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.

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.

New starters at Churchers, Georgia Chandler, Daniel Norris and Jonathon Rees

Firm continues to expand, appointing three trainees

A LAW firm is expanding with the appointment of three new trainees.


Wholesaler celebrates purchase of new site

PROPERTY adviser Vail Williams LLP has helped a long-standing food wholesaler to secure a new site.

LETTER OF THE DAY: Is our housing need being covered up?

LETTER OF THE DAY: Is our housing need being covered up?

There are numerous letters from correspondents to The News, myself included, with regards to throwing light on the housing situation in Portsmouth, notwithstanding the student accommodation-led drive and entrepreneurial investment in areas other than Portsmouth by the city council.

Emma Trisha Dunbar

Entrepreneur says holistic approach is key to success

AN ENTREPRENEUR has credited a Natwest accelerator programme for giving her the confidence to build her business globally.

The main car park at QA Hospital in Cosham.

What is Carillion responsible for at QA Hospital?

CARILLION is in charge of a number of services at Queen Alexandra Hospital from security to pest control.

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Franco and Paolo in Locks Heath village centre, which has closed

‘Number of issues’ surrounding restaurant closure, says landlord

THE landlord behind an Italian restaurant that has closed down has defended the decision to increase the rent.

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If you don't have a valid MOT, you'll end up like this chap. Being seized by the police.

Hundreds of thousands of cars will no longer need MOTs from May: Changes in full

This year the government is changing the MOT test criteria, meaning hundreds of thousands of cars will no longer need one.

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Construction company collapses

Construction company collapses

CARILLION, the construction giant that built QA Hospital, has announced that it is going into liquidation.

Franco and Paolo in Locks Heath village centre, which has closed, citing a 40 per cent rent increase by its landlord

Diners saddened by news that Italian restaurant has to close over rent demand

DINERS say they are saddened and upset after a popular family-run Italian restaurant was forced to close after a hike in rent.

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Shoppers give Rowans boost

IT was the season of giving at Cascades Shopping Centre as bosses confirmed that charitable customers helped them to raise £1,100 for The Rowans Hospice in just five hours.

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