27 photos as shops, barbers, hair salons and pubs reopen across the Portsmouth area

Residents flocked back to high streets across the Portsmouth area today as shops and other businesses reopened.

Monday, 12th April 2021, 5:33 pm
Updated Monday, 12th April 2021, 5:39 pm
Jerome Matthews, Jasmine the dog, Derek Smith, Selma Matthews, Kaylan 2, Alister English and Sienna Matthews 11 outside The Lord Palmerston, Palmerston Road, Southsea on 12 April 2021. Picture: Habibur Rahman

Non-essential retail as well as salons and barbers opened for the first time since December in the latest stage of lockdown easing.

Pubs and restaurants can serve customers outdoors.

The News had photographers out in Portsmouth Southsea and Havant.

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Chris Cowell, Jeff Dennis and Dave Rowland enjoying a drink at The Lord Palmerston, Palmerston road, Southsea on 12 April 2021. Picture: Habibur Rahman

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Oscar 8 months, Bob Allen, Tom Walker and Tracey Goddard enjoying a meal outside Costa, Commercial Road, Portsmouth on 12 April 2021. Picture: Habibur Rahman

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Lorraine Magnusson and Pauline Wadey queuing to shop at Primark, Commercial Road, Portsmouth on 12 April 2021. Picture: Habibur Rahman
Claire Young and Daisy Campbell, 10, queuing to shop at Primark, Commercial Road, Portsmouth on 12 April 2021. Picture: Habibur Rahman
Julie and Susan Piggott queuing on Arundel Street to shop at Primark, Commercial Road, Portsmouth on 12 April 2021. Picture: Habibur Rahman
For Pete Webb, left, there's more to the pubs reopening than just getting a pilsner. He said: 'It really is wonderful to be back at the pub, instead of sat at home alone. It's the friendship I've missed, spending time with people.' Picture: David George
Staff serve drinks at Brewhouse and Kitchen pub at Southsea. Picture: Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images
Staff serve drinks at Brewhouse & Kitchen pub in Southsea.
Members of the public enjoy food and a drink at Brewhouse & Kitchen pub at Southsea. Picture: Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images
Hayley Jennings, 20, from Fareham, was eager to get back to her martial arts training at Fierce Muay Thai. She said: 'I've been training with Paul for 2 years. It's exciting to get back to it, and to get back to a bit of normality.' Picture: Kimberley Barber
Pictured is: (l-r) Managers Mark Slingsby and wife Georgina Slingsby with team leader Kerrie Lowe, at The Parchment Makers in Park Road South, Havant. Picture: Sarah Standing (120421-6493)
Julieanne Edwards (40) with her dad Stephen Edwards (59) both from Leigh Park, enjoy a catch up over a pint at The Parchment Makers in Park Road South, Havant. Picture: Sarah Standing (120421-6489)
Helen Clarke and Albert Chivers both from Portsmouth, enjoy an orange and lemonade and a pint of Guinness at The Parchment Makers in Park Road South, Havant. Picture: Sarah Standing (120421-6485)
Lee Merrett (36) from Emsworth, with his sons (left) Harry (7) and George (11) all waiting to get their haircut at Ian's Barbers in Park Road, Havant. Picture: Sarah Standing (120421-6457)
A queue at Ian's Barbers along Park Road, Havant. Picture: Sarah Standing (120421-6454)
Katrina Othen, owner of Beautiful Me in East Street, Havant. Picture: Sarah Standing (120421-6562)
Joe Bradwell. Picture: Sarah Standing (120421-6551)
Martin and Crystal Young at Button Up Baby in North Street, Havant, celebrating their 5th anniversary with the business. Picture: Sarah Standing (120421-6589)
(l-r) Lisa Jones, manager, Kallie Harris, sales advisor and Kellyanne Gordon, supervisor at New Look in West Street, Havant. Picture: Sarah Standing (120421-6534)
Layla Barthaud (12) from Havant, having her nails done as treat with Jordan Hale, nail technician and beauty therapist, at Salon Dolly in West Street, Havant. Picture: Sarah Standing (120421-6520)
Christine King of Dinky Donuts, Commercial Road, Portsmouth on 12 April 2021. Picture: Habibur Rahman
Nino Taycur, owner of Farm kitchen, Palmerston road, Southsea on 12 April 2021. Picture: Habibur Rahman
Jasmin Randell, waitress Farm Kitchen, Palmerston road, Southsea on 12 April 2021. Picture: Habibur Rahman
Owner Alison Barnes at Sweet Cakes, Palmerston Road in Southsea on 12 April 2021. Picture: Habibur Rahman
Members Southsea Morning WI having hot chocolate outside Sweet Cakes, Palmerston road, Southsea on 12 April 2021. Picture: Habibur Rahman
Mike Yoeman waiting to get his haircut outside Bob the Barbershop, Albert Road, Portsmouth on 12 April 2021. Picture: Habibur Rahman