University bans plastic straws

THE UNIVERSITY of Portsmouth has banned the use of plastic straws to help in the global fight against plastic pollution.


International hotelier is appointed at Marriott

A NEW general manager with more than 15 years of experience has been appointed at the Marriott Hotel.


Law team named number 1

TRETHOWANS has been named as the fastest-growing legal firm in the UK.

Christmas displays at Gunwharf Quays

Customers turn to outlet shopping this Christmas

THOUSANDS of people have visited Gunwharf Quays this Christmas to pick up a bargain.

Ian Baynes and Jules Baynes, co-founders of The Fizzy Rascals

The Fizzy Rascals toast their mobile wedding business

For 15 years Ian Bayne and his sister Jules wanted to start their own business, but it wasn’t until Ian found a 1977 Peugeot camper van for sale online that everything clicked into place.

Firm celebrates a strong year and two new offices

Firm celebrates a strong year and two new offices

Staff at Lambert Smith Hampton toasted a successful year in style at the Southampton Harbour Hotel.

Abba Forever will be performing at the Kings Theatre in January

Take a chance on Abba tribute

ABBA fans will be pleased to find out about a new show coming to Portsmouth next year.


Charging to the future

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT Service Station is preparing for a plug-in future after installing two rapid charging stations.

3rd Portchester Scouts and representatives of Portchester Community Association accept the cash from staff at the store.
Picture Ian Hargreaves

Customers raise £2,400 for community

A Portchester Co-Op has seen its customers raise over £2,000 for local causes.


Top volunteers recognised at police boss’s awards ceremony

VOLUNTEERS have been celebrated by police.


Shoppers spend 20 days buying festive gifts

A SURVEY has revealed Hampshire shoppers spend more than 20 days researching, planning and buying Christmas gifts this year.

Commander Martin Mackey

New scout leader is announced for county

SCOUTS have announced a new county commissioner.


Parliament visit for WI

MEMBERS of a Women’s Institute (WI) were welcomed to the Houses of Parliament by their local MP.

Bethany Godman, right, who was sent 'flying' after being struck by a van, pictured with her mum Charlotte. Picture: Malcolm Wells

Schoolgirl hits out at Havant hit-and-run driver

SCHOOLGIRL Bethany Godman has told of being sent ‘flying’ in hit-and-run crash as she crossed the street.


SOUTHSEA GREEN: Winter life at the community garden

SOUTHSEA GREEN: Winter life at the community garden

This week, a poem from Irene Strange
Homes and Gardens
A 1903 picture showing 'Point A on the Portsdown & Horndean Light Railway where two former horse tram cars acted as shelters.
Picture: Barry Cox Collection

NOSTALGIA: Hidden Portsmouth steps revealed, 107 years after they fell into disuse

I make no excuses for returning to the former Portsdown & Horndean Light Railway – the tram route from Cosham over Portsdown Hill to Waterlooville and onward to Horndean.

Zella believes there is too much pressure on women to look the 'right way'                   Shutterstock

ZELLA COMPTON: Men – educate yourselves about what feminism really is. Stop being so frightened.

Right about the time you’re reading this, I will hopefully be in the Houses of Parliament.

Chloe Stopard-Baker racked up 25 points for Portsmouth Valkyries. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (171669-1)

Valkyries hailed for ruthless streak

Portsmouth Valkyries continued their unbeaten run with a 55-0 demolition of Rosslyn Park Slingbacks on a bittlerly cold afternoon at Rugby Camp, writes Simon Newsham.

Murray Jacobsen says America's gun laws should be tightened

STUDENT SHOUT: ‘America is great – the problem is its gun laws’ by Murray Jacobsen

There is no denying that there is a problem with guns in America, even if some Americans won’t admit it.

Portsmouth Fury soared to the Solent Area Basketball Association division two title last season

Fury share spoils with old rivals

Portsmouth Fury have endured a week of highs and lows, writes Tom Bonnett.

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