£1m expansion project to start at town school

12/1/18

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Millions of pets face an Unhappy Blue Year, says PDSA

Forget Blue Monday  millions of pets face a Blue Year unless their owners take steps to end their stress, obesity and loneliness, according to leading pet wellbeing charity PDSA.

The warning comes on Monday 15 January  hallmarked as Blue Monday  where short,  dark days, empty pockets and dwindling New Years resolutions all add up to create the most melancholic day of the year. But PDSA is urging pet owners to spare a thought for the pets who face another year of loneliness and boredom going far beyond the joyless January blues.

Pictured : Andra Petrov with her beagle, Elvis

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Pupils walk to school as part of Portsmouth council challenge

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A GOSPORT school is going to be expanded thanks to investment by Hampshire County Council.

Leesland Church of England Junior School will be expanded to a three-form entry school at a cost of £1m.

It comes as pupil numbers across the town continue to rise.

Executive headteacher Claire Wilson said: ‘It’s due to the number of children living in Gosport. Parents are struggling to find a place for their children.’

Councillor Peter Edgar, who is in charge of education at the council, said: ‘We pride ourselves on investing in quality school buildings that are built to be sustainable and provide a good environment for learning.’

It is part of the council’s strategy to provide more than 11,000 new primary school places across the county by 2018.

In common with other parts of the county, there is growing demand in Gosport for school places due to rising birth rates, new housing developments and more families moving to Hampshire.

The £15.5m investment in education facilities, which has been agreed by Hampshire County Council, will also see a new school built in Winchester and refurbishment of a school in Aldershot.