Portsmouth Museum visitor numbers rose under Lib Dems

Recently released figures show a significant increase in visits to City Council Museums for the year 2013/14 when the City was run by the Liberal Democrats.  

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New Southsea Beach Cafe hits seafront spot

The new Southsea Beach Cafe is proving to be a big success. This quality venue serves delicious breakfasts, brunches, evening meals, cakes, snacks and beverages all day, much of it sourced from local producers. It is one of seven new seafront venues created under the Lib Dems successful Seafron...

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Cafe 'Greens' and tennis brings jobs and new life to Canoe Lake

Year after year the popular grass tennis courts at Canoe Lake looked like they might close due to cuts by Whitehall politicians; so local Lib Dems set out to find a better and more sustainable way to keep them open, make improvements and deliver a new smart healthy foods cafe that Southsea Cano...

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Shock as Scrooge-like UKIP, Labour & Tories vote to pinch Portsmouth charity clothes banks cash

Shock as Scrooge-like UKIP, Labour & Tories vote to pinch Portsmouth charity clothes banks cash

'Charity starts at home' as the saying goes, but nothing could be further from this at Portsmouth City Council's meeting last night. As Christmas approaches, Councillors from all parties gathered to consider plans to budget for running the city next year, but one miserly proposal from the Conservatives stood out from the many mean cuts. They ganged-up to cream-off charity cash!

6610 new apprenticeships in Portsmouth since 2010

6610 new apprenticeships in Portsmouth since 2010

Liberal Democrats have helped 1.8 million apprentices start training since 2010. That's the biggest expansion in apprentices since the 1950s. All young people should have the opportunity to get on in life, and apprenticeships are a great way to achieve that.

Lib Dems work to secure £1.7 million for local schools

Lib Dems work to secure £1.7 million for local schools

When the Lib Dems were running the City, they allocated £1.2 million to Goldsmith Infant School and Brambles Nursery to meet the increasing need for more school and nursery places. This money, plus some from the Government, and a contribution from the school, created a total of £1.5 million for improvements. However, professionals calculate another £209,000 is now needed to make up a shortfall in monies for the planned works.