Ten things to know before you book to avoid a holiday nightmare

Just as in the high street shops, the summer getaway sales season is in full swing.


REVEALED: Top 10 burglary hotspots in the Portsmouth area

The postcode districts in the Portsmouth area most prone to burglary insurance claims have been revealed, according to new research.

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Mum-to-be Lauren urges: ‘Have your smear test - it saved my life’

CANCER survivor Lauren de Vries is due to give birth to her first baby today – something that might not have happened had she not had a smear test.

Lieutenant Colin Churcher

THIS WEEK IN 1971: ‘Mine disposal officers get awards’

Two Royal Navy men who disarmed an ‘outstandingly dangerous’ mine found in a London reservoir were awarded medals for gallantry.

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LETTER OF THE DAY: Lonely? We can help you in Portsmouth

Am not sure what exactly the new government minister for loneliness will do, but hopefully bring resources and national co-ordination to the problem of social isolation.

Picture: Malcolm Wells

Cowardly burglar tried to target a widow’s home - but didn’t expect to run into Lucky

A cowardly burglar had a ‘Lucky’ escape after being scared off by an elderly woman’s ‘hero’ dog.

Forest School Leaders Dawn White and Sue Evans with their pupils outside the school

Picture: Habibur Rahman (180146-338)

Delight as nursery is rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted once again

STAFF, students and families have been celebrating the news that their nursery has been rated ‘outstanding’.


Rider’s fury after valuable motorbikes stolen from garage

AN EX PROFESSIONAL motorbike rider has been left ‘gutted’ after his two bikes worth nearly £10,000 were stolen from his garage in Portchester.

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Chris Bristol, from Portsmouth, is a member of a new stroke survivor's group after he survived five mini strokes.  Picture: Stroke Association

Portsmouth stroke survivor welcomes launch of support group

A MAN who survived five mini strokes has welcomed the launch of a new support group.

Nathan Jones-Morris, Ben Sawyers and and Rob Holbrooke at 
Meon Valley Butchers, The Square, Wickham. 
Picture: Habibur Rahman

Butcher of the year brings home the bacon once again

QUALITY and service are the two most important ingredients for success, according to The News Butcher of the Year 2017.

Fareham Community Hospital in Salisbury Green

Picture: Paul Jacobs

LETTER OF THE DAY: We urgently need a bus service to Fareham hospital

I’m pleased to note that Fareham MP Suella Fernandes is calling for a bus service to Fareham Community Hospital (MP calls for bus stop, January 18).

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Making Space designer Isobel Haly,16, presents the Princess Royal with a hand-crafted tin brooch

Charity birthday party gets a royal visit

Crafty volunteers welcomed a royal visitor as they celebrated their charity’s 10th birthday.

Nik Kershaw. Picture by Steve Ullathorne

BIG INTERVIEW Nik Kershaw: 'Icons? We're just geezers who are still getting away with it'

At his commercial peak, over 1984-5, Nik Kershaw spent more time in the charts than any other solo act.
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Naval officers volunteer at shelter

NAVAL officers volunteered at an animal shelter to help out the team with cleaning and maintenance.

Lidl supermarket to open next year and create 40 new jobs

Lidl supermarket to open next year and create 40 new jobs

PLANNING permission for a new Lidl supermarket has been granted.

Mickey Parker fought at the O2 just 72 hours after chopping off the tip of his right index finger. Picture: Habibur Rahman

WARNING - GRAPHIC IMAGES: Leigh Park boxer’s glory after gruesome loss of fingertip

A bare-knuckle boxer won the biggest fight of his career just 72 hours after chopping off the top of his finger.

Verity hopes future generations will have ditch the mobile devices and go back to basics

CONSUMER: Phone buyer left ‘stunned’ by online store’s customer service over discount claim

Suzanne Kirkham was left speechless at the way she was treated by an online store when her phone order failed to activate a 20 per cent promotional discount.

Artist and photographer Dave Tuckwell is drawn to the sea. Picture: Malcolm Wells

The photographer whose unusual work is inspired by the sea

You may have been lucky enough to pick up one of his amazing picture bottles for free on your travels around Southsea.

Portsmouth & Southsea railway station by Andy Cooper

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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