Duke of Edinburgh scheme set to return

STUDENTS at Priory School in Southsea have embraced the return of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

Former Portsmouth Polytechnic mechanical engineering student David Haywood, pictured, won a �400 cheque for this final-year degree project

THIS WEEK IN 1985: Net machine could help poorer countries

Former Portsmouth Polytechnic mechanical engineering student David Haywood, pictured, won a £400 cheque for his final-year degree project.


Henry VIII themed events over half-term in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

FAMILIES can enjoy a range of activities based around one of Britain’s most historic figures this half-term.

Shigellosis: What you need to know about this highly infectious bug

Shigellosis: What you need to know about this highly infectious bug

The highly-infectious vomiting bug shigellosis is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.

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Walking Dead TV star is coming to Chichester

STAR of The Walking Dead series David Morrissey is to speak at the University of Chichester about a career in the world’s most popular film and television programmes.

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School warning after ‘stranger danger’ incident

Parents have expressed their concerns after a school sent home a letter warning a man had tried to get a pupil to open his front door.

Students spent the day getting a volleyball masterclass from Jake Sheaf, centre

Olympic athlete makes a visit to inspire schoolkids

STUDENTS from a school in Fareham were visited by a very special guest for the day.

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Pupils from Bedenham and Holbrook Primary Schools teamed up with HMS Sultan

Schoolchildren experience what life is like in the navy

THERE were high fives all round at a nearby primary school, as HMS Sultan hosted a combined visit of excited youngsters from Bedenham and Holbrook Primary Schools, for a look at Royal Navy training.

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Still time to book your child into hero week

PARENTS are being urged to sign up to a half-term playscheme, as the places are filling up fast.

The troopship SS Mendi

Portsmouth children to sing in memory of SS Mendi tragedy 100 years ago

SCORES of children will be joining a national commemoration in Portsmouth marking the centenary of the sinking of the SS Mendi.

Teenagers in Havant are the least likely in the country to apply to university, says Ucas

Havant teenagers least likely to try for university study

TEENAGERS across the area have made fewer applications to study at university than their peers, figures revealed today show.

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PAUL NEWELL: I was the fastest kid on two legs, but I swam like a concrete brick

I believe that I reached my sporting peak between the ages of ten and twelve whilst at Northern Parade Middle School.

Experts say fraud is costing businesses dear

New research highlights fraud risks to business

BUSINESSES and organisations in the UK are facing a fraud epidemic, with fraudsters increasingly taking advantage of technology and corporate inaction, according to new research.

Small village schools are at risk of closure because of unfunded costs

Small village schools are at risk of closure because of unfunded costs

On the outskirts of many English towns, adjacent to greenbelt and farmland, you will find small village communities situated around a local school, church and public house (the pub) – and many of these communities have been established for centuries.


Portsmouth school gets £1.9m to offer more places

NEARLY £2m will help a school increase the number of places it can offer by 105 children.

Portsmouth South MP Flick Drummond with head boy Sajid Ali and head girl Tasmin Nessa

‘Are you important?’

CURIOUS schoolpupils quizzed their MP on Donald Trump, Brexit and whether or not she was important during a special visit last Friday.

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Boy who eats only fish fed meat in school dinners

A mum says she has been left distraught after her son, who eats only fish, was fed meat in his school dinners.

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Pupils from Langstone Junior School in Portsmouth, are taking part in The News Lets Read Challenge. From left, Oscar Burns, Heidi Giles, Emine Ulucan, Anais Barley, Jack Wicken and Jayden Harper 						      Picture: Sarah Standing (170190-6685)

Portsmouth pupils get reading boost through The News challenge

EVERY pupil at a school is now learning more about the world and where they live thanks to The News’ Let’s Read: Portsmouth challenge.


Bugsy Malone on school stage

THE Portsmouth Academy will be putting on a performance of 1920s-themed musical, Bugsy Malone.

Martin Porter excites students with potential career pathways

Children ‘get inspired’ at Guildhall’s careers fair

CHOOSING the right career path can be a daunting task for any young adult.

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