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It was a momentous return home for sailing legend Alex Thomson as hundreds of people lined the shore to welcome him back on Saturday.

It was a momentous return home for sailing legend Alex Thomson as hundreds of people lined the shore to welcome him back on Saturday.

Families and sailing enthusiasts braced the chilly weather to see the Gosport sailor with the Round Tower in Portsmouth, Gosport ferry pontoon and the Falkland Gardens filled with cheering fans. More than 30 boa...

60 Years of Sultan

They've played a pivotal role in the life of Gosport for 60 years and, on Wednesday, the sailors of HMS Sultan exercised their right to celebrate the occasion by a ceremonial march through the town as Freemen of the Borough. The milestone anniversary drew thousands of spectators onto the streets as civic and Royal Navy dignitaries took the salute.

Gosport Town Centre Colouring Competition

MAYOR CONGRATULATES WINNERS OF COMPETITION

The Mayor and Mayoress of Gosport, Councillor Keith and Mrs June Farr, visited the Gosport Discovery Centre on Saturday to present the winners of the recently held Gosport Town Centre ‘Summer Colouring Competition’, with their prizes.

The ages of those taking part in the competition ranged from 3 – 13...

Accountancy to help small businesses

BUSINESSWOMAN Lynn Adams-Ahern, an accountant with more than 30 years’ experience, has launched a new TaxAssist Accountants practice covering Fareham, Gosport, Lee-on-the-Solent, and the surrounding areas.

Her first shop-front office has opened its doors in South Street, Gosport.

She said she wanted the shop to provide a friendly and approach...

In the Market for Advice?

On Saturday 16 May a Gruffalo, Minion, Barney and a Dalek were in Gosport High Street entertaining local people - who were finding out about the range of advice and support services and also the volunteer opportunities that are available in Gosport.

Gosport Advice and Information Network (GAIN) is an innovative Big Lottery funded project, they org...

Gosport Post Office Opening Ceremony

New modern premises have opened at 51-52 High Street with the addition of a WHSmith Local store.

The occasion also marked the official unveiling of the Gosport War Memorial, which used to be at the former post office at 136 High Street. It is in memory of those who served in the First World War and lists the names of 34 local servicemen who fought...

Gosport firm enjoys sweet success at Brit Awards build-up bash

POP stars enjoyed a tasty treat whipped up by a Gosport firm after it was chosen to cater for an awards night.Karen Hemmings, 52, and her colleague Jenny McKay, 28, rubbed shoulders with celebrities including Pixie Lott, Little Mix and Naughty Boy at the pre-Brit Awards party last Thursday.‘We were very pleased to be booked for the pre-Brit Awards...

Specsavers donate hi-viz vests to children on football team

An opticians store has helped pupils stay safe at night.

Specsavers in High Street, Gosport, has donated 20 high-visibility vests to children who play for Gosport Football Club.

The store wanted to promote night-time safety as the evenings get dark early and some football games kick off after school.

Specsavers store director Philippe Brogan sai...

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday exists to support, inspire and promote small businesses on the 6th December and beyond

Shop local, Source local for local benefits.

Local residents are being encouraged to shop local and businesses to source local both on Small Business Saturday (6th December) and at other times to help local businesses, the local econ...

Christmas Lights Switched On in Gosport

HUNDREDS of people took to the streets of Gosport to get into the season of goodwill.Screaming teenage girls had waited from 1pm to see Brooks twins from the X Factor talent show in GosportJosh and Kyle, both 15, were on the stage for the lights switch-on in the evening on Saturday.Kaitlyn Pugh, 16, from Elson Road, Gosport, was one of the fans at...

Twin duo switch on Gosport lights

X Factor stars the Brooks twins are set to turn on a towns Christmas lights. Josh and Kyle from the ITV show will be in Gosport to switch on the lights at 5.30pm on Saturday.

The build up will feature a lantern parade and will be presented by Wave 105's Rick Jackson.

Kyle 15 said 'we cant wait to visit Gosport, we are always excited when we have...

MP visits hub offering help

MP visits hub offering help

A Centre which helps people through difficult times was visited by an MP.

Caroline Dinenage, Gosport MP, went to the Centrepeace Hub to learn more about the work they do.

The centre, on High Street, Gosport, is run by volunteers from the church community who offer a listening ear to those who feel that they cannot tal...

Family Cafe Opens - Tinker's Tea Rooms

Katrina Ingles and her mum Irene have opened Tinker’s Tea Rooms in Gosport High Street – breathing life back into an old casino that was empty for five years.The pair applied for the cash from Gosport’s council and the Town Team, which aims to rejuvenate the area.She said: ‘It’s going really, really well. This shop has been empty for five years. It...

Museum Display will highlight First World War artists

Touring Exhibition will stop off in Gosport to mark centenary. In a year when the country reflects on events of the First World War, a museum in Gosport will highlight the work of the artists who recorded battles.

More than 60 works of art will be on display at the Gosport Gallery in Walpole Road - many of which have been loaned by the UK's leadin...

S.I.C Digital open new store in Town Centre

S.I.C Digital opened last Saturday at 67 High Street, Gosport. The photographic and digital accessory shop is the first business to benefit from the Gosport Empty Unit Support Scheme launched earlier in the year by Gosport Town Team, with the support of Gosport Borough Council. Matt Harris of S.I.C Digital said “We provide a quality retail expe...

Small Business Saturday

Gosport Borough Council is actively encouraging local residents to shop local, and businesses to source local, not just on Small Business Saturday (7th December) but every day, to help local businesses, the local economy and the community.  Small Business Saturday is a national campaign highlighting that:-

Research shows that for every £100 spen...

Plans to declutter Gosport High Street are put on show

EARLY plans to declutter Gosport's High Street and boost trade in the town have been released to the public.

The £130,000 scheme, designed by architects from the University of Portsmouth, will see unused bike bollards and benches that don’t match removed in a bid to make the street clearer.

Gosport's council has put the not-yet-finalised desig...

Gosport Town says Bonjour to Market

A FRENCH market is coming to Gosport. Today and tomorrow the French market will offer Parisian delights to shoppers in the High Street. It will offer food, gift items and other goods from 9am to 5pm.

New scheme will offer firms cash to move into town

GOSPORT’S town centre is set for a boost with a new £56,000 scheme to help businesses move into its empty shops.

The scheme, proposed by Gosport's Town Team, aims to fill at least five empty shops in the centre, awarding grants of up to £7,000.

Applicants must be independent and relocating will not be permitted unless they are expanding.

If awar...

Gosport's Big Day Out - Sunday 2nd June 2013

Now in its sixth year, Gosport Borough Council presents the much-anticipated Big Day Out 2013 event. One of the highlights of the Gosport events calendar, Big Day Out is an opportunity for residents to 'be a tourist for the day' and enjoy entertainment on their doorstep that they might not even have realised was there! This year thirty-seven venue...

Gosport's Town Team give Post Office makeover

Gosport's Town Team has just completed the first of a number of initiatives to help improve the visual appearance of the High Street by giving the front of the Post Office a makeover.

Following a survey carried out last year by the Town Team, local residents and visitors felt that the High Street was being let down by the appearance of some of the...

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