Mum of Swanmore car crash boy backs festival funding for traffic calming

‘WE don’t want any other family to go through what we went through.’

Gigs and Music

Are you Portsmouth’s best pole dancer? Strip club to hold competition – with a £500 cash prize for the winner

IF YOU’VE ever fancied yourself as a renowned pole dancer, now is the time to prove yourself.


Firefighters called to Portsmouth A&E to cut keyring off man’s privates

A MAN was left feeling rather red-faced this morning after firefighters had to remove a keychain from a ‘sensitive’ part of his body.


IN PICTURES: Portchester Gala

A town came alive with colour as residents paraded through the streets as part of the annual gala celebrations.


IN PICTURES: St John’s summer fair

Vintage bus rides, tug-of-war, tombola and tasty barbecue food made for a fantastic summer fair.

East Hampshire
Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell is questioned and led away by Russian authorities in Moscow after staging a one-man protest near Red Square. Picture by Aaron Chown/PA Wire

Portsmouth Festivities speaker leaves Russia ahead of court appearance for protest

A GAY rights campaigner arrested after a one-man protest in Russia has left the country ahead of a court appearance.

College student wins award for making change through music in Havant

College student wins award for making change through music in Havant

A MUSIC technology student has been recognised with a Havant Rotary Club award for his work with charity, Music Fusion.


Cyclists make it to Russia from Emsworth – just in time for first England World Cup game

THEY have cycled thousands of miles across half a dozen countries – and now two friends will be celebrating their achievement by watching England’s first World Cup match in Russia.


Inspirational Loyd finishes Gosport Golden Mile race months after leg amputation

‘IT IS incredible, I never thought I would get to this point so quickly.’

Portchester residents march in protest to Fareham council offices last October 'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (171229-6)

Hear us on housing: Fareham residents demand say in planning process

WE want a say.

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.

Christopher Maloney at the Kings Theatre in 2013

X Factor and Celebrity Big Brother star to perform at the bandstand for Portsmouth Pride

PORTSMOUTH Pride has revealed the first performer who will be taking part in its event on September 15.


Thousands - including Batman, Captain America and Daleks - head to Port Solent as Comic Con returns for 2018

THE jaws of onlookers dropped as the hefty Batmobile manoeuvred into a parking spot – followed swiftly by the famous DeLorean from Back to the Future.

Aaron Pearson has built a sensory room for autistic children in the living room of his Denmead home            Picture: Chris Moorhouse (180284-3)

Aaron is up for a prize of £50,000 of building materials for his hard work creating sensory spaces for children with autism

HE HAS been described as a generous, kind and humble trade hero – and that’s why a plasterer who renovated not one, but two spaces for children with autism, is in the running to win an award and £50,000 worth of building materials.

O Duo

REVIEW: O Duo at Portsmouth Festivities

Two superb musicians and supreme showmen opened the Portsmouth Festivities with a memorable BANG! In an effervescent and innovative performance O Duo started with their own composition for drums, Bongo Fury, where every single part of the drums – including the stands – were fully utilised. The evening ended with a standing ovation!

Gigs and Music
The cycle  helmet that Pauline Lympany''credits with saving her life after a crash last Sunday

LETTER OF THE DAY: Wear a cycle helmet - but don’t make it the law

Cycle helmet use is a good idea – I wear one myself, like Pauline Lympany. But a helmet law is not (Mum calls for law on helmets after bad cycle accident, June 13).

Here's what's being planned in your area

Here’s what’s being planned

Thesea re some of the recent planning applications made across our area.

Gene Croser-Neely from Crofton Anne Dale Junior School

Big bad wolf tale scoops Stubbington pupil a regional prize

A NINE-year-old pupil is ‘ecstatic’ after being named a regional winner in the National Young Writer’s Awards.


Helpline to offer support

A TOP councillor has urged anyone suffering domestic abuse during the football World Cup to call a helpline.

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