MP’s labradoodle, Albert, will compete to become Westminster Dog of the Year

AN MP’s prized pooch is set to battle it out to become Parliament’s top dog.


Hampshire County Council's cabinet sign off on £140m cuts - but £1 tip charge may save centres

A COUNCIL's cabinet have given the green light for £140m cuts to services - however, some could be saved by a helping hand from central government.

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Sand dunes similar to those that Walter Menteth and his supporters want to see installed as part of 'soft' sea defences in Southsea

Seafront road may be removed in aid of coast defences

A MAJOR seafront road could be removed in places as part of ambitious plans for the city’s sea defences.

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The new-style emergency area on the M3 smart motorway that was opened this year in north Hampshire Picture: Stuart Thompson Photography

Major £244m smart motorway project for M27 is delayed

THE £244m scheme to convert 15 miles of the M27 into four lanes has been delayed.

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Detail from an exact replica of Lord Nelson's diamond Chelengk jewels. Picture:Andrew Matthews/Press Association

Replica of Nelson’s stolen jewel on display

Replica of Lord Nelson’s lost jewel to go on display

Bosmere Junior School, Havant

Hampshire schools built in the 1980s deemed of historic importance to the UK

THEY may have only been built little more than 30 years ago – but two schools are now celebrating being ranked among the best historical buildings in the country.

The proposed five-storey health hub in London Road, North End

Frustration expressed as plans for five-storey health hub in North End thrown out

PLANS for a health hub that were dubbed 'years ahead of its time' have been thrown out by councillors.
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Faerham Borough Council's Local Plan review meetings are set to get underway next week. Picture : Melanie Leininger PPP-140728-104257001

Local Plan review meetings to commence

FAREHAM Borough Council is looking to gauge interest in the number of people attending upcoming meetings to discuss the Local Plan.


Letter of the day

I cannot help but express concern and dismay at the recent comments from Labour’s Stephen Morgan.

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Trafalgar Day service to be held in Portsmouth tomorrow

AN ANNUAL ceremony will take place tomorrow to mark the 212th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.

Cllr Rob New

Top councillor says former MP’s appointment in senior police role was a ‘terrible case of cronyism’

A TOP councillor says the decision to give a former city MP a senior policing position was a ‘terrible case of cronyism’.

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First Bus' Eclipse bus service

Rapid bus route to expand into Gosport town centre with £7m boost

A VITAL 1km extension to a rapid bus route into a town centre has received millions in funding from the government.

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Cycling improvements in Portsmouth set for cash boost

CYCLING improvements in the city are set to receive a bumper cash boost.


‘Don’t leave it too long to trim your hedges’

HOMEOWNERS are being asked to make sure overgrown greenery does not cause a problem for drivers.


Brexit trade fears to be raised at MP lunch

FEARS over dropping export trade and the impact of Brexit on business in the UK will be the main talking point at a working lunch with an MP.

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‘We will not back bid for power plant’

WE won’t support plans to build a power plant.


City aspires to high-rise skyline in radical plans

A £500m vision to bring a New York or Shanghai-style skyline to Portsmouth has been unveiled.

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The Carisbrooke Centre in Gosport Picture: Google Maps

Shopping centre refurbishment plans thrown out by council

PLANS to refurbish a Gosport shopping centre have been dismissed.

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The design for Brunel House dismissed as a "giant barcode"

Brunel House plans deferred as developers told to do better by councillors

DEVELOPERS behind a scheme to re-clad one of the city’s ‘biggest eyesores’ have been told to do better on their proposed plans.

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One of the Portsmouth divers going through decontamination. Picture: Royal Navy

Portsmouth bomb squad recover mustard gas bombs

ROYAL Navy divers from Portsmouth have spent eight days helpingpolice in Lincolnshire with the recovery of First World War mustard gas bombs.

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