Study suggests reforms to prevent bribery and corruption at major sporting events

Bribery and corruption at huge sporting events – such as the Olympics, World Cups and UEFA club competition finals – can and must be prevented, a new paper from the University of Portsmouth argues. Sporting events are often accompanied by allegations of bribery and corruption, including abuse of power, embezzlement, fraud and vote-rigging, but with […]

Council resolving bin collection staff issues

It is hoped disruption to bin collections in Portsmouth will end this month following the recruitment of four new HGV drivers. HGV drivers are in short supply nationally and bin collections across the country have also been affected by staff having to self-isolate by either having COVID-19 or being a close contact of someone who […]

Seafront trail set to create family fun and business boost

It’s hoped a new family fun trail on Southsea seafront will provide a boost to local businesses. Children can take part in the free activity by simply collecting a leaflet and adding stickers to their map as they spot various landmarks. The leaflets are available from information points at Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery, The […]

Portsmouth International Port responds to removal of quarantine requirements for arrivals from France

  Following the government’s announcement on Wednesday that fully vaccinated holidaymakers returning from France no longer need to quarantine, Andrew Williamson, passenger operations manager at Portsmouth International Port said: “Today’s announcement that quarantine restrictions will be dropped from 4am on Sunday 8 August for arrivals from France, who have had both vaccinations, is welcome news […]

Council Leader highlights Aquind national security concerns to government

The Leader of Portsmouth City Council, Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, has on 4th August 2021 written to the Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, to highlight Aquind Interconnector national security concerns. Dear Secretary of State, I understand that the Planning Inspector’s report on the Aquind Interconnector, which is […]

Cameras being installed for Portsmouth Clean Air Zone

Residents will start to see cameras being installed within Portsmouth’s government mandated Clean Air Zone (CAZ) from 1 August, ahead of it going live in November. The CAZ is being introduced in the city to address harmful levels of air pollution. Portsmouth City Council is working with contractors Colas and telecoms company Siemens to start […]

Portsmouth to host biggest angling event in the history of the UK

Portsmouth will become the ‘angling centre of the UK’ as it hosts an international sea fishing contest attracting hundreds of anglers to the Solent in 2022. The city has been announced as the official home of the Sea Angling Classic – and it is hoped that hundreds of people will be drawn to Portsmouth for the […]

Small firms call for better access to support and advice

  The Government’s flagship levelling-up agenda will fall short of improving regional economies unless more is done to bolster business support for smaller firms, according to a new report from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). Small businesses are more geographically spread than big companies, and in every single local community.  This means they are […]

Be a neighbourhood champion and raise funds for your community

  Do you want to help make Portsmouth a great place to live, work and play? People with an idea to improve their local community can raise money to make changes with the support of Portsmouth City Council. The council is looking for ‘neighbourhood champions’ – people and community groups who can see ways to […]