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Indian Restaurant Helping Feed Homeless in Portsmouth

An Indian restaurant has been helping feed homeless people in Portsmouth by cooking up free curry. The Akash, established since 1978, in Albert Road, Southsea lent its support to the charity Don’t Hate, Donate. The organisation runs a weekly food event to ensure that people experiencing hardship have enough to …

Local Band Raise £1,260 for QA Hospitals Breast Services Department

Local band My Generation, have raised £1,260 for Queen Alexandra Hospital’s Breast Services Department. My Generation was put together by Mark Warren, Johnny Mac and Peter Grady. They kindly hold charity Motown, Soul and Northern nights a few times a year to raise money for various local charities. The money was …

10 ways to treat mum in Portsmouth this Mother’s Day

Afternoon teas, theatre productions, film screenings, relaxing walks, special brunch menus — whatever your mum enjoys, there’s a way to treat her in Portsmouth this weekend! Here are our ten highlights for Mother’s Day events in our city:   Brunch with mum at the Spinnaker Tower Whisk your mum to the …

The Rucksack Bus: Helping the Homeless

A vision is about to become reality for a local woman, Joanne Vines from Lee-on-the-Solent, who is passionate about helping the homeless following her recent plea for a double decker bus. Joanne Vines and Sammy Barcroft have successfully held the Rucksack Event in Portsmouth for the last 4 years, the …

After a decade, Cheryl Buggy steps down from running Express FM

After 10 years as Station Director of the station, Cheryl Buggy is stepping down from her role running Express FM, one of the longest running community stations in the UK. Cheryl was one of the founding members of Express when it applied for its licence 11 years ago. “I had …

February half-term highlights in Portsmouth and Southsea

Once the kids complete their hundredth iPad game, they start pestering you for something a bit more exciting to do during the half-term break. We’ve got you. Here are our highlights for things to do in Portsmouth and Southsea during the week off.   Saturday 18th: Gangsta Granny at The …

QA’s Renal Team Fundraise to Improve Patient Experience

Staff from Queen Alexandra Hospital’s Renal Team have organised a range of different fundraising events to raise important funds for their Department. Funds raised will be put towards an important ultrasound scanner and other pieces of equipment to reduce waiting times and to improve the patient experience. The events organised …

Top events in Portsmouth in 2017

Every year, the seams of Portsmouth’s events calendar get closer and closer to bursting. 2016 was a remarkable year for the city’s culture, but 2017 takes yet another step up. Looking ahead to all of the exciting events we we have to enjoy on the island this year is very exciting! Swipe …

Five ways to get into the Christmas spirit in Portsmouth

Santa Claus is coming to town, and there are lots of opportunities to meet him in Portsmouth, and plenty of ways to get into the festive spirit, whether it’s musicals at the New Theatre Royal, huge shopping discounts at Gunwharf Quays, or epic runs along the seafront! Here are five …

The top 10 festive things to do in Portsmouth this year

Autumn is fading into winter, evenings are shorter, and you may feel like spending every night snuggled up in the warmth of your central heating and six blankets binging through Netflix and starting your Advent calendar early. But this is where the festive celebrations begin, and there’s still so much going …

Gunwharf Quays Fireworks Headliners Announced

Gunwharf Quays has announced two top British acts to perform at its fireworks display on Thursday 10th November. Popular girl band M.O. and renowned vocalist JP Cooper are set to wow crowds with two special performances in the lead up to the annual spectacular fireworks display. Marking the start of …

Play Dead Gallery and Studio welcomes Midge

Play Dead Gallery and Studio throws wide it’s doors to welcome the community to an exclusive debut solo collection, titled Nothing Is Lost, by renowned Southsea artist, Midge. The opening night is on Saturday 12th November at 7:00pm, with limited edition piece going up for sale that evening. With influences …