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Hampshire council leader reverses plans to axe tips

PLANNED cuts to tips across Hampshire have been axed.

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Cllr. Roy Perry, chairman of Hampshire County Council

‘Hampshire needs to unite’ to achieve super council bid, says county leader

SPLINTER groups need to be united if Hampshire stands any chance of creating a new super council – unlocking a potential £1bn of future government cash for the area, a top councillor has said.

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Controversial Labour activist to speak in Portsmouth

Controversial Labour activist to speak in Portsmouth

AN ACTIVIST suspended from the Labour party over comments about anti-Semitism is set to speak in Portsmouth.

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Disabled Southsea woman ‘left to die’ after her care is axed

A TERMINALLY-ILL disabled woman died just days after being abandoned by the city’s care services, it has been claimed.

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Ray Langwell who is in a running battle with Gosport Borough Council over the illegal mooring of his boat at The Hardway in Gosport.
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‘It almost left me homeless’: Boat owner hits out at council over illegal mooring dispute

A MAN who has been battling Gosport Borough Council over the mooring of his boat says he’s been ‘let down’ by the authorities.

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Portsmouth churches boosted by £122k cash injection

CHURCHES in Portsmouth are to benefit from a £122,000 boost in funding.

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A computer graphic showing a typical converter station from the air. Picture: Siemens

Pressure group hits out at ‘misleading’ plans for £1.2bn cross Channel power link

VILLAGE campaigners have slammed public exhibitions setting out plans for a cross-Channel power link.

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Durham Lumiere Light Festival in 2011

All systems ‘still go’ for major event

by TOM COTTERILL

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Police funding caused a spat at a meeting of Portsmouth City Council

Portsmouth’s people ‘left voiceless’ over cuts to police funding

PEOPLE in Portsmouth have been left ‘voiceless’ after a motion to lobby the government for more cash for the county’s police force was ignored.

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A car being scrapped in a breakers yard. Picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire

REVEALED: Nearly 10,000 cars abandoned in wider Portsmouth area in just five years

PORTSMOUTH is the ‘scrapyard capital’ of the county, figures on abandoned vehicles show.

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THIS WEEK IN 1974: Aims to ‘keep Jack and Jill together’

A maximum separation period of six months for naval men and their families, more flexible rules for compensating married and single personnel serving extended periods away from home, and a new welfare organisation to help servicemen and their families,were urged in a report.

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Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have detonated a 500kg Second World War bomb found in the River Thames

Specialist navy team from Portsmouth blow up 500kg wartime bomb

ROYAL Navy explosive experts have detonated a Second World War bomb discovered in the River Thames.

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Plans by Fareham council to change levy to deliver school places

A CHANGE in developer contributions to education will mitigate the effects of new homes says a council.

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The Laura Ashley store which is being turned into a cafe and bar

New Southsea food bar selling vegan meals is given the go-ahead for former Laura Ashley shop

COUNCILLORS have backed plans to transform an empty shop into a new café and bar which sells vegan food.

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WATCH: Portsmouth navy explosive experts detonate London airport Second World War bomb

ROYAL Navy explosive experts have today obliterated a Second World War bomb discovered in the River Thames.

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Alan Mak celebrates 100 years of votes for women

ALAN MAK: Celebrating 100 years of votes for women

A century ago this month, Conservative home secretary George Cave successfully passed the Representation of the People Act 1918, which for the first time gave women the chance to vote at the ballot box and sit on the green benches in the House of Commons.

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Penny Mordaunt visits Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh to announce 12m funding for the Rohingya crisis. Picture: DFID

Portsmouth MP sickened by Oxfam sex scandal to pledge £5m to protect vulnerable children

PORTSMOUTH North MP Penny Mordaunt is due to pledge £5m of government cash to help protect vulnerable children across the globe following allegations of sexual abuse by Oxfam staff in Haiti.

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Hampshire fire authority agrees to increase council tax

THE fire authority has agreed to increase its part of council tax by nearly three per cent.

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The betrothal ring Vice Admiral Lord Nelson gave to his mistress Emma Hamilton

Ring Admiral Lord Nelson gave to mistress will go on show for Valentine’s Day

A RING Admiral Lord Nelson gave to his mistress on the night before he left for the Battle of Trafalgar will be on display for an hour tomorrow.

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Children enjoying the library

Figures show fewer books are being borrowed in libraries across Hampshire

LIBRARIES have seen a decrease in the number of people borrowing books, figures have shown.

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