East Hampshire

East Hampshire

Residents to grill council on issues during ‘Question Time’ meetings

RESIDENTS will be able to grill their council on how they deal with fly-tipping during a series of meetings.

Waterlooville Rotary Club members, from left, Chris Nash, Ken Berry, Roy Wilding and Mike Williams with Liz Smout from the New Blendworth Centre thanking them for their fundraiisng

Annual golf day is a big success for rotary club

AN annual golf day has raised £5,000 for good causes.

Denise and Lea Jackson just moments after their 15,000ft skydive

Mother and son take a leap for milestone birthday

GRANDMOTHER Denise Jackson was determined to do something big to celebrate her forthcoming 60th birthday.

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Concertgoers caught up in traffic ‘chaos’ following Cliff Richard gig

A CLIFF Richard fan has told of traffic chaos after an open-air concert.

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People asked for views ahead of electoral ward review in district

PEOPLE in East Hampshire are being asked for their views as part of plans to draw up a new pattern of council wards in the district.

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Equine vet Rachel Atherton with a patient

There’s nothing humdrum about Rachel

YOU don’t meet people like Dr Rachel Atherton every day, unless you’re a horse, that is.

Members of Writers of Lovedean presenting the cheque to Portsmouth MS Society

Stories contribute to MS Society donation

A RELATIVE of a member of the Writers of Lovedean was recently diagnosed with MS.

Charles Coe, five, with members of Havant Mens Shed who made games for a summer fair

Village school benefits from hand-made games

FOR many people, retirement is a time to put their feet up and relax.

Mark Gettinby, director of Home Instead Senior Care in Havant and Jon Woodley, interim director of The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, which will be holding dementia-friendly film showings

Free seminar about prehistoric burial sites

AS part of the People of the Heath project, hosted by Petersfield Museum, a team of archaeologists and volunteers has been conducting extensive fieldwork to help place the heath cemetery in its regional context.

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Readers’ Charter: Our 12-point promise

To coincide with Local Newspaper Week, this title and its sister newspapers across the UK today launch a Readers’ Charter.

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Bishop Christopher Foster, centre, with, recipients of the St Thomas Award. From back left, Rose Ashton, John Green, Bishop Christopher, Alan Hoad, the Rev Michael Harper. Front, Brian and Beulah Walters, Canon Marion Syms, Bunty Alderton and Jenny Tait.

Church stalwarts are honoured by the bishop

TEN faithful worshippers were given a special award by the Bishop of Portsmouth to mark their commitment to the Church and the wider community.


General Election 2017: A look at Meon Valley, Chichester and East Hampshire candidates

INVESTING in the NHS and building affordable housing are the key priorities for candidates standing across three constituencies.

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Merchistoun Hall, above, will have lots of fun activities at the summer fair

Community summer fair will have historical twist

PREPARATIONS are under way for a memorable summer fair at a community centre.

Ray Cobbett is worried about falling recycling rates

Recycling rates are falling – we must act

RECYCLING is more important than ever.

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Julie Etele has swapped finance for ice cream

From money markets to iced treats

JULIE Etele, from Hambledon, once sold life insurance.


General election 2017: Candidates for Portsmouth area revealed

THE candidates who will be vying for your vote in June’s general election have been revealed.

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WATCH: Editor of The News Mark Waldron explains Trusted News Day

The editor of The News and portsmouth.co.uk has outlined his commitment to delivering trusted news.

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Petersfield railway station in, perhaps, the 1920s looking south with Butser Hill in the distance

Signalling the very model of a Victorian country railway station

In the top photograph of Petersfield station we are looking south with Butser Hill and the downs protecting Portsmouth from the severest of weather.

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Call for action as travellers set up camp on Hayling Island

RESIDENTS are demanding action after a convoy of more than a dozen travellers descended upon Hayling Island.

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Southern Co-op has announced a partnership with mental health charity Solent Mind

Great start for partnership with generous donation

CHARGES for plastic bags have contributed to a £40,000 boost to a charity’s coffers.

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