The historic naval city and surrounding area has become vulnerable to big shocks like this and the prospect of new jobs is far from certain.
The number of job losses announced this week in the defence industry could be higher than first reports have suggested.
A teenager received torrents of Twitter abuse from jealous Justin Bieber fans after the Canadian superstar retweeted the girl's compliment.
A man has been arrested after more than 50 cars were damaged overnight in Portsmouth, with many having their tyres slashed.
Hampshire Police said officers had been "working hard all day" following the damage, which they said occurred between midnight and 7am today, before holding a 31-year-old from the city.
Officers, though, will be patrolling the streets where the attacks took place again tonight.
Fire fighters attended a blaze in Portsmouth's Naval Dockyard this evening. Ten fire crews from Hampshire Fire & Rescue have managed to contain the fire, the emergency service reported.
10 fire crews contain a fire at Portsmouth Dockyard. The fire was in the roof and 1st f;loor of a 2-storey building. http://t.co/LwcJ8vl8qf
Around 200 people joined a rally to protest BAE's announcement that it is to stop shipbuilding in Portsmouth.
Many demonstrators carried placards to support workers at the shipyard, where 940 jobs are expected to go if BAE goes ahead with the proposed closure of the site next year.
A persistent parking offender has had their car seized and impounded after racking up £18,000 in unpaid parking fines.
Portsmouth City Council took the action after the driver of the Peugeot 306 incurred 220 parking tickets and failed to pay the fines.
Despite repeated efforts from the council and contracted bailiffs to contact the owner, the car was finally clamped and seized from Somerset Road in Portsmouth, Hampshire.
Councillor Jason Fazackarley said: "This is an extreme case which is why we have taken the necessary action to seize the vehicle after a blatant disregard by the owner.
"In addition to seizing the vehicle we will pursue legal action to recover the outstanding debt owned."
Premier League footballer Scott Allan is facing police questions after his car collided with a pedestrian who was left critically injured.
The incident occurred on Friday evening in Portsmouth, where the 20-year-old West Bromwich Albion midfielder is playing on loan.
Allan was uninjured in the collision and played in the FA Cup first round the following day.
The 53-year-old pedestrian was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham before being transferred to Southampton General Hospital where he remains.
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