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Funding for Mayfield School

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Portsmouth City Council 2011Portsmouth City Council 2011The council has been successful in obtaining funding from the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) for the redevelopment of Mayfield School in North End.

The bid was approved under the government's Priority Schools Building Programme. The investment of approx. £22m will provide a high quality education environment for around 1420 pupils.

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Annual remembrance ceremonies

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Portsmouth's annual acts of remembrance will start with the marking of Armistice Day with a service at the Cenotaph, next to the Guildhall, on Saturday 11th November. The service will start at 10.50am, and will include a two-minute silence as well as a selection of readings, poems and prayers, and a bugler playing the Last Post. 
Veterans will be joined by representatives from across the local community, led by the Lord Mayor, Cllr Ken Ellcome, armed forces and youth organisations.

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Portsmouth graduate wins Student of the Year award

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Dental student shortlisted webA University of Portsmouth dental hygiene therapist has won the first national Student of the Year award for excelling in her studies.

Madeleine Pearce, 21, graduated in 2017 and now works as a dental hygienist and therapist at the Market Place Dental Practice in Devizes, where she comes from.

She was awarded the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT) and Henry Schein first national award.

For many years, BSDHT has sponsored a prize for all UK hygiene and therapy schools to be awarded to the student who had excelled in their studies, but this is the first time the winners from each school were eligible for the national award.

Madeleine was chosen for demonstrating exceptionally high standards throughout her studies and for going above and beyond in furthering the profile of the profession.

Madeleine said: “I was very surprised and honoured to receive the award and cannot express my gratitude enough for the support from the University’s Dental Academy over the last three years. My research that contributed to the award was a literature review on whether humans are capable of continuous tooth regeneration.”

Dr Jo-Anne Taylor, dentist and clinical teaching fellow at the University of Portsmouth’s Dental Academy, nominated Madeline.

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Unloc Enterprise Academy Opens Young Innovators Hub in Portsmouth

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Unloc YIHThe Unloc Enterprise Academy, a programme of Social Enterprise Unloc , is to launch a co-working space for young people aged 16-20 in the Portsmouth area to further support entrepreneurship within the city. Its mission is to support and incubate young people running start up businesses, charities and community projects in Portsmouth. The centre has 8 hot-desking spaces, a large collapsible conference room space and two meeting pods as well as up to date technology including high spec computers and 3D printers.

Unloc’s Managing Director, Hayden Taylor stated; “The initiative is to further encourage entrepreneurship in Portsmouth for students and young adults. All members of the hub are able to make full use of the phones, printers, meeting spaces and hot desking spaces to work on their business, charity or community projects. Along with the use of all the facilities in the hub, young people will be able to work within an environment that lends support and advice for all.”

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Emirates Spinnaker Tower scoops third place in vote to find UK’s most stunning view

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A floor-to-ceiling window inside the Emirates Spinnaker Tower has been voted the third best view in the country, narrowly missing out on the top spot in this year’s MyGlazing.com Window with a View competition.

Receiving hundreds of votes from the public, the floor-to-ceiling window in the Sky Deck of the Emirates Spinnaker Tower, 170 metres above Portsmouth Harbour, has panoramic views stretching down the South coast for up to 23 miles.

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