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Incredibly rare cannon from legendary HMS Victory 1744 wreck site is to be displayed for very first time

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A rare bronze cannon from HMS Victory 1744 webA rare bronze cannon from HMS Victory 1744 is hoisted into The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Since her discovery ten years ago, the wreck of HMS Victory 1744, the predecessor to Nelson’s famous flagship, has captured the imagination of naval enthusiasts and maritime archaeologists.

Her sinking is one of the Royal Navy’s worst naval disasters. Commanded by Admiral Sir John Balchin, all 1100 crew were lost when she sank during a storm off the coast near Plymouth in 1744.

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Portsmouth City Council back Ask for Angela campaign

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As part of its community safety work, Portsmouth City Council has been recruiting pubs, bars and restaurants in the city to support the Ask for Angela campaign, designed to help people feel safe on nights out.

Originally set up by Lincolnshire County Council, Ask for Angela helps people who are on a night out where they start to feel uncomfortable to make a discreet departure by asking the bar staff for Angela. The staff know that this code word means that they need help and they can assist them in getting home safely.

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Hovertravel adds next level to HoverCare initiative

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Hovertravel is celebrating the anniversary of the highly regarded HoverCare initiative by announcing major enhancements to its customer assistance provision. HoverCare was launched last September with the first ever age simulation training on a hovercraft, in conjunction with Barclays Accessibility Team.

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City praised for innovative help for small businesses

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BSB Logo bluePortsmouth has won recognition for the inventive way small businesses are supported and encouraged to grow in the city.

Local organisations including Portsmouth City Council and Shaping Portsmouth work together to help small firms, giving them advice and guiding them to sources of funding and support.

Now the ground-breaking work going on in the city has been recognised in the 2018 regional Local Authority Small Business Friendly Awards, run by the Federation of Small Businesses.

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Portsmouth Music Hub launches One World events

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Portsmouth-Music-Hub webPortsmouth Music Hub is leading the way in increasing awareness of key environmental issues with an exciting new campaign. One World is year of special events using music and the arts to educate children and young people about the impact that our actions have on the planet.

One World launches on 14th September 2018 at South Parade Pier, with pupils from local schools giving the premiere performance of three songs from a brand new songbook created by Portsmouth Music Hub's award-winning team of composers. The One World songbook comprises 17 original songs that teach children about a variety of environmental issues.

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