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Flooding in Emsworth last winter

More assurances needed over Emsworth flood defence plans

QUESTIONS remain over whether a 125-home development will offer the flood protection for Emsworth that was promised.


Southern Water firm to finish revamp of sewers

VITAL work to improve a village’s sewerage system is set to be completed by Christmas.

Strong backing for anti-erosion plans

NINE out of 10 people who took part in a coastal survey agreed with plans to reduce flooding and erosion.

Portsmouth North MP Penny Morduant opens the new pumping station off the Eastern Road in Portsmouth, pictured with, left to right  Madeline Stoneman, from Southern Water, Richard Goodridge from 4Delivery and John OFlynn, from the Environment Agency. Picture: Rob Trowbridge

Flood protection boosted by new Portsmouth pumping station

FLOOD risk has been significantly reduced after a new pumping station opened.


‘Tis the season to recycle generously

IN THIS season of goodwill, make sure it’s not just the turkey and Christmas stockings that get stuffed this year – remember to fill your recycling bin as well.

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A woman with an umbrella on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh as Britain is set to battered by a

Gale warning for the south as ‘weather bomb’ batters Britain video

Forecasters say gales are set to hit the south as a ‘weather bomb’ hits Britain.


Fears that cutting waste collections will boost fly-tipping in Portsmouth

FEARS have been raised that abolishing free heavy waste collections will cause even more problems with fly-tipping in Portsmouth.


Council tells Emsworth coach firm to find new premises

THE director of a coach company says he may be forced to close his business after a council told him to move.


Three trees in Park Lane that need to be felled

200-year-old oak trees to be chopped down because of damage caused to Fareham house

THEY have been part of the streetscene for nearly two centuries but three trees are being axed after their roots caused thousands of pounds of damage to a nearby house.


A cyclist makes their way through Richmond Park, south west London, as much of the UK woke up to a frosty morning today.

Sleet and hail forecast in wintry weather prediction.

Sleet and hail is expected to hit the south as a wintry blast descends on Britain.


Millions for county’s 60 flood defences

MORE than 5,000 properties will be protected from flooding thanks to £35m worth of government funding.

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The News has a tour around Fort Cumberland Pumping Station in Eastney, which has been the culprit for a lot of pollution incidents in Langstone Harbour whereby raw sewage has been pumped into the sea. Millions has been spent fixing the problem and the work is due to be finished in December.

Pictured is: (l-r) Paul Kent, wastewater strategy manager for Southern Water and Steve Fastnedge, site manager, in a couple of the removed pipes from the diversion chamber.

Picture: Sarah Standing (143323-8301) PPP-141120-175622001

Light at the end of the tunnel in tackling leaks video

A WATER company is on the verge of completing a major upgrade of the city’s sewage network. Jeff Travis went to visit Fort Cumberland, which has been at the centre of a controversy over unscreened sewage being released into the sea.

Millions set to be poured into flood defences

THE government has announced almost £50m of measures to protect homes from flooding across the area.


Contentious Clanfield homes plan poised for green light

CONTROVERSIAL plans for major development on fields close to the A3 are set to be approved.

Dolphin Quay, Emsworth

Appeal withdrawn for development of boatyard site

THE battle to save a boatyard from being demolished and flats built in its place has been won – for now.

Darren Carling, senior materials recovery facilities manager. Picture: Sarah Standing

Not a lot of rubbish left as our waste is used more than before

The days of dumping rubbish in landfill are over, with more and more innovative ways of reusing and

recycling being tested. Reporter Claire French finds out more about what one company is doing locally


Villagers in Emsworth putting out sandbags to tackle the potential flooding. Picture: Peter OHea

Emsworth community bands together to stop homes flooding

IN AN area plagued by flooding problems, residents have made a determined effort to protect their homes.

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Barrie Durant from Wallington with his first prize best canary in show.

Picture: Sarah Standing (143317-7120)

Exotic bird show a success

HUNDREDS of beautiful birds went on a show at an annual display.


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