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Yellow weather warning issued for the city

Yellow weather warning issued for the city

DRIVERS are being warned this morning as more cold weather brings icy conditions to the roads with a yellow warning issued for Portsmouth and across the south.

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.

Arch Deacon with his petiton against mixed-sex wards

THIS WEEK IN 1996: Proposals to end mixed-sex wards

Plans were being drawn up to end the indignity of mixed-sex wards for elderly patients in Portsmouth.


THIS WEEK IN 1996: Mother’s plea - ‘be aware’ of meningitis

The distraught mother of a Portsmouth student nearly killed by meningitis made an impassioned plea to others to be aware of the signs.


Portsmouth MP raises question on funding for schools

SCHOOLS are asking teachers to provide basic classroom materials, ministers heard.

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The Kingston family,  Jessica, 11, Charlie 8, Kim and David Kingston decorate the Hope Tree.

 Picture : Habibur Rahman

Southsea dad launches appeal to raise awareness of brain tumours

A DAD battling a brain tumour has launched a campaign of hope this Christmas to help scientists find a cure for the disease.

Tyler Daly, Maxine Gale, grandmother Ria Daly, mother Sharon Daly, Aaron Dal and dogs Ted, Beau and Frankie

One dog’s cancer diagnosis leads to pet food company

When the Dalys’ family dog became ill with bone cancer, it led to a startling discovery and a savvy business idea.

Commercial Road
Picture: Malcolm Wells

LETTER OF THE DAY: Commercial Road needs a makeover

Your correspondent who recently said that Portsmouth was fine the way it is and no different to other cities is wrong.

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Sex abuse centre gets £60,000 job funding

AROUND £60,000 will be spent on funding a crisis worker supporting sex crime victims.

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.

Staff and residents of the Portsmouth Foyer Two Saints who are supporting The News' Comfort and Joy Christmas Campaign

‘I was lucky, I guess you could say’

THIS year’s News Comfort and Joy Christmas campaign aims to support charities and agencies that help vulnerable people in our city.


Leisure centre wins prestigious award in national fitness contest

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

The boys seem delighted to be in the photograph taken from the footbridge at Bedhampton crossing looking along New Road in the 1930s. Picture: Ralph Cousins Collection

NOSTALGIA: Queues as far as the eye could see as drivers waited at Bedhampton gates

Here we have a view along New Road, Bedhampton in the days before the railway was electrified.

30 ways Portsmouth could be improved - according to our readers

30 ways Portsmouth could be improved - according to our readers

Our Big City Survey - which asked people what they think about Portsmouth - asked: ‘If there was one thing you could change about Portsmouth life, what would it be?’

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All smiles as Pompey players visit QA Hospital

PATIENTS at Queen Alexandra Hospital were given a treat visit from the Pompey squad today.

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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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Keith Chegwin performed at the Kings Theatre in April. Picture: Kings Theatre

Keith Chegwin death: Kings Theatre pay tribute to its former panto star

Staff at the Kings Theatre have paid tribute to their former panto star after he died aged 60.

Keith Chegwin has died aged 60. Picture: Michael Walter/PA Wire

Keith Chegwin has died aged 60

TV presenter Keith Chegwin has died at the age of 60 following a long illness, his family has said.

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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.

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