Here are the best and worst-performing primary schools in the Portsmouth area

The number of primary school pupils reaching the expected standard in reading, writing and maths has risen across the UK, official figures show.

A Burgess Marine engineer in action

106 jobs lost as marine firm goes into administration

MARINE company Burgess Marine Ltd has gone into administration with jobs being lost in Portsmouth and Portchester.

Kodiak Jack after winning Best Band at a previous awards night

We’re halfway there – keep those votes coming for The Guide Awards

As Bon Jovi once sang: ‘Woah, oh, we’re halfway there!’

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Still time to win £1,000 in our Royal Mail Christmas lights competition

Still time to win £1,000 in our Royal Mail Christmas lights competition

Entries are flooding in for the Royal Mail Stop, Look, Glisten campaign to find Britain’s most festive house.

Lily Byng, 12 and Jack Traylen from KIDS Fareham & Gosport Young Carers during a session. Picture by Henry Cort Community College

Fareham school wins bronze young carer award

FOR its work to support young carers, a school has won a national award.


College and principal praised by minister

AN ‘outstanding’ college and its principal have been praised for their work by a government minister.


Project for church extension and refurbishment agreed by council

AN EXPANSION of a church building, to benefit the local community, has been agreed.

Picture: Jon Rigby

Woman taken to hospital after being hit by train between Fareham and Southampton

A woman has been taken to hopsital after being hit by a train between Fareham and Southampton this morning.


School from Fareham and Waterlooville join together to put on festive show

CHILDREN from special schools took part in a festive musical celebration.


The top surgeries as rated by their patients

These GP surgeries have been rated as the best in the Portsmouth area — by their patients.


Councils in agreement on church expansion plans

HAMPSHIRE County Council has agreed for a activity hall, community space and coffee shop to be built as part of a new church building in Fareham.


Civic offices closing times

FAREHAM Borough Council’s civic offices will close for Christmas on Friday, December 22.

Bill and Barbara Wright who have decked out their home in Portchester in thousands of christmas lights to raise money for Queen Alexandra Hospital     
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Winter wonderland at Portchester house raises cash for charity

PENGUINS, polar bears and reindeer are not animals normally found in an English garden.

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Remember these? Here’s what reality TV stars from the Portsmouth area are up to now

Winter weather has definitely arrived - which means it’s time to snuggle under a warm blanket in the evenings and catch up on your favourite reality TV shows.


PICTURE GALLERY: Fareham Academy Christmas fair

SCORES of pupils, parents and residents packed into Fareham Academy for its second Christmas fair.


Star-studded Christmas celebration raises thousands for Titchfield breast cancer centre

A SELL-out Christmas celebration hosted by television stars raised £85,000 for charity.

What the Lidl at The Apex Centre in Fareham will look like

‘We don’t know what the future holds for everyone’s businesses’

BUSINESS owners are ‘disappointed’ after plans that will demolish an industrial estate to build a new supermarket were passed.

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Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid EARLY - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid EARLY - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas can usually be a difficult time financially but it’s especially tough if you’re relying on benefits.

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Aladdin in Fareham. From left: Princess So Shi (Divine Cresswell), The Emperor (Matt Devitt), Genie of the Ring (Karis Anderson), Abanazaar (Clive Mantle), Widow Twankey (Mark Siney), Aladdin (Danielle Haywood) and Wishee Washee (Christain Lee)

REVIEW: Aladdin, Ferneham Hall, Fareham

RAUCOUS one-liners, spectacular costumes and a rapping genie romped an appreciative audience through a brilliant panto production of Aladdin.


Naval trainees battle it out in sporting contest

TWO naval training establishments battled it out in a series of sporting activities.

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