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Popular Southsea ride dismantled – and it won’t be back until 2020

ROLLER COASTER Skyways has been dismantled.

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Hampshire community groups offered grants of up to £15,000

COMMUNITY groups can bid for £15,000.

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Drivers cleared of drug-driving in forensics lab testing scandal tell of ‘miscarriage of justice’

DRIVERS considering suing a forensic testing laboratory after their drug-driving convictions were quashed in an alleged manipulation scandal have spoken out at the damage to their lives.

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Delight as Solent Wheel can stay all year in Portsmouth

THE owners of Clarence Pier said they were ‘delighted’ after winning permission to run the Solent Wheel all year round.

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A police officer demonstrates the firing of taser gun, which delivers an electric shock to stun a suspect

Risk of ‘postcode lottery’ for Taser as police representative demands Home Office funds kit

TASER GUNS must be funded by central government instead of costing police forces cash from their budget, a police representative has insisted in a letter to the Home Office.

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Karen Greenall, 55, of Weymouth Marina, admitted careless driving after crashing her Vauxhall Insignia into a lorry on the A19 in Middlesbrough leaving her Portsmouth brother with a brain injury PPP-180517-100440001

‘I wish I’d died’ – Driver prosecuted for crash that left Portsmouth brother brain damaged

A DRIVER prosecuted for causing a crash that left her brother with a brain injury has said: ‘I wish I had died.’

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Police tape. Picture: Habibur Rahman

Large group of youths spotted kicking cars in Portsmouth

A GROUP of youths were spotted kicking cars late at night, sparking a police response.

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Arrests after ‘disorder’ in Gosport

ARRESTS have been made in a public order incident after police officers needed emergency assistance.

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Councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson. 'Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (180470-1)

Portsmouth’s returned Lib Dem council leader wished well by ex-MP Mike Hancock

FORMER Lib Dem Mike Hancock has wished the party’s new city council leader ‘all the very best’.

Politics

Portsmouth fisherman fined £2,000 for sailing boat into harbour as navy defused 500lb bomb

A FISHERMAN has been condemned for his ‘foolish’ actions in breaching a harbour-wide cordon while divers dealt with a 500lb unexploded wartime bomb.

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File photo of former MP Mike Hancock. Picture: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Former Portsmouth MP Mike Hancock faces censure for not taking part in vote-rigging inquiry

FORMER Portsmouth MP Mike Hancock faces censure after not taking part in a vote-rigging corruption inquiry.

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Portsmouth bid to take on key role in fight against drug gangs

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Firefighters at The Granary pub in Whiteley Lane, Titchfield, on January 12, 2008. Picture: Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

Man in court charged with arson at pub 10 years ago

A MAN has appeared in court charged over a fire at a pub 10 years ago.

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The woman has been jailed for her part in running brothels

Prostitute gang’s Portsmouth ‘receptionist’ sent to prison

A ‘RECEPTIONIST’ who took calls for a sex line offering ‘Oriental’ prostitutes has been jailed.

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GUILTY: Grindr hook-up app rapist’s child abuse past revealed after he is convicted of drugging men

VICTIMS of a serial rapist have told of their shattered lives as a jury convicted their attacker of a string of crimes.

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Prolific Portsmouth thief jailed for a year

THIEF Gary Miller has been jailed for 52 weeks for a string of burglaries and thefts.

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Four appear at Portsmouth court accused of people smuggling

THREE men and a woman have appeared in court charged with conspiring to bring illegal immigrants into the UK through the city.

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Hampshire County Council hires 100 people as it takes on work for London boroughs

AROUND 100 people are set to be employed as the county council takes on back-office work from three boroughs in the capital.

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Portsmouth man admits having child abuse images

A MAN has been warned he faces prison after admitting to having child abuse images.

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Here's the latest court round-up

Here are the latest updates from the courts

Here are some of the recent cases to be heard by magistrates.

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