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Tom Cotterill

Families speak of their horror after waking up to a wall of flames blazing feet from their homes

FAMILIES have told of their terror after they woke up to a wall of flames engulfing cars, caravans and a truck – an inferno that threatened to destroy their homes.

News

Police arrest two boys after arson spree carnage in Havant

TWO teenage boys have been arrested following a spate of arsons which obliterated caravans, cars and a flatbed truck.

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Suspected arson attack leaves a scene of devastation after cars and caravans go up in smoke in Bedhampton

Firefighters were called to a string of suspected arson attacks - including one that devastated cars and caravans.

News
Alfie Evans, who is on a life support machine ''Submitted by Chris Hargrave March 30, 2018 PPP-180330-181423001

NATIONAL: Tot Alfie Evans is ‘breathing’ after life-support was axed

BRAVE toddler Alfie Evans has been breathing unassisted since his life-support machine was switched off last night, his father has said.

Health

Investigation launched as RFA ship begins listing in Portsmouth Harbour

ENGINEERS have been called out to ‘stabilise’ a former Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship moored in Portsmouth.

Defence

Cheers erupt as soldiers march through Emsworth for St George’s Day

CHESTS puffed out with pride as soldiers and veterans marched together to celebrate St George’s Day.

Defence
A Ford Transit van

POLICE WARNING: £20 lock picks used to break into vans across Hampshire

THIEVES are using lock-picking devices to break into a raft of Ford Transit vans across the area, police have warned.

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United States Navy, Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer 'USS Farragut' arriving in Portsmouth Harbour at lunchtime on Monday. 'Picture: Tony Weaver

American guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut steams into Portsmouth

AN AMERICAN warship has arrived in Portsmouth bringing with her hundreds of US sailors.

Defence
Not all lorries entering the UK through Portsmouth port will be checked after Brexit

Post-Brexit plan to not check lorries ‘won’t affect security’ at Portsmouth port, says transport secretary

BORDER security at the city’s port won’t be affected despite government proposals not to check all lorries arriving into the UK from overseas after Brexit, a top MP has said.

Politics
HMS Queen Elizabeth will swap the Portsmouth skyline for the Manhattan skyline on a visit to New York

REVEALED: HMS Queen Elizabeth to visit New York on maiden trip to the USA

MANHATTAN is to be visited by the Royal Navy’s new flagship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, The News can reveal.

Defence

Portsmouth Tories vow to make city ‘the UK’s greenest’ with local election pledge

AMBITIONS to make Portsmouth the ‘greenest city in the UK’ have been tabled by the island’s Tory leadership as they ramp up their charge to remain in power.

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Transport secretary Chris Grayling backs Portsmouth’s ‘green city’ plan

TRANSPORT secretary Chris Grayling has thrown his weight behind Portsmouth Tories’ green pledge.

Politics
An exercise involving Hampshire emergency services has been held on board HMS Queen Elizabeth in Portsmouth

Portsmouth firefighters tackle blaze on HMS Queen Elizabeth in mock emergency first on the new ship

NEGOTIATING miles of winding corridors on Britain’s biggest warship can be tricky enough.

Defence
HMS Collingwood Open day and Field Gun Competition.

Action-packed line-up revealed for HMS Collindwood open day 2018

MUSCULAR might, terrific team work and remarkable resolve – these are all the key ingredients for the perfect field fun crew.

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Claire Udy has come under fire for comments she made on Twitter in 2013 Photo: Keith Woodland

Portsmouth Labour candidate ‘deeply regrets’ Twitter comments branded ‘anti-semitic’

A PROSPECTIVE Labour councillor has apologised ‘profusely’ for comments she made on Twitter which have been branded anti-semitic, admitting she ‘deeply regrets’ making them.

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Ian Love resigned after an investigation was launched following comments he made on Facebook

Portsmouth Momentum organiser resigns over anti-semitic Facebook posts

A SHAMED city activist has resigned from his role after his comments on social media sparked an anti-semitism probe among Labour supporters.

Politics 2

Korean War hero ‘insulted’ at plans to limit veterans at Emsworth St George’s Day parade

SNUBBED veterans say they are being pushed to the sidelines after plans to limit their numbers taking part in a popular parade came to light.

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Chris Peacey

Tributes paid to ‘luckiest sailor alive’ from Gosport who has died aged 93

A SECOND World War naval veteran who called himself ‘the luckiest sailor alive’ has died in his hometown of Gosport.

Defence

Jobs boom in Fareham on the cards as post-Brexit passport deal is awarded to foreign firm

UP TO 70 jobs could be created in Fareham after a printing firm abandoned its battle against the government to make Britain’s post-Brexit blue passports.

Politics 1

Critical military trades need extra recruits, report says

CHALLENGES across key ‘pinch-points’ in military trades won’t be solved for at least five years, a report has warned.

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