Clarendon Road park cordoned by police

A large area of the park between Clarendon Road and Clarence Road in Southsea, Portsmouth has been cordoned off by police.  The cordon was imposed sometime between 11:00pm on Thursday 28th May and 8:00am on Friday 29th May. Two police officers are currently patrolling the scene of the cordon, both declined …

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Hundreds turn out to tour Portsmouth’s Kingston Prison

Image credit: Connor Hicks Photography It’s a bizarre sight to see hundreds of locals queuing to get inside Portsmouth’s now defunct category B/C prison, but this is what happened yesterday (27th May) as new owners City & Country opened the doors for the latest public viewing consultation.

Portsmouth divers head to Nigeria to share terrorist protection skills

Portsmouth based forces divers have been sharing their experience of hunting for terrorist devices in harbours and on ships when they spent a fortnight with the Nigerian Navy in Lagos. The African divers want to build up their underwater force protection abilities — making sure harbours, berth and jetties are safe, …

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Clarendon Road park cordoned by police

A large area of the park between Clarendon Road and Clarence Road in Southsea, Portsmouth has been cordoned off by police.  The cordon was imposed sometime between 11:00pm on Thursday 28th May and 8:00am on Friday 29th May. Two police officers are currently patrolling the scene of the cordon, both declined …

Hundreds turn out to tour Portsmouth’s Kingston Prison

Image credit: Connor Hicks Photography It’s a bizarre sight to see hundreds of locals queuing to get inside Portsmouth’s now defunct category B/C prison, but this is what happened yesterday (27th May) as new owners City & Country opened the doors for the latest public viewing consultation.

Portsmouth divers head to Nigeria to share terrorist protection skills

Portsmouth based forces divers have been sharing their experience of hunting for terrorist devices in harbours and on ships when they spent a fortnight with the Nigerian Navy in Lagos. The African divers want to build up their underwater force protection abilities — making sure harbours, berth and jetties are safe, …

University of Portsmouth rises in Guardian University Guide

The University of Portsmouth has risen six places in the Guardian University Guide, an independent ranking of quality in higher education. Portsmouth is now 49th, having risen from 55th in last year’s guide. The University’s Health Professionals subject area was in the top five in the country, Sports Science was …

BBC National Music Day coming to Portsmouth

The BBC, Portsmouth Music Hub and more than 500 local children will come together to celebrate the launch of National Music Day in Portsmouth on Friday 5th June.  Young people from schools across Portsmouth will entertain the crowds in the Guildhall Square with a performance of Anna Meredith’s body …

May half term family activities and events in Portsmouth

Another half term is upon us, and we’re looking for things to do with the youngsters. As per usual, Portsmouth’s breaktime calendar is packed with exciting events right across the city. Here’s our handpicked list of half term activities and events in Portsmouth for the coming week. For the budding …

HMS Richmond Royal Navy sailors lend helping hand at orphanage

Portsmouth’s HMS Richmond has taken time out from her counter-terrorism and -piracy operations to provide a helping hand at an orphanage in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Between taking on supplies and hosting local dignitaries, a number of the ship’s company volunteered to help out at the Kids Care Orphanage.