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Making Us Proud in Full

South Down walks to help make a difference in Niger

A pair of walks are being organised to support some of the planet’s most impoverished people.

Shop manager Dawn Wilkins outside Age UK in Fareham   Picture: Innes Marlow

Fareham charity shop urges people to declutter for Big Bag Challenge

Before you pack away your summer wardrobe, you may want to consider whether it could go to a better home.

Swimming instructor Karen Townsend, who is encouraging women to learn to swim

Gosport instructor is encouraging women to learn to swim

We have been inspired to support the hugely successful This Girl Can Swim campaign.

Fareham Shopping Centre manager Mike Taylor presents the Customer Service Award to Johnny White of Timpson   Picture: Keith Woodland

Cobbler Johnny triumphs at awards after some glowing reviews

JOHNNY White was flying the flag for Timpson as he took home the Customer Service accolade at The News Retail and Leisure Awards.


Inspirational Woman of the Year finalist, Claire Cook of Hannahs Holiday Home Appeal


Finalists announced for ‘Working Women’s Oscars’

There is not long to go until the finals of the Venus Women of the Year Awards.

Keith Fossey, the compere for the evening, rallies the audience during Gosport Men's Shed Gang Show

Gosport Shedders’ Gang Show is a big hit

Members of a men’s social group who do a huge amount for charity put on their own variety show.

Vicky Clisset pulling her Mitsubishi Shogun car in memory of her dear friend Laura Westbrook  Picture Credit: Keith Woodland (171020-0061)

Test of strength is a heartfelt tribute to tragic Laura

Vicky Clissett fought through the pain barrier to pull a Mitsubishi Shogan around a car park in memory of her friend.

Catherine Cowie and her daughter Jessica enjoy art and craft together at church

REV MIKE DUFF: The vicar of St Jude’s Church, Southsea, proves church certainly isn’t boring

If you’ve ever been to Funday Sunday at St Jude’s Church, you’ll know that we guarantee you’ll have fun!

Worshippers from Hart Plain Church, Waterlooville, at a previous church breakfast

REV KATE MACFARLANE: The vicar of Hart Plain Church, Waterlooville, is looking forward to harvest festival

My earliest memory of harvest festival is going to church with my friends from Sunday school to present our harvest gifts.

Swimming instructor Karen Townsend who is encouraging women to learn to swim in Gosport

KAREN TOWNSEND: The Gosport Leisure Centre swimming instructor is encouraging women to learn to swim

We have been inspired to support the hugely successful This Girl Can Swim campaign.

Havant MP Alan Mak with Neal Jones the managing director of Kenwood at the company's Havant headquarters

ALAN MAK: The Havant MP says Kenwood’s global outlook is blueprint for Britain’s trade policy

For more than half a century Kenwood has been at the heart of Havant’s business community, providing local jobs and a source of pride that products designed here are exported around the world.

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The handsome fang-tooth snake eel

ELISE BREWERTON: When the tide begins to turn

With less than two weeks to go before I swim to the Isle of Wight for Samaritans I squeezed in one of my final big training swims in Southsea.

A St John Ambulance first aid workshop in action. The charity is holding free life-saving workshops at Fratton Park

WENDY MCCORMICK: The lead first aider at Portsmouth Football Club is urging people to learn how to save lives

St John Ambulance is the nation’s leading first aid charity.

From left: Duncan Berry, Bluebird Care; Clare Cox, Regional Carer of the Year, Bluebird Care Petersfield); Jackie Fyall (Regional Registered Manager of the Year, Bluebird Care Exeter); David Brindle,The Guardian; Alex Witten (Regional Team Member of the Year, Bluebird Care Windsor & Maidenhead).  Picture: Mark Earthy

Carer presented with prestigious award for her exceptional service

A care professional has been hailed for her commitment to providing support.


A warm and tasty welcome awaits the new students

IT’S that time of year again when we see the arrival of many new and returning students to the city at the start of a new academic year.

Rev Paul Chamberlain, the vicar of St Faith's Church, Lee-on-the-Solent

REV PAUL CHAMBERLAIN: The vicar of St Faith’s Church, Lee-on-the-Solent looks at changing attitudes to religion

Last week, the British Social Attitudes Survey released its latest report, and one aspect has gained a lot of attention – attitudes to religion.

Punters enjoy the atmosphere at the Hapi Festival at Walpole Park in Gosport where The Daniel Wakefield Band performed

Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (171100-08)

Hapi days at new music festival in Gosport

Families and music-lovers went to Walpole Park, in Gosport, to enjoy performances by Limehouse Lizzy, The Animals and Friends and Daniel Wakeford.

Daisy Owusu, five, from Aldershot, has her face painted by Laura Crouch. Daisy and her family are regular visitors to Havant. Daisy was christened in St Faith's and her parents were married there.

Picture: Vernon Nash (171177-125)

Resurrected Havant Town Fair is a big success

Hundreds of people turned out for the event organised by St Faith’s Church.

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Samaritans are there for when you are struggling to cope. Reporter Elise Brewerton is swimming the Solent to raise money for the charity. 

Picture: Shutterstock

ELISE BREWERTON: Take a minute to change a life

I produced my first newspaper aged seven.

Members of Losing My Sight charity at Portsmouth Water Sports Centre                     Picture: Dave Taylor / LMS Mag

Sight loss is no barrier to fun

There was sailing, rock climbing and archery for people for whom losing their sight does not stop them living life to the full.

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