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Church bedecked in Yuletide magic

Church bedecked in Yuletide magic

YULETIDE magic is in full flow as a church opens up its annual Christmas tree festival today.

religion and belief
Nutcrackers will ‘bring the navy story to life’ at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Nutcrackers will ‘bring the navy story to life’ at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

DECORATIVE statues will soon mark the path of a treasure trail at one of the city’s most-loved locations.

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Charity fair next month

Charity fair next month

A CHRISTMAS fair for a newly-established charity is taking place next month.

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Marcus and the mayor team up to turn on Southsea’s Christmas lights

Marcus and the mayor team up to turn on Southsea’s Christmas lights

HUNDREDS of people gathered for ‘the start of Christmas’ as Southsea’s festive lights were switched on last night.

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Families invited to join Winter Giant

Families invited to join Winter Giant

CELEBRATE the start of festive period with the Winter Giant for the 2017 Christmas light switch-on in Fareham.

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10 things to do in the run up to Christmas in Portsmouth and Southsea

10 things to do in the run up to Christmas in Portsmouth and Southsea

As the countdown to Christmas begins, why not get into the festive spirit with these events around Portsmouth in the coming weeks?

whats-on
Christmas shoebox appeal is launched

Christmas shoebox appeal is launched

CHRISTMAS may be a while away yet, but plans are already in motion to help out people less fortunate this festive season.

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Narnia set to visit Portsmouth at Christmas for three-week festive extravaganza

Narnia set to visit Portsmouth at Christmas for three-week festive extravaganza

STEPPING into the magical world of Narnia is now something you can do in real life – and not just by immersing yourself in books or films.

Places
THIS WEEK IN 1986: Gang went to mass after a punch-up

THIS WEEK IN 1986: Gang went to mass after a punch-up

A gang member who allegedly assaulted a group of sailors on Christmas Eve went to midnight mass with blood on his boots, Portsmouth Magistrates Court was told. About a dozen youths picked on five sailors without the slightest provocation, it was alleged.

Community
Huge charity fundraiser
for air ambulance service

Huge charity fundraiser for air ambulance service

STAFF at Meon Valley Marriott Hotel & Country Club have raised more than £1,000 at a recent charity event.

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THIS WEEK IN 1998: Stitch in time wins the royal thumbs up

One of Hilary Hetherington’s fabric ornaments hung proudly on the Queen’s Christmas tree.

WATCH: VW Transporters group deliver hundreds of presents to sick children at QA Hospital

A MOTORCADE of Volkswagen enthusiasts delivered hundreds of presents to sick children at a city hospital.

QA presents video

QA presents video

THIS WEEK IN 1998: Children celebrate Christmas with school nativity plays

After hours of practice, costumes and props being made and singing the same songs on repeat, children from across Portsmouth were ready to