Emails expose ‘fractious relationship’ between council leaders over Solent devolution

SOME saw it as the golden ticket to a £900m windfall for the area – but some said it would break up the county of Hampshire.


HGVs cause greater amounts of air pollution than cars in Portsmouth

CARS are not the leading source of air pollution in Portsmouth, a new report has revealed.


‘Floating’ cycle hire scheme recommended for Portsmouth

A ‘FLOATING’ bike hire scheme has been recommended for Portsmouth.


One of Portsmouth’s biggest health centres rated ‘good’ by watchdog

INSPECTORS from a health watchdog have praised a city healthcare centre following an inspection.


Portsmouth council to look at buffer zones outside abortion clinic following debate

A BUFFER zone outside the city’s abortion clinic is set to be explored after councillors passed a motion calling for the idea to be looked at.


‘Council workers deserve a pay rise’, say campaigners

COUNCIL workers are being forced to do ‘more for less’, say campaigners pushing for a wage increase.

Olivia Pinkney, Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary, Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner, and Terry Spraggett, Mace Director' at the sod-cutting ceremony for the new Eastern Police Investigation Centre off Airport Service Road in Copnor

Work finally begins on Portsmouth’s new central police hub

WORK on building a ‘sorely needed’ central police hub in the city is under way.

People are being seen quicker by adult social care services

Waiting times for adult social care in Portsmouth see huge drop

WAITING times for adult social care services have been sharply reduced following the introduction of a new method, figures have revealed.


Convalescent city care home plan is blocked

PLANS to build a convalescent care home to ease pressure on the city’s main hospital have been dismissed.

Penny Mordaunt leaving 10 Downing Street, London, after she was appointed as International Development Secretary following the resignation of Priti Patel. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday November 9, 2017. See PA story POLITICS Patel. Photo credit should read: Rick Findler/PA Wire POLITICS_Patel_145902.JPG

Portsmouth MP Penny Mordaunt says cabinet post is ‘great opportunity’

A CITY MP has said she never planned to become a secretary of state, but has thanked the prime minister for handing her ‘such a great opportunity’.

Rose Weatherill with son David and husband Arthur on the day of the accident

Survivor of Thailand crash that killed husband and son is back home

FOR five-and-a-half months, it was feared she would not be able to return to the UK.


Portsmouth’s homelessness champion says he will continue role

THE city’s homelessness champion says he will continue in the role after considering quitting.


Protestors campaign outside MP’s office over Universal Credit

CAMPAIGNERS came together to protest over the extension of Universal Credit.


Universal Credit: What is it and what does it mean?

In a few years the benefits system will have entirely changed, with Universal Credit rolled out to all corners of the country.

The Old Customs House in Gunwharf Quays

Gunwharf’s Old Customs House named ‘pub of the year’

AN HISTORIC seafront establishment has been crowned ‘pub of the year’.


WATCH: Fireworks and pop stars delight thousands at Gunwharf

THOUSANDS of people were stunned as the Solent sky was transformed into an explosive spectacle last night.

‘Boris Bike’ scheme for Portsmouth to move forward

‘Boris Bike’ scheme for Portsmouth to move forward

A ‘BORIS bike’ scheme for Portsmouth has moved a step closer.

Paul Godier

Portsmouth councillor will need ‘a few days’ to consider homelessness role exit

PORTSMOUTH’s homelessness champion will take ‘a few days’ to consider his position.

Cllr Roger Allen

Tory councillor stands by ‘ill-judged’ comments about Westminster sex scandal despite MP’s criticism

A COUNCILLOR is standing by his ‘ill-judged’ comments about the Westminster sexual harassment scandal after an MP raised concerns about what he said.

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