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Chance to win gifts in navy advent calendar

IN THE run up to Christmas, a naval charity is giving supporters the chance to win prizes in a virtual advent calendar.

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What the Lidl at The Apex Centre in Fareham will look like

‘We don’t know what the future holds for everyone’s businesses’

BUSINESS owners are ‘disappointed’ after plans that will demolish an industrial estate to build a new supermarket were passed.

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Dad Peter shows apprenticeships are for everyone

A SINGLE father-of-four is showing practical apprenticeships can be for any age.

Education

Parliament visit for WI

MEMBERS of a Women’s Institute (WI) were welcomed to the Houses of Parliament by their local MP.

Politics
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Fareham shop fined a quarter of a million pounds for health and safety failings

A CONVENIENCE store has been fined a quarter of a million pounds for health and safety failings.

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Back left, Father Bob White and, front left, then Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Cllr Frank Jonas with people from the groups that benefited from the voucher collectrion in 2012

‘The one thing they lacked was choice...‘

WITH two days until the end of The News’ Comfort and Joy Christmas campaign, Reverend Canon Bob White has recalled the 16-year history of the voucher scheme.

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The former Cafe Tusk building in West Street, Fareham

Duo excited to make their mark with new Indian restaurant idea

THE new owners of an Indian restaurant have vowed to make their mark with a new concept.

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The new commanding officer of HMS Collingwood, Captain Rob Vitali. Picture: Keith Woodland/MoD

New captain vows to make base greener

THE new commanding officer of the Royal Navy’s largest training base is keen to become greener and help the community.

Defence
Staff and residents of the Portsmouth Foyer Two Saints who are supporting The News' Comfort and Joy Christmas Campaign

‘I was lucky, I guess you could say’

THIS year’s News Comfort and Joy Christmas campaign aims to support charities and agencies that help vulnerable people in our city.

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Teenage thug locked up for stabbing taxi driver

The 17-year-old from the area was sent to a young offenders’ institute for four years for wounding with intent after stabbing a taxi driver in the early hours of September 2 in Albert Road, Southsea.

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The display at St Mary's Church, Alverstoke                                       Picture: Malcolm Wells (171208-0636)

Going Christmas tree crazy at Gosport church

IN THE run-up to the big day, a community has gone Christmas tree crazy.

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Lee Hider with his work at the exhibition

Students snap their take on city life for exhibition

PHOTOGRAPHY students have put together an exhibition to celebrate the city’s landmarks.

Education
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An outdoor performance group entertain the crowds at the switching on of Fareham Christmas lights. 
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A mixed reaction to Fareham’s big Christmas lights showpiece

A CHRISTMAS lights switch-on show proved to be a bit of a turn-off for residents this year.

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Staff from The Roberts Centre joined together at Landport Community Centre to mark the launch of the 'Find Robert The Bear' Competition. The aim is for people to take photos of their bears in interesting parts of the Portsmouth/Gosport/Fareham/Havant/Waterlooville areas.

Picture: Sarah Standing (170129-1543)

Charity urges people to think of all others

COMMITTED to helping families across the city, it’s now our turn to help this charity.

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From left: Tesco Fratton Community Champion Gemma Morrison with her colleagues Sarah Stevens, Fazz Pout, Helen Carr, Lauren Taylor and Laura Puttick with The News Comfort and Joy Christmas Campaign postbox

City supermarket joins our Comfort and Joy Christmas campaign

STAFF at a supermarket in the city are in the Christmas spirit this year.

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BIG READ: Oh yes it is! The great British pantomime season begins

BIG READ: Oh yes it is! The great British pantomime season begins

It's a long-standing tradition that unites the generations as families trip off to the theatre in the run-up to Christmas.
Theatre

Christmas market returns with a chance to win gifts

A MARKET selling a range of handmade crafts and gifts is back for the fourth year running.

People
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New pub to replace restaurant site in Fareham

A PUB firm has been confirmed to take over a popular former Thai restaurant.

Business
From left: PO Adam Hilton,  Father Christmas, Captain Peter Towell, CPO Chris 'Paddy' Gilkes and Malcolm Dent

Engineers spread Christmas joy

NAVAL engineers have helped to 
restore a sleigh to raise funds for a food bank.

People
Devida Bushrod (front) with (l-r) Maddy Bushrod (13),  Devida's husband Jason, Mark Loudon (nine), mum Sarah Loudon, Ruth Loudon (10), and Angela Kerfoot. Picture Ian Hargreaves  (171556-1)

Social media used to combat crime and anti-social behaviour in Fareham

A COMMUNITY has ‘significantly’ reduced crime rates in its area through social media.

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