Here are some of the many telling quotes published on portsmouth.co.uk over the past seven days.
‘My message to the city is, let’s think bold and radical, because only bold and radical will sort this out.’
‘I just wanted to shout at somebody. I was so angry.’
Dad Robert McDowell, whose disabled sons were left stranded miles from their home after seven bus drivers refused to let them on board.
Brothers Travis, 12, and eight-year-old Braydon McDowell were stuck with their two carers after a day shopping in Commercial Road, Portsmouth.
‘I just work there! I do my bit, like everybody else and I would never have thought that people will have taken the time to say nice things about me.’
‘The key message that I’m trying to get out there is that people can actually do something to reverse the diabetes, much like I’ve tried to do with the eight-week plan.’
‘In all the years we’ve watched it, to be actually taking part, it’s such an honour – we’re totally over the moon.’
Poppy seller Louise Purcell who, with her husband Chris, joined members of the royal family and government ministers at the Festival of Remembrance in the Royal Albert Hall after raising more than £500,000 for the Royal British Legion.
‘I just can’t get my head around it – it really is unbelievable.’