A downturn in trade has seen the approval of Palmerstone Road, Southsea (Portsmouth) to be opened to one way traffic from the seafront. Approval by Portsmouth City Council has been met with praise and criticism. Pubs in the area suggest the move will deter pedestrians from stopping there.
An original part of Sainsbury’s Basingstoke depot recently underwent the final stages of demolition to make way for a new modernised facility that is costing the supermarket giant £100million.
In a bid to reduce congestion on the M27 major work starts today commencing with upgrades to junctions three and five. As part of a government backed £317m scheme additional lanes will be added to some approach roads and roundabouts with new traffic signals installed.
Carnival UK’s headquarters were paid a visit by Chancellor George Osborne today who was in the city to promote and brief staff on radical new reforms to pensions. The changes are set to be the biggest for 100 years with people being able to take cash out of their ‘pots’ to cover care costs along with other vital needs.
Hampshire’s economy is set to receive a huge £350m boost after The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership secured £124m of government money. This cash injection aims to create new homes and revitalise the economy by providing thousands of new jobs.
David Cameron announced today that Ben Ainslie’s proposed Portsmouth America’s Cup base will receive 7.5m of government funds to help get the project 'off to a flying start'.
The MOD has struck a £70m deal that safeguards 100 Portsmouth shipbuilding jobs with BAE Systems. After months of turmoil and uncertainty about the cities future within the industry this is good news and will see a two year contract round off construction of six new Type 45 destroyers.
Despite announcing 2600 job losses supermarket giant Morrisons have vowed to carry on with two new Southampton supermarket developments.
Plenty of supporters turned out for last night’s meeting with legendary Olympic sailor Ben Ainslie as he outlined plans for his bid to bring the Brit America’s Cup base to Old Portsmouth. The meeting took place at Portsmouth Cathedral where champions to the cause rallied round to make their feelings known.
A meeting set to take place at Portsmouth City Cathedral tomorrow to discuss how Olympic sailor Ben Ainslie can bring his America’s Cup Sailing Team to the city is still due to go ahead. A number of objections from residents have cropped up regarding the site in Old Portsmouth and this is a chance to get concerns out into the open.