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

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