POLL: Is it too early to put up your Christmas tree?

It’s the big debate at the moment - when should you put up your Christmas tree?

Tom Chambers as  Bobby and company in Crazy For You. Picture by Richard Davenport

Nice Work If You Can Get It for former Strictly winner Tom Chambers in Crazy For You at Mayflower Theatre

When Tom Chambers first saw the musical Crazy For You more than 20 years ago, he knew that the lead role of Bobby was one for him.


Dig deep and help to spread some comfort this Christmas

Christmas is a time for family, a time for giving, and a time for friends.

LETTER OF THE DAY: Driverless vehicles - good or bad?

LETTER OF THE DAY: Driverless vehicles - good or bad?

It was recently reported that the government is shortly to give the go ahead for the testing of driverless cars, firstly on a test track, and then if deemed successful on the public highway.

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Clipper Round the World Race crew member Simon Speirs who has died after being swept overboard during the round-the-world yacht race

Portsmouth legend Knox-Johnston leads tributes to sailor killed during Clipper race

A British sailor who died after being swept overboard was a popular and sensible man, said Clipper Round The World Yacht Race co-founder Portsmouth’s Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.

Strictly's Giovanni Pernice is coming to Portsmouth

Strictly star Giovanni’s coming to Portsmouth (but you’ll have to wait until next year!)

HE’s currently wowing Strictly fans with his dance partner Debbie McGee.

Yvonne Corcoran is a finalist in the Barista of the Year 2017 competition

Barista Yvonne’s in the running to be named world’s best

SHE has perfected the art of coffee for her customers and now Yvonne is set to prove herself at a global final.

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Public access to fort is top of the agenda at meeting

TRANSPARENCY and communication.

Wolf Alice

Wolf Alice present Visions Of A Life in all its variety

When Wolf Alice released the first single from their second album in June this year, it grabbed you with both hands, shook you hard and forced you to take notice.

Gigs and Music
Black Star Riders: from left, Scott Gorham, Chad Szeliga, Ricky Warwick,  Robbie Crane and Damon Johnson.  Picture by Richard Stow

Black Star Riders come under Heavy Fire on their latest tour

Five years and three albums in the Black Star Riders are starting to feel confident enough to move away from their roots.

Gigs and Music
Holly V Maslen's artwork out for Free Art Friday at The Square Tower

THE BIG READ ‘What a treat it must be, to be out and find a piece of art’

Free Art Friday was started in Portsmouth by street artist My Dog Sighs and has become an international movement. We met some of the people who keep it thriving.

Whats on
From left, Jacob Kennard, Gavin Moon, Ian Doyle and Sarah Talboys-Smith with Shanon Rees and Rodney Watson at the front
 at the Southsea Village in Palmerston Road Picture: Habibur Rahman

Children in Need: Pub raises money with 12-hour ping pong game

A PUB in Southsea is raising money for Children in Need with a 12-hour ping pong game.


Children in Need: Junior School has a pretty perfect Pudsey plan

Newbridge Junior School in Fratton dressed up as things that begin with the letter ‘P’ to raise money for Children in Need.

Year R getting creative making cookies

Picture: Aimee Rockett

Children in Need: Mengham Infant School’s day takes the biscuit

Mengham Infant School took part in activities for Children in Need and with everyone dressed up excitement was high.

The Novatech Children in Need event Picture: Rachel Edge

Children in Need: Computer firm Novatech launches 24-hour challenge

A COMPUTER company has taken an innovative approach to fundraising for Children in Need.


Children in Need: Pudsey Bear cycles around primary school

There were cheers all around at a primary school when the headteacher braved a bicycle made for two.

The Tops Day Nursery team at QA Hospital joined by three-year-olds, from left, Sophie, Oscar, Perri and Meenakhi to elebrate Children in Need Picture:

Annie Lewis

Children in Need: Tops Day Nursery go pyjamas for Pudsey

Children at Tops Day Nurseries in Cosham turned up in their pyjamas today to fundraise for Children in Need.

Hayley Garner, one half of street artist duo Nomad Clan, working on the mural at Play Dead studio in Highland Road, Southsea

Internationally renowned street artists Nomad Clan prepare for a career-spanning show in Southsea

AN internationally renowned street art team have brought their work to Southsea.

Matt Roseveare's striking image of a short-eared owl in flight at Farlington Marshes

Golden hour at Farlington Marshes

A photograph of a short eared owl taken at the Wildlife Trust’s Farlington Marshes nature reserve has won an accolade at the prestigious British Wildlife Photography Awards 2017.


Children in Need: Solent Junior School gets spotty for charity

Today Solent Junior School in Drayton held an ‘own clothes’ day to raise money for Children in Need.

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