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Steve Deeks

‘I can offer no excuse’ says Portsmouth driver who used a Blue Badge that was not his

A PENSIONER hauled before magistrates for illegally parking in a disabled bay described it as ‘comical’.

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Moin Ahmed, who was fined �138 at Portsmouth Magistrates' Court for parking in a disabled parking space when falsely displaying a Blue Badge permit''(180604-0859)

Portsmouth student caught illegally using his dad’s Blue Badge so he could park for free during lectures

A STUDENT who ‘blatantly’ acted in a ‘despicable’ way when regularly parking illegally in a disabled bay was warned by magistrates to change his ways.

Crime

Children banned from Waterlooville kebab shop as bosses ordered to train staff in preventing child sex exploitation

UNACCOMPANIED children have been banned from going to a kebab shop late at night as the eatery was ordered to train its staff to spot signs of child sexual abuse.

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Kristian Woods who was jailed at Portsmouth Crown Court for 20 months for possessing indecent child images.

Pervert caught with child abuse images again jailed for second time

A PERVERT who threatened to ‘kill anyone who gets in my way’ was sent to jail for having child abuse images on his computer.

Crime
The World Cup tournament in Russia is set to start on June 14    Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Fears for fans’ safety at World Cup ‘blown out of proportion’

FEARS raised over the safety of England fans during the World Cup in Russia amid fresh warnings by the UK government are ‘blown out of proportion’, according to a Pompey fan travelling to the tournament.

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Stella Mbubaegbu, principal of Highbury College Picture: Chris Moorhouse

Highbury College principal vows to fight back after critical Ofsted report

HIGHBURY College has vowed to fight back after receiving a damning Ofsted report that has sent shockwaves through the organisation.

Education
Arthur Bailey from Cosham ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (180606-7076)

Portsmouth D-Day veteran: ‘It was the greatest battle ever. We knew we had to win...’

‘It was the greatest battle ever. We knew we had to win it because if we failed we would have lost everything to Germany.’

Defence
Benjamin Peace

Arsonist who set fire to Havant house to block victims’ escape is jailed

A MAN who set fire to a house to block the escape route of his brother he had fallen out with has been jailed for five years.

Crime

Port reaches new standard

THE city’s port is one of the first organisations in the world to reach a new standard for occupational health and safety management.

Business
Pro vice-chancellor of the University of Portsmouth, Prof Pal Ahluwalia, speaking at the University 2 Business Conference     Picture: Chris Moorhouse

University opens its doors for firms in partner link-up

THE University of Portsmouth was ‘excited’ to open its doors to businesses in the region to help forge successful partnerships and maximise potential in the years ahead.

Business

Cosham shops say this is the secret to our success

Despite many retailers feeling the squeeze, Cosham appears to be ‘bucking the trend’ of struggling to make ends meet.

Business

AGENDA: Some businesses are bucking the trend

Despite many retailers feeling the squeeze, Cosham appears to be ‘bucking the trend’ of struggling to make ends meet.

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‘Support our shops’ – Traders facing tough conditions issue plea for people to back their high streets

TRADERS facing some of the toughest conditions of all time have issued a plea to shoppers: support our shops.

Business

Mutiny Festival deaths: organisers hold press conference as young man and woman die

MUTINY organisers have said they took the decision to shut the festival to protect the welfare of revellers after two people died last night.

Crime

Anger as caravan encampment mars Portsmouth beauty spot

TRAVELLERS at a remote spot in Portsmouth have been accused of transforming it into a ‘filthy’ rodent-ridden illegal campsite.

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The defendant was given a suspended sentence for possessing a sawn-off shotgun

Southsea ‘pillar of society’ avoids jail sentence for possessing sawn-off shotgun

A PILLAR of society narrowly escaped being thrown in jail after police found him with a sawn-off shotgun.

Crime

WI group hits out at collapse of Portsmouth coach firm

THE latest fallout from coach company Vision Travel International going into liquidation has seen a group being left out of pocket to the tune of £650.

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A file photo of Portsmouth Crown Court

Gambling addict watch thief sold Portsmouth relative’s Rolex watches

A GAMBLING addict who was in massive debt stole Rolex watches from a family member worth £70,000 before selling the items across the world, a court heard.

Crime

University of Portsmouth defends new Pompey shirt deal amid cutbacks

THE University of Portsmouth has justified its new shirt-deal with Pompey amid increasing cutbacks by arguing it will generate more funds for the institution and city as a whole.

Business

WATCH: Fratton music studio helping kids keep off the street - and find their voice

YOUNG people are finding their voice with the help of an expanding music studio in Fratton.

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