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Making Space designer Isobel Haly,16, presents the Princess Royal with a hand-crafted tin brooch

Charity birthday party gets a royal visit

Crafty volunteers welcomed a royal visitor as they celebrated their charity’s 10th birthday.

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Water from the burst main on Havant Road (A3023). Credit: Portsmouth Water via Twitter

Burst water main causes lengthy delays on and off Hayling Island

A BURST water main is causing traffic delays on and off Hayling Island.

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Kaz Miah and George Purnell

Popular city restaurateurs set to open ‘guilt-free food’ venue

BRAINS behind a popular city restaurant are gearing up to launch a new venture.

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A section of the Bayeux Tapestry

Councillor launches calls to bring Bayeux Tapestry to Portsmouth for 2020 loan from France

A CITY councillor has called for the Bayeux Tapestry to come to Portsmouth when it is loaned to the UK in 2020.

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Vicky Beckett back in her car after it had been professionally cleaned     

Picture: Habibur Rahman

City carer disgusted after vandals broke into her car and urinated all over the interior – but did not steal anything

A CARER was horrified to discover vandals had broken into her car and urinated over its interior.

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Crews are tackling the blaze in Marmion Road, Southsea

Crews tackle vehicle fire at multi-storey car park in Southsea

FIREFIGHTERS are battling to put out a fire at a multi-storey car park.

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The fragment of the Union Flag

Items celebrating life of Admiral Lord Nelson collect £491,438 at Sotheby’s auction in London

ITEMS celebrating the life of Admiral Lord Nelson and his final victory at Trafalgar have made £491,438 at auction.

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The fragment from the Union Jack believed to have flown on board HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar. Credit: Sotheby's

Flag from HMS Victory and Lord Nelson’s love letters up for sale at London auction

A LARGE fragment of the Union Jack believed to have flown from HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar is up for auction.

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The smashed glass in the door at Johnny Black Photography in Southsea

City MP calls for ‘clamp down’ on small business crime in open letter to council leader

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The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Cllr Ken Ellcome, cuts a cake accompanied by Tesco staff, members of Solent Mind and other local organisations as Tesco at North Harbour joined the Dementia Action Alliance. Picture: Habibur Rahman

Supermarket joins citywide mission to become dementia-friendly by 2019

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MP for Havant, Alan Mak

MP Alan Mak named a senior parliamentary aide in government reshuffle

AN MP has been promoted as part of a new year reshuffle.

Politics

County council seals more than £4m in funding to build new Horndean primary school

VILLAGERS have welcomed a council’s plans to invest millions of pounds into building a new school.

Education
Antonia Wood was caught in a flooded van in Pigeon House Lane on January 15. Picture: Waterlooville fire station

Couple praise firefighters after getting stuck in ‘terrifying’ floodwater

A COUPLE who got trapped after driving into floodwater have thanked firefighters who came to their rescue.

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An aerial view of the land proposed for housing located just off Westwood Close, pictured left

Campaigners set to debate Emsworth homes plan at public consultation forum

A BATTLE is looming between residents and developers over plans to build 49 homes.

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Canon Roger Devonshire's coffin is carried in to Portsmouth Cathedral

Hundreds gather to celebrate the life of much-loved Falklands War priest

HUNDREDS packed into Portsmouth Cathedral to celebrate the life of a much-loved priest.

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Fareham residents are the happiest in our region, according to the survey

Fareham is the happiest place to live and Portsmouth is the most anxious, poll reveals

FIGURES from a nationwide survey have revealed the happiest place in The News area to call home.

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Filmmakers Matthew Harrison and Summer Greenwood on the set of their short film, Son of Perdition Picture: Nathan Valentine

City filmmakers gear up to shoot next project after sealing cash grant from top international festival judges

A PAIR of filmmakers have been granted cash for their latest project after wowing judges from top festivals.

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Trio of motorists handed lengthy bans for drink-driving over Christmas

Trio of motorists handed lengthy bans for drink-driving over Christmas

DOZENS have appeared before a city court charged with drink-driving offences throughout December.

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The dark energy at Fermilab, the laboratory leading the Dark Energy Survey. Credit: Fermilab

City scientists release years worth of data in bid to map out the universe

CITY scientists are on a mission to map out the universe.

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