Making Us Proud

Making Us Proud

All the young people are taking over

THE Kings Youth Theatre and KYT Leading Lights are proud to present two shows in one evening – Death in Character and Black Comedy.

Alan Mak, centre, with chief executive Anthony Thompson and infrastructure director Simon Ratcliffe from FatFace at Dunsbury Park

CAPTION: Alan Mak, centre, at the Dunsbury Park development site.

New centre will ‘give Havant a jobs boost’

Havant MP Alan Mak has said a multi-million pound development by clothing retailer FatFace at Dunsbury Park will help secure the town’s economic future, following an inspection of the site.

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Ruth Carter, Head of Nursing for Surgery and Cancer and Lead Cancer Nurse for Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust visited the store on Clement Atlee Way to receive a �2,000 cheque.

CAPTION: Ruth Carter collects the cheque from Tesco.

Act of kindness from Tesco staff members

STAFF at Portsmouth’s North Harbour Tesco store are well-known for their charity work.

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Jubilee 77's under 7s football club, which has recently been provided with new jackets and equipment thanks to Amey, a group that provides highway maintenance service on behalf of Hampshire County Council.

CAPTION: Group photo of the Jubilee 77 under 7s football club.

New equipment for young football stars

A KIND donation has been given to a local youth football club, who have their eyes fixed on winning their division.

From left, Liessa Mallinson, deputy contract at Manager Victim Support, Yvonne Carter, deputy service manager for SDAS, Claire Lambon, CEO of SDAS and Ian Stiff, contract account manager at Victim Support.

CAPTION: From left, Liessa Mallinson, Yvonne Carter, Claire Lambon and Ian Stiff.

Local charities join forces to fight domestic abuse

TWO local charities have partnered with one another to take significant steps in the fight against domestic abuse.

Canon Bob White, centre, dressing up for St Mary's parish pantomime. The panto takes place during February half-term every year.

CAPTION: Canon Bob White, centre, dressed up for the parish pantomime

It’s time for panto - oh yes it is!

IF you see members of St Mary’s parish mumbling lines to themselves, or practising dancing, or if you see one of the male clergy liberally applying make-up, don’t worry. It is just parish pantomime time!

Alan Mak MP pays tribute to British servicemen killed at the Battle of Mount Tumbledown in the Falklands

CAPTION: Alan Mak MP pays tribute to those who were killed during the Falklands War.

Paying respects to those who fell in the Falklands

IN the past week I’ve travelled more than 16,000 miles from Havant to the Falkland Islands – and back again – to pay my respects to British forces and veterans as we commemorate the conflict’s 35th anniversary this year.

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Rev Amy Webb, from All Saints' Church in Botley.

CAPTION: Rev Amy Webb believes Easter is the most important date in the year for Christians.

The most important time of the year

ARE you an amateur or professional artist, or someone who would like to explore their artistic potential? Or, are you simply looking for your next creative project?

Portsmouth College students rose to an impressive challenge by teaming up with the LightHouse charity. Students raised �700 in a 'Back To Basics' day, which was held at the college.

CAPTION: Portsmouth College students rose to the challenge brilliantly, raising �700 for charity.

College students rise to a charity’s big challenge

STUDENTS from Portsmouth College rose to the occasion in a recent charity fundraising event.

A snapshot of what life is like at a church pre-school group. Many churches tend to run activities for pre-school children, to integrate them into church life from a young age.

CAPTION: Churches often run activities for pre-school children.

Let’s get children into our churches

I’VE found that parents often worry about bringing small children to church on a Sunday morning.

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Worshippers from Elson and Bridgemary enjoying last year's Shrove Tuesday together. Easter is considered by many to be the most important date in the Christian calendar.

CAPTION: Worshippers from Elson and Bridgemary enjoying last year's Shrove Tuesday together.

Remember why we have Shrove Tuesday

AS I wander around the shops at the moment, I see notices for ‘pancake day’, shelves bulging with eggs, flour and milk strategically placed next to lemon juice, sugar, syrup and chocolate spread!

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Let’s all do our part to eat a bit better

AS has been previously reported by The News, vegan food is now rapidly becoming a more mainstream idea – and there’s good reason for that.

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gosport 50-mile charity walk

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.

Jamie Armstrong, creator of The Hopelessly Nomadic blog, has been shortlisted in the UK Blog Awards 2017.

CAPTION: Jamie is one of 2,400 people who entered for an award.

Teen photographer in UK blogging shortlist

A YOUNG girl from has been shortlisted in the annual UK Blog Awards.

From left, Ella Rose, five, Emily Rose, five, and Louise Rose, 13. The Sir William Dupree & Phyllis Loe Chess Tournament, taking place at Portsmouth High School in April, is aimed at young people of all ages.

CAPTION: From left, Ella and Emily Rose, five, and Louise Rose, 13.

Battle of intellect for the 2017 chess title

PORTSMOUTH’S annual chess competition is looking to have its most successful year to date.

Mayor Ponsonby was delighted to launch the festival

Mayor launches a new town music festival

THE mayor of Havant has voiced her excitement over launching the first Havant Music Festival.

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Les Heyhoe BCAv, left, presents Alicia Pannell with a cheque for �10,006.05, which will be used to fund a specially designed wheelchair and hoists around the house.

CAPTION: Alicia Pannell, centre, is presented with a cheque for �10,006.05.

Fundraising for a very special young lady

IT was just over a year ago that Lyn and I bumped into Sharon Pannell at a Gosport car boot sale.

Days Out
John Grant from Airstrip sandblasting Butser Ancient Farm's Roman villa. The villa is in desperate need of renovation, and work to improve facilities have already begun.

CAPTION: John Grant from Airstrip working on the Roman villa.

Work commences on ancient Roman villa

WORK has, at long last, commenced on the renovation of the widely-adored Roman villa at Butser Ancient Farm

Hilary Robinson with Martin Impey and her new novel Flo of the Somme

Budding young writers to tell story of animal heroes

IN celebration of World Book Day’s 20th anniversary, schoolchildren across the Portsmouth area have the chance to win themselves a new Kindle.

The Academy of Modern Canine Behaviour & Training present the cheque to Portsmouth Stray Dog Kennels

Helping out our fellow dog-lovers

CAST your minds back, if you will, to December last year.

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