Portsmouth school’s teams triumph... despite their Allsorts kit

Imagine England running out tonight to face Croatia in the Luzhniki Stadium wearing a variety of old, mis-matching shirts and everything from flip-flops to plimsolls on their feet.
Mark Lewis with the Prince of Wales at the NEC in 1993

Want a dish for Highgrove sir? Here’s one I made earlier...

Day-long talks between Channel Stevedores’ management and dockside workers employed on Albert Johnson Quay and the Mile End Continental Ferry Terminal in Portsmouth, failed to find a solution to a 12-day dispute involving 15 fitters which had brought work at the dock to a standstill.
The former Isle of Wight police car

Escort anniversary makes Beaulieu’s Simply Ford biggest yet

Almost 1,800 Fords took over the grounds of the National Motor Museum for Beaulieu’s biggest Simply Ford yet as 3,080 participants enjoyed baking sunshine at the rally.


IN PICTURES: Circus fun rolls on

You’ve got until Sunday to catch The Netherlands National circus on Southsea Common.

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A moonlit sonata over Southsea.

NOSTALGIA: Southsea Rock Gardens twinkling in the night

In recent months I’ve published several pictures of The Rock Gardens, Southsea, in their prime. They were an attraction in themselves drawing visitors to the resort especially to view them.

Pictures from the 1920s showing the Copnor brickfields and, below, workers on land now thought to be Moneyfields football club.

NOSTALGIA: Portsmouth homes built from clay beneath football ground

You might recall the debate on these pages in recent weeks about the exact location of the old brickfields at Copnor.


IN PICTURES: A visitor’s view of Portsmouth

It’s always interesting to see how others perceive us.


IN PICTURES: Heavenly Havant pictures are hot

Some might describe these lovely images as hot, hot, hot...

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Breathe (12A)

GOING OUT: Six great things to do in the next 48 hours, April 24 and 25

What’s on in the Portsmouth area

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Rehearsals for Hedda Gabler by The Bench, April 2018. Picture by Jacquie Penrose PPP-180504-122002006

WHAT’S ON: Your weekly guide to going out – Friday, April 13 to Thursday, April 19, 2018

What’s on where in the Portsmouth area in the coming week

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IN PICTURES: People who have made The News

Each day our photographers are out and about across the Portsmouth area capturing images of events and the people who make them tick.


IN PICTURES: Spring into life

After that long, cold and dank winter our natural world is at last showing signs of reviving.

Health and safety approved: Alex Naylor as Nelson wearing  his life jacket on the Thames in 2004 to promote the following year's Trafalgar 200 events in Portsmouth. 'Picture: Steve Reid

NOSTALGIA: Battle of Trafalgar fought under health and safety rules of engagement

Last month’s announcement of the death of Alex Naylor prompted George Wyllie to send me a 21st century take on the Battle of Trafalgar, ‘fought’ under modern health and safety rules.


Titfer tat: Portsmouth school’s Easter bonnet parade

There was a riot of colour and an abundance of magnificent creations as a Portsmouth school went Easter bonnet crazy.


IN PICTURES: Purbrook school’s dance marathon

Going to school had never been so much fun.

Simon Hart's impression of how a figurehead of the Queen might look.

NOSTALGIA: Should the nation’s figurehead have one created for HMS QE?

Earlier this week I published a series of pictures from Graham Stevens capturing Sir Alec Rose’s triumphant return to Southsea in 1968 after his solo round-the-world voyage.

The loss of HMS Eurydice during a squall.

NOSTALGIA: Ghostly sightings of Portsmouth frigate lost in snowstorm 140 years ago

The enormous rock topped by an anchor is the largest memorial in the cemetery. It ought to be, for the event it commemorates marks one of the blackest days in the Royal Navy’s history.

Two legends - Peter Knight and John Spiers appear at the Ashcroft, Fareham, on Wednesday.

GOING OUT: Six things to do in the next 48 hours, March 20 and 21

Your quick guide to what’s on in the Portsmouth area

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Lively Lady amid the  welcome-home flotilla of 400 small vessels off Southsea.'All pictures: Graham Stevens

NOSTALGIA: Home to Portsmouth and a hero’s welcome

Yachtsman Alec Rose received a hero’s welcome as he sailed into Portsmouth after his 354-day round-the-world trip.

Tom Glover's mid-1970s' photograph of the remains of the old Gosport ferry Viva.

NOSTALGIA: A year in the life of an old Portsmouth wreck

I have trouble remembering what I had for breakfast, so I am always astounded by the length, and accuracy, of readers’ memories.

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