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IN PICTURES: HMS Sultan Summer Show

Families flocked to see the Royal Navy show off their equipment at the annual HMS Sultan Summer Show.

The team are taking on the daunting Fan Dance to raise money for a new wheelchair for Daisy Dallaway, 6

Team is taking on SAS challenge to help Daisy

A serviceman and three civilians are in training for a daunting SAS endurance challenge as they bid to make a little girl’s dream of a new wheelchair come true.


IN PICTURES: Portsmouth Together

The great and the good from across the city came out to honour our unsung heroes.

Although not a castle in the proper sense, more a manor house, here we see Warblington Castle, east of  Havant

NOSTALGIA: How I’d love to fulfil my dream of becoming king of this castle

I am not one for buying lottery tickets but when I saw that Warblington Castle, east of Havant, was on the market for a cool £2.6m, I went for it.


IN PICTURES: The best of the royal wedding parties

Harry and Meghan weren’t the only ones to enjoy the royal wedding.

Children enjoy Messy Church at Church of the Good Shepherd, Crookhorn

CANON PETER HALL: The creation of our church was a real community effort

The vicar of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Crookhorn on celebrating four decades


IN PICTURES: Giving Hayling schools a big Hi-5!

Hundreds of people attended a family fun day supporting five schools.

Hayling Island
Pat and Dave Southern are celebrating thier diamond wedding annivserary ''Picture by:  Malcolm Wells (180419-1480)

DIAMOND WEDDING: ‘We’re so happy, we’d do it all over again if we could’

Celebrating their Diamond Wedding anniversary, Derek and Pat Southern remember the last 60 years with nothing but love in their hearts.

Real Life
Hera Pharoah dressed as Elsa at her fifth birthday party

CELEBRATE: Little Hera’s perfect pirate and princess party

There was laughter and plenty of giggles as Jester Justin entertained the guests at Hera Pharoah’s fifth birthday party.

CAP:  Girls from the 2nd Hayling Girls' Brigade group and the St Andrew's  Ladies group enjoy their baking contest with the Rev Jenny Gaffin (bottom right)

REV JENNY GAFFIN: Having fun, sharing experiences and being able to chat across the generations

The vicar of Hayling Island on the annual church baking competition

Here we see a group of gentlemen in front of the Guildhall, perhaps on a jolly boys' outing, just before the outbreak of the First World War  'Picture: Robert James collection

NOSTALGIA: Bittersweet picture of youthful innocence on jolly boys’ day out

Seen standing alongside the Town Hall steps, now the Guildhall of course, we see a band of men out on a jolly for the day, perhaps a summer Sunday, above.

The new road, Porrtsmouth, but which one? Can you help identify the place in this photo from the Robert James collection?

NOSTALGIA: An idyllic scene, for sure, but does anyone know where it is?

This marvellous photograph of an early Portsmouth scene shows just how wonderful it must have been living in the peace and quiet of Hilsea.

Vicky Langford from First Alverstoke Guides in Gosport

Disability doesn’t stop Victoria’s dedication

WHATEVER happens in life, you shouldn’t be defined by your disability.

Rotarail is always greatly anticipated by model railway fans

Fareham model railway exhibition will entertain enthusiasts from across the south

MODEL rail enthusiasts from across the south coast will be gathering next month for an eagerly-anticipated exhibition.


Skydiving team raising money to fight against rare form of cancer

Tracy Audin and Robbie Ware cooking the cheesy hammy eggies for the armed forces veterans

Joining Forces project continues to expand

A breakfast club that lets armed forces veterans open up to one another about their experiences is rapidly growing, according to organisers.

Louise Richardson with Sarah Cressall, the founder of Creation Station

Prestigious award for franchisee goes to Fareham mother-of-two

Admiral Lord Nelson School teacher Debbie Lucas, left, with Portsmouth North MP Penny Mordaunt. Picture: ONE Campaign

Portsmouth teacher speaks to MPs about helping women overseas

A Portsmouth teacher has spent a day addressing MPs in parliament for International Women’s Day.

Pictured in Portsmouth Harbour on August 28, 1965 is the Majestic class carrier HMS Leviathan. (Michael Lennon)

NOSTALGIA: The navy sea monster that was never given the chance to roar

On February 13 I published a photo of Dickie Dyer, one of the many watermen operating within Portsmouth Harbour.

Lord Mayor Cllr Ken Ellcome and Lady Mayoress Jo Ellcome receiving a cheque from Miltoncross Academy pupils and staff

Thousands of pounds raised by city schools for Lord Mayor’s appeal

Two schools have raised thousands of pounds for the Lord Mayor’s appeal.

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