More rubbish for City Streets

An extra 1,250 sofas, mattresses and fridges may soon be dumped on city streets.

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Council "steals" £50,000 from local charities

Local charities like the Hampshire Air Ambulance and the Salvation Army used to have their own clothes banks around the city. A few years ago the City Council brought all those clothes banks together in one contract, but agreed to give the profits to local charities who had lost their own cloth...

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£30 to park this year, £60 next year? £100 the year after?

  Everyone knows that once the council starts charging for something then the charges just go up and up.  The Conservative/Labour/UKIP-run Council plans to charge local people in Residents Parking Zones to park outside their own homes.

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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.