Military families in squalor as repair job backlog hits almost 2,000

DEPRIVED military families are being forced to beg to use their neighbours’ baths for weeks as a backlog of almost 2,000 repair jobs mounts, leaving scores of service personnel living in squalor.

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The Kings Theatre, Southsea held an Open Day giving members of the public an oppourtunity to explore areas usually of limits and find out more about the theatre. - "The Kings Theatre" Picture Credit: Keith Woodland. PPP-170602-110301001

All the young people are taking over

THE Kings Youth Theatre and KYT Leading Lights are proud to present two shows in one evening – Death in Character and Black Comedy.

From the left are David Bunt, 52. from Bognor Regis and Paul Dyer, 42, from Lee-on-the-Solent   Picture: Sarah Standing (170270-7667)

Thousands quaff the lot at the 25th Winterfest event

PUNTERS continued to flock to a popular beer festival over the weekend as ales were consumed by the gallon.


Readers vote for Gosport navy base to stay

WE want HMS Sultan to remain.

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What’s being planned in your area

Here are all the latest planning applications from Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport and Havant.


Rail operator ‘very sorry’

A RAIL operator says it is ‘very sorry’ for the disruption its passengers faced due to the impact of Storm Doris on Thursday.

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Bacon butty blaze in Gosport is dodged

A MAN’S home was almost set alight after he had a bacon sandwich yesterday.

Suki Aerobic Gymnastics Club which trains at Brune Park Community School in Gosport Picture: Sarah Standing (170262-7244)

Gosport’s Suki shows that gymnastics doesn’t have to ‘stretch’ the bank balance

There’s not a single person who can’t appreciate the graceful moves that gymnasts can pull off.

From left: Ken Storer (83), Ray Potts celebrating his 75th birthday today, and Pete Jolliffe (70) all from Gosport. 

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Hundreds flock to join Gosport’s premier beer festival

KEGS of booze were in full flow last night as punters rushed to enjoy the opening of one of the area’s premier beer festivals.

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Fire breaks out on cargo ship off the Isle of Wight

A blaze in a cargo ship south east of the Isle of Wight has been brought under control.

Picture: Sarah Standing

QUIZ: What type of cat are you?

What type of feline are you? Here’s your chance to find out the answer.

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8am Travel Update

8am Travel Update

HERE is this morning’s travel news.

From left, Liessa Mallinson, deputy contract at Manager Victim Support, Yvonne Carter, deputy service manager for SDAS, Claire Lambon, CEO of SDAS and Ian Stiff, contract account manager at Victim Support.

CAPTION: From left, Liessa Mallinson, Yvonne Carter, Claire Lambon and Ian Stiff.

Local charities join forces to fight domestic abuse

TWO local charities have partnered with one another to take significant steps in the fight against domestic abuse.

Worshippers from Elson and Bridgemary enjoying last year's Shrove Tuesday together. Easter is considered by many to be the most important date in the Christian calendar.

CAPTION: Worshippers from Elson and Bridgemary enjoying last year's Shrove Tuesday together.

Remember why we have Shrove Tuesday

AS I wander around the shops at the moment, I see notices for ‘pancake day’, shelves bulging with eggs, flour and milk strategically placed next to lemon juice, sugar, syrup and chocolate spread!

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Colleagues club round MS sufferer Gosport fraud victim

Colleagues club round MS sufferer Gosport fraud victim

A FRAUD victim who was cheated out of £56,000 by a friend has been overwhelmed after former colleagues have rallied to his support.

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Watch: Westminster debate sees support for Gosport naval base threatened with closure

AN MP has spoken of her delight after a campaign to save a Royal Navy training facility was given support in parliament.

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Dance to help charity raise money

A DANCE will be held to raise money for a children’s charity.

(l-r) Paul Godier, Clare Satchwell and Peter Chegwyn

Revealed: the councillors who failed to pay council tax

COUNCILLORS have racked up nearly £8,000 worth of unpaid council tax, The News can reveal.

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Felines can have a ‘purr-fect’ break at boutique cat hotel

ANY pet lover will know the guilty feeling of jetting off on holiday and leaving your beloved animal friend behind.

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Trains cancelled on Portsmouth-Waterloo line

Rail passengers faced problems today as some trains were cancelled on the Portsmouth-Waterloo line.

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