Joining forces to help out youngsters

Two groups have come together to help with tackling rising concerns over the mental health of young people.

Fernhurst Junior School choir with representatives of McCarthy and Stone. Back, from left: Vanesssa Simpson, Karen Lewer, Catherine Tweedley, Shelley Crickett, Samantha Weller, Neil Copping. Gillian Williamson and Rebecca Pritchard

Young people raise the roof — as well as some money for charity

Students from a school in Portsmouth have raised money for an older people’s charity.

Campaigners call for people to do more to 
improve recycling rates

Campaigners call for people to do more to improve recycling rates

PEOPLE are being urged to recycle more and put less waste in their bins.

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Plastic now the toughest hurdle, says Greenpeace

WITH the national picture of recycling statistics barely changing for a third consecutive year, some are calling for major changes to the way we look at waste.

The Big Lunch Street Party in 
Rochester Road, Southsea in June  Picture: Habibur Rahman

REVEALED: What Portsmouth residents really feel about their community - and how happy they are

Our Big City Survey has lifted the lid on what life is really like in Portsmouth, and all week we have been looking at the results.

Today reporter DAVID GEORGE finds out that while people in Portsmouth are on the whole contented, there may not be as much neighbourly community cohesion as in previous years.

Gosport councillors are not convinced by proposed developments from Fareham Borough Council

Gosport councillors air views on neighbouring council’s housing plans

A PLAN to build 470 homes on land near Gosport has been described as ‘ridiculous’.

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Julia Roiz De Sa, Elly Joyce, Dan Roiz de Sa and Alicia Cronk at this year's swim Picture: Habibur Rahman

Fancy a chilly challenge? Gafirs fundraising swim to return on New Year’s Day

SWIMMING in the sea in the middle of winter is rarely something that people would relish.

Train disruption is anticipated all morning

Train delays expected for the rest of the morning

A SIGNALLING fault is causing rail disruption for commuters this morning, with National Rail saying that it will continue all morning.

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Theresa May

NATIONAL: PM faces increased pressure over Brexit talks

PRIME minister Theresa May is facing a high-pressure race against time to make progress in Brexit talks amid a deadlock over the Irish border which threatens to drag on until the new year.

Here's your morning travel and weather update

Take a look at today’s weather and travel

FETCH your umbrellas and waterproof coats – today is set to be a wet one.

David George with Village Gym personal trainer Rich Higgins   Picture: Habibur Rahman

From Fat To Fit: Reporter’s Village Gym challenge

Reporter David George is getting fit with the help of the new Village Gym at Lakeside, Portsmouth — and we’re following his progress.

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Longer trains and extra seats for passengers next week

COMMUTERS using South Western Railway trains will see larger trains from next week.

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Affordable homes target ‘hard to meet’

Affordable homes target ‘hard to meet’

FAREHAM may face difficulty getting the number of affordable homes in needs in the future, according to a construction firm.

Landlord Neil Matthews (front, in shorts), staff and regulars celebrate at The Delme Arms     Pictures: Chris Moorhouse

This pub has been voted the best in the Portsmouth area for 2017

PUNTERS from across the region have had their say on their favourite place to enjoy a couple of pints.

Patrick Barry with the penalty notice from NCP     Picture: Neil Marshall

Driver hit with £50 parking charge for two-minute ‘overstay’

A MAN who was given a parking charge for spending 12 minutes in a car park says that parking firms need to be less trigger-happy with their fines.

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Christmas craft sale

AN ARTISAN Christmas market is taking place in Fareham this weekend.

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Contemporary art set to be sold in support of Children in Need

AN ARTIST and writer will be holding an auction next week in aid of Children in Need.

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Photographer Dave Taylor, aged 53, has been shortlisted for the Royal National Institute of Blind Peoples (RNIB) Vision Pioneer Award for Campaigner of the Year

Eyesight isn’t an issue for this keen snapper

A BLIND photographer based in Portsmouth has been shortlisted for a national award.

Portsmouth North MP Penny Mordaunt, second from left, poses with Tesco staff and Portsmouth Foodbank volunteers. Picture: David George PPP-170212-122331001

MP offers support for food bank Christmas drive

A COMMUNITY effort to stock up food banks across the city ahead of Christmas has been hailed a major success


Christmas tree festival at St Cuthbert's Church in Copnor. (left to right), Reverend Kate Marlow and Mary Bish.
Picture Ian Hargreaves  (171668-1) PPP-170312-113643006

Church lights up for tree festival

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