Josh Wright Journalist
  • Portsmouth
  • National World

Senior journalist experienced in political and health reporting; data analysis and visualisation; social media and investigations. Currently the BBC Local Democracy Reporter for Portsmouth based at The News spearheading agenda-setting coverage of Portsmouth City Council and public affairs across the city.

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The News

156 Articles
12 months ago
portsmouth.co.uk

New bus lane in Portsmouth city centre is approved

Plans for a new bus route in the north of the city centre have been approved by Portsmouth City Council’s cabinet mem...

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12 months ago
portsmouth.co.uk

Portsmouth council leader to write to Prime Minister over new voter ID rules which saw dozens of ...

The leader of Portsmouth City Council will write to the prime minister to raise concerns about new voter ID rules tha...

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12 months ago
portsmouth.co.uk

New charges for Portsmouth residents who 'contaminate' their recycling

People who repeatedly fill their recycling bin with rubbish that cannot be recycled will face emptying charges under ...

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12 months ago
portsmouth.co.uk

Dairy products blocking drains on South Parade Pier blamed for drop in water quality at Southsea ...

Dairy products blocking drains in a disused toilet block on South Parade Pier may have been to blame for the decline ...

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12 months ago
portsmouth.co.uk

Plans to make it easier to convert empty shops into new homes are welcomed by leader of Portsmout...

Plans announced by the local government secretary to relax planning rules to make it easier for retail premises to be...

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12 months ago
portsmouth.co.uk

Wooden sculptures made from storm-damaged trees placed at Canoe Lake in Portsmouth

A series of wooden sculptures made from trees damaged in storms have been moved to their home at Canoe Lake under an ...

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12 months ago
portsmouth.co.uk

The News Centre building in Portsmouth set for demolition to create a new super bus depot

The former printing press in Hilsea and one of the city’s best-known landmarks has been earmarked for demolition by i...

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12 months ago
portsmouth.co.uk

People in Portsmouth's most deprived ward hit the hardest by new photo ID voting rules

Despite only making up seven per cent of the city’s population, Portsmouth’s most deprived ward accounted for 20 per ...

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12 months ago
portsmouth.co.uk

Controversial film about Jeremy Corbyn to have its age rating reviewed by Portsmouth City Council

City councillors will be asked to give an age rating for a controversial film about the former leader of the Labour P...

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12 months ago
portsmouth.co.uk

Review over poor taxi accessibility for disabled users in Portsmouth

Portsmouth City Council will carry out a review into taxi accessibility after disability groups warned limited provis...

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12 months ago
portsmouth.co.uk

High hopes new Portsmouth Bransbury Park leisure centre could open in 2026

Construction of the new Bransbury Park leisure centre will be completed by January 2026, according to Portsmouth City...

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12 months ago
portsmouth.co.uk

Council outbid when it tried to buy Farlington field which belonged to the former St John's Colle...

Portsmouth City Council offered to buy the Farlington playing fields during the sale of land belonging to the former ...

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