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LISTED: From self-service checkouts to waiting for a bus - life’s 50 biggest time-wasters

Cold callers, self-service checkouts and hand-wash only clothes are among life’s biggest wastes of time, according to a new survey.

Caffeine-free tea and coffee, automated telephone systems, soap operas and TV ads also feature in the top 50 list.

Social media also ...

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Are you one of more than one million UK homeowners on the wrong mortgage deal?

Over 1.1 million UK homeowners are sitting on the wrong mortgage deal and wasting over £2,500 every year according to latest research.

The research from L&C Mortgages also discovered that 30 per cent or 3.4 million households do not know their current interest ...

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Catlin on Pompey takeover latest

Pompey chief Mark Catlin is adamant Michael Eisner has been the only credible emergence as a potential owner.

Since coming under community ownership in April 2013, the Blues have received numerous takeover enquiries.

Yet none have progressed to the present stage involving Eisner and ...

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Police call on public to trace missing Fareham teenager

POLICE are calling on the public to help track down the whereabouts of a Fareham teenager.

Logan Austin, 15, went missing from the town on Saturday morning and police believe he is in Essex.

Nasser Mian, also 15, who had gone missing at the same time, has been found safe and well in ...

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REGIONAL: Parrot accidentally poisons pet dogs by feeding them grapes

A parrot called Peaches accidentally poisoned three pet dogs by mimicing the owner’s voice, calling the pooches over to her cage one by one and then feeding them grapes.

Peaches threw the fruit to the Maltese Terriers Boris and Cassidy and Shih Tzu x Pug Gus while the family was out ...

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MP launches his awards to honour small businesses

SMALL businesses can get some well-deserved recognition as an award scheme run by an MP returns for a second year.

Havant MP Alan Mak launched his second Havant Small Business Awards, backed by The News, earlier this week.

He is encouraging all residents and News readers to ...

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MP launches his awards to honour small businesses

SMALL businesses can get some well-deserved recognition as an award scheme run by an MP returns for a second year.

Havant MP Alan Mak launched his second Havant Small Business Awards, backed by The News, earlier this week.

He is encouraging all residents and News readers to ...

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Ex-Pompey striker: This is no Mickey Mouse club

Former Pompey striker David Connolly has written the following piece on Pompey’s takeover on his website davidjconnolly.co.uk...

Walt Disney’s most famous icon, Mickey Mouse, was based on the success of the little guy against all the odds.

Portsmouth and Mickey Mouse appear ...

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Ex-Pompey striker: This is no Mickey Mouse club

Former Pompey striker David Connolly has written the following piece on Pompey’s takeover on his website davidjconnolly.co.uk...

Walt Disney’s most famous icon, Mickey Mouse, was based on the success of the little guy against all the odds.

Portsmouth and Mickey Mouse appear ...

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REVEALED: Hampshire named one of the UK’s worst for complaints of animal cruelty

Hampshire has been named as one of the UK’s worst counties for the number of animal cruelty reports.

More than 4,000 complaints were investigated by the RSPCA last year.

The charity has said the surge in calls nationally is down to people becoming more aware and less tolerant ...

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Article 50: What happens now

As Theresa May today triggers Article 50 by formally notifying the European Union of Britain’s intention to leave, here are some key questions answered.

What is Article 50?

It is the legal mechanism for a country to leave the EU. Article 50 of the Treaty on European ...

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REGIONAL: Parrot accidentally poisons pet dogs by feeding them grapes

A parrot called Peaches accidentally poisoned three pet dogs by mimicing the owner’s voice, calling the pooches over to her cage one by one and then feeding them grapes.

Peaches threw the fruit to the Maltese Terriers Boris and Cassidy and Shih Tzu x Pug Gus while the family was out ...

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Hunt for woman victim of ‘very serious assault’ in Leigh Park

POLICE are trying to find a woman who told pub staff she had been the victim of a serious assault.

The woman made the allegation to staff at The Swallow pub in Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park, at around 2.30pm on Saturday.

A Hampshire police spokesman said: ‘We are trying to trace a woman ...

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BRIAN KIDD: It’s full steam ahead as the new gardening year begins

It’s a busy time. Suddenly jobs are piling up, weeds are growing, the lawn needs cutting, and there aren’t enough hours in the day even though the clocks have sprung forward.

If you have a greenhouse you are probably germinating early-sown seeds like begonias, lobelia ...

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Article 50: What happens now

As Theresa May today triggers Article 50 by formally notifying the European Union of Britain’s intention to leave, here are some key questions answered.

What is Article 50?

It is the legal mechanism for a country to leave the EU. Article 50 of the Treaty on European ...

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Gregory wins Georgia Cup ahead of Masters bow

Scott Gregory warmed up for his Masters bow with victory in the Georgia Cup.

The British Amateur champion, from Corhampton Golf Club, lifted the prestigious title after a play-off victory over his American counterpart, Curtis Luck.

The Georgia Cup is an annual event that brings ...

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Gregory gets invaluable advice ahead of Masters debut

SCOTT GREGORY has received pivotal advice from two of the world’s best golfers ahead of his Masters bow.

The 22-year-old, who lifted the prestigious Georgia Cup yesterday, is currently Stateside preparing for his debut at Augusta next week.

The iconic Georgia course is regarded ...

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Data shows hospital admittance for drug-related mental health issues

THE NHS has revealed how many people were admitted to hospital with drug-related mental health problems.

The data from NHS England reveals the admissions to Queen Alexandra Hospital, in Cosham, and other units across Hampshire.

It looks at how many patients were treated where the ...

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Tea and cakes by the marina

DECADENT English afternoon teas and exquisite patisseries are on the menu at a marina’s latest restaurant.

Richoux opened its seventh venue and first outside London at Port Solent this month.

It is open all day and offers breakfast, morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and ...

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Winners meet up to share success stories

BUSINESSES triumphant at an awards ceremony met to share their success stories.

An event was held at South Downs College in Havant to celebrate the success of firms that won accolades in the 17th annual Business Excellence Awards, run by The News.

Yesterday award winners were able ...

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Heavy cost of keeping Pompey’s home fit for football

Fratton Park requires an estimated £1m worth of work carried out over each of the next five summers potentially to keep it up to scratch.

Pompey Supporters’ Trust board member Mike Saunders has revealed the full extent of maintaining the Blues’ 118-year-old home.

Under ...

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