Angry Suzanne left speechless over attempts to get Very phone discount

Suzanne Kirkham was left speechless at the way she was treated by online store Very when her order for an iPhone 8 failed to activate a 20 per cent promotional discount.

Portsmouth & Southsea railway station by Andy Cooper

LETTER OF THE DAY: Please tart up our railway stations

Re your story about the state of Portsmouth Harbour railway station (Sort out this mess; Harbour station branded ‘one of worst in UK’, Jan 11).

Tesco has said it had listened to customer feedback and had decided to delay the introduction of the changes until June 10.

Tesco delays reward changes after outcry

Tesco is delaying changes to its Clubcard rewards scheme after an outcry from customers who objected to a cut in the value of vouchers without warning.

James Mant with partner Victoria Parsons and dog Oscar at their home in Whiteley
Picture Zachary Culpin/Solent News & Photo Agency UK

Couple are furious after Scottish Power-contracted bailiffs break into their home over previous tenant’s £227 debt

A family has been left traumatised after an energy supplier broke into a family home and changed the locks without the owner’s knowledge after a former tenant had failed to pay a £227 bill.

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Fareham hairdresser gains recognition from Good Salon Guide

A SALON has been recognised by a national guide for its professional standards.

Bus company tells MP about plans for growth this year

Bus company tells MP about plans for growth this year

AN MP has met with bus bosses to hear about its plans for the future.


New report calls for a fresh approach to skills

COMPANIES, educators and government must take a fresh approach to skills, a new report has said.


Marine manufacturer hiring

A MANUFACTURING firm is recruiting.

Kimberley Norris
, senior systems engineer / pilot officer, Lockheed Martin / RAF Air Cadets

Engineer makes it on to technology awards list

AN ENGINEER has been named as a finalist in technology awards.

A new ship called Connemara will be chartered for the service

Brittany Ferries launches new sailings outside of Portsmouth

A FERRY firm has today revealed it will launch a new service.

Carillion is one of the major contractors of HS2

LETTER OF THE DAY: Council must learn a lesson from Carillion

A word of advice for Portsmouth City Council and the University of Portsmouth, both organisations being driven by the Conservative policies of ‘big is best’ .


Grants offered by council for plans to reduce waste

WITH the cost of dealing with Hampshire’s household waste now regularly topping the £100 million a year mark, Hampshire County Council is offering grants of up to £5,000 to help kick start projects, products and services which prevent waste created in the home.

REVEALED: The top 10 restaurants in Gosport - according to TripAdvisor

REVEALED: The top 10 restaurants in Gosport - according to TripAdvisor

Time to eat up - as we have a look at the top 10 restaurants in Gosport as rated by customers on TripAdvisor.

BAE Systems engineers at work

BAE Systems announces plans to axe 160 jobs

BOSSES at BAE Systems have told workers they will make 160 people compulsorily redundant across its maritime sector, The News can reveal.

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QA Hospital's redevelopment REP: CS

QA Exterior during it's redevelopment 

PICTURE: Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Hundreds of staff at risk as QA contractor goes into liquidation

AROUND 800 members of staff employed by Carillion and working at Queen Alexandra Hospital face job uncertainty after the construction company went into liquidation.

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Gail Bird and Anna Koor monitor traffic speeds at High Street, Old Portsmouth

Volunteers on a mission to kill speed

AS PART of the national Community Speedwatch, two dedicated road safety supporters have been monitoring speeding cars along High Street, Old Portsmouth for more than two years.

Signal box - The bleak and isolated siting of the Idsworth signal box illustrates the loneliness of the signalman's lot

THIS WEEK IN 1970: Time runs out on the lonely reign of a signal box man

Three little pieces of Victorian England were to be demolished along the section of railway between Portsmouth and Petersfield.

Aaron Butson,  Director of Havant and South Downs College

Event sponsor says entering 2018 awards is ‘no-brainer’

A DIRECTOR at Havant and South Downs College has announced his excitement as the team returns to sponsor The News Business Excellence Awards 2018.

Cambridge Garage, Havant

Local dealer helps boost Volvo car sales figures

Havant’s local Volvo dealership, Cambridge Garage, has played a major part in securing the Swedish manufacturer’s second-highest UK sales figures for a quarter of a century, with 46,139 cars sold in 2017.


MEP calls for payment help

Speaking at the European Parliament’s SME Intergroup (the ‘all party’ groups of MEPs) John Howarth, Labour MEP for South East England, called for increased action to improve payments to small firms.

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