HMS Quorn returns to Portsmouth after successful deployment

Portsmouth-based HMS Quorn returned home to Portsmouth today after nearly three months deployed on mine-clearance operations in the Baltic Sea. The Hunt class minehunter has been a part of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1); a taskforce of seven NATO ships assigned to the region to conduct training exercises …

Commuters asked how they use The Hard Interchange in Portsmouth

Users of The Hard interchange are being asked how they travel as part of the project to replace the facility. Plans for the potential new Hard layout were first unveiled back in April 2014. The proposals included a complete redesign of the interchange’s layout as well as a one-way system …

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Portsmouth’s Somerstown Central wins best building award

An iconic Portsmouth building, Somerstown Central, has won the Best Public Building Award at the Local Authority Building Control Awards 2015, held in Brighton last Friday 19th June. The £10m multi-use building for Portsmouth City Council was designed by BAM Design and provides much needed community facilities including doctor and …

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HMS Quorn returns to Portsmouth after successful deployment

Portsmouth-based HMS Quorn returned home to Portsmouth today after nearly three months deployed on mine-clearance operations in the Baltic Sea. The Hunt class minehunter has been a part of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1); a taskforce of seven NATO ships assigned to the region to conduct training exercises …

Commuters asked how they use The Hard Interchange in Portsmouth

Users of The Hard interchange are being asked how they travel as part of the project to replace the facility. Plans for the potential new Hard layout were first unveiled back in April 2014. The proposals included a complete redesign of the interchange’s layout as well as a one-way system …

Portsmouth’s Somerstown Central wins best building award

An iconic Portsmouth building, Somerstown Central, has won the Best Public Building Award at the Local Authority Building Control Awards 2015, held in Brighton last Friday 19th June. The £10m multi-use building for Portsmouth City Council was designed by BAM Design and provides much needed community facilities including doctor and …

ThunderCat powerboat racing a roaring success in Portsmouth

The exciting new event arrived to the shores of Portsmouth and Southsea at the weekend, providing a breathtaking spectacle for all ages. ThunderCat is the largest single powerboat class in the UK and is described as ‘the world’s toughest and most breathtaking watersport’. Thousands of fans cheered on the racers as they roared over the …

Ruby Shoes Events return with Diva Fever Cabaret night

Ruby Shoes Events, an entertainment event brand founded by award-winning compère and cabaret producer Dawn Gracie and marketing strategy expert Komal Helyer, will be following up their wildly successful Showgirl Cabaret night with their second immersive party: Diva Fever. After proudly demonstrating their prowess in bringing the finest burlesque talent …

HMS Victory will undergo historically-accurate repaint job

The Spinnaker Tower won’t be the only iconic Portsmouth landmark to be getting a fresh lick of paint this year — the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) have announced a repainting of the HMS Victory flagship to bring its colours to more historically-accurate shades. The ship’s …

Overturned lorry causes delays on M275 and across Portsmouth

An overturned lorry on the M275 northbound has caused long delays in and around Portsmouth city this afternoon. All lanes have now been reopened after the vehicle and debris from the crash were removed. The accident happened just after midday today on the northbound carriageway just before the Tipner junction.

Spinnaker Tower repaint delayed, blue paint deliveries late

The work to paint the Spinnaker Tower blue and gold for the £3.5million sponsorship deal between the Portsmouth landmark and Dubai airline Emirates has been delayed for a day, a Portsmouth City Council spokeswoman has said, due to transportation problems. The transportation of blue paint from Lancashire is taking longer …

BAE Systems secure vessel traffic system for Portsmouth

British defence company BAE Systems has been awarded a £5.5million contract to install a new Vessel Traffic Management System, to assist in the controlling and monitoring of all ship movements in Portsmouth Harbour and the eastern Solent. The contract is the next step forward in modernising the HM Naval Base …