Fire at industrial unit in Hilsea

FIREFIGHTERS have been dealing with a big fire at an industrial unit in Hilsea.

Dane Hughes, far left, as John Walker

St John’s College doubles up with two pupils starring in hit summer film, Swallows and Amazons

NOT one but two pupils from the same school are starring in one of the summer’s biggest homegrown movies.

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Reward for information on missing cat from Anchorage Park

A REWARD of £200 is being offered for information on a missing cat.

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Portsmouth museums holding fun events this summer

THIS summer families can enjoy a range of activities at museums.


Hampshire rescue service launches new scheme

A RESCUE service which helps police search for vulnerable missing people launched its latest campaign today.

The late Bobby Moore celebrating England's 1966 World Cup win

They think it’s all over...It is now!

It was on this day, to the day, 50 years ago, that the greatest England team of all beat West Germany 4-2 at Wembley Stadium to become champions of the world.

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The Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Reverend Justin Welby, at Portsmouth Cathedral

Archbishop of Canterbury calls for ‘unity’ after French terror attacks

THE ARCHBISHOP of Canterbury has called for ‘unity’ after terrorists murdered a priest in France this week, saying the church was now being ‘besieged’.

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West Manning next to the new kids' carousel at the Clarence Pier funfair

Families still have that fairground attraction

Pink candy floss is flowing from the stalls, the buzzing arcade machines throng with people and children’s squeals of delight echo through the fun fair.

Award recipients  with the Second Sea Lord Vice Admiral Jonathan Woodcock, Penny Mordaunt MP, Councillor Ian Lyon and Commodore Peter Sparks, commander of Portsmouth Flotilla

Portsmouth star sailors praised at Royal Navy awards

TIRELESS devotion to duty has earned star sailors from the Royal Navy’s Portsmouth flotilla some top gongs.

(Left to right) Organiser Jon Crichton, Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Councillor David Fuller, Lady Mayoress Leza Tremorin and landord Steve Welch

Portsmouth’s Lord Mayor potted black in 24-hour charity poolathon

THE LORD Mayor of Portsmouth won the first game of a 24-hour charity ‘poolathon’ to raise funds for a naval charity.


Councillors inspect progress on £45m link

COUNCILLORS inspected progress of Wightlink’s £45m investment to deliver a new ship and port improvements in Portsmouth.


Blue Reef launch summer of fishy fun with interactive tour

AQUARISTS have launched a family-friendly trail to celebrate one of the summer’s biggest blockbuster movies.

Hadley Brisdion and his mum Sarah with Port Director Martin Puttnam and The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Councillor David Fuller

Disabled loo at Portsmouth port gives ‘space to change’

A SPECIALIST toilet and changing facility has been installed at a port after a successful campaign from the mother of a disabled boy.

A man from Leigh Park is angry that a 999 operator would not listen to his request for help about anti-social behaviour

999 caller raises concerns over ‘life or death’ police response to anti-social behaviour

A BLUNT response from police has alarmed a man who is concerned about anti-social behaviour.

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Portsmouth Tories hit out as housing row erupts

A ROW over affordable housing has erupted in Portsmouth City Council.

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From left, Rod Edwards, Dave Goodall, Fiona Haynes, Professor Paul Hayes, The Lady Mayoress of Portsmouth Leza Tremorin, The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth David Fuller, Penny Mordaunt MP, Cllr Neill Young, Ciaran O'Dowda, Cpt Andy Cree and Bob Curtis.

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Building work starts on UTC Portsmouth site

THE building work on an engineering and manufacturing college has got under way with a ground-cutting ceremony.

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Club Scene

This weekend we have Camp Bestival happening in Dorset as the warm-up for Bestival in September, which always builds a lot of excitement in Portsmouth.

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Fugitive Orchestra. Picture by Adam Lacey

Fugitive Orchestra’s new EP gives double vision

The one-man band that is Fugitive Orchestra is putting on a gig to celebrate the release of his new EP, Heterochromia.

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Bryan Lacey. Picture by David Craik

Stand-up Bryan Lacey’s rolling with the punches in the ring and onstage

Taking a beating in the ring, or delivering a withering put down to a heckle in a comedy club, it’s all the same to Bryan Lacey.

Children at the Kings Theatre Summer School

Arrr! It’s a pirate’s life...

More than 50 children have been practising their best pirate-speak as they have risen to the challenge of putting on a show from scratch at The Kings Theatre Summer School.

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