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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.

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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.

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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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Portsmouth journalism students on best course in UK

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Journalism students learning in the University’s industry-standard newsroom

The University of Portsmouth journalism course has been recognised as best undergraduate university course in the UK by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).

Portsmouth was awarded ‘Best performing higher education undergraduate course’, at the 2018 NCTJ Awards for Excellence gala dinner and ceremony.

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Celebrating the city's sporting youngsters

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Portsmouth Sports Council webPortsmouth's Sports Council's young sports person of the year award is now open for entries.

The award aims to celebrate young people's sporting successes and is open to Portsmouth residents aged 18 and under who are currently competing in sport at a high level.

Anyone can nominate a young person for the award; parent, coach, club, school or college. Nominees must be training or members of a club within the city for a sport which is recognised by Sport England.

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