Mum praises baby unit after giving birth to one of the smallest babies ever at QA

WHEN she was born at 23 weeks, Tabitha Bishop weighed just 15oz and had to spend 17 weeks in hospital.

Carli-Jean Cross from David Lloyd gym

The benefits of turning over a healthier leaf

Stuart Reed is a musician and lives in Fareham. Here he looks at how small lifestyle changes can make us feel better about ourselves.


Ambulances seen queuing outside A&E at QA Hospital

MORE than 10 ambulances were seen queuing outside the A&E department at Queen Alexandra Hospital.

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A previous junior doctors' picket line at QA

Junior doctors lose High Court hearing on new contract

HEALTH secretary Jeremy Hunt has won a High Court fight with junior doctors over a new contract.

The Da Vinci robot in use Picture: Mark Clifford/Intuitive Surgical

£9,000 donated to trust for Da Vinci Robot

THOUSANDS of pounds has been raised in the past three weeks to help a hospital keep hold of a life-saving surgical robot.

Fire crew called to hospital to remove facial piercings from patient

Fire crew called to hospital to remove facial piercings from patient

A hospital patient had to have his body piercings removed by firefighters before having an MRI scan.

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The number of diabetes-related amputations has fallen dramatically in the Portsmouth area

Portsmouth area sees number of diabetic-related amputations decrease

INITIATIVES to improve how many people with diabetes need amputations have seen the Portsmouth area buck the national trend.

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Portsmouth residents called on by cancer charity to become ambassadors

VOLUNTEERS are wanted to take part in a cancer charity’s ambassador programme.


Stubbington school goes the extra mile to allow ill boy, 4, to attend

MIKEY Strachan just wanted to go to school like any other child.

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Overflowing bins at the Randel View flats complex in Bishopsfield Road, Fareham
 Picture: Natasha Hurst

Maggot and fly infestation making life ‘unbearable’ for Fareham residents

DISGUSTED Natasha Hurst says her life has been made a misery by a maggot and fly infestation in her flat’s bin shed.

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Portsmouth Coffee Mornings can change lives with every slice

WORLD’S BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING: Cakes, cookies and all the caffeine you can drink

THE World’s Biggest Coffee Morning returns for its 26th year and the charity behind it hopes to raise more money than ever before.

Pompey footballers Enda Stevens and Tom Davies stamping out smoking

Pompey team up with council to help people quit smoking

POMPEY are encouraging their fans to lead healthier lives by supporting Stoptober.

Amy Stinton, 30, from North End with her son Oliver Stinton who is 14-months-old  Picture by: Malcolm Wells (160923-2103)

Warning from Portsmouth mum as baby ends up in hospital with type 1 herpes virus

A MUM wants to warn parents about the dangers of kissing babies and toddlers if you carry the herpes simplex virus.

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Shop worker’s charity ride

THE manager of a Marks and Spencer food department is cycling to stores across the country for charity.


Selfless Carly steps in place for Gosport fitness boot camp

SOME people will go to any lengths to help out a friend in need.

Dee Treadwell and Stephen Hider with baby Albert Treadwell, who needs a corrective helmet for his skull condition   Picture: Mick Young (161154-02)

Community turns out in force for Havant fundraiser

HUNDREDS of families flocked to a fun day in aid of a baby who was born with a rare condition.

Junior doctors' strike at Queen Alexandra Hospital, in Cosham, held earlier this year.

Junior doctors call off strike action over contracts

JUNIOR doctors have called off further strikes that were due to take place in October, November and December.

Cigarette butts litter the floor outside one of the Queen Alexandra Hospital entrances  Picture: David Lee

Wardens to fine people seen littering at QA Hospital site

People seen dropping litter at a hospital site will be fined £75 by council wardens.

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Portsmouth resident David Taylor, who has lost 75% of his sight Picture: Steve Hughes / Retina Photograph

Nine out of 10 people in Portsmouth have outdated prescriptions

A SIMPLE eye test uncovered a condition that had already robbed David Taylor of 75 per cent of his sight.


Pollution talk at Breathe Easy

PORTSMOUTH MP Flick Drummond will make a presentation on pollution.

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