he has no plans to dig up the South Downs to pipe electricity to the UK.


Queen Elizabeth Country park recognised with ninth Green Flag award

IT IS official – one of the best parks in the country is on our doorstep.

People in Lee-on-the-Solent are fed up of people leaving dog waste bags around rather than putting them in the bins provided

Bags of dog mess left near beach are big problem

CONCERNS have been raised about dog walkers not disposing of their pet’s mess responsibly.


. Mohammad Mushtaq from One Stop and Sandie Davis from Motiv8 get busy. 
Picture: Ian Hargreaves (142456-2)

Litter heroes give Waterlooville a major spruce-up video

MORE than 20 bags of rubbish were collected during a huge litter-pick in Waterlooville.


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