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Woman indecently assaulted by man at Portsmouth bus station

A woman was grabbed by a man as she ran to catch a bus in Portsmouth.

Portsmouth

Portsmouth business raises £1,300 for children’s hospice

SOUTHERN Co-op’s head office team in Portsmouth raised more than £1,300 for children’s hospice Naomi House & Jacksplace.

News

Portsmouth families wanted for university study

FAMILIES with babies less than eight-weeks-old can take part in a study looking at how to give them the best start in life.

Education

The top surgeries as rated by their patients

These GP surgeries have been rated as the best in the Portsmouth area — by their patients.

News
The accident and emergency department at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham

QA Hospital fails to reach four-hour A&E target

Queen Alexandra Hospital is continuing to fall well below the national target for A&E waiting times, new figures reveal.

Health
HMS Queen Elizabeth at Portsmouth Naval Base

BAE awarded seven-year contract to service ships

BAE SYSTEMS has been awarded a seven-year contract to provide combat systems support across the Royal Navy.

Politics 1
Councillors approve plans for Fratton tower to become student accommodation

Councillors approve plans for Fratton tower to become student accommodation

A RUN-down eight-storey building will be turned into student accommodation, councillors have agreed.

Business 4
Former Royal Navy sailor John Bayne, 28, of Bury Road, Gosport, was jailed for 52 weeks after admitting six frauds and 41 offences taken into consideration after he cheated football fans out of cash online

Former Portsmouth navy sailor jailed for Premier League football tickets fraud

DISGRACED sailor John Bayne has been booted out of the navy and jailed for a year after conning dozens in a £6,700 football ticket scam.

Crime
Business are losing out because of traffic congestion, a report warns

Traffic is costing businesses £12m says new report

BUSINESSES are losing more than £12 million a year because of traffic congestion, it has been estimated.

Travel 2
Fernhurst Junior School choir with representatives of McCarthy and Stone. Back, from left: Vanesssa Simpson, Karen Lewer, Catherine Tweedley, Shelley Crickett, Samantha Weller, Neil Copping. Gillian Williamson and Rebecca Pritchard

Young people raise the roof — as well as some money for charity

Students from a school in Portsmouth have raised money for an older people’s charity.

Education
Veteran John Jenkins  lays a wreath with local mayor Alain Scribe, far right, at Pioneers Street,  Asnelles, close to where he landed in 1944

D-Day veteran John hailed a hero on his return to Normandy

D-DAY veteran John Jenkins was given a hero’s welcome when he went back to the village he landed at in Normandy for the first time since 1944.

People
Commercial Road 
Picture: Jonathan Brady

LETTER OF THE DAY: Tipner for first-class shopping centre?

Patricia Smith’s letter (December 12) is another sad appeal to the council to try to resurrect Commercial Road as a decent shopping centre.

News 1

NATS signs Singapore airport deal

A FAREHAM-based business has been asked to develop a tower prototype for Singapore Changi Airport.

Business
Decorations needed to brighten up sleigh

Decorations needed to brighten up sleigh

FIREFIGHTERS at Cosham Fire Station has appealed for the public’s help in decorating their Santa sleigh in time for Christmas.

Portsmouth

It was the best of times, it was the worst of <span class="x-atex-overmatter">times... for a murder mystery dinner at Groundlings Theatre</span>

It’s Christmas, and all your favourite Dickens characters have come out for a night of festive murder and mayhem at the beautiful, historic, Groundlings Theatre in Portsea tomorrow at 8pm.
News
Bill and Barbara Wright who have decked out their home in Portchester in thousands of christmas lights to raise money for Queen Alexandra Hospital     
Picture Ian Hargreaves  (171683-1)

Winter wonderland at Portchester house raises cash for charity

PENGUINS, polar bears and reindeer are not animals normally found in an English garden.

News
Carol singers at Gunwharf Quays

Gunwharf Quays hosts Christmas carol concert

FAMILIES gathered to sing Christmas carols at a shopping centre.

Portsmouth
In Kingston Cemetery a salute is fired over CPO Leas grave while a bugler plays the Last Post.

NOSTALGIA: What did sailor do to deserve a full naval funeral in the city?

These two photographs show a funeral taking place in Kingston Cemetery, Portsmouth.

Heritage
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.

People 2
90s stars join up for triple bill

90s stars join up for triple bill

ROCK fans of a certain vintage should make a date in their diaries for a show at the Guildhall in Portsmouth.

People
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