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FUNGI VARIETY Fly Agaric is an example of the fungi that can be spotted at this time of year 		    Picture: Hayley Muir

No limit to the fabulous autumn fungi

Lianne de Mello from the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust describes

the different types of fungi around in the autumn

Badger Close-Up by Darin Smith

Stop scapegoating our badgers

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust Chief Executive Debbie Tann laments the government’s approach to culling badgers


Volunteers praised for Southsea beach clean up

Volunteers gave up their time to help clean up Southsea beach.

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From left, Andy Lee from Rowlands Castle Parish Council, Steve Protheroe from Rowlands Castle Flood Action Group, contractor Colin Kinch, Mark Taylor, Matt Yates and Nathan Jeffrey from Southern Electric Power Distribution and Michael Prior from Stansted Park

Villagers rally round to reduce flood risk

FLOOD risk has been reduced in a village thanks to a £10,000 grant to clear a water course.

Portsmouth aquarium aims to encourage ‘threatened’ fish species to breed

Blue Reef Aquarium’s newest addition is being handled with extreme care as it is increasingly under threat in the wild.

Residents thwart bid for HMO in Havant street

NEIGHBOURS are claiming victory for people power after thwarting plans for a controversial development.


Noisy protest held in Gosport against animal testing video

THERE’S no excuse for animal testing – that was the rallying cry that rang through the air as protesters took to the streets to voice their disapproval.


A toilet dumped in the Ladybridge Road car park in Purbrook

Reports of fly-tipping increase significantly across Havant and Waterlooville areas

REPORTS of fly-tipping have gone up significantly across the Havant and Waterlooville area, The News can reveal.


Councillor June Cully, far right, with volunteers from the Gosport Waterways Group

Gosport lakes cleared of trolleys, tyres and carpets

TROLLEYS, carpets and tyres were cleared out of waterways by a team of hard-working volunteers.


Homes on Hayling seafront 

Picture: Shaun Roster

Hayling Island’s roads need to be scrutinised before more houses are built, say Ukip

CALLS have been made for a major review of Hayling’s infrastructure before any more houses are given the go-ahead.


Young Green Britain of the Year 

Megan Hanson and John Snow

Teenager speaks on green issues at WOMAD debate chaired by Jon Snow

A schoolgirl from Portsmouth took centre stage at Womad festival this summer after winning a competition to talk about environmental issues.

Eastney sewage outfall, close to the pier

Portsmouth Ukip councillor joins fight to stop Langstone Harbour pollution problems

CAMPAIGNERS are taking action to stop the ongoing problem of pollution pouring into Langstone Harbour.


Eastney sewage outfall, close to the pier

Plans for major new housing estate in Havant revealed

CONCERNS have been raised over potential flooding, infrastructure and traffic problems on a proposed new housing estate.


An artist's  impression of Front Lawn Recreation Ground

Joy at plans for ‘top drawer’ sports ground for Leigh Park estate

PLANS for a new £1m sports ground have been revealed for the centre of Leigh Park.

A guided walk at Winnall Moors, which has benefited from money left in wills

Leave a gift in your will for wildlife

Steph Watson, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust fundraising officer stresses how important gifts in wills are to the trust

Harbour litter pick doubles up

A simultaneous harbour litter pick is taking place in Portsmouth and Gosport this weekend.

Quirky South Downs photos

A top prize of £250 is on offer for the best photo showing the South Downs National Park from a different perspective.

Matt Watson created an urban wildlife haven in his garden in Southsea

How to create a wildlife haven in your garden

Matt Watson, a member of Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, explains how he created a garden for wildlife to flourish


Collect your plant bulbs

PEOPLE are being invited to collect some free plant bulbs to brighten up their area.

Portsmouth’s coastal defences scheme is a winner

PRAISE has been heaped on a coastal defence project which is in development across the north of Portsea island.

Residents from Yoells Crescent in Lovedean pictured in March as they campaigned against four new homes being built. The plans have now gone through.
Picture: Ian Hargreaves (150562-2)

‘Heartbreak’ as Lovedean homes are given go-ahead

A mum who has spent four years trying to stop houses being built in a neighbouring garden says she is devastated they have been given the green light.



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