ZELLA COMPTON: Give me Noel over annoying Mel and Sue on Great British Bake Off any day

The Great British Bake Off is better. There you go, I’ve said it.

BBC Children In Need's Pudsey at Denmead Infant School

Schools to fundraise for ‘Spotacular’ event

SCHOOLS throughout Portsmouth are being called upon to register for the 2017 BBC Children In Need and Lloyds Banking Group campaign The Big Spotacular.


Southsea pupils join monstrous new road safety campaign

EAGER pupils will be putting their best foot forward after they signed up to join a new road safety campaign.

St Vincent College unveiled its development proposals.   Picture: Neil Marshall

WATCH: Gosport college set to sell off land for 130 homes

MORE than 100 homes could be built on land a college hopes to sell of to fund major redevelopment work.

Picture Ian Hargreaves

University of Portsmouth - Fresher’s Guide 2017

Thousands of teenagers will be heading off to university this week - and here’s our guide for those starting out at the University of Portsmouth.

A study has found having a GP is not a priority for city students

University students heading to Portsmouth not planning to get new GP

MORE than half of students heading to university in or around Portsmouth are unlikely to sign up to a new GP surgery.


College students win place at final of world skills competition

FOUR college students have made it to the final of World Skills UK.

Headteacher Jill Roseblade

Schools announce a change of name

TWO schools have changed their names to mark a new era.

Priory School. Picture: Google Maps

Boy, 15, left with lacerations after incident outside Southsea school

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested after another teenager was left with lacerations following an incident outside a secondary school in Southsea.

The Lord Mayor Councillor Ken Ellcome cuts the ribbon. Pictured from left, is Sophia Ball, headteacher Sarah Sadler, Sue Samson, the chief executive of the University of Chichester Academy Trust, Cllr Ken Ellcombe and Jack Cooper        (171147-8)

Celebrations as Cosham primary school becomes an academy

Children, teachers and parents were joined by the lord mayor for the official opening as an academy.


Open evening announced

BRUNE Park Community School in Gosport will open its doors to current Year Six pupils for an open evening.

Pink hair: why would any parent think this is acceptable?

BLAISE TAPP: Stupid parents who think they can make up their own school uniform rules

As somebody who is permanently dishevelled I don’t have much room to talk about the appearance of others. But as it’s September, it’s only fair I join in.


New study on impact of sport careers

NEW research carried out with the help of a Portsmouth academic has shown how top-level sportspeople can struggle to adjust to life after retirement, with their identities defined by their careers.


Phone shop on the hunt for the city’s mini Monet

CREATIVE children are being challenged to draw a portrait of themselves to win a prize.

The Gigbuddies team at the opening celebrations of new social enterpise Make in Fratton, Portsmouth  (171176-115)

New disability services in Fratton will be so much fun

Live music, a fashion show and even a bake-off helped launch a great new service for disabled people.


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.

Library services are among those facing cuts

REVEALED: Devastating details of £140m cuts to Hampshire County Council

DEVASTATING £140m cuts to council services can be revealed by The News today.

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Hampshire County Council cuts: How will children’s services be affected?

HOW are children’s services provided by Hampshire County Council going to change under the proposals?

Hayling Island

University of Portsmouth study looks at what is needed to thrive in life

A SCIENTIST has created a ‘shopping list’ of the key things needed for someone to thrive rather than merely survive in life.

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Mum ‘disgusted’ after 15-year-old schoolboy son faced isolation for not wearing a blazer

A MOTHER says she is ‘disgusted’ after her son was excluded from classes because she could not afford to buy him a blazer.

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