Portsmouth council makes profit of £3.5m from parking charges

PORTSMOUTH City Council made more than £3m profit from parking charges, figures released today have revealed.

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A3 near Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Broken down car blocking lane on A3

A BROKEN down car is blocking a lane on the A3 at Horndean.


Portsmouth builder steps in after elderly couple lose £2,000 to rogue trader

A CARING Portsmouth builder has offered to pay for an elderly couple’s new kitchen after a rogue trader saw them lose thousands of pounds.

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Alan Mak MP inside the Hayling Lions grotto

ALAN MAK: Celebrate community spirit that unites us

OUR area’s community spirit is strong, but Christmas shines a light on it.

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Members of the Material Girls embroidery group with decorations they made for The Rowans

Material Girls get creative with charity decorations

A GROUP of embroidery and textile enthusiasts have taken great pride in donating a collection of handmade Christmas gifts and decorations they have been working on throughout the year to a hospice.

Children at Milton Locks

The joy of wildlife encounters  Lianne de Mello at Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
The Wildlife Trusts are delighted to be John Lewis Christmas charity campaign partner for 2016. This years John Lewis Christmas advert celebrates - with sparkle and a flash of magic - the joy of encountering wildlife in a garden. But how well do you know this cast of wild creatures?
Fantastic foxes are very adaptable, and thrive in cities and countryside alike. They arent fussy eaters - they hunt rodents and rabbits but will also eat earthworms, birds, fish and even fruit and vegetables given the chance. Meanwhile badgers are one of the most recognisable, well-known British mammals; theyre sociable and live together as families in a sett, made up of over 100m of tunnels, with up to 40 entrances.
Did you know that adult hedgehogs travel between 1-2km a night searching for food, and have up to 7,000 spines? Meanwhile cheeky squirrels can be seen at this time of year hoarding nuts, see

LIANNE DE MELLO: Driftwood hints at the area’s history

AN INCREDIBLE exhibition of 70 paintings currently hangs in Portsmouth Museum’s main exhibition space, sprung from the hand of the great artist Edward King.

Robyn Perriman

Mum’s anger at daughter’s treatment at hospital

THE family of a girl with a life-limiting condition say they are unhappy with the care she’s had from the hospital looking after her.

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Bill and Louise Jones, right, plant a tree in memory of son Tom, with their daughter Kitty Jones, centre, friend Will Prior, and Toms grandfather Laurie Vinten, far left, in the orchard

Family plants tree to remember beloved Tom

DOZENS of people from across Westbourne and Emsworth gathered to plant trees at a new community orchard.

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Mandi Myers, Tesco community champion with Rev Mark James with one of the food hampers

REV MARK JAMES: I have learnt that nothing is impossible

WE’RE all guilty at times of looking at the state of the world and thinking, ‘What possible difference could I make?’

From left, Tesco Fratton's clothing manager Philippa Smith, fresh lead Ryan Faulkner, store manager Jon Roberts, customer services manager Sally Noice and community champion Gemma Morrison Picture: Sarah Standing (161624-8392)

Portsmouth Tesco throws its weight behind city’s homeless campaign

HIGH street giant Tesco has backed The News’ campaign to help the area’s homeless people this Christmas.

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REVEALED: Latest most wanted suspects in Portsmouth area

REVEALED: Latest most wanted suspects in Portsmouth area

Here are the latest faces police are looking for in connection with recent crimes in the Portsmouth area.

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Fatal A3(M) crash could have been suicide, inquest hears

A MAN who died in a car crash could have caused the collision on purpose to commit suicide, a coroner’s court heard.

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Seyma Selamet, Mark Francis, Sarah Moulds, Stacey Hewson, Kevin Blofield and Abi Scott from Horizon Leisure Centre celebrating the National Fitness Awards

Popular community gym is in spotlight for awards

A CHARITY-RUN gym with hundreds of members was recognised at a glittering awards ceremony.


In the Courts – latest update

n Charlie Young, 24, of no fixed address, admitted the theft of a TV from Asda on October 26.

Taxis will be used to take some patients to A&E at Queen Alexandra Hospital

Ambulance service hires taxis to take patients to QA Hospital

PATIENTS with minor injuries needing treatment could be taken to hospital by a taxi instead of an ambulance in a new pilot scheme starting today.

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STUART REED: The will of the people prevails for concert

THE people have spoken. The voting’s over. The die is cast.

Doctors warn of norovirus threat after increase in cases

Doctors warn of norovirus threat after increase in cases

People are being warned to take precautions to help reduce the spread of norovirus after an increase in cases.

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An Indian cobra

REVEALED: The dangerous animals being kept in the Portsmouth area

Indian Cobras, rattlesnakes and crocodiles are among the dangerous animals owned by people in the Portsmouth area, The News can reveal.

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Firefighters called to industrial bin fires in Leigh Park

Firefighters called to industrial bin fires in Leigh Park

FIREFIGHTERS were called to two bin fires at flat blocks in Leigh Park last night.

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