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School children take part in community Christmas service

PARENTS from across Portsmouth were left as proud as punch as they watched their children take a starring role in The News annual Christmas carol service.

Twenty one trees lit up St Cuthbert's Church in Copnor
Picture: Habibur Rahman

Portsmouth community gathers for Christmas tree festival

THE community was in jubilant spirits as a church celebrated its annual Christmas tree festival.

The new all-terrain Rolls-Royce

Now that’s what I call an off-roader...

THIS is the new ‘all-terrain, high-sided vehicle’ Rolls-Royce.

Firefighters have been called to a car fire in Portchester

Firefighters called to Portchester car fire

FIREFIGHTERS have put out a car fire in Portchester.

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Levellers revealed as headliners for Wickham Festival

THE organiser of Wickham Festival has revealed The Levellers as its first headline act for next year’s festival.

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Replacement faulty Hotpoint dryer turns out to be ongoing fire risk
A Warblington family says they had a lucky escape when Hotpoint refused to refund them for a replacement tumble dryer that turned out to be as deadly a fire risk as the machine it replaced.
Dr. Allan Ryszka-Onions says he took advantage of a ?99 offer by the company to replace his faulty appliance with a new one, after it was discovered excessive fluff could accumulate on the heating elements and catch fire.
Parent company Whirlpool announced a national safety recall in November 2015 covering millions of tumble dryers sold under the popular Hotpoint, Indesit, and Creda brands.
But he hit out at Hotpoint for not taking the issue seriously when his replacement machine stopped working. An engineer removed the heater assembly to reveal hazardous fluff accumulation on a heater element.
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Warblington family’s ordeal over faulty Hotpoint dryer

A WARBLINGTON family say they had a lucky escape – when Hotpoint refused to refund them for a replacement tumble dryer that turned out to be as deadly a fire risk as the machine it replaced.


REVIEW: The Flint Street Nativity at Ashcroft Arts Centre in Fareham

The Portchester Players were at the Ashcroft Centre last week with the first of the local theatre Christmas offerings.

The Levellers playing at Victorious Festival 2016: Paul Windsor

Wickham Festival announces The Levellers as its first headline act

WICKHAM Festival has announced The Levellers as their first headline act of next year’s festival.

The bow of the Russian factory ship, Gorizont, protrudes from the sea 22 miles south of St Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight

THIS WEEK IN 1975: Soviet ships sinks off Isle of Wight

Russian trawlers mounted guard over the wreck of one of their sister-ships which sank after a collision with a Moroccan cargo vessel off the Isle of Wight.


THIS WEEK IN 1975: two senior Pompey directors quit their jobs

Two of Pompey’s senior directors, Guy Springings and Arthur Oliver, resigned on the evening of a vital public meeting over the club’s financial future.

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Killer drivers to face life sentences in government proposals

THE News has won its campaign for longer sentences for dangerous drivers who kill on the roads.

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Temperatures set to rise this week in Portsmouth

Temperatures set to rise this week in Portsmouth

We might be heading into the winter months, but the forecast for Portsmouth is looking brighter than the last few days.

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LISTED: The latest planning applications in your area

LISTED: The latest planning applications in your area

Here are the latest planning applications in your area this week.

Portsmouth staged a reconstruction in Queen Street and Commercial Road of Hemming's movements

Hammer attack detectives ‘breathed investigation’ to bring justice for victim

THE detective that led the manhunt for James Hemming has told of the intensive work officers did to catch him.


We won’t follow Southampton move over bin collections vows Portsmouth Tory official

THE deputy leader of Portsmouth City Council has defended criticism of the Tory administration’s decision to keep pursuing income-making schemes.


GPs remind people to order prescription before festive period

PEOPLE in need of repeat prescriptions are being reminded to order them in good time as Christmas approaching.


Join us tomorrow for our annual carol service in Fratton

FAMILIES and friends are invited to celebrate the start of the festive season with a service tomorrow.



Q: We bought a mimosa in a pot last Christmas and it bloomed in February. It was amazing. I wrote to you and you told me how to prune it and I did exactly what you suggested. My wife brought it into our conservatory two weeks ago and since then quite a few of the flower buds have fallen off. What are we doing wrong?

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Portsmouth service supporting adults with learning disabilities is rated outstanding

A SERVICE which supports adults with learning disabilities has been rated as outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.

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Crowd-pleasing reds for the turkey

It’s time to start thinking about Christmas wines, but before I do let me start with a cracker joke.

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