Jamie Lawson Wasn’t Expecting That as heads to Portsmouth Guildhall

If there’s an opposite to overnight success, then Jamie Lawson would be your dictionary definition.

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Roger McGough by Colin Clarke

Roger McGough brings the sensual ear to Winchester Poetry Festival

For five decades, Roger McGough has been one of our best-known faces of poetry.

From left, Matt Dallen, Jade Ellis, Anne Hegerty, Vicki Michelle, Phil Randall, Marcus Patrick and Sam Callahan at the Kings Picture: Habibur Rahman (161386-28)

Cast climb to the stars in The Kings panto, Jack and The Beanstalk

FEE, fi, fo fum, I smell the launch of The Kings’ pantomime!

Sean Smith

X Factor star Sean is back – and fans will see a definite difference

HE HAD his first brush with fame as one half of the brother/sister act Same Difference when they made it to the final of the 2007 series of The X Factor.

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TAMARA TALKS: Not every woman edits her pictures because she’s vain

TAMARA TALKS: Not every woman edits her pictures because she’s vain

Three things inspired me to write this week about the way pictures are edited on social media.

Margaret Cox, 72, from Portsmouth was overwhelmed when she met Peter Andre today Picture: Malcolm Wells (160906-5411)

Pop star Peter Andre praises Portsmouth as hundreds pack out book signing

HUNDREDS of fans lined Commercial Road today to meet pop icon Peter Andre after the reality TV star held a book signing in WHSmith.

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Edana Minghella

The talented Ms Minghella brings her Billie Holliday tribute to The New Theatre Royal

One way or another, jazz singer Edana Minghella’s gig at the New Theatre Royal is going to be an emotional one.

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Edward Fox, Amanda Holden and Felicity Kendal are among the stars announced for Chichester Festival Theatre’s new season

EDWARD Fox, Amanda Holden, Imogen Stubbs and Felicity Kendal are among the big names as Chichester Festival Theatre prepares to launch its autumn season next week.

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher prepares his High Flying Birds for headlining Victorious

May 1994, a fresh-faced and gobby Mancunian indie band have just played a gig at The Wedgewood Rooms in Southsea.

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Mark Ronson, who is auctioning a guitar at Victorious for Southsea charity Arms Around the Child

Uptown Funk hitmaker Mark Ronson donates guitar to charity raffle taking place at Victorious Festival

SUPERSTAR DJ, producer and songwriter Mark Ronson has donated a signed guitar to be raffled at Victorious Festival for the Portsmouth charity Arms Around The Child.

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Noel Gallagher will headline Victorious on Sunday

Noel is getting ready to fly high at Victorious date

ROCK royalty Noel Gallagher has told The News how he’s looking forward to playing in Portsmouth for the first time in more than two decades.

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Marshall Jefferson on the decks in 2011

Godfather of house music Marshall Jefferson heads south to a date at The Old Barn, Milton

I don’t feel bad, I’ll tell you that much. It’s all right.’

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Kim Woodburn at The Kings Theatre in Southsea in 2011

Queen of clean Kim Woodburn defends Portsmouth after survey brands city homes among UK’s dirtiest

CELEBRITY cleaning star Kim Woodburn has come to Portsmouth’s defence after a nationwide survey branded it one of the UK’s dirtiest cities.

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Vivean Gray - the British-born actress who played meddlesome Neighbours character Nell Mangel - who has died at the age of 92.  Picture: FremantleMedia Ltd/PA Wire

Tributes paid to Neighbours actress who lived in Sussex

TRIBUTES have been paid to West Sussex-based actress Vivean Gray, best known for her role in hit Australian soap Neighbours, who has died aged 92.

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Maria Sharapova out in the Solent    Picture: �Sportography.tv

Tennis ace Maria Sharapova calls America’s Cup the ‘ultimate sailing experience’

SPORTING star Maria Sharapova swapped tennis courts for the water in Southsea on Saturday.

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Chesney Hawkes

Chesney Hawkes celebrates 25 years of The One And Only at Portsmouth Guildhall

It’s crazy, isn’t it?’ laughs Chesney Hawkes as he considers that his massive 1991 hit The One And Only is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. ‘I still can’t quite believe it.’

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Santa Claus and Mark Read as Joe the Elf. 

Picture: Sarah Standing (161037-7136)

Santa brings festive cheer to the hottest day of the year for New Theatre Royal’s Christmas show launch

WHEN’S the perfect time of year to launch a Christmas show set in a wintery wonderland? The hottest day of the year so far, obviously.

Gown Dresser Emma Eggleton (24) ensures that Linvoy Primus is immaculate in his gown 

Picture by:  Malcolm Wells (160715-6760)

Proud Pompey star honoured to pick up top university award

‘One of the best moments of my life’.

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Flavia Cacace in action in The Last Tango

Flavia Cacace joins Vincent Simone for The Last Tango at the Mayflower

When Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace take their bows at the end of their run at the end of their final show at the Mayflower in Southampton, it won’t just be the finale of the tour.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Sophie Ellis-Bextor keeps it in the family for Priory Park Festival

Given that Sophie Ellis-Bextor had her fourth child last November, then headed into the studio to start work on her sixth album a couple of months later, it’s hardly surprising that family was on her mind.

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