Electronically-tagged pebbles used in new Hayling flood defence

ELECTRONICALLY-tagged pebbles will be mixed into shingle on Hayling Island so researchers can track movements of the beach.

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Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Nodding off in the middle of the day may be down to pollution generated by traffic, suggests new research.

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Sticks, bug hunts and stargazing - ‘50 things’ kids should do before they turn 12

Sticks, bug hunts and stargazing - ‘50 things’ kids should do before they turn 12

Climbing trees, building a den, hunting for bugs and going stargazing are among the ‘bucket list’ items that children should be ticking off - before they get to the age of 12.

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The former Hayling Billy pub on Hayling Island 
Picture: Ian Hargreaves (122002-1)

Anger over retirement homes plan for Hayling pub

PLANS to demolish a pub and replace it with 33 retirement flats have come in for heavy criticism.

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The so-called Beast of Hayling which is going on display at The Spring in Havant

‘Beast’ of Hayling Island goes on display at museum

IT’S the stuff of local legend.

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Meeting will debate future of Hayling tip

A PUBLIC meeting has been called to discuss the potential closure of a tip.

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Gary Richards, assistant manager at Waterlooville Household Waste Recycling Centre (14912-280)

Future of recycling centres causes concerns over fly-tipping and traffic

FEARS of increases in fly-tipping and congestion were raised at a meeting over the future of household waste recycling centres.

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Fly-tipping on Hayling Island

Fly-tipping fears over closure of island’s dump

THERE are fears the potential closure of a recycling centre to save cash could increase the area’s fly-tipping problems.

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Why Santa may have to mow his lawn this Christmas (well, he would if he lived in the UK)

Forget presents and turkey, we’re all more likely than ever to be mowing our lawns this Christmas.

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Street lights off and grass not cut as council slashes costs

STREETlights across the county could be dimmed or switched off completely to cut costs.

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Supermarket Habits

New carrier bag charge rules come into force from October

From October 5 all large shops across England will have to charge five pence for all single use plastic carrier bags they provide.

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Homes on Hayling seafront ''''Picture: Shaun Roster'www.shaunroster.smugmug.com

Hayling Island’s roads need to be scrutinised before more houses are built, say Ukip

CALLS have been made for a major review of Hayling’s infrastructure before any more houses are given the go-ahead.

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Eastney swimming gala at Langstone Harbour in 2013 ''Picture: Anthony Leggett

Anger as swimming gala is cancelled again over pollution fears in Langstone Harbour

AN ANNUAL swimming gala was cancelled for the second year running over ongoing concerns about pollution in Langstone Harbour.

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Mengham play park, Hayling Island

Spinning orbits and air riders in revamped children’s park

A DREAM to refurbishment an island’s run-down play parks is becoming reality as the first reopens after an £80,000 makeover.

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OUTSTANDING Mengham Junior School's winning cottage garden, which 'seemed to have a torrent of ideas'.

We were impressed and delighted with the creative ideas

Jan Holmes, from the Hayling Island Horticultural Society talks about judging the schools garden competition

The Tesco Express in Station Road, Hayling Island

Retirement flats set to replace supermarket

A TESCO convenience store is to close with the loss of 15 jobs.

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COUNTY NEWS: Dehydrated dog dumped in alley

ADUR District Council is trying to establish if a small dog found dead in a Southwick alleyway was the victim of animal cruelty.

The beach pods planned for Hayling Island Picture: HGP Architects

Plan for holiday pods on seafront causes controversy

PLANS to build holiday pods as part of a new gateway to Hayling Island have come under fire.

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Hayling Island has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag for its pristine beaches. Picture: Beverley Underwood

Hayling Island’s pristine stretch of coastline wins 24th Blue Flag

HAYLING Island has once again been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag for its pristine beaches – the only one in this area.

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