South east MEP calls for government to prioritise NHS over nuclear

A Member of the European Parliament for the south east of England is calling for the government to prioritise the NHS over nuclear programmes.

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Protesters at an anti-Donald Trump rally in Portsmouth's Guildhall Square on Monday, February 20. Picture: John Douglas/JCDPhotographic

Dozens turn out for anti-Trump rally in Portsmouth

CAMPAIGNERS have protested the American president Donald Trump being invited to the United Kingdom.

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Public urged to register to vote in election

HAMPSHIRE residents are being reminded to ensure they have registered to vote in the county council elections.


Solent devolution money is ‘in the court of the government’

A COUNCIL leader says she still wants to work with other authorities in the area to try and get extra cash out of the government.

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‘They must be remembered’: Campaign launched to install new war memorial plaque in Portchester

THOSE who died in the war will always be remembered by our village.


Stubbington village centre gets £80,000 visual boost

A VILLAGE centre is receiving an £80,000 boost.

Suella Fernandes says the government's attitude to child refugees is correct

SUELLA FERNANDES: We have to beat the people smugglers

Britain has a proud record of supporting the most vulnerable children fleeing conflict and danger.

Congestion in Portsmouth is a problem

LISTED: The 25 biggest traffic delay hotspots in the Portsmouth area

MILLIONS of pounds are being wasted by fuel-guzzling vehicles left trapped on the area’s gridlocked network of roads.

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Portsmouth City Council has revealed a new image of plans for the Northern Quarter area in the city centre

Portsmouth city centre masterplan job stats are correct say council

COUNCIL officials insist figures revealing 9,700 jobs will be created through the radical transformation of Portsmouth City Centre are correct.

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Portsmouth councillor backs city centre development plans

A COUNCILLOR has said it is important people’s views are listened to in the lead-up to the redevelopment of Portsmouth city centre.

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Admiral Sir Desmond Cassidi is presented with a giant Valentines card, by wren Yvonne McClure

THIS WEEK IN 1985: Goodbye to a much loved Admiral

Nothing could be more appropriate for an admiral leaving the Royal Navy on Valentine’s Day than to receive a Valentine.

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Cuts killed 30,000 Britons in 2015, says report

Cuts killed 30,000 Britons in 2015, says report

Cuts to health and social care budgets are to blame for 30,000 extra deaths in England and Wales during 2015, a new study claimed.

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What’s being planned near you

What’s being planned near you

Here are the latest planning applications made to councils in the area.

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Fareham council supporting clean-up weekend

A COUNCIL is supporting a weekend event which will see people cleaning up their area.

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14/2/2017 (EP)

A protest took place in Portsmouth on Valentine's Day against �9m cuts being proposed by Portsmouth City Council.
The three council trade unions, Unison, Unite and GMB are working together to oppose the budget cuts.

Pictured is: Solent Waspi were also at the protest. 

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Women make their voices heard over pensions in Portsmouth

WOMEN held a protest against changes to the state pension age which would see thousands of women lose out on money.

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WATCH: Council leader outlines high-rise vision for Portsmouth city centre

HIGH-RISE tower blocks hold the key to the transformation of Portsmouth’s city centre, says the leader of the council.

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Seagull and pigeon menace costs Portsmouth council tax payers more than £60,000

Seagull and pigeon menace costs Portsmouth council tax payers more than £60,000

Portsmouth City Council has spent more than £60,000 trying to combat the menace of pigeons and seagulls.

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Pupils from Bedenham and Holbrook Primary Schools teamed up with HMS Sultan

Schoolchildren experience what life is like in the navy

THERE were high fives all round at a nearby primary school, as HMS Sultan hosted a combined visit of excited youngsters from Bedenham and Holbrook Primary Schools, for a look at Royal Navy training.

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Councillors bring in tax hike to pay for social care

RESIDENTS in the county will be paying around an extra £1 a week in council tax.

Some Fareham councillors in Fareham want more cash to be spent to help the homeless Picture: Ken Abbott

‘More cash is needed for homelessness’

THOUSANDS of pounds of public money should be spent on funding an outreach worker to combat homelessness in a town, say councillors.

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