The results: The Guide Awards

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Even though George V proclaimed all German titles were to be given up by his family a century ago (July 17 1917), there is still physical evidence in our city of the Germanic royal house that once existed. Two commemoration stones relating to members of the royal house previous to the House of Windsor are so readily a part of the fabric of our daily lives but are probably in the most part overlooked.

A walk along Queen Street and on the corner with Aylward Street will present a building with a foundation stone that was laid by HRH Princess Henry of Battenberg in 1912. This was the married title of Queen Victoria's daughter Beatrice which was relinquished on 14 July 1917. From 17 July 1917 she was known as HRH the Princess Beatrice.

A visit to Sainsburys foyer in Commercial Road will provide the opportunity to see a commemoration stone for the opening of the Child's Ward of the Royal Hospital in 1909 by HH Princess Victoria of Schleswig

Four arrested after police crackdown in Commercial Road

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THE winners of the Guide Awards 2012.

Best Comedy Act: Instant Soop

Best Film: A Hero’s Journey

Best Professional Production: Private Lives, by Chichester Festival Theatre

Best Pub/Restaurant/Wine bar: The Garage Lounge, Southsea

Best Amateur Drama Production: Mary Queen Of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off, by HumDrum

Best Exhibition: A Tale Of One City, at Portsmouth City Museum

Best Classical Act: The Havant Orchestras

Best Solo Artist: Leigh Mary Stokes

Best Amateur Musical Production: Beauty and The Beast, by Portsmouth Players

Best DJ: Lemon

Best Amateur Actor: Peter Colley

Best Amateur Actress: Sally Goddard

Best Band: Bear Cavalry

Special Achievement: David Cooper, Kings Theatre General Manager