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Armed robber admits using axe and knife in Co-op raids in Purbrook and Emsworth

Havant man Dean Wright's drug addiction had ‘spiralled out of control’ when he held up Co-op staff in London Road, Purbrook, on July 22 and workers at a sister store in Southleigh Road, Emsworth, on July 31.

Today at Portsmouth Crown Court the 40-year-old admitted both robberies,

yesterday 17:14
Homeowners 'furious' after downdraft from Coastguard helicopter taking off from QA Hospital destroys their garden wall

Stuart and Cassie Ellins' Arran Close back garden was ‘turned upside-down’ as a Coastguard aircraft stopped in Cosham on Thursday.

Gusts from the eight-tonne AW189’s rotors tore down the 6ft brick pillars and panels of their wall and sent them crashing through their

yesterday 13:02
Live updates as serious crash causing two hour delays on A27 and A3M

All lanes have been closed on the A27 westbound towards Farlington following a serious crash. Follow all the updates in our live blog here. 

yesterday 08:50
'Severe delays' on A27 towards Portsmouth after serious crash

All lanes on the westbound carriageway of the A27 have been closed following the road traffic incident. 

The road is shut between A3M Bedhampton and A2030 this morning. 

Hampshire County Council’s ROMANSE traffic account is reporting ‘severe delays’ on both the A27 and A3M as

yesterday 07:47
Brittany Ferries cancels services between Portsmouth and France as Met Office forecasts windy weather

Brittany Ferries said four of its sailings between the city and Caen over the next 24 hours are cancelled.

Two services on the Portsmouth – St Malo route will depart and arrive in Cherbourg instead, while there is also disruption on the Le Havre and Santander services.

A yellow

2019-12-08 20:08
Delight - the popular Portsmouth club night celebrating 20 years in business

Despite having rocked Portsmouth for 20 years, DJs Will Chamber and Alex Dutton are going nowhere as the enduring club night at Astoria continues to go from strength to strength.

Will, known as DJ Chump, launched the club night two decades ago after realising ‘there was nowhere that

2019-12-08 11:44
Portsmouth South candidates stick boot into Donna Jones for missing climate change hustings after flying plane over city urging voters to back her

As election hopefuls Stephen Morgan, for Labour, and Gerald Vernon-Jackson, of the Lib Dems, were going head-to-head on the ‘most significant issues our planet is facing’, they were quick to address the elephant in the room over Mrs Jones’ absence.

The sitting Portsmouth South MP, Mr

2019-12-07 21:02
Pregnant mum from Hayling Island with jaw-eating bug nearly lost her unborn child during two-year fight to get PIP payments

Sara Pollard-Dambach from Hayling Island has told of her anger after she spent two years trying to get Personal Independence Payments while she was wheelchair bound after suffering from a tooth abscess which led to a bone infection that ate her jaw and meant she had to have her coccyx

2019-12-07 11:35
Severe gale warning issued for Portsmouth - here's when storm is expect to hit

The Met Office published a yellow alert for the city as well as for Gosport and Fareham over the weekend. 

The warning comes into force at 3pm on Sunday and remains until 9am on Monday, so could bring disruption to the first commute of the week. 

Residents are being warned that

2019-12-06 16:41
Royal Navy ‘regrets’ ‘misunderstanding’ over drill which sparked 'Gibbo' rumour that Queen had died

Now, the true story behind that fated message – and where it came from – can today be revealed.

It all began on Sunday evening, when a screenshot from a WhatsApp group conversation began circulating on Facebook and Twitter.

In it, one user, known only as ‘Gibbo’, wrote:

2019-12-05 20:41
Portsmouth pub will be demolished for housing development despite fears about lack of affordable homes

Following months of uncertainty members of Portsmouth City Council's planning committee gave the go ahead for building work to start on the site of the derelict Mr Pickwick pub in Milton Road.

An application for the land was previously deferred as councillors were concerned the developer

2019-12-05 15:26
More than 100 homes approved for former dairy site in Portsmouth

Work will now begin to redevelop the disused two-and-a-half hectare Southern Dairy Depot in Station Road, Drayton, after councillors unanimously approved plans.

During a Portsmouth City Council planning committee on Wednesday (Dec 4) it was agreed the authority's nitrogen mitigation

2019-12-05 14:23
Portsmouth pervert jailed for sharing sickening toddler abuse on secret paedophile WhatsApp groups

Garry Byrne lay in bed in the room he lodged in at a married couple’s home swapping images with more than 400 people across the 32 groups - copying his favourites from his Samsung phone to two laptops.

Portsmouth Crown Court heard the 55-year-old loner confessed having a sickening

2019-12-05 12:17
Pervert jailed for sharing sickening toddler abuse on secret paedophile WhatsApp groups

Garry Byrne lay in bed in the room he lodged in at a married couple’s home swapping images with more than 400 people across the 32 groups - copying his favourites from his Samsung phone to two laptops.

Portsmouth Crown Court heard the 55-year-old loner confessed having a sickening

2019-12-05 10:11
Hotel and cinema plans for iconic Knight & Lee building in Southsea approved

Members of Portsmouth City Council's planning committee gave the go ahead to a multi-million pound development in the former John Lewis shop in Palmerston Road at a meeting today (Dec 4).

The beloved 1950s structure that closed its doors in July will now be regenerated by developers That

2019-12-04 19:29
Live updates as HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives back in Portsmouth from USA

The Royal Navy carrier has spent the last couple of months across the pond in the east coast of America for Westlant 19. The trip saw British F-35B jets land on the deck of HMS Queen Elizabeth for the first time. Follow all the updates here in our live blog: 

2019-12-04 10:02
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Eerie wartime picture of Fratton street heading for demolition

I also know, after talking to so many of you, how much you still miss those long-demolished streets in which you grew up and played. 

I am hoping some of you might remember Fratton Grove which was located on the western side of Fratton Road, just past and almost opposite Cornwall

yesterday 19:20
Why I have to earn my time in front of the telly | Alun Newman

I have to tell someone, ‘It’s just gone four o’clock, I thought it was more like seven?’

They often reply that they also thought it was later and then they give me their time ‘I thought it was even later, I thought about eight.’

At a recent family evening meal we were

yesterday 19:20
Portsmouth or London? Where do you feel most at home? | Lou Hannan

Living and working ‘down south’ now means I don’t visit as often as I’d like, but recently on a day off I decided to head in to see some friends and go to the theatre.

As you get used to slightly quieter surroundings, it’s funny how different a place can feel compared to how you

yesterday 19:20
Another landmark for ex-Pompey favourite and Sheffield United left-back Enda Stevens

The left-back scored his maiden Premier League goal in Sunday’s 2-1 triumph at Norwich.

It means the 29-year-old has now netted in each of the top four divisions as he continues to blossom since released by Aston Villa in June 2015.

Chris Wilder’s side had been trailing

yesterday 18:17
The challenge Portsmouth have to overcome to continue their charge up League One table

Yet, as we head into the festive period which brings up the season’s halfway point it’s the Blues’ great survivor who leads the way on the league minutes clocked up this term.

It’s the long-serving defender who’s been the constant in a back line which has chopped, changed and

yesterday 18:17
Portsmouth, Gosport and Chichester's best events for Tuesday and Wednesday

PANTOMIME: Go along to this traditional pantomime and embark on a magical journey aboard the flying carpet in this fun-filled show of Aladdin. Kings Theatre, Southsea, Wednesday, 2pm and 7pm. 

GIG: Join Shep Woolley as he returns with his evening of songs and stories with a festive

yesterday 17:14
Radio Solent's Alex Dyke really is The Grinch | Clive Smith

    ‘Is this what we want our kids singing in the back of the car?’ he says of the lyrics:  ‘  You’re an old slut on junk…     you scumbag, you maggot, you cheap lousy faggot  .’

Well, there’s an easy solution to that, turn it off if you’re not happy with it

yesterday 17:14
On This Day: Legend Alan Ball fired by Milan Mandaric as Portsmouth struggle in Division One

The legendary Blues manager saw his second spell at Fratton Park come to a close as Milan Mandaric decided to pull the trigger.

The move to sack Ball came with his side struggling in Division One, just three places and four points in front of bottom club Swindon.

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yesterday 17:14
Latest news from Portsmouth
yesterday 19:20 Eerie wartime picture of Fratton street heading for demolition
yesterday 19:20 Why I have to earn my time in front of the telly | Alun Newman
yesterday 19:20 Portsmouth or London? Where do you feel most at home? | Lou Hannan
yesterday 18:17 Another landmark for ex-Pompey favourite and Sheffield United left-back Enda Stevens
yesterday 18:17 The challenge Portsmouth have to overcome to continue their charge up League One table
yesterday 17:14 Portsmouth, Gosport and Chichester's best events for Tuesday and Wednesday
yesterday 17:14 Radio Solent's Alex Dyke really is The Grinch | Clive Smith
yesterday 17:14 On This Day: Legend Alan Ball fired by Milan Mandaric as Portsmouth struggle in Division One
yesterday 17:14 'I can give you 20 minutes before my meal': A rare and final interview with Portsmouth and Aston Villa great Ron Saunders
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yesterday 17:14 Kenny Jackett's challenge to Portsmouth leading light Ellis Harrison
yesterday 17:14 Panto stars attempt chopstick bean world record at Portsmouth theatre amid closure fears
yesterday 17:14 Artists needed to create an 'imaginative' mural on new sea wall in north of Portsmouth
yesterday 17:14 Portsmouth Santa Fun Run 2019: Are you in our photo gallery?
yesterday 17:14 Armed robber admits using axe and knife in Co-op raids in Purbrook and Emsworth
yesterday 16:11 What Gary O'Neil initially thought about Robert Prosinecki before realising Portsmouth had signed a 'genius'
yesterday 14:05 Police appeal to find HGV driver after serious A27 crash
yesterday 13:02 A decent point against Peterborough but one Portsmouth could look back on with regret
yesterday 13:02 Homeowners 'furious' after downdraft from Coastguard helicopter taking off from QA Hospital destroys their garden wall
yesterday 11:59 Defensive blow as Christian Burgess is ruled out of Portsmouth trip to Acrrington
yesterday 11:59 Recap as crash leaves cyclist serious injured and caused traffic chaos on A27 and A3M
yesterday 10:56 Live updates as A27 delays remain after cyclist seriously injured in early hours crash
yesterday 10:56 A27 reopens after cyclist seriously injured in crash but heavy delays remain
yesterday 09:53 CSKA Sofia issue statement after ex-Portsmouth and Birmingham winger Viv Solomon-Otabor subjected to racist abuse
yesterday 09:53 Cyclist rushed to hospital with serious head injuries after crash on A27
yesterday 08:50 Portsmouth's Lee Brown explains what it was like to do battle against Peterborough's Nathan Thompson
yesterday 08:50 Shop 'badly damaged' after fire breaks out in Cosham high street overnight
yesterday 08:50 Live updates as serious crash causing two hour delays on A27 and A3M
yesterday 07:47 Gosport school bans hoodies over image concerns
yesterday 07:47 'Severe delays' on A27 towards Portsmouth after serious crash
yesterday 06:44 Why Ben Close was always confident Portsmouth would recover from stuttering start to the season
yesterday 05:41 Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett explains Andy Cannon's Peterborough absence
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2019-12-08 22:14 Man rescued from water off Whale Island in Portsmouth
2019-12-08 22:14 Strictly Come Dancing 2019: Ex-Horndean pupil Emma Barton voted through to final
2019-12-08 21:11 Can you spot yourself in our gallery of Portsmouth clubbers from 2009?
2019-12-08 21:11 'Hoping we get backed in the transfer window... worked their socks off' - how Twitter reacted to Portsmouth's draw with Peterborough
2019-12-08 20:08 31 things you can no longer do in Portsmouth
2019-12-08 20:08 HMS Victory all at sea and captured on film – now look again...
2019-12-08 20:08 Portsmouth school sees major behaviour improvement as shop stops selling pupils sugary products
2019-12-08 20:08 Investigation launched as girl, 10, seriously injured in three-car crash in Wickham
2019-12-08 20:08 Copnor residents remember the true meaning of Christmas in walking nativity
2019-12-08 20:08 Heartbreaking tribute to 'smiley and bubbly' Chichester cyclist killed in lorry crash
2019-12-08 20:08 Brittany Ferries cancels services between Portsmouth and France as Met Office forecasts windy weather
2019-12-08 19:05 The Royal Navy super-carrier which would have been bigger than HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales
2019-12-08 19:05 Gaffer: Portsmouth must end the Oli Hawkins experiment and choose a centre-half
2019-12-08 19:05 Maiden Portsmouth goal against Peterborough a long time coming for Lee Brown
2019-12-08 19:05 Kenny Jackett rues generous Portsmouth defending in key clash with Peterborough
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2019-12-08 14:53 Portsmouth Cup opponents Fleetwood have 'team leaked' to leave manager Joey Barton fuming
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