1800 jobs will be cut in shipyards operated by BAE Systems across England and Wales, bringing shipbuilding in Portsmouth to an end.
Unions are to meet defence giant BAe Systems to discuss the future of the firm's three shipyards amid a review of its business.
Nick Clegg has said the Lib Dem MP for Portsmouth South could be suspended from the party over "very serious" allegations of sexual assault.
There have been reports of a serious incident in the Southsea area of Portsmouth.
Video. HMS Dragon coming into Portsmouth as family and friends wait for them.
Video. William Hughes seeing his daughter Evie and fiance Rachel for the first time in 7 months.
HMS Dragon has returned home after eight months of operations in the Indian Ocean and Mediteranean.
Her main task was ensuring maritime security and to counter piracy controls.
The ship fired a seventeen gun salute as she approached the harbour to mark her return.
Family and friends of those aboard the ship welcomed them home with cheers, banners and a marching band.
The Anglican Bishop of Portsmouth has welcomed yesterday’s vote which could pave the way for the first women to become Church of England bishops.
The Rt Rev Christopher Foster was one of eight representatives from the Diocese of Portsmouth on the Church of England’s General Synod, which voted overwhelmingly for a package of measures as the next steps to enable women to become bishops.
The General Synod voted by 378 to eight in favour of proposals outlining the Draft Legislation of Women in the Episcopate. The proposals included a simple piece of legislation allowing women to become bishops and archbishops, and a way of resolving any future disputes over the arrangements.
– Rt Rev Christopher Foster
I'm delighted at the overwhelming support that the Church of England’s General Synod gave to proposals that could mean the first women bishops are appointed much sooner than was previously thought.
More than twenty five off-licences and stores in Portsmouth have signed up to a new scheme to help cut excessive drinking.
Shops are being asked to stop selling any beer or cider over 6.5% in volume, not including premium products.
Dr Andrew Mortimore, Interim Director of Public Health, said, "It is estimated that alcohol misuse costs the NHS, criminal justice service and employers £74 million annually in Portsmouth.
A significant part of this can be attributed to the availability of "super-strength" alcohol. Also, Portsmouth's hospital admissions due to alcohol are above the average for the UK."
Portsmouth City Council is fighting to keep shipbuilding in the city by backing an online petition.
BAE Systems announced the end of shipbuilding in Portsmouth with the loss of 940 jobs. Protestors say another 2,000 jobs in the area could be lost from suppliers who are dependent on the shipyard.
Cllr Vernon-Jackson is forming a task group to tackle the consequences of the shipbuilding decision, and local leaders have also asked for government support for this.
– Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Leader of the Council
I talked to Dr Cable about the shipyard issue and what we can do to try to protect jobs. One idea I want the government to consider is that one of the Royal Navy's three new offshore patrol vessels could be built in Portsmouth.
Portsmouth City Council’s has postponed a decision on whether MP Mike Hancock breached its code of conduct over an alleged sexual assault on a woman.
The delay is as a result of concern over inconsistent decisions relating to the case by the council and the High Court who is also investigating the case.
The council received legal advice that the sub-committee, who are investigating the case, had no powers to compel witnesses to provide statements or give evidence under oath unlike the High Court.
Britain is extending its support to the aid operation in the Philippines following the devastating impact of Typhoon Haiyan. Leading UK efforts is HMS Daring from Portsmouth. Commanding Officer, Angus Essenhigh, explains to ITV Meridian what they hope to achieve.