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Bishop's Waltham attempted murder case: Husband tells court about phone call his wife made after she was stabbed

Les Page, 71, told jurors at Portsmouth Crown Court how he received the call from his desperate wife Julie Page who demanded he returned home after reporting Paula Ayres, 51, to Fareham police for thieving nearly £4,000 from the couple’s bank account.

Mr Page received the nightmare call ...

2020-01-15 12:11 open_in_new
Accident on M27 near Portsmouth causing 'heavy delays'

The incident happened westbound near Port Solent causing one lane to be blocked between junction 12 and junction 11 Fareham.

Ambulance and fire crews are on scene.

Several cars appear to be involved in the crash.

READ MORE: Crash on A27 Hilsea causing long ...

2020-01-15 12:11 open_in_new
Multimillion-pound redevelopment of Gosport waterfront is given the green light

Plans for a £30m redevelopment of Priddy’s Hard – a former armaments depot – has been given the go-ahead, with work set to begin later this year.

The first phase of this development will see the buildings restored and converted, creating a medium-sized brewery alongside a ...

2020-01-15 11:08 open_in_new
Inquest set for pensioner who died choking on Christmas dinner

Brian Marshall, 72, died on Christmas Day at his nephew's home in Steep Close, Leigh Park.

Six family members tried to save the choking pensioner but were unable to free the unknown piece of food from his throat when the incident happened at around 4pm.

READ MORE: Family heartbreak ...

2020-01-15 11:08 open_in_new
Swindon boss confirms midfielder Adam May has returned to Portsmouth

The midfielder is back at Fratton Park after a frustrating spell at the County Ground.

May moved to the Robins on a season-long loan in the summer hoping for regular first-team action.

He was confined to a bit-part role, however, making 13 appearances – with just five from the ...

2020-01-15 11:08 open_in_new
Portsmouth bus stops to give real-time updates on when your bus will be arriving

After receiving £4m in funding from the government's Transforming Cities Fund, Portsmouth City Council will install 150 real-time information units in Portsmouth.

In Havant and Waterlooville, a further 40 units will be upgraded.

READ MORE: Man and woman hospitalised with head ...

2020-01-15 11:08 open_in_new
Gosport's Brune Park School remembers former pupil Daniel Mace

Daniel Mace passed away at the age of 22 on July 10 last year with suspected suicide currently under investigation as the potential cause. He had a history of mental health issues. 

Drama was Daniel’s favourite subject and students at the school thought the best way to honour his ...

2020-01-15 11:08 open_in_new
Figures reveal sharp increase in school exclusions for violent behaviour in Portsmouth

The most recently published Department for Education figures showed that between 2016 and 2018 the number of Portsmouth children excluded for physical assaults against pupils increased from 175 to 267 while exclusions for attacks against adults increased from 240 to 328. Over the same period, ...

2020-01-15 11:08 open_in_new
Portsmouth fan group urge Blues to 'get it done' after unveiling Milton end plans

The Blues have announced proposals to increase the stand to a capacity of approximately 3,200, as well as creating much-needed disabled facilities.

It represents phase one of Tornante’s long-awaited Fratton Park redevelopment plans since arriving at the club in August 2017.

As ...

2020-01-15 10:05 open_in_new
Kenny Jackett explains why Oli Hawkins has returned to Portsmouth striker duties

The boss felt the former Dagenham & Redbridge man made too many mistakes when featuring as a makeshift centre-back this season.

In his opening seven appearances of an injury-hit campaign, Hawkins played in the heart of the Blues defence.

But he gave away a penalty in the 3-2 win ...

2020-01-15 07:59 open_in_new
Portsmouth keen on January outgoings - but who could join Anton Walkes through exit door?

Three new arrivals have already checked in at Fratton Park – Steve Seddon, Cameron McGeehan (both on loan) and Reeco Hackett-Farichild (signed for undisclosed fee).

Meanwhile, Anton Walkes has headed in the other direction after he rejoined former club Atlanta United on a permanent ...

2020-01-15 07:59 open_in_new
World-renowned architects have created Portsmouth's outstanding Milton end vision - Mark Catlin

And Mark Catlin is delighted with the Milton end proposals created by ‘world-renowned’ architects which have finally entered the public domain.

There is no timeframe from their implementation, while the cost is understood to run into several millions of pounds.

Nonetheless, there ...

2020-01-14 21:29 open_in_new
Watch huge waves smash onto Southsea Common as Storm Brendan takes hold

Most of the south coast is experiencing stormy weather of wind gusts of up to 55mph expected over the next few hours.

Some roads – including in Gosport and Titchfield – have been closed until tomorrow for safety reasons.

In Southsea drivers have stopped from accessing the ...

2020-01-14 21:29 open_in_new
Royal Navy's new £3.1bn aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales loses power after incident at Portsmouth Naval Base

Lights and heating shut off on HMS Prince of Wales yesterday following the incident at Portsmouth Naval Base.

About 150 members of the ship’s 700-strong crew, who were living in Prince of Wales at the time, were given temporary accommodation in the aircraft carrier’s sister ship, HMS ...

2020-01-14 21:29 open_in_new
'Assured and comfortable' - how Jack Whatmough fared on his Portsmouth return at Plymouth

Liam Daish was impressed as the centre-back stepped up his comeback in the reserves’ Central League Cup draw at Plymouth.

Whatmough made his first appearances for almost a year, after suffering knee cartilage damage against Doncaster last February.

He was named captain and ...

2020-01-14 20:26 open_in_new
Love Island is back and I couldn't be happier | Zella Compton

Yep, it’s true.

There’s nothing I like more than judging people from the comfort of my own sofa, watching young people with very white teeth doing their hair and making the most banal conversations seem important.

There’s loads of soul searching about such indepth subjects as ...

2020-01-14 20:26 open_in_new
Mark Catlin: Portsmouth's Fratton Park vision still needs crucial backing of transport chiefs

But Pompey’s chief executive has stressed the club are not seeking financial support to bankroll any redevelopment of their 120-year-old home.

The Blues today unveiled proposals for the reconstruction of the Milton End, representing phase one of their blueprint to overhaul the creaking ...

2020-01-14 19:23 open_in_new
Disabled group praises 'tremendous' Portsmouth plans for Fratton Park's Milton End

Basher Benfield, chairman of Portsmouth Disabled Supporters’ Association, is delighted with plans for improved facilities within the redeveloped stand at Fratton Park.

Designs released today detail the introduction of 26 seats, with 15 raised and 11 at pitch level. None are currently ...

2020-01-14 19:23 open_in_new
'Glad disabled fans will be accommodated... very happy with this... what's the difference' - Portsmouth fans have their say on Milton End plans

The Blues today unveiled their blueprint for phase one of their PO4 vision.

The proposed Milton End work will see the capacity increased in that stand to 3,200, allowing Fratton Park to house more than 20,000 in the future.

It will also include, amongst other initiatives, a ...

2020-01-14 19:23 open_in_new
Jealous man slashed love rival in Portsmouth's Milton Park in daylight stabbing

‘Extremely jealous’ Blu Marriott, 23, had recently been diagnosed with autism when he ‘snapped’ and armed himself with a knife and confronted a man seeing his ex-girlfriend.

Portsmouth Crown Court heard unemployed Marriott put the knife in his belt when he went to Milton Park with ...

2020-01-14 18:20 open_in_new
Jack Whatmough's Portsmouth injury return ends in draw as Reeco Hackett-Fairchild on target at Plymouth

The defender featured in his first game for the best part of a year at Home Park having been sidelined with a knee injury.

Reeco Hackett-Fairchild, who arrived from Bromley for an undisclosed fee last week, was on target for the Blues, cancelling out Klaidi Lolos’ opener late in the ...

2020-01-14 18:20 open_in_new