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Cyclist in hospital after crash with skip lorry

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious collision in Portsmouth which left a man in hospital.

Shortly after 4pm today, officers were called to Northern Parade, at the junction with Hilsea Crescent, following a collision between a skip lorry and a pedal cyclist.

The cyclist, a 47-year-old man from Fareham, suffered life-changing injuries and was taken to Southampton General Hospital for treatment where he remains at this time.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision, and are particularly keen to obtain any dash cam footage from vehicles which may have been in the area during and immediately before the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting 44170413847, or call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Hundreds attend Portsmouth Pride parade

Portsmouth Pride parade takes place through Southsea

Hundreds of people have attended the Portsmouth Pride rally in Southsea today. This is the third time that the event has come to the city. It has been organised by a committee of local volunteers who say the event is not just for the LGBTQ plus community, but a chance for everybody to get together in a celebration of unity in a safe space. Sally Simmonds sent this report from the seafront in Portsmouth.

HMS Queen Elizabeth to dock in Portsmouth on Wednesday

HMS Queen Elizabeth is expected to arrive in Portsmouth on Wednesday morning Credit: Royal Navy

The UK's newest aircraft carrier will arrive in her home dock in Hampshire on Wednesday after completing the latest round of sea trials, the Royal Navy has confirmed.

The £3 billion HMS Queen Elizabeth is expected to arrive in Portsmouth on Wednesday morning, two days earlier than previously expected, after weather conditions had formerly prevented the exact date from being set.

The 65,000-tonne carrier, the largest warship ever to be built in Britain, is expected to be the Navy's flagship craft for at least 50 years.

HMS Queen Elizabeth is expected to arrive in Portsmouth on Wednesday morning Credit: Royal Navy

The 280-metre vessel was previously forecast to reach its base between August 17-22, after setting out from Scotland's Rosyth dockyard in June. More than 60 Royal Navy sailors and Royal Marines took part in a training exercise aboard the American USS George HW Bush earlier this month, in preparation for the ship's entry into service.

The carrier will remain without aircraft until flying trials are conducted in the United States next year, with 10 F-35 Lightning II jets and 120 aircrew expected to take part.

Preparations for the ship's arrival, along with her 700 staff, saw more than 3.2 million cubic metres of sediment removed from Portsmouth harbour to enable her to reach her future docking at Portsmouth Naval Base.

HMS Queen Elizabeth is expected to arrive in Portsmouth on Wednesday morning Credit: Royal Navy

In a statement on August 7, Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon heralded the HMS Queen Elizabeth's impending arrival, and declared that she would be deployed "across the seven seas, using her strike power to deter our enemies".

Sir Michael visited the craft for the first time in July, when he hailed the return of "big decks and fast jets", and described the large-scale engineering project as "great for British industry".

The warship is expected to arrive in Portsmouth shortly after 7am on Wednesday, where it will become the latest in a long line of prestigious ships to be docked in the port.

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