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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).

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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’ .

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Princess Charlotte on her first day at Willcocks Nursery School 
Photo by The Duchess of Cambridge

KIERAN HOWARD: The royal tot may well get a new nursery playmate...

Princess Charlotte had her first day at the very posh Willcocks Nursery School in Kensington, earlier this month.

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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.

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Oli Hawkins in action in the Pompey v Chelsea under-21s. Checkatrade Trophy match at Fratton Park on Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Picture: Joe Pepler

LETTER OF THE DAY: Pompey? We wuz robbed!

A daring night-time robbery took place at Fratton Park on the 9th January – the three thieves dressed in black and disguised as a referee and two linesmen were last seen by 3,000 witnesses running towards the Chelsea players’ dressing rooms with the Checkatrade Trophy.

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LETTER OF THE DAY: Can you help film company with WWI documentary?

Were you or someone you know born before or during the First World War?

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Left to right: Jacob Paterson, Ben Paterson, Savannah Paterson

Thankful city family donates £1,500 to Queen Alexandra Hospital children’s fund

A KINDHEARTED city family has donated £1,500 to children at Queen Alexandra (QA) Hospital.

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Advice session on childminding

ADVICE will be available at a childminder recruitment event held by Portsmouth City Council.

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Ken Ebbens campaigns for grandparents' rights and is heavily involved in health and social care locally   Picture by Habibur Rahman

REAL LIFE: Fighting for the rights of grandparents to see their grandchildren

It’s a sad truth that grandparents have no legal right to see their grandchildren.

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CAP: Kieran's family car Percy has gone to the great scrapheap in the sky...

KIERAN HOWARD: Poor old Percy has gone to the scrapheap in the sky

My toddler has very expensive taste in cars, as I learnt on a trip to a showroom.

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COMMENT: Remembering the heroes of the Great War

Every war memorial in Britain bears the legend: Their name liveth for evermore’’ This year’s commemorations of the end of the Great War will surely stir the nation to ensure we live up to that promise.

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An artist's impression of what Venture Tower, in Fratton, will look like once it becomes student accommodation

LETTER OF THE DAY: Student developments are a positive for the city

The student developments around Portsmouth and Southsea station are a positive for the city, not least because the alternative is nothing: no development, no jobs and no growth.

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LETTER OF THE DAY: Thanks for helping us to help your pets

LETTER OF THE DAY: Thanks for helping us to help your pets

On behalf of pet wellbeing charity, PDSA, which has a busy Pet Hospital in Cowplain, Waterlooville, I’d like to say a huge thank-you to all local players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

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KIERAN HOWARD: The lure of the mud was too strong for well-dressed Louie

Mud really is a parent’s arch nemesis, as I discovered to my cost on a trip to Staunton Country Park.

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Will Pompey gain promotion to the Championship?

Our EIGHTEEN things to look forward to in 2018

THOUSANDS of people will again descend to King George V playing fields in Cosham for the fifth anniversary of Mutiny Festival.

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Foster carers Guy and Wendy from Portsmouth

How YOU could transform someone’s life in 2018

Want to make a difference in the new year? Consider fostering, adoption, supporting a young person to become independent or volunteering in a care home.

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Are you braving the Boxing Day sales?

KIERAN HOWARD: We made it through – all we need now is a bigger house

Well, that’s that over for another year then.

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Too many cars - bad for business, bad for health

LETTER OF THE DAY: Far too many cars in our city

Too many cars in the city, that is the reason for the cost to businesses, as revealed in the article ‘Traffic is costing businesses £12m says new report’ – Friday, December 15.

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LETTER OF THE DAY: Hats off to two top firms

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

What is free, widely available and helps make a difference to people, families and communities?

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