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HMS Queen Elizabeth Arrives in Portsmouth

The Royal Navy’s newest and largest warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, made her long-awaited arrival into Portsmouth Harbour today (16th August 2017). Thousands of spectators lined the Portsmouth and Southsea seafront for a glimpse of the 65,000-tonne carrier, sailing home to Portsmouth after spending the last few weeks completing sea trials …

HMS Queen Elizabeth meets with US Carrier Group off Scottish coast

Ahead of her first entry to Portsmouth, HMS Queen Elizabeth has met up with the USS George HW Bush and her carrier strike group off the coast of Scotland. The Nimitz-class US carrier has more than 60 Royal Navy sailors and Royal Marines on board, who have been working with …

HMS Queen Elizabeth sets sail for sea trials

History was made today as HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first QE Class aircraft carrier, set sail from Rosyth to commence first stage sea trials off the north-east of Scotland. Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said: “This is a historic moment for the UK as our new aircraft carrier takes …

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, …