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Police say man arrested after ‘suspicious object’ found in Stanhope Road student halls in Portsmouth is held under the Explosives Act

A 20-year-old who is being questioned by police after a ‘suspicious item’ was discovered ina student hall of residence is being held under the Explosives Act 1883.

Crime

Weekend weather update for Portsmouth and the Solent - dig out your sunglasses

Sun worshippers eager to know what the weekend weather will bring can rest assured that the sun will be here to stay - for the most part.

News

IN PICTURES: The first major emergency training exercise on HMS Queen Elizabeth

Dozens of firefighters and paramedics joined the first major training exercise on the Royal Navy’s new supercarrier.

Defence

IN PICTURES: Stunning readers’ pictures of our area’s natural beauty

Here are some of our favourite readers’ photos this week showing our area’s outstanding natural beauty.

Portsmouth
Poet and author Benjamin Zephaniah

BIG INTERVIEW Benjamin Zephaniah: 'I'm always creative – I've never had writer's block and never been bored'

On its 25th anniversary, the racially-motivated murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence by a gang of thugs has been thrust back into the national spotlight.
Portsmouth

Stanhope Road suspicious device ‘was found in student’s room’ in Portsmouth university accommodation block

A suspicious item blown up in a controlled explosion late last night was found inside a student’s room, The News understands.

Crime
The road was closed for two and a half hours

Road closed as police coax man down from bridge in Portsmouth

POLICE were called to a Cosham bridge this morning after a man was reported to be on the wrong side of the railings.

Crime

From Toys R’ Us to Toys R’ Bust - City store to close today

Portsmouth’s Toys R Us store will close today for good.

Business
Why not take time out to light at candle in church?

REV ROGER JACKSON: ‘Join us to light a candle and listen to the music’

The vicar, St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Fareham on taking time of your busy day to relax in church.

News
Canon Peter Leonard is helping to organise Portsmouth Cathedral's Festival of the Mind

BY CANON PETER LEONARD: ‘Many people feel they simply don’t have enough time to do everything’

Portsmouth Cathedral’s canon on the upcoming Festival of the Mind

News
Canon John Draper thanks God for being able to enjoy art

CANON JOHN DRAPER: ‘Imagine what your life would be like without art’

The rector of St Mary the Virgin Church, Rowner, thanks God for a rich cultural life

News

Lee-on-the-Solent Community First Responders raise £1,600 for equipment

TWO charity events have raised more than £1,500 to support volunteers giving life-saving first aid.

Health

Have say on changes to short breaks provided by Hampshire County Council

PARENTS and carers of children and young people with a disability are being urged to have their say on a consultation proposing changes to short breaks.

Politics

Inspectors from CQC visit QA Hospital

INSPECTORS from a health watchdog have spent time at Queen Alexandra Hospital this week.

Health
Ben Chudley''Ben Chudley warming up for his double event

Meet the runner ‘raffling off’ his body - with the winner choosing words for tattoo

TRYING to raise money for charity is no easy feat, and some people will go to all sorts of lengths to drive donations for a worthwhile cause.

Real Life
Peter Patterson with one of his shop assistants, Sandy Ayriss Picture by Malcolm Wells (180419-5188)

Gosport greengrocer calls time on the high street after 30 years of trade

A POPULAR greengrocer is calling time on his life in the high street after 30 years in the business.

News
Stephen Morgan. Picture: Loughlan Campbell

City Labour MP meets with Portsmouth Jewish community to ‘tackle anti-semitism’

THE CITY’s Labour MP met with members of the Jewish community yesterday in the light of fresh claims of anti-semitism inside his party.

News 2

Portsmouth Tories vow to make city ‘the UK’s greenest’ with local election pledge

AMBITIONS to make Portsmouth the ‘greenest city in the UK’ have been tabled by the island’s Tory leadership as they ramp up their charge to remain in power.

Politics 1

Transport secretary Chris Grayling backs Portsmouth’s ‘green city’ plan

TRANSPORT secretary Chris Grayling has thrown his weight behind Portsmouth Tories’ green pledge.

Politics
Ray Martin is looking forward to his hamburger and chips, and  is served by Laura Parkhurst and Tony Sarigul from The Istanbul Grill Picture: Malcolm Wells (180416-6293)

Church and business team up to feed the homeless in Portsmouth

TASTY meals were set out for the homeless to enjoy at a church – or those who were simply in need of a decent meal.

Portsmouth
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