Tom Cotterill

Portsmouth principal vows to battle for college cash boost after taking on new national role

FIGHTING for more cash for colleges and avoiding a crisis in teacher recruitment are top priorities for a principal as he takes on a critical new role.

Soldiers from 42 Air Defence Support Battery Royal Artillery at Baker Barracks on Thorney Island during their decentralisation parade marking the break-up of their unit. PHOTO: Tom Cotterill

Soldiers’ final farewell as Thorney Island unit is broken up

SOLDIERS paraded at a military base to ‘mark the end of an era’ as their unit was wrapped up after four years.

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Portsmouth dad stuck in the mud picking up son from Isle of Wight Festival sparks rescue effort

THREE people who became stuck in the mud had to be rescued by the coastguard.


HMS Queen Elizabeth is due to arrive back in Portsmouth tomorrow

BRITAIN’S biggest warship ever built will be sailing back to her home of Portsmouth tomorrow morning, the Royal Navy has announced.

The Gosport sundial where the attack happened. Photo: Peter V. Facey

Man left with fractured eye socket after row with fellow dog walker in Gosport

A MAN was left with a fractured eye socket after getting into a row with a fellow dog walker about his unleashed pet.

Stephen Morgan, Portsmouth South MP, left, with the former head of the Royal Navy, Admiral Lord Alan West, at a talk on the future of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth

Admiral lashes out at Theresa May amid fears Russia could spark nuclear war ‘by accident’

THERESA May last night came under fire from a former head of the Royal Navy amid claims she no longer had faith that Britain was a top military power.


Retired Portchester firefighter Jasper Taylor wins top award for charity work

TIRELESS fundraising and support for charity earned a firefighter from Portchester a top accolade.


Memory of Gosport man Ollie Hall to help Syrian orphans and villagers abused by Islamic State

ORPHANS abused by Islamic extremists and needy people in a ravaged Syrian village are to be given a boost thanks to the legacy of brave freedom fighter Ollie Hall, The News can reveal.

Peter Ta' Bois, the Museum Curator of the Travelling Natural History Museum''Picture by Malcolm Wells (180614-3907)

Purbrook’s pint-sized palaeontologists’ joy as ‘dinosaur’ visits their school


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Portsmouth campaigner Sy Dignam at a cannabis awareness picnic held at Eastney Beach last summer

Home secretary’s pledge to review medicinal cannabis use is welcomed in Portsmouth

POLITICIANS and campaigners in Portsmouth have welcomed the government’s vow to review the use of medical cannabis oil in Britain.

HMS Invincible as she returns home to Portsmouth after the Falklands War

Veterans brand Argentinian pilot’s claim he ‘sunk’ HMS Invincible in the Falklands War ‘ludicrous’

‘LUDICROUS’ claims by an Argentinian fighter pilot who said he ‘sunk’ a British aircraft carrier in the Falklands War have been scoffed at by incredulous navy veterans.

Councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson, leader of Portsmouth City Council.  Picture: Ian Hargreaves (180470-5)

Council reveals plan to end four-year ‘pay freeze’ on Portsmouth’s poorest workers

HUNDREDS of the city’s lowest paid council workers could be given a pay rise, Portsmouth City Council has announced.

Traffic builds up in London Road, North End

People power needed to help Portsmouth beat its air pollution problem, council says

CITY transport chiefs have said the people of Portsmouth need to play their part in reducing pollution and improving air quality.

The Queen making a speech in the House of Lords. PA Photo: John Stillwell

Gosport demands the House of Lords is scrapped, petition findings suggest

VOTERS in Gosport are among those leading the charge to abolish the House of Lords.

The HMS Queen Elizabeth returns to Portsmouth Harbour after sea trials. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday February 27, 2018. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire PPP-180227-135035001

Royal Navy at risk of being outgunned by Russia if defence spending isn’t boosted, MPs say

A SIGNIFICANT hike in funding is needed to make sure the Royal Navy isn’t outgunned by resurgent states like Russia, an influential group of MPs has warned.

DAMNING REPORT The new Universal Credit system is failing to deliver value for money and is causing hardship for low-income families, according to a new report

Worries mount ahead of Universal Credit rollout in Portsmouth after watchdog’s damning report

It was touted as the government’s revolutionary new benefits system, designed to help struggling families put food on the table.

Zachary Lewandowski, 25, of Winchester Road, Portsmouth, the 100th person to be prosecuted over parking

Council marks its 100th victory in court on parking fraudsters

CROOKS breaking parking rules and cheating the law will have nowhere to hide – they will be punished.

The fire was reported last night

BREAKING: Blaze erupts above café on Hayling Island

FIRE crews are battling a blaze above a seaside café on Hayling Island.

Langstone House, Lockerley Road, Havant     Picture: Google Maps

‘Sick’ yobs lambasted for tower block alarm

‘INCONSIDERATE’ yobs put lives at risk after deliberately setting off a fire alarm in a tower block in a ‘sickening joke’, firefighters have said.

Retired Petty Officer Keith Hannond, 62, of Hayling Island. He served on board HMS Resolution during 1974 and 1975, completing two patrols with the submarine, which Britain's first to be armed with nuclear weapons. Photo: Tom Cotterill

Veteran of UK’s first nuclear-armed submarine says firing its missiles would have ‘ended everything’

PATROLLING in Britain’s first submarine armed with nuclear weapons, 18-year-old Keith Hannond had no idea where he was in the globe.

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