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.

Peter Hammond and the deputy mayor of Havant, Councillor Peter Wade with supporters at the reopnening of the Havant Gazebo Garden following its restoration     
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Havant Gazebo Garden unveiled after lottery grant

A POPULAR garden has been unveiled to the public after an extensive refurbishment.

Wallet taken from vehicle

Wallet taken from vehicle

POLICE have issued a photo of a youth they are looking for in connection with a theft from a car.


£4,000 worth of cigarettes stolen from Co-op in night burglary

TWO men stole cigarettes with an estimated value of £4,000 from a Co-op store in Emsworth.

A sunny autumn day over Portsmouth

Picture: Shaun Roster

College gets grant to find out the origins of ‘squinny’ and ‘dinlo’

A COLLEGE has won a National Lottery grant of £34,000 to research the history of Portsmouth’s accent.

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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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Churchgoers from different denominations also got together when the pioneer ministers for the PO9 area were commissioned

REV JONATHAN JEFFERY: How the birth of a baby changed the course of the world

The vicar of Leigh Park and Warren Park is looking forward to Christmas celebrations

Rita Leist  at her Southsea home with the Hotpoint Dishwasher that has caused her so much concern     Picture: Malcolm Wells

STREETWISE: Don’t let them get away with shoddy service or merchandise

Sometimes it’s the most seemingly insignificant matter that gets up people’s noses when they believe they’ve been short changed.


Havant councillors reject motion to undergo mandatory DBS checks

COUNCILLORS quashed a motion calling for them to undergo mandatory DBS checks.

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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Much-loved pub will be demolished to make way for a three-storey apartment building

A POPULAR pub is set to be demolished and replaced with a three-storey apartment building.

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Open invite to church party

THE whole community is invited to a church’s Christmas celebrations.


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.


Schoolgirl hits out at Havant hit-and-run driver

SCHOOLGIRL Bethany Godman has told of being sent ‘flying’ in hit-and-run crash as she crossed the street.

Left to right - Michael DiBella - Dave Finch and Aaron Park

Chef Michael makes it to final of competition

CHEF Michael di Bella is on the shortlist to be named Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year.

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.

Kingscourt School, Catherington Nativity. From left: Georgia Marphett, Beatrice Martin, Henry Cole, 
Charlie Holland and Willow Quewby

ativity pictures: Kingscourt School, Catherington

WELCOME to our seasonal series of pictures from children’s nativity and Christmas plays.

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.

Two burglars entering a house through a patio door Picture posed by models

Burglars ‘are smashing their way into homes’ during raids

POLICE have reported an increase in daytime house burglaries in the Havant area.

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