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Live longer - read a book

Published: 21 March 2017

News: Reading can help you live a longer and healthier life.

Last chance to nominate for the Portsmouth Inspiring Volunteer Awards 2017

Published: 16 March 2017

News: nominations close for the Portsmouth Inspiring Volunteer Awards 2017 soon.

Discounts for library card holders

Published: 15 March 2017

News: Portsmouth library members can enjoy special offers around the city when they show their library card.

Commonwealth Day flag raising

Published: 09 March 2017

News: Portsmouth will raise the Commonwealth Flag in Guildhall Square on Monday 13 March.

Last chance to view

Published: 08 March 2017

News: the D-Day museum will be free of charge the final weekend before work to transform the museum begins.

Free live music at the bandstand

Published: 08 March 2017

Saturday and Sunday performances returning this summer.

Council reaffirms commitment to apprenticeships

Published: 03 March 2017

News: Portsmouth City Council has reaffirmed its commitment to apprenticeships.

Portsmouth to bloom with urban meadows

Published: 02 March 2017

News: Portsmouth is set to blossom with a host of urban meadows being introduced as part of a new approach to the city's annual floral campaign.

Pan-Hampshire bid brings important funds to Portsmouth

Published: 01 March 2017

News: Portsmouth City Council has been successful in a Pan-Hampshire partnership bid to increase refuge provision for those suffering domestic abuse.

Portsmouth successful in achieving funding to help tackle domestic abuse

Published: 28 February 2017

News: Portsmouth City Council has been successful in two bids to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner's Safer Communities Fund.

Improvements are on the right track

Published: 28 February 2017

News: Successful collaborative work could lead to further improvements to one of the city's main train stations.

Southsea to welcome markets every weekend

Published: 24 February 2017

News: Southsea shopping centre will be welcoming even more specialist markets this year.

Council tax scam

Published: 23 February 2017

News: Residents are being advised to protect themselves against scam Council Tax calls.

4U project wins Portsmouth Youth Voice Award

Published: 22 February 2017

News: Portsmouth City Council's 4U clinched Public Sector Organisation of the Year at the Portsmouth Youth Voice Awards held on Thursday 16 February.

Motorists prosecuted for abuse of disabled blue badges

Published: 22 February 2017

News: Portsmouth City Council has successfully prosecuted three motorists who were caught abusing disabled badges to gain free parking in Portsmouth.

Southsea car boot sales to return in April

Published: 21 February 2017

News: The council has now announced it will be running car boot sales every Sunday from 2 April

Possible traffic delays tomorrow

Published: 16 February 2017

News: base gate closure could cause congestion

Solve the mystery of 'the sign of six'

Published: 16 February 2017

News: Turn detective this February half term and join Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson.

Portsmouth council tax increase

Published: 14 February 2017

News: Portsmouth councillors voted to increase council tax by 4.99% at the city's full council meeting.

Nominations open for the Portsmouth Inspiring Volunteer Awards 2017

Published: 14 February 2017

News: You can now nominate inspirational individuals and groups for the Portsmouth Inspiring Volunteer Awards 2017.

Portsmouth teens adopting healthier habits

Published: 13 February 2017

News: Fewer Portsmouth teens are smoking and drinking than previous years with a greater number exercising more.

Portsmouth Music Hub Wins Top Award

Published: 13 February 2017

News: Portsmouth Music Hub has won the Music Education Council's Major Award for a second consecutive year at a ceremony in London.

Counselling service for Portsmouth set to continue through YOU Trust

Published: 10 February 2017

News: Portsmouth Counselling Service's good work is set to continue thanks to a new agreement between Portsmouth City Council and the YOU Trust.

Good causes winning with Portsmouth Lottery

Published: 10 February 2017

News: Local good causes have been awarded over £5500 thanks to the new Portsmouth Lottery small grants fund.

Fat Face moves into new business park

Published: 10 February 2017

News: International clothing brand Fat Face has moved into the first unit at Portsmouth City Council's brand new business park in Havant.

Update on the Arts Lodge

Published: 08 February 2017

News: an update on the closure of the Arts Lodge.

Royal Marines musicians raise the roof with School Children

Published: 08 February 2017

News: Musicians from the Portsmouth based Royal Marines School of Music entertained school children with an interactive concert in partnership with Portsmouth Music Hub.

Chimpanzees at Portsmouth's Guildhall

Published: 08 February 2017

News: More than 1500 primary-aged children have filled the Guildhall, bringing with them every possible size, shape and colour of monkey.

Drop-in sessions for Tipner coastal defence work

Published: 08 February 2017

News: Find out more about the next phase of the city's coastal defence work at Tipner by attending drop in events this month.

Plans for multi-million pound investment in Portsmouth roads

Published: 02 February 2017

News: Plans for an additional £5m of investment in Portsmouth's roads are expected to be put forward for councillors to decide on.

Portsmouth schools could benefit from multi-million pound investment

Published: 01 February 2017

News: investment proposals for schools

Strong, loving, stable, forever families for Portsmouth children needing adoptive parents

Published: 31 January 2017

News: Considering adoption? Attend one of the regular adoption recruitment events!

Hopes for recycling boost following waste trial approval

Published: 25 January 2017

News: Wheelie bins for rubbish will be rolled out to five more areas in the city from May onwards following a decision by Portsmouth City Council.

Youth Social Action conference to increase volunteering opportunities for young people

Published: 25 January 2017

News A free conference is being held on Thursday 16 February at Fratton Park looking at how more young people from the age of fourteen can get involved in volunteering and social action.

Council helps Recovery Café find new premises

Published: 25 January 2017

News: The future of Portsmouth's Recovery Café has been secured for at least six months.

Make A Difference To Portsmouth's Vulnerable Children and Young People In 2017

Published: 23 January 2017

News: The council's fostering service starts its monthly drop-in sessions again in February.

Portsmouth businesses give views to government Minister

Published: 20 January 2017

News: Business leaders from Portsmouth and the surrounding area were able to give government their views on what they need to grow, as Lord Bridges visited the city.

Help to achieve your 2017 health goals

Published: 20 January 2017

News: If you're looking to improve your health in 2017, there is lots of free support available to help you.

Holocaust Memorial Day service

Published: 20 January 2017

News: Portsmouth residents are being invited to attend a special service to mark Holocaust Memorial Day, 27 January.

The Rise Of The Career Foster Carer

Published: 17 January 2017

Fostering a child is usually about becoming a carer rather than a career move, but there are now a growing number of people who successfully combine the two.

New learning disability group will give people a voice

Published: 17 January 2017

Portsmouth residents with learning disabilities will have more say in the services they use, thanks to a new self-advocacy group being set up.

The Mad Scientist's Songbook

Published: 16 January 2017

News: the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth has received a visit from a mad scientist and 30 children from Milton Park Primary School.

Mayors to take on tower in charity abseil

Published: 13 January 2017

A chain of mayors will be suspended from the Emirates Spinnaker Tower as seven civic leaders try to raise thousands for charity.

Council builds new industrial units for local businesses

Published: 13 January 2017

As part of its commercial investment portfolio, Portsmouth City Council has purchased the leases to old industrial units in Limberline Spur.

Alcohol awareness on offer at Fratton Park

Published: 11 January 2017

Members of the Wellbeing Service will be at Fratton Park ahead of Pompey's match against Leyton Orient on Saturday 14 January.

Blitz painting on show in Portsmouth

Published: 09 January 2017

News: A painting showing the devastating effect of the January 1941 Blitz on Portsmouth dockyard is on show in the city.

Find out about opportunities to teach in Portsmouth

Published: 09 January 2017

News: If you are an experienced or newly-qualified teacher, come to the Teach Portsmouth event to find out about opportunities to teach in the city.

Work set to start on final phase of Commercial road facelift

Published: 05 January 2017

The final phase of Commercial Road's £300,000 facelift will begin on Monday 9 January.

Special Needs schools are Outstanding

Published: 05 January 2017

Mary Rose Academy and Cliffdale Primary Academy, members of the Solent Academies Trust, were both rated outstanding in recent Ofsted inspections.

Council leads the way with ambitious home building programme

Published: 03 January 2017

News: Portsmouth City Council is building more than 200 new homes to ease housing waiting lists and generate rental income.

Building named after Mary Rose discoverer

Published: 03 January 2017

News: Alexander McKee has been honoured with the naming of a new building after him.

Double celebration for interaction service

Published: 23 December 2016

News: management of Portsmouth's interaction service will be transferred to BH Live.

Southsea trial could pave the way for cleaner precincts

Published: 22 December 2016

News: Palmerston Road is trialling enhanced street cleaning measures.

New Year information

Published: 20 December 2016

How to dispose of your Christmas tree and other New Year service information.

Council's latest property investments generate millions more for local services

Published: 20 December 2016

News: Portsmouth City Council will bring in an extra £3.5m of new money every year thanks to new property investments.

Seven days of Christmas entertainment

Published: 16 December 2016

News: Portsmouth Music Hub celebrated the run up to Christmas producing a week of special events and concerts.

Council approves Portsmouth leisure centres investment

Published: 14 December 2016

News: Plans to reinvigorate Portsmouth's leisure facilities have been approved.

More good causes to get help from fund

Published: 14 December 2016

News: A special fund for voluntary and community groups has been opened up so more local good causes can benefit.

Lottery grants available

Published: 14 December 2016

News: Portsmouth lottery is on track to raise over £70,000 in its first year.

Weekend Christmas festival in Guildhall Square

Published: 13 December 2016

The square will be sprinkled in snowflakes during a free Christmas festival this weekend.

Councillors to decide on budget savings

Published: 12 December 2016

News: Portsmouth councillors will be reviewing budget proposals tomorrow

Christmas at Southsea Castle

Published: 12 December 2016

A new free event at Southsea Castle is set to start Christmas off in style.

Wellbeing Service celebrates successful first year

Published: 05 December 2016

News: Portsmouth City Council's Wellbeing Service has helped 1695 people to achieve a healthier lifestyle in its first year.

Portsmouth Integrated Learning Disability Service rated as outstanding

Published: 05 December 2016

News: Portsmouth boasts one of the leading Learning Disability Service's in the country after its latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) report ranked it outstanding.

Council opens new supported housing

Published: 01 December 2016

News: Delighted residents will move into their brand new homes in time for Christmas after Portsmouth City Council launched an ambitious supported housing building scheme with the opening of three new developments in the city.

Award for Portsmouth's kennels

Published: 01 December 2016

News: Portsmouth City Council's stray dog kennels last night collected a gold award from the RSPCA for their contribution to animal welfare.

Anglepoise puts the spotlight on festive market

Published: 01 December 2016

News: Creative quarter Hotwalls Studios has curated the some of the city's most sought-after artists for a festive creative market on Saturday 3 December 10am - 4pm, including iconic lighting brand Anglepoise which is based in Portsmouth.

Helping Portsmouth families buy bikes this Christmas

Published: 29 November 2016

News: Do you want to cycle more but the cost of a new bike is holding you back?

Christmas market comes to Somerstown Central Hub

Published: 28 November 2016

News: Somerstown Hub is hosting an extra special Christmas market to benefit adults with learning disabilities.

Wheelie good news for Portsmouth businesses

Published: 28 November 2016

News: Nine Portsmouth businesses have successfully bid for a share of £20,000 from Portsmouth City Council for measures to increase cycling and walking to work.

On song for schools carol concert

Published: 25 November 2016

News: More than 1,000 local schoolchildren will take part in Portsmouth City Council's annual Christmas carol concert on Monday 5 December, from 6.15pm to 7.15pm.

Hampshire residents urged to keep warm this winter to stay well

Published: 25 November 2016

News: Keeping warm over the winter months can help prevent colds, flu or more serious health conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia and depression.

Portsmouth & Southampton appoint joint Director of Public Health

Published: 25 November 2016

News: Dr Jason Horsley has been appointed as the new joint Director of Public Health for Portsmouth and Southampton and will start on 9 January 2017.

Hopes Cambridgeshire's success could inspire Hampshire

Published: 25 November 2016

News: The Leader of Portsmouth City Council has congratulated Cambridgeshire County Council on supporting a devolution deal worth £800m to its region, and hopes the move will inspire their Hampshire counterparts.

Offer to help families gear up to Pedal Portsmouth

Published: 25 November 2016

News: Do you want to cycle more but the cost of a new bike is holding you back? Portsmouth City Council is offering families holding a valid Portsmouth Leisure Card a chance to purchase bikes at a heavily reduced price.

Central Library space offered to Royal Mail

Published: 25 November 2016

News: The Council has offered space at Central Library to Royal Mail to use as a collection hub to alleviate the pressure on the service at Royal Mail's new Voyager Park facility.

Carers Rights Day is 25 November

Published: 22 November 2016

News: The Carers Centre is holding events on 25 November to highlight Carers Rights Day.

Changes to Portsmouth's council tax support scheme approved

Published: 21 November 2016

News: Portsmouth City Council is set to save £500,000 a year following a decision to reduce the amount of council tax support it provides.

Council Leader hails pier progress

Published: 21 November 2016

News: The Leader of Portsmouth City Council has hailed the progress being made in restoring South Parade Pier.

Weekend shuttle bus for Hayling Ferry passengers

Published: 21 November 2016

News: a free shuttle bus service from the Hayling Ferry terminal will run for Christmas shoppers on the weekend starting Friday 25 November.

Quickest way to travel to Victorian Festival of Christmas

Published: 18 November 2016

News: Extra buses are running from Portsmouth Park & Ride to help more people enjoy an easy and quick journey to the Victorian Festival of Christmas

New customer service feedback scheme starts next week

Published: 18 November 2016

News: Customers are being encouraged to give feedback to help Portsmouth City Council improve its customer service, as part of a new scheme that launches next week.

Cosham's Christmas Cracker

Published: 17 November 2016

Cosham's Christmas lights switch-on ceremony will bring free festive fun and fireworks to the precinct on Wednesday 23 November.

Cordon lifted around Gunwharf and Old Portsmouth

Published: 16 November 2016

The historic ordnance discovered in the Solent this morning has now been safely towed from Portsmouth Harbour.

Council squats fly-tipper with £800 fine

Published: 14 November 2016

News: Local resident Christopher Cleal has been prosecuted for fly tipping offences after pleading guilty at Portsmouth's Magistrates Court on Monday 7 November and given a £809 fine, following an investigation by Portsmouth City Council.

D-Day expert to give talk at the museum

Published: 14 November 2016

News: One of the country's leading experts on D-Day - Dr Simon Trew - is coming to the D-Day Museum is on Thursday 24th November at 7pm to give a talk about the specialist fire support landing craft.

Music Hub Award Nominations

Published: 14 November 2016

News: Classic FM and the Music Education Council have nominated Portsmouth Music Hub for 2 prestigious national awards which will be presented at the Music Teachers Awards for Excellence in February 2017.

Lights to be switched on in city centre

Published: 11 November 2016

News: Festive family fun returns to Portsmouth city centre on Thursday 17 November when the Christmas lights are switched on with Santa, panto stars and fireworks.

Council Leader "encouraged" by sight-loss magazine

Published: 09 November 2016

News: The Leader of Portsmouth City Council, Cllr Donna Jones, has praised a local magazine for its work for visually impaired people.

Library launches paper on the impact of WWI on Portsmouth

Published: 09 November 2016

News: This Friday 11 November the 78th in the popular Portsmouth Papers series will be published.

Visit the D-Day Museum for free this Remembrance Sunday

Published: 09 November 2016

News: To commemorate Remembrance Sunday on Sunday 13 November admission to the D-Day Museum will be free.

Portsmouth leisure facilities set for investment and improvement with BH Live

Published: 09 November 2016

News: Portsmouth's leisure facilities are set for more than £1million investment and improvements after Portsmouth City Council awarded BH Live a 10-year contract to manage six venues in the city.

UTC Portsmouth - year 12 open day

Published: 09 November 2016

News: UTC Portsmouth is holding an open day for prospective Year 12 students on Wednesday 30 November from 4:30pm-6:30pm at Trafalgar School in Hilsea.

Tipner next for coastal defence project

Published: 09 November 2016

News: The new coastal defences at Milton Common and Anchorage Park have been completed on time and under budget.

The brightest way to travel to Gunwharf display

Published: 08 November 2016

News: Portsmouth Park & Ride are running additional late night services to help people enjoy an easy and quick journey to the Gunwharf Quay's Fireworks Extravaganza on Thursday 10 November 2016.

Starting school and junior school places for September 2017 - applications open

Published: 07 November 2016

News: Applications for infant and primary school places are now open.

Fostering Drop-In Session

Published: 04 November 2016

News: If you've been considering fostering, our monthly drop-in session on Tuesday 8 November is the ideal place to start.

Council recognised for small business support

Published: 02 November 2016

News: Portsmouth City Council's work to help businesses start-up and grow has been recognised with an award from the Federation of Small Businesses.

Explore your family history during archive week

Published: 02 November 2016

News: Portsmouth libraries are holding a series of talks and workshops during archive week, 19-25 November.

Government to receive Solent Combined Authority application

Published: 27 October 2016

News: A formal application for a Solent Combined Authority is being submitted to government after all of the councils involved approved the plans.

Ferry good news for Hayling runners seeking great south fun!

Published: 27 October 2016

News: It's get set and go this Sunday 23 October, as Portsmouth City Council and Pete's Airlink will be operating a free shuttle bus service to take runners and spectators travelling on the Hayling Ferry to the annual Great South Run.

Halloween half term fun

Published: 19 October 2016

News: Families can take advantage of a host of family fun on offer at Portsmouth's museums this October half-term.

Residents asked: could you share your life?

Published: 17 October 2016

News: Could you share your life with someone who needs a bit of help with daily living?

The easiest way to travel to the Great South Run

Published: 14 October 2016

News: Runners and spectators can use a special Park & Ride service from Portsmouth International Port to travel to the Great South Run on Sunday 23 October.

Eastern Road bridge weekend works

Published: 12 October 2016

News: Drivers are being asked to avoid Eastern Road this weekend (14 - 16 October) while essential work takes place on the Eastern Road water bridge.

Portsmouth approves combined authority plans

Published: 12 October 2016

News: Plans for a Solent Combined Authority took a big step forward as Portsmouth became the first council to agree to be part of a formal application to form the new organisation.

Lord Mayor's charity events

Published: 11 October 2016

News: Three good causes with special meanings for local people are to benefit from fund-raising events held by the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth.

Annual service for seafarers

Published: 11 October 2016

News: Those who have lost their lives at sea will be remembered in an annual service attended by the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Cllr David Fuller.

Free comic downloads

Published: 10 October 2016

News: Comic Book fans can get online and check out a fantastic new service from Portsmouth Libraries.

Have your say on council budget - public meeting 12 October

Published: 10 October 2016

News: Portsmouth residents are being encouraged to give their views on how the council could save money as part of the council's budget consultation.

Council cooks up a wealth of support and advice for city's students

Published: 10 October 2016

News: Portsmouth City Council staff from many services were out in force at Somerstown Central to help students in the city settle into their new surroundings and learn about the support available to them.

D-Day expert to give talks at the museum

Published: 10 October 2016

News: One of the country's leading experts on D-Day is coming to the D-Day Museum to give two talks.

Eastern Road Water Bridge - weekend works

Published: 07 October 2016

News: Drivers are advised to expect minor delays on Eastern Road for two weekends in October.

Public back Solent Combined Authority

Published: 06 October 2016

News: Plans for a Solent Combined Authority have received public backing with the majority of respondents to a consultation supporting the proposals.

Make a difference to their life... and yours

Published: 06 October 2016

News: If you've been considering fostering, the council's monthly drop-in session at the Civic Offices reception area, this coming Tuesday, 11 October, from 7pm-8.30pm, is the ideal place to start.

Have your say on Victoria Park's future

Published: 03 October 2016

News: a six-week consultation on Portsmouth's Victoria Park is now open.

Council budget consultation launched today

Published: 30 September 2016

News: Portsmouth residents and businesses have the chance to help shape the council's budget following the launch of a consultation today.

Something for everyone at 60+ Festival

Published: 29 September 2016

News: A fortnight of fun activities and events are on offer as Portsmouth's popular 60+ Festival gets underway from Monday, and there are still spaces on many of the activities available.

UTC Portsmouth Open Day

Published: 29 September 2016

News: UTC Portsmouth's open day for prospective students on 8 October will feature a special guest appearance by Titan the robot.

New season, new start for Victoria Park

Published: 29 September 2016

News: Birds and animals are at the centre of Victoria Park's future, and residents have the opportunity to have their say on further improvements in a consultation launching on Monday 3 October.

Portsmouth precinct set for £300,000 facelift

Published: 29 September 2016

News: Commercial Road shopping precinct is set to undergo a £300,000 facelift to improve its appearance and declutter the precinct.

Portsmouth smokers urged to sign up for Stoptober

Published: 28 September 2016

News: Smokers in Portsmouth are being encouraged to sign up for Stoptober, the 28-day stop smoking challenge from Public Health England, starting on 1 October.

'Incredible' Night of Film and Music

Published: 28 September 2016

News: Mr Incredible took time out from saving the world on Friday 23rd September for a special evening of music, popcorn and a screening of his own movie, the Pixar classic 'The Incredibles'.

Light up the night at Pedal Portsmouth Glow Ride

Published: 26 September 2016

News: For the very first time, cyclists of all ages and abilities are invited to bring their hi-vis, glow-in-the-dark accessories and lights, and take part in the first ever Pedal Portsmouth Glow Ride along Southsea seafront on Saturday 22 October 2016 from 6pm - 7pm.

New charges for 'DIY' waste at Portsmouth Household Waste and Recycling

Published: 23 September 2016

News: the county-wide contract for waste collection has changed, meaning new charges will be introduced at Household Waste and Recycling Centres.

Use that spare room to make a difference to their life

Published: 22 September 2016

News: Portsmouth City Council are urging parents to consider becoming foster carers.

Portsmouth City Council and Pompey in the Community team up to improve residents' health

Published: 22 September 2016

News: Public Health at Portsmouth City Council have partnered with Pompey in the Community on activity to encourage Portsmouth fans to live healthier lifestyles.

Portsmouth's Got Talent

Published: 22 September 2016

News: If it's good enough for Her Majesty the Queen then a performance from the swing band Jive Aces was definitely good enough for 1700 children from schools from across Portsmouth.

Resonate - A New Choir for Portsmouth

Published: 20 September 2016

News: New adult choir launches in Portsmouth.

Putting our energy into saving you money. Switch and save today!

Published: 19 September 2016

News: Portsmouth City Council launching new comparison website and energy switching service.

60+ festival brochure available now

Published: 19 September 2016

News: Portsmouth's popular 60+ Festival for older residents returns this October and residents can see what's on offer in the new brochure available now.

Everyone's a winner

Published: 19 September 2016

News: From Monday 19 September tickets will be available online for the Portsmouth Lottery and your chance to scoop a £25,000 jackpot and help local good causes.

Top RSPCA award for kennels

Published: 13 September 2016

News: Portsmouth's stray dog kennels have won a gold award from the RSPCA for their contribution to animal welfare.

Civic Mass celebrates community leadership

Published: 13 September 2016

News: City leaders gathered on Sunday for the annual Civic Mass at St John's Catholic Cathedral in Portsmouth.

Council buys £8.75m Mercedes dealership

Published: 13 September 2016

News: Portsmouth City Council has bought a Mercedes Benz showroom in Eastleigh to generate income for services.

Heritage Open Days a success

Published: 13 September 2016

News: Hundreds of local people and visitors enjoyed access to Portsmouth's historic gems as part of Open Heritage Days over the weekend.

UTC Portsmouth open for admissions

Published: 09 September 2016

News: Admissions have opened for a brand new state-funded school for pupils aged 14-19.

Portsmouth historic sites open doors to public this weekend

Published: 09 September 2016

News: Portsmouth residents are being encouraged to take advantage of the wealth of historic sites in the city this weekend.

Solent Combined Authority public meeting for Portsmouth residents

Published: 08 September 2016

News: Portsmouth residents can learn more about proposals for a Solent Combined Authority at a public meeting on Wednesday 14 September.

New champion role to boost profile of heritage in Portsmouth

Published: 08 September 2016

News: Portsmouth City Council has appointed Cllr Stephen Morgan as Heritage Champion, a new role to promote the importance of the city's historic environment.

Secondary school places for September 2017 - don't miss the deadline, do it online

Published: 07 September 2016

News: Applications for secondary school places in September 2017 open on Friday 9 September and close on Monday 31 October 2016.

New boost for apprenticeships

Published: 06 September 2016

News: Five people are starting careers in social care this week as part of a Portsmouth City Council drive to recruit apprentices.

Jobs on offer at free event next week

Published: 06 September 2016

News: People looking for work in the Portsmouth area can find hundreds of jobs on offer at a free event next week.

Good causes are winners in new lottery

Published: 02 September 2016

News: Portsmouth good causes are being encouraged to sign up to benefit from the city's new lottery.

Council awards Pompey Dial Ride £30,000

Published: 02 September 2016

News: Portsmouth City Council has awarded £30,000 to Pompey Dial Ride to safeguard the vital service it provides vulnerable residents.

Victorious Festival 'a fantastic event' says city's Cabinet member for Culture, Leisure and Sport

Published: 30 August 2016

News: The Councillor for Culture, Leisure & Sport has praised Victorious.

Last Night of the Proms for free

Published: 30 August 2016

News: Music fans are invited to a free outdoor screening of the BBC's Last Night of the Proms.

Free hot lunches leave kids feeling full of beans

Published: 30 August 2016

News: Kids have been filling their bellies with free food at the Council's adventure playgrounds.

New dental practice comes to Somerstown

Published: 30 August 2016

News: The Solent Health NHS Trust has officially opened a new dental practice in the heart of Portsmouth.

Plan journeys to Victorious Festival to avoid delays

Published: 25 August 2016

News: Victorious Festival goers are being encouraged to travel sustainably so everyone in Portsmouth can enjoy the bank holiday fun.

Victorious news for Hayling festival-goers

Published: 25 August 2016

News: A free shuttle bus service will connect Victorious Festival-goers to the re-instated Hayling Ferry.

Portsmouth results rise as pupils celebrate GCSE results

Published: 25 August 2016

News: Provisional GCSE results for Portsmouth schools show a substantial improvement across the majority of schools.

Council to start work on new homes

Published: 25 August 2016

News: Portsmouth City Council can start work on new homes in Havant after planning permission was approved for the scheme.

Residents can still have their say on future of council tax support

Published: 19 August 2016

News: Portsmouth residents are being reminded they still have time to give their views on the future of the city's council tax support scheme.

Free 8 mile ride this Sunday

Published: 16 August 2016

News: Get back in the saddle by signing up for a free place on the next Sky Ride Local ride.

Scam phone call warning

Published: 12 August 2016

News: Protect yourself from scam calls.

Portsmouth shop fined £7,000 for illegal cigarettes

Published: 12 August 2016

News: A Portsmouth shop has been fined £7,000 for the supply of dangerous illicit tobacco.

Events give Portsmouth residents a say on combined authority plans

Published: 11 August 2016

News: Portsmouth residents will have the chance to give their views on plans for a Solent Combined Authority at a series of events in the city.

Positive response to first airing of Zurich site hotel plans

Published: 11 August 2016

News: Key stakeholders had a first glimpse at plans to bring up to 300 hotel rooms to Portsmouth city centre at a Portsmouth City Council developer's forum.

Leader visits Veterans Outreach Support Charity

Published: 04 August 2016

News: Council Leader Cllr Donna Jones has visited monthly drop-in service Veterans Outreach Support.

Kite festival celebrates 25 years

Published: 04 August 2016

News: Portsmouth International Kite Festival will be taking to the skies on 13 and 14 August.

Head to the Hub for a fun day out!

Published: 02 August 2016

News: Head down to the Hub, Somerstown Central, from 11 am on Friday 5 August for a fantastic, free family event.

Sign up for free 15 mile cycle ride this Sunday

Published: 01 August 2016

News: Get back in the saddle and sign up for a free place on the next Sky Ride Local ride on Sunday 7 August.

Park & Ride for just £2 per day

Published: 01 August 2016

News: Regular users of Portsmouth Park & Ride are being rewarded as prices will fall to just £2 per day from Monday 8 August 2016.

UTC Portsmouth breaks ground and announces Principal

Published: 29 July 2016

News: UTC Portsmouth hosted its ground breaking ceremony today for its £10m new school building with the Lord Mayor, special guests and the newly appointed Principal.

Family fun at Portsmouth's museums

Published: 29 July 2016

News: Portsmouth's museums are offering a host of family-friendly activities during the summer holidays with a range of events for everyone to enjoy.

Advice to beat doorstep scammers

Published: 26 July 2016

News: Residents are being urged to follow simple precautions to protect themselves from doorstep scammers.

Councillor gearing up for his first Sky Ride Local

Published: 26 July 2016

News: Portsmouth City Council's cabinet member for Traffic & Transportation, Cllr Jim Fleming, has signed up for the next Sky Ride Local ride which takes place this Sunday 31 July at 10am.

Portsmouth parking clamp down

Published: 26 July 2016

News: Last Friday and Saturday Portsmouth City Council carried out a parking enforcement operation which resulted in 20 vehicles being removed from the streets.

How did we do today?

Published: 25 July 2016

News: We are trying some new ways of collecting feedback on our customer service.

Portsmouth's joined up approach to care praised by health watchdog

Published: 22 July 2016

News: A Care Quality Commission report has praised Portsmouth as an example of good practice.

Consultation launched on Solent Combined Authority plans

Published: 22 July 2016

News: The public will be asked for their views on plans to create a Solent Combined Authority.

Portsmouth's ready to host Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series

Published: 19 July 2016

News: Portsmouth is looking forward to welcome back the Louis Vuitton America's Cup sailing teams, for three days of spectacular sailing and entertainment.

Get on your bike this Sunday

Published: 14 July 2016

News: Get back in the saddle by signing up for a free place on the next Sky Ride Local ride this Sunday.

Consultation to follow Victoria Park action plan approval

Published: 13 July 2016

Victoria Park's future includes the aviary, animals and an ambition to provide innovative services for adults for learning disabilities.

Get a free check-up from the Bike Doctor

Published: 13 July 2016

News: To help keep your bike on the road, Portsmouth City Council is now offering Bike Doctor clinics, with free check-ups and basic repairs to your cycle.

Free opera, live on Big Screen

Published: 13 July 2016

News The opera Il Trovatore, Verdi's tragic masterpiece, will be shown live on Portsmouth's Big Screen in Guildhall Square from 7.15pm on Thursday (14 July).

Calling all budding authors!

Published: 13 July 2016

News: Following the success of last year's short story competition Portsmouth Libraries are once again asking people to get creative and enter this year's competition for the chance to win a cash prize.

Sniffer dogs visit Portsmouth to stamp out illegal tobacco

Published: 12 July 2016

News: Local enforcement teams and their sniffer dogs will take to the streets of Portsmouth next week as part of a roadshow to ask for the public's help in tackling the sellers of illegal tobacco.

Park & Ride even later this summer

Published: 12 July 2016

News: Portsmouth Park & Ride are running additional late night services this summer to help people enjoy more time in the city.

10 years of tasty treats

Published: 12 July 2016

News: Food fans will be celebrating a decade of fun and flavours when Southsea Food Festival returns for a 10th year.

New Belongings - A Way Forward For Care Leavers

Published: 07 July 2016

News: Portsmouth City Council has played a key role in phases 1 and 2 of the 'New Beginnings Project', helping to raise the expectations, aspirations and outcomes for young people leaving care.

Book your tennis court for free online

Published: 07 July 2016

News: With Wimbledon fever underway, guarantee your game at any of Portsmouth's free tennis courts in Milton, Drayton and Cosham using a new online booking system.

Portsmouth's hotly tipped creative quarter

Published: 07 July 2016

News: The Hotwalls Studios in Old Portsmouth, a bold project from Portsmouth City Council which has conserved a historic building and given a massive boost to local creative businesses, opens Friday 8 July.

Rio comes to Portsmouth

Published: 07 July 2016

News: A taste of Rio came to Portsmouth on Friday 6 July when 10 schools and 1000 primary-aged children came to the Guildhall Square in Portsmouth with drums, streamers, flags and whistles.

Council makes £12.4m property investment

Published: 06 July 2016

News: Portsmouth City Council has bought another property as part of its new commercial approach to income generation.

Getting even more people on their bikes

Published: 06 July 2016

News: Following the success of Pedal Portsmouth Family Festival of Cycling on Sunday, which saw around 1500 people get on their bikes at Lakeside, the council are vowing to encourage even more people to cycle in Portsmouth.

Council approves Better Care Plan

Published: 05 July 2016

News: Plans for integrated health care services in Portsmouth took another step forward as Portsmouth City Council formally approved the city's Better Care Plan for 2016/2017. The plan has also gained formal approval from NHS England.

Opening of community orchard is bloomin' marvellous

Published: 05 July 2016

News: Members of the Landport and Buckland community enjoyed a fruitful day on Sunday at the official opening of Cornwallis Crescent community orchard.

Portsmouth Cultural Carnival

Published: 04 July 2016

News: On Wednesday 6 July, at 9.45am, more than 1000 children will be holding the first Cultural Carnival in Portsmouth.

National Private Fostering Awareness Week

Published: 04 July 2016

News: It's National Private Fostering Awareness week, and Portsmouth City Council is reminding residents, and educational and health professionals, of their responsibilities around private fostering.

Dementia walking group hailed for positive impact

Published: 01 July 2016

News: A new walking group is being hailed for its positive impact in supporting people living with dementia and their carers.

Young rock bands perform live

Published: 01 July 2016

News: On Tuesday 21 June young musicians from Portsmouth Music Hub's Rock Bands could be seen gigging at the Wedgewood Rooms in Portsmouth.

Councils press ahead with combined authority proposals

Published: 01 July 2016

News: Plans to bring £900m of funding to our region are moving forward as three councils prepare to formally consider plans for a Solent Combined Authority.

A musical celebration of sport

Published: 01 July 2016

News: The New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth had a stage full of probably the healthiest looking young singers ever seen in the theatre's long history.

Schools strike action - Tuesday 5 July

Published: 30 June 2016

News: Industrial action by teachers planned for Tuesday 5 July may affect some of our schools.

Make a difference to their life... and yours

Published: 29 June 2016

News: the council's monthly fostering drop-in sessions restart next week.

Portsmouth and Southampton to appoint a joint Director of Public Health

Published: 28 June 2016

News: Portsmouth City Council's Employment Committee has approved the recommendation to engage with Southampton on appointing a joint Director of Public Health (DPH) to work across both cities.

Mums learn about protecting kids from online extremists

Published: 27 June 2016

News: Around 30 mums from Portsmouth have boosted their internet skills and learned how to keep their children safer online.

Camera plan to protect school children

Published: 27 June 2016

News: Roving cameras could soon be on the lookout for drivers who put schoolchildren in danger by parking on zig-zags.

Telecare services TSA endorsed

Published: 27 June 2016

News: Vulnerable residents in Portsmouth are set to benefit from a host of new technology thanks to the latest developments of Portsmouth City Council's Telecare Service who are now a member of the Telecare Services Association (TSA).

Southsea Library to celebrate 5th Birthday

Published: 27 June 2016

News: Southsea Library is hosting a series of activities to celebrate its 5th birthday on Friday 29 July.

What's your top family museum?

Published: 27 June 2016

News: Portsmouth families are being urged to nominate their most fun museum for a national award.

Event offers careers with real rewards

Published: 22 June 2016

The Big Caring Careers Event at Cascades, 30 June

Readers of the Year announced

Published: 20 June 2016

News: Portsmouth's Readers of the Year in the secondary school year 8/9 category were announced at an award ceremony at Action Stations on Wednesday.

Portsmouth's creative talents set to blossom

Published: 20 June 2016

News: Portsmouth is aiming to become a stronghold for the creative industries with a host of specialist businesses located in the city.

Summer Reading Challenge

Published: 20 June 2016

News: Looking for something totally FREE to do with the kids over the long school holiday?

New access route opens at The Hard

Published: 20 June 2016

News: Next week the access route to the train station and ferry terminals at The Hard will move to the opposite side of the site, by HMS Warrior, as a new pathway has now been completed.

New health promotion scheme piloted at two Portsmouth schools

Published: 17 June 2016

News: The Public Health Team at Portsmouth City Council are this month launching Junior Health Heroes, a new school-based health promotion project.

Children get their first taste of opera

Published: 17 June 2016

News: On Wednesday 8 June children from primary schools across Portsmouth had their first taste of opera at the New Theatre Royal, with the internationally-acclaimed vocalist Melanie Gall and 'Tilly the opera mouse'.

Armed Forces Day events in Portsmouth

Published: 17 June 2016

News: Portsmouth's celebrations of Armed Forces Day begin on Monday 20 June with a flag raising ceremony in Guildhall Square.

Come to UTC Portsmouth's open evening

Published: 17 June 2016

News: Pupil admissions for UTC Portsmouth open in September for Year 10 and Year 12 pupils.

Delays possible on Eastern Road from 20 June

Published: 14 June 2016

News: Drivers are being warned that work on the Eastern Road could cause delays outside rush-hour periods.

Calling all budding authors

Published: 14 June 2016

News: Following the success of last year's short story competition Portsmouth Libraries are once again asking people to get creative and enter this year's competition for the chance to win a cash prize.

Good causes are the winners as Portsmouth lottery launches

Published: 14 June 2016

News: Charities, voluntary organisations and good causes are set to benefit from a new lottery launching in Portsmouth this September.

Sickert art on display at Portsmouth Museum

Published: 10 June 2016

News: A new display open at Portsmouth Museum brings together a selection of prints and drawings from its Sickert collection.

Portsmouth & Southampton Leaders: South Hampshire isn't underperforming

Published: 09 June 2016

News: The Leaders of Portsmouth and Southampton City Councils have hit back at claims of Hampshire being let down by underperformance in the south of the county.​​

Voter registration extended to Thursday night

Published: 08 June 2016

News: The deadline for registering to vote has been extended until 9 June.

Health and social care workers give new life to Medina House

Published: 08 June 2016

News: A disused building in Cosham has been given a new lease of life with health and social care workers moving into Medina House.

Somerstown Hub celebrates art in the community

Published: 08 June 2016

News: On Thursday 2 June, Portsmouth City Council hosted a launch event and exhibition at Somerstown Central Hub of the We Don't Need Culture project by artist Karl Rudziak.

Portsmouth International Port encourage staff to have a health check

Published: 08 June 2016

News: Portsmouth International Port are offering eligible staff the opportunity to have an NHS Health Check in the workplace.

Poetry inspired street art coming to Portsmouth

Published: 07 June 2016

News: A new piece of street art is coming to Portsmouth city centre this month to mark the start of a new effort to engage residents with poetry.

Minister for Portsmouth visits UTC Portsmouth site

Published: 06 June 2016

News: Rt Hon Mark Francois Minister for Portsmouth visited the site where Portsmouth's University Technical College (UTC) will be built - in the grounds of Trafalgar School in Hilsea - as part of his visit to the city on Tuesday 31 May.

Plan your travel in Portsmouth on Thursday 9 June - Pearl Izumi Tour Series event

Published: 06 June 2016

News: Action-packed, professional cycle racing comes to the city centre on Thursday 9 June when Portsmouth hosts the final round of the Pearl Izumi Tour Series.

Celebrate Carers Week 6-12 June

Published: 01 June 2016

News: Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges that carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

Young people discuss and challenge extremism

Published: 01 June 2016

News: About 1,200 young people in Portsmouth have been given the chance to discuss and challenge extremism.

Plans for Gosport and Portsmouth councils to share senior management

Published: 01 June 2016

News: Gosport Borough Council has approached Portsmouth City Council about providing senior managerial support for the authority.

Celebrating volunteering in Portsmouth during Volunteers Week

Published: 27 May 2016

Portsmouth Together is launching a 12-day campaign to celebrate National Volunteers Week.

Southsea restaurants fined thousands for poor hygiene

Published: 26 May 2016

News: Two Southsea restaurants have been fined thousands of pounds each after failing to act on food safety advice and letting hygiene standards plummet.

Portsmouth introduces talking bus stops

Published: 26 May 2016

News: Travelling by bus is being made easier for blind and visually impaired passengers as Portsmouth City Council have introduced 90 talking bus stops in the city.

Mary Rose pop-up museum visits Southsea Castle

Published: 26 May 2016

News: The Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard is re-opening its doors this summer, but families can get a taste of what's on offer as the Mary Rose crew take over Southsea Castle this bank holiday weekend.

Get hands-on with biggest UK gaming collection

Published: 26 May 2016

News: Gaming fans of all ages will be flocking to a new free exhibition at Portsmouth Museum covering 40 years of home video games.

Museum fun this half-term

Published: 25 May 2016

News: Portsmouth's museums are offering a host of family fun this half-term with a range of activities available.

Portsmouth wins £455,000 to encourage cycling and walking

Published: 25 May 2016

News: A £750,000 plan to help residents and visitors walk, cycle and use public transport in Portsmouth was given the green light today, after the council won £455,000 funding towards the scheme.

Make a splash at Hilsea Lido

Published: 24 May 2016

News: Families can once again enjoy free family fun at Hilsea Jubilee Splash Pool when it re-opens for summer on Monday 30 May.

Get on your bike for Pedal Portsmouth 2016

Published: 23 May 2016

News: Cyclists of all ages and abilities are invited to sign up for free tickets to the Pedal Portsmouth Family Festival of Cycling 2016.

Inspiring Volunteer Awards

Published: 19 May 2016

News: The Portsmouth Inspiring Volunteer Awards organised by Portsmouth Together and Pompey in the Community will take place on Wednesday 1st June 2016 from 6.30-9pm at the Victory Suit, Fratton Park as part of Volunteers Week 2016.

Don't miss your chance to vote in the EU referendum

Published: 19 May 2016

News: Everyone's talking about this year's EU referendum on Thursday 23 June, so make sure you're registered to vote by Tuesday 7 June to have your say.

Inspirational young choir sing for new Lord Mayor

Published: 18 May 2016

News: On Tuesday 17 May the city of Portsmouth said goodbye to one Lord Mayor and welcomed another, and Portsmouth Music Hub was there to be part of the prestigious Mayor Making Ceremony which took place at Portsmouth's Guildhall.

All welcome to City Service on Sunday

Published: 17 May 2016

News: Portsmouth residents are being invited to the annual City Service at the Anglican Cathedral in Old Portsmouth.

Local councils concerned by Hampshire plans

Published: 17 May 2016

News: Joint media statement from the Leaders of East Hampshire District Council, Eastleigh Borough Council, Fareham Borough Council, Gosport Borough Council, Havant Borough Council, Portsmouth City Council and Southampton City Council.

Portsmouth's gearing up for a summer of cycling

Published: 16 May 2016

News: Portsmouth City Council once again launches its summer programme of free guided rides in partnership with British Cycling.

Free food tasting at market event

Published: 16 May 2016

News: Shoppers can watch delicious street food being created, and then sample it themselves, at a free event at Portsmouth's city centre market.

Annual Mayor Making ceremony

Published: 13 May 2016

News: Portsmouth's Mayor Making ceremony takes place on Tuesday, 17 May.

YOU Trust makes shortlist for charity award

Published: 13 May 2016

News: The YOU Trust, which provides an advice service for Portsmouth City Council, has made the shortlist for this year's Charity Awards, the longest-running and most prestigious awards scheme in the charity sector.

UTC Portsmouth gets Ministerial funding approval

Published: 13 May 2016

News: Portsmouth's University Technical College (UTC) took another positive step forward this week with the announcement that the Secretary of State for Education has agreed to enter into the Funding Agreement for UTC Portsmouth.

World premiere production free on the Big Screen

Published: 12 May 2016

News: The Royal Ballet's new production of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein will be showing live on the Big Screen in Guildhall Square next Wednesday [18 May].

Community Alcohol Partnership launches for Fratton and Milton to reduce underage drinking

Published: 11 May 2016

News: The Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) for Fratton and Milton is officially launching Friday 13 May. This initiative is designed to tackle underage drinking and associated anti-social behaviour.

New coroner's office opened

Published: 11 May 2016

News: Cllr Lee Mason, Cabinet Member for Resources and Cllr Colin Galloway officially opened Portsmouth's new coroner's office and court.

Portsmouth local election results 2016

Published: 06 May 2016

News: The results of the Portsmouth City Council elections on Thursday 5 May have been announced following a count at the Guildhall, Portsmouth, overnight.

UTC Portsmouth gets planning support

Published: 28 April 2016

The city's planning committee has supported the £10m new school building.

New jazz group for young people

Published: 26 April 2016

News: Portsmouth Music Hub is giving young people in Portsmouth the opportunity to join a new jazz group.

Shelf Help

Published: 26 April 2016

News: Portsmouth Library Service launches new scheme to support young people's mental health.

Rural and Seaside Show returns with new attractions

Published: 26 April 2016

News: Portsmouth's Rural and Seaside Show promises to be bigger than ever when it returns to Castle Field over the bank holiday weekend, Saturday 30 April to Monday 2 May.

It's time to foster: free entry to Emirates Spinnaker Tower

Published: 20 April 2016

News: Been considering fostering? Now's the time to care and become a foster carer with us.

Engineering graduates see 'The Hard' work

Published: 19 April 2016

News: Graduate engineers from across the country are visiting a multi-million pound construction scheme at The Hard interchange in Portsmouth on Tuesday 19 April 2016.

Rare Sherlock pieces on show for the first time

Published: 15 April 2016

News: An extremely rare set of postcards is among a group of Sherlock Holmes artefacts and collectibles to go on show for the first time.

Phone system issues

Published: 14 April 2016

The council cannot receive incoming phone calls.

Milton phase of coastal defence work begins next week

Published: 08 April 2016

News: The next phase of Portsmouth's coastal defence work will begin on Monday [11 April] when work starts on the eastern side of Portsea Island.

Catch the recycling team at the Co-op

Published: 06 April 2016

Come and have a chat with the recycling team in local Co-op stores where we will be giving tips and advice about the materials you can recycle from around your home.

Schools' carol concert 7 December

Published: 03 December 2015

News: More than 1,000 local schoolchildren will be taking part in Portsmouth City Council's schools' Christmas carol concert on Monday 7 December, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

School places

Published: 16 November 2015

news - school places drop in session

Service expansion helps Portsmouth residents be safe and independent at home

Published: 03 July 2015

News: Portsmouth people facing a crisis such as illness or bereavement will benefit from an expanded British Red Cross service helping them remain independent in their own homes.

Portsmouth approved to deliver Better Care

Published: 06 November 2014

News: Portsmouth's Better Care plan for social care and health to work in a more joined up way has been officially approved

Countdown to Better Care has begun

Published: 07 October 2014

News: Countdown to better care marked with successful event

Portsmouth Better Care launches to join up health and social care

Published: 02 October 2014

News: An initiative to integrate Health and Social Care has launched in Portsmouth.

Budget 17/18 - proposals and survey results

Published: 11 September 2014

Information about the council's budget proposals for 2017/18.

First chance for city residents to find out more about Better Care

Published: 10 September 2014

News: Residents will soon have their first chance to find out about Better Care in Portsmouth

Partnership project set to transform care in Portsmouth

Published: 01 September 2014

News: Residents in Portsmouth expected to benefit from major new initiative called "Better Care"