New coaching launch hits the water at Southsea Rowing Club

Left to right: Membership Secretary Jeff Watling, Councillor Linda Symes, and Club Captain Pete Clarke We went to speak to the team at Southsea Rowing Club this afternoon about a new coaching launch they’ve put into service, thanks to funding from Portsmouth City Council. Club Captain Pete Clarke told …

Falklands veteran eyes world record on Team Britannia’s powerboat

Perth native John Mollison (57) joins Team Britannia, the British, Portsmouth-based, bid to design and build the fastest and most fuel-efficient powerboat to circumnavigate the globe. The Falklands veteran will join the team behind the revolutionary 80ft powerboat, which hopes to cut up to seven days off the current world …

Hospital staff take part in WardWalk event for QA

Staff from Queen Alexandra Hospital’s Children’s Assessment Unit are taking part in Portsmouth Hospitals Charity’s annual WardWalk event on Sunday 21st May, raising funds for a portable interactive floor for their department. The interactive floor is a projector that projects games such as hopscotch, mini football, and an interactive piano …

Interview: Portsmouth Vegan Festival organizer Victoria Bryceson

Portsmouth is getting its very own vegan festival, taking place at Portsmouth Guildhall on Saturday 25th February, with over 100 stalls. The day will encompass cooking demonstrations and fascinating talks, and the cuisines on offer are from all around the world, including Italian, Chinese, English, Malaysian, African, and more — not …

New Musto store opens in style at Gunwharf Quays

Portsmouth premium retail outlet shopping centre Gunwharf Quays have welcomed sailing specialists Musto to their new store. Musto celebrated their opening with a launch event, treating customers with refreshments and special giveaways. The first few lucky customers received a free exclusive Musto duffle bag full of accessories, including hats, scarves, …

RFA Gold Rover returns to Portsmouth before ending service

After 43 years supporting Royal Navy operations around the globe, RFA Gold Rover has reached the end of her lengthy and distinguished career. Proudly flying her paying-off pennant, the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship arrived in Portsmouth today ahead of her official end-of-service ceremony on Monday 6th March 2017. It marks …

Royal Navy detonate WWII bomb found in Portsmouth Harbour

Royal Navy bomb disposal experts detonated an unexploded Second World War bomb today after it was dredged up from the bottom of Portsmouth Harbour. The German SC250 bomb was found in the early hours of Wednesday 22nd February in the excavator head of a barge dredging the harbour — …