The Mary Rose wins three Golds at the Beautiful South Awards

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Three Awards 1The Mary Rose is pleased to announce that it triumphed at the Beautiful South Awards, held at the Grand Hotel, Brighton the evening of Wednesday 5 December. The prestigious event celebrates the brilliant tourism businesses and experiences that the South East of England has to offer.

The Mary Rose won gold in each of the three categories it was nominated: Large Visitor Attraction; Business Tourism and Venue; and Access and Inclusivity.

Helen Bonser-Wilton, Chief Executive of the Mary Rose Trust, said: “It’s a hat trick! We are thrilled to have won three top prizes at the Beautiful South Awards, in recognition of our efforts to make Mary Rose the most welcoming destination catering to a wide range of audiences. Mary Rose is a must-experience British icon and these big wins motivate us to work even harder to welcome visitors to our wonderful museum.”


Second Portsmouth dentistry student wins national award

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SEYMOUR-Anna-DA webA University of Portsmouth undergraduate has won the prestigious national student of the year award from the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT).

It is the second consecutive year a student from Portsmouth’s Dental Academy has won the award.

Anna Seymour will be awarded with her prize at the BSDHT Oral Health Conference on November 23rd.

Anna has previously won the BSDHT prize for most outstanding undergraduate project, which was awarded at her graduation ceremony this year.

Her project, ‘Is sodium hypochlorite an effective treatment for periodontal disease?’ was judged to be highly relevant to clinicians working as dental hygienists and therapists.


Portsmouth's trade mission to China

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Vice chair of Zhuhai Zhu Qingqiao pictured with the Leader of Portsmouth City Council and the Portsmouth delegation

Representatives from Portsmouth, led by Portsmouth City Council, have recently been on an inaugural trade mission to China.

The group was led by Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Leader of Portsmouth City Council, and included Mark Catlin, Chief Executive of Portsmouth Football Club along with Anna Mitchell, Commercial Director; Bobby Mehta, from the University of Portsmouth; Steve Williams, from Portsmouth's Commercial Port, and Mark Pembleton from Portsmouth City Council. The trip was organised and facilitated by Albert Choi, Chair of the Chinese Association in Portsmouth.


Volunteers help Charles Dickens Community Orchards Trail bear fruit as part of National Tree Week

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184 fruiting trees were successfully planted in Somerstown by over 100 local volunteers, thanks to Tree Council funding, Dennis David the lead resident on the project, and Portsmouth and Southsea Tree Wardens.

Building on this success with much interest developing throughout the city, over 180 fruiting trees and hedge plants were planted by volunteers at Somerstown Central on 29th-30th November to link in with the Charles Dickens Trail, which started in Cornwallis Crescent Community Orchard last year.


Toyota GB gives £1800 to local charity for tackling carbon monoxide danger in the home

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Alastair Rutt of Snows Motor Group hands a cheque for £1,800 to Hampshire Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney outside the Eastleigh headquarters of The Blue Lamp Trust

Toyota GB has given The Bobby Scheme in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight £1,800 to buy life saving carbon monoxide detectors which will be fitted in homes across the area.

Alastair Rutt, Divisional Corporate Manager at Snow Motor Group presented a cheque to Hampshire Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney on behalf of Toyota GB outside the scheme’s headquarters in Eastleigh earlier this month.

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