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‘Cancer has changed my outlook on life’

Dealing with the news that you have breast cancer is devastating at any time.

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Love worked in a mysterious way for Mr and Mrs Carter, who celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1990 (B6414-1)

THIS WEEK IN 1990: Love swap led to a golden milestone

Golden wedding couple Albert and Marie Carter swapped partners to find true love.


The dance class where you can boogie with your baby

As a parent, there can be no greater satisfaction than bonding with your baby.

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Families will be celebrating Mothers Day at St Faiths

The real meaning of Mothering Sunday

THIS coming Sunday is Mothering Sunday, or Mother’s Day. I wonder which name you and your family use?

A father spending some quality time with his

Giving dads some quality family time

AS a dad I know just how important it is for dads to carve out time with their children.

Mrs Perry and her five children the youngest of whom was only five spent their days and nights in the front half of their lounge (C4981-1)

THIS WEEK IN 1989: Family tells of ordeal in ‘squalor’

Housing officials began investigating claims that a Gosport family of six had no toilet for two days and had to use a bucket.

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‘It’s about making the most of what we have’

When Paul Janaway suffered a brain abscess, it turned his life upside down and things were never the same again.

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THIS WEEK IN 1989: Man set to marry girl he was jailed for attacking

A Southsea man who broke his girlfriend’s nose when he headbutted her was given a suspended prison sentence, after Portsmouth Crown Court Court was told that the couple had made up and now had plans to marry.

Sam Hard with a restored Cadillac

‘My blood pumps at revs per minute’

To Sam Hard, cars are a whole lot more than a method of transport to get from A to B. They’re his life.

Bishop Christopher Foster believes more people should consider adoption

There’s a strong desire to live a better life

WHAT do Harry Potter, The Jungle Book and Oliver Twist all have in common?


WATCH: ‘I’m trying to stay strong for my little girl’ says mum fighting cancer

Imagine being told that you have breast cancer twice in less than three years.

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WATCH: Portsmouth couple have two daughters thanks to surrogate mums

A COUPLE have spoken of their delight after becoming parents to children conceived just a month apart with the help of two lesbian surrogate mothers.

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Brain tumour sufferer: ‘I just live every day and keep going’

When Richard Preston was diagnosed with a brain tumour, he was given just two years to live.

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Parents and toddlers from the Christ Church Hall group in Widley, after Daryn Brewer presented them with 40 brand new safety mugs. The mugs will be used for parents' and carers' hot tea and coffee during their weekly social meetings.

CAPTION: Parents and toddlers from the Christ Church Hall group in Widley

Generous donation to help parent and toddler group

MEMBERS of a parent and toddler have recieved a valuable donation from a local businessman.

Terry Dukes suffered severe brain injuries and lasting damage to an eye after a car accident in Malaysia where he was working Picture:  Malcolm Wells (170125-5842)

‘They said I’d never walk, talk or do anything for myself again’

Imagine spending your days travelling the world teaching scuba diving.

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50-mile charity walk launched in Gosport mums memory

Pictured: Helen Bulbeck from Brainstrust is pictured at Trinity Landing, Isle of Wight, with Jon Jones and his children, 14-year-old Adrienne and 12-year-old Isaac.

The family of a Gosport woman who died of a brain tumour in 2016 have helped the Isle of Wight-based charity she supported to launch a two-day, 50-mile fundraising walk around the island.


Jon Jones, his 14-year-old daughter Adrienne and 12-year-old son Isaac, from Lee-on-Solent, Gosport, joined Helen Bulbeck, co-founder and director of services at brainstrust, to launch the charitys third Follow the Seagulls two-day walk, which starts on 1 April and will cover a 50-mile route around the Isle of Wight.


Mum Jo Jones, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2010, took part in the 2016 Follow the Seagulls walk. She died last summer.


Adrienne Jones said: "Mum really enjoyed the walk. It was a challenge for all of us, but it felt good afterwards. I w

Family launch walk in memory of mum

THE family of a Gosport woman who died from a brain tumour last year have launched a 50-mile fundraising walk around the Isle of Wight.

Sami Curry with her youngest child, Ethan Winslade, three    Picture: Malcolm Wells (170119-5023)

‘Sometimes it’s so bad I can’t get out of bed’

When Samantha Curry takes her children to school every morning, she often finds she gets some strange looks from people as she sits in her wheelchair.

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Cheeky Joseph from Portsmouth is the winner of our cute kids contest

THIS is the face that melted our judges’ hearts.


THIS WEEK IN 1985: Mother urges son to come home after fire

A heartbroken Havant woman returned from a visit to her husband overseas to discover her house damaged by fire and no sign of her eldest son.

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‘We got married in hospital after terminal cancer diagnosis’

When a couple marry, it’s an exciting time as they look forward to a long life together.

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