No surprise we often get the wrong end of the stick

These days we tend to do much of our communication via text and e-mail.


Getting your eyes tested is vital and must be done

There can be few more important things to look after than one’s sight.

Havant MP Alan Mak and members of Innovation Fitness

I’m continuing to fight for a better deal

Havant MP Alan Mak reflects on a busy wee trying to get fit in his constituency and in Westminster

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Carols Fernandes volunteering at the Stacey Centre community orchard

The garden was only ever used by toads!

Our columnist Tracey Jones, from Portsmouth City Council, is a community gardener at the Stacey Centre in Walsall Road, Baffins

Chinese dragon at the 2015 Michaelmas Fair in Alverstoke, Gosport

Michaelmas Fayre’s popularity grows and grows

Malcolm Dent, from Gosport Rotary Club, is looking forward to Alverstoke’s Michaelmas Fayre

Nobody really knows what goes on behind closed doors

Nobody really knows what goes on behind closed doors

Oh my giddy aunt. Stop the press, this is big news. No wait, this isn’t big news, this is huge news!

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We fear these rule changes will lead to fly-tipping

There is so much to be proud of in this fantastic city.

Bishop of Portsmouth the Rt Rev Christopher Foster, admits that even he sins

In Christian jargon, all of us are sinners

The Rt Rev Christopher Foster, Bishop of Portsmouth, admits that, like all of us, he sins most days

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Pompey lost 1-0 to Accrington Stanley

Recalling day Sam walked Naked across the common

I was in Birmingham at the weekend, celebrating the 40th birthday of one of my former radio ‘wives’ – a lady called Donna Alos.


Solent Wheel should have been given a year’s trial

We have all marvelled at the seemingly fragile little swallow; how every spring it turns up in the same old nest having flown almost 10,000 miles back from South Africa.

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Mamma Mia!

A word designed to strike dread into a parent’s heart

It’s a word designed to strike dread into any parent’s heart – yes, the moment when your child decides to change their diet radically and become a vegetarian.

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Stories about donation are an example to us all

Today we report several inspirational stories, none more so than those people who decided –some when they were in their 70s and 80s – that they would donate one of their kidneys to a stranger, in the hope that it would improve that person’s life.

The 54th Portsmouth Scout Group, in Great Salterns, enjoying a game of football to mark their anniversary

A year of celebration for scout group’s milestone

A SCOUT group is celebrating 70 years of fun, challenge and adventure this year.

It's important to instil good values on a child from a young age

TAMARA TALKS: What drove a little boy to torture a cat?

When I was a child there were always things my parents told me to do or not to do and to say or not to say­.

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Positive news from QA is as important as the bad news

Contrary to popular belief in some quarters, we here at The News take no joy in what is perceived as ‘knocking’ the Queen Alexandra Hospital. But we do believe we have a duty to report when things are not running as they should.

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Havant MP Alan Mak

OFF THE FENCE: Havant MP Alan Mak talks about the gender glass ceiling

As your local MP, supporting schools and backing young people is a key priority.

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Musicians come and go but the band plays on

Musicians come and go but the band plays on

Our columnist Stuart Reed on an important anniversary

Jo Bushnell from Aspex art gallery

Contemporary art enriches people’s lives

Columnist Jo Bushnell is the director of the contemporary art gallery Aspex, in Gunwharf

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Bake Off judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry

Stop whining and act like parents, not teenagers

The kids are back at school and, like my eldest, many children have moved from primary to secondary.

The Bake Off marquee prefers to remain at the Beeb and look forward to Glastonbury.

STEVE POWER: Shock as Bake Off tent quits as well

Catch Steve Power At Breakfast, Monday to Friday 05.30-09.00 on Wave 105

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