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Man racially abused after brain injury leaves him with Polish accent

A British dad-of-two has been told to “go back to where he came from” after an industrial brain injury left him speaking with a Polish accent.

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WATCH: Rare giraffe’s public bow

A rare giraffe calf has taken his first steps outside.

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Gosport's Alex Thomson is watched by his wife Kate, son Oscar and daughter Georgia, as he celebrates with champagne after finishing second in the Vendee Globe race Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Gosport sailor Alex Thompson hailed for his incredible second in the Vendee Globe

HE IS a true hero whose exploits fill us with pride.

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Alex Thomson at the end of the Vendee Globe Picture: Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI / Vendee Globe

Gosport’s Alex Thompson hailed as an inspiration by the public

MEMBERS have the public have called Alex Thomson an inspiration following his achievement in the Vendee Globe.

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Strange lights prompt wild UFO speculation

FLASHING lights and strange objects have been spotted in the air by residents across the area, prompting speculation about UFOs.

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The employment fair will bring Gosport businesses and residents together

COUNCILLOR STEPHEN PHILPOT: Promoting town’s career opportunities

MORE than 500 jobs will be on offer when Gosport’s largest careers and training exhibition returns on January 26.

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Fareham MP Suella Fernandes will decide who wins the students debating contest

SUELLA FERNANDES: This is a great opportunity to hone debating skills

I HAVE invited pupils from Fareham schools to pit their wits against pupils from other local schools in a debating competition.

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Beautiful trees in Waverley Road park, Southsea, cared for by tree wardens

PAULINE POWELL: Would you like to care for our trees?

HAVING enjoyed our Christmas trees over the festive season, now might be a good time to think further afield about our urban forest and what trees do for us.

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Alan on a walk along the Hayling Billy path with staff from Hampshire County Council

ALAN MAK: Let our sporting success inspire you in 2017

I KNOW many residents were inspired by our sporting heroes of 2016 – from the England rugby team going unbeaten to Andy Murray becoming world number one, to our record haul of Olympic golds medals at Rio.

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The volunteer conservationists at Horndean Parish Council, from left, Calum Fenegan, Derek Barham, Megan Stott and Mark Inglesias, on Hazleton Common

Volunteers needed to help preserve the countryside

THERE is nothing quite like a walk in the countryside to relax body and soul.

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Woman forced to leave home as she is ‘allergic to WiFi’

A woman who says she is ‘allergic to WiFi’ and unable to receive NHS treatment has been forced to move out of her home because of her condition.

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Shoppers dug deep to fill Father Christmas collection buckets for Fareham Lions Club

Scouts and earthquake victims helped by Lions

MORE than £2,000 was raised for good causes – thanks to Father Christmas.

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The trophies for the Bedenham Spelling Championship and, inset, the winners

Children and teachers in learn-to-spell tournament

FINDING creative ways to teach children how to spell can be difficult for teachers.

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David E Gates with his new book, The Wretched, which was inspired by Portsmouth

City’s darkest corners provide horror inspiration

DAVID E GATES’ childhood spent exploring the forbidden places close to where he lived has been used as inspiration for his new horror novel.

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Fareham champion fundraiser to saddle up with Denise Van Outen in 187-mile India challenge

HE’s raised just less than £25,000 to fund research into brain tumours for the last six years and clocked up more than 2,100 miles on his saddle in the process.

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From left, Sam Merrick with his brothers Liam, 10, Kiran, 11, and dad Paul 
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Brave Sam Merrick’s family ask for help in keeping charity going

A CHARITY is making an appeal for people to give some vital support.

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John Reilly with Charlie Reilly and Sharon Bannister, trustees of Square Pegs Charity

Giving people who feel left out a chance to fit in

A CHARITY which supports people who feel they ‘do not fit in’ is calling on help from volunteers.

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Bishop Christopher says service personnel should not be disadvantaged by the mobile nature of their role

RT REV CHRISTOPHER FOSTER, BISHOP OF PORTSMOUTH: The armed forces deserve our respect

WE’VE all heard about Help for Heroes and the Royal British Legion which exist to help service personnel.

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Weight loss coach who lost seven stone gives tips on how to keep the pounds off

TRIM Vanessa Davies has helped thousands of people lose weight after shedding seven stones to boost her health.

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File photo of Alex Thomson racing. Picture: Mark Lloyd

Gosport sailor Alex says chances of winning race were slim

GOSPORT sailing legend Alex Thomson admitted his chances of winning a major ocean race were slim.

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