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Tom Cotterill

Major housing plan could ‘tear apart Portchester community’ residents fear

WORRIED residents fear their community could be torn apart if ‘damaging’ housing plans are given the go-ahead.

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‘Destroyers’ engine woes will be fixed for carrier’s first mission’

ENGINE woes plaguing the Royal Navy’s £6bn destroyer fleet will be fixed before Britain’s new aircraft carrier comes into service, a top naval officer has said.

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Tom Peters is on Masterchef: The Professionals and studied at Havant and South Downs College

Hampshire chef ‘gutted’ to have been knocked out of MasterChef

AN AMBITIOUS chef who learnt his trade at Havant and South Downs College has been eliminated from one of the nation’s biggest TV cooking competitions.

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Liz  Bartlett, 65, with members of the 3rd Portchester Brownie troop

Legendary Portchester Brownie leader hangs up uniform after 50 years

FOR decades she has been a guiding light for hundreds of children from across the area, helping to set them on the right track for the rest of their lives.

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The Queen talks to members of the ship's company, during the commissioning of HMS Queen Elizabeth at Portsmouth Naval Base
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Queen pays tribute to the Royal Navy during ‘historic’ Portsmouth trip

THE Queen has praised the Royal Navy’s new £3.1bn aircraft carrier and declared it the ‘best of British’.

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The Queen stands out in purple during a performance by the Royal Guard at the commissioning

Britain’s links with EU allies ‘stronger than ever’ says Royal Navy head

DEFENCE links between Britain and its European allies are ‘closer now than they have ever been’, the head of the Royal Navy has said.

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The Queen talks to veterans Vic Merry and Leonard Chivers   Picture: Habibur Rahman

QE ‘old boys’ stunned at chance to meet the Queen in Portsmouth

TWO veterans who served in the original HMS Queen Elizabeth have said meeting the Queen was the icing on top of an ‘incredible year’.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth coming into Portsmouth for the first time in August Picture: L/Phot Kyle Heller

Aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is now officially part of the Royal Navy - ahead of schedule

HISTORY has been made this morning as Britain’s new aircraft carrier has been formally accepted into the Royal Navy.

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Crowds are already starting to form at the dockyard and naval base Picture: Tom Cotterill

QUEEN VISIT: Excitement starts to build at naval base ahead of HMS Queen Elizabeth Commissioning ceremony

THOUSANDS of guests are already starting to pour into Portsmouth’s Naval Base to witness the commissioning of HMS Queen Elizabeth.

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Lieutenant Commander Antony "Nick" Leeson, 37, of Portsmouth, who is in charge of the ceremonial guard

Portsmouth officer tells of his pride leading ceremonial guard in front of Queen

LEADING a royal guard in front of the Queen will be a daunting prospect for Lieutenant Commander Antony ‘Nick’ Leeson.

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Britain’s biggest warship ever joins the Royal Navy fleet in Portsmouth today

AS THE Queen today commissions Britain’s most powerful warship ever into the Royal Navy, the vessel’s captain has said the ship will be a symbol of ‘hope’ in a dangerous world.

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From left, Melanie Rouse, 36, of Hedge End, with son Alec Rouse, three, and Paula Rouse



Picture: Tom Cotterill

Families rally in Fareham to remember a loved one at hospice carol night

CANDLES were lit and carols sung as families united to remember loved ones lost.

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The Toys R Us store in Portsmouth is to remain open

Portsmouth Toys R Us store to remain open amid store closures

JOBS are safe in Portsmouth despite major cuts to one of the nation’s biggest toy retailers.

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Police have appealed for help

Concerns raised over safety of missing Gosport woman Shannon Noakes

FEARS are mounting over the safety of a woman who went missing from her home over the weekend.

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Commercial Road in Portsmouth

Shopping for new answers to boost the city

Better facilities are key to regenerating one of Portsmouth’s primary shopping areas.

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A computer-generated image of the future Type 26 global combat ship

Portsmouth will miss out on new hi-tech frigates, experts say

MILITARY experts have predicted Portsmouth will miss out on the Royal Navy’s newest, most technologically-advanced frigate ever built.

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Bethany Tiller with Pompey players Kyle Bennett and Christian Burgess

Pompey players stun family of seriously-ill teen with a VIP theatre trip

KIND-HEARTED Pompey footballers left the family of a courageous teenager battling cancer overwhelmed after they forked out to pay for the trip of a lifetime.

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Festive fun in full flow at Lee-on-the-Solent Christmas lights night

MULLED wine, roasted chestnuts and Christmas carols came together to create the perfect atmosphere as hundreds of families joined a festive lights switch-on.

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Portsmouth MP urges top tech firms not to ‘short-change’ the disabled

INTERNATIONAL development secretary Penny Mordaunt has urged the globe’s top tech firms to do more to help disabled people in some of the world’s poorest nations.

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