Hampshire County Council leader urges people to have say on consultation

THE leader of Hampshire County Council is urging people to take part in its consultation over devolved powers from government.

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Seals in Langstone Harbour Picture: Ian DuCane

Warning after kayaker says seal tried to bite his boat in harbour

THESE seals may look cute and cuddly but the public are being reminded to take extra care around these wild mammals in the water.

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Three Amur tiger cubs have emerged from their den for the very first time at Marwell Zoo in Hampshire.

 Picture: Tom Harrison/ Solent News & Photo Agency

Easy, Tiger! Cub takes first steps outdoors at Marwell Zoo

A CUTE tiger cub was introduced to its outside habitat as it emerged from the den in the jaws of its protective mother.

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Public governor of Southern Health steps down

A GOVERNOR of a beleaguered health trust has resigned following what he calls the ‘farcical’ way the trust dealt with a damning report.

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Ken and Susan Baker, both 71, of Bridgemary who feel conned by the solar panels firm Helms   
Picture: Sarah Standing (161048-9492)

CONSUMER: Help is at hand if you’ve been left short by solar panel energy deal

A number of Streetwise readers have contacted us after we disclosed hundreds of people had been flannelled into believing a government ‘Green Deal’ energy-saving scheme entitled them to free solar panel installations that would slash electricity bills.

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Portsmouth Magistrates' Court

In the Courts – latest update

n Lee Palmer, 39, of no fixed address, was found guilty of assault by beating in Warsash last December.

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Club members, back row, from left, John Burton, 62, Pat Mathews, 81, and Denise Burton, 58. Front, from left, Michelle Smith, 46, Victoria Steel-Page, 41, with her sons Fletcher, one, Henry, five, and her sister Tracy Ramsey, 38
Picture: Sarah Standing (161042-7274)

Meet the Denmead family who hold a cuppa club every morning to keep in touch

They all live 10 minutes away from each other and three of them even live in the same road.

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An aerial view of the Solent  Picture: Shaun Roster

Combined Solent authority: Your questions answered

Here are the key questions and answers on the plan for a combined Solent authority.

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Havant MP Alan Mak with staff from the surgery

Progress made on new doctors’ surgery in Emsworth

Havant MP Alan Mak has described his recent meeting to push for a new Emsworth surgery as ‘very positive’ but agreed more work is needed.

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In the Courts – latest update

n Daniel Dukcazewska, 37, of Alhambra Road, Southsea, admitted criminal damage to hair straighteners in Southsea on July 3.

Council leaders Jonathan Bacon, Donna Jones and Simon Letts

Portsmouth council leader calls on residents to share views on Solent’s future of government

PORTSMOUTH residents are being urged by the city council’s leader to have their say on plans that would see a ‘Solent cabinet’ formed.

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Waterloo bridge players raise over £1,500 for charity in 24-hour card marathon

Waterloo bridge players raise over £1,500 for charity in 24-hour card marathon

A 24-HOUR bridge marathon has raised more than £1,500 for two local charities.


Community clean-up initiative bags loads of litter in Leigh Park

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Katrina Percy, chief executive of Southern Health NHS Trust

Health trust ‘must learn from the past’

A MOTHER broke down in tears when she told how she has been waiting four years for an apology from Southern Health NHS Trust over the death of her son.

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(L-R) Councillor Jonathan Bacon, leader of Isle of Wight Council, Councillor Donna Jones, leader of Portsmouth City Council and Councillor Simon Letts, leader of Southampton City Council at Southampton's Civic Centre PPP-160726-143709001

Leaders call on residents to share thoughts on Solent ‘cabinet’ for south Hampshire

PORTSMOUTH residents have been urged to share their views on a consultation into creating a ‘Solent cabinet’ today following a press briefing this morning.

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View of Portsmouth

Seven things you need to know about Solent combined authority plan

HERE are the seven key facts you need to know about the plan to roll out a Solent combined authority ruled by an elected mayor in Hampshire.

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Update: A3 clears after three-vehicle crash causes delays

Congestion eased after a crash involving three vehicles caused delays for drivers on the A3 this morning

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Town’s footpath is set to reopen after cash boost

A FOOTPATH in Emsworth is set to finally reopen after being closed for nearly a year.

Police offered to attend MPs' surgeries after the murder of Jo Cox

Havant MP thanks police officers for joining his open surgeries

HAVANT MP Alan Mak has thanked police for providing security at his surgeries in the wake of the murder of MP Jo Cox.

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Dr Paul Howden

Cancer care in Portsmouth area is rated by patients as ‘very good’

CANCER patients have rated their care in the Portsmouth area as very good.

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