First Canadian trade mission “just the beginning”

Around 100 businesses from the Portsmouth area and Nova Scotia, Canada, attended a free mission last month that detailed a new investment, trade and educational relationship between Portsmouth and Halifax, our potential ‘sister’ city in Canada. The event saw a variety of businesses and entrepreneurs attending to find out more about the links between Portsmouth […]

Donations help kids learn at home

Manor Infant School is the first school to benefit from a new scheme to help Portsmouth children whose families can’t afford the technology they need for learning at home. Shaping Portsmouth’s Bridging the Digital Divide scheme was created to provide children with the tech they need if schools are closed, and to help with homework […]

Reading Friends comes to Portsmouth

An opportunity to connect people, especially those who might be isolated or missing seeing friends, is now available in Portsmouth. Reading Friends is a programme aimed at people who enjoy talking about books and would like to make new friends in lockdown. Reading Friends can be accessed via The Library Service. Reading Friends is a […]

Special online class for embroidery enthusiasts

The D-Day Story museum in Portsmouth has teamed up with the Royal School of Needlework to offer some very special embroidery classes online. The D-Day Story museum in Portsmouth has teamed up with the Royal School of Needlework to offer some very special embroidery classes online. The classes are accessible to anyone and each attendee […]

Businesses Inspire the Next Generation

Get Inspired Portsmouth Goes Virtual gives local companies the unique opportunity to engage with 100’s of young people, helping them find out about the companies and understand the future jobs available. It is an interactive event for young people to discover the different careers on their doorstep they may never have heard off. EBP South […]

Portsmouth City Council’s Rapid Community Testing Now Expanding

The City Council’s community testing programme operating at the Guildhall, initially for critical workers, is now available to all Portsmouth’s workers who cannot work from home. Cllr Matthew Winnington, Portsmouth City Council’s Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing and Social Care says: “Testing, tracing and isolating limits transmission of COVID-19 and is vital in our fight […]

Portico put pen to paper on lease extension deal

Portico, the deep water cargo terminal and customs agency based at Portsmouth International Port, have agreed a significant lease extension with Portsmouth City Council. Building on the move to new landmark headquarters last summer, Portico have now extended their lease with Portsmouth City Council for a further 34 years. This lease gives Portico a distinct […]

Online event for residents to ask questions about COVID-19

Portsmouth City Council and The Portsmouth News are hosting an online event for residents to ask questions about COVID-19. A panel of experts – including Helen Atkinson, Director of Public Health, Angela Anderson, Clinical Director for the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme at Solent NHS Trust, local GP Dr Abu Mohammed, Cllr Matthew Winnington and Superintendent Clare […]

Survey will capture opinions on e-scooters

People in Portsmouth are being asked to share their views on e-scooters, as an opinion survey has launched. The survey comes ahead of Portsmouth City Council’s trial of rental e-scooters set to launch next month in the city. The council, working with Solent Transport and scooter operator, Voi Technology, is one of a number of […]

Hampshire Chamber of Commerce need your help with their Green Talent project

Hampshire Chamber of Commerce and its partners are placing Green Innovation high up on the agenda in 2021. They are working with a range of partners in the UK and France to develop the ‘Green Talent’ project bid to the Interreg Channel programme, and they would appreciate your help. As part of the bid they need […]