7.30am Travel Update

Here is this morning’s travel news.


Still time for good causes in Portsmouth to benefit from Co-op initiative

GOOD causes in Portsmouth still have time to nominate themselves for a funding boost.


In the Courts – latest update

n Lincoln Batchelor, 19, of Ashurst Road, Cosham, admitted assault by beating on November 15 last year. Magistrates imposed a 12-month conditional discharge with £75 compensation to pay. He must also pay £85 prosecution costs.

Portsmouth crime writer Pauline Rowson will be appearing at Portsmouth BookFest with fellow crime writer Graham Hurley

Top crime writers will be quizzed at book festival

TWO of the south’s leading crime writers will come under interrogation at a literary festival.

Mike Milburn with children from Springwood Infants School, at Waterlooville

MIKE MILBURN: We donated fluorescent vests to keep youngsters safe in the winter

WE have donated 40 high-visibility vests to Springwood Infants School, Waterlooville, to help keep children safe this winter.


Sailor on Portsmouth warship denies racial abuse

A ROYAL Navy sailor serving on a Portsmouth warship has appeared at a court martial accused of sending racist messages to a colleague.

Eleanor Scott

Former Portsmouth Lib Dem publishes blog over infamous Mike Hancock scandal

A former Portsmouth Lib Dem councillor caught up in the Mike Hancock scandal has written about her time in politics.


Questions are raised over Royal Navy’s new general purpose frigate

PRESSURE is building on ministers to reveal how plans to build the navy’s newest breed of frigates are coming along.

Flick Drummond

‘Heed report’s advice to build more warships’, says Portsmouth MP

WHITEHALL needs to heed the advice of a key report which said the UK should build more Royal Navy warships, an MP has warned.

Police have seized drugs and money in the first few days of a new team starting work in Portsmouth

New police team seizes up to £10,000 of hard drugs in Portsmouth

A DRUG squad has seized around £10,000 of crack cocaine and heroin in just over a week.


Portsmouth man charged with kidnap and sex assault

A MAN has been charged with kidnap and sexual assault.

Kens Kebab House in Guildhall Walk could have its licence taken away following police concerns over violence PPP-170113-164701001

D-Day for Portsmouth Kens Kebab House

CITY licensing bosses will decide this morning whether to close a popular fast food takewaway along Portsmouth city centre’s nightclub following a rise in violent incidents.

DESTRUCTION The twisted remains of McIlroys store in Commercial Road, Portsmouth

Keeping on carrying on after the Nazi firestorms

Keep calm and carry on. An overworked phrase today, but it was that attitude which kept cities like Portsmouth going during the blitz of the Second World War.


Police ask residents for their priorities

PEOPLE are being asked to tell police their priorities for the area.


Thousands use scheme

THOUSANDS of people in Hampshire bought a home under the Help to Buy scheme.


Jet skiers fined after obstructing launch of Wightlink Ferry in Portsmouth Harbour

JET skiers have been fined after they obstructed the departure of a Wightlink Ferry in Portsmouth Harbour.

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The M27 is to get a fourth lane

Safety concerns over M27 ‘smart motorway’ hard shoulder closure

A ROAD safety charity has sought assurances over a plan to shut the hard shoulder of the M27 in plans to make it a ‘smart’ motorway.

Steve Hale with partner Alison Clark and their son Austin Hale, six months

Hilsea dad to abseil Spinnaker to thank medics for saving son

SIX months ago Steve Hale was sitting in a hospital ward fearing for the life of his critically-ill newborn son, Austin.


Shopping event at Gunwharf store for hospital charity

A CHARITY has joined up with a shop to hold a Mother’s Day shopping event.


Storytime sessions for young kids

A FREE new initiative is starting at Fort Nelson for families with children under five years old.

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