NOSTALGIA: Hidden Portsmouth steps revealed, 107 years after they fell into disuse

I make no excuses for returning to the former Portsdown & Horndean Light Railway – the tram route from Cosham over Portsdown Hill to Waterlooville and onward to Horndean.

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Fareham shop fined a quarter of a million pounds for health and safety failings

A CONVENIENCE store has been fined a quarter of a million pounds for health and safety failings.

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The van at Crofton Community Centre in Stubbington. Picture: Fareham Fire Station/Twitter

PICTURE: Van destroyed after blaze in community centre car park

Firefighters were called out to a community centre car park this morning after a van was spotted on fire.

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A cash machine was stolen from Central Convenience Stores in Swanmore last night

Thieves smash their way into shop and steal cash machine

Four men forced their way into a convenience store and dragged the cashpoint out using a pick-up truck.

Have you got Portsmouth’s most festive house this Christmas?

Have you got Portsmouth’s most festive house this Christmas?

If your home is decked out in dazzling decorations this Christmas, you could be in with a chance of winning £1,000 as Royal Mail begins its search for the UK’s most festive home.

Here’s how to avoid falling victim to fraud this Christmas

Here’s how to avoid falling victim to fraud this Christmas

It’s a fact that, for most of us, a Merry Christmas will involve a bit of expense. All that festive cheer and those family gatherings won’t pay for themselves, which is why so many people in the UK turn to their flexible friend.

The former Cafe Tusk building in West Street, Fareham

Duo excited to make their mark with new Indian restaurant idea

THE new owners of an Indian restaurant have vowed to make their mark with a new concept.

The new commanding officer of HMS Collingwood, Captain Rob Vitali. Picture: Keith Woodland/MoD

New captain vows to make base greener

THE new commanding officer of the Royal Navy’s largest training base is keen to become greener and help the community.


Leisure centre wins prestigious award in national fitness contest

A LEISURE centre has taken home a top industry award for the second time.

Hundreds of homes are planned for Portchester and Warsash

LETTER OF THE DAY: Why should we bear the brunt of all these new homes?

Fareham Council’s proposal to build 1,500 homes in Portchester and Warsash as well as 6,000 in Welborne has been widely covered in recent weeks.

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LISTED: These are Hampshire’s least-used train stations

The UK’s least-used train stations have been revealed, and here are the ones in Hampshire which have the least passengers using them.


SNOW DAYS: Can you legally take a day off? Your rights explained if you can’t get to work due to snow

The situation: snow is forecast for large areas of the UK and you have to go to work. So what are your rights around snow days?


Hundreds celebrate the lives of lost loved ones at annual Portchester memorial service

HUNDREDS united to celebrate the lives of late family and friends at an annual memorial service.


Brickworks Museum wins silver at tourism awards

A POPULAR museum won silver in the Tourism South East Beautiful South Awards.

Campaigners call for people to do more to 
improve recycling rates

Campaigners call for people to do more to improve recycling rates

PEOPLE are being urged to recycle more and put less waste in their bins.

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Plastic now the toughest hurdle, says Greenpeace

WITH the national picture of recycling statistics barely changing for a third consecutive year, some are calling for major changes to the way we look at waste.


Dave the donkey brings nativity story to life

JOY and love filled a church as the Christmas story was brought to life.

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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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PICTURES: Thousands pack Stubbington for lights and carols

COMMUNITY spirit shone at an event to mark the start of Christmas in Stubbington.

Windy weather is forecast for tomorrow in Portsmouth
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Wind weather warning for Portsmouth (but there won’t be any snow)

Gusts of up to 60mph are forecast for Portsmouth prompting the Met Office to issue a ‘yellow’ weather warning.

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