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Navy father based in Portsmouth gives his children a Christmas surprise

Navy father based in Portsmouth gives his children a Christmas surprise

A ROYAL Navy father deployed on HMS Daring made his children’s Christmas by returning home unannounced.

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Vicki casts a spell as the fairy godmother at the Kings

Vicki casts a spell as the fairy godmother at the Kings

It’s not so long since Vicki Michelle last appeared on the stage of the Kings Theatre – she was here in May starring alongside her daughter Louise in The Naked Truth.

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Portsmouth overrun with naughty Elves

Portsmouth overrun with naughty Elves

The Elf on the Shelf craze is sweeping Portsmouth with many parents going the extra mile to make their children’s Christmas special.

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Show us your knits

Show us your knits

SCORES of staff members and students at The News put on their best Christmas jumpers for a good cause.

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Outdoor nativity service hailed as an ‘amazing’ success

Outdoor nativity service hailed as an ‘amazing’ success

A CHURCH has thanked residents for their support during its outdoor nativity.

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John Lewis recalls baby toy over choke hazard

John Lewis recalls baby toy over choke hazard

Retailer John Lewis has announced it is recalling one of its own-brand toys over fears it could pose a choke hazard to young children.

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WATCH: Man builds epic lights display to Mariah Carey’s Christmas hit

WATCH: Man builds epic lights display to Mariah Carey’s Christmas hit

Festive families in the Portsmouth area have got some serious competition when it comes to their Christmas lights this year.

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REVEALED: Which supermarket is best value for your Christmas dinner?

REVEALED: Which supermarket is best value for your Christmas dinner?

While many like to moan that the cost of Christmas seems to go up every year, the truth may be exactly the opposite.

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Free festive event is a first for the city centre

Free festive event is a first for the city centre

CHRISTMAS is coming early as a festive fair is to be held in Portsmouth this weekend.

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Brexit sprout gag is nation’s favourite cracker joke

Brexit sprout gag is nation’s favourite cracker joke

A Brexit-themed joke about Brussels sprouts beat similar puns targeting Jeremy Corbyn, Roy Hodgson and Sports Direct to the title of best modern festive cracker joke.

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Six things to think about when choosing your Christmas tree

As Christmas trees arrive in garden centres, expert David Mitchell offers advice to those who only have a small space for a real

Six of the best - Toys of the 60s/70s

As we approach Christmas, in the first of a three-part series, we look at popular toys from down the decades, beginning this week with the

Aldi's £9.99 salted caramel vodka makes for the perfect Xmas treat

BUDGET supermarket giants Aldi have a warm-sounding drink that's proving a big hit ahead of Christmas.The Tamova Salted Caramel Vodka Liqueur

Charity fair next month

A CHRISTMAS fair for a newly-established charity is taking place next month.