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Southsea school children present sea defence solutions

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The judging panel (from L-R) Cllr Suzy Horton, cabinet member for education at Portsmouth City Council; Matthew Olive, head teacher at St. Swithun's Catholic Primary School; Rupert Teasdale, Coastal Engineer from the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership, with the winning teams.


Children from St Swithun’s Catholic Primary School in Southsea have completed a three month programme which culminated in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style presentation. The process saw 90 pupils design and present coastal defence solutions as part of a project coordinated by Southsea Coastal Scheme.

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Generous worshippers raise £26,000 for vulnerable people

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The bishop with the recipients of the Lent Appeal (left to right): Anthony Thistleton-Smyth, trustee, and Geoff Lennon, treasurer, Rural Refugee Network; David Butler, volunteer, Friends Without Borders; Rosie Lennon, trustee, Rural Refugee Network; Michael Woolley, chairman, Friends Without Borders; Mike Brown, manager, the Clear Project; Bishop Christopher; Paula Falck, senior community fundraiser, and Nadia Potts, Red Cross Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Surrey; Katie Roberts, head of England south-west, and Stephen Dominy, regional co-ordinator, Christian Aid

Generous worshippers from across Portsmouth diocese have raised more than £26,000 to help vulnerable people here and across the world.

The annual Bishop’s Lent Appeal for 2018 raised money to help families and individuals displaced by violence, who end up seeking refuge in other countries. Churchgoers raised the cash by digging into their own pockets and organising fundraising events.

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Wheelchair services – Submit your views

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NHS portsmouth-clinical-commissioning-groupThe local NHS is reviewing the way that wheelchair services work – it is recognised that too many people are not getting the service they need.

The health service wants to hear from long-term wheelchair users about the service they receive now and – more importantly – how things could be improved.

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