Isle of Wight executive to make decision tonight on £900m Solent devolution deal

A £900m deal for a ‘Solent cabinet’ could be scrapped if a key council declines to join.

Cyclists on the seafront enjoying the Portsmouth Pedal Glow Ride  Pictures: Habibur Rahman

Portsmouth shines brightly with the glow of 1,000 cyclists

HUNDREDS of cyclists lit up the seafront with a magical glow as they joined in the city’s first Pedal Portsmouth Glow Ride.


Anger as council looks to change parking on roads

BUSINESSES have raised concerns over proposed changes to the hours people can park on-street around Portsmouth.

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The EU flag

UKIP councillors push motion to end council display of EU flag

UKIP councillors in Havant are calling for their borough’s Brexit vote to be represented by stopping flying the EU flag.

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In 30 seconds: Trump or Clinton?

In 30 seconds, here is a collection of views on the US Presidential race.

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MPs call for Trafalgar Day to become a national holiday

MPs call for Trafalgar Day to become a national holiday

Calls were renewed today to make Trafalgar Day a national holiday.

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The Russian destroyer Severomorsk

Revealed: The Russian warships being tracked by the Royal Navy

Ship-by-ship, this is the Russian naval convoy being tracked through the English Channel by the Royal Navy.

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The Local Election for Portsmouth taking place at Portsmouth Guildhall on Friday.

Pictured is: David Williams, Portsmouth City Council chief executive.

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Future of £900m Solent ‘cabinet’ deal depending on key Isle of Wight decision

A £900m deal for a ‘Solent cabinet’ could be scrapped if a key council declines to join.

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Handout photo issued by the Mininstry of Defence of HMS Duncan (centre), observing Russian Kirov Class Battlecruiser (left) and Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, which are part of a Russian task group, during transit through the North Sea. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday October 20, 2016. PPP-161021-083510001

Russian warships en route to Syria set to pass through English Channel today

A RUSSIAN taskforce being shadowed by the Royal Navy as it travels to Syria is expected to pass through the English Channel today.

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Omran Daqneesh, five, who was injured in a Syrian air strike

Promoting peace and helping to combat racism

EVENTS to promote peace, celebrate diversity and curb extremism are being held across the area as part of One World Week.

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Cosham high street

Portsmouth Ukip campaign underway to get free parking introduced in Cosham High Street

A COMMUNITY campaign has been launched to get free car parking in Cosham in time for the Christmas shopping season.

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An artist's impression of Welborne

Welborne delays prompt call to give landowners a deadline over application

THE continued delay of a 6,000-home new town is leading to developers to cherry-pick green fields for housing.

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Residents opposed to development planned for the field between Cranleigh Road and Quintrel Avenue in Portchester, pictured in 2014

Boost for campaigners as inquiry into potential Portchester estate delayed until April

PEOPLE have been given time to plan a line of attack against controversial plans for a new estate after a planning inquiry was delayed.

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Alan Mak MP with a map of the Local Plan

Havant MP resists calls to join revolt against housing

AN MP says he won’t join his constituents’ campaign against houses being built.

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John Perry, Ukip ward councillor for Hayling East

Ukip councillor calls on deserters to stand for re-election

A UKIP councillor has hit out at councillors leaving the party, such as Stubbington’s Chris Wood, saying they should quit their seats and stand for re-election.

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Cllr Donna Jones

Isle of Wight vote against Solent devolution plan

A DEAL to bring more devolved powers to the Solent has been dealt a setback.

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The Rt Rev Christopher Foster.

Bishop of Portsmouth: ‘We have seen clear evidence of Donald Trump’s sexism, racism, and contempt for the disabled’

SOMETIMES the church is accused of not being relevant, especially to younger people.

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Portsmouth MP adds support to campaign against hate crime

Portsmouth South MP Flick Drummond is supporting a campaign to end learning disability hate crime.

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Picture: Tony Weaver

Portsmouth strikes up new 11-year deal with Brittany Ferries to remain at international port

A LUCRATIVE deal has been struck to keep Brittany Ferries in Portsmouth for the next 11 years.

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Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane

Police and fire chiefs to hold talks on more ‘collaboration’

TALKS are under way between police and fire chiefs over the future of the two services.

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