Yummy treats raise cash for life-saving equipment for premature babies at QA Hospital

HUNDREDS of delicious treats were on sale to raise money for a charity supporting families with premature babies.

Fiona Kelly, Cliff Cropley, Louise Daniels and Nerys Blackburn from the Alzheimer's Society Picture: Habibur Rahman

Team of elves have information stall at QA Hospital on dementia

VISITORS to Queen Alexandra Hospital were welcomed by charity staff dressed as elves.

The soft play area at the Mountbatten Centre

Big Mountbatten Centre makeover gets under way

WORK has started on a £850,000 makeover at the Mountbatten Leisure Centre.


Star-studded Christmas celebration raises thousands for Titchfield breast cancer centre

A SELL-out Christmas celebration hosted by television stars raised £85,000 for charity.

Don't let one of the 'unflushable' sewer creatures out

LETTER OF THE DAY: Time to fight ‘The Unflushables’!

Sewer flooding can be a really upsetting experience for our customers.


NATIONAL: Baby girl survives being born with heart outside body

A baby born with an extremely rare condition in which the heart grows on the outside of the body has survived, in what is believed to be a UK first. (Warning: Some viewers may find the video content distressing)

St John Ambulance gives advice on how to treat bruising and blisters

FIRST AID: Recognising and dealing with bruising and blisters

St John Ambulance, the nation’s leading first aid charity has teamed up with The News to bring you some simple, but life saving, first aid tips.

Arch Deacon with his petiton against mixed-sex wards

THIS WEEK IN 1996: Proposals to end mixed-sex wards

Plans were being drawn up to end the indignity of mixed-sex wards for elderly patients in Portsmouth.


THIS WEEK IN 1996: Mother’s plea - ‘be aware’ of meningitis

The distraught mother of a Portsmouth student nearly killed by meningitis made an impassioned plea to others to be aware of the signs.

The Kingston family,  Jessica, 11, Charlie 8, Kim and David Kingston decorate the Hope Tree.

 Picture : Habibur Rahman

Southsea dad launches appeal to raise awareness of brain tumours

A DAD battling a brain tumour has launched a campaign of hope this Christmas to help scientists find a cure for the disease.


Leisure centre wins prestigious award in national fitness contest

A LEISURE centre has taken home a top industry award for the second time.


All smiles as Pompey players visit QA Hospital

PATIENTS at Queen Alexandra Hospital were given a treat visit from the Pompey squad today.

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Portsmouth MP suppots calls for first aid training

AN MP is backing a charity’s message of getting people first aid trained if people go into cardiac arrest.


Portsmouth pharmacy to host drop-in session with GP

TO HELP with increased demand on health services over winter, a pharmacy is holding a free advice session.


MP looks at A&E and out-of-hours care

A POLITICIAN spent a cold night seeing first-hand how Portsmouth’s health and care services cope on a busy winter’s night.

Project aims to reduce drug use and drug-related deaths in Portsmouth

Project aims to reduce drug use and drug-related deaths in Portsmouth

MONEY has been given to fund a new project to help hard-to-reach substance users at high risk.

Sarah Mace, 28, left, with her sister Anne, 29

THIS WEEK IN 1996: The most precious present of all

Anne Mace was preparing to make the greatest sacrifice in the hope that her ailing younger sister , Sarah, could live a normal life.


Craft fair in Hayling Island run by caring sisters raises cash for good causes

TWO sisters pulled out all stops and put on a festive fundraiser to raise cash for good causes.

Daisy Lloyd, right, and her two sisters are supporting the Sick Children's Trust Christmas appeal

Portsmouth family supports charity’s Christmas appeal

A family is backing the Christmas appeal of a charity that has supported them for years.

Children from Little People's Nursery with patients at QA Hospital  Picture: Habibur Rahman

Children spend afternoon with QA Hospital patients

PATIENTS were given a treat when pre-school children came to visit.

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