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Diamond takes control of Nato task group in the Mediterranean

A WARSHIP from Portsmouth has begun her stint as the Royal Navy’s guardian of the Mediterranean, taking charge of a major Nato task force.

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines amphibious landing display at the 70th anniversary D-Day commemorations in 2014 on Southsea Common 

Picture: Allan Hutchings (141718-980)

Portsmouth council bids for £850,000 to mark D-Day anniversary

A COUNCIL has put in a bid for £850,000 to fund events marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

Len Chivers, 93, left, from Old Portsmouth and Vic Merry, 92, from Southsea 
Picture: Malcolm Wells (170825-9295)

‘Our time on her was truly unforgettable’ - veterans of Second World War battleship HMS Queen Elizabeth reminisce as new carrier brings name back to navy

Sitting in high-back chairs with cups of piping hot tea in their hands, Len Chivers and Vic Merry natter to one another animatedly.


REGIONAL: Police warning after drink-driver loses control and falls off moped

POLICE have issued a warning on the dangers of drink-driving after a rider fell off his moped after losing control.

Butcher Street and College Road in Portsea, Portsmouth. Picture: Google

Gang breaks victim’s jaw in ‘cowardly’ Portsmouth attack

THUGS broke a man’s jaw and nose in an unprovoked attack, police said.

Youngsters at Manor Infant School and Nursery celebrate with headteacher Ashley Howard, centre. Picture: Habibur Rahman

Infant school rated ‘good’ four years after being placed into special measures

A BUCKLAND school is celebrating after bettering its previous Ofsted inspection grade.


Pupils study the Solent’s oysters as part of major research project

ABOUT 70 primary school pupils learnt more about the fascinating wildlife found in the Solent as part of a research project.

HMS Diamond   Photo: LPhot Paul Hall

HMS Diamond leads the way taking over Nato task force

A WARSHIP from Portsmouth has today started her role as the Royal Navy’s guardian of the Mediterranean having taken charge of a major Nato task force.

Is your favourite in the latest top 20 boys’ and girls’ names?

Is your favourite in the latest top 20 boys’ and girls’ names?

OLIVIA has replaced Amelia as the most popular names given to baby girls in England and Wales in 2016.

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LETTER OF THE DAY: Life’s a beach - but don’t blame dogs

Hayling Island – it does not seem that long ago that I can remember the happy days.

Catherine Cowie and her daughter Jessica enjoy art and craft together at church

REV MIKE DUFF: The vicar of St Jude’s Church, Southsea, proves church certainly isn’t boring

If you’ve ever been to Funday Sunday at St Jude’s Church, you’ll know that we guarantee you’ll have fun!

Reverend Ian Meredith, vicar of St Mary's Church, Portchester 

Picture: Sarah Standing (143431-719)

BY REV IAN MEREDITH: The vicar of St Mary’s Church, Portchester looks forward to marking the creation of the Protestant church

October is Reformation month and we are marking it with a series of talks and special events.

Paddy Power rapped for racist Mayweather advert

Paddy Power rapped for racist Mayweather advert

A ‘racist’ advert for bookmakers Paddy Power that urged punters to ‘always bet on black’ before the Floyd Mayweather fight with Conor McGregor has been banned.

Worshippers from Hart Plain Church, Waterlooville, at a previous church breakfast

REV KATE MACFARLANE: The vicar of Hart Plain Church, Waterlooville, is looking forward to harvest festival

My earliest memory of harvest festival is going to church with my friends from Sunday school to present our harvest gifts.

Kevin White, 57, of Bramdean Drive, Leigh Park, pictured talking on the phone and Adrian Dowse, 46, of Botley Drive, Leigh Park

Loan sharks told: pay back £195,000 or go back to prison

TWO loan sharks who received £500,000 lending cash illegally have been ordered to pay back thousands of pounds.

The search is on for our Pub of the Year

PUB OF THE YEAR: Here’s the 97 to choose from

WE all have different ideas of what makes a perfect pub.

Nathan Sedgewicke

Tributes paid after 'beloved son' dies on motorway

TRIBUTES have been paid to a man who died on a motorway after stopping to speak with police.

Here's the latest on travel and weather across the region this morning

Take a look at today’s weather and travel

DESPITE the forecast of showers early this morning, today should be mostly dry and cloudy.


Shoplifter in court for taking steak from city store

THIEF Ronney Morey admitted stealing steak.

Sean Fagan

London terror attack cop falls victim to bomb hoax at Estee Lauder factory

A POLICE officer who dealt with the aftermath of a London terror attack was caught up in a bomb hoax, a court heard.

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