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PROTEST Jo Parker right, with residents angry at the plans

Fury as garden grab plan poised for green light

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build bungalows in back gardens are set to be given the go-ahead tomorrow – despite huge opposition from neighbours.


MP backs work to alleviate flooding

AN MP has welcomed work by Southern Water to counter sewage flooding problems near homes.

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Protesters walk through Wickham demonstrating against changes made to the Meon Valley trail by Hampshire County Council

Picture: Allan Hutchings (150749-405)

Wickham protest against Meon Valley railway line works video

ANGRY horse riders turned the sleepy village of Wickham into a stage for mass protest as they took to the streets against the surfacing of recreation trail.


Protestors to march to show their objection to Meon Valley trail works

PROTESTERS are set to march to show their disapproval at the resurfacing of a country trail.


Free gardening workshops in Southsea

Southsea Greenhouse is running a series of free workshops over the next few weeks to support entrants to Portsmouth in Bloom who would like to learn more about gardening.

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Hayling Island has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag for its pristine beaches. Picture: Beverley Underwood

Hayling Island’s pristine stretch of coastline wins 24th Blue Flag

HAYLING Island has once again been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag for its pristine beaches – the only one in this area.

Horticultural society social

A HORTICULTURAL society is holding a social evening with guest speaker, The News gardening expert Brian Kidd.

Church extension plans may affect gravestones

A CHURCH is growing so much that it needs to build an extension and is appealing for relatives of those buried in the churchyard to come forward.

Damage to garden and paving slabs caused by the badgers

Badgers to cost Gosport families £5,000

NEIGHBOURS will have to pay thousands of pounds to end their badger nightmare.


WHAT A MESS Junk fly-tipped behind the Sue Ryder shop in Havant

Havant Borough Council agrees to move rubbish left at charity shop

THE manager of a charity shop has thanked a local authority after it cleared up a huge pile of rubbish dumped on its property which could have set its finances back months.


The Portsmouth in Bloom 2014house frontage  gold was won by Ron and Yvonne Light

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It’s time to look blooming good!

SPRING has sprung and we’re fast on the way to summer.

The Portsmouth in Bloom 2014house frontage  gold was won by Ron and Yvonne Light

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Portsmouth set to be bathed in sun

Portsmouth is set to enjoy some early summer sunshine next week, with the mercury expected to rise up to 23C in the south east.


Ashley Wilson

Bad weather delays Wickham rower’s Indian Ocean challenge

The Indian Ocean record attempt by Hampshire rower Ashley Wilson and his fellow adventurer James Ketchell has been delayed due to unpredictable weather conditions.

CAMP Travellers at Hayling seafront

Loophole means travellers evade parking charges

TRAVELLERS have angered residents by getting round overnight parking charges through a loophole.


Windsock Hodenhagen Aerodrome Germany | Windsack Flugplatz Hodenhagen

60mph winds warning for Portsmouth area

Cross-Solent hovercraft services were affected by high winds today.

MESS Fly-tipping at the back of the Sue Ryder charity shop in North Street, Havant

Havant fly-tippers leave Sue Ryder charity with big bill

FLY-TIPPING has cost a charity hundreds of pounds which should go to cancer victims.


MESS Fly-tipping at the back of the Sue Ryder charity shop in North Street, Havant

Rain heads in for bank holiday Monday

Weathermen say heavy rain will see out the bank holiday Monday around Portsmouth.

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LEAFY The tree-lined approach into Emsworth with some of the sycamores facing the axe

Anger at plan to fell Emsworth trees

ENVIRONMENTAL campaigners are angry over the ‘industrial scale’ felling of trees in a highly protected area – because the owner says they could poison her horses. Seven sycamores in a field that borders Havant Road, Emsworth, are to be removed because the person who leases the field says their seeds are toxic.


Video: How cleaners are removing chewing gum from pavements video

‘GUM busters’ have moved in to clear the streets of chewing gum.

LEAFY The tree-lined approach into Emsworth with some of the sycamores facing the axe

Here comes the rain for the bank holiday weekend

Forecasters say that the bank holiday weekend is likely to be hit by rain across the Portsmouth area.


A litter pick took place from the roundabout at Morrisons above the A3M

Lanes will be closed to protect litter pickers video

LITTER collections will mean lane closures on the A3 as authorities launch a bid to clean up highways.


WHAT A MESS Flytipped builders waste dumped at the Welborne site

Contaminated rubbish fuels residents’ fears over Welborne scheme

TOXIC asbestos and builders’ waste has been dumped at the proposed site of new town Welborne.


Greens’ ban on fracking if they win at election

GREEN Party election candidates have been on the campaign trail canvassing views on climate change.


A warning has been issued about ticks. File picture of a tick

Authorities urge people to be ‘tick aware’

A WARNING over the danger of tick bites has been released.


NO LAUGHING MATTER Denmead comedian James Alderson who is fighting plans to demolish the Swiss Cottage building in Waterlooville. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (150805-3)

Comedian fights to save Waterlooville’s oldest building video

A PROFESSIONAL funnyman has made a serious plea to save a historic building from being demolished.


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