26 reasons to be proud to come from Portsmouth - from A to Z including Spinnaker Tower and the Royal Navy

Pompey pride is in the air this week and children across the city are encouraged to explore their heritage and discover what makes them “Proud to be Pompey.”

Ahead of Trafalgar Day this weekend, Portsmouth lord mayor councillor Tom Coles and lady mayoress Nikki Coles have launched “Proud to be Pompey Day”, and a third of the city’s schoolchildren will dress in blue and take part in activities celebrating all things Portsmouth.

There is a lot to be proud of as a Portsmouth resident – here are 26 reasons you can take pride in calling the UK’s island city your home: