Portsmouth council asking for views on possible £8 per day Clean Air Zone covering Portsea Island

dirty exhaust

Islanders who regularly drive through Portsmouth may wish to take part in this survey calling for views on a possible £8 per day clean air zone charge in the city.

Monday, 10th June, 2019 6:53pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 14 readers' comments

Portsmouth City Council staff urged to tell police about potential Trump protestors

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Leader of Portsmouth council said it was not appropriate to be asking people to inform on others in this way. "We don’t live in a society where that is acceptable.”

Monday, 3rd June, 2019 5:59pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Virtual reality gaming centre could be coming to Portsmouth

Sabina Borthevic and Michael Kaciuba

High-end Virtual Reality equipment is really expensive. There's a move across the Solent that could see VR experiences become rentable by the half hour.

Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019 11:33am

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter

Portsmouth City Council declare Climate Emergency

Supporters in Portsmouth of declaring a Climate emergency

Our neighbours across the water, Portsmouth City Council, have just become one of 49 local authorities in the UK to declare a climate emergency.

Wednesday, 20th March, 2019 9:26am

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

£8/day to drive a car through Portsmouth is being discussed

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With the number of places in Portsmouth above 'safe' NO2 levels increasing, the council are looking at a range of possible ideas including introducing an £8/day charge for car use.

Tuesday, 19th March, 2019 5:24pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 11 readers' comments

Portsmouth skyline to change when two landmark towers torn down after failed inspection

Leamington House

The skyline of Portsmouth looks like it's going to changing soon. Here are the details of the two tower blocks coming down and why.

Monday, 18th February, 2019 5:51pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

No-deal Brexit plans for Portsmouth likened to ‘Dad’s Army comedy’

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Many people on the Isle of Wight have been wondering what impact a no-deal Brexit might have on travel through Portsmouth. One of the city's councillors says the plan being drawn up has "Dad’s Army written all over it".

Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 11:23am

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Adopt South: Isle of Wight could join forces with Hampshire on adoption

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Following a Cabinet meeting at Portsmouth City council today, the Isle of Wight could combine adoption services with three other Hampshire councils.

Tuesday, 19th June, 2018 4:48pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter

Apparently there’s been a rumour that Donald Trump might visit Portsmouth

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A Sunday paper reported the US president’s July visit to the UK could see Trump stop by Portsmouth. The leader of Portsmouth City Council says he's not sure Trump would receive a warm welcome.

Thursday, 7th June, 2018 3:39pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Solent LEP invests millions, but still under-spent last year

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For the 2017-2018 financial year, the Solent LEP was expected to spend more than £32m, however a report has shown it only used £10.7m, with almost £3m still unallocated.

Wednesday, 6th June, 2018 2:25pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

£1m boost first step to end South East commuter woes

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It was announced today that Transport for the South East would be granted the cash in a bid to improve journey times and links to other parts of the country.

Tuesday, 8th May, 2018 5:36pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

The Solent’s National Autonomy Centre is pioneering many autonomous vehicles – including Lifeboats

autonomous RIB lifeboat in Portsmouth

The National Autonomy Centre, based around Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight, is building and testing a wide range of autonomous and driverless, as they revealed last night - including Lifeboats.

Thursday, 29th March, 2018 11:01am

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment