If they can shift the tickets, why not let Victorious get bigger?

Wow! As everybody wakes up the morning after the night before, we can all agree that the organisers of the Victorious Festival have raised the bar this year.

The Hayling Island RNLI crew Picture: Tim Ash

Summer tragedies remind us not to be complacent

I really love living in this part of the world when the weather’s lovely.

Paul Mas Estate Carignan

GIBSON ON GRAPES: Tipples for summer’s dying rays

It’s the August bank holiday weekend, the last holiday before the onset of autumn and, dare I say it quietly, Christmas.

Pears poached in red wine served with Champagne sorbet

Quality wine makes a difference in cooking

"I always cook with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food".


Cycling lights should have been fixed pre-Olympics

Let us go back eight years to the Beijing Olympics and Team GB’s astonishing cyclists who finished those games with 14 medals – 12 on the track and two on the road.

The former prime minister, the late Margaret Thatcher

RICK JACKSON: Look around you... and say thank you to the 1980s

Apart from the Olympics, the best thing on TV for me this month was The 1980s on BBC2, written and presented by historian Dominic Sandbrook.

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Omran Daqneesh

TAMARA TALKS: Beyond the froth of festivals and fiery summer heat, the refugee agony goes on

Last September the world was rocked by images of Aylan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy whose body was washed up on a beach in Turkey.

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Our police need to know they are fully supported

At a time when the thin blue line is stretched tighter than ever our police force needs the total support of the courts if its officers are to do their jobs effectively.

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The leaders of the new Harbour Church outside their refurbished building in Commercial Road. They are (left to right): Martha Bryant, the Rev Ben Bryant, Sam Parker, Ryan Forey, Hannah Barraclough and the vicar, the Rev Alex Wood

New Harbour Church will be launched on September 4

The Rt Rev Christopher Foster, Church of England Bishop of Portsmouth, says it’s wrong to judge a church’s success just by attendance on a Sunday

Now this has got to be the feeblest attempt at trying to limit chocolate consumption.

STEVE POWER: Flip-top Smarties? Ridiculous!

Anyone who has bought a tube of Smarties recently will have noticed that they’ve done away with the plastic lids they used to have, and replaced it with a cardboard flip-top.


Deal on new police hub needs to be signed soon

It’s no secret that our police force is strapped for cash and resources are stretched.

Children from Somers Road who sang in the Portsmouth Music festival in April 1972.

A great piece of 1970s nostalgia from children’s music festival

here we see children from in and around Somers Road, in Somers Town, who appeared at the Portsmouth Music Festival back in April 1972.

Great Britain's Jason Kenny after winning the gold medal in the Men's Keirin Final poses with fiancee Laura Trott who won gold in the Women's Omnium. Warren and his daughterrs held their own Olympics PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo

WARREN HAYDEN: My daughters beat me in our Olympics Games

It has been great watching the Olympic action in Rio over the past two weeks and it was something I’d been looking forward to for months.

Golden couple Jason Kenny and Laura Trott, both gold medal cyclists in Rio

CLIVE SMITH: Stand up for the sit-down champions of Team GB

We’re good at sports that require sitting down – sailing, cycling, canoeing and rowing

Mother's fears over the controlling behaviour of her daughter's fiance

My fears for daughter whose fiancé is controlling her life

Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine offers her perspective on family dramas, emotional issues and dysfunctional relationships. This week: modelling, controlling and a mid-life crisis


University needs to be more involved in planning

During recent months we have reported on many schemes to provide university accommodation in Portsmouth.

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Laura Trott wins gold - again

Back down to Earth with a bump after Rio Olympics

I’ll last about five seconds before I face plant on to the floor


The innocent casualties of war won’t be forgotten

Stark images of a bloodied Syrian child sitting dazed in the back of an ambulance sparked uproar across the world this week.

GIBSON ON GRAPES: Are we really all wine buffs now?

GIBSON ON GRAPES: Are we really all wine buffs now?

According to new research carried out on behalf of the Co-op, we are now officially a nation of wine buffs, or so we think.

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Bullying should never be tolerated

Whatever your age, always try to beat the bullies

The concept of ‘bystanders’ who do nothing is one that has had catastrophic consequences in history

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