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Plan to create urban solar farm is revealed

PLANS to create an ‘urban solar farm’ have been unveiled.

Masterplan on future of oil and gas in Hampshire

A MASTERPLAN about the future of the county’s oil and natural gas reserves has been produced.

Alexandra Purssey with the large jellyfish found at Stokes Bay. Picture: Matthew Purssey

Giant jellyfish wash up on Solent shores

GIANT jellyfish have been found washed up on shorelines across Portsmouth and Gosport.

WINNER Anne Pearsons gold entry form last year

Don’t miss your chance to enter Portsmouth in Bloom

THERE are just days left to get your entry in for Portsmouth in Bloom.

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The Alver Valley in Gosport

Gosport country park to get £500,000 revamp

THREE big projects costing half a million pounds are being planned for a country park.

With temperatures expected to peak at 26C or higher, Portsmouth City Council has issued safety advice

Temperatures up to 26C as heatwave arrives in Portsmouth area

THE thermometers are set to sharply rise today as the south coast bakes in sizzling sunshine.

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Nails found on the beach at Hill Head.

Anger as smashed glass and sharp spikes left on Hill Head beach

RESIDENTS, dogwalkers and beach-goers have been left enraged after large metal spikes and broken glass were left strewn across a shoreline.

A mini-heatwave is set to hit the Portsmouth area

Portsmouth set for a heatwave

A mini-heatwave is set to hit the Portsmouth area sending temperatures soaring into the 30s, making it hotter than Athens.


East Hampshire council wants to see more electric cars

A COUNCIL will be hoping to encourage more people to use electric cars by setting up charging points.


Fort Cumberland Pumping Station in Eastney site manager Steve Fastnedge next to the canester pumps
Picture: Sarah Standing (143323-8220)

Work to fix sewage plant at Eastney is finally completed video

A CLEANER harbour could be on the horizon as work has finally finished on upgrading a sewage station.


Meon Valley trail upgrade is a ‘success’ according to councillor

CONTROVERSIAL works to upgrade a country trail that sparked demonstrations and protests from local residents have been a success, according to the county council.


Fundraiser Daphne laycock and minister Joel Ferreira outside Emsworth Baptist Church

Anger over new church design at gateway to Emsworth

CRITICS have branded a new £2m church an ‘eyesore’.


RIGHT OF WAY? Horse rider Bonnie Scarrott overlooking the blocked-off bridleway across the ploughed-up field, inset

Investigation launched after farmer ploughs up public right of way

COUNTRY lovers have spoken of their anger after a farmer ploughed up a public footpath and blocked off the entrances to a field.


The Tesco Express in Station Road, Hayling Island

Retirement flats set to replace supermarket

A TESCO convenience store is to close with the loss of 15 jobs.


Success as more than 250 people take part in clean up

ORGANISERS of a big clean up were happy with the result but insist more needs to be done to look after the shoreline.


Eve Miller has been given an MBE for her services to the family court system

‘It’s a privilege to do my job’ says Queen’s Birthday Honours recipient video

THE woman who ensures the smooth running of our courts and a military fundraiser have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

The Hayling Ferry

Councils urged to split the cost of funding the ferry

AUTHORITIES in Havant and Portsmouth are being asked to contribute cash to support a new Hayling ferry service.


Land at Denmead where travellers want to live

Travellers say they have human right to live near Denmead

TRAVELLERS are arguing they have a basic human right to live near a village.


Land at Denmead where travellers want to live

We’ll get thunder today - just like George II said we would

“Three fine days and a thunderstorm” was George II’s definition of the UK’s summer climate - and it can be a fairly accurate depiction of the changeable nature of our summer weather, due to our location between the warmth on the nearby Continent and the cooler Atlantic waters.

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Gosport Borough Council now has zero tolerance  on litter and dog mess

Gosport council has zero tolerance on littering and dog fouling

A COUNCIL is warning it now has ‘zero tolerance’ to people dropping litter and leaving dog mess on its streets.


A group of NATS engineers took part in litter-pick in Whiteley  

Picture:  Malcolm Wells (150610-3136)

Litterpickers out in force in effort to clean up their communities

KEEN litter-pickers gave up their free time to help with a community tidy-up.

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Summer is finally starting to heat up next week

Hottest day of the year expected across Portsmouth area

Forecasters say Portsmouth is likely to enjoy the hottest day of the year so far tomorrow.


A water vole is released into the River Meon

Furry friend battles back from the brink of extinction

AROUND 190 water voles were released into a river as part of the most ambitious reintroduction project in the UK.

Inspector to rule on homes bid in mansion grounds

A government inspector is hearing the case for whether 40 new homes should be built in the grounds of an historic mansion.

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Norman Berry is annoyed his road was closed without warning

Residents trapped in Waterlooville road after Hampshire County Council fail to tell them of closure

WORKERS left a pensioner marooned from his home after closing a road to resurface it.


Work begins on building the pipe beneath the road to sort out Hambledon's flood problems 

Picture: Sarah Standing (151078-211)

Village bracing itself for disruption as work on £4.3m pipe begins video

IT’S been a long time coming, but the workmen have finally arrived to build the huge water pipe that should end a village’s flooding woes.

Hambledon residents Tony Higham and Neil Mason next to a model showing the size of the pipe  Picture: Malcolm Wells (142863-1529) PPP-141013-213849003

Work begins on mile-long pipe to prevent flooding

WORK begins this week on building a huge underground pipe to prevent a village flooding.

Volunteers pick up rubbish and litter as they take part in Round The Harbour Clean Up at 
Stokes Bay car park, Gosport.   
Picture: Allan Hutchings (150910-010)

Litter pickers join Round the Harbour Clean Up. video

PEOPLE armed themselves with litter pickers and tackled the piles of rubbish clogging up our harbours.


Henry Cort Community College and Brookfield Community School pupils who are part of the Skillforce educational charity, take part in a litter pick around Longfield Avenue, Fareham.

Picture: Paul Jacobs (150937-1)

Video: Volunteers join Fareham litter clean-up video

VOLUNTEERS from schools and charities worked together to clear rubbish.


Henry Cort Community College and Brookfield Community School pupils who are part of the Skillforce educational charity, take part in a litter pick around Longfield Avenue, Fareham.

Picture: Paul Jacobs (150937-1)

Thunderstorms set to roll in on Portsmouth

Weathermen today warned that thunderstorms could hit Portsmouth as temperatures rise.

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