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Melinda Messenger to star in Kings Theatre pantomime

TV presenter and former glamour model Melinda Messenger will star in this year’s Kings Theatre pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Theatre

WATCH: Commanding officer of HMS Queen Elizabeth hails navy's new carriers as 'symbols of national power'

The captain of the Royal Navy's mighty new aircraft carrier says she and her sister ship will be 'symbols of national power.'

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Harry Potter anniversary quiz: 20 questions to test your knowledge

Harry Potter anniversary quiz: 20 questions to test your knowledge

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first book in J.K. Rowling’s phenomenally successful series.

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Cladding was being removed from Horatia House and Leamington House throughout the weekend.  Picture: Sarah Standing

Government ‘will pay’ for Portsmouth cladding removal, says council leader

MONEY to remove ‘fire risk’ cladding from two of Portsmouth’s high-rise buildings will come from the government, the city council leader has said.

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Portsmouth main road to remain open as sewer works end

THE Eastern Road in Portsmouth will remain open this week as emergency sewer works have ended.

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PICTURES: Paulsgrove Carnival

Here's our picture gallery from the Paulsgrove carnival.

Portsmouth

PICTURES: Portsmouth shows its support with celebrations on Armed Forces Day

THE city turned out to support its armed forces during a day of celebrations on Saturday.

Portsmouth

PICTURES: Foodies served up a treat at first ever Portsmouth Seafood Festival

FOODIES were able to taste fresh and mouthwatering delights during Portsmouth’s first seafood festival at the weekend.

Portsmouth
Uber taxi crashed into a wall at the junction of St Simons Road and Waverely Road, in Southsea.

Uber taxi crashes into Southsea wall

AN UBER taxi mounted the pavement and crashed into a wall in Southsea.

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WATCH: In numbers - Harry Potter turns 20

It's been 20 years since JK Rowling spellbound the world with Harry Potter.
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The aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth under construction at Rosyth Dockyard, Scotland.

 Picture by Andrew Linnett/MoD

New navy flagship is expected to head out on maiden sea trials today

THE largest and most powerful ship ever built for the Royal Navy is expected to leave her home port for the first time today.

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Portsmouth International Port director Mike Sellers and Portsmouth City Council leader Donna Jones

New campaigns launched to highlight Portsmouth’s port

TWO new marketing campaigns have been launched to help highlight the importance of Portsmouth International Port.

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SAFETY FIRST Pupils from Court Lane Junior School and Head of School Sam Cantini, centre right, with Covers Home Ideas depot manager Richard Murrell, centre left

Firm donate high-visibility vests to Cosham school

HIGH-visibility vests have been donated to a school by a company.

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Airport tobacco smuggler from Southsea avoids prison

A WOMAN who smuggled 59,400 cigarettes and 23.25 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco into the UK has been spared jail.

Crime
Clare Jefferson  Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (170740-1)

Crowds flock to popular summer carnivals at Paulsgrove and Leigh Park

A BIT of early rain didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of families on Saturday as two of the area’s biggest carnivals attracted large crowds.

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Children visiting Portsmouth from Chernobyl return home

CHILDREN having a respite break have said their goodbyes as they travel home.

Portsmouth

Learn about mindfulness at free event in Portsmouth

PEOPLE can learn more about mindfulness in a free session next month.

Health
Brittany Ferries' new cross-Channel ferry Honfleur

New £175m cross-Channel ferry will sail from Portsmouth in two years

A NEW £175m cross-channel ferry is set to be sailing from Portsmouth in two years, Brittany Ferries has confirmed.

Travel

City theatre to hold open auditions for its big Christmas production

NEW Theatre Royal is hosting open auditions for the principal characters of its first in-house Christmas show since its re-opening – Beauty and the Beast.

Theatre
Various Muslims and people from other faith groups providing food and gifts
Picture: Habibur Rahman

Portsmouth’s homeless served up meal to celebrate Ramadan

HOMELESS people across the city were given a boost on Saturday in the form of a special meal served up to celebrate Eid.

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