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LETTER OF THE DAY: Stunned by price of rail ticket

The cheapest rail ticket from Portsmouth to Southampton Airport (23miles) is £10.30 single, £20.60 return.

FRUITY FUN You're never too young to enjoy what nature has to offer. Children with their apple pressing certificates
Pictures: Alistair Gibson, John Tweddell and Steve Bone

WATCH: Emsworth’s Food Fortnight gets off to a golden delicious start

To see our reporter try his hand at apple bobbing, go to

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A chance to see special plants

THE Wessex Orchid Society is hosting its autumn flower show.

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Destiny 2 is a triumph and well worth the wait

Console Corner: Destiny 2 review

Destined to be game of the year.

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BRIAN KIDD: Beauties that will flower all the way up until the first frosts

One of the very best herbaceous plants is the penstemon because it can flower from early summer right up until autumn and doesn’t have any nasty unusual pests or diseases.

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Curly and twisted carrots. 


BRIAN KIDD: Answers your questions and has a list of jobs for the week ahead

Our gardening expert delves into his postbag

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LETTER OF THE DAY: Hope I don’t end up in an ‘uncaring’ care home

Front page of the Daily Mail 21 Sept - ‘Shame of Care Homes That Just Don’t Care – Four Serious Failures Every Day, 100 Care Firms Struck Off in a Year, Frightening Crisis. Four Homes in Ten are not fit for Purpose.’

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Googling Craig David’s a risky business

CRAIG David is the most dangerous celebrity to search for online in the UK, according to cybersecurity giant McAfee.

80s fun, laughs and dance at the Wedding Singer

Sexy, sassy and packed with 80s’ sounds – book now!

Now out on tour across the UK, The Wedding Singer musical has been delighting audiences nationwide. Ahead of its stint at the Kings Theatre, Portsmouth, we take a look at why the frothy spectacle has been proving such a success.

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Fancy a stag party where you make your own beer? It’s now available in Portsmouth

Fancy a stag party where you make your own beer? It’s now available in Portsmouth

Stag parties traditionally feature a alcholic beverage or two, but have you ever fancied hosting your get-together in an actual brewery?

Win Food Fortnight treats

Win Food Fortnight treats

AS THE much-loved Emsworth British Food Fortnight returns, we are giving lucky readers a chance to win some tasty treats.

Why have Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump been scaring crows in a Hampshire village?

Why have Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump been scaring crows in a Hampshire village?

With a line-up that includes Ed Sheeran, Darth Vader and Donald Trump, this is a festival you will not want to miss.

Members of Havant Rotary Club Jenny Edgell,Vicki King and Mike Coombe at last year's event

Hungry? The Emsworth British Food Fortnight returns today - here’s what’s on when

FOODIES are gearing up to unite for two weeks of tasty fun.

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The planned ice rink for Guildhall Square

CONFIRMED: Guildhall Square to be turned into ice rink this Christmas

GUILDHALL Square in Portsmouth will be transformed into an ice-skating rink this Christmas.

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SNEAK PEEK: Hollywood's Fast & Furious Live revs up for world premiere arena tour in UK

Hollywood's Fast & Furious action adventure films - where the stars are the supercars - is being turned into a new jaw-dropping live arena show and will get its world premiere next year in the UK.
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LETTER OF THE DAY: Crippling costs of cyber attacks

In The News a few weeks ago there was an item in columns devoted to UK and World News, describing yet another cyber attack by hackers. This time on the Scottish Parliament.

dim t, Whiteley Shopping Centre

DISH DETECTIVE: Master your chopsticks before trying delicious dim sum at Whiteley’s dim t

Asian fusion. Don’t freak out.

Food and Drink
Twisted Nose Winchester Dry Gin

ALISTAIR GIBSON: Treat your palate with the best local wines and spirits

Are you stuck in a wine rut, choosing the same bottle or at least the same grape variety every time?

Food and Drink
This recipe takes advantage of spelt flours nutty and slightly sweet flavour

LAWRENCE MURPHY: A wheat-free treat for the cheeseboard


Makes 15

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The Solent Flyer hovercraft. Picture Mike Harvey

Study to be held over city hover link up

A NEW hover travel service between Portsmouth and Southampton is a step closer to becoming a reality.

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