New building at Hoverport will ‘showcase’ hovercraft vessels

Southsea Hover Terminal Google Maps

A Griffon Hoverworks spokesperson said proposal would allow them to showcase the hovercraft they've built

Thursday, 15th April, 2021 2:01pm

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

Work begins on new 72-bed ward building at QA Hospital

Workmen and CEO at Portsmouth QA Hospital

This is the start of the first construction on the QA site for a number of years

Wednesday, 31st March, 2021 3:59pm

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

Portsmouth chargeable clean air zone will begin later this year

Portsmouth clean air zone

The chargeable zone will only affect certain types of vehicles, but those ones travelling via Wightlink will be affected. See the detail within

Thursday, 25th March, 2021 8:55am

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

Portsmouth City braces for another Covid surge

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New modelling predicts another surge in Covid-19 cases in the City and surrounding areas. Residents are urged to continue to follow the Government guidelines to avoid the spread of the virus

Monday, 15th March, 2021 4:31pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 8 readers' comments

Sea defence work reveals historic seawall dating back to 17th century

Portsmouth historic sea wall

The historic 17th century wall was discovered during the £100m sea defence project in Southsea. Read the details within

Friday, 22nd January, 2021 2:32pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter

Portsmouth Council to buy land for new post-Brexit border control point

Portsmouth buys land for new Brexit border control point - Socia

The new border is required, post-Brexit, to examine lorries and their goods. It's exact location is under wraps, but clues remain

Wednesday, 13th January, 2021 12:21pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter

Older vans and minibuses could be charged to drive through Portsmouth’s proposed Clean Air Zone

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A consultation begins next week on the next stage of the proposed Portsmouth Clean Air Zone that could see older vans and minibuses being charged to drive through the city

Friday, 10th July, 2020 8:20am

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

Victorious Festival cancelled due to Coronavirus fears

victorious festival you are lovely banner

Many Islanders head over to Southsea at the end of August each year for Victorious Festival

Friday, 15th May, 2020 10:42am

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter

Portsmouth’s Clean Air Zone will be in place by end of 2021 (updated)

Map of CAZ + AQMAs

The Clean Air Zone will impact coaches, buses, heavy goods vehicles (HGVs), taxis and private hire vehicles of certain standards

Thursday, 2nd April, 2020 12:26pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter

Solent marine restoration project a ‘win-win-win’, says Natural England CEO

seahorse

The chief executive of Natural England said the project is a win-win-win for the planet, for people who use the sea and for the marine environment

Thursday, 30th January, 2020 9:45am

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter

‘Quieter fireworks’ among items being discussed by neighbouring Portsmouth Council

Sausage dog looking scared

Encouraging suppliers to stock ‘quieter’ fireworks and writing to the Government about limiting the noise levels on fireworks sold to the public are just two items being discussed by our neighbours over in Portsmouth next week

Wednesday, 8th January, 2020 8:31am

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

Clean air zone could create ‘more pollution’ says ferry boss

car passing a lorry

The ferry boss says that charging certain vericles to enter the proposed Clean Air Zone in Portsmouth could force them to use other terminals, travelling further in the process

Tuesday, 7th January, 2020 5:42pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments