COMMENT: We all have a part to play in improving air quality

When it comes to air quality in Portsmouth, it’s a case of good news and bad news.

Kathryn Osgood

CLIVE SMITH: Girls who enter beauty contests are doing it of their own free will

Seventeen-year-old Kathryn Osgood, from Bedhampton, has won Miss Portsmouth and with enough votes in her heat will be able to progress through to the Miss England finals. Good luck to her, I hope she makes it.

Kimberly says her friends are burning themselves out - mentally and physically - trying and project a perfect life on social media

STUDENT SHOUT: Distorting reality on social media is so dangerous

Student shout is a weekly column by college and university students. This week it’s the turn of Kimberly Nhundu, a 17-year-old A-level student  
England manager Gareth Southgate

WORLD CUP COLUMN: Thirty six years on, when WILL we get it right?

I can still remember the first England game I ever watched at a World Cup finals tournament.


Push against plastic shows no sign of relenting

The fight against single-use plastic shows no sign of abating – and we hope that that continues to be the case for the foreseeable future.

Royal Marines and sailors from HMS Bulwark Royal Marines squadron gathered on Eastney Beachin June 2016 for a poignant commemoration of the loss of landing craft during the 1982 Falklands Conflict

LETTER OF THE DAY: Hole in our armed forces budget needs closing

Our armed services are the finest in the world, and as MP for the home of the Royal Navy I take special pride and responsibility in fighting for the strengthening and championing of our forces.

Mid-summer, but autumn beckons. Revellers, druids and pagans at Stonehenge

LESLEY KEATING: The nights are about to start drawing in – hello summer!

It’s the summer solstice on Thursday, the mid-heaven, the longest day, the magical one with the most sunlight hours, when the sun is at its strongest and brightest.


We must have safer festivals in bid to avoid more tragedy

IT is the headline that had to be written. ‘Tougher licensing laws may be brought in for county’s big festivals’ is our page 9 lead story headline today.

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo applauds after the group B match between Portugal and Spain at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits) PPP-180615-213015001

WORLD CUP COLUMN: The dazzling statistics that keep on getting better

His statistics are truly phenomenal, and they keep on getting better and better.

Royal Marine Volunteer Cadet Jimmy Ring, left, with WO1 Lee Drinkwater RSM in Port en Bessin, in Normandy.

VERITY LUSH: A sense of remembrance is crucial

The act of remembering is probably more important than we realise on a day-to-day basis.

David James is currently managing Kerala in the Indian Super League

WORLD CUP COLUMN: Ex-Pompey duo aiming to raise standards in a cricket-mad country

Here’s a fact - if the World Cup final was contested by the two most populated nations at Russia 2018 then Brazil would play Nigeria.


We will be listening to the benefits claimants

The insulting term ‘benefits scrounger’ was popularised many years ago by some of the more hysterical sections of the policitcal establishment and the national press.

Cheryl was on the edge of her seat for parts of Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom Picture: PA

CHERYL GIBBS: Terrifying encounters of the dinosaur kind

One of my favourite things to do is go to the cinema.

Simon Carter's (fully completed) Espana 82 album and the current Russia 2018 album (not started!)

WORLD CUP COLUMN: The rising cost of completing your Panini sticker album

THE 21st World Cup starting in Russia this afternoon will be the biggest ever, and the financial implications are immense.


COMMENT: Not such a beautiful game for abuse victims

It’s the date football fans spend four years waiting to come around.

Radio presenter Rick Jackson has worked for the biggest stations in the south PICTURE: Allan Hutchings (084710-538)

RICK JACKSON: Say goodbye, Wave hello

Can you remember what you were doing on this day in 1998? I can. It was the day radio wars came to the south coast.

Not just the domain of White Van Man.

BLAISE TAPP: The UK is the belligerent drunk at the end of bar

It’s fair to say, we are living in a country that feels far from united right now. It’s almost two years since 17.4 million people backed Brexit and voted to leave the European Union.
Few things are more annoying than checkout ditherers.

STEVE CANAVAN: Lessons in modern living: part 56 Checkout Etiquette

As if further proof were required that I am getting old and increasingly cantankerous, I got in a bit of a strop in the supermarket the other day.
Zella says we'll be lost if schools on the continent stop teaching English

ZELLA COMPTON: Brits – the frightened children of Europe

Last week we had Dutch exchange students staying.

The Lush store on Oxford Street, London, one of more than 100 of their high street cosmetic stores facing backlash for featuring a 'damaging and distasteful' campaign criticising undercover policing. Picture: PA Wire

CLIVE SMITH: Lush’s undercover cops campaign backfired spectacularly

Dave Humphries, the police Inspector for Havant and Waterlooville took to Twitter to express his anger at the poster campaign by cosmetic chain Lush which decked windows in more than 100 of its shops with posters depicting a policeman with the words ‘Paid to Lie’ and fake police tape bearing the words ‘Crossed the Line’.

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