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Preparing for a step change in public transport

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Cllr Lynne Stagg (front centre) and Keith Willcox, Assistant Director - Transport, Hampshire County Council (third from right) pictured at the Hard Interchange with representatives from the Department for Transport during a site visit last month.

Portsmouth City Council and Hampshire County Council welcomed news they are set to receive a £4 million funding boost to improve public transport in Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham, Waterlooville, Havant and the Isle of Wight.

The Transport Secretary's announcement is the next step in the £2.5 billion Transforming Cities Fund, launched as part of the Industrial Strategy at the Autumn Budget 2017 to increase access to jobs and prosperity by addressing weaknesses in city transport systems.

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Mary Rose Exhibition reveals surprising discoveries about heritage of Tudor crew

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These forensic artist’s impressions of the Archer Royal demonstrate how much these discoveries have changed what was previously known about the crew.
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Were the crew of the Mary Rose white Englishmen or did diversity reign on board Henry VIII’s favourite warship?

The Mary Rose is delighted to present The Many Faces of Tudor England exhibition which explores the latest scientific and genealogical findings into the crew of the Mary Rose. Held from 18 March – 31 December 2019, the display is in dialogue with the new documentary Skeletons of the Mary Rose: The New Evidence, part of the award-winning series Secret Histories. The hour-long show airs on Channel 4 at 8pm on 17 March.

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PETA Young Person of the Year announced

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Category winners, Left to Right: Rebecca Bovingdon, Louise Gander, Fabiha Hussain, and Billy Hunt.

Management apprentice Louise Gandar has been crowned the Alex Zemenides Young Person of the Year 2019 at PETA’s annual awards ceremony.

Louise, who works for Eaton Corporation was picked from four category winners to achieve the prestigious accolade. The other three category winners were engineering apprentice Rebecca Bovingdon from Safran Helicopter Engines UK, IT apprentice Billy Hunt from The Cowplain School and business apprentice Fabiha Hussain from Glidefern Property Management.

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Charging ahead with EV charge point

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From left to right: James Everley (ubitricity), Hayley Chivers (Portsmouth City Council), Glen Arnold (resident) Colin Martin (resident), Alexi Stone-Peters (ubitricity) and Cllr Lynne Stagg (Cabinet Member for Traffic and Transport).

Portsmouth City Council has begun the installation of the first electric vehicle charge points in residential areas.

Until now, public electric vehicle charge points have only been available in car parks but with thanks to £100,000 of funding from the government's Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), the council will be installing 37 charge points in 32 roads across the city.

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Ex-smoker Ivette encourages others to quit for No Smoking Day

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Ivette Guell  Tony Lister No Smoking Day 13 March 2019 webIvette Guell, 28, a student at Portsmouth University quit smoking with support from the Wellbeing Service and is encouraging others to join her for No Smoking Day, Wednesday 13 March.

Ivette began smoking aged 18 and smoked about 10 roll ups a day. In September 2018 she approached the Wellbeing Service for support to quit smoking.

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