Tickets for America’s Cup final now on sale

TICKETS are now on sale for the America’s Cup finals after a report revealed the benefits Portsmouth gained from holding a qualifying round of the sailing competition this summer.

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Sandra Smith at the Kings Theatre

The queen of the Kings takes her final bow

Since finding her new career at the Kings, almost by mistake, back in 1984, Sandra Smith has, for many, become the face of the theatre.


Church ready for trees

A CHURCH will soon be decked out in Christmas trees for its annual festival.

Last year's Santa Run in Southsea

Santa Race returns for ninth year to Southsea seafront

HO! Ho! Ho! A sea of red and white is due to hit the promenade for a good cause this weekend.

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Former Great British Bake Off contestant Enwezor Nzegwu with students Abby Burnett (21) and Tobias Woodward (20)

Great British Bake-Off star helps Portsmouth students make pizza on live show

STUDENTS held a live cooking show for the first time with the help of Great British Bake Off contestant Enwezor Nzegwu.

The top present hiding locations this Christmas

The top present hiding locations this Christmas

Linen cupboards, gym bags and even the neighbour’s house are some of the places that UK’s Christmas shoppers will hide presents in at attempt to avoid Christmas being spoiled by prying eyes.

Southsea Coffee Co in Osborne Road

FOOD REVIEW: Ginger and Peach Supper Club

Events don’t come much more hipster than a raw, vegan, gluten-free supper club – especially at one of Southsea’s most popular coffee houses.


Mayor to hold carol service

Gosport’s mayor will hold her carol service on Sunday.

Emsworth Food Festival in St Peter's Square this year Picture: Habibur Rahman

Food celebration sees Emsworth runner-up

EMSWORTH has come runner-up in a competition that honours the best celebrations of British food, held during British Food Fortnight.

The Christmas trees of Titchfield

Now that’s what I call festive...

THE streets are bright in Titchfield this festive season as more than 300 houses have mini Christmas trees displayed on their walls.

Paul Jones and Clare Jefferson-Jones at the Festival of Lights

Picture: Sarah Standing (161629-8690)

Portsmouth Festival of Light hailed huge success by community

A SPLASH of colour came to Fratton as creative families paraded carrot, pot plant, strawberry and bee-inspired lanterns through the streets.

Win Illustrious print

Win Illustrious print

ARTIST Julia Pankhurst painted this picture of Illustrious as the ship came into Portsmouth from a disaster relief mission in the Philippines – and you can win a print.

Lennon Beech

Southsea family aim to raise £25,000 to help Lennon, four, regain some vision

THE mum of a severely disabled four-year-old boy is appealing for people to keep him in mind over the festive period.

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Signs of success include being happy... and having well-behaved kids

Signs of success include being happy... and having well-behaved kids

Being happy, healthy and having well-behaved children are the true signs of success - far ahead of being rich, according to new research.

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Portsmouth pupil presented with prize after winning MP’s Christmas card competition

PORTSMOUTH South MP Flick Drummond has presented the winner of a Christmas card competition with a prize in a school assembly.

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Generous Ines, second left, with volunteers and participants from Wheels for All

Runner’s generosity gives boost to cycling group

A CHARITY which allows people with mental and physical impairments to cycle has received a huge boost.

Seyma Selamet, Mark Francis, Sarah Moulds, Stacey Hewson, Kevin Blofield and Abi Scott from Horizon Leisure Centre celebrating the National Fitness Awards

Popular community gym is in spotlight for awards

A CHARITY-RUN gym with hundreds of members was recognised at a glittering awards ceremony.

Alan Priddy Picture: Habibur Rahman (161568-343)

Portsmouth powerboat legend slams city’s ‘five-star hotel’ aspiration

OCEAN racing legend Alan Priddy has dismissed Portsmouth’s dreams of securing a five-star hotel – saying a lack of quality shops, poor roads and political differences are bringing the city down.

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Colin Mackey at a bulb planting event in Emsworth in 2010

Crowds gather to pay late councillor respect

MORE THAN 250 people filled a packed-out church in Emsworth to bid farewell to a much-loved and respected councillor and community stalwart.

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Council returns lost purse with £500 in it to woman who accidentally put it in the bin

WE’VE all had that sinking feeling that we’ve mislaid something important.

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