French strike sees Brittany Ferries services axed

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Even though George V proclaimed all German titles were to be given up by his family a century ago (July 17 1917), there is still physical evidence in our city of the Germanic royal house that once existed. Two commemoration stones relating to members of the royal house previous to the House of Windsor are so readily a part of the fabric of our daily lives but are probably in the most part overlooked.

A walk along Queen Street and on the corner with Aylward Street will present a building with a foundation stone that was laid by HRH Princess Henry of Battenberg in 1912. This was the married title of Queen Victoria's daughter Beatrice which was relinquished on 14 July 1917. From 17 July 1917 she was known as HRH the Princess Beatrice.

A visit to Sainsburys foyer in Commercial Road will provide the opportunity to see a commemoration stone for the opening of the Child's Ward of the Royal Hospital in 1909 by HH Princess Victoria of Schleswig

Four arrested after police crackdown in Commercial Road

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BRITTANY Ferries services out of Portsmouth have been cancelled today due to striking dock workers in France.

Customers travelling between Portsmouth and Caen were informed about the strike via Twitter on yesterday in a tweet saying: ‘We’re sorry. Due to a national strike, Tuesday’s sailings to/from Caen have been affected.’

Brittany Ferries is asking affected customers to call 01752 648637 to get advice on alternative routes.

Routes affected are:

n 2.45pm Portsmouth – Caen

n 4.30pm Caen – Portsmouth

n 5.15pm Le Harve -­ Portsmouth

n 11pm Caen – Portsmouth

All others are operating as normal.