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Portsmouth council leader plans to buy out dental practices amid closures across the city

Councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson, the Liberal Democrat leader, wants Portsmouth City Council to step in and take on Colosseum Dental.

Swiss investment firm-owned Colosseum Dental will close next month – leaving 9,000 people scrambling to find a dentist.

Some patients have signed

today 10:44
Former Warblington School assistant headteacher appears in court charged with eight new child sex offences

Sean Aldridge, who no longer teaches at Warblington School in Havant where he was assistant head, was in the dock again at Portsmouth Crown Court this morning.

Dressed in a three-piece blue suit the 37-year-old, of Edmund Road, Southsea, denied seven allegations of sexual activity with a

yesterday 13:44
Gang of men attacks young couple walking with their baby in Gosport

The assault took place in Creek Road, Gosport, at about 7pm on Saturday. 

The couple – an 19-year-old man and 18-year-old woman – had been pushing a pushchair with their young child in when they were targeted by three men.

The young family were joined by another woman, a

yesterday 12:41
HMS Queen Elizabeth to sail from Portsmouth to begin next bout of sea trials before trip to America

HMS Queen Elizabeth will be leaving from Portsmouth Naval Base at about 12.30pm, the Royal Navy has confirmed.

The mighty 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier arrived in the city almost three weeks ago following a maintenance work in Scotland.

She will be conducting additional sea trials

yesterday 11:38
Portchester arsonist jailed for 6 years after torching her council flat and killing her two dogs

Susan Thwaites's Jack Russells died hiding under her bed as a roaring blaze tore through her first-floor home in Kenwood Road, Portchester on July 24, 2017. 

The 57-year-old and her partner, Jay Hawkins, were dragged to safety by homeless friend Terry Robertson, who Thwaites told about

yesterday 09:32
Robbers, sex offenders and drug traffickers among the thousands to dodge court in Hampshire as police issue 'resolution' orders instead

Since 2014, the county’s police force has resolved almost 18,900 crimes with a community resolution, a method of dealing with crimes outside of the court, an investigation has found.

The study by the BBC showed Hampshire issued 52 community resolutions for sex offences between 2014 and

yesterday 00:05
Severe delays as M27 Fareham to Whiteley closure diversions are backed up with traffic

And now police have revealed the work may continue with night time lane closures – with just one lane open during the evenings until work is finished.

The 24-hour closure of all traffic between Junction 9 for Whiteley and Junction 11 for Fareham is due to end at 9pm tonight.

The

2019-06-15 16:29
Portsmouth bus drivers accused of 'polluting the city' as they leave buses running during their breaks

Drivers operating services run by First Bus along Copnor Road have been spotted puling into a bus stop to take a break – but are leaving their engines on.

The latest sighting comes a day after Portsmouth City Council warned that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

2019-06-15 12:17
Live updates as Hayling Island residents left without water after main bursts

The incident has left residents on the island with low water pressure, while some properties have been left without a supply. Business have also reportedly been forced to close. Follow all the updates in our live blog here: 

2019-06-14 13:11
Carer who works with learning disabled people snared by vigilante paedophile hunters

Shamed Jamie Waller, 24, admitted attempting sexual communication with a child - the vigilante posing as a girl - but is at the centre of a further ‘significant’ police probe.

Portsmouth Crown Court heard Waller, of Crescent Road, Fareham, found the fake girl online while trying to

2019-06-14 10:02
Government-imposed charge on driving cars in Portsmouth is step closer, warns council leader

After the council's plea for funding to improve air quality was dismissed Councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson warned the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) will probably enforce a clean air zone on Portsea Island.

Cllr Vernon-Jackson said: 'It is almost certain the

2019-06-13 19:20
'I will never forget him': Ex-lover of Jeremy Kyle guest found dead in Portsmouth flat pays emotional tribute following funeral

The funeral for Steve Dymond, 63, took place at Kingston Cemetery in Portsmouth today, where 48-year-old Jane Callaghan and her family were able to say their final goodbyes.

Mr Dymond took a lie-detector test to convince fiancee Jane Callaghan he had not been unfaithful, but the pair split

2019-06-13 15:08
Headteachers' prayers for boy who fell from Portsmouth car park roof

SImon Graham, the headteacher of St Edmund's Catholic School in Portsmouth, was speaking after the boy was found by the Crasswell Street car park in the city centre just after 8am yesterday.

Police say they believe he fell from the roof of the multistorey car park, and the ambulance

2019-06-13 07:47
Controversial plan to turn a former Portsmouth pub into a shop to be decided next week

Planning committee members will look at proposals for the disused Connaught Arms in Guildford Road, which called last orders in 2015, to convert the ground floor into a corner shop and build a single-storey rear extension.

So far the plans have received 27 objections and a petition

2019-06-12 20:14
Teenage boy suffers life-threatening injuries after falling from roof of Portsmouth multi-storey car park

The boy, who is 12-13 years old, has been airlifted to Southampton General Hospital following the incident at the Crasswell Street car park which happened at about 8.10am today. 

Paramedics along with police and an air ambulance attended the scene and the car park has been closed with a

2019-06-12 13:56
Shock as boy falls from multi-storey Portsmouth car park

Police closed an off-street NCP car park opposite a multi-storey car park, which is above Tesco in Crasswell Street, after the boy was found at 8am.

A woman at the scene said her sister, a nurse, had discovered the boy whilst walking to work.

The woman, who asked not to be named,

2019-06-12 12:53
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Copnor girls on school trip 60 years ago - Nostalgia

Janet White (née Bendell) has asked me to let any survivors from a visit to Stratford-upon-Avon to try to get along to the Wesley Rooms, adjacent to Copnor Methodist Church in Copnor Road, between 2pm and 5pm. 

In the last week of May, 1959, 26 girls and two teachers from the

today 18:05
Gosport boat race in Spitfire of the seas was incredible: Zella Compton

After being picked up from the ferry we whisked around Stokes Bay and historic forts watching the yachts race as competing teams raised money for Oarsome Chance, a Gosport charity, plus other good causes.

HSL 102 was one of the first fast offshore rescue boats in service with the RAF and

today 18:05
Kenny Jackett: New Portsmouth pitch can boost footballing quality

The installation of a new semi-artificial playing surface is presently taking pace at the Blues’ home.

It’s a decision Jackett is convinced can benefit his side during next season’s promotion ambition.

Pompey were the fourth-highest scorers at home in League One last season,

today 18:05
Portsmouth Pride 2019: When and where does parade begin? What is the parade route? Can I get tickets?

The event will return to Southsea this weekend, following a parade along the seafront. 

If you are planning on attending here’s what you need to know: 

When and where is Portsmouth Pride? 

The event will take place on Saturday, June 22 – which is just a few days

today 17:02
All our best Portsmouth school prom photos from the 00s - can you spot yourself?

The News has been looking back through our archive and discovered school prom pictures from the 00s. Here is a gallery of our pictures from then, complete with awful haircuts! Can you spot yourself?

today 17:02
Portsmouth scrap deal for Plymouth's Freddie Ladapo

The Blues had agreed a fee with Plymouth for the striker who netted 19 times last season.

However, following negotiations with the 26-year-old, Pompey have pulled out of the deal and will now focus elsewhere to strengthen their striking options.

It is understood Ladapo’s wage

today 15:59
Terrified elderly couple shocked as burglars ransack their Portchester home

Heart attack victim David Nevett, 72, was recovering from a triple heart bypass when he awoke at 6am to find burglars had struck the home he shares his 60-year-old wife Penny in Jubilee Road, Portchester.

Mr Nevett, who runs a cleaning businesses, had suffered a series of heart attacks two

today 15:59
'Quality player... Can't wait to watch him play' - Portsmouth fans react to potential Gary Mackay-Smith arrival from Aberdeen

The out-of-contract Aberdeen winger is poised to become the Blues’ second signing of the summer, following the arrival of James Bolton from Shrewsbury.

The deal is subject to the Scotland international passing a medical.

SEE ALSO: Gary Mackay-Steven - Pace and skill! Goals in

today 14:56
Latest news from Portsmouth
today 18:05 Copnor girls on school trip 60 years ago - Nostalgia
today 18:05 Gosport boat race in Spitfire of the seas was incredible: Zella Compton
today 18:05 Kenny Jackett: New Portsmouth pitch can boost footballing quality
today 17:02 Portsmouth Pride 2019: When and where does parade begin? What is the parade route? Can I get tickets?
today 17:02 All our best Portsmouth school prom photos from the 00s - can you spot yourself?
today 15:59 Portsmouth scrap deal for Plymouth's Freddie Ladapo
today 15:59 Terrified elderly couple shocked as burglars ransack their Portchester home
today 14:56 'Quality player... Can't wait to watch him play' - Portsmouth fans react to potential Gary Mackay-Smith arrival from Aberdeen
today 14:56 Insider: Ex-Aberdeen winger Gary Mackay-Steven will excite Portsmouth fans with his tricky talents
today 13:53 Dozens of drivers caught speeding more than 10 times in four years
today 12:50 Quarter of drivers back more motorway tolls as M6 charges increase
today 12:50 Ronan Curtis reiterates stance that he sees himself at Portsmouth next season
today 12:50 Former Portsmouth defender Adam Webster linked with Premier League move
today 12:50 Jeremy Kyle snubs MPs over inquiry into axed show as he declines invitation to give evidence
today 10:44 Should I tell my children they have different dads? - Advice column
today 10:44 Schools should give comprehensive drug education to students - Student Shout
today 10:44 Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony hints he has pulled plug on move for Portsmouth and Rangers target George Edmundson
today 10:44 University of Portsmouth student branded Prince Harry 'race traitor' and shared image of Royal with gun to his head
today 10:44 Drug detection dogs to carry out searches at schools in Gosport and Fareham
today 10:44 Portsmouth council leader plans to buy out dental practices amid closures across the city
today 09:41 Havant mum drops 10st and goes from a size 28 to a svelte size 10
today 09:41 Inside Fareham's first micropub - which has a former gamekeeper in charge
today 09:41 Portsmouth weather: Hour-by-hour forecast as thunderstorm warning issued for Portsmouth by Met Office
today 09:41 Jess Glynne 'partied until 7am with Spice Girls' before pulling out of Isle of Wight festival
today 08:38 26 reasons to be proud of Portsmouth from A to Z
today 08:38 Portsmouth boom as Victorious Festival brings in almost £10m to city's economy
today 06:32 Portsmouth's blossoming Ben Close catching the eye of Championship admirers
today 05:29 Slow start to Portsmouth summer recruitment - but history shows it's not unusual
today 04:26 Man taken to hospital after punch-up breaks out in Portsmouth street
today 04:26 Second section of the M27 to close for two days for bridge works
today 00:14 Man taken to hospital after punch-up breaks out in Portsmouth street
yesterday 21:05 Gang of men attacks young couple walking with their baby in Gosport
yesterday 20:02 Supermarkets slash fuel prices again, with up to 4p off a litre
yesterday 20:02 I thought the glamour of the Monaco Grand Prix would reignite my love for Formula 1 – I was wrong
yesterday 20:02 Electrified taxi firm launches new delivery van with 80-mile EV range
yesterday 20:02 Subaru Forester review – leftfield SUV still going its own way
yesterday 20:02 Gary Mackay-Steven - Pace and skill! Goals in Europe... Interesting facts about potential Portsmouth signing
yesterday 17:56 Here's how Portsmouth's globetrotting adventurer Christian Burgess is taking his summer break to the extreme
yesterday 17:56 Portsmouth close in on former Aberdeen and Celtic winger Gary Mackay-Steven
yesterday 17:56 88-year-old man puts up fight against burglars trying to steal television from Portsmouth care home
yesterday 17:56 Dangerous '30kg' shop sign cut down by Southsea firefighters after bolt comes loose
yesterday 16:53 Former Portsmouth season-ticket holder and Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount nominated for prestigious Golden Boy award
yesterday 16:53 Latest Portsmouth Academy graduate Joe Hancott challenged to make pre-season impact
yesterday 16:53 Police hunt for occupants of 'stolen' car after driver forced into hedge during collision in Swanmore
yesterday 15:50 Football's new rules are a clumsy way of guaranteeing diversity - Clive Smith
yesterday 14:47 Memories of first Royal Navy ship sunk by a guided missile - Nostalgia
yesterday 13:44 Former captain David Weir questions Rangers' pursuit of Portsmouth target George Edmundson and Charlton's Joe Aribo
yesterday 13:44 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle share new picture of baby Archie to celebrate Father's Day
yesterday 13:44 Portsmouth weather: Thunderstorm warning issued for city as Met Office predicts hail and torrential rain
yesterday 13:44 Former Warblington School assistant headteacher appears in court charged with eight new child sex offences
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today 18:32 Boris Johnson wins second ballot of Conservative MPs as Rory Stewart surges to fourth
today 18:29 Sheyi Ojo seals Rangers switch as Liverpool winger signs season-long loan deal
today 18:29 Convicted St Ninian's child abuser had 'heart of gold' says former teacher
today 18:29 Piers Morgan's had his say over Love Island's ‘predatory’ Maura
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today 18:08 Left wing students hail ‘single biggest rent cut in history’
today 18:08 Jeremy Kyle refuses to give evidence in reality TV inquiry
today 18:08 Unison Conference ’19 Union tells government: call a General Election
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today 17:56 Teacher, 25, ‘plied student with booze and had sex with him after school’
today 17:56 Teen Vogue accused of encouraging girls to work as prostitutes after ‘sex work’ tweet
today 17:56 Brothers swapped seats before police pulled them over – but BOTH were drunk
today 17:56 Tory leadership vote LIVE: Dominic Raab eliminated as Rory Stewart survives
today 17:41 Britain to bid to host 2020 U.N. climate talks
today 17:26 EU urges Swiss to move on talks or face sanction
today 17:26 Hull FC's Carlos Tuimavave and Gareth Ellis to miss Catalans Dragons game but key men return
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today 17:26 Josh Drinkwater provides update on Hull KR contract negotiations
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