A display from youngster to offer Pompey optimism

It was nice to sign off with a win full of positives.

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Will these clashes return next season? Pompey v Saints in 2012.

RICK JACKSON: My £100 bet that Pompey/Saints derbies will return next season

My bet is still on. Hampshire derbies to return next season!

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England's triumphant under-17s pose with the World Cup as they arrive back at Heathrow Airport

RICK JACKSON: Our young stars now need Premiership and Champions League time under their belts

Once again England are football world champions! Congratulations to the under-17s who beat Spain 5-2 in the final last weekend in India, despite being 2-0 down.

Running for Hollie: from left, Cheryl's husband Matt Kingston,'Shaun Nichols,'Steve Grant, 'Del Button and 'Hollie

CHERYL GIBBS: Running for Hollie – I’m so proud of my family

It was an emotional day for everyone. But for one little girl – my beautiful niece Hollie, it was the show of support and strength that made this year’s Great South Run.

Lewis Hamilton celebrates his win in the Japanese Grand Prix last weekend

RICK JACKSON: Will Hamilton pip Froome for title?

I’m pretty sure my 40th celebrations didn’t last two months, like my wife’s seem to be. It’s the birthday celebration that keeps on giving!

Members of the GMB union protesting outside Purbrook Park School

CLIVE SMITH: Union protesters should not be hanging around outside school

Protesters from the GMB union are still causing a nuisance of themselves outside Purbrook Park Secondary School.

Hopes dashed - Freshwater Bay in the Isle of Wight.

ELISE BREWERTON: A valuable first life-lesson for my new niece

Early last Wednesday a beautiful bright pink baby girl arrived and her mum, my wonderful little sister Nicole, named her Valentina Elise.

Britain's Chris Froome celebrates after winning the Spanish Vuelta in Madrid. The special trophy he holds was given to him as he won both the Tour de France and La Vuelta. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

RICK JACKSON: Arise Sir Chris – knighthood is long overdue for cyclist

Surely one of the most deserved knighthoods will now be bestowed on Chris Froome?

Not the most ideal garb for a cross-Solent swim...

ELISE BREWERTON: It’s function over fashion so the bikini’s gone

I finally invested in a ‘proper’ swimming costume for my big swim to the Isle of Wight for Samaritans.

One of the residents in the butterfly house, Cumberland House Museum, Southsea

KIERAN HOWARD: The similarities between toddlers and butterflies

There are many parallels to be drawn between butterflies and toddlers. Who’d have thought it?

The house that Jackson built - will it last?

RICK JACKSON: Today children, dad will build a playhouse and... get divorced

In our wisdom, we decided to buy a tower playhouse for our children.

Rick wants Brits to take Tour de France champion Chris Froome to their hearts  (Picture by PA)

RICK JACKSON: It’s time to get behind our amazing champion, Froome

Why is Chris Froome Britain’s least loved great sportsman?

Rick's talent makes Lionel Messi look average                                           Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

RICK JACKSON: How I led Pompey to European glory

Apparently 32 per cent of men daydream about having an alternative life. Top of the list is that of a Premier League footballer.

Runners and volunteers who helped make the first Whiteley parkrun a success

I could not resist the parkrun challenge

Nigel Pritchard, left, tees off at Cams Hall Golf Club

Celebrating Flag Day in real style

AS the sun rose on a glorious spring-like day, avid golfers from across the region were putting the flags out at up-market Cams Hall Golf Club.

From left, Ken Graham, David Wilson and Brian Foster

Giving a sporting boost to Clanfield

REPRESENTATIVES from local bowling clubs, Clanfield Parish Council and East Hampshire District Council have laid the first bricks for the new sports pavilion, that will become a central community hub in the Clanfield area.

Jasper playing a round of boccia

Boccia – a fun sport for all involved

Jasper Maccall writes about the sport of boccia, a competitive Paralympic sport, and the importance that it holds in his life.

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Making a splash right across Hampshire

Fareham Nomads showed enormous progress at the Hampshire County Swimming Championships.

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I can’t quite believe I’m doing this...

I WOULD like to think that I am someone who enjoys having their feet firmly on the ground.

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