Have your say on plans for network of bus-priority routes

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Isle of Wight Council are working together with Portsmouth City Council and Hampshire County Council on a network of bus-priority routes and want to hear your views on the plans.

Wednesday, 18th September, 2019 5:21pm

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

Experts believe Pompey’s port will be ready for no-deal Brexit, but concerns remain elsewhere

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Here’s the latest on what people in the know are saying about the potential impact on Portsmouth Port with a No Deal Brexit, that might impact cars getting to/from the Wightlink Ferry.

Tuesday, 10th September, 2019 6:33pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter

Portsmouth City Council approve plans for a new clean air zone: Isle of Wight impact

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Older, non-compliant buses, coaches, taxis and heavy goods vehicles will be impacted under the new scheme.

Tuesday, 10th September, 2019 8:04am

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

Portsmouth clean air zone plans could bring welcome news for Isle of Wight drivers, but not HGVs

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In a bid to reduce air pollution in the shortest possible time, Portsmouth City Council has drawn up proposals for a clean air zone.

Monday, 2nd September, 2019 6:30pm

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

Portsmouth Council in line for award for innovative electric car charging points

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The city council’s electric car charging scheme was the first in the UK to supply power through this innovative approach.

Monday, 12th August, 2019 9:26am

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

Portsmouth City Council promise extra money and resources to tackle climate change

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The Portsmouth City Council leader said they were happy to "work with anybody and everybody on this".

Thursday, 25th July, 2019 10:37am

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter

Portsmouth City Council make decision over Coroner merger

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The Portsmouth City Council's cabinet looked at all the options and made their decision this week over possible Coroner service mergers.

Thursday, 11th July, 2019 9:00am

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Portsmouth City Council could call for primary school SATs to be abolished

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One councillor believes SATs are in place to test the teachers rather than the students adding "it's all about the league tables with no regard given to the children". The Cabinet member said she'd get rid of league tables in a heartbeat. Could the Isle of Wight follow suit?

Tuesday, 9th July, 2019 6:13pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Portsmouth Clean Air Zone plans could include charge for diesel vehicles registered before 2015

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Measures that 'may be introduced' in Portsmouth include vehicles registered before 2006 or diesel vehicles registered before 2015 faced with a charge to enter the city.

Thursday, 27th June, 2019 9:06am

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

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

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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 15 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