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STEVE CANAVAN: A real cliffhanger in the Lakes

The other day I found myself dangling precariously from a rope halfway up the face of a cliff, approximately 50 feet off the ground, my whole body shaking with fear.

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STEVE CANAVAN: A real cliffhanger in the Lakes

STEVE CANAVAN: A real cliffhanger in the Lakes

The other day I found myself dangling precariously from a rope halfway up the face of a cliff, approximately 50 feet off the ground, my whole body shaking with fear.

Opinion
The car was destroyed. Picture: Antonia Lovell

Driver escapes in Southsea car fire drama

A MOTORIST had a lucky escape today when his car exploded in flames as he drove along a Southsea street.

Portsmouth

Government lowers terror threat level

Theresa May has lowered the terror threat level as fresh arrests and raids have been carried out linked to Monday's suicide bombing.
Crime 2
Absolute Bowie in action

It’s a Moonage Daydream for a bit of Absolute Bowie at the New Theatre Royal

Sharing a birthday with David Bowie, it was almost fate that John O’Neill would end up taking to the stage as the rock legend.

Gigs and Music

LISTEN: Man calls 999 complaining that Debenhams refuse to change purchase

A nuisance caller made the idiotic call 24 hours after the security threat level in Britain was raised to critical.

People
CCTV issued in connection with theft from a van parked in Durham Street on the Terminus Industrial Estate in Portsmouth at around 2.45am on Friday, May 12, 2017

Police release CCTV image of man after theft from van

POLICE have released CCTV of a man they want to speak to in connection with the theft of items from a van.

Crime
Navy Week 1937

WATCH: Navy Week at Portsmouth in 1937

Archive newsreel footage shows Navy Week in Portsmouth 80 years ago.

Heritage

WATCH: Ten giant wasps' nests found in north Hampshire

A brave pest controller was astonished when he went into the loft of an abandoned Hampshire building - and found TEN giant wasps' nests.

People
The Beat and The Selecter join together onstage at The Pyramids, Southsea, during the #oneminuteformanchester on Friday, May 26, 2017. Picture by Paul Windsor

REVIEW: The Beat/The Selecter at The Pyramids Centre, Southsea

‘This band puts more energy into one song than most bands put into a whole gig’ said the ageless (has she a Dorian Gray-style picture in her attic?) Pauline Black partway through The Selecter’s electrifying set.

Gigs and Music
Police officers Geoff Hill and Karl Odgers were attacked

WATCH: Hampshire police officers tell how they were brutally attacked

WARNING: This video contains scenes that some viewers might find upsetting

Crime 1
Land Rover BAR

WATCH: Inspirational film hails Sir Ben Ainslie's Portsmouth-based America's Cup team

Sir Ben Ainslie and his team are showcased in an inspirational video as they prepare for their America's Cup challenge.

Portsmouth 1
CCTV of the suspect

‘Despicable’ act sees thieves steal lead from Rowans Hospice centre

thieves have stolen lead from the roof of a newly-opened centre which supports people with life-limiting illnesses.

Crime 7
ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics.

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Michael Doyle lifts the League Two trophy. Picture: Joe Pepler

Pompey fans invited to pose with League Two trophy

Pompey fans can have their picture taken with the League Two trophy.

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Worth Ibrahim, five, lights candles at a vigil for victims of the Manchester bombing, held at Portsmouth Guildhall

VERITY LUSH: Humanity becomes stronger in the face of adversity

I’m writing this column on the day we all woke up to horrific news from Manchester.

Opinion

Fundraiser for Havant woman who cannot eat

MORE than £12,000 has been raised for a woman who cannot eat because of problems with her stomach muscles.

Health
The popular Purbrook Ladies 5 race is back tomorrow

It’s all go for popular Purbrook Ladies 5 race

THE popular Purbrook Ladies 5 race returns tomorrow.

Athletics
Peregrine chicks get a health check-up and leg rings

Peregrine chicks get a health check-up and leg rings

FOUR peregrine chicks at Chichester Cathedral have now been ringed and identified as three males and a female.

News
People taking part in last year's Relay for Life

24-hour relay race in Portsmouth will fundraise for cancer charity

TEAMS of runners will be pulling on their trainers as they look to take part in a 24-hour relay race.

Health
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