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Portsmouth welcomes announcement of Bayeux Tapestry loan

Published: 18 January 2018

News: Portsmouth has requested to host Bayeaux tapestry which is set to visit UK in 2020

New year kick starts new walking challenge for Portsmouth school

Published: 17 January 2018

News: Langstone Infant and Junior schools are the first to sign up this year

New Year New You: Give A Child A Better Future

Published: 12 January 2018

News: Learn more about fostering and adoption at our event on 27 January.

Dates for your diary in 2018

Published: 10 January 2018

News: Here are some dates for your diary to help plan ahead your year of activities in the city and beat the January blues.

Thinking about becoming a childminder?

Published: 09 January 2018

News: Thinking about becoming a childminder?

Shared Lives: new year new you!

Published: 08 January 2018

Could you take on the unique role of Shared Lives carer and share your home with adults who need a bit of extra help.

The personal assistant roadshow hits the road again

Published: 05 January 2018

Find out more about becoming a personal assistant.

Delays to waste and recycling collections

Published: 02 January 2018

Important update on collections this week

Teach Portsmouth recruitment event

Published: 28 December 2017

News: Teach Portsmouth recruitment event

Portsmouth City Council launches mental health campaign

Published: 28 December 2017

News: Portsmouth City Council launches mental health campaign

Schoolkids learn to spot online risks

Published: 22 December 2017

News: pupils get training in being safer online

Light up this Christmas

Published: 22 December 2017

News: Road Safety spread the Be Bright message this Christmas

Christmas and New Year opening

Published: 21 December 2017

Christmas and New Year opening

Local areas succeed in bid for more financial control

Published: 20 December 2017

News: breakthrough deal on business rates with government

The Portsmouth Lottery helps spread Christmas cheer

Published: 20 December 2017

Three good causes are making a difference in their communities this Christmas thanks to the Portsmouth Lottery.

Normandy veteran goes back to landing beach

Published: 13 December 2017

News: Emotional trip back to French seaside village

We wish you a Merry Christmas - and good luck in our superdraw!

Published: 08 December 2017

News: Win tickets to Twickenham with the Portsmouth Lottery

Celebrating sporting achievement - Portsmouth's Young Sports Person of the Year Award

Published: 07 December 2017

News: Celebrating sporting achievement - Portsmouth's Young Sports Person of the Year Award

Southsea Rock Garden Arch

Published: 07 December 2017

News: A new ornate arch has been installed at Southsea Rock Garden

£6million funding proposed to secure the future of Southsea seafront

Published: 06 December 2017

News: Plans for Southsea's new sea defences have been given a boost

Parking in Portsmouth: have your say

Published: 01 December 2017

News: Residents, businesses and visitors to Portsmouth are being asked to give their views on parking in the city.

Work to start on new Southsea Castle water feature

Published: 30 November 2017

News: New feature will complement other work to enhance seafront

Celebrate Small Business Saturday

Published: 30 November 2017

News: Small Business Saturday is coming

Hundreds of children stomp to school in walking challenge

Published: 28 November 2017

News: Pompey Monster Walk to School Challenge completed!

Top rating for city beaches

Published: 24 November 2017

News: The city's two bathing beaches have kept their top ratings for water quality.

The Portsmouth Lottery turns one!

Published: 22 November 2017

News: Find out what we've achieved together.

Cosham Christmas Lights Ceremony

Published: 17 November 2017

News: Cosham Christmas Lights Ceremony

Free parking for Small Business Saturday

Published: 17 November 2017

News: Free parking for shoppers is on offer on Saturday 2 December as Portsmouth City Council joins a nationwide event to boost small local businesses.

Go 'Blue' on Black Friday with Park & Ride

Published: 17 November 2017

News: Extended Park & Ride service for Black Friday events

Get into the festive spirit at Hotwalls Studios

Published: 15 November 2017

News: Get into the festive spirit at Hotwalls Studios

Portsmouth welcomes back Christmas market

Published: 13 November 2017

News: Commercial Road is getting into the festive spirit with the return of the annual German-style Christmas market.

City centre Christmas lights switch on

Published: 10 November 2017

News: City centre Christmas lights switch on

Park & Ride gets another stop

Published: 10 November 2017

News: introducing the new Cascades stop

Southsea Christmas lights switch on

Published: 08 November 2017

News: Southsea Christmas lights switch on

Support the armed forces

Published: 07 November 2017

News: Support the armed forces

Annual remembrance ceremonies

Published: 07 November 2017

News: Annual remembrance ceremonies

Share your stories - and help us shape the future of health and social care

Published: 02 November 2017

News: Have your say in adult social care

Get to Gunwharf in a flash with our Park & Ride

Published: 01 November 2017

News: Get to Gunwharf in a flash with Portsmouth's Park & Ride

Does your organisation support people who need extra help over Christmas?

Published: 31 October 2017

News: Apply for a small grant to make a difference this winter

Lights, hi-vis, action

Published: 31 October 2017

News: Be Bright campaign teaches cyclists the importance of being seen in the darker months.

Half term Harry Potter fun for muggles

Published: 19 October 2017

News: Half term Harry Potter fun for muggles

New road can kick-start Portsmouth growth

Published: 18 October 2017

News: Council Leader sets out vision for city centre

Scalextric inventor's family launch new homes in his name

Published: 18 October 2017

News: School children celebrated with the family of the inventor of Scalextric at a race meet to launch brand new housing Portsmouth City Council has named in his honour.

Lights, fireworks action…

Published: 18 October 2017

News: Lights, fireworks action…

Come and meet the Southsea Coastal Team scheme

Published: 17 October 2017

News: Residents from across Portsmouth are invited to come and meet the team

Grayson Perry vase is highlight of new design display

Published: 16 October 2017

News: A vase by Grayson Perry will be the highlight of a new display at Portsmouth Museum covering 200 years of design.

Clearing Portsmouth's roads of untaxed vehicles

Published: 13 October 2017

News: Ten untaxed vehicles were removed from the streets this week in an operation by Portsmouth City Council.

Park & Ride to the Great South Run

Published: 12 October 2017

News: Park and Ride service for the Great South Run

It's time to get personal!

Published: 12 October 2017

News: Find out more about becoming a personal assistant.

Conan Doyle sensory exhibition at Central Library

Published: 12 October 2017

News: Conan Doyle sensory exhibition at Central Library

Council's new family homes reach maximum height

Published: 10 October 2017

News: Two major Portsmouth housing developments have reached their maximum height.

Family cycling in Portsmouth is a winner

Published: 06 October 2017

News: Portsmouth family cycle training wins national award

Commemorative Scalextric car celebrates start of new council housing scheme

Published: 05 October 2017

News: A limited edition commemorative Scalextric toy race car branded to mark the start of a Portsmouth City Council housing development sold out hours after it was released.

Residents asked for views on vital council spending decisions

Published: 03 October 2017

News: Portsmouth people can have their say on vital spending decisions to be made by the council.

Path named after much-missed council officer

Published: 03 October 2017

News: A pathway near Southsea seafront has been named after a well-known council officer who died earlier this year.

Shared Lives: It's More Than You Think

Published: 02 October 2017

Pop down to our event in the Civic Offices on 19 October to learn more about becoming a Shared Lives carer.

Share your stories and help us shape the future of health and social care

Published: 02 October 2017

Do you use health and social care services or care for someone that does? We are looking for people to share their experiences so we know what changes need to be made.

Don't rent it wrong, rent it right!

Published: 28 September 2017

News: Finding and renting a property in Portsmouth just became a whole lot easier

Boost for electric vehicles

Published: 22 September 2017

News: Electric vehicle charging points are planned to be available in residential streets in Portsmouth next year

New butterfly house gets visitors all a-flutter

Published: 20 September 2017

News: Visitors flocking to new butterfly house

Light up the night at the Glow Ride

Published: 20 September 2017

News: The Pedal Portsmouth Glow Ride will take place on Saturday 14 October 2017.

Partnership brings in national support for Portsmouth schools

Published: 19 September 2017

News: Partnership brings in national support for Portsmouth schools

Council lights the way

Published: 13 September 2017

News - Council lights the way

Council's new commitment on disability

Published: 13 September 2017

News: new goals to help people with disabilities at work

Reading challenge celebration event

Published: 12 September 2017

News: Reading challenge celebration event

D-Day museum Second World War Wednesday talks

Published: 12 September 2017

News: D-Day museum Second World War Wednesday talks

£500,000 to kick start Eastern Corridor improvements

Published: 11 September 2017

News: Work to improve route along east of city

Start planning for 60 Plus Festival

Published: 11 September 2017

News: Lots of events and activities on offer

Portsmouth pupils rise to GCSE challenge

Published: 24 August 2017

News: GCSE results for Portsmouth

Plan journeys to Victorious Festival to avoid delays

Published: 24 August 2017

News: avoid traffic delays this weekend with park and ride, public transport, walking and cycling

Victorious news for Hayling festival-goers

Published: 22 August 2017

News: Shuttle-bus service to help people get from Hayling Ferry to Victorious Festival

New butterfly house opens

Published: 17 August 2017

News: enclosure for beautiful tropical species opens Saturday

Portsmouth is ready - join us in welcoming HMS Queen Elizabeth

Published: 11 August 2017

News: Portsmouth is ready - join us in welcoming HMS Queen Elizabeth

The Portsmouth Lottery has seen its first big winner!

Published: 10 August 2017

News: Portsmouth Lottery player takes home £2000!

Help shape the city's future - have your say on the 'Local Plan'

Published: 08 August 2017

News: Local plan consultation

Visitors from Italy learn all about nautical tourism from Portsmouth experts

Published: 04 August 2017

News: Visitors from Italy experience nautical tourism in Portsmouth

Museums beat summer holiday boredom

Published: 04 August 2017

News: fun family activities with Portsmouth museums

Find out about business rate relief at our 17 August 2017 event

Published: 04 August 2017

News: come to a business-to-business networking event

Work starts on new Portsmouth retail park

Published: 02 August 2017

News: Portsmouth new investment opportunities

Free kids' events in the park

Published: 02 August 2017

News: Holiday activities for children

Opera in the park next week

Published: 19 July 2017

News: light-hearted show comes to Victoria Park

Wartime Memories Day

Published: 18 July 2017

News: Wartime Memories Day

Butterfly house campaign extended

Published: 18 July 2017

News: Extra chance to contribute to new butterfly project at museum

Gearing up for summer holiday cycling fun

Published: 17 July 2017

News: Pedal Portsmouth summer series of free family cycling events starts 27 July 2017

Southsea coastal defence scheme takes big step forward

Published: 14 July 2017

News: residents to have their say on proposals

Step back in time at Portsmouth Museum

Published: 12 July 2017

News: Step back in time at Portsmouth Museum

New plans offering nearly £900,000 to support Portsmouth businesses

Published: 12 July 2017

News: Business owner? Get support for your business rate bill.

Small grants make a big difference

Published: 10 July 2017

News: Good causes across the city are encouraged to bid for one-off grants from the Portsmouth Lottery.

Animal agents wanted for summer reading challenge

Published: 07 July 2017

News: Animal agents wanted for summer reading challenge

New Waterfront Garden Centre opening in Southsea

Published: 07 July 2017

News: New Waterfront Garden Centre opening in Southsea

Festival of food and fun next weekend

Published: 06 July 2017

News: Southsea Food Festival is back 15-16 July

Celebrating co-production

Published: 04 July 2017

News: event to celebrate co-production

Tube users offered escape in Portsmouth

Published: 03 July 2017

News: London ad campaign promotes Great Waterfront City

Traineeship and apprenticeship event

Published: 30 June 2017

News: We're holding a traineeship and apprenticeship event on 4 July from 1pm - 4.30pm

Better lives for people with complex needs

Published: 29 June 2017

News: tenants move in to new housing this summer

National AMHP Day

Published: 28 June 2017

News: 29 June marks the National Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) Day. You'd be forgiven for not being familiar with their contribution - why not read more about the important role they play.

A day in the life of an AMHP

Published: 28 June 2017

News: Get a flavour for the work of Adult Mental Health Professionals (AMHP's) with a look at what they do on a typical day.

Hotwalls studios celebrates a year of creative success

Published: 27 June 2017

News: Hotwalls studios celebrates a year of creative success

Two Portsmouth tower blocks have cladding removed

Published: 23 June 2017

News: Cladding is being removed from two city council-owned tower blocks as a precautionary measure

Armed Forces Day event: more attractions announced

Published: 20 June 2017

News: Chinook fly-past among highlights of free day out

Join in the celebrations for Shared Lives week 2017

Published: 15 June 2017

News: Portsmouth City Council hosts events as part of Shared Lives Week 2017

Charity behind Victoria Park's new café

Published: 13 June 2017

News: Regional charity the Society of St James have won a five-year contract to take over the lodge in Portsmouth's Victoria Park this summer

Council takes the lead on dog rules

Published: 12 June 2017

News: Give your views on new rules for dog control in Portsmouth

Portsmouth General Election Results 2017

Published: 09 June 2017

News: Election results for Portsmouth North and South

Carers Week Events 12-18 June

Published: 06 June 2017

News: carers week events

Portsmouth to celebrate armed forces

Published: 02 June 2017

News: flag-raising and free community day

Live ballet and opera for free on Big Screen

Published: 31 May 2017

News: latest screenings from the Royal Opera House

Find out about opportunities to volunteer

Published: 22 May 2017

News: Volunteers' Fair Friday 2 June Cascades Portsmouth

Milton Neighbourhood Forum meeting 13 June

Published: 19 May 2017

News: new date for Milton meeting

Pledge cash to help fund butterfly house

Published: 18 May 2017

News: Fund-raising launched for butterfly house at natural history museum

Portsmouth International Port and Brittany Ferries sign a decade long deal

Published: 18 May 2017

News: A major deal with Brittany Ferries has been agreed, highlighting committed investment into the council owned International Port.

Transform lives with free entry to the Emirates Spinnaker Tower

Published: 12 May 2017

News: Emirates Spinnaker Tower free entry for prospective foster carers on Tuesday, 16 May, 7pm-9pm.

Portsmouth residents encouraged to embrace National Walking Month

Published: 08 May 2017

News: residents encouraged to get involved in National Walking Month

Temporary traffic lights on Stanhope Road

Published: 08 May 2017

News: drivers advised to expect some delays during Catherine House work

The Hard transport interchange opening

Published: 05 May 2017

News: transport interchange to improve gateway to the city

30 hour free childcare

Published: 05 May 2017

News: 30 hours free childcare for working families

Portsmouth joins volunteer reward scheme

Published: 04 May 2017

News: Portsmouth joins volunteer reward scheme ValueYou

Find out about opportunities to teach in Portsmouth

Published: 03 May 2017

News: Teach Portsmouth recruitment event

Learning Disabilities: Taking control of the future

Published: 21 April 2017

News: event to showcase options for young adults with a learning disability

Portsmouth City Council backs homeless bus project

Published: 21 April 2017

News: Council pledges support for bus to help rough sleepers

Upgrade means payments to council will be affected on 26 & 27 April

Published: 20 April 2017

News: In-person and phone payments to the council will be affected while our new system is installed

Urban meadows to be sown across Portsmouth

Published: 13 April 2017

News: Portsmouth in Bloom celebration will see meadow flowers introduced to a range of sites

Car boot sales generate £1,000 for charity

Published: 13 April 2017

News: Car boots raise £1,000 for Rowans Hospice in first two weeks

Eggs-tra Park and Ride buses for Easter

Published: 10 April 2017

News: more buses to help visitors beat traffic

Portsmouth City Council supports national physical activity campaign

Published: 10 April 2017

News: Portsmouth adults to build more physical activity into their lives by simply walking briskly for at least ten continuous minutes every day

Making cycling safer on major road

Published: 10 April 2017

News: We are working together with Colas to carry out road safety improvements.

Victorian themed celebration

Published: 10 April 2017

News: Portsmouth libraries are holding a celebratory event to mark World Book Night.

Pedal a quieter Portsmouth

Published: 10 April 2017

News: Explore Portsmouth on bike this summer with the introduction of 10 new colour coded quieter routes.

Natural history museum reopens

Published: 10 April 2017

News: Natural history museum reopens on Saturday (8 April) with a fresh new look.

New Portsmouth business bulletin launched

Published: 10 April 2017

News: A new monthly e-bulletin for local businesses.

Residents invited to get involved in The Great Get Together

Published: 10 April 2017

News: Parties, picnics, barbecues and bake-offs for the Great Get Together on 17 and 18 June.

Council seeking feedback on licensing proposals

Published: 31 March 2017

News: have your say on licensing and gambling policies

Video shows new Portsmouth homes rising from the rubble

Published: 31 March 2017

News: Time lapse footage shows the start of work on new homes in Portsmouth.

Car boot sales return to Southsea

Published: 30 March 2017

News: Bargain hunters will be flocking to Southsea Common on Sunday 2 April as the popular car boot sales return.

Free entry as Dickens museum reopens

Published: 30 March 2017

News: Portsmouth's Charles Dickens' Birthplace Museum is celebrating its reopening with three days of free entry.

Become A Foster Carer

Published: 29 March 2017

News: the council's monthly fostering drop-in session is on Tuesday 4 April.

Consider Fostering or Adoption This Mother's Day

Published: 24 March 2017

News: Next Mother's Day could be a very special day if you decide to foster or adopt a child.

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.

New Year information

Published: 20 December 2016

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