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VERITY LUSH: Leave me to browse the make-up counter in peace

I suspect this is just me but you may experience it too, and possibly it’s more likely if you’re female, or if you visit make-up counters whatever gender you may be.

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STEVE CANAVAN: Making a molehill out of Malcolm, my very minor ailment

‘Do you mind stripping down to your under-pants please so I can have a look?’

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Steve's baby daughter made amazing progress this week, or so his wife thought

STEVE CANAVAN: It was a lot of rattle over just a little roll

I was on my way home from work the other day when Mrs Canavan phoned. I assumed it was bad news, for she only ever phones when there is bad news.
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LAWRENCE MURPHY: Spicing up the top of this summer's crops

LAWRENCE MURPHY: Spicing up the top of this summer's crops

SPICY COURGETTES WITH PORK BELLY Serves 4
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Give your beefburger  or beetburger  a kick with grated horseradish

LAWRENCE MURPHY: Tickle your taste buds for cheap

BEETROOT AND HORSERADISH BURGERS Serves 4
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Australia's experimentation with grapes is paying off

Some years ago you would go to trade wine tasting events and there would be a hushed quote going round the room, ‘Please, please ABC’.
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STEVE CANAVAN: Making a molehill out of a very minor ailment

‘Do you mind stripping down to your under-pants please so I can have a look?’
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BLAISE TAPP: Even in the 21st century, you can't beat old-fashioned playtime

There cannot be many of us who won't be going away at some point during August.
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BLAISE TAPP: We need more Angela Rayners at the top of British politics

There are many things I love about this green and pleasant land, although most of them relate to my stomach and certainly don’t include Love Island or breakfast television.
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BLAISE TAPP: Arguing the toss has never felt so good

BLAISE TAPP: Arguing the toss has never felt so good

Like all faithful contrarians, I like a row – some people rely on cod liver oil or a pot of posh coffee, but I swear by an old fashioned barney to keep me lively.
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COMMENT: Pompey and the uni will make great partners

Think of heavyweight presences in the city and, apart from the obvious one of the Royal Navy, chances are you’ll come up with Pompey and the University of Portsmouth.

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RICK JACKSON: The patriotism inspired by HMS Queen Elizabeth is wonderful

Truly magnificent.

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COMMENT: Carrier sends out a strong message to the world

It was eight years ago that work began on the first of the blocks that would be fitted together to become HMS Queen Elizabeth.

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People fly into the air as a vehicle drives into a group of protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend

ZELLA COMPTON: How much? For four pasties! You must be kidding

How much is too much to pay for lunch when you’re out for the day with the family?

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COMMENT: Guildhall Walk has improved, but it’s still far from perfect

Back in 2011, Guildhall Walk in Portsmouth’s city centre held the dubious honour of being named the most violent street in England and Wales.

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CLIVE SMITH: What on earth does gay pride have to do with the National Trust?

So the National Trust tried making its volunteer workers wear a gay pride badge or be banished from public view!

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A hard lesson to learn for inspirational transplant girl

a young girl given a wonderful chance at life with a heart valve and kidney transplant grabs the opportunity with both hands and goes on to represent her country at the Transplant Games.

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LESLEY KEATING: It’s your day, why should pint-sized guests spoil it?

Wedding season is upon us. It seems that, far from being an outdated concept, plenty of friends are marrying or are planning to in the future.

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The Brewer's Arms in Milton Road in 2012

Measures are needed to stop decline of the pub

There is a simple answer to anyone who bemoans the loss of yet another long-standing pub in Portsmouth: ‘If it was that popular then it would not have been closed.’

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RICK JACKSON: To move or not to move? That is the question

We have reached that point, do we move or do we improve?

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