Tom Cotterill Reporter
  • Portsmouth
  • National World

Tom is an award-winning defence reporter, covering the Portsmouth area. Named as JPIMedia's Reporter of the Year in 2020, he has been part of the team at The News since 2015 and is now working as the paper's chief reporter.

Published In

The News, National World, Sussex World, The Scotsman

Focus Areas

  • Defence

48 Articles
over 3 years ago
portsmouth.co.uk

Care home owners fined after leaving pensioner to choke to death on food

A CARE firm has been fined almost £97,000 over ‘serious’ safety failings which led to an elderly pensioner choking to...

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over 3 years ago
portsmouth.co.uk

Police launch clampdown on Christmas criminals and yobs at city shopping hub

POLICE are targeting Christmas criminals and yobs as part of a new festive crackdown across Portsmouth.

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over 3 years ago
portsmouth.co.uk

Eight lucky people in this PO postcode have just won £1,000 in the lottery

CHRISTMAS has come early for eight lucky neighbours after they all won the lottery.

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over 3 years ago
portsmouth.co.uk

Warship joins Nato mission to tackle terrorists and smugglers in the Med

NEW Portsmouth warship HMS Trent has joined a Nato mission in the Mediterranean targeting terrorists and smugglers.

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over 3 years ago
portsmouth.co.uk

Granddad paralysed by rare illness has been left 'traumatised' by the ordeal

A GRANDFATHER who fell ill while on a dream holiday in Barbados has told of his ‘trauma’ after developing a rare nerv...

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over 3 years ago
portsmouth.co.uk

Fifteen Royal Navy sailors have died in tragic accidents since 2015, MoD reveals

THE number of sailors losing their lives in fatal accidents has dropped to a five-year low, a minister has revealed.

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over 3 years ago
portsmouth.co.uk

Navy's new Type 32 frigate to serve as a mothership for hi-tech robots

BRITAIN’S newly-announced breed of frigates will serve as a mothership for hi-tech unmanned drones, a defence ministe...

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over 3 years ago
portsmouth.co.uk

Soldiers raring to join Britain's vaccination effort insists new Royal Artillery boss

‘FRUSTRATED’ soldiers are raring to go and help put an end to the coronavirus pandemic by supporting the effort to ro...

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over 3 years ago
portsmouth.co.uk

Army chief pledged to tackle terrifying new 'swarm drone' threat head on

IN A grainy video shared on Twitter, desperate Armenian soldiers fire wildly into the air as an ominous whine intensi...

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over 3 years ago
portsmouth.co.uk

Eager Gosport sailor follows his parents' footsteps into the Royal Navy

A NEWLY-qualified sailor has finally achieved his lifelong dream of following his parents’ footsteps and joining the ...

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over 3 years ago
portsmouth.co.uk

Astronaut Tim Peake admits mistaking floating Russian space pee for a UFO

ASTRONAUT Tim Peake has told how he thought he had seen UFOs while in space, only to discover it was in fact droplets...

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over 3 years ago
portsmouth.co.uk

Royal Navy sailors to takeover as the guards of Windsor Castle

SAILORS are gearing up to guard Windsor Castle after a successful inspection by some of the sharpest eyes in the Brit...

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