Britain’s unclaimed benefits: four million families miss out on £12.4 billion

Up to £12.4 billion of means-tested benefits – including pension credit, housing benefit and jobseekers and employment support allowance – were left unclaimed in 2015-16, according to new data released by the UK’s Department for Work and Pensions.

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Scenes from a previous instalment of the popular firework display

Rumours dismissed as council says annual Stockheath Common firework display will return

A MAJOR firework display in Leigh Park will go ahead as usual contrary to online rumours it had been axed.

Havant MP Alan Mak with Neal Jones the managing director of Kenwood at the company's Havant headquarters

ALAN MAK: The Havant MP says Kenwood’s global outlook is blueprint for Britain’s trade policy

For more than half a century Kenwood has been at the heart of Havant’s business community, providing local jobs and a source of pride that products designed here are exported around the world.

Shell - James Martin with the piece of shell which hit HMS Baham during the first world war. In the background is a photograph of the ship

THIS WEEK IN 1984: Veteran finds shell that struck his ship in Southsea junk shop

Eagle-eyed war veteran James Martin jumped at the chance to buy part of a German shell which struck his ship.

A CGI of the Mission Bay on the future Type 26 Global Combat Ship for the Royal Navy

Decision on where to base new frigates needs to be made ‘urgently’

URGENT decisions need to be taken about where to base the navy’s new fleet of frigates.

Defence 1
St Vincent College unveiled its development proposals.   Picture: Neil Marshall

WATCH: Gosport college set to sell off land for 130 homes

MORE than 100 homes could be built on land a college hopes to sell of to fund major redevelopment work.


Scheme ‘on track’ to help families

A COUNCILLOR has welcomed a report on a scheme working with disadvantaged families.

Real Life
Computer Generated Image of the future Type 26 Global Combat Ship for the Royal Navy.

Picture: BAE Systems

Battle begins to make Portsmouth the home of navy’s new frigate fleet

‘PORTSMOUTH will not take no for an answer – we want all the navy’s new frigates to be based here.’

Defence 3

Fareham recycling centre could see huge increase in HGV movements

A HUGE increase in the number of waste vehicle movements at a recycling centre is planned.


HMS Ocean’s naval chaplain raises thousands to donate toys to kids after Hurricane Irma

A NAVAL chaplain has raised more than £1,500 from donations to provide toys for children affected by Hurricane Irma.


Veteran Tory councillor says ID scheme for Gosport elections ‘keeps democracy safe’

A VETERAN councillor has backed plans for require voters to have ID in order to vote.


Portsmouth MP Stephen Morgan calls for parliamentary debate on armed forces pay

A CITY MP has given his backing for a debate to be held in the House of Commons over armed forces pay.


Anger over plans for new 49-home estate in Locks Heath

PROPOSALS have been revealed for a new 49-home estate on green fields.


HMS Ocean gets boost in medical recruits for Caribbean mission

A MEDICAL team were flown on board HMS Ocean as it sailed for the Caribbean.


Thousands flock to Daedalus’ 100th flying anniversary

AN airfield that predates the Royal Air Force celebrated a hundred years of flying with a packed-out anniversary event on Saturday.

It will be very expensive to transform J10 of the M27

Crucial motorway works tied to Welborne balloon in cost to £60m

MOTORWAY works crucial to securing the future of a 6,000-home development have ballooned in cost to £60m.

Politics 2
The consultation period for Gosport Borough Council's SPD closes on September 29

Developers reveal initial plans for the waterfront

APARTMENTS, leisure units and a redesigned bus station could all be on the agenda for a waterfront development.

Politics 5

BOB HIND: So when did ‘navy’ become ‘military’?

Can anyone tell me: since when has the Royal Navy become ‘military’?

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A 12-inch ordnance shell was detonated off Warsash seafront this afternoon. (Picture from HM Coastguard)

Bomb disposal experts detonate 12-inch shell on Warsash seafront

A 12-inch ordnance shell was detonated along the Warsash seafront this afternoon.

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