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Sir Vince Cable is new Liberal Democrats leader

SIR Vince Cable has been named leader of the Liberal Democrats.

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Author Jane Austen

NATIONAL: MP ridiculed over ‘Jane Austen greatest living author’ gaffe

A CABINET minister prompted laughs from MPs when she described author Jane Austen as one of the UK’s ‘greatest living authors’, just days after the 200th anniversary of her death.

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POLL: Should the government impose a £10 limit on wagers for fixed odds betting machines?

POLL: Should the government impose a £10 limit on wagers for fixed odds betting machines?

The News is calling for restrictions on ‘highly addictive’ fixed odds betting terminals - but what do you think?

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First warship of new Royal Navy frigate fleet named HMS Glasgow

BRITAIN’S first ship of a new fleet of state-of-the-art frigates will be called HMS Glasgow, the defence secretary has revealed.

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Campaign is launched against ‘highly addictive’ fixed odds betting machines

TODAY The News is calling for restrictions on ‘highly addictive’ fixed odds betting terminals that can have a devastating impact on gamblers.

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WATCH: How HMS Queen Elizabeth measures up to USS George HW Bush

HMS Queen Elizabeth is set to become the biggest Royal Navy ship ever seen in Portsmouth - but even she cannot match the enormity of the American 'supercarrier' due here next week.

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NATIONAL: Brexit talks to resume today

NATIONAL: Brexit talks to resume today

BREXIT talks are set to continue today.

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WATCH: Government under fire as it confirms rise in pensions age

The Government has been accused of 'picking the pockets' of millions of people in their forties after announcing that anyone born between 1970 and 1978 will have to wait for an extra year before receiving their state pension.

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THIS WEEK IN 1975: ‘Scrap Land Bill’ - plea to cut inflation

A call on the government to abandon its ‘disastrous Land Bill’ if it was serious about controlling inflation, was made in Portsmouth.

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Falkland Gardens are safe, assures council

Falkland Gardens are safe, assures council

CONCERNS over the future of Gosport’s car parking and the Falklands Gardens were raised at the Gosport Borough Council meeting this evening.

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Left, Simon White, Skanska operations director with Cllr Rob Humby, executive member for environment and transport in front of the pothole-busting 'dragon-patcher'

Flame-spewing ‘dragon’ is recruited to repair potholes

A ‘FIRE-BREATHING’ pothole-busting machine is set to take to Hampshire’s roads next month as part of a new fleet of vehicles looking to fix the sorry state of the county’s highways.

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Why should Angela Rayner be derided for her Stockportian accent? Picture: Lorne Campbell / Guzelian

BLAISE TAPP: We need more Angela Rayners at the top of British politics

There are many things I love about this green and pleasant land, although most of them relate to my stomach and certainly don’t include Love Island or breakfast television.
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Letter of the day

Loughlan Campbell’s report about Southsea’s sea defences completely misses the point that a tiered concrete wall on the lines of the one at Cleveley north of Blackpool would not be an adequate or sustainable design to defend Southsea seafront.

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Unite Students building in Greetham Street

University accommodation in Portsmouth fails fire safety test

A NEW university accommodation tower has become the latest high-rise complex to fail fire safety tests in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

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WATCH: Reactions to the BBC salaries list

People have been having their say about BBC pay.
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WATCH: BBC salaries send Twitter into overdrive

The BBC's list of top salaries prompted a flurry of tweets today.

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The 18-tonne dragon patcher is part of the new fleet unveiled by Hampshire County Council which will be deployed across the areas roads over the next seven years.

Flame-spewing ‘dragon’ to fix potholes across Hampshire

A ‘FIRE-BREATHING’ pothole-busting machine is set to take to Hampshire’s roads next month as part of a new fleet of vehicles looking to fix the sorry state of the county’s highways.

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students protest - Students from Portsmouth Polytechnic protest to Portsmouth City Council about the revocation of licenses of houses in Fratton 1774-1

THIS WEEK IN 1975: Students fear risk of homelessness

Polytechnic students were to protest to Portsmouth City Council about the revocation of licenses for nine short-life houses at Fratton.

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Pensioner says he may ‘have to fly-tip’ if rules are not changed

A PENSIONER says he will fly-tip his old fridge because he can’t afford the £20 fee to have it collected.

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Amanda Martin from NUT

School funding ‘not good enough’, says teachers union

A TEACHER’S union says the government’s pledge to offer an extra £1.3bn for schools over the next two years is ‘not good enough.’

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