Berth of a new era as ceremonial name announced

Portsmouth International Port’s recently extended berth is to be given the ceremonial name of ‘The Ayrton Berth’, after the British engineer, mathematician, physicist, suffragette and inventor Hertha Ayrton, who was born in Portsmouth. Completion of the port’s multi-million pound berth extension, undertaken during a period of significant challenge, means the port can now manage larger […]

Portsmouth residents asked for budget views

Portsmouth residents are being asked to help shape the city’s budget strategy for future years. Portsmouth City Council has launched a budget consultation to help inform difficult decisions it will have to make to save £1m a year starting from April 2022. Like all councils, Portsmouth is facing costs and increases in demand for care […]

Apprentice chefs Ketan and Jack on track for a career in catering

  With so much talk about the hospitality industry struggling to fill thousands of jobs, the Queens Hotel is delighted to welcome apprentices Ketan Dixon-Whiteaway and Jack Breach to the kitchen team. The youngsters are being supported on their career path thanks to a new apprenticeship programme being offered at the Queens Hotel.   General […]

Stunning £1m T Level facilities open at HSDC South Downs

Stunning new facilities will set HSDC T Level students on the path towards their futures by providing realistic environments to learn in. A revamped set of classrooms has been unveiled ready for the start of the new year so that Health & Nursing, Medical & Healthcare Science and Laboratory Science T Level students can receive […]

Local businesses unite to ‘Explore Your Future’ and inspire Portsmouth’s Young People

With the launch of Explore Your Future in March, local businesses have joined Shaping Portsmouth to inspire Portsmouth’s young people aged 14-19 through the real-life experiences of a diverse pool of role models. The programme is part of Shaping Portsmouth’s renewed education strategy and focus on supporting schools and their young people to explore the […]

Two-thirds of Portsmouth now part of food waste recycling trial

Tens of thousands of Portsmouth homes are to join the city’s food waste recycling trial from next week. Portsmouth residents will receive from this week their deliveries of food caddies to start participating in the city’s third and fourth phases of food waste recycling trial. The rounds will be introduced on a phased basis to […]

Have your say on the new draft Portsmouth Local Plan

A new draft local plan for the city has been created by Portsmouth City Council who are now inviting residents to read the plan and give their feedback in a public consultation running until 31 October 2021. The Portsmouth Local Plan is a plan for the whole city for the next fifteen years. It sets […]

Portsmouth-based charity URBOND announces its annual Charity Ball & Auction

The annual URBOND Charity Ball & Auction is a black-tie fundraising event being held on November 6th 2021 at the Marriott Hotel, Portsmouth. The event will celebrate the outstanding work of its volunteers and promote racial harmony, equality and diversity, both within the Portsmouth community and in areas where the charity operates overseas. Charity CEO […]

Wightlink celebrates the return of the Isle of Wight Festival

  It was all hands on deck at Wightlink Ferries as many thousands of music lovers boarded ferries to cross the Solent and enjoy three days of live music at the Isle of Wight Festival. The much-loved annual event was cancelled in 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic and then postponed from its usual June […]

Abri’s success at Victorious Festival

Abri’s Employment Service engaged with 34 people through their Abri Work Academy (AWA), resulting in 30 jobs across the weekend. This included a group of Sudanese young people and many from disadvantaged backgrounds. AWA’s see them working in partnership with employers across a range of sectors including sales, customer service, care, construction, and events to […]