Waterlooville family say big thanks for new wheelchair

WHEN the family of Sam Merrick set up a fundraising page to get him a new wheelchair, they were blown away with how quickly the cash came in.

The Kings Theatre, Southsea held an Open Day giving members of the public an oppourtunity to explore areas usually of limits and find out more about the theatre. - "The Kings Theatre" Picture Credit: Keith Woodland. PPP-170602-110301001

All the young people are taking over

THE Kings Youth Theatre and KYT Leading Lights are proud to present two shows in one evening – Death in Character and Black Comedy.

Alan Mak, centre, with chief executive Anthony Thompson and infrastructure director Simon Ratcliffe from FatFace at Dunsbury Park

CAPTION: Alan Mak, centre, at the Dunsbury Park development site.

New centre will ‘give Havant a jobs boost’

Havant MP Alan Mak has said a multi-million pound development by clothing retailer FatFace at Dunsbury Park will help secure the town’s economic future, following an inspection of the site.

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From the left are David Bunt, 52. from Bognor Regis and Paul Dyer, 42, from Lee-on-the-Solent   Picture: Sarah Standing (170270-7667)

Thousands quaff the lot at the 25th Winterfest event

PUNTERS continued to flock to a popular beer festival over the weekend as ales were consumed by the gallon.

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Southsea restaurant serves up Italian meal for Fareham care home

DOZENS of care home residents were given a special meal served up by a chef as part of the home’s ‘Italian Day.’

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Callum Allen,14, from Havant, has success in his sights after James Bond star Colin Salmon presented him with a national award for achievement.

James Bond star presents Havant teenager with award for tackling community challenges

AN INSPIRATIONAL 14-year-old has received a national award from a James Bond star for working to improve the lives of young people.


Laurel comes full circle as she heads to The Edge

She may still only be 22, but singer-songwriter Laurel Arnell-Cullen could already claim to be a veteran.

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Crowds at last year's Portsmouth Beer Festival

REVEALED: Details of this year’s Portsmouth Beer Festival

EXCITEMENT is growing ahead of Portsmouth Beer Festival.

People who took part in and ran the Game On classes

Youngsters are all kept ‘appy with project to develop phone programs

VIDEO games are being used to keep youngsters on the straight and narrow.

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Don't Tell the Bride needs couples like you. NNL-161105-173217001

Portsmouth couples wanted for new series of Don’t Tell The Bride

COUPLES are wanted to appear in the new series of Sky1’s Don’t Tell The Bride.

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Trish Bell, shop manager, with Michael Woods and his donations.

Picture: Sarah Standing.

Kind-hearted builder brings ray of hope to charity targeted by thieves

GENEROUS builder Michael Woods has brought fresh hope to a charity blighted by thieves after donating a huge pile of goods to help it get back on its feet.

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From left: Ken Storer (83), Ray Potts celebrating his 75th birthday today, and Pete Jolliffe (70) all from Gosport. 

Picture: Sarah Standing (170270-7662)

Hundreds flock to join Gosport’s premier beer festival

KEGS of booze were in full flow last night as punters rushed to enjoy the opening of one of the area’s premier beer festivals.

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Joe McElderry is starring in the lead role of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. With Lucy Kay as the Narrator.

Britain’s Got Talent star Lucy Kay tells how Joseph’s story is still helping beat the bullies

Lucy Kay has found that success has been the best way to show up those who bullied her at school.


WATCH: Diver Ian Peach from Southsea tells of the moment he was stranded with sharks after a dive at sea

Ian Peach has described the shocking moment he surfaced from a dive in shark-filled waters only to discover the support boat was missing.


REGIONAL: Video shows ‘UFO’ above park

A carpenter claims his drone picked up a UFO when he was using it in a Hampshire park.

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The Great White Shark. Picture: Wikimedia

LISTED: Five of the world’s deadliest sharks

They are the fearsome predators of the deep.

Divers swim for their lives after their boat disappears in shark-infested sea

Divers swim for their lives after their boat disappears in shark-infested sea

DIVER Ian Peach has described the shocking moment he surfaced from a dive in shark-filled waters only to discover the support boat was missing.

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From left, Liessa Mallinson, deputy contract at Manager Victim Support, Yvonne Carter, deputy service manager for SDAS, Claire Lambon, CEO of SDAS and Ian Stiff, contract account manager at Victim Support.

CAPTION: From left, Liessa Mallinson, Yvonne Carter, Claire Lambon and Ian Stiff.

Local charities join forces to fight domestic abuse

TWO local charities have partnered with one another to take significant steps in the fight against domestic abuse.

Canon Bob White, centre, dressing up for St Mary's parish pantomime. The panto takes place during February half-term every year.

CAPTION: Canon Bob White, centre, dressed up for the parish pantomime

It’s time for panto - oh yes it is!

IF you see members of St Mary’s parish mumbling lines to themselves, or practising dancing, or if you see one of the male clergy liberally applying make-up, don’t worry. It is just parish pantomime time!

Alan Mak MP pays tribute to British servicemen killed at the Battle of Mount Tumbledown in the Falklands

CAPTION: Alan Mak MP pays tribute to those who were killed during the Falklands War.

Paying respects to those who fell in the Falklands

IN the past week I’ve travelled more than 16,000 miles from Havant to the Falkland Islands – and back again – to pay my respects to British forces and veterans as we commemorate the conflict’s 35th anniversary this year.

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