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Rail depot meeting

REVISED plans for the new Hayling Seaside Railway depot will be put on display.

Local Plan has been agreed for Havant

A BLUEPRINT for Havant’s future employment, housing and green spaces has been given the green light.


Fracking is given the red light in countryside

AN application by a French energy firm to drill for oil and gas exploration has been refused.


Green deal to save money for households

HOUSEHOLDERS can make energy-saving improvements to their homes and get cash back for doing so by signing up to the Green Deal.

Walkers can follow in Hampshire writers’ footsteps

WALKERS can follow in the footsteps of some of east Hampshire’s finest writers, including Jane Austen and Gilbert White.

PROBLEMS Flooding in Hambledon back in March 		                                                              Picture: Malcolm Wells (14576-3586)

Multi-million pound work to solve Hambledon floods is approved

A £3.89m scheme to solve Hambledon’s flooding woes has been approved – but the village will still have to endure two winters without adequate protection.

The solar farm is being planned for land at Hazleton Farm, close to the A3(M). Picture: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Huge solar farm could be built next to A3(M)

ONE of the biggest solar farms in the area is being planned for land close to the A3(M).


Bob Haddock, the founder of Hayling Seaside Railway (front) pictured last year with his team of volunteers (l-r) Chris Rogers, Max Cathcart, Lloyd Duncan, Matt Orr and Alex Luckham.  

Hayling seaside railway is commemorating 50 years since the Hayling Billy line closed

Picture: Allan Hutchings (133036-054)

Row over ‘withdrawal’ of Hayling railway plans

CAMPAIGNERS say they are angry over the mixed messages for plans for the Hayling Seaside Railway depot.

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Meeting on fracking

CAMPAIGNERS intent on stopping fracking on the south coast have arranged a meeting.

Wildlife set to thrive as River Meon gets makeover

PLANTS, fish, birds and insects will benefit from a scheme to improve a river.

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MP voices his support for new oil academy

HAVANT’S MP David Willetts has thrown his support behind a £1m investment to help train the next generation of people in the oil and gas industry.

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Residents at the forum learn more about plans for the gateway to Havant

Calls to ensure Havant landmark designs are up to scratch

LANDMARK tower blocks which would dominate the gateway to Havant have been compared to buildings in Eastern Europe.


Farlington Marshes wildlife reserve

Beauty spot Farlington Marshes will stay shut for summer

THE closure of Farlington Marshes at the height of summer has been criticised.


Street light blackout after midnight in county

TEN thousand more street lights will be turned off after midnight.

Westbourne Ride and Stride event to raise awareness of the 20 is Plenty campaign

Have your say on Westbourne’s ‘20 is plenty’ proposals

NOW is the time to stamp out speeding drivers in a village.


Hampshire waste recycling scheme hailed at event

A SCHEME that recycles 90 per cent of wet waste from the Hampshire’s highways has been highly commended.

Flooding in Emsworth

Wildlife, access and flooding fears for Emsworth development

PLANS for 125 new homes and a wetland area could be a ‘golden opportunity’ to stop flooding in Emsworth.

Bid to save wildlife gets boost from lottery

AN AMBITIOUS project to restore rare heathland on the South Downs has received lottery funding.

(l-r) Brian Kidd, Valerie Peach treasurer of the Fareham Horticultural Society and Les Peach secretary of the Fareham Horticulural Society. 
Picture: Allan Hutchings (141722-477)

Green-fingered Fareham group wants new members

HORTICULTURISTS are being invited to the next meeting of a horticultural society.

The waterspout, with Selsey Lifeboat Station in the foreground. Picture: Max Gilligan

Waterspout seen off Selsey video

Unusual weather conditions whipped up a waterspout seen off Selsey and Bognor Regis.

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Firms asked to support A27 campaign

BUSINESSES, councils and MPs have united in a campaign to upgrade the A27.

Work starts to keep electricity supplies reliable

SOME footpaths will be closed temporarily while overhead power lines are upgraded.


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