Trains cancelled on Portsmouth-Waterloo line

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

Mayor Ponsonby was delighted to launch the festival

Mayor launches a new town music festival

THE mayor of Havant has voiced her excitement over launching the first Havant Music Festival.

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John Grant from Airstrip sandblasting Butser Ancient Farm's Roman villa. The villa is in desperate need of renovation, and work to improve facilities have already begun.

CAPTION: John Grant from Airstrip working on the Roman villa.

Work commences on ancient Roman villa

WORK has, at long last, commenced on the renovation of the widely-adored Roman villa at Butser Ancient Farm

Janet Ilett is becoming a dog trainer 

Picture:  Malcolm Wells (170213-2317)

Janet hopes to change her life with a new job

A CAFE worker is determined to change her life – and she has embarked on a career change that makes her happy.


Playgroup says thanks after donation from businessman

CHILDREN at a playgroup received an unusual donation from a businessman.


Three firms top the list for growth

COMPANIES in the Portsmouth area have featured in a newly-announced list of the top 20 best performing firms for international growth.

A file photo of a Southern service

Hampshire rail passengers urged to plan journeys as Storm Doris hits

RAIL passengers are advised to check before travelling tomorrow as gale force winds prompt Network Rail to impose speed restrictions across the train network.

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New service in Portsmouth area will support adults with ADHD

A NEW service for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder will be extended across Portsmouth and the wider area.

Hilary Robinson with Martin Impey and her new novel Flo of the Somme

Budding young writers to tell story of animal heroes

IN celebration of World Book Day’s 20th anniversary, schoolchildren across the Portsmouth area have the chance to win themselves a new Kindle.

The Academy of Modern Canine Behaviour & Training present the cheque to Portsmouth Stray Dog Kennels

Helping out our fellow dog-lovers

CAST your minds back, if you will, to December last year.

Welding taking place on the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth

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Building navy ‘war-winners’ could renew Portsmouth’s dockyard

‘WE NEED to seize the chance to create war-winning naval supply ships and rejuvenate shipbuilding in Portsmouth.’

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A very fishy fundraiser...

STAFF, customers and students will be taking part in an all-day static bike ride to raise money for two schools.


Watch virtual tour of mobile field hospital designed by UK fire services

PEOPLE can now take a virtual tour of the UK’s first mobile field hospital which was set up by UK fire services.

Waxwings have bright red tips on their feathers

Five birds certainly ruffling some feathers

A SMALL group of rather unusual birds are causing a stir among local birders and shoppers alike.

Mark Judges, centre, with his first place certificate

Valentine’s surprise as man wins £10,000

A CULINARY Casanova from West Ashling has won a beautiful Sheraton kitchen worth £10,000, after winning a cook-off at Covers Home Ideas in Chichester.


Solent devolution money is ‘in the court of the government’

A COUNCIL leader says she still wants to work with other authorities in the area to try and get extra cash out of the government.

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THIS WEEK IN 1985: A27 route decision to be taken in spring

A final Whitehall decision on a new £30m route for the Chichester-Havant section of the A27 was to be taken in the spring.


Celebrate World Book Day by visiting a Hampshire library

PEOPLE are being encouraged to get involved with celebrations to mark World Book Day.


Almost 27,000 young people win placements

NEARLY all of the county’s school-leavers won a place in further education or training.

Congestion in Portsmouth is a problem

LISTED: The 25 biggest traffic delay hotspots in the Portsmouth area

MILLIONS of pounds are being wasted by fuel-guzzling vehicles left trapped on the area’s gridlocked network of roads.

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