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D-Day piper's son plays for British and US veterans

The son of D-Day piper Bill Millin has played a replica version of his father's bagpipes for British and US veterans commemorating the anniversary of the Normandy landings in Portsmouth today.

John Millin, the son of Bill Millin, plays replica version of his father's pipes which led the troops to war. Credit: ITV News/Nicky Russell-Smith

John Millin's father was 21 when he was ordered by his commanding officer Lord Lovat to play the bagpipes as his comrades came under fire at Normandy, on June 6, 1944.

British and US veterans pay a visit to Portsmouth's historic dockyard today.
British and US veterans pay a visit to Portsmouth's historic dockyard today. Credit: ITV News/Nicky Russell-Smith

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Man arrested after 50 cars damaged through the night

The vehicles were parked in Watts Road, Turner Road and Wingfield Street in Portsmouth. Credit: Google Maps

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 crews contain blaze at Portsmouth Dockyard

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.

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Hundreds protest over BAE shipyard job cuts

Around 200 people joined a rally to protest BAE's announcement that it is to stop shipbuilding in Portsmouth.

Demonstarors at a rally in Portsmouth city centre supporting the 940 BAE workers who are to lose their job at the city's shipyard.
Demonstarors at a rally in Portsmouth city centre supporting the 940 BAE workers who are to lose their job at the city's shipyard. Credit: PA

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.

Read: How will Portsmouth cope with the loss of jobs?

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Repeat parking offender's car taken after £18k fine

A persistent parking offender has had their car seized and impounded after racking up £18,000 in unpaid parking fines.

Peugeot 306 being seized as the driver of the car incurred 220 parking tickets and failed to pay the fines. Credit: Portsmouth City Council/PA Wire

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."

Footballer faces questions after car hits pedestrian

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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