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Kenny Jackett: New Portsmouth pitch can boost footballing quality

The installation of a new semi-artificial playing surface is presently taking pace at the Blues’ home.

It’s a decision Jackett is convinced can benefit his side during next season’s promotion ambition.

Pompey were the fourth-highest scorers at home in League One last season, ...

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Gosport boat race in Spitfire of the seas was incredible: Zella Compton

After being picked up from the ferry we whisked around Stokes Bay and historic forts watching the yachts race as competing teams raised money for Oarsome Chance, a Gosport charity, plus other good causes.

HSL 102 was one of the first fast offshore rescue boats in service with the RAF and ...

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Copnor girls on school trip 60 years ago - Nostalgia

Janet White (née Bendell) has asked me to let any survivors from a visit to Stratford-upon-Avon to try to get along to the Wesley Rooms, adjacent to Copnor Methodist Church in Copnor Road, between 2pm and 5pm. 

In the last week of May, 1959, 26 girls and two teachers from the ...

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All our best Portsmouth school prom photos from the 00s - can you spot yourself?

The News has been looking back through our archive and discovered school prom pictures from the 00s. Here is a gallery of our pictures from then, complete with awful haircuts! Can you spot yourself?

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Portsmouth Pride 2019: When and where does parade begin? What is the parade route? Can I get tickets?

The event will return to Southsea this weekend, following a parade along the seafront. 

If you are planning on attending here’s what you need to know: 

When and where is Portsmouth Pride? 

The event will take place on Saturday, June 22 – which is just a few days ...

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Portsmouth scrap deal for Plymouth's Freddie Ladapo

The Blues had agreed a fee with Plymouth for the striker who netted 19 times last season.

However, following negotiations with the 26-year-old, Pompey have pulled out of the deal and will now focus elsewhere to strengthen their striking options.

It is understood Ladapo’s wage ...

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Terrified elderly couple shocked as burglars ransack their Portchester home

Heart attack victim David Nevett, 72, was recovering from a triple heart bypass when he awoke at 6am to find burglars had struck the home he shares his 60-year-old wife Penny in Jubilee Road, Portchester.

Mr Nevett, who runs a cleaning businesses, had suffered a series of heart attacks two ...

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Insider: Ex-Aberdeen winger Gary Mackay-Steven will excite Portsmouth fans with his tricky talents

Gary is a typically tricky winger who likes to get the full-back in a one-v-one situation to try to beat him and put a cross into the box.

With his pace, he can hit teams on the counter-attack and is good for a goal as well.

Naturally left-footed, Gary normally plays on the left of ...

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'Quality player... Can't wait to watch him play' - Portsmouth fans react to potential Gary Mackay-Smith arrival from Aberdeen

The out-of-contract Aberdeen winger is poised to become the Blues’ second signing of the summer, following the arrival of James Bolton from Shrewsbury.

The deal is subject to the Scotland international passing a medical.

SEE ALSO: Gary Mackay-Steven - Pace and skill! Goals in ...

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Dozens of drivers caught speeding more than 10 times in four years

Dozens of British drivers have been caught breaking the speed limit at least 10 times in the last four years, according to official figures.

While nearly 250,000 motorists have multiple speeding convictions, 38 have been caught more than 10 times, with one driver clocked breaking the limit ...

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Quarter of drivers back more motorway tolls as M6 charges increase

One in four British drivers would welcome tolls on the country’s motorways if it improved road conditions, according to new research.

The study into attitudes towards road charging comes ahead of increases to costs on Britain’s only privately funded motorway – the M6 ...

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Former Portsmouth defender Adam Webster linked with Premier League move

The 24-year-old was crowned player of the season during his maiden Bristol City campaign.

And the Sunday Mirror have reported that impressive form has alerted Newcastle, Watford, Southampton and Burnley.

Pompey received a substantial windfall when Webster switched to City from ...

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Ronan Curtis reiterates stance that he sees himself at Portsmouth next season

The Republic of Ireland international enjoyed a superb maiden season in the Football League after arriving from Derry City last summer.

Curtis ended last campaign with 12 goals in 52 appearances as Kenny Jackett’s men suffered play-off semi-final defeat to Sunderland.

Such an ...

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Jeremy Kyle snubs MPs over inquiry into axed show as he declines invitation to give evidence

The ITV host saw his titular show cancelled earlier this year following the death of Portsmouth man Steve Dymond, 63, who died after filming an episode of the programme. 

Mr Kyle had been invited to give evidence before the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport sub-committee next week ...

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Schools should give comprehensive drug education to students - Student Shout

Drug use in young people is a topic often shied away from.

But, with more and more drug related incidents happening in clubs, parties and festivals, the question needs to be asked about what is going wrong.

Despite the efforts of parents and police to enforce a no-drug policy, youth ...

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Should I tell my children they have different dads? - Advice column

Q.  My husband and I have been married for 16 years. My daughter is 19 and my husband knows she is not his, but he adopted her, and she has his last name. 

We also have sons and my husband is definitely their father. However, I am scared about what will happen when they get older and ...

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Drug detection dogs to carry out searches at schools in Gosport and Fareham

Headteachers say the dogs will visit mainly as a means to engage and educate pupils on the dangers of substance misuse, as well as performing searches within school grounds.

Gwennan Harrison Jones, headteacher of Cams Hill School, said there is ‘prolific prevalence of drugs’ within ...

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University of Portsmouth student branded Prince Harry 'race traitor' and shared image of Royal with gun to his head

The image of Harry, against a blood-spattered background and featuring a swastika, was shared on a far-right social media platform last year.

Student Michal Szewczuk, 19, was arrested in Portsmouth but is from Wyther Park in Bramley, Leeds. He is being sentenced for two counts of ...

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Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony hints he has pulled plug on move for Portsmouth and Rangers target George Edmundson

In a Twitter rant on Monday night, Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony revealed the London Road outfit had agreed a fee for a centre-back from a League Two club.

However, after admitting other clubs also had bids approved, MacAnthony said the fourth-tier outfit subsequently asked for more ...

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Portsmouth council leader plans to buy out dental practices amid closures across the city

Councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson, the Liberal Democrat leader, wants Portsmouth City Council to step in and take on Colosseum Dental.

Swiss investment firm-owned Colosseum Dental will close next month – leaving 9,000 people scrambling to find a dentist.

Some patients have signed ...

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Inside Fareham's first micropub - which has a former gamekeeper in charge

West Street Alehouse will be serving patrons from 164 West Street, Fareham, on the site left vacant by the Crafty Makery more than three months ago. 

The micropub is owned and run by Steve Willemsen, who trained as a gamekeeper in France, working with the Channel family at the Chateau ...

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