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A foodie Segway tour through fascinating Caen

It’s a city of soaring spires and high culture, steeped in history and with a serious obsession with food.

Members of the Pompey in the Community Walking Football Club in action

You’ll never walk alone - football for the over-40s

It’s the beautiful game – without all the running.

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‘Archie has been fighting all his life’

The effects of chemotherapy couldn’t stop Archie Lowe celebrating his seventh birthday.

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Michelle Bavin as she is today

A year ago I was a size 26 - now I’m a size 12!

Losing weight and getting fit is a new year resolution for many people.

For some it stems from a desire to be slimmer and, for others, exercise is a way to feel good and tackle stress.

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Dominic Bellman from Leigh Park with his daughter Elsie Bellman, four. His wife Sabrina was killed in a car accident while the family were on holiday 
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Grieving dad says life after Sabrina is ‘a bad dream’

A DEVASTATED widower has described the struggles he has faced during the past year without his late wife, saying it has been like ‘living in a bad dream.’

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Karen Reeve, right, won The News One Christmas Day competition after her mum Diane, left, told her to send us the picture she took of her brother and niece on Christmas Day

Aunty captures the perfect moment and wins The News’ One Christmas Day competition

A SPONTANEOUS picture of a moment in which laughter was shared by a son, his daughter, and everyone else in the room.

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Mum’s joy as baby girl makes start of year ‘extra special’

THERE was a ‘special surprise’ to the new year for Sadie Prior whose new baby was the first of 2017 at Queen Alexandra Hospital.

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‘I was so low I felt suicidal’

It was New Year’s Eve, 2014, and Dave Taylor was sat at home wondering where his life was going.

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A Christmas To Remember by Jake Brown, aged 12

But Dad!’ Daniel shouted.

His annoying sister muttered under her breath: ‘I told you so.’

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Dearest Mary

Dearest Mary by Imogen Cottrill, 17


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The Woman In White by Elizabeth Walter

Once again we’ve been inundated with entries for our Christmas ghost story competition. In the run-up to Christmas we’re featuring the winners and runners-up in the 15-and-under and 16-and-over categories. Today it’s The Woman In White by 16-and-over runner-up Elizabeth Walter, 39, from Portchester.

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Friday the donkey has arrived at Lavant House Stables in time for Christmas

Timely Christmas arrival of a snow white donkey

A NEW member of the team has arrived at a stable, just in time for Christmas.

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(L-r) James Ford and his wife Krista with their children Luca (7), and four-year-old Isie  Picture: Sarah Standing (161706-4859)

Meet the inspirational four-year-old with a condition that affects fewer than one in a million people

Isie Ford is a remarkable young girl who has been through a lot in her four years.

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I found out that I was ‘allergic’ to being pregnant

When Jessica Williams found out she was pregnant, she thought her biggest concern would be morning sickness.

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WATCH: The brother and sister who won’t be beaten by their rare skin condition

There is no hint of exaggeration when Michelle Fincham describes her children Grace and Freddie as ‘an inspiration’.

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‘I stopped eating sugar and changed my life’

When Sue Bannister was told she had breast cancer, it was a huge shock.

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Portsmouth Festival Choir                                        Picture: Diana Wren

REVIEW: Portsmouth Festival Choir at Portsmouth’s Anglican Cathedral

Pity the concert promoter who plans an enterprising programme and finds the performers outnumbering the audience.

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Jan Aubrey, Malcolm Vine and Bridget Pelling at their reunion

Family who spend lives away from each other reunite in Gosport

A FAMILY separated for the majority of their lives were reunited in an emotional get-together.

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‘I gave my brain tumour a name to take away some of the fear’

Jeni McCrea was 13 when she started having headaches and seizures.


‘Kidney transplant has given me a second life’

As a professional windsurfer, Simon Bornhoft had always been superfit.

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