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BRIAN KIDD: Gardening galore for the long weekend

Our horticultural guru answers your questions and has plenty of jobs for you to get on with

Homes and Gardens

Railway model depicting life in Rowlands Castle during the Second World War now on display

It’s been praised for its meticulously-crafted and lifelike detail – and now the award-winning model railway that captures one moment in the wartime history of Rowlands Castle is on display for all to enjoy.

The Delme Arms  landlord Neil Matthews pulls pints 

Picture: Sarah Standing (170718-2724)

Crack open a cold one at Portchester beer festival

PUNTERS can drink to their heart’s content – and try some new flavours – at a beer festival this weekend.

50 Cent headlines this year's Mutiny Festival

Six things to do in the next 72 hours: May 27, 28 and 29

Your quick guide to what to do in the Portsmouth area this bank holiday weekend

A collection of well-filled containers need not be expensive

BRIAN KIDD: A mixture of pinks, blues and greys for container elegance

Containers add character to a garden. They need not cost the earth because if the right plants are chosen the sides of the container are hidden within a month of planting.

Homes and Gardens
Porta 6 2015, Lisboa

ALISTAIR GIBSON: Make the most of the barbie with thirst-quenching wines

Monday sees the start of National BBQ Week and it looks like the weather is going to play along this year.

Food and Drink

WATCH: Our guide to great events this weekend and next week

Here's our look at some of the great events being staged in the Portsmouth area this weekend and next week.

Whats on

Club Scene with Sam Cherry

This weekend is a big one for Portsmouth as Mutiny Festival takes over the King George V playing fields at Cosham.

Gigs and Music
Friendly Phil's

FOOD REVIEW: Friendly Phil’s, Port Solent

We’re back at Port Solent, drawn in by the free parking, sunshine and marina location. Only this time, it’s for a casual lunch date with Dish Detective’s mum.

Eating Out
Izabella Darmin with chef David Griffin-Shepherd and overall runner-up Jonny Smith

Young chefs prove that they are culinary heroes

A TALENTED young chef has triumphed in a national competition.

Izabella Darmin, from Havant, with chef David Griffin-Shepherd and runner-up Jonny Smith, from Gosport, at a food demonstration following their Rotary competition success

Young chefs prove that they are culinary heroes

TALENTED young chefs were invited to demonstrate their skills in front of foodies.


Eldon Arms receiving a big upgrade

THE landlady of The Eldon Arms is looking to completely revitalise the venue.

This floral dish enhances the rich and delicate taste of smoked eel

LAWRENCE MURPHY: Add some smokiness to your salad


Serves 4 as a starter

Food and Drink
There's so much to see and do in Paris.

Travel: Walking on air in beautiful city with so much to see...

The only problem with travelling to Paris from some regional airports – Doncaster Sheffield in our case – is that you get spoiled.

Campaigners vow to never stop fighting for Southsea pub

Campaigners vow to never stop fighting for Southsea pub

MEMBERS of a community group hoping to safeguard the futureThe Eldon Arms say they will not give up with the battle.

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LG Outdoor Hanoi Adirondack Chair,

Gardening: 5 of the best sunloungers

We showcase 5 of the best sunloungers for summer
Atul Kochhar

Food & Drink: Kochhar’s curry recipes that are ready in minutes

Atul Kochhar is reminiscing about the day he became the first Indian chef to be awarded the gold standard for culinary expertise – a Michelin star – as head chef at Tamarind in 2001.
Wireless baby monitor for your car

Gadgets: 5 of the best travel gizmos

We give you 5 ideas to make the best of your holiday
For us, the only way to finish a night out was with a bacon butty (Flickr: Labelled for reuse)

PAUL NEWELL: A night out wasn’t complete if it didn’t end with a bacon roll

I enjoyed going clubbing and there was so much more choice in the 1990s. In the early days we would head to the seafront to Peggy Sue’s and dance to anthems such as Ride on Time and Back to Life by Soul to Soul. On a Monday we went to student night at 5th Avenue and on one infamous occasion there was five of us lined up along the edge of the stage, perfectly choreographed to Take That’s Relight My Fire. No wonder we were single. I was sober when I ventured into Joanna’s for the one and only time and don’t remember how or why we ended up in Club China Town next to the Queen’s hotel.

All train lines between Portsmouth, Cosham and Havant closed this weekend: Here’s all you need to know

All train lines between Portsmouth, Cosham and Havant closed this weekend: Here’s all you need to know

All train lines between Portsmouth, Cosham and Havant will be closed throughout the bank holiday weekend for maintenance and renewal work.

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