Portsmouth port solar

Innovative solar panel project begins at Portsmouth International Port

The installation of a ground-breaking solar and battery system is underway at Portsmouth International Port, managed by Portsmouth City Council’s in-house energy services team. The project began in February 2022 and will incorporate roof-mounted solar panels across a number of buildings, a large battery and solar canopies. The installation of a ground-breaking solar and battery […]

Royal Navy to march ‘with fixed bayonets and colours flying’

Freedom of the City parade to take place on Friday 11 March

Hillier unveils design for BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair

For the second year running Hillier will be headline partner of the BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair at Beaulieu in Hampshire, which takes place between 29 April and 1 May 2022, and with it is creating the Hillier Experience. The Hillier Experience, which proved incredibly popular at the inaugural Spring Fair in 2021, will see […]

HMS Victory

Materials testing helps conserve icon of British maritime history

Engineers at the University of Southampton are working with the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) to help find the best materials to ensure Nelson’s flagship, HMS Victory, is weatherproof and watertight for the next half century. The University’s nC2 Engineering Consultancy has specially designed and is running a series of tests to assess […]

The Queen in Hampshire for her Diamond Jubilee

Platinum Jubilee celebrations in Hampshire

On 6 February, 2022, Queen Elizabeth will become the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking her 70th year of service.

BRICKOSAURS! Evolution at Marwell Zoo

Marwell Zoo unveils a world-first event featuring an all-new collection of 55 dinosaur sculptures – open to the public from 1 April to 4 September. BRICKOSAURS! Evolution showcases over 20 species made using more than 2 million toy bricks and leaves adventurers in awe as they embark on an immersive journey through the zoo. View […]

Portsmouth charging clean air zone launches

The government-mandated charging clean air zone (CAZ) has launched in Portsmouth. Drivers of private vans, cars and motorcycles won’t be charged to drive in Portsmouth, no matter how old the vehicle is, but they could be charged in other clean air zones in the UK. The Portsmouth CAZ is a class B, meaning that ‘non-compliant’ […]

West Green House Illuminated Garden

Photos of West Green House Illuminated Garden 2021

West Green House Illuminated Garden is on until 30 December

West Green House Illuminated Garden

West Green House – The Illuminated Garden

A ten-acre wonderland of gigantic shimmering flowers, glowing fairies and alliums make the winter nights shine at West Green House. There are enormous water lilies floating on the lakes, with five bridges turned into tunnels of lights. The classical follies are lit to create a feeling of wonder and delight. View photos of Christmas at […]


Survey will help develop walking routes in Portsmouth

People are being asked to give their views on walking around the city as part of a survey that could shape the way we use the city for leisure and commuting in the future.