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LETTER OF THE DAY: Hats off to two top firms

During the evening of November 30 a pipe burst under the pavement in St Mathews Road, Cosham and by very late that evening we were faced with what look liked devastation.

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Maintaining our top activity in the face of acute financial challenges

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Revealed: The nation’s favourite Christmas song

Revealed: The nation’s favourite Christmas song

‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ by Mariah Carey is the best festive feel-good song ever made, according to a poll.

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LETTER OF THE DAY: Fingers crossed popular bookshop is saved

LETTER OF THE DAY: Fingers crossed popular bookshop is saved

I am writing to express my dismay at the news that Blackwell’s the only bespoke bookshop at the University of Portsmouth is likely to close on the December 22 (‘It would be a real blow to culture... ’; City bookshop is set to close unless new premises are found within weeks, Dec 6).

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New luxury homes for Fort Gilkicker?

LETTER OF THE DAY: We need a Gilkicker consultation

To all concerned Gosport residents – despite many attempts to get Gosport Borough Council to agree to meeting the public to answer questions on why there was no consultation and no communication about plans to develop the historic Gilkicker site the chief executive and council leader have refused to communicate on the subject.

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After three hours Kieran finally put Louie's toy car together   Picture: Shutterstock

KIERAN HOWARD: Assembling Louie’s toy car was tougher than the Krypton Factor

Should it really take three hours to assemble a plastic toy car?

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Joshua Bailey, three, on the look-out for more trouble

THIS WEEK IN 1995: A bundle of energy who never tires

Tearing down curtains, breaking lamps and putting biscuits in the video player was child’s play for three-year-old Joshua Bailey.

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What’s Prue Leith’s top Christmas cheat? (We’ll give you a clue - it’s about sprouts!)

What’s Prue Leith’s top Christmas cheat? (We’ll give you a clue - it’s about sprouts!)

TOP chef Prue Leith has revealed one of her ‘Christmas cheats’ is using frozen sprouts.

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European workers including nurses, social workers and teaching assistants protest outside the Houses of Parliament in London before lobbying MPs over their right to remain in the UK. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday February 20, 2017. See PA story POLITICS Brexit. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire PPP-171122-105625001

LETTER OF THE DAY: We should now call time on Brexit

In last Thursday’s News, Rick Jackson asked why we’re not protesting about Brexit? (Why aren’t we on the streets protesting about Brexit?, Nov 26).

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Meghan Markle

LETTER OF THE DAY: Royal wedding? Aghhhhh!

Here we go again,the country is in crisis,we have more homeless than ever before, even more cuts to services,armed forces, police etc and further years of austerity to look forward to and what do they do to keep the peasants happy,or so they think, they announce a royal wedding.

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Katrice Lee went missing 36 years ago

Mother of missing toddler Katrice says her family ‘needs closure’ as government review into case is agreed

THE devastated mum of a toddler who went missing in 1981 hopes a review into her disappearance will give the family answers.

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Little Louie is hitting the Terrible Twos

KIERAN HOWARD: Brace yourselves, our boy’s hit the Terrible Twos

The livewire turns two today.

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The banner Rob Abbot hung from the side of HMS to propose to Rachel

THIS WEEK IN 1994: On his return, Russ pops the big question

Sailor Rob Abbot chose the perfect moment to pop the question he’d been planning to ask for five months.

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LETTER OF THE DAY: Housing - more needs to be done

LETTER OF THE DAY: Housing - more needs to be done

This week the chancellor will say that there isn’t much money for more housing, social care and the NHS.

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Kirsty Craven with her five-month-old son Freddie at the house in Fisher Road, Bridgemary

Mum ‘devastated’ after council tells her to move out of family home

A HEARTBROKEN mother has been told that she must leave her home – after the deaths of both her parents.

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Dr John Steadman, archivist of Portsmouth History Centre based at Portsmouth Central Library     Picture:  Malcolm Wells

Your chance to trace past family members on the web

Finding out about family history is something that has intrigued people for years.

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Archives at Portsmouth Central Library

Reporter Ellie Pilmoor finds out about her past at the Portsmouth History Centre online

FINDING out about my ancestors was not something I had ever considered doing, despite knowing they have lived in Portsmouth for generations.

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Fly-tipping is nationwide. Here's Penn Lane, Wibtoft, which was closed for five hours after a fly-tipping incident. Photo by Rugby Borough Council

LETTER OF THE DAY: It’s difficult - and expensive - to get rid of rubbish

I was very sad to read your headline last week about the increase in fly-tipping.

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Mike and Elaine Friend pictured on their wedding day

THIS WEEK IN 1992: Councillor’s wife’s act of desperation

Gosport council chief executive Mike Friend kept a low profile after revelations about his private life surfaced.

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