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Over three hundred people from across the community welcomed Major Tim Peake in his home of Westbourne at a special event held to celebrate his extraordinary achievements on Thursday 12 July.

Major Tim unveiled a plaque placed next to an Oak tree planted by Westbourne Parish read full article »

Alan Westbrook from Postcode Publications welcomed the new Totem Poles created by Robert Koenig as they were erected recently by Hargreaves - the owners of the Solent Retail Park in Solent Road, Havant.

The Totems tell the story about local leather glove production which read full article »

Report on my work locally and in Westminster

Thank you to all of the residents who came to my third Community Groups and Older Persons Information Fair – helping to make it such a success. We had 60 exhibitors and more than 1,000 people come on the day in August, meaning it was a record turnout.

Over the next few months, I read full article »

Lisa Laverty tells us of a small group of 1st Emsworth Scouts who raised a whopping £228 for the Stonepillow charity which supports and empowers the homeless in Chichester.

The charity was picked by the boys as part of their fund-raising badge. They threw themselves into selling read full article »

“The Knit n Natter Group of ladies who meet on a Thursday morning at Havant Library have knitted over two hundred poppies for distribution to various churches in Havant and Langstone to commemorate the 2018 100th anniversary of the ending of World War 1.”

Meridian Shopping Centre welcomed the Team from CHAOS where Manager Rob Fryer was pleased to donate the fantastic sum of £800 to the Charity section of CHAOS called Creating Chaos (the performance and employment side of Chaos), all collected this year by the local Street Piano players read full article »

Retired Chief Engineer Chris Roberts took up the role of President of Havant Rotary recently and at his first meeting entertained Havant Rotarians with his exploits at sea.  Chris had an Engineering Apprenticeship with Shaw Savill Line, firstly on Cargo ships and then SS Northern Star read full article »

National Insurance for the Self-Employed

The first thing for sole traders to note is that the rates of National Insurance Contributions (NICs) for the self employed are different to those of PAYE employees.  This is partly in recognition of the challenges faced by the self employed in terms of cash flow, as contributions are read full article »