Hayling Island

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Family pays tribute to ‘gorgeous, kind John’

THE FAMILY of a ‘gorgeous, kind and caring family man’ have thanked those who attended his funeral.

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D-Day veteran Jim Booth, 96, who was attacked at his home. Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Hayling Island-trained D-Day veteran attacked with hammer: ‘Worse things happen at sea’

A 96-year-old D-Day veteran who suffered multiple skull fractures after a ‘barbaric’ attack by a hammer-wielding cold caller has stoically played down his ordeal, saying: ‘Worse things happen at sea.’


New 33-apartment retirement complex opens on Hayling Island

THE newly-elected mayor of Havant has opened a new retirement complex.


Hundreds raised through Hayling Island street collection

MORE than £800 was raised through a street collection.

Portsmouth RNLI's Aaron Gent. Picture: Malcolm Wells

RNLI release new figures showing floating helps to prevent drowning

A CREWMAN has warned people not to panic if they get into trouble in the water as the RNLI reiterate a major campaign.

Crowds at Lily Fest 2017. Picture: David Anscombe

Popular Hayling Island festival needs volunteers to be able to return in 2018

A GROWING music festival could be forced to wind down if it fails to find volunteers for this year’s event.

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Popular island festival needs volunteers to be able to return in 2018

A GROWING music festival could be forced to wind down if it fails to find volunteers for this year’s event.

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Retired, inspirational woman from Hayling Island is national competition finalist

A WOMAN has been chosen by a retirement house building company as a finalist in its nationwide competition to find and reward those over 60 with an inspiring story to tell.

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COPP survivor Jim Booth lays a wreath on The COPP Memorial 'on Hayling Island in 2015. Picture: Malcolm Wells

Man accused of attempted murder of D-Day veteran who trained on Hayling Island appears in court

A 96-YEAR-OLD was ‘left for dead’ by a cold caller who attacked him with a claw hammer, a court has heard.

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Man who fell from a yacht at Langstone Harbour is still missing after major search

A MAN who fell overboard from a yacht at Langstone Harbour last weekend is still missing.

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Solent Excavations Ltd laying a water pipe under the mud of Langstone Harbour for Portsmouth Water in 1988.  'Picture: Portsmouth Water.

NOSTALGIA: Laying water main to Hayling in foul-smelling mud

The updating and re-laying of pipes to take fresh water across the area is a continuous job for Portsmouth Water.

CBBC's Mr Tumble communicates with children in sign language

REV JENNY GAFFIN: Symbols are everywhere

The vicar of Hayling Island on learning the sign language Makaton


Havant Borough Council leader promises review of ‘unfair’ beach hut fees ‘in the next week’

‘IF NOTHING happens, you will be hearing from us.’

Beachlands, Hayling Island -''Picture: Jonathan Brady 062534-21 PPP-140519-141211001

REVEALED: The newly-awarded best beaches in the south east

FROM today, 15 beaches in the south east of England will be able to fly a Blue Flag – an international award that tells the public it’s one of the best beaches in the world.

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Hayling Island residential home rated Good by CQC

A SERVICE looking after adults with learning disabilities has been rated Good by the Care Quality Commission.


Widow could be forced to sell dream beach hut if annual costs continue to rise

A WIDOW who bought a beach hut to live the dream she shared with her late husband could be ‘forced to sell up’ if council fees continue to rise.

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Queen Victoria's statue being moved 100 yards to her present position in Guildhall Square in the early 1970s.

NOSTALGIA: Anyone remember Hayling swing bridge working?

I wonder if there is anyone who can remember the old wooden bridge that crossed Langstone Harbour linking Hayling Island to Langstone?


IN PICTURES: Hayling Island Camera Club

Here are the latest shots from the very talented amateurs at the popular camera club.

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A tabby cat. Credit: Pxhere (labelled for reuse)

Meet cats in care at Portsmouth charity’s garden fete

A FELINE protection charity is gearing up to stage a fun-packed garden fete.


Havant MP demands more cash to support island economies

MORE cash needs to be pumped in to prop up the economies of island communities like Hayling and Portsmouth, an MP has said.

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