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On the evening of October 23,1970 two tankers collided six miles south of the Isle of Wight. 13 crewmen died.

Flames from the oil tanker Pacific Glory could be seen from Portsdown Hill

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PORTSMOUTH Film Society will benefit from a cash windfall after being awarded a grant to promote film and culture in the community.

Its Pop-Up Mobile Cinema project was one of 31 recipients in the second round of Lottery Funding in the UK.

The key to its success was its two-year track record in promoting alternative film culture from its home at the Omega Centre in Omega Street, Southsea. The project will see the society take cinema to a range of other community venues, including the New Theatre Royal during the autumn.

For more information, e-mail info@portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.