Portsmouth telly watchers reach for the ‘doflicker’

Slang words for the TV remote have doubled over the last three years, a survey has found.


Great South Runner reunited with precious engagement ring

A WIFE who lost her engagement ring during the Great South Run has been reunited with the family heirloom.

UPDATE: One patient waits seven hours in ambulance waiting at A&E in Cosham

UPDATE: One patient waits seven hours in ambulance waiting at A&E in Cosham

ONE patient was in an ambulance for seven hours yesterday waiting to be transferred to the emergency department at Queen Alexandra Hospital.

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Ellie Wilkinson, co-founder of The Horntail Strikers.  Photo: Habibur Rahman

The sport of wizards – quidditch gets real

No, they don’t fly.

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Portsmouth Greens condemn decision to green light third runway at Heathrow

PORTSMOUTH Green Party has called the Government’s decision to green light a third runway at Heathrow a ‘post-Brexit PR exercise.’

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Download free police poster if you want to avoid trick or treat calls at Halloween

Download free police poster if you want to avoid trick or treat calls at Halloween

Hampshire Police have issued a free poster for people who want to discourage trick or treat callers at Halloween.

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The Royal Mail building and Post Office in Slindon Street Portsmouth   Picture: Malcolm Wells

Portsmouth Labour boss hits out over Royal Mail delivery changes

THE leader of Portsmouth’s Labour group says the needs of residents have once again ‘taken second place’ following the closure of two Royal Mail delivery offices.

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Nurses Binata Ghosh and Jess Dodgson with patient Noah Yaxley

£30,000 raised for new equipment to help children at QA Hospital

THE paediatric team at a hospital have raised more than £30,000 to buy a vital piece of equipment for the children’s department.

June and Hugh Hughes. Picture: Penny Cross / Plymouth Herald

Couple to sell their Catherine Cookson collection to raise money for Rowans Hospice

A couple whose son died of cancer are selling their Catherine Cookson books to raise money in his memory.

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Five things you might not know about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Here are five fascinating facts about Arthur Conan Doyle, the Southsea doctor who created Sherlock Holmes.

Brothers Rob Dunne (left) and Anthony Dunne after crossing the line together

Brothers cross Great South Run finish line together

Sibling rivalry could not stop two brothers from crossing the finish line of the Great South Run together.

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More accidents since four-lane stretch opened on M27

The number of collisions causing injuries along a much-criticised stretch of the M27 has increased on average since it was expanded from three to four lanes, The News can reveal.

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Cllr Donna Jones. Picture: Ian Hargreaves

Portsmouth council leader welcomes Solent devolution plan progressing

THE leader of Portsmouth City Council has welcomed devolution plans progressing.

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Grant pays for new machines at Portsmouth hospital

A GRANT of more than £3,000 has seen monitors mounted to the wall of hospital rooms.

The Yomper statue outside the Royal Marines Museum in Eastney.

Campaign underway to find remaining £2.5m so Portsmouth marines museum can move home

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to raise the final £2.5m needed to realise the Royal Marines Museum’s dream of moving home.

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Mix of experience and skills for police panel

FIVE new members have been welcomed on to the Hampshire Police and Crime Panel.

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From left, Sandy O'Neill, Portsmouth Lord Mayor David Fuller, Lauren Clarke, Victoria Greenshields, Cllr Luke Stubbs, council leader Donna Jones, Cllr Linda Symes and Cllr Neill Young at the lotto's launch

Charities to cash in to tune of £50,000 thanks to Portsmouth Lottery

GOOD causes are set to cash in to the tune of thousands on the back of the first draw of the Portsmouth Lottery.

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Naval officers and ratings, a Royal Marines bugler and civilians at the Nelson Monument last Friday celebrate the life of our national hero on Trafalgar Day. Picture:  Allan Smith

Prefabs sprout to create a new community for Portsmouth

Last Friday my colleague Bob Hind published a 1937 photograph of a remembrance service for Admiral Lord Nelson on the brow of Portsdown Hill on Trafalgar Day.

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Dickens’ work features on new interactive app

YOUNGSTERS will now be able to read the literary tales of the city’s most acclaimed author thanks to a new mobile app.

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