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Hampshire County Council looking to invest £80 in housing schemes

MORE accommodation will be built for older people and younger adults with learning and physical disabilities.

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Police call for witnesses to Southsea disturbance

POLICE are calling for witnesses to a disturbance in Southsea involving a group of men to come forward.

Gafirs senior helm Brian Pack towing a 28ft stricken yacht to safety  after it lost power in the Solent. Picture: Gafirs.

Gafirs help stricken 28ft yacht in Gosport water

A YACHT drifting dangerously close to the Gosport shoreline had to be rescued.

Police at the Mutiny Festival

Armed police guard music fans at Mutiny Festival

Armed police guarded fans as the Mutiny Festival opened in Portsmouth.

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THIS WEEK IN 1999: MP: Animal testing must finish – now

A Portsmouth MP demanded an end to military experiments on animals after the Ministry of Defence admitted it still tested on pigs and sheep.


Government lowers terror threat level

Theresa May has lowered the terror threat level as fresh arrests and raids have been carried out linked to Monday's suicide bombing.
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CCTV issued in connection with theft from a van parked in Durham Street on the Terminus Industrial Estate in Portsmouth at around 2.45am on Friday, May 12, 2017

Police release CCTV image of man after theft from van

POLICE have released CCTV of a man they want to speak to in connection with the theft of items from a van.

Police officers Geoff Hill and Karl Odgers were attacked

WATCH: Hampshire police officers tell how they were brutally attacked

WARNING: This video contains scenes that some viewers might find upsetting

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CCTV of the suspect

‘Despicable’ act sees thieves steal lead from Rowans Hospice centre

thieves have stolen lead from the roof of a newly-opened centre which supports people with life-limiting illnesses.

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ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics.

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Warning after car thief strikes

A THIEF has stolen a catalytic converter from a vehicle, police have warned.

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Thieves target vans overnight – police

VANS in Portsmouth have been targeted by thieves.

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Hundreds of families were elated after the announcement HMS Invincible could arrive in Portsmouth within a week

THIS WEEK IN 1999: Joy as carrier ordered to return back to base

Hundreds of Portsmouth families celebrated the news the aircraft carrier HMS Invincible and her escort HMS Newcastle were coming home from the Balkans.


Railway model depicting life in Rowlands Castle during the Second World War now on display

It’s been praised for its meticulously-crafted and lifelike detail – and now the award-winning model railway that captures one moment in the wartime history of Rowlands Castle is on display for all to enjoy.

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The winning team, a mixture of Year 4 and Year 6 pupils from St Alban's C of E Primary School in Havant

Havant primary school pupils buzzing after national art competition win

CHILDREN at a primary school are buzzing with joy after being named as winners of a national art competition.

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The hustings at Portsmouth College - from left:  David Carpenter (college governor), Gerald Vernon-Jackson (Lib Dems), Ian McCulloch (Green), Steve Fitzgerald (college teacher and chair), Stephen Morgan (Labour), Kevan Chippindall-Higgin (Ukip) and Penny Mordaunt (Cons)   Picture: Heather Eggelton

Parliamentary candidates grilled by students at Portsmouth College debate

CITY parliamentary candidates were grilled by students during a packed election hustings.

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Ringmaster Ross and Luke Gosney (11) with (front. from left: Poppy Shirley (nine), Sidney Shirley (five) and Jake Webb (five). 

Picture: Sarah Standing (170669-2660)

Circus helps Waterlooville school raise more than £2,000 for play equipment

A CLOWN, a ringmaster and a juggler took over a Waterlooville school for a action-packed display.


Fatal crash victim named

A PEDESTRIAN who died in a crash has been formally named by police.

The meeting at Buckland Community Centre. to discuss the future of school funding .  Picture: Sarah Standing (170670-8848)

Meeting highlights issues faced by Portsmouth teachers

SCHOOLS in cities such as Portsmouth are at the biggest risk of cuts in funding, a meeting in the city was told last night.

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