Tom Cotterill

‘Hampshire needs to unite’ to achieve super council bid, says county leader

SPLINTER groups need to be united if Hampshire stands any chance of creating a new super council – unlocking a potential £1bn of future government cash for the area, a top councillor has said.

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Disabled Southsea woman ‘left to die’ after her care is axed

A TERMINALLY-ILL disabled woman died just days after being abandoned by the city’s care services, it has been claimed.

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WATCH: Submarine sails into Portsmouth for rare visit

A SUBMARINE has arrived at Portsmouth Naval Base today as part of a rare visit to the city.


Warning after chimney fire sparks at Havant home

HOMEOWNERS have been warned to keep their chimneys clear when using them after a blaze yesterday.


Fire drill at Gosport school alarms public

FIREFIGHTERS have praised the public for their vigilance after they were called to a false alarm at a school.

The D-Day Museum will re-open as D-Day Story by Easter after a �5m revamp. 

Picture: Allan Hutchings

Portsmouth D-Day Museum ‘will be open in time for Easter’

SOUTHSEA’S D-Day Museum will be opening in time for Easter, city officials have pledged – and with a new name.

Police funding caused a spat at a meeting of Portsmouth City Council

Portsmouth’s people ‘left voiceless’ over cuts to police funding

PEOPLE in Portsmouth have been left ‘voiceless’ after a motion to lobby the government for more cash for the county’s police force was ignored.

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Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have detonated a 500kg Second World War bomb found in the River Thames

Specialist navy team from Portsmouth blow up 500kg wartime bomb

ROYAL Navy explosive experts have detonated a Second World War bomb discovered in the River Thames.

The Laura Ashley store which is being turned into a cafe and bar

New Southsea food bar selling vegan meals is given the go-ahead for former Laura Ashley shop

COUNCILLORS have backed plans to transform an empty shop into a new café and bar which sells vegan food.


WATCH: Portsmouth navy explosive experts detonate London airport Second World War bomb

ROYAL Navy explosive experts have today obliterated a Second World War bomb discovered in the River Thames.

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Portsmouth bomb disposal team detonate wartime device found in London

ROYAL Navy explosive experts have today obliterated a Second World War bomb discovered in the River Thames.

Royal Navy divers from Portsmouth are to resume their operation in London today

UPDATE: Operation to destroy London bomb to resume

BOMB disposal operators from Portsmouth are this morning expected to obliterate a Second World War bomb dredged up in the River Thames.

Lt Cdr Jonny Campbell

Meeting the men behind Portsmouth’s navy bomb disposal team

Laying face down on the concrete in a bulky, black protective suit, one of the Royal Navy’s elite bomb disposal divers hones his skills in a training exercise.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal units from the Royal Navy dispose of a CT-500 500lb bomb from Second World War

Navy’s ‘unsung heroes’ risk their lives every week destroying bombs

ELITE Royal Navy divers who are due to destroy a deadly bomb discovered at an airport are called upon almost three times a week, The News can reveal.

Penny Mordaunt visits Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh to announce 12m funding for the Rohingya crisis. Picture: DFID

Portsmouth MP sickened by Oxfam sex scandal to pledge £5m to protect vulnerable children

PORTSMOUTH North MP Penny Mordaunt is due to pledge £5m of government cash to help protect vulnerable children across the globe following allegations of sexual abuse by Oxfam staff in Haiti.

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Portsmouth council tax hike will ‘cause real pain’

LOW-EARNERS and families in Portsmouth will ‘really struggle’ after plans to hike up council taxes in Portsmouth were approved.

Plans to pump millions of pounds into improving schools across Portsmouth have been given the green light

City council agrees £15m schools boost for Portsmouth

PLANS to pump millions of pounds into improving schools across Portsmouth have been given the green light.

Portsmouth City Council staff Matt Crowder and Ian Maund with one of the new CCTV camera units 
to be installed outside Meredith Infant School 
Picture:  Malcolm Wells (180212-6112)

Portsmouth steps up school zig-zag lines clampdown with new CCTV cameras

PARENTS flouting parking rules outside city schools are the target of a new safety campaign.

Self-driving cars are not as futuristic as you might think...

Portsmouth’s bid for superfast broadband could make city a UK trailblazer for driverless cars

FUTURISTIC plans are in the works which will pave the way for hi-tech driverless cars to navigate the streets of Portsmouth, The News can reveal.

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‘Whole area could benefit from fast data,’ council says

PORTSMOUTH could enjoy ultra-fast broadband speeds within two years if the city’s bid for government cash is successful.

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