Youth team set to give students online help

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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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STUDENTS are set to be handed USB sticks with advice on how to stay safe online.

Hampshire police and crime commissioner’s Youth Commission will give University of Portsmouth students the devices, loaded with help from the NSPCC.

This will take place on September 21 between 10am and 4pm at Freshers’ Fayre.

Commissioner Michael Lane said: ‘Alongside the meaningful benefits, the use of technology comes with some risks, including risks of inappropriate behaviours.

‘The Youth Commission, being alert to these issues, has chosen cyber safety as one of its priorities and has developed the Go Fish campaign to improve understanding amongst their peers.”

Lynne Meechan, project officer for the Youth Commission, added: ‘To help raise awareness the group thought it would be a good idea to attend Freshers’ Fayres and hand out information via free USB sticks so students are equipped to avoid dangerous situations and able find the help they need quickly and easily.’