LISTED: 25 things anyone who lives in Portsmouth should do at least once

Rich with history and culture there’s enough to do in Portsmouth to last you a lifetime.


Shopping centre teams up with Portsmouth schools in Dragons Den project

PUPILS from three schools have been challenged to design, develop and launch a tourism gift package.

Cllr. Roy Perry, chairman of Hampshire County Council

‘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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Guest speakers at the conference will include Mikey Demus from the band Skindred

Going underground as free music conference at Portsmouth Guildhall aims to help new acts


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Boss of Portsmouth aerspace firm blasts take-over bid

BOSSES behind an aerospace firm based in Copnor have rubbished a takeover bid of the company.

Portsmouth North MP and International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt

‘Oxfam’s next actions will be critical’ says MP

DISGRACED charity Oxfam has agreed to temporarily withdraw from bidding for any new UK government funding according to a statement from Penny Mordaunt MP.

Andr� Guedeney, Owner of Andr�s Food Bar

Why Portsmouth’s businesses are saying goodbye to plastic straws

The News today launches a campaign to encourage people to put down plastic and find environmentally-friendly alternatives for the benefit of our oceans, our waste, and most importantly our future.

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Shhhh.... there’s a secret sale coming at Gunwharf Quays

Shhhh.... there’s a secret sale coming at Gunwharf Quays

LOOKING to reinvent your summer wardrobe? Need to stay on a budget?


‘Exporters confident’ says report

LLOYDS Bank’s latest exporting Business in Britain report has revealed that exporters in the South East are optimistic.

Polymedia director of client services Graeme Patfield and managing director Jo Kedward

Moving video bags PR firm a big nomination

A PR firm has been shortlisted for a national award after one of its emotional campaigns reached over 900 million people online.

Resident Martin Foster is among those complaining about the maintenance of the lift at Ark Royal House, Blanchard Avenue, Gosport      Picture: Chris Moorhouse

‘No end in sight’ for residents as tower block lift nightmare continues

FRUSTRATIONS over a lift that has been broken since October last year are reaching new heights.

A computer graphic showing a typical converter station from the air. Picture: Siemens

Pressure group hits out at ‘misleading’ plans for £1.2bn cross Channel power link

VILLAGE campaigners have slammed public exhibitions setting out plans for a cross-Channel power link.

Tesco has admitted it took up to three months to process card payments.

Tesco apologises after card payments are taken months after people have shopped

Tesco has apologised to customers after it took up to three months to process hundreds of credit and debit card payments, potentially causing some shoppers to go beyond their overdraft limits.


UPDATE: Major road and car park reopened after ‘concern for person’s welfare’

A BUSY road and a multi-storey car park have been reopened following an emergency incident this morning.


Travel and weather report

Bright and breezy weather is to be expected this Thursday morning.

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Cheers! New craft beer and ale pub opens its doors in Southsea

The owners of new craft beer and ale pub have opened to the public and say they are proud to be bringing something new to the high street.

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LETTER OF THE DAY: Let’s hope the £30m police IT budget is worth it

Interesting reading in the news about the long delayed and over-budget new communication system for police 999 calls is requiring an extra £3m, of which Hampshire’s contribution will be £1.5m, bringing the overall spend to £30m and is still overcoming significant technical challenges (Delayed police 999 IT work costs extra £3m; Two forces spending £30m on software, Feb 9).

Sue Ball, head of employment at Verisona Law

Mini-breaks don’t cut it for Network Rail staff

A NEW case has determined that mini-breaks just aren’t cutting it in business.


Organisers prepare for VIP business event

Hampshire Meet The Buyer is holding a VIP launch event for businesses this month.

Naomi House charity shop in Fareham was one of the shops which took part in 'Store Wars', a collaboration with Wilkins Kennedy Accountants   Pictured are: (L-r) Naomi Nesbit, Stephen Rowe, Aaron Cleeve, Simon Owen, Travers Allen, Alice Andrews and Samantha Davis   Picture: Sarah Standing (170960-5538)

Team celebrates raising more than £24k for charity

A TEAM of accountants is celebrating after raising thousands for charity.

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