LISTED: 25 things anyone who lives in Portsmouth should do at least once

Rich with history and culture there’s enough to do in Portsmouth to last you a lifetime.


WATCH: Why King Charles I caught a Wightlink ferry across the Solent this morning

AN AVID impersonator captured ferrygoers’ hearts and attention as he embarked on a journey through time.

Mourners gather at St. Matthews Church in Worthing, West Sussex, for the memorial service. Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Hundreds of mourners attend service for Grand Canyon helicopter crash victims

The father of two brothers killed in a helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon has said he will remember the last hug he gave them for the rest of his life.


Former Priory School, Southsea,  teacher Tony Foot pictured at home in Bishops Waltham. 

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Former Portsmouth teacher ‘thrilled’ to release second novel

A FORMER Portsmouth teacher-turned-author is celebrating the release of his second novel.

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Harry Potter actor to tread boards at Portsmouth’s New Theatre Royal

Harry Potter actor to tread boards at Portsmouth’s New Theatre Royal

AN ACTOR famous for his role in Harry Potter will be starring in a production in Portsmouth this month.

Lewis Hine     Picture: Habibur Rahman

Help needed to support Havant teenager’s Friend Finder project

MORE volunteers are needed to support a project which helps youngsters make friends.

Guest speakers at the conference will include Mikey Demus from the band Skindred

Going underground as free music conference at Portsmouth Guildhall aims to help new acts


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Campaign to save roof

AN APPEAL has been launched to raise more than £5.8m to restore an historic cathedral’s roof.

Stuart Hill (left) and his brother Jason Hill, who both died in the Grand Canyon helicopter crash. Picture: Family handout/PA Wire

Service to be held to remember West Sussex victims of Grand Canyon helicopter crash

A memorial service will be held to remember two brothers and a young woman who were killed in a helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon.

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Horseflies at The Valentine's Day Massacre 5. Picture by Sam Taylor

They're making a killing – and all in the name of love at the Valentine's Day Massacre

We may have already passed St Valentine's Day, but the local music scene will be celebrating it in its now customary manner by coming together 'to mutilate songs of love, lust and heartbreak'.
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The Hillsborough memorial at Anfield

REVIEW: Their Scarves Were Red at The Cort Theatre, Henry Cort Community College, Fareham

Their Scarves Were Red is a musical based on the Hillsborough disaster of 1989, when 96 people lost their lives in a human crush during the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.

Paul Draper

BIG INTERVIEW Paul Draper 'Nowadays I'm a little bit older and a little bit wiser'

Mansun formed in 1995 at the height of what has become known as Britpop.
Gigs and Music
Tom Prince's parents Adele Prince and Clinton, left with Emma e and Peter Prince     

Picture: Ellie Pilmoor

Expert says £1m from Tom Prince Cancer Trust is vital for rare cancer research

A HUGE investment into a rare form of bone cancer will help scientists learn more about the disease.

Darren and Lisa. Picture by Malcolm Wells

Newlyweds who tie the knot after groom’s cancer diagnosis thank everyone who made dream wedding come true

WORDS cannot explain how thankful we are to everyone who made our dream wedding come true.

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Eevie Reid, Ellie Hacket, Rosie Rogers and Imogen Quade have a close encounter with a Burmese python held by Tom Charlton from Eco Animal Encounters, left, and Sam Baker, managing director of Aquajardin at a reptile event at Garssons

Snake steals the show over half-term

SNAKES, spiders and a giant tortoise called Harriet took centre stage at a garden centre’s reptile event.

Portsmouth Players in rehearsal for The Full Monty

Portsmouth Players dare to bare as they go The Full Monty at The Kings Theatre

Fresh from winning Best Musical at this year's Guide Awards, the Portsmouth Players return to the stage with their production with the full-on The Full Monty.

Film buff edits classic Jason Bourne chase to look like he’s driving in Portsmouth

A FILM fanatic with a passion for editing has turned nail-biting drama from action hero Jason Bourne on its head.

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Cumberland Infant School, in Southsea, took part in a previous Blue Day

Portsmouth family calls for trust’s last Blue Day to be biggest and best yet

TEN years ago hundreds of schools and businesses got involved to celebrate the first ever Blue Day.

Pictured are: (l-r) Peter Prince, Alison Prince-Duffy, Charmaine Prince, Paul Prince-Duffy, Adele Prince, Clinton Prince, Amelia Miller, Emma Prince, Nancy Bandoni, Maureen Prince and (front kneeling) Paul Bandoni.   Picture: Sarah Standing (160930-5785)

‘It’s all thanks to the people of Portsmouth’ - Tom Prince’s family donates £1m to help save lives of others

‘WE ARE so pleased the £1m we raised with the help of the city can now save other lives in memory of Tom’.

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