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CPS welcome murder sentence for Portsmouth woman

The Crown Prosecution service has welcomed the sentence for Victoria Arthur who was sent to prison for 23 years for the murder of Nadine Burden.

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Portsmouth woman jailed for 23 years for murder committed over a £100 debt

A wheelchair-using drug addict has been sentenced to 23 years in prison after brutally murdering a female acquaintance over a £100 debt.

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Hazardous weather causes travel woe

WINTER is showing no sign of let up as strong winds and freezing weather look set to continue its onslaught – causing further travel disruption.

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WEATHER: Train and ferry disruption as strong winds and rain batter Portsmouth

Strong winds on the Solent this morning have resulted in cancellations to a number of Wightink ferries travelling to the Isle of Wight.

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New website launched to help Portsmouth cyclists avoid blackspots

A cyclist says he was so frustrated by the number of times he was nearly knocked off his bike that he devised a website to record hazardous areas to combat the problem.

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Richard Phillips-Schofield

Heartbroken family will take legal action after son’s cycle death in Portsmouth

The heartbroken family of a policeman killed in a high speed bike pile up say the race should never have gone ahead after the track was ‘unsafe’ – and are planning legal action.

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Richard Phillips-Schofield

Jury retires to decide verdict on death of off-duty policeman during Portsmouth cycle race

An inquest jury has retired to consider its verdict into the death of a policeman who was killed after a high speed multi-bike race pile-up.

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Portsmouth council delays sea defences consultation after 4,000 sign petition

CAMPAIGNERS have been given a boost after Portsmouth’s council delayed its consultation on controversial plans for a multimillion-pound flood defence scheme.

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Striker Brett Pitman scores his first goal of the match against Doncaster Rovers at Fratton Park on February 3. Picture: Joe Pepler/Digital south.

Disabled Pompey fans set to get free cuppa at Fratton Park matches

DISABLED Pompey fans have received a match day boost after a new initiative was launched to give them a free hot drink at every home game.

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Richard Phillips-Schofield

Boss of cycling body says sport was devastated by death of prominent rider at Portsmouth’s Mountbatten Centre

British Cycling expressed its ‘devastation’ to an inquest after a policeman was killed in a high-speed race pile-up.

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The Royal Garrison Church, Old Portsmouth. Picture: Alan Kerry

Call for £15,000 to help preserve historic Portsmouth church

VOLUNTEERS at one of Portsmouth’s most historic buildings are hoping to raise £15,000 to preserve its appearance.

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Richard Phillips-Schofield

Mountbatten Centre track where cyclist died ‘did not meet safety guidelines’, inquest is told

The cycling track a policeman was killed on after a horrific race collision did not meet safety guidance, an inquest heard.

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Friends Nick Carter and Shona Rust, with Loyd Durham. Picture: Ian Hargreaves

‘I have no regrets’ – Diabetes sufferer has leg amputated so he can run again

RUNNERS are raising cash for a diabetes sufferer who decided to have his leg amputated so he could run again.

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Richard Phillips-Schofield

Fatal cycling race inquest told of ‘chaotic’ scenes after Mountbatten Centre velodrome crash

A BIKE race organiser told an inquest he suffered a seizure after witnessing a horrific collision that killed a policeman.

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Gary Davies spoke out after an inquest into the death of his girlfriend Donna Jones who died in Portchester. Picture: Steve Deeks

‘I was treated like a murderer’ – Devastated boyfriend speaks out after woman found dead

A devastated man has revealed his torment after being made to feel like a ‘murderer’ when his partner was found dead at his address.

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Owner’s anger as thief smashes into Portsmouth shop and steals charity box

A THIEF smashed open a door before storming into a shop and making off with £50 worth of cash in Drayton.

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Richard Phillips-Schofield

Dad breaks down as he recalls crash that killed his cyclist son

The proud dad of a policeman killed in a cycling race broke down in tears as he recalled the horrific collision to an inquest.

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Richard Phillips-Schofield

Father weeps as he recalls son’s fatal cycling crash at Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth

The dad of a policeman killed in a cycling accident broke down in tears as he recalled the horrific collision.

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Boyfriend tells of anguish after young Fareham woman dies from taking heroin bought on the dark web

A boyfriend who warned his girlfriend about taking heroin blamed himself for her death, an inquest heard.

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Mayor Ken Ellcome places a candle near the memorial to Anne Frank Picture: Habibur Rahman (180167-550)

Communities join together to mark genocide victims

Communities from across the city joined together to remember the six million Jewish people killed during the Holocaust as well as subsequent genocides.

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