Top 7 quotes from The News this week

Off The Record in Fratton Road. 'Picture: Sarah Standing (161474-9176) PPP-161027-120858001
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Here’s our favourite quotes from The News this week.

“Portsmouth is really great at putting on big, prestigious events like this.”

Portsmouth’s Lord Mayor Councillor David Fuller praises this year’s Great South Run, which saw about 25,000 people take to the city’s streets to complete the 10-mile course.


“Meeting the royal family was great fun. I never thought I would have the chance to meet them, let alone be invited to Kensington Palace.”

Lewis Hine, 15, was invited to meet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge before being presented with a Radio 1 Teen Award at Wembley Arena.


“If we miss a delivery it means we’re going to have to travel further. As students, we’re broke. This is very annoying.”

Kieran Knight, a computer animations student at University of Portsmouth, speaking about the news that the city’s two main post delivery offices are to close to make way for a new super mail hub.


“I’m concerned that the cold winter months ahead will see a further influx of patients and I’m seeking reassurance that QA will be able to cope with this increased demand.”

Gosport MP Caroline Dineage has been holding crisis talks with bosses at Queen Alexandra Hospital to crack problems with the accident and emergency department.


“Too many cars and vans using the fourth lane as a race track, then cutting in last minute without any thought for the car and van they just cut up.”

Reader Gareth Jones on the news that the average number of accidents on the M27 J11-12 has increased since it was converted from three to four lanes.


“My dad went out to have a fag and counted about 100 of them and when he came back indoors he had loads on him. It was funny trying to see him get them off.”

Hannah Molly was one of those to spot the sudden infestation of ladybirds around Portsmouth this week.


“We are absolutely devastated. The knock-on effect it will have on young people is going to be terrible.”

Off The Record counsellor Debbie Smith on the news that the Fratton-based counselling service is having to shut its doors because of a lack of funding.