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‘Youthquake’ named word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries - but what does it mean?

‘Youthquake’ has been named as Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year following in the footsteps of ‘omnishambles’, ‘post-truth’ and ‘selfie’ to have been awarded the accolade.

Lifestyle
HMS Queen Elizabeth at Portsmouth Naval Base

BAE awarded seven-year contract to service ships

BAE SYSTEMS has been awarded a seven-year contract to provide combat systems support across the Royal Navy.

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Councillors approve plans for Fratton tower to become student accommodation

Councillors approve plans for Fratton tower to become student accommodation

A RUN-down eight-storey building will be turned into student accommodation, councillors have agreed.

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ALAN MAK: It vital our exporters get a good deal in place for when we leave the EU

The Havant MP looks forward to strong trade deals for businesses in his constituency after Brexit

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NATIONAL: Hopes for healing six months on from Grenfell Tower disaster

Relatives hope a Grenfell Tower fire memorial service today will be an opportunity for 'words of healing and truth.'

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Here’s how Portsmouth area MPs voted in the Brexit bill

Theresa May will travel to a critical European Union summit with her authority diminished after Tory rebels inflicted a humiliating House of Commons defeat on the government in a major Brexit vote.

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A new Lidl will be built on Hayling Island

New Hayling Island Lidl is given green light by planners

A NEW supermarket is set to be built on Hayling Island.

Business
Commuters ride a crowded South Western Railway train on the Portsmouth to London line. Picture: Carey Tompsett/PA Wire

Train staff to strike on New Year’s Eve

Workers on South Western Railway are to strike on New Year’s Eve in a dispute over the role of guards, the RMT union has announced.

Portsmouth

£4m cuts to be made in city budget

ADULT social care and cultural trusts will face funding reductions as part of £4 million cuts to the city council’s budget.

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Parliament visit for WI

MEMBERS of a Women’s Institute (WI) were welcomed to the Houses of Parliament by their local MP.

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File photo of public toilets at Eastney in 2013 when toilets in Portsmouth and Southsea were facing closure.

Picture: Malcolm Wells

Portsmouth could soon see more public toilets built

TOILETS could be built by Portsmouth City Council, the authority’s leader has said as she laid out £4m cuts.

Portsmouth
Portsmouth South MP Stephen Morgan

Schools in Portsmouth ‘are so cash-strapped that teachers have to buy glue sticks and other materials’ says MP

SCHOOLS are asking teachers to provide basic classroom materials, ministers heard.

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30 ways Portsmouth could be improved - according to our readers

30 ways Portsmouth could be improved - according to our readers

Our Big City Survey - which asked people what they think about Portsmouth - asked: ‘If there was one thing you could change about Portsmouth life, what would it be?’

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Hampshire police and crime commissioner Michael Lane 

Picture: Malcolm Wells

Crime commissioner appeals for extra council tax cash to cover Hampshire police’s £10m shortfall

People are being asked if they would pay extra council tax to help fund a £10m shortfall at Hampshire police.

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Portsmouth MP suppots calls for first aid training

AN MP is backing a charity’s message of getting people first aid trained if people go into cardiac arrest.

Health
City MP hosts drop-in event for women affected by pension inequality

City MP hosts drop-in event for women affected by pension inequality

WOMEN against state pension inequality have joined forces with a city MP.

People
School heads join MP to call for fair share of funding

School heads join MP to call for fair share of funding

HEADTEACHERS have penned a joint letter with Havant MP Alan Mak calling for a fair increase in constituency school funding.

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Major housing plan could ‘tear apart Portchester community’ residents fear

WORRIED residents fear their community could be torn apart if ‘damaging’ housing plans are given the go-ahead.

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Portsmouth council agree to consult on Victoria Park revamp

A COUNCIL has vowed to hold a full consultation before making any changes to a city park.

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