VIDEO: Thieves raid stock for charity stores across south Hampshire

THIEVES have stolen hundreds of bags of donations from a charity.

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Dullstroom, in Mpualanga province. Credit: Google Street View

Southsea-born woman brutally torched to death in South Africa

A woman originally from Southsea has been horrifically murdered after a gang broke into her home.

Firefighters remove dangerous light fittings battered by Storm Doris

Firefighters remove dangerous light fittings battered by Storm Doris

CREWS have taken to a cherry picker in high winds to remove dangerous light fittings knocked loose by high winds
Plymouth Crown Court. Credit: Google Maps Street View

Portsmouth sailor cleared of raping sleeping woman

A Royal Navy sailor has been cleared of raping a woman as she slept.

Sundara Karma frontman Oscar Pollock at The Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea, February 22, 2017. Picture by Paul Windsor

REVIEW: Sundara Karma at The Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea

Fresh from supporting Two Door Cinema Club recently at Southampton Guildhall, latest indie sensations Sundara Karma stormed The Wedge with their own eagerly awaited long sold out show last night.

Gigs and Music

Trains cancelled on Portsmouth-Waterloo line

Rail passengers faced problems today as some trains were cancelled on the Portsmouth-Waterloo line.


Portsmouth City Council staff sickness rate up for debate

THE rate of staff sick leave on Portsmouth City Council is to be discussed at a meeting.

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Figures show staff absences in NHS organisations

STAFF sickness has led to nearly 8,000 days of absences in the NHS in the area.

From left, Ella Rose, five, Emily Rose, five, and Louise Rose, 13. The Sir William Dupree & Phyllis Loe Chess Tournament, taking place at Portsmouth High School in April, is aimed at young people of all ages.

CAPTION: From left, Ella and Emily Rose, five, and Louise Rose, 13.

Battle of intellect for the 2017 chess title

PORTSMOUTH’S annual chess competition is looking to have its most successful year to date.

Les Heyhoe BCAv, left, presents Alicia Pannell with a cheque for �10,006.05, which will be used to fund a specially designed wheelchair and hoists around the house.

CAPTION: Alicia Pannell, centre, is presented with a cheque for �10,006.05.

Fundraising for a very special young lady

IT was just over a year ago that Lyn and I bumped into Sharon Pannell at a Gosport car boot sale.

Days Out

Portsmouth garage near Pompey ground seeks to sell booze 24 hours a day

A PORTSMOUTH petrol garage has applied for a 24-hour alcohol licence.

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Man bailed for his trial over moped rider death

A DRIVER is to stand trial over the death of a moped rider.


Uncertainty continues to surround future of Portsmouth pub site

Calls have been made for the site of a former community pub to be redeveloped.

Operations Director Sandy O'Neill, left, with volunteers Bridget Day and Derek Woodhall at Cosham Citizens Advice Bureau which is closing down.
 Picture Ian Hargreaves.

Portsmouth Citizens Advice branch faces axe as funding dries up

THE death knell has sounded for a vital family support hub – sparking fears more people will be forced into poverty.

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HOLIDAY Were you one of these children on holiday, possibly in the Channel Islands, in the early 1960s?

Found in a Portsmouth charity shop: who were these children?

There are four pictures here today which, hopefully, might ring some bells for a Portsmouth family. Especially if their name is Howarth.


Engineering subjects encouraged by parents

PARENTS are encouraging a career in engineering-based subjects.

Growing up, the football pitch was the place to be (Pexels: labeled for reuse)

PAUL NEWELL: I was a speedy and versatile football – you had to be to play in four positions...

I was nine years old when dad took me to Bransbury Park to try out for a Sunday league team called Fleur de Lys.


End of an era as Gold Rover sails into Portsmouth for the last time

‘WE NEED to look forward to the future’, the head of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary urged as he bid farewell to the force’s oldest vessel.

CONSUMER: Lee relieved as Streetwise gets a result over Amazon refund

CONSUMER: Lee relieved as Streetwise gets a result over Amazon refund

Loyal Amazon customer, Lee Hayward was furious when the online retailer refused to refund him for a wireless Bluetooth headset which didn’t measure up to the sales pitch.

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Supermarket staff help blind charity put on a free lunch

SHOP staff helped a charity to provide lunch for blind and partially-sighted people from across the city.

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