Download our new app for free

GET IT NOW The News' app can be downloaded for free
GET IT NOW The News' app can be downloaded for free
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Our new mobile app is now available to download – and it is absolutely free.

It is available from your App Store on all mobile devices. Simply search ‘Portsmouth News’ and select the blue icon displaying our masthead in white.

The app has been designed to provide the best media service that Portsmouth has to offer, delivered straight to your smartphone or tablet.

The app is the place to keep track of the latest news, sport, what’s on, and much more.

If you download the app you will also receive breaking news alerts straight to your phone. So, if something big is happening in the Portsmouth area, you will be the first to know.

Free of charge, you’ll get our market-leading stories, pictures and videos from the Portsmouth area.

We’re really excited about the new free app and we hope that readers will be, too

Mark Waldron, Editor

The News section includes major stories in fields including crime, defence, politics and health. There’s also great opinion pieces from our columnists as well as an offbeat section and a big emphasis on stories about people.

Turn to Sport for the most comprehensive coverage of Pompey available, with news and views from Fratton Park. Plus, watch out for regular content on the Hawks and Gosport Borough as well as other local non-League teams.

And we also offer unrivalled coverage of other sport in the area, from rugby to hockey, and from horse racing to netball.

Download our app for free and you’ll also get the latest in what’s on.

As well as day-to-day listings, check the latest film reviews, reports on the local music scene and all the best from our theatres.

And our Lifestyle section gives you the chance to check out the latest on food and drink and to keep up to date with advice about the garden, as well as showcasing inspirational real life stories.

Mark Waldron, editor of The News and, said: ‘We’re really excited about the new free app and we hope that readers will be, too.

‘It’s important that we deliver the news in the way in which people want to receive it and the free app is a great addition to our award-winning website and newspaper.

‘It’s the perfect way to complement what we do in the paper and online.’