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Hampshire cricketer’s death recorded as accidental

A YOUNG cricketer who had just signed for Hampshire County Cricket Club drowned in a river when playing with friends, an inquest heard.

News
Is it time to scrap the office Christmas party?

Is it time to scrap the office Christmas party?

HEALTH experts have said that the office Christmas party should be scrapped in favour of no-booze leisure treats for staff.

News
HMS Sutherland

Royal Navy steams out to check Russian ship

A Royal Navy ship monitored a Russian vessel as she moved through British waters.

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Firefighters were called to two flat blocks in Leigh Park last night

Firefighters called to industrial bin fires in Leigh Park

FIREFIGHTERS were called to two bin fires at flat blocks in Leigh Park last night.

News

£6m funding from county council for mental health centres

MENTAL health centres will get £6m over the next five years.

Politics
Staff and children at Twinkles Cottage, Fratton, delighted with the Ofsted success

Nursery shines as it is deemed ‘outstanding’

A NURSERY owner has expressed her delight after she received a second outstanding rating from the government’s education inspector.

Portsmouth
Special exhibition about women and the Royal Navy, National Museum of the Royal Navy

Pioneers to professionals – women and the Royal Navy

THE vital role played by women in the Royal Navy is to be explored in a major new exhibition.

Portsmouth
Livery companies were invited to HMS Sultan to learn more about engineering training

An insight into modern engineering for sponsors

MEMBERS of livery companies were welcomed by HMS Sultan to learn more about the Royal Navy’s modern engineering training.

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Paul Ojla outside Elegance's current home in Granada Road

Decision imminent over Elegance lapdancing club’s Albert Road move

A DECISION is to be made soon over a lap dancing venue’s bid to move into Southsea’s Albert Road.

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Carole Damper Picture: Habibur Rahman (161566-331)

Hundreds of Portsmouth families facing homeless crisis after benefits cap

HOMELESSNESS is likely to rise in Portsmouth as a result of a new benefits caps, a charity leader has warned.

Portsmouth

In the Courts – latest update

n Richard Edgington, 55, of Finchdean Gardens, Union Road, Portsmouth, admitted assault by beating in Southsea.

Crime

‘Serious crime’ warning in plate thefts

NUMBER plates being stolen could be used in serious crime, police have warned.

Crime

Crash pair re-bailed over teenager’s death

TWO men arrested over a teenager’s death have been bailed for a third time.

Crime
Chief constable Olivia Pinkney and Gladys Howard, Portsmouth City Police's first female inspector. She turned 100 on Sunday

Portsmouth’s first woman police inspector turns 100

A TRAILBLAZER who broke the glass ceiling to become Portsmouth’s first female police inspector has been honoured by retired officers.

Portsmouth

Pair bailed again after street stabbing

TWO men arrested after a third man was left in a coma in a stabbing have been rebailed.

Crime

Former HQ pulled down

DEMOLITION work has begun at the police’s former headquarters building.

Crime
Fareham Charcoal Grill in West Street, Fareham

Fareham takeaway loses fight with council to remove requirement for door staff to be on duty

A TAKEAWAY has lost a fight with a council to remove door staff from its premises over concerns the shop is a ‘trouble spot’.

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Daedalus is set to welcome another firm to its business park Picture: Shaun Roster

Council’s purchase of building at airfield could create 40 more jobs

UP TO 40 jobs could be created at a new building on the site of a former naval airfield.

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The News is launching a Christmas appeal for the homeless

‘Portsmouth needs to act to avert a future generation of homeless residents’

HUNDREDS of impoverished families struggling to survive are facing waking up on Christmas morning homeless, The News can reveal.

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