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

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


WATCH: Minehunter HMS Cattistock leaves Portsmouth for three months of drills alongside Nato allies

FAMILIES united to bid their loved ones farewell as a city-based warship embarked on deployment.


Schoolchildren wow £100m business boss in Dragon’s Den-style tech competition

ACADEMY pupils wowed the entrepreneur behind a £100m communications company when he returned to his former school.

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WEATHER AND TRAVEL: Chilly, grey start as traffic gets moving for the day

IT’S a dry a cloudy start to the day for the city – but we could see sunshine this afternoon.

The Betting Room owner Peter Higgins is joining the Big Sleepout.

Picture: Allan Hutchings

Head of city-based betting service signs up for the Pompey CEO Sleepout

THE boss behind a popular national betting service has pledged his support to the Pompey CEO Sleepout.


Returning leader of Havant Borough Council says his cabinet is ‘aspiring for greatness’

THE leader of Havant Borough Council has returned after taking a five-month sabbatical.

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A computer-generated image of the proposed eight-storey block next to the Queens Hotel in Southsea. Picture: PLP Architects

Councillors slam ‘mess’ after discussions on landmark hotel’s future development are cancelled hours before planning meeting

COUNCILLORS were left frustrated after being stripped of the chance to discuss the future development of a landmark hotel.

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Left to right: Jacob Paterson, Ben Paterson, Savannah Paterson

Thankful city family donates £1,500 to Queen Alexandra Hospital children’s fund

A KINDHEARTED city family has donated £1,500 to children at Queen Alexandra (QA) Hospital.

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Sheridan Harris died in the crash on May 13 last year

Driver denies causing death of young woman in Portsmouth

A CITY driver pleaded not guilty to causing the death of a young pedestrian.

Cars parked at Fair Oak Drive, which residents believe belong to local workers

Residents say their ‘lives are dictated’ by drivers taking their parking spaces

HOMEOWNERS say their ‘lives are being dictated to’ by drivers taking their parking spots.

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