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Hampshire MPs speak out on how often they debate in Parliament

Hampshire MPs have spoken out more than 200 times in parliamentary debates over the last year, The News can reveal.

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City Labour leader ‘did not inform’ party prior to resignation

The co-chair of Portsmouth Labour says that the party are disappointed in John Ferrett’s decision to leave his position as leader of Portsmouth City Council’s Labour group.

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Portsmouth Cllr John Ferrett has quit the Labour Party following the election of Jeremy Corbyn

Portsmouth councillor John Ferrett quits Labour after Corbyn win

Portsmouth Labour Group leader John Ferrett has quit the party on live radio after the re-election of Jeremy Corbyn.

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The Duke of Wellington is greeted on the gangway by HMS Iron Dukes commanding officer Cdr Ben Aldous
Picture: LA(Phot) Guy Pool RN/MoD

Duke of Wellington tours HMS Iron Duke

THE Duke of Wellington was given a tour of HMS Iron Duke after its recent deployment to northern Europe.

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Pompey footballers Enda Stevens and Tom Davies stamping out smoking

Pompey team up with council to help people quit smoking

POMPEY are encouraging their fans to lead healthier lives by supporting Stoptober.

Health
Cyclists at the Mountbatten Leisure Centre velodrome Picture: Rob Atkins

Portsmouth MP piles pressure on authorities to fix Mountbatten velodrome floodlights

AUTHORITIES insist they remain committed to fixing the floodlights of a popular leisure facility left out of action for safety reasons.

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Portsmouth council approves school inclusion strategy for children

A SCHEME which aims to make sure children with disabilities and special needs can go to mainstream schools has been approved for the next three years.

Education
Junior doctors' strike at Queen Alexandra Hospital, in Cosham, held earlier this year.

Junior doctors call off strike action over contracts

JUNIOR doctors have called off further strikes that were due to take place in October, November and December.

Health
Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn re-elected as leader of Labour party

LABOUR Portsmouth councillor John Ferrett has said Jeremy Corbyn being re-elected as leader of the party is disastrous.

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Flick Drummond with His Excellency Sulaiman Al Mazroui

Picture: Malcolm Wells (160923-7155)

UAE ambassador pledges to promote Portsmouth to Middle Eastern businesses - and bring in cash to the city

THE new ambassador for the United Arab Emirates has pledged to open the gates so wealthy Arabs can invest billions into Portsmouth – and bring about lasting change.

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Cigarette butts litter the floor outside one of the Queen Alexandra Hospital entrances  Picture: David Lee

Wardens to fine people seen littering at QA Hospital site

People seen dropping litter at a hospital site will be fined £75 by council wardens.

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The shipyard at Portsmouth naval base

Portsmouth MP opens up fresh talks with company interested in city shiphall

THE MP for Portsmouth North says she is reviving efforts to bring shipbuilding back to the city – but critics fear it is just more talk that will ultimately lead to nothing.

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Pollution talk at Breathe Easy

PORTSMOUTH MP Flick Drummond will make a presentation on pollution.

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The 80ft powerboat with  Alan Priddy, top, Steve Mason, left and Paul Stewart  Picture: Malcolm Wells (160923-7027)

First look at Team Britannia powerboat ahead of round the world record challenge

THIS is the first look at the revolutionary powerboat set to embark on a round-the-world record challenge which could spark a boom in the Solent maritime economy.

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Mayor of Havant, Councillor Faith Ponsonby, who will be firing the starting pistol on the first Annual Mayor's Havant 10k Trail Race

Run through woods is aid of mayor’s charity appeal

RUNNERS gearing up for the Great South Run are being encouraged to take part in a warm-up race backed by the mayor of Havant.

Havant
Havant MP Alan Mak and members of Innovation Fitness

I’m continuing to fight for a better deal

Havant MP Alan Mak reflects on a busy wee trying to get fit in his constituency and in Westminster

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Just one wet nappy can spoil recycling

A PUSH has been started by a local authority to increase recycling rates.

West Sussex

Praise for drinks giant’s fitness sessions

FITNESS has been put in the spotlight – with the support of an MP.

Politics
Victoria Park in Portsmouth

Picture: Paul Jacobs (160260-2c)

Portsmouth arts cafe hands council £90,000 public toilet maintenance bill

A COMMUNITY arts cafe facing closure has handed Portsmouth City Council a bill for £90,000 towards the upkeep of its toilets.

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Flytipping on Portsdown Hill Picture: Kyle Johnson

Waste charges could see Portsmouth become ‘grubby city’ warn critics

CONCERNS are growing Portsmouth could garner a reputation as a ‘grubby city’ plagued by fly-tipping.

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