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Gosport MP criticises Tory colleague MP Christopher Chope for blocking upskirting bill

GOSPORT MP Caroline Dinenage has criticised a politician from a neighbouring county after he blocked a bill on upskirting from progressing through parliament.

Politics
A woman rolls a cannabis cigarette. Picture: Flickr (labelled for reuse)

Theresa May urged to review law on cannabis by fellow Conservatives

THE prime minister is facing increasing pressure to review the law on cannabis as more MPs call for reform – including a former Tory leader.

Health
Traffic builds up in London Road, North End

People power needed to help Portsmouth beat its air pollution problem, council says

CITY transport chiefs have said the people of Portsmouth need to play their part in reducing pollution and improving air quality.

Politics
jpns 160618 retro 2018''Southampton - An inquiry was being held into the shelling incident. Inset: One of the fishing boat skippers Pat Carlin

THIS WEEK IN 1992: Day-trip skippers tell of gun shell terror

Fisherman were back at sea after being shelled by Portsmouth-based destroyer HMS Southampton.

Heritage
The Queen making a speech in the House of Lords. PA Photo: John Stillwell

Gosport demands the House of Lords is scrapped, petition findings suggest

VOTERS in Gosport are among those leading the charge to abolish the House of Lords.

Politics

IN PICTURES: HMS Sultan Summer Show

Families flocked to see the Royal Navy show off their equipment at the annual HMS Sultan Summer Show.

Gosport
The HMS Queen Elizabeth returns to Portsmouth Harbour after sea trials. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday February 27, 2018. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire PPP-180227-135035001

Royal Navy at risk of being outgunned by Russia if defence spending isn’t boosted, MPs say

A SIGNIFICANT hike in funding is needed to make sure the Royal Navy isn’t outgunned by resurgent states like Russia, an influential group of MPs has warned.

Defence
Hampshire library workers told ‘not to mention budget constraints’ or face disciplinary action

Hampshire library workers told ‘not to mention budget constraints’ or face disciplinary action

STAFF at a Hampshire library have told a workers union they are not allowed to mention budget constraints as an explanation to enquiries about reduced services - or they face disciplinary action.

News
It’s official: council survey finds what all Portsmouth drivers know - parking is a nightmare

It’s official: council survey finds what all Portsmouth drivers know - parking is a nightmare

A SURVEY has confirmed what every driver in Portsmouth feels – it’s really hard trying to find a space to park.

Politics
Portchester residents march in protest to Fareham council offices last October 'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (171229-6)

Hear us on housing: Fareham residents demand say in planning process

WE want a say.

Politics
Royal Marines and sailors from HMS Bulwark Royal Marines squadron gathered on Eastney Beachin June 2016 for a poignant commemoration of the loss of landing craft during the 1982 Falklands Conflict

LETTER OF THE DAY: Hole in our armed forces budget needs closing

Our armed services are the finest in the world, and as MP for the home of the Royal Navy I take special pride and responsibility in fighting for the strengthening and championing of our forces.

News
jpns 160618 retro 2018''Hero - Steven 'Hawkeye' Bunbury jumped ship in daring escapade off the Isle of Man

THIS WEEK IN 1992: AWOL bid to escape the war hero image

A Gulf War hero who jumped ship prepared to face the music as his parents told how his courage backfired on him.

Heritage
A bid to criminalise upskirting was shot down by a backbench Tory MP

Theresa May says she is ‘disappointed’ after backbench Tory scuppers upskirting bill

Theresa May has moved to soothe anger at the actions of one of her party’s longest-serving MPs after he blocked a bid to criminalise upskirting.

Crime
Portsmouth International Port

Fears raised that port delays after Brexit could gridlock Portsmouth

AN MP has raised fears that Brexit could lead to hours of gridlock in Portsmouth city centre due to delays to lorries coming through the port.

Business
Mutiny Festival in Portsmouth where Tommy Cowan and Georgia Jones died last month

Tougher licensing laws may be brought in for county’s big festivals after deaths at Mutiny

TOUGHER licensing rules may be brought in for festivals in Hampshire to try to prevent tragic cases such as last month’s two deaths at Mutiny  happening again.

News
The Gorillaz helped record numbers of people flock to Portsmouth Guildhall

Portsmouth Guildhall rocks record numbers through its doors

PORTSMOUTH Guildhall has had a record number of people through its doors in the past year, with a whopping 266,000 using the city centre venue.

Politics

Chance to have say at final community meeting

THE final Community Action Team (CAT) meeting for the summer will take place in Warsash.

Politics

Warning after data breaches

ORGANISATIONS should strengthen security of card details in wake of one of the UK’s biggest data breaches, insists card payment solutions company Ultracomms.

Business
Arthur Beech speaking to Sir Winston Churchill in Portsmouth Dockyard in 1941 - with the prime minister sporting the cane up for sale in his left hand. Picture: The News archive

Walking cane Churchill gave to Portsmouth labourer to go to auction at Sotheby’s

A CANE given to a Portsmouth labourer by Sir Winston Churchill will go up for auction next month.

News
Southbound traffic on Fratton Bridge passing the northbound SGN roadworks Picture Byron Melton

SGN staff to work longer hours to speed up Fratton Bridge roadworks in Portsmouth

ROADWORKS in Fratton will be tackled during longer hours after the leader of Portsmouth City Council expressed his frustration.

Business
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