Gunwharf Quays restaurants offer mood-boosting dishes

Restaurants at Portsmouth’s Gunwharf Quays are offering mood-boosting dishes to help shoppers and diners stay healthy and replenished in the weeks following the festive Christmastime feasting. If you’re going gluten free, Pret A Manger has launched a range of nine new healthy soups — all dairy-free, gluten-free, and under 250 …

Jo Pavey and Gemma Steel take on Great South Run 2015

Great British sportswomen Jo Pavey, the 2014 European 10,000metre champion, and Gemma Steel, the 2014 European cross-country champion, are amidst the high-profile participants in this year’s Great South Run. Thousands of runners of all ages are gearing up for a weekend of sport in Portsmouth, as the iconic racing event returns …

Great South Run takes place this weekend in Portsmouth

Thousands of runners of all ages are gearing up for a weekend of sport in Portsmouth, as the Great South Run returns for its 25th year in the city. Four events will be staged throughout the weekend in Southsea, culminating with the world’s leading 10-mile running event on Sunday 25th October.

Portsmouth’s mental health provisions for young people to be reviewed

Portsmouth City Council have announced a major review into mental health provision for children and young people in Portsmouth, working with the GP-led Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to assess the services currently available and how they might be improved. The move is in response to the UK government establishing …

Thrive event at Ocean Retail Park gets shoppers on their bikes

National cycling charity CTC have teamed up with the Crown Estates as part of a series of summer events dubbed ‘Thrive’, taking place in a number of cities, Portsmouth included. The aim of Thrive is to make healthy living fun. Taking place at 10 retail parks …

Workshops aim to help people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Above: a picture from one of the British Lung Foundation’s ‘Breathe Easy’ meetings The British Lung Foundation (BLF) have teamed up with the Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to deliver a series of free information and support workshops to help people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Two …

European medalist helps to launch 2015 Great South Run

After a monumental 25th Anniversary celebration year in 2014, this years event will be focused on the 25th celebration of the run being held in Portsmouth after relocating from Southampton in 1990. At an event this Tuesday 26th January, double European Championships medallist Andy Vernon attended HMS Warrior, at …

Portsmouth City announces partnership with British Cycling

26th January: **The following story previously included inaccurate information and we apologise for any confusion caused. The velodrome does not feature in the event.  More details about the partnership will be released following the official launch on 27th January** ——————————————————————————————————————————————— British Cycling, the national governing body for …

Better Care Portsmouth brings NHS care and social care closer together

  Portsmouth City Council has announced a collaborative effort with the NHS Portsmouth Clinical Commission Group to develop involvement in a national initiative to help more people to stay healthy and independent for longer by blurring the lines between NHS care and social care. The effort, known as the ‘Better Care’ …