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Battle of intellect for the 2017 chess title

PORTSMOUTH’S annual chess competition is looking to have its most successful year to date.

Portsmouth
Growing up, the football pitch was the place to be (Pexels: labeled for reuse)

PAUL NEWELL: I was a speedy and versatile football – you had to be to play in four positions...

I was nine years old when dad took me to Bransbury Park to try out for a Sunday league team called Fleur de Lys.

Heritage

Playgroup says thanks after donation from businessman

CHILDREN at a playgroup received an unusual donation from a businessman.

Business
Hilary Robinson with Martin Impey and her new novel Flo of the Somme

Budding young writers to tell story of animal heroes

IN celebration of World Book Day’s 20th anniversary, schoolchildren across the Portsmouth area have the chance to win themselves a new Kindle.

Portsmouth
Keiran O'Toole, Adrian Duffy, and George Palmer will be spending 24 hours in a life raft this weekend Picture: Habibur Rahman (161543-46)

24 hours at sea

THREE students are preparing to spend 24 hours afloat in a life raft for a good cause.

Education
City Council staff were baffled by a mysterious trail of pink hand prints which appeared across Guildhall Square (5940-1)

THIS WEEK IN 1985: Mystery pink prints cross Guildhall Square

City Council staff were baffled by a mysterious trail of pink hand prints which appeared across Guildhall Square.

Heritage

Thousands informed about child sex abuse

THOUSANDS of children across the city have attended assemblies about preventing sexual abuse.

Portsmouth
School children from Crofton Anne Dale Junior School in Stubbington

Stubbington pupils to spend a night at Tim Peake exhibition

A GROUP of schoolchildren are set to undergo an out-of-this-world experience after winning a competition to spend the night in the Tim Peake sleepover exhibition in Chichester.

Fareham

Celebrate World Book Day by visiting a Hampshire library

PEOPLE are being encouraged to get involved with celebrations to mark World Book Day.

Business
Priory School students get to grips with putting up a tent

Duke of Edinburgh scheme set to return

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

Portsmouth
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.

Portsmouth

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.

Portsmouth
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.

Health 2

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.

Education
News. Photo: Shutterstock SUS-150807-174836001

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.

Crime
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.

Fareham 2
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.

Gosport 2

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.

Business
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.

Portsmouth
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.

Education 2
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