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Portsmouth comedy competition is ‘an enormous opportunity’

COMEDIANS from across the region are busy preparing their best jokes as an annual competition makes its return next week.

Comedy
REVEALED: The top 10 restaurants in Gosport - according to TripAdvisor

REVEALED: The top 10 restaurants in Gosport - according to TripAdvisor

Time to eat up - as we have a look at the top 10 restaurants in Gosport as rated by customers on TripAdvisor.

Gosport
Company looking for naked butlers in the Portsmouth area

Company looking for naked butlers in the Portsmouth area

Guys, it’s time to step up - and strip off.

Portsmouth
LETTER OF THE DAY: Is our housing need being covered up?

LETTER OF THE DAY: Is our housing need being covered up?

There are numerous letters from correspondents to The News, myself included, with regards to throwing light on the housing situation in Portsmouth, notwithstanding the student accommodation-led drive and entrepreneurial investment in areas other than Portsmouth by the city council.

News
SOUTHSEA GREEN: With Irene Strange

SOUTHSEA GREEN: With Irene Strange

I love trees and tree-hugging can be reassuring and spiritually uplifting.
Homes and Gardens
11 great jokes to get you through Blue Monday

11 great jokes to get you through Blue Monday

It might be Blue Monday - said to be the most depressing day of the year - but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a good laugh.

News
Franco and Paolo in Locks Heath village centre, which has closed

‘Number of issues’ surrounding restaurant closure, says landlord

THE landlord behind an Italian restaurant that has closed down has defended the decision to increase the rent.

Business 5
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Picture: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

7 reasons to be cheerful about 2018

Blue Monday is supposedly the most depressing day of the year – but hey, it’s only one day.

Portsmouth
Sir Winston Churchill

LETTER OF THE DAY: Was Churchill a diehard racist?

I saw there was a special launch of the film The Darkest Hour at the Odeon, Port Solent, a film on the life of Sir Winston Churchill, the man synonymous with our winning the Second World War.

News 3
Inpatient is perhaps the pick of the January games

Console Corner: Four games to look out for in January

January is not usually the most thrilling time of year for gamers but here are four releases to look out for.

Gaming
Locks Heath village centre

Italian restaurant closes down after landlord hikes rent

A FAMILY-RUN Italian restaurant has announced its closure after five years due to rent demand.

Food and Drink 4
George Egg: DIY Chef

Things get messy when cookery meets comedy

George Egg, the comic who brought us Anarchist Cook, is back with a new show – DIY Chef.
Theatre
Which is the best gym in the Portsmouth area?

Which is the best gym in the Portsmouth area?

We all know regular exercise is the surest path to a longer, healthier and happier life.

Lifestyle 1
Here are where Portsmouth’s most famous sons are buried

Here are where Portsmouth’s most famous sons are buried

From Charles Dickens to Reg Flewin, Portsmouth has been home to countless writers, travellers and sporting greats over the years.

Portsmouth
Les Charmettes.

Travel: Park yourself in the Charente for a family-friendly French getaway

For years, the UK’s love affair with France has been conducted largely in three distinct, and very different, locations – Brittany, the Riviera and the Alps.
Travel
Carnations love chalk.

BRIAN KIDD: Great tips for first-time greenhouse growers

If you would like to sow seeds in the greenhouse, perhaps for the first time, start with something easy to germinate. A good choice is carnations which can be grown on as annuals in a sunny border. I suggest these because they only need 7C (45F) and they don’t damp off like many other seedlings in cold weather.
Homes and Gardens
Oli Hawkins in action in the Pompey v Chelsea under-21s. Checkatrade Trophy match at Fratton Park on Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Picture: Joe Pepler

LETTER OF THE DAY: Pompey? We wuz robbed!

A daring night-time robbery took place at Fratton Park on the 9th January – the three thieves dressed in black and disguised as a referee and two linesmen were last seen by 3,000 witnesses running towards the Chelsea players’ dressing rooms with the Checkatrade Trophy.

News 1
Applications are now open for the new series of Love Island

Love Island is looking for lively singles for its next series

Love Island is coming back to our screens - and producers are looking for lively singles to take part.

News
The Shoe, Exton

DISH DETECTIVE: Pub grub that's as alluring on winter days as it is in summer

The Dish Detective first went to The Shoe, in Exton, about 18 months ago, maybe a touch over. We had cause to be in the area one Saturday and fancied a treat for lunch; and The Shoe’s reputation drew us.
Food and Drink

VIDEO: Ex-WWE superstar in press conference punch-up as 5 Star Wrestling launches UK arena TV shows

Former WWE superstar Jack Swagger had his first 5 Star Wrestling brawl out of the ring when a press conference to announce a new arenas touring UK TV show turned into a punch up.

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