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BAE Systems secure £270m contract

December 15, 2014 by admin

Having taken a pounding of late Portsmouth’s maritime and boat building industry received some much needed good news today. A 3270m contract to build Royal Navy torpedoes has been secured which will guarantee 100 new jobs.

Portsmouth Northern Quarter development moving forwards

October 30, 2014 by admin

Last year a consultation process was held regarding the redevelopment of Portsmouth’s former Tricorn site. Plans about the transformation have been discussed for almost 10 years with plenty of enthusiasm for the project – a new leisure and shopping complex would be welcome.

Bike retailer to move its distribution premises

September 16, 2014 by admin

Wiggle have been part of the Portsmouth business scene for many years – growing exponentially the company continues to be extremely successful. Based in Portsmouth’s North Harbour, the online bike retailer has confirmed it’ll be moving its distribution centre to Bilston in the West Midlands.

Southsea’s Plamerston Road to be opened for one way traffic

August 20, 2014 by admin

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.

M27 work starts today to ease congestion

August 4, 2014 by admin

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.

7.5m government investment for Portsmouth America’s Cup bas

July 1, 2014 by Tez

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'.

100 Portsmouth shipbuilding jobs safeguarded after MOD £70m deal

June 23, 2014 by Tez

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.

Big support for Ainslie in Portsmouth

June 17, 2014 by Tez

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.

80 to lose jobs at Hadley Shopfitters

May 28, 2014 by Tez

One of Portsmouth’s longest standing businesses, Hadley Shopfitters, has announced it will be making 80 of its staff redundant. Having traded for more than 90 years, and with contracts with John Lewis and Harvey Nichols, the company has decided to axe jobs.

Two young apprentices and staff members were called into the companies head office where the news was broken yesterday.

Ice research ship lifeline for Portsmouth shipbuilding?

May 1, 2014 by Tez

Portsmouth’s shipbuilding industry has been taking a battering of late. Ever since BAE Sytems confirmed the axing of jobs in 2013, and moving operations to Scotland, the city has been on tenterhooks and desperate to secure commercial contracts.

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