Missile fired by Royal Navy ‘veered off towards America’

A MALFUNCTIONING Trident missile apparently veered off towards America after being fired from a Royal Navy submarine, it was claimed today.

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Portsmouth civic offices

‘The smell of ‘dictatorship’ is wafting from our city council offices’

Why, in a democracy that defines itself by being open and transparent, Portsmouth City Council opposition have to resort to Freedom of Information requests to gain information? This is another step by the administration (especially the leader of the council) to control not only the information but the people whom she serves and the council she administers.

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Latest planning applications

Latest planning applications

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

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Left-right: chief executive of the Solent LEP Anne-Marie Mountifield, Lord Bridges, Leader of Portsmouth City Council Cllr Donna Jones
Left-right: chief executive of the Solent LEP Anne-Marie Mountifield, Lord Bridges, Leader of Portsmouth City Council Cllr Donna Jones

Businesses speak up over the UK’s Brexit strategy during EU round-table meeting in Portsmouth

BUSINESS leaders in the Portsmouth area have praised one of the ministers in charge of Brexit for listening to their views on the UK’s decision to move away from Europe.

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Police turn up to the Venture Tower as protestors thought to be from the far-right make an appearance Picture: Habibur Rahman

‘Far-right’ gang disrupt event in Portsmouth gathering aid for refugees

POLICE were called after protesters, believed to be from a far-right group, targeted two events.

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Portsmouth to debate offering free kennel places to dogs of city’s homeless

Portsmouth to debate offering free kennel places to dogs of city’s homeless

HOMELESS people may no longer have to choose between getting help and their pets if councillors approve a new city-wide kennel initiative.

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From left, Simon Magorian, Michelle Lincoln and Ross Campbell in Guildhall Square last night 

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Protestors in Portsmouth hit out at Donald Trump

SCORES of people headed to Portsmouth’s Guildhall Square to protest as Donald Trump was sworn into office to become the 45th president of America.

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Councillor Donna Jones believes UK must forge links with Donald Trump

UK must strike up relationship with Donald Trump says Portsmouth council boss

THE leader of Portsmouth City Council believes today marks ‘a new chapter in world history’ as the clock ticks down to Donald Trump’s inauguration as the next US president.

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Fareham MP Suella Fernandes will decide who wins the students debating contest

SUELLA FERNANDES: This is a great opportunity to hone debating skills

I HAVE invited pupils from Fareham schools to pit their wits against pupils from other local schools in a debating competition.

Alan on a walk along the Hayling Billy path with staff from Hampshire County Council

ALAN MAK: Let our sporting success inspire you in 2017

I KNOW many residents were inspired by our sporting heroes of 2016 – from the England rugby team going unbeaten to Andy Murray becoming world number one, to our record haul of Olympic golds medals at Rio.

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The volunteer conservationists at Horndean Parish Council, from left, Calum Fenegan, Derek Barham, Megan Stott and Mark Inglesias, on Hazleton Common

Volunteers needed to help preserve the countryside

THERE is nothing quite like a walk in the countryside to relax body and soul.

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President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a pre-Inaugural event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington

Portsmouth protest planned as Donald Trump becomes president

Protesters plan to demonstrate in Portsmouth Guildhall Square this afternoon as coverage of Donald Trump’s inauguration as president is beamed live on the city’s big screen.

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Concerns for wildlife ahead of development at Gosport fort

CONCERNS have been raised about the wildlife at a former Royal Navy fort which is due to be redeveloped.

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UK must remain friends with European countries says Hampshire MP

THE MP for East Hampshire believes it is crucial the UK continues to stay ‘friends’ with European countries after Brexit is triggered.

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Portsmouth council boss hits back at ‘culture of secrecy’ concerns

THE leader of Portsmouth City Council has hit back at claims her main political rival needed to use the Freedom of Information Act to expose the authority’s financial affairs.

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Discussion over city’s ‘hidden potential’

A PRESENTATION exploring how Portsmouth can ‘unlock its hidden potential’ is to be held as part of a review into the future of the city.


New cabinet unveiled for Winchester City Council

THE new cabinet for a council has been announced.


Britten-Norman continue to object to plans for IFA2 interconnector

PROPOSALS for a new £500m interconnector at an airfield have been criticised by an aviation manufacturer.

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Residents alliance vow to continue fight against housing plan

CAMPAIGNERS have agreed to continue the fight against plans to build 11,300 homes in 20 years.

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Development for retired Waterlooville residents is now finished

A HOUSING scheme in Waterlooville for retired people has been praised by councillors.

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