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Portsmouth council makes profit of £3.5m from parking charges

PORTSMOUTH City Council made more than £3m profit from parking charges, figures released today have revealed.

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MoD signs deal for construction of new naval ships in Scotland

HUNDREDS of jobs have been protected after the Ministry of Defence signed a £287m deal for two more Royal Navy ships to be built on the Clyde.

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Portsmouth involvement in regional adoption agency takes step forward

PLANS for Portsmouth City Council to be part of a regional adoption agency have taken a big step forward.

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Portsmouth Park and Ride at Tipner

Portsmouth park-and-ride hub should be resident car park out of hours say taxi leaders

PORTSMOUTH’s park-and ride transport hub should play a greater part in help to tackle Portsmouth’s parking problems, say taxi leaders.

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The BAR team at the America's Cup World Series in Portsmouth in July

REVEALED: How much money the America’s Cup made for Portsmouth

THE Portsmouth region has banked close to £40m thanks to Sir Ben Ainslie’s sailing empire and this year’s America’s Cup World Series event, The News can reveal.

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Council’s plan for £9m savings moves step closer

SAVINGS of £9m have been rubber-stamped by councillors ahead of a debate next week.

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Calls for more dog bins and collections in Portsmouth

Calls for more dog bins and collections in Portsmouth

People in Portsmouth have called on the city council to put in more dog bins to stop existing ones from overflowing.

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Win Illustrious print

Win Illustrious print

ARTIST Julia Pankhurst painted this picture of Illustrious as the ship came into Portsmouth from a disaster relief mission in the Philippines – and you can win a print.

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Marwell Zoo. Credit: Google Street View

Marwell Zoo closes aviaries over flu alert

Marwell Zoo has been forced to close its walk-trough aviaries following a government alert over avian flu.

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Campaign looks to improve safety for cyclists on the roads

Should drivers give way to cyclists when turning left?

FRESH calls have been made for changes to the Highway Code which could improve the safety for cyclists at road junctions.

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Scottish Lib Dem MP Alistair Carmichael with Portsmouth Lib Dem group leader Councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson

Portsmouth played key role in Lib Dem Richmond Park by-election win

A SENIOR member of the Lib Dems has told how the ‘spirit and determination’ of members in Portsmouth helped the party’s victory in the Richmond Park by-election.

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The Greetham Street block of student housing

Explosion in Portsmouth student high-rise accommodation ‘splitting up communities’

ANOTHER student hall of residence is set to tower above Portsmouth city centre – despite fears communities are being divided by the explosion in high-rise development.

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11,300 homes are set to be built across Havant in the next 20 years

Fierce opposition fails to stop plan for 11,300 homes

TENSIONS rose as residents’ groups fought for councillors to reconsider a major plan that is set to earmark land for an extra 6,300 homes.

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St James' Hospital in Milton

Portsmouth brain trauma centre on the move to Southampton in care shake-up

A SPECIALIST brain trauma centre’s move from Portsmouth to Southampton will improve care and isn’t being led by the need to cut costs, say officials.

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Hampshire County Council is likely to join a new group that aims to improve transport in the south east

Council set to join group to help drive transport plans

A COUNCIL looks set to join a new transport body to oversee major road and rail improvements.

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The site at Park Gate bought by Fareham Borough Council

Fareham council leader says ‘no ceiling’ on expenditure for property empire

A COUNCIL could be set to shell out further millions to expand its bulging property portfolio, its leader has revealed.

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Carolyne Jacobs, Jeanette Smith, Elaine Davenport and Stephanie Lafferty from Solent Waspis at Havant Borough Council

Victory for Havant women in state pension age battle

WOMEN campaigning against ‘unfair’ changes to pensions won a promise from councillors to take their cause to government.

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Crowds gather at the Round Tower in Old Portsmouth to say goodbye to Illustrious. Picture: Tom Cotterill PPP-160712-112753001

Lusty’s pride for Portsmouth shines through as she bids farewell

ILLUSTRIOUS poured out her pride for Portsmouth for the final time as she sailed with dignity out of the Solent, onwards to her final resting place.

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HMS Illustrious arriving in Singapore to deliver aid. Picture: Ray Jones PPP-150129-132325001

REVEALED: Eight facts about Lusty you may not know

HERE are eight facts about Illustrious before she bids farewell to her home port today.

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Portsmouth pupil presented with prize after winning MP’s Christmas card competition

PORTSMOUTH South MP Flick Drummond has presented the winner of a Christmas card competition with a prize in a school assembly.

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