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PICTURE GALLERY: Portsmouth’s Christmas lights switch-on is a sparkling success

LOG cabins, fireworks and hot chocolates were all on the menu at Portsmouth’s big Christmas Lights switch-on event.

Our gallery of pictures by Habib Rahman shows how people were out in their droves at Commercial Road to try festive food and drinks from any one of the 18 traditional ...

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Shock surge as more people use food banks

DESPERATE families running out of cash are turning more towards foodbanks then ever before, a charity has said.

The number of people relying on emergency food handouts from the Fareham and Gosport Basics Bank has soared in the past year, the organisation has revealed.

There has been ...

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Brown’s scouting mission ahead of Pompey trip

Phil Brown was in the stands for Pompey’s win at Blackpool – and he was impressed by the Blues’ performance.

Southend’s clash against Oldham was postponed last weekend as the Latics had four players called up for international duty.

As a result, the Shrimpers boss ...

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‘Predatory’ 18-year-old caught abusing girl on CCTV

TEENAGER Jordan Saunders has been detained for three year after admitting child sex offences against three girls.

The ‘predatory’ 18-year-old targeted three girls, meeting two of them separately at Eastleigh train station where he was spotted on CCTV abusing a 13-year-old victim. ...

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PICTURE GALLERY: Portsmouth’s Christmas lights switch-on is a sparkling success

LOG cabins, fireworks and hot chocolates were all on the menu at Portsmouth’s big Christmas Lights switch-on event.

Our gallery of pictures by Habib Rahman shows how people were out in their droves at Commercial Road to try festive food and drinks from any one of the 18 traditional ...

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Everything you need to know about Portsmouth’s ice rink (including when it opens)

THE ice rink in Portsmouth’s Guildhall Square opens for its first skate tomorrow.

Here’s our guide to all you need to know about the new addition to the city centre.

When is it open?

It’s open from 10.30am to 11pm until January 2.

How many people can it ...

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Southend’s sterling record in November ahead of Pompey clash

Pompey host Southend tomorrow at Fratton Park and the Shrimpers will be bullish heading into the clash.

The Blues’ recent record against the Roots Hall outfit is dismal, to say the least.

Southend firmly hold the bragging rights having won the past five meetings between the two ...

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Southend’s sterling record in November ahead of Pompey clash

Pompey host Southend tomorrow at Fratton Park and the Shrimpers will be bullish heading into the clash.

The Blues’ recent record against the Roots Hall outfit is dismal, to say the least.

Southend firmly hold the bragging rights having won the past five meetings between the two ...

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ALISTAIR GIBSON ON WINE: It might be a bit left field, but how about Rioja with the turkey?

I spent a few days in Rioja in the summer visiting producers and tasting new wines and vintages. It’s a region I love.

If you love food and wine then an evening out in Logrono doing the tapas circuit is one for your bucket list.

There are almost 50 tapas bars crammed into this ...

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REVIEW: Death of a Salesman at The Spring, Havant

Arthur Miller’s play is huge in many ways, including its running time. Fortunately, directors Pete Woodward and Alan Ward have pretty much hit the nail on the head for Bench Theatre’s adaptation.

Jeff Bone and Zack Cuthbertson, who play brothers Biff and Happy, shoulder much of ...

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Brown’s scouting mission ahead of Pompey trip

Phil Brown was in the stands for Pompey’s win at Blackpool – and he was impressed by the Blues’ performance.

Southend’s clash against Oldham was postponed last weekend as the Latics had four players called up for international duty.

As a result, the Shrimpers boss ...

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Honeyball expects strong Breeze at Fontwell

Anthony Honeyball is excited to unleash Cresswell Breeze in the totepool Southern National Handicap Chase at Fontwell Park on Sunday (2.05pm).

The seven-year-old daughter of Midnight Legend is primed to make her seasonal debut in the West Sussex marathon.

And the 130-rated mare is ...

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Your chance to trace past family members on the web

Finding out about family history is something that has intrigued people for years.

Discovering where your great-great grandparents were born, where your great-uncle and aunt lived and when your relatives first moved to your home city fascinates those who go digging for their past. ...

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Lidl joins Black Friday (that means champagne for £8.99!)

Lidl has announced that it will take part in Black Friday for the first time this year.

The no-frills supermarket, which has branches across the Portsmouth area, has announced that there will be up to 70 per cent off some products, with offers launching a day early in stores across the UK ...

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Lidl joins Black Friday (that means champagne for £8.99!)

Lidl has announced that it will take part in Black Friday for the first time this year.

The no-frills supermarket, which has branches across the Portsmouth area, has announced that there will be up to 70 per cent off some products, with offers launching a day early in stores across the UK ...

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Pompey boss: I’m open-minded over Hawkins’ best role

KENNY JACKETT believes Oli Hawkins has demonstrated he can handle League One football.

Yet Pompey’s boss remains open-minded over which position best suits the non-league recruit.

The former Dagenham & Redbridge man has exhibited his versatility during his short time at Fratton ...

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Club Scene with Sam Cherry

Tomorrow, AuralSex take over The Old Barn in Milton to present TechNova which sees a variety of techno and tech house DJs going deep and heavy on the beats including headline DJ Lee Williams, Moonface, Destin Roe, Cliquee, LJ Arthur, Jon Sharpe and Hamm Rice.

Lee has supported the likes ...

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Royal Navy sailors set for a historic first as they guard the Queen

SAILORS from the Royal Navy will soon be guarding royalty for the very first time as they prepare to take on their opening stint as the Queen’s ceremonial guard.

Almost 90 men and women from 45 different units will be taking over the role in London from the army’s Coldstream Guard ...

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What’s on from Friday, November 17 to Thursday, November 23

What’s on for the week ahead

TODAY

DANCING

BUCKLAND: Community Centre, Malins Rd. 1.30-4pm. 50/50 ballroom and sequence dancing. £3, refreshments and lunches from 12pm. (023) 9242 5331.

EASTNEY: Community Centre, Bransbury Park. 11.30am-12.30pm. FiftyFifty. ...

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BIG INTERVIEW The Darkness: ‘For anyone to give a damn when we’re five albums in is great’

The Darkness are back with new album Pinewood Smile, and they’re firing on all cylinders – when they’re not stuck on the train.

Endless pleasures of the flesh, a hedonistic life, experiencing things we mere mortals can only dream of – this is the kind of subject matter ...

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Tanker that will fuel navy’s new aircraft carriers arrive in Portsmouth

A GIANT new tanker that will one day fuel the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers has sailed into Portsmouth.

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s new vessel, RFA Tidespring, arrived in the city ahead of her dedication ceremony on November 27.

The 39,000-tonne tanker will be brought ...

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