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LETTER OF THE DAY: Special Forces would deal with our crime rate

So it emerges that the now Home Secretary Sajid Javid was mugged in London by a moped gang who stole his mobile phone (I do hope that there was not any national secrets stored on it).

Fiona gives advice to a woman sleeping around behind her husband's back

DEAR FIONA: I cheated on my fiancé and I fear I’ll do it again 

Fiona Caine, a trained counsellor, answers your relationship problems.
Nikki Brown and her daughter, Lana, five.

REAL LIFE: ‘Believe me, no child is unadoptable’

Families come in many shapes and sizes. There a big ones, blended ones, extended ones. Nickki Brown’s family was small,  it was just her and her beloved daughter Sara.
Paddington Bear is getting his own 50p coin Picture: The Royal Mint

Royal Mint to release special Paddington Bear 50ps and one has already sold for £16k on eBay

The Royal Mint has announced that it will be releasing special Paddington Bear coins next week.

1940s Celebration Soiree at Groundlings Theatre, June 15,  2018

LETTER OF THE DAY: Head back to the 1940s with Groundlings fun event

Like many of your readers, I too enjoyed the D-Day Revival celebrations last weekend at Southwick village.

A Scalextric track. Picture: Sarah Standing

Dads invited to win a supercar experience in free Scalextric competition

A SHOPPING centre is giving dads the chance the revisit their childhood and win a high-octane experience.

Father's Day falls on Sunday, June 17, this year

When is Father’s Day 2018 and why do we celebrate it?

Father’s Day is almost upon is once again.

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REAL LIFE: ‘How I miss my annoying older brother’

‘Sis, I’ve got prostate cancer, it’s everywhere, what do I do?’


Wickham circus to celebrate English roots with fiery jugglers and clown double acts

EXPECT high-flying acrobats, roller skaters and fiery foot jugglers at a celebration to mark 250 years since the birth of the modern circus.


Family pays tribute to ‘much loved’ motorcyclist Ryan killed in Portsmouth crash

THE family of a young motorcyclist killed in a crash have united to pay tribute to his life.

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THIS WEEK IN 1991: Baby Ryan defies 1,000-to-one odds

A woman warned she stood only a thousand-to-one chance of having the child she had dreamed of was cuddling her bouncing baby boy.

Kieran has watched Frozen so many times he's chilled to the bone

KIERAN HOWARD: The cold is starting to bother me after 30 views in a week!

Louie’s discovered Frozen. And don’t we know it.


AGENDA: Some businesses are bucking the trend

Despite many retailers feeling the squeeze, Cosham appears to be ‘bucking the trend’ of struggling to make ends meet.

The wonderful Charlotte Street market in 1986''Pcture from Bob Hind

LETTER OF THE DAY: City centre ‘rot’ is already on the drawing board

Philip Pyke has a good point in his ideas for Commercial Road (Turn the old M&S into an indoor market and stop the rot, June 1).

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REVIEW: One Night of Queen – Kings Theatre, Southsea

For those of us who were impressionable teenagers back in the mid-1980s, one concert stands out above all others.

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Half borthers Gordon, left, and George Gower

THIS WEEK IN 1990: News brings George and Gordon together

A picture in The News united two brothers who did not know each other existed.

From broken bones to new beginnings 

From broken bones to new beginnings 

WHEN Tim Bennett was diagnosed with severe osteoporosis and was forced to give up work, he knew he needed something else to occupy his time.
Flooding at  Eastoke beach, Hayling Island in February 2014''Picture: Jimmy Sandison

LETTER OF THE DAY: Flooding fears for ‘other end’ of Hayling Island

I read with interest the letter written by D Seddon regarding the coast on Hayling near the Par 3 golf course, and the possibility of flooding here, because the car park behind the beach huts is lower than the level of the top of the beach (Flooding concerns, May 24).

Transplant Games swimmer Nicole Mackenzie with her mum Julie and dad, David, who gave her one of his kidneys

REAL LIFE: I'm a winner thanks to Dad's kidney

When Nicole Mackenzie needed a kidney transplant at the age of just 11, her dad stepped in, giving her the gift of life.  
The fountain in Commercial Road shopping precinct, Portsmouth''Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (102279-1)

LETTER OF THE DAY: Time to stop the Commercial Road rot

Commercial Road shopping centre? I think most of us would agree that the shopping centre is in decline, partly because a large number of us do our shopping online, including me.

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