Kids get free lunches at Portsmouth’s adventure playgrounds

CHILDREN at adventure playgrounds have been getting free food thanks to a new scheme.

Athletes on the Mountbatten Centre track

Portsmouth athletics club fears for the future as dispute over Mountbatten floodlights continues

THE boss of Portsmouth’s main athletics club says its future could be thrown into jeopardy if problems surrounding faulty lighting at a leisure centre aren’t resolved urgently.

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Congestion on the M27

Devolution proposals could free up funds for £40m M27 Junction 10 works

VITAL improvements to improve a motorway junction could start work in 2021.

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Josh Abbott and Rebecca Probert from East Hants District Council, Harry Tutt (sponsor of event from ERTH boards),  Jemma Green and Harry Phelan

Bank holiday fun at revamped skatepark

ACTION sport enthusiasts are invited to celebrate the official opening of a new skate park this bank holiday.


Centenary of coastal forces boats marked with sail-past

ONE hundred years of Coastal Forces boats – known as the Spitfires of the Seas – were celebrated with a sail-past.

Cyclists at the velodrome at the Mountbatten Centre

Portsmouth cycling velodrome could be without lights for months because of dispute over £250,000 works

CYCLISTS are to lose the use of Portsmouth’s velodrome after dark until next year in a row over repairs to its floodlights.

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Wilmcote House in Somers Town

Portsmouth housing officials remain committed to Wilmcote House development

PORTSMOUTH’s head of housing has sought to reassure residents the revamp of a housing estate in the heart of the city will be completed to a high standard.

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Mayor’s birthday

FREE TRANSPORT will be provided for the public celebration for the 75th birthday of Mayor of Havant, Cllr Faith Ponsonby tomorrow.


Ofsted chief quits following ‘ghetto’ scandal

THE CHAIRMAN of Ofsted who called the Isle of Wight a ‘ghetto’ where there was ‘inbreeding’, has quit.

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Praise for county council scheme to get people into athletics

A SCHEME to encourage people to get into athletics has been praised by a councillor.

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‘I’m not going to turn away people who ask for help’

A HAYLING councillor who helped overturn a resident’s unfair parking fine has been criticised for getting involved with issues outside his ward.

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Hampshire leaders still pressing ahead with Solent devolution bid despite PM’s dismissal of mayoral role

COUNCIL leaders say plans to form a ‘Solent combined authority’ are still alive despite reports that Theresa May wants to scrap the appointment of a mayor to oversee the power group.

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Park Gate elderly flat complex gets councillors’ approval

COUNCILLORS have approved plans to knock down six residential homes to build a housing complex for the elderly.


Plans to build thousands of homes near Emsworth on the agenda of forum meeting

RESIDENTS in Emsworth are being urged to have their say about controversial plans to build 2,000 homes in the area.

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RESIDENTS in Havant can try out watersports for £10 in September as part of the National Watersports Festival.

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Residents invited to celebrate mayor’s milestone birthday

THE Mayor of Havant Cllr Faith Ponsonby will mark her 75th birthday on Thursday with a public celebration.


Bid for ‘largest shared house in Portsmouth’ kicked out by councillors

PLANS to turn a hotel into the largest student house in Portsmouth have been kicked out – because it would only have had one kitchen.

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What the flats planned for Station Road in Portchester would look like Picture: ADP Architects

Residents ‘disappointed’ after councillor approve for flat complex in Portchester

RESIDENTS and councillors have expressed their disappointment’ after 17 flats for elderly people in Portchester were approved.

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Hampshire County Council switches to a greener road material

A NEW more environmentally-friendly material is being used to repair roads in Hampshire.

Alan Mak MP with Community First Chief Executive Tim Houghton and some of the team

New minibus gets in gear for elderly

CRUCIAL transport for older people in the community was given a boost after a Havant charity received government funding for a new minibus.

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