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This is when supermarkets can refuse to sell you alcohol

A family were left furious after police were called to Lidl to calm a row over a bottle of rhubarb-flavoured gin.

Jackie Chandler from Denmead was in Lidl with her husband Gary and their two teenage daughters – when staff asked to see her 14-year-old daughter’s ID because the ...

yesterday 19:26 open_in_new
A home double header crucial to direction of Portsmouth’s season

There is, of course, the small matter of the readies at stake. A quickfire six-point home bounty which can really solidify the Blues’ place at the head of a pacesetting pack beginning to take shape, with the anticipated contenders jostling for position.

But it’s the ability of Kenny ...

yesterday 19:26 open_in_new
Mum stole £130,000 from grandparents, lied about having cancer and left them homeless and ‘skeletal’ – REGIONAL

Asha Dawes, 22, took so much from her grandparents behind their backs that they were left ‘skeletal’ and stranded in Spain, Hove Crown Court heard today.

She broke down and cried in the dock as she heard heart-breaking statements from the members of her family that she had ...

yesterday 18:23 open_in_new
Jackett lays down home challenge to Portsmouth

The Pompey boss believes it's down to his men to excite their supporters as his team return to Fratton Park on Saturday.

Jackett's side will be looking to end a run of 50 days without a League One victory on home soil against Fleetwood.

Joey Barton’s troops arrive as the first ...

yesterday 18:23 open_in_new
No international debut for Ronan Curtis can be Portsmouth benefit 

The Pompey forward was unused for a second time for his country on Tuesday night. 

After being promoted to Martin O’Neill's set up from the under-21s, Curtis was not included in Ireland’s 23-man squad for their 1-0 Nations League defeat to Wales.

The charismatic frontman ...

yesterday 18:23 open_in_new
Asylum seeker arrested in Portsmouth set for payout after judge rules she was wrongly detained

The 40-year-old woman said she feared being killed or forced into slavery if deported.

She took legal action against home secretary Sajid Javid, and Deputy High Court Judge John Cavanagh ruled her detention was unlawful because immigration officials did not act properly.

He said ...

yesterday 18:23 open_in_new
This Portsmouth garden helped restore my work-life balance

Southsea Greenhouse, as it was then, was recommended and I was thrown into a world of intelligent, funny, talented, creative, quirky people with community at the heart of what they do.

I was there through the early years, joining others at the little hut on the seafront, selling veg and ...

yesterday 17:20 open_in_new
Portsmouth, Havant and Fareham's best events for Thursday and Friday

TRIBUTE: Whitney – Queen of the Night – is a stage celebration of one of the greatest singers of all time. Includes an array of all of her classic hits. Ferneham Hall, Fareham, Thursday, 7.30pm. 

CONCERT: Enjoy an afternoon of easy listening in this performance by musicians from ...

yesterday 16:17 open_in_new
The corner of a South African field that is for ever Hampshire – Nostalgia

Although it is mainly used in the context of the First World War it has come to be used in remembrance of any serviceman who dies abroad including, as here, South Africa.

I found this photograph, right, while looking through a collection of pictures belonging to Tony Davis who had no ...

yesterday 16:17 open_in_new
Brighton set to steal key Portsmouth figure

Pompey’s head of academy performance and recruitment is being headhunted by the Premier League outfit to oversee their youth recruitment.

FA technical director, Dan Ashworth, wants to take Wright to the Amex Stadium following his link-up with the Seagulls, after five years at the head ...

yesterday 16:17 open_in_new
Fans can meet three of their favourite Portsmouth players 

Tom Naylor, Ben Thompson and Louis Dennis will be at Covers Timber’s Chichester depot, in Quarry Lane, on Monday, October 22 between 1.30pm-3.30pm. 

The Blues trio will be meeting and greeting fans, and posing for pictures – all free of charge.

A Pompey home shirt signed by ...

yesterday 16:17 open_in_new
Pictures show former Portsmouth gay bar Martha's throughout the years

Martha’s on Commercial Road has been closed since 2011 and will soon become a Taco Bell. 

The gay bar shut its doors seven years ago on May 30 in a move that came as a shock to regulars. 

Read More: Former Portsmouth gay bar Martha’s to become a Taco Bell

At the time ...

yesterday 15:14 open_in_new
The Portsmouth five with unclear futures

The impressive sum total of those five Pompey first-team players out of contract at the season’s end.

The Blues have ruled out potentially offering new deals until beyond Christmas, as focus is trained on maintaining a League One promotion push.

In the meantime, Gareth Evans, Jack ...

yesterday 15:14 open_in_new
Halloween – a weekly round-up of the latest films

HALLOWEEN (18)

The boogieman does exist and for decades, he has taken the towering form of masked maniac Michael Myers in a series of blood-drenched thrillers, which began with John Carpenter's seminal 1978 slasher Halloween.

Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle reprise their roles as ...

yesterday 14:11 open_in_new
This Portsmouth fish and chip shop has been named as one of the UK’s best

The Fisherman’s Kitchen, in Southsea, has been revealed as a semi-finalist in the ‘Best Newcomer Award’ of the 2019 National Fish & Chip Awards.

Now the Clarendon Road chippy will be battling it out with nine over food joints from across the UK to scoop the prestigious ...

yesterday 13:08 open_in_new
Portsmouth Taco Bell to open: What is it and what food will be on the menu? 

Martha’s has been closed since 2011 and remained unoccupied for the past seven years. 

However now the American fast-food chain is set to take over the site on Commercial Road. 

But what is Taco Bell and what kind of food do they serve? 

Read More: Former Portsmouth gay ...

yesterday 13:08 open_in_new
Tickets for In The Night Garden Live in Portsmouth have gone on sale – here’s how to get them 

Iggle Piggle and the gang will be visiting the The Kings Theatre in Albert Road, Southsea, April next year, as part of a nationwide tour. 

The widely popular CBeebies show is hitting the road for a UK theatre tour for first time ever for In the Night Garden Live in 2019. 

And it ...

yesterday 12:05 open_in_new
Fleetwood boss Joey Barton hoping striker is fit for Portsmouth trip

The striker missed the Cod Army’s 2-1 victory over Shrewsbury on Saturday.

Evans was rested for the clash as Joey Barton didn’t want to aggravate the Sheffield United loanee’s shoulder injury he picked up in last month’s defeat to Barnsley.

The Wales international has been ...

yesterday 12:05 open_in_new
This Portsmouth fish and chip shop has been named as one of Britain’s best

The Fisherman’s Kitchen, in Southsea, has been revealed as a semi-finalist in the ‘Best Newcomer Award’ of the 2019 National Fish & Chip Awards.

Now the Clarendon Road chippy will be battling it out with nine over food joints from across the UK to scoop the prestigious ...

yesterday 12:05 open_in_new
Former Portsmouth gay bar Martha’s to become a Taco Bell

An application to change the use of the building in Commercial Road, which has fallen into a derelict state and not been used since it closed in 2011, was approved by Portsmouth City Council this month. 

Council leader Gerald Vernon-Jackson said he was pleased to see plans to bring the ...

yesterday 12:05 open_in_new
Portsmouth boss: Contractual issues unaffected by league uncertainty

That is the verdict of Kenny Jackett, with five first-team squad members having deals which expire next summer.

They include Jack Whatmough, Gareth Evans, Nathan Thompson, Dion Donohue and Danny Rose.

Pompey have revealed no contract talks are planned until after Christmas, with the ...

yesterday 11:02 open_in_new