GALLERY: More of your pictures of today’s weird weather

THE tale end of Storm Ophelia brought with it some truly strange weather today.


WATCH: View Portsdown Hill as Ophelia changes Portsmouth’s weather

This was the view from Portsdown Hill this afternoon as Storm Ophelia brought darkness to the Portsmouth area.

MANY HAPPY RETURNS Simon Shillaker (centre in the light blue) with current staff at the popular Fareham Road Surgery Picture: Malcolm Wells

Smiles shine at surgery’s anniversary

DENTISTS, receptionists and patients have gathered to celebrate a surgery’s 30th anniversary.

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Hampshire County Council's cabinet sign off on £140m cuts - but £1 tip charge could save centres

A COUNCIL's cabinet have given the green light for £140m cuts to services - however, some could be saved by a helping hand from central government.

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Gosport Mens Shed Choir in action at the Gang Show, above, and at the Alverstoke Michaelmas Fayre, left, lead by Lynne Dixon

LESLIE BLACKBURN: Gosport Men’s Shed are singing out loud

THE last weekend of September was a very busy one for members of Gosport Men’s Shed.


Warning after phone scam in Gosport

POLICE are warning people about a telephone scam after two victims recently came forward.


Gafirs called to help fishing boat in Solent

RESCUERS were called to assist a fishing boat that had been struck with engine failure in the early hours of yesterday morning.


Calls for people in Portsmouth and surrounding areas to get flu jab

A CAMPAIGN has launched to encourage people to get vaccinated against flu.


Hampshire fire service could learn from US crews

AMERICAN fire authorities may soon be delivering wildfire training to firefighters.

Sarah Hiscutt from Paulsgrove on the B2177 near Southwick where she has made a memorial to her son Luke who died in a car crash two years ago     
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Killed teenager’s mother: tough new danger driving laws are too late for Luke

THE FAMILY of a teenager killed by a ‘coward’ showing off at 100mph has welcomed an announcement that lethal drivers will now face life in jail.

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Police are investigating the cause of an unusual smell in Portsmouth and surrounding areas. Picture:

Shaun Roster Photography

Police investigating reports of unusual smell in Portsmouth

POLICE are investigating an unusual smell reported in Portsmouth and the surrounding areas.

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Caroline Dinenage has welcomed tougher sentences for killer drivers

Tougher sentences for killer drivers welcomed by MP and campaigners

TOUGH new powers to jail killer drivers for life have been welcomed by an MP and campaigners.

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Council launches Walktober campaign to get people walking to school and work this October

PARENTS are encouraged to leave the car at home and walk children to school this month.

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Uncertain future for former Gosport immigration removal centre

A FORMER detention centre mothballed for more than a year will not become a prison, The News understands.


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E-fit released as hunt continues for man who assaulted 12-year-old girl in Gosport

E-fit released as hunt continues for man who assaulted 12-year-old girl in Gosport

Police have released an e-fit of a man they would like to speak about the attempted sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl in Gosport.


Revealed: QA spends £11m on agency staff to cover shifts

MORE than £11m has been spent so far this year on agency doctors and nurses at Queen Alexandra Hospital.

David Andrews, the President of Gosport and Lee-on-The Solent Lions Club gave the blindfolded Mayor of Gosport Linda Batty a steadying arm     Picture:  Malcolm Wells (171012-4835)

Walk shows challenges for the blind

UNTIL we experience what they face, we can never understand just how difficult life is for a blind person.


Meet Maggie- A Gosport grandmother and one of the country’s top Fantasy Football players

MEET Maggie Searle – a grandmother from Gosport, and one of the country’s leading Fantasy Football League players.


How much money does your council make from fly-tipping fines?

MORE than £1,500 in on-the-spot fines have been given out for fly-tipping in the Portsmouth area in the space of a year.

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