It’s Parkrun’s 12th birthday: Here’s where you can take part this weekend

Parkrun is marking its 12th birthday this weekend, with thousands of people expected to take part in events across the south.


Rare Black Moon to rise in night sky

It could bring with it world destruction, black magic or the Second Coming - or just get moongazers out in force.

Jerry Williams

You won’t forget it as Jerry Williams gets serious with her first tour

Earlier this week Jerry Williams’ last single Mother passed a whopping 2m plays on streaming website Spotify.

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Waterlooville woman tries to sell a new £5 note for £300 - but how much are they really worth?

Waterlooville woman tries to sell a new £5 note for £300 - but how much are they really worth?

An online seller from Waterlooville is among hundreds around the country trying to sell a new £5 note to collectors.

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An evening of frivolity and foolishness

An evening of pure frivolity and foolishness has been promised for anyone who dares enter the House of Burlesque when it rolls into the Kings Theatre, Southsea for one night only on October 2.


Dan Swan general manager of Tiger Tiger, Gunwharf Quays. 

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Bomb evacuation costs Portsmouth nightclub £50,000

A NIGHTCLUB in Gunwharf Quays lost £50,000 worth of business when security officers were forced to evacuate the shopping precinct after an unexploded bomb was found in the harbour.

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Hampshire Police welcomes 93% drop in complaints against officers wearing body cameras

Hampshire Police has welcomed the news that complaints against officers using body cameras has sharply fallen.

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Jamie T

Jamie T leads the acoustic revival

Recent years have seen a bit of a revival for acoustic musicians.

Gigs and Music
A bomb was discovered in Portsmouth Harbour last night    PHOTO:   Shaun Roster Photography www.shaunroster.com

UPDATE: Royal Navy carry out detonation of giant Second World War bomb in Portsmouth Harbour

EXPLOSIVE experts from the Royal Navy detonated a 500kg Second World War bomb in Portsmouth Harbour this morning.

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Sophie Bishop from Portchester with her daughter Tabitha 
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Mum praises baby unit after giving birth to one of the smallest babies ever at QA

WHEN she was born at 23 weeks, Tabitha Bishop weighed just 15oz and had to spend 17 weeks in hospital.


UTC Portsmouth to hold open day for prospective students

AN OPEN day for the new University Technical College in Portsmouth is being held next week.

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Community seafood lunch on Emsworth Quay 25 September 2016

BRITISH Food Fortnight is coming to an end this weekend with some fantastic foodie events.

Across the area there will be markets selling delicious fresh produce, beer festivals and harvest festivals to round off a two-week celebration of the best of British produce.


Don’t blame us for low gig attendance

Chrisian Smith is the bassist in the band Veludo Planes and marketing co-ordinator at The Wedgewood Rooms

INTRICATE Robert Jamess picture of the mosaic that was once at the cinemas entrance

Buried mosaic welcome to old Portsmouth cinema is unearthed

It was no more than an aside, but yesterday I mentioned the mosaic that once graced the entrance to the Fratton Electric Theatre.

Parking in Portsmouth is a problem

Got three vehicles to park at home? That’ll be £600...

HUGE increases in the cost of parking permits have been brought in a bid to persuade drivers to ditch their vehicles.

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jpns-01-09-16-006 court case assault Liquid Envy

Caption: Basim Saleh Salem, 24, was found guilty of sexual assault and assault on a woman at Liquid Envy.

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Portsmouth night club sex offender given weekend curfew

A SEX offender who assaulted a woman in a Portsmouth nightclub has been given a three-month weekend curfew.

Robert Knott attempted a weight-lifting world record to raise money for a hospital

Gosport dad lifts 250 tonnes for hospital which saved his baby girl’s life

A DETERMINED dad pushed his body to breaking point by deadlifting more than 250 tonnes in 12 hours for two charities close to his heart.

The top 10 tourist attractions in Portsmouth according to Trip Advisor

The top 10 tourist attractions in Portsmouth according to Trip Advisor

We all know that Portsmouth is a beautiful city.

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Third tallest building is sold to student fund

STUDENT property developer Unite Student has sold two properties in Coventry and Portsmouth for a combined £88.4m to the UNITE Student Accommodation Fund.


Portsmouth families called to host fishy dinner parties for the RNLI

​FISHY friends are being called to host a supper for a lifeboat charity.

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