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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.

One of the graphics produced about the proposed sea defences

Have a say over plans to improve Solent sea barriers

PLANS have been put forward to redevelop Portsmouth’s ageing sea defences.


Flooding in Hambledon earlier this year

Hambledon residents braced for new floods

VILLAGERS are bracing themselves for another winter of flooding misery as groundwater levels continue to rise.


Two new electric vehicle charging points in Fareham near the Civic Offices. L-R David Farr - SSE project manager for electric vehicles and Cllr Trevor Cartwright.

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Electric cars can be charged in Fareham video

WE could all be driving them in the end... and now electric cars can power up at a new charge point.



Two new electric vehicle charging points in Fareham near the Civic Offices. L-R David Farr - SSE project manager for electric vehicles and Cllr Trevor Cartwright.

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Support for Portsmouth field of poppies tribute idea video

People have voiced support for a remembrance tribute in Portsmouth similar to the Tower of London poppies display.


PLAIN CLOTHES A dog mess patrol warden in Havant

Dog fouling patrols go undercover to catch offenders in Havant

UNDERcover enforcement officers are targeting people who do not clear up after their dogs.


BIG PLANS An exhibition is on about a plan for a solar farm plan near Bishops Waltham

Plans for huge new solar farm on display for residents to see

PLANS for a new 50-acre solar farm are to go on show to the public.


Work starts on big Southwick solar farm

BUILDING is now under way on the largest solar farm in the UK.

A computer generated image of the proposed development at Dolphin Quay in Emsworth

Campaigners step up fight against flats plan for Dolphin Quay in Emsworth

CAMPAIGNERS believe they have a chance at saving a former boat yard ahead of a public inquiry about plans for turning it into flats.


Top marks for beaches on water quality

ALL of the area’s beaches have been given a clean bill of health ahead of tough new EU regulations being introduced.

There are fears parts of the popular Hayling Billy trail will be lost to the sea

Fears over vulnerable Hayling trail ahead of storms

THERE are fears one of the most popular walkways in the area will be lost to the sea.


Sisters Sayan, seven, and Savan Mahmoud, four, with their Irish canary. Picture: Paul Jacobs (143169-1)

Havant bird show a success

HUNDREDS of birds of all shapes, sizes and colours were on display at an annual society show.

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Fishermen Shane Stratton, peter Williams and mark sevier whose livelihoods are at risk because of fish quotas.

EU quotas are destroying us, say fishermen video

SCORES of fishermen say they are on the verge of losing their livelihoods because the government has reduced the amount of fish they can catch.


Meeting on East Hants housing

PEOPLE living in an area which has been earmarked for 700 new homes have been invited to a meeting with planning officers.

Check restaurants’ hygiene ratings online

DINERS are being urged to check out restaurants’ hygiene ratings before booking Christmas parties.

Alleged victim of sex attack relives her night of terror

A WOMAN who claims she was sexually assaulted by a man as she dialled 999 for help told police ‘I don’t know how I got away from him’.

TASTY Mushroom farmer Paul Metcalf at this years Food Fortnight

Town praised for huge food fortnight effort

THE volunteers behind the Emsworth Food Fortnight have scooped a top award.

Council to improve carbon emissions

ELECTRIC car charging points and an urban solar farm could be part of a council’s strategy to tackle climate change.

Cash boost will unlock history of the Downs

THE woods are thick, dense and look like they have been there forever. Or have they?

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Sampson Smith in the car park next to electricity pylons on the top of Portsdown Hill, at Southwick.

Pylon car park’s in a state months after work done

IT HAS been months since work to replace a pylon on Portsdown Hill has been done, but the site has still been left a mess.


Experts to hold open day on fracking

A COUNCIL is holding drop-in sessions for who want to know more about oil and gas exploration and extraction in the county.

Flood victims get pay outs of nearly £100,000

ALMOST £100,000 has been given to people affected by flooding under a government’s grant scheme managed by Winchester City Council.

Havant Borough Council is clamping down on litter in the streets

Video: Havant litter wardens accused of harassing smokers video

A NEWSAGENT has reacted with anger to the success of what she calls the ‘smoking police’.


AT RISK St Faiths Church in Havant   			     Picture: Malcolm Wells (122041-7668)

Historic gems could be at risk of major decay

A CRUMBLING roof and damp problems are leaving two churches in danger of being lost forever.


Green Deal could save households thousands

GRANTS are being given to insulate homes to keep out the cold this winter.


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