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HMS Queen Elizabeth’s crew take up residence ahead of Portsmouth arrival

The Ship’s Company of HMS Queen Elizabeth has now taken up residence on board the nation’s future flagship. Over the last couple of months, the 700-strong crew has been getting to know the ship, navigating their way around the 65,000 tonne aircraft carrier, familiarising themselves with the new and high …

Award-winning journalist Clive Tully joins Team Britannia record attempt

Award-winning travel journalist and photographer Clive Tully (64) is returning to the waves by joining the crew of Team Britannia, a new round-the-world record attempt. The multiple world powerboat record-holder will become the latest member to join the team who’ll be looking to shave up to seven days off the current …

Pompey fans give Michael Eisner a standing ovation at supporter meeting

More than 1,500 Portsmouth Football Club (PFC) shareholders and Pompey Supporters Trust (PST) members congregated at Portsmouth Guildhall yesterday (Thursday 4th May 2017) to hear Michael Eisner present his vision for the future of Pompey. The takeover has been greatly talked about in the media over the past few weeks, but …

Local lady raises almost £1000 supporting friends with cancer

When local resident Emma Evans from the Stamshaw SFA estate found out that her friend, Sandie’s daughter Ayla aged 4 and another two children on the Navy estate were being supported by CLIC Sargent she wanted to help. CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading charity for young cancer patients and …

Mayville High School unveil brand new £700,000 school building

The brand new £700,000 school building stands in place of the school’s former nursery and pays homage to one of the schools most dedicated volunteer trustees.  Michael Babcock House has taken just over a year to develop, and yesterday saw the grand unveiling of the new building with current pupils attending …

Mary Rose Museum nominated for multiple awards

The Mary Rose Museum, one of the UK’s foremost historical destinations dedicated to one of the greatest discoveries in recent history, has been nominated for multiple awards in recognition of its place as one of the leading museums in the UK. The Museum, based in the iconic Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, …

Queen Alexandra Hospital receive vital funds from John Lewis customers

Portsmouth Hospitals Charity, based at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham has received £870 from the John Lewis Knight and Lee store in Southsea as part of their Community Matters scheme. QA Hospital are snding a big thank you to all customers who put their green token in the community matters …

Portsea Heritage Walk hopes to educate

The Portsea Heritage Walk has been organised for Saturday 22nd April 2017 from 10:00am, and will start at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Gate. The walk will be led by Dr Ann Coats from University of Portsmouth. Since 2013 Dr Ann Coats, university lecturer in heritage property, has run the Portsea …

Seafront retirement flats named with Portsmouth history in mind

Housebuilder, McCarthy and Stone, has announced the names of its new assisted living and retirement developments in Southsea, inspired by the city’s history. Located on South Parade, Tudor Rose Court will comprise 66 Assisted Living apartments for the over 70’s, and Savoy House will present a further 31 Retirement Living …