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Portsmouth in top 10 for most popular city

According to a recent survey by YouGov, Portsmouth has been ranked one of the top 10 cities in the UK. Popularity is defined as the percentage of people who have …

May 8, 2024
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Portsmouth Pop Up shop to support business growth

In response to growing demand for business premises in Portsmouth, the council in partnership with Cascades and Flude have opened applications for a Portsmouth Pop Up shop scheme.  This scheme …

November 28, 2023
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Businesses urged to consider installing male sanitary bins

Council group leaders are backing a call for Portsmouth businesses to consider installing male sanitary bins in their toilet facilities. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. 1 …

November 15, 2023
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Announcing a bumper magic Christmas in Portsmouth

The countdown to Christmas in Portsmouth’s main shopping areas will be officially marked with a range of magical events from Christmas Lights Switch On Parties, Christmas markets, a Victorian Christmas, …

November 1, 2023
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Powering ahead to promote Portsmouth’s small businesses

Supporting Portsmouth’s small businesses by providing lower rents for office space and the chance to share ideas with like-minded firms forms a major pillar of Portsmouth’s plan to help drive …

August 1, 2023
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Portsmouth is the top choice for growing paper and printing businesses.

Graphics supply company G3S Group Limited, has relocated its head office and nine of its businesses from across the UK to Portsmouth. The company has moved into its new manufacturing …

June 1, 2023
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Behind the scenes with Portsmouth’s DVMISSION

Portsmouth’s DVMISSION has been running film challenges in the city for 18 years. This challenge is a fun event but also a vital skills development opportunity for filmmakers, project managers …

February 14, 2023
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Building surveyor apprentices share their stories

As part of Apprenticeship Week 2023 we are delighted to share a few words from the building services apprentices here at the council.  They talk about what it is like …

February 3, 2023
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A new lease of life for the historic Brewery House in Hambrook Street

Brewery House, originally Long & Co’s Brewery bottling store in Southsea, celebrates its ‘topping out’ milestone last week as construction has reached its highest point. This locally-listed building is being restored …

December 13, 2022
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New Solent Freeport units out of the ground at Dunsbury Park

Three new state-of-the-art industrial and manufacturing units are out of the ground at Portsmouth City Council-owned Dunsbury Park with frames up, cladding and fit out underway. Totalling 77,000 sq ft …

December 7, 2022
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CityFibre network rollout to bring major economic boost to Portsmouth

A new report commissioned by CityFibre, the UK’s largest independent full fibre platform, has identified that Portsmouth and Havant stand to be huge beneficiaries from the rollout of future-proof infrastructure …

November 29, 2022
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High street Christmas campaign partners with We Stand Together

The council’s 2022 Christmas campaign to support local high street businesses has partnered with the We Stand Together project to provide a supportive environment for those who have experienced sexual …

November 10, 2022
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Portsmouth company wins third Queens Award for Enterprise

Auto Integrate, a Portsmouth based company located at Lakeside North Harbour,  has received its third Queen’s Award for Enterprise, securing the award for International Trade for outstanding growth over three …

November 1, 2022
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We Shine Portsmouth Art and Light Festival returns

Witness Portsmouth shine once again this Winter. Following a successful launch last year, Portsmouth Creates is bringing back the popular event We Shine from Thursday 17th – Saturday 19th November …

October 12, 2022
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Planning application submitted for city centre north regeneration

An outline planning application for the regeneration of Portsmouth’s City Centre North has been submitted. The proposals include new homes, a large public green space alongside space for new community …

August 31, 2022
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Portsmouth green spaces keep up winning record

Three of Portsmouth’s much-loved open green spaces have picked up top awards once more. Green Flag awards, given annually by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, have again gone to Southsea …

July 27, 2022
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Portsmouth Distillery Co. at Southsea Food Festival

The Portsmouth Distillery Co. will be showcasing their first rum, an authentically aged expression 1812 3 year Old Rum at Southsea Food Festival 22. Hear what their operations director had …

July 11, 2022
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New £7m Centre for Creative and Immersive Extended Reality opens

The University of Portsmouth’s new £7 million Centre for Creative and Immersive Extended Reality (CCIXR) opened last week and is the UK’s first purpose-built facility to bring together a whole …

May 11, 2022
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Victorious Festival generated £15.5m for Portsmouth’s economy

A report, by Bluegrass Research, shows that the 2021 edition of the Victorious Festival, held on Southsea Common, had an economic impact of £15,525,675.  This represents an impressive 24 per …

March 2, 2022
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Major land purchase in city centre for council’s regeneration plans

The former Tricorn site in City Centre North has been purchased by Portsmouth City Council, supporting regeneration of the area. Real estate investment and development advisor, Delancey previously owned a …

February 2, 2022
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Crowdfund CIL Transformation funding supports community projects

Cumberland Infant School in Portsmouth have received a funding boost from Portsmouth City Council’s Crowdfund CIL Transformation Fund to reach their target to fund their Community Wilding Project. The Southsea …

January 12, 2022
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Ofsted Success for Portsmouth Schools

91% of Portsmouth schools are now rated as Good or Outstanding by Ofsted making Portsmouth schools now above the national average.  The good news from Ofsted came at the end …

December 22, 2021
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WATCH VIDEO: ‘This is really emotional’ – former residents watch crane lift first panel from Somerstown tower block

[arve url=”″ title=”WATCH VIDEO: ‘This is really emotional’ – former residents watch crane lift first panel from Somerstown tower block” loop=”no” muted=”no” /]   Tearful former residents of Horatia House …

December 6, 2021
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Portsmouth tops poll for shopper spend since April

New data from Dojo has revealed the UK’s spending habits following restrictions being lifted on April 12. The data suggests that Portsmouth claims the top spot for consumer spending in …

June 9, 2021
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Brits drawn to ‘dynamic and vibrant’ Portsmouth

According to an article in The News, thousands of people have moved from areas across the south to live in Portsmouth. Whether they moved for work opportunities, vibrant culture, a …

March 26, 2021
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New small business charter award for Portsmouth Business School

Congratulations to the University of Portsmouth Business School which has retained its Small Business Charter Award in recognition of its work to support students, small businesses and the local economy. …

March 17, 2021
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Yacht Racing Forum 2020 destined for Portsmouth Harbour, United Kingdom

The Yacht Racing Forum will take place for the first time in the United Kingdom, on 23 – 24 November 2020. The event will be based around Portsmouth Harbour, with …

February 6, 2020
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Portsmouth to launch crowdfunding platform to support local businesses

A new Portsmouth crowdfunding platform is being launched by Portsmouth City Council which will enable local businesses and social enterprises to raise money to help their business to grow and …

November 9, 2019
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Small businesses needed for Small Business Saturday

Small businesses in the city are being encouraged by Portsmouth City Council to take part in the annual Small Business Saturday event, which is taking place on Saturday 7 December …

November 8, 2019
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