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ENTREPRENEUR Kevin Hooper has spoken of his pride at hitting 8,500 followers on Instagram for his local shopping initiatives – and he urged more people to take part.

Kevin, from Portsmouth, created the Shop Portsmouth mobile app and Shop Portsmouth VIP Card to promote independent businesses in the city.

He said: ‘My companies are about helping the independents get their name out there and reach customers. This is the first social media platform to cater for so many of them in Portsmouth.’

For more, or to sign up, go to shopportsmouthvipcard.co.uk/