9 photo opportunities in Portsmouth and Southsea

We’ve been sent thousands of photos of Portsmouth and Southsea over the years — so many, in fact, that we started a monthly photography competition to highlight the work of local photographers. I figured it was high time we wrote up a few lists of cool photo opportunities, …

Express FM’s spoiler-free preview of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Portsmouth’s very own radio station, Express FM, offers an in-depth spoiler-free look at this week’s biggest release, courtesy of movie critic Jon Brown: Marvel Studios’ eagerly-awaited Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The film launches in UK cinemas on 28th April — we’re flocking to the …

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Portsmouth Cumberland House natural history museum reopens

Portsmouth’s Cumberland House natural history museum reopens on Saturday 8th April, with a fresh new look. The building has been closed for repairs, redecoration, the installation of a new wheelchair ramp, and work to bring the terrace at the back of the building to its former glory. Staff have been …

Our five favourite dog walking spots in Portsmouth and Southsea

Portsmouth has a huge number of brilliant walking spots for dog owners — seashores, vast open fields, quiet parks, and forested footpaths are never far away. We’re always spoiled for choice when we want to take our French bulldog Dexter (pictured below!) out for a galavant. Here are five of …

Five unique places to stay on the Isle of Wight

An escape to the Isle of Wight without the little ones. You’ve earned it. From rejuvenating spa hotels to quirky wood cabins, there are plenty of places to stay across the island, never more than a short journey from the rolling countryside, lively town sprawls, and immersive history. With just …

5 things you’ll love on the Isle of Wight this autumn

Being beside the seaside is scientifically proven to be one of the ultimate mood-lifters, so taking a day trip away from it all to a beach-lined island which boasts a bustling autumn events calendar is perfect for keeping your happiness high as the days get shorter and winter draws in.

Tips for becoming a top landlord, from Enfield Southsea

The current rental market in the United Kingdom has a lot of people clamouring for property, and this means that many people think that being a landlord is fairly straightforward and simple. After all, when there is such a high level of demand, you would be forgiven for thinking that …

Construction begins on Solent Stone Bridge to Isle of Wight

Construction has commenced on the Solent Stone Bridge, a development which will see a free-to-use bridge installed between Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. The four-mile bridge will be built entirely from boulders which were discovered beneath Portsmouth City Council’s Civic Offices during a recent archaeological dig conducted by the …