Making Us Proud

Making Us Proud

Shedders make uckers boards and cook stools

IT HAS been a busy time for members of Gosport Men’s Shed.

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A venue for the whole community to enjoy

IT’S a venue that hosts 30 different community groups and thousands of people each year.

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Glyn Dodwell is preparing to climb six more mountain peaks for Parkinsons UK

‘It’s better to be on the hill than over the hill’

HE may have suffered a stroke, and have arthritis, but that won’t stop Glyn Dodwell taking on a mammoth challenge.

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Supervisor Emily Moore, left, and deputy supervisor Becky Lansley, back right, with children from Hambledon Pre-School getting ready for their Muddy Puddle Walk for Save the Children

Tots are getting ready to splash in muddy puddles

CHILDREN at a pre-school will be deliberately splashing in muddy puddles to raise money for youngsters less fortunate than themselves.

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An aerial shot of St Marys May Fayre

Celebrating our life in Fratton together

THE image of a village summer fair is one you may be familiar with –through Midsummer Murders or similar TV dramas.

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Baffins Pond, where an environmental study centre will open tomorrow. Inset, George Benham, the late founder of the Baffins Pond Association.

Realising a community’s environmental dream

A STUDY centre is to be opened at a picturesque community pond.

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Worshippers are looking forward to Whiteley Spring Fair

Church fairs cement community spirit

WE’RE hoping for good weather on Saturday, May 6 when Whiteley Church hosts its first Spring Fair.

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Chris is encouraging people to visit the New Forest

Ditch technology, head into the country

COULD you identify a bluebell or point out a kingfisher?

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Laura Pratt before her weight loss, above, and after joining Slimming World, below

Nasty jibes over mum’s weight inspired Laura

WATCHING her obese mother suffer cruel taunts over her weight, Laura Pratt promised herself she would never let her own weight get out of control.

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Doctors from Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance and mascot Pilot Paws with pupils

School’s big ‘thank-you’ for saving a pupil’s life

WHEN a schoolgirl was pinned under a van in a serious road traffic accident, her life was saved because she was wearing a helmet.

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Delight as presenters from Heart Hampshire present the Elizabeth Foundation with a cheque

Huge grant will make a difference to hundreds

A CHARITY which supports deaf children has been given a grant of almost £70,000.

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Thomas Neal leading Portsmouth Festival Choir

Dynamic new conductor for festival choir

Portsmouth Festival Choir has just started rehearsing for their next concert under dynamic new conductor Thomas Neal.

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The mayor of Fareham, Cllr Connie Hockley, opens Fareham Bowling Clubs summer season

Praise for mayor as she opens new bowling season

THE first day of the bowling season got off to a flying start when the mayor bowled a good wood.

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Steve Le Gallais trains hard for the ride in the gym

Steve and friends take on epic challenge

KEEN cyclist Steve Le Gallais is facing the challenge of a lifetime.

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Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage at the launch of the We CAN Read website, in Gosport

MP praises volunteers tackling town’s illiteracy

A NEW website has been launched to help people who struggle to read.

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Gosportarians Malcolm Dent and Simon Mason, right, with Maria Fuccio and Jeanette Mae Perry from the advice organisation, CHAT, with the sign donated by Gosportarians

Volunteers save the day for CHAT service

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Oboists Mel Espin and Wendy Carpenter will play in Milan

Milan, a city of rich musical heritage

OBOISTS Wendy Carpenter, from Drayton, and Mel Espin from east Hampshire, are excited because they are going to perform in Milan.

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Members of the Sikh community celebrate Vaisakhi 	     	PICTURE Keith Woodland

Sikh new year is marked with music and prayers

HUNDREDS of worshippers gathered together to mark the start of the Sikh new year.

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Peregrine falcon chicks hatched live online from Chichester Cathedral in 2016 	      PICTURES LUKE DAY

Chance to watch rare peregrine chicks hatching

THEY were once driven near to extinction.

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Alice Taylor, Val Hockley and her granddaughter Ellie Hockley and Sandy Mitchell from
Fareham Flower Club at a previous event. They are all taking part in the Lonely Bouquet Campaign

Spreading a little joy with lots of beautiful bouquets

YOU may soon notice bunches of flowers springing up in unexpected place.

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