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Thug faces years behind bars for killing former University of Portsmouth student with ‘single punch’

​A JOBLESS thug is facing years in jail for killing former University of Portsmouth student Oliver Dearlove with a single punch.

Crime
Councillor John Ferrett has criticised Labour in light of the party's by-election defeat

Copeland by-election result ‘a disaster for Labour and the nation’

A STAUNCH critic of Jeremy Corbyn has torn into the Labour Party after its crashing defeat in the Copeland by-election.

Politics
A firefighter using a high pressure lance. Credit: Chief Fire Officers Association/YouTube

WATCH: Hampshire firefighters use pioneering technology to fight blazes

Firefighters in Hampshire have been taking a step into the future by using pioneering technology to fight blazes.

News

West Sussex pensioner cautioned for sending offensive messages to MPs

A pensioner has accepted a caution for sending offensive messages to Members of Parliament.

Crime
FERRIS COWPER (JW) MRW 16/05/2013 

Ferris Cowper (63) - Leader of East Hampshire District Council 

Picture: Malcolm Wells (160513-1137) ENGPPP00720130517114030

East Hampshire to become ‘council tax free’ by 2022 vows leader

EAST Hampshire will become a ‘council tax free’ zone by 2022, says the leader of the district council.

Politics
Husband of murdered Southsea woman tells of ordeal

Husband of murdered Southsea woman tells of ordeal

A man whose Southsea-born wife was brutally murdered in South Africa has told of the terrible moment he found his wife with fatal wounds.

Crime
Fire tears through Dodge Journey outside Havant Crematorium

Fire tears through Dodge Journey outside Havant Crematorium

MYSTERY surrounds the cause of a car fire outside Havant Crematorium last night.

News
Canon Bob White, centre, dressing up for St Mary's parish pantomime. The panto takes place during February half-term every year.

CAPTION: Canon Bob White, centre, dressed up for the parish pantomime

It’s time for panto - oh yes it is!

IF you see members of St Mary’s parish mumbling lines to themselves, or practising dancing, or if you see one of the male clergy liberally applying make-up, don’t worry. It is just parish pantomime time!

Portsmouth
Alan Mak MP pays tribute to British servicemen killed at the Battle of Mount Tumbledown in the Falklands

CAPTION: Alan Mak MP pays tribute to those who were killed during the Falklands War.

Paying respects to those who fell in the Falklands

IN the past week I’ve travelled more than 16,000 miles from Havant to the Falkland Islands – and back again – to pay my respects to British forces and veterans as we commemorate the conflict’s 35th anniversary this year.

Havant
Rev Amy Webb, from All Saints' Church in Botley.

CAPTION: Rev Amy Webb believes Easter is the most important date in the year for Christians.

The most important time of the year

ARE you an amateur or professional artist, or someone who would like to explore their artistic potential? Or, are you simply looking for your next creative project?

Fareham
Portsmouth College students rose to an impressive challenge by teaming up with the LightHouse charity. Students raised �700 in a 'Back To Basics' day, which was held at the college.

CAPTION: Portsmouth College students rose to the challenge brilliantly, raising �700 for charity.

College students rise to a charity’s big challenge

STUDENTS from Portsmouth College rose to the occasion in a recent charity fundraising event.

Portsmouth
A snapshot of what life is like at a church pre-school group. Many churches tend to run activities for pre-school children, to integrate them into church life from a young age.

CAPTION: Churches often run activities for pre-school children.

Let’s get children into our churches

I’VE found that parents often worry about bringing small children to church on a Sunday morning.

Havant
Artists Angela Morgan, 32, left, and Sasha Damjanovic, 21 

Picture: Sarah Standing (170266-7427)

Artists band together for vandalised studio

THE art community has banded together in a show of support to save a local art studio that has been vandalised.

Crime
Worshippers from Elson and Bridgemary enjoying last year's Shrove Tuesday together. Easter is considered by many to be the most important date in the Christian calendar.

CAPTION: Worshippers from Elson and Bridgemary enjoying last year's Shrove Tuesday together.

Remember why we have Shrove Tuesday

AS I wander around the shops at the moment, I see notices for ‘pancake day’, shelves bulging with eggs, flour and milk strategically placed next to lemon juice, sugar, syrup and chocolate spread!

Gosport
Colleagues club round MS sufferer Gosport fraud victim

Colleagues club round MS sufferer Gosport fraud victim

A FRAUD victim who was cheated out of £56,000 by a friend has been overwhelmed after former colleagues have rallied to his support.

Crime

Drivers still on the roads with 12 points

A CRIMINAL lawyer has said magistrates consider on a case-by-case basis whether or not someone should be banned from driving.

Crime
The west gate of HMS Sultan in Gosport

Westminster debate sees support for Gosport naval base threatened with closure

AN MP has spoken of her delight after a campaign to save a Royal Navy training facility was given support in parliament.

Gosport 1

VIDEO: Thieves raid stock for charity stores across south Hampshire

THIEVES have stolen hundreds of bags of donations from a charity.

Crime 7
Some councillors failed to pay their council tax bill on time

Revealed: the councillors who failed to pay council tax

COUNCILLORS have racked up nearly £8,000 worth of unpaid council tax, The News can reveal.

Politics 13
Firefighters in Stanhope Road

Firefighters remove ‘dangerous’ lights

FIRE crews took to a cherry picker to remove dangerous light fittings knocked loose by high winds.

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