TIMELINE: The sorry history of ‘Portsmouth’s Shard’

Plans to turn Portsmouth’s Brunel House into hundreds of micro-flats look set to be scrapped - the latest frustration in a sorry tale that goes back years.

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Ken Livingstone taken off Portsmouth Festivities line-up

Portsmouth Festivities drops Ken Livingstone over Hitler comments

A TALK from former London mayor Ken Livingstone that was scheduled as part of Portsmouth Festivities has been cancelled over his controversial comments about Adolf Hitler.

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Gerald Vernon-Jackson

Portsmouth Liberal Democrats to launch general election campaign

THE Portsmouth Liberal Democrats will be officially launching their campaign tomorrow for June’s general election.

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A CGI of plans for Brunel House that were rejected in 2015

Anger as stalemate emerges over future plans for derelict Portsmouth building

IT could have been a striking 39-storey skyscraper overlooking The Hard – but now it looks likely to remain an ‘ugly eyesore’.

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The mayor of Fareham, Cllr Connie Hockley, opens Fareham Bowling Clubs summer season

Praise for mayor as she opens new bowling season

THE first day of the bowling season got off to a flying start when the mayor bowled a good wood.

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage at the launch of the We CAN Read website, in Gosport

MP praises volunteers tackling town’s illiteracy

A NEW website has been launched to help people who struggle to read.

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Local residents who have fought against plans to develop land to the north of Cranleigh Road in Portchester

Welborne top of the agenda as inquiry into potential Portchester estate opens

WELBORNE was top of the agenda as a planning inquiry began into the fate of a 120-home estate.

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Andrew Tyrie MP

Chichester MP Andrew Tyrie stands down after 20 years

A TORY MP has decided to stand down after 20 years ahead of the General Election.

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Back from left, Y-Services chairman of trustees Andy Kennedy,  Mayor of Fareham Connie Hockley, leader of Fareham Borough Council Sean Woodward, Mark Smith from Southern Co-operative, Gary Weaver from First Solent, Lynne Meechan from the Police and Crime Commissioner's office and Andy Corbett, from First Solent, with, front from left, Y-Services ambassador Catherine Beachill, 15, Charlie Mead-Young, 11, Lewis Walden, nine, and Zoe Stevens, 15, from Y-Services.

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Fareham charity wants big yellow bus to support young people

A CHARITY is hoping to help young people in Fareham with a big yellow bus called Sean.

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Whitehall watchdog hits out at ‘unaffordable’ defence plan

FEARS have been raised that the budget to pay for new warships, jets and other military equipment is at risk of becoming ‘unaffordable’, a Commons spending watchdog has warned.


Gosport to hold service and parade of Falklands 35th anniversary

A COMMEMORATION service and parade will be held to mark the 35th anniversary of the Falklands conflict.

Members of the Sikh community celebrate Vaisakhi 	     	PICTURE Keith Woodland

Sikh new year is marked with music and prayers

HUNDREDS of worshippers gathered together to mark the start of the Sikh new year.


Portsmouth Labour leader backs plan for four more bank holidays

A COUNCILLOR has welcomed Labour proposals to increase the number of bank holidays.

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Meon Valley MP George Hollingbery, centre, with residents

Transport minister pledges support to tackle motorcycle noise on A32 and A272

A MINISTER has pledged to provide help to tackle motorcycle noise on two major routes.

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Appeal over planned Portchester estate to begin this morning

A CONTENTIOUS appeal over the building of 120 homes gets underway today.

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From left, Paul Gray of the Liberal Democrats; Sheree Earnshaw from Labour;  Sue Holt of the Green Party, Ukip's  Richard Coates and Lance Quantrill of the Conservative Party

Residents quiz Hayling Island candidates at Hampshire County Council election hustings

ELECTION voters gathered at a community centre to find out what their potential future county councillors stand for.

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Havant councillor to stand in General Election

A COUNCILLOR will once again campaign to win a parliamentary seat in the upcoming General Election.

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Hampshire County Council to continue DIY charges during government review

A COUNCIL will continue to charge residents to get rid of DIY materials at tips despite the government revealing that it was reviewing the process.

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Portsmouth Grammar School

Portsmouth mayor left ‘speechless’ after city school makes £1,800 donation to appeal

Pupils at a Portsmouth school have been dressing down to raise more than £1,800 for some of the city’s biggest charities.


THIS WEEK IN 1994: Sex horseplay ends in hefty £700 fine

A Portsmouth-based seaman who admitted simulating sex with a Wren was fined £700 and stripped of three good conduct medals.

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