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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Clockwise from bottom left, Yvonne Kingston, Sarah Ellis, Sgt Andy Matheson, Ch Insp Mick Mitchell, Det Con Darius Hemmatpour, and Sue Gotts with Gosport police station's new charter mark

THIS WEEK IN 1996: ‘Fair play’ police receive top award

Gosport police were celebrating a top award for the quality of the service they delivered to the public.


Naval trainees battle it out in sporting contest

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


Exclusive: Mutiny Festival announce Craig David as first headline act

MUTINY headliner Craig David will help make next year’s festival the best yet, organisers have said.

Have you got the UK’s most festive house this Christmas?

Have you got the UK’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.


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?

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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PICTURES: Thousands pack Stubbington for lights and carols

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


Celebrations mark official opening of new nursery site

STAFF and parents celebrated as an outstanding Gosport nursery moved into its new home.

Windy weather is forecast for tomorrow in Portsmouth
Picture: Chris Bond

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.

Here’s what’s being planned where you live

Here’s what’s being planned where you live


St Thomas, Elson, and St Matthew, Bridgemary are holding an Angel and Candle Advent

REV KAREN MITCHELL: Remembering the importance of angels

The vicar of St Thomas, Elson, and St Matthew, Bridgemary is urging people to join them in the Angel and Candle Festival

The display at St Mary's Church, Alverstoke                                       Picture: Malcolm Wells (171208-0636)

Going Christmas tree crazy at Gosport church

IN THE run-up to the big day, a community has gone Christmas tree crazy.

Marley Blandford winning best solo act at the last awards night. 
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One week down, three to go – but don’t leave it too late to vote in our Guide Awards

We’re a week into the voting period for the Guide Awards, 2017.

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Pamela and Rob Hibbard from the Caring Hands charity collect the calendars from pupils (left to right), Suzy Ware (eight), Kai Rattley (seven), Heidi Cumming (seven), and Cody Bowers (nine)      Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (171581-1)

Gosport pupils go extra mile to collect treats and advent calendars

PUPILS have shown their kind-heartedness with an enormous charity collection drive to help out those less fortunate in their community.

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Gosport councillors are not convinced by proposed developments from Fareham Borough Council

Gosport councillors air views on neighbouring council’s housing plans

A PLAN to build 470 homes on land near Gosport has been described as ‘ridiculous’.

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Julia Roiz De Sa, Elly Joyce, Dan Roiz de Sa and Alicia Cronk at this year's swim Picture: Habibur Rahman

Fancy a chilly challenge? Gafirs fundraising swim to return on New Year’s Day

SWIMMING in the sea in the middle of winter is rarely something that people would relish.

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