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Tom Cotterill

Fury as Queen’s Hotel bid to axe cheap homes pulled from council meeting

COUNCILLORS set to debate whether owners of a hotel should be able to drop cheaper homes at a development have reacted with fury after the item was pulled from a meeting today.

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Professor Dominic Tweddle in front of HMS Victory

REVEALED: Historic dockyard’s £110m boom to Portsmouth’s economy

PORTSMOUTH Historic Dockyard pumps more than £110m into the area’s economy, The News can reveal.

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The Accident & Emergency unit at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham. Picture: Ian Hargreaves

Ambulance service hits out after patient tells 999 operator they ‘can’t wait around’

FRUSTRATED ambulance officials have blasted people for clogging up emergency response services ‘because they have things to do and can’t wait around’ for treatment elsewhere.

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A soldier with the 4th Mechanised Brigade is pictured engaging the enemy during Operation Qalb in Helmand, Afghanistan. PPP-151019-121639001

British Army’s new £1.6m diversity drive says ‘it’s okay for soldiers to cry and pray’

CRITICS have raised their concerns over the British Army’s new £1.6m recruitment drive which tells future soldiers it’s okay to cry, have feelings and pray.

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Cargo from the vehicle's 44-tonne load has spilled out across the highway.
Photo: Hampshire police

TRAVEL: Overturned lorry and rail strikes cause misery for commuters

AN OVERTURNED lorry is causing delays for motorists in Hampshire this morning.

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Officers and civilians say farewell to Cdre Jeremy Rigby

Portsmouth Naval Base chief bids farewell after historic six years in charge

From surviving missile attacks in the desert to orchestrating the arrival of Britain’s biggest-ever warship at her new home, Commodore Jeremy Rigby’s 37-year naval career has been full of action.

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Cdre Jim Higham

Portsmouth’s new naval base boss battled for peace in Afghanistan

THE new head of Portsmouth’s Naval Base helped to broker peace deals in Afghanistan.

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Last year Owen Hardy got back behind the controls of a Spitfire at Goodwood and even did a barrel roll at the age of 95

Tributes paid after death of heroic wartime Spitfire ace from Port Solent

BRITAIN has lost one of its most modest and daring war heroes of the 20th century, the grieving daughter of a decorated Spitfire ace has said.

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An artist's impression of how the new development would look  Picture: PLP Architects

Rally is planned over controversial £7m Southsea hotel revamp

CITY planning chiefs have pledged to ‘rigorously interrogate’ information on a controversial £7m revamp proposal for a landmark hotel site after a petition was launched.

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Contest to build new Royal Navy frigates heats up

DEFENCE giant Babcock has thrown its hat in the ring to secure a key contract to build the first batch of the navy’s new breed of frigates.

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Conmen on the prowl in Fareham in new water board scam, police warn

CONMEN are pretending to be water board engineers in a bid to sneak into homes and steal property, police have warned.

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HMS Westminster (foreground) with the Russian frigate Boiky in the background

Portsmouth warship shadows Russian task force through the Channel

SAILORS on a Portsmouth warship have escorted a Russian military task group through the English Channel.

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Gareth Lewis, Chris Pennycook, Alan Laishley and Bob Beech from the Pompey Pals project are spearheading the commemorations     Picture:  Keith Woodland

REVEALED: Portsmouth’s ‘unprecedented’ plan for Remembrance spectacle

‘WE WANT to make this the greatest commemoration of the First World War the city has ever seen’.

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Royal British Legion backs Portsmouth bumper Remembrance line-up

ONE of the nation’s biggest armed forces charities has thrown its weight behind Portsmouth’s bumper Remembrance plans.

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Rallying cry goes out for residents to join events

HEEDING the plea to join Portsmouth’s bumper year of Remembrance events would be a ‘great honour’, a former council leader has said.

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Havant MP Alan Mak with British Consul-General for Southern China, Karen Maddocks

Havant MP calls on business to export good to China

BUSINESSES in Havant are being urged to consider expanding their trade – to China.

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Portsmouth South MP Stephen Morgan

Portsmouth MP hits out over ‘worrying’ delays in defence review

DELAYS in the government’s key defence and national security review are jeopardising Britain’s safety, a city MP has said.

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PCSO and former Royal Navy chef Jon Morrey (left) is highly commended during a commendation ceremony at Manchester Town Hall to recognise the actions of police and rail staff following the terrorist attack at Manchester Arena in May 2017. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Ex-Royal Navy hero honoured for saving lives of Manchester bombing victims

A FORMER Royal Navy chef has been hailed a hero for rushing to the aid of victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack.

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Firefighters were called just before lunchtime

Family flees flat fire in Cowplain

A FAMILY had a lucky escape after a fire erupted in their flat last night.

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Thieves in Havant steal tools and laptop in vehicle raids

THREE vehicles were raided in an overnight spate of thefts.

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