Matilda nets top prize for tea set made from scraps

QUILTING is a pastime usually associated with the older generations.

Two-year-old Alfie Wake was left bloodied and traumatised following the dog attack in Paulsgrove. PPP-170418-121254001

THIS WEEK IN 1994: Trip to shops turns into vicious dog attack

The parents of a Paulsgrove toddler who was savaged by an Alsatian spoke of their horror after seeing the youngster’s torn and bloodied face.

Matt Whitney at the end of the London Marathon

Matt Whitney

COMPLETING his first marathon is an experience Matt Whitney will never forget.

Husband and wife Chris and Jane Wheeler, of Wheeler's Bakery

Couple bake up a brilliant batch of buns for military fundraiser

HUSBAND and wife team Chris and Jane Wheeler have thrown their support behind our Bake for Heroes campaign with a brilliant batch of hot cross buns.

This plucky polecat had a lucky escape when waste collectors found him hiding among rubbish on bin day. PPP-170418-122005001

THIS WEEK IN 1994: Workers ferret out dust bin weasel

This polecat was nearly poleaxed when it ended up in the hopper of a dust bin cart.

Dom Elton, far right, plays with the Mayfield house band, Dan Sawyers, Aaron Hartley and Gregg Powell.
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‘It’s all about getting
the artists as much exposure as possible’

Record Store Day is now a well-established institution. Each April vinyl fans will queue up for hours, nay days, to get their hands on limited edition discs produced specially for the day.

Ed Anderson

LONDON MARATHON: Gosport brewer Ed to compete in his fifth marathon

IT WILL be marathon number five for Ed Anderson when he laces up his running shoes tomorrow.

Kieran Lane

LONDON MARATHON: Kieran will be supporting the QA Hospital for his first marathon

I CANNOT wait for the atmosphere and the excitement of the London Marathon.

Kelly Wainwright

LONDON MARATHON: Kelly aims to raise awareness of lung conditions

DETERMINED Kelly Wainwright has completed five parkruns as part of her preparation for the London Marathon.

Leah Curphey

LONDON MARATHON: Loving daughter Leah runs in memory of dad and grandad

LOVING daughter Leah Curphey is taking on the marathon in memory of her dad and grandad.

Double amputee Dave Williamson. Picture:  Malcolm Wells

Double amputee sends youngster message of hope for future

HE HAS raised thousands of pounds for charity helping a number of children in the area.

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Portsmouth charity offers dream chance to camp with Bear Grylls

SURVIVAL superstar Bear Grylls is offering two lucky fans the chance of a lifetime as part of his bid to mark the 10th birthday of a Portsmouth-based charity.

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Reginald D Hunter

Reginald D Hunter: ‘All you have to give is an honest opinion about anything and someone, somewhere will be offended’

In the second decade of the 21st century, it almost seems you’re no-one unless you’re being offended about something.

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Averil Bransons own personal experience of losing her father informed her writing

Author delves into her memories for inspiration

SPIRITUAL experiences as a child and a love of writing have prompted one woman to publish her first novel.

Leanne Hughes is taking part in a body-building competition Picture: Malcolm Wells

‘Bodybuilding was a challenge... it meant cutting out the treats’

SHE has transformed her life by avoiding cakes and biscuits and is now preparing to take centre stage – wearing just a bikini.

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Ben Fogle with oysters to be planted in cages in the Solent

Adventurer Fogle kicks off oyster restoration project

Adventurer Ben Fogle was in Hamble today as part a project to reintroduce one million oysters to the Solent after the industry was ‘decimated’ by over-fishing.

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Angela Marks is in a dispute with Smart Parking, which sent her a bill for �85 following a problem at Matalan 
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Shoppers tell of their anger at being given £85 parking fines

Regular shoppers in Portsmouth’s city centre have learned to their cost that there was nothing ‘smart’ about parking at the Matalan Station Street store.

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Members of 3rd Chichester Girlguiding with the 100 mats they made for dementia patients

Guides get knitting for dementia patients

IT IS a simple idea but one that is making life much more comfortable for dementia patients on hospital visits.

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FOOTBALL FUN Some of the participants of last years cup contest

Heading for Victory at Portsmouth football tournament

FOOTBALLERS are being urged to register for a tournament with a difference.

John Morgan with People's Postcode Lottery ambassador Matt Johnson

Portsmouth Postcode Lottery winner scoops up £30,000

ONE MAN got the surprise of his life when he discovered he’d won a whopping £30,000 – all thanks to his postcode.

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