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Victorious Festival 2019 Day 1 as it happened: Two Door Cinema Club and The Specials headline Friday night

Here’s our full guide to this year’s festival, the list of stage times for all the headline acts and information on the Park and Ride service for those heading to Southsea.

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Dispersal order issued for Old Portsmouth this weekend after Hot Walls riots

Police have authorised the zone from 10am on Saturday to 9.59am on Monday August 26.

The order gives a police officer the power to demand that a person leaves the area for a 48-hour period and does not return. 

If the person does not comply with the order they are committing a ...

yesterday 18:44 open_in_new
Victorious Festival 2019: Stage times for line-up including Two Door Cinema Club, Rudimental, Lewis Capaldi and New Order

New Order, Rudimental, Two Door Cinema Club and Lewis Capaldi are among the star acts who are booked to appear on stage in Southsea this year.

With the full line-up already announced music fans will be keen to know the stage times for each act, to help plan their weekend and make sure ...

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Who is James Meredith? The key facts about the former MIllwall left-back training with Portsmouth

The left-back trained with Kenny Jackett's men following his departure from Millwall last month.

It comes after Lee Brown limped out of the 3-3 draw with Coventry City on Tuesday night, after picking up an Achilles injury.

But who is Meredith? Here's the key facts you need to know ...

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Discounts for Portsmouth fans who want their football fix tomorrow with Rotherham clash postponed

With Kenny Jackett's side's clash against Rotherham being postponed, the Fratton faithful will be weighing up how to spend their Saturday not going down the Park.

Victorious Festival is an option. After all, that's why the game has been rearranged, with safety, operational, logistical and ...

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Complete these jobs before the season change: Gardening

As the water level goes down, the dipping bin fills up again. The water was very low but the recent rain saved the day.

The lawns in the back garden are never watered but brilliantly green because the lawn consists of 60 per cent white clover and 40 per cent grass.

This is all due to ...

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10 fun events in the Portsmouth area this bank holiday weekend that aren't Victorious Festival

Here are 10 fun activities and events in and around Portsmouth over the next three days for those who want to get outside and make the most of the bank holiday weekend.

1 – Vintage vehicles

The Rotary Club hosts the annual Gosport Vehicle Rally this bank holiday Monday at Stokes ...

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Do you recognise the faces in this Portsmouth football team picture?: RETRO

Over the next few days I will be showing a different team, including Petersfield Lads 1956, Somerstown FC 1965 and Waterlooville 1965, so keep an eye out for them.

The team shown above is McMurdo FC from 1975 when they won the Portsmouth Premier League, a superb standard of football. If ...

yesterday 16:38 open_in_new
The 'secret' fort in Eastney that few people know exists: RETRO

Geoffrey Salvetti is the founder chairman of Palmerston Forts Society.

It is an international charity specialising in Victorian fortifications worldwide which acts as consultants to many local authorities and other organisations owning Victorian forts worldwide.

I asked about the ...

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Abandoned motorcycle fire on M27 outside Portsmouth causes delays

The fire caused tailbacks as traffic avoided the outside lane of the three lane road at 2.15pm today. 

Witnesses report seeing three people and a car parked on the hard shoulder a short distance from the incident. 

Crews from Cosham and Southsea fire stations and police attended ...

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Bond movie crews 'film No Time to Die scenes' in the Solent

Movies crews have been spotted shooting scenes in the waters between Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight in recent days.

According to the Island Echo the filming is part of the shoot for the 25th film in the hugely popular Bond franchise.

It was announced that the highly anticipated ...

yesterday 16:38 open_in_new
Portsmouth run rule over Championship defender who left Millwall in unusual circumstances

The left-back is training with the Blues after departing from Millwall last month.

Meredith has linked up  Kenny Jackett’s squad as a free agent after a two-year stay with the Lions.

News of the Australian international being at the Blues’ Roko training base in Hilsea, follows ...

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Volunteers preserve Portsmouth's engineering heritage for future engineers

Then it’s the huge, bright-red flywheels, the pistons firing and the gentle whirr of the enormous brass crank shaft.

Even for someone with no interest in engineering, the sights, sounds and smells are intoxicating. It’s like stepping back 100 years – in glorious technicolour. ...

yesterday 16:38 open_in_new
For summer refreshment why not try port over ice?: ALISTAIR GIBSON

There seems to be a new one launched every week, and according to industry figures the bubble shows no signs of bursting anytime soon.

But what about the alternatives?

Unless you’ve been to Porto recently, white port is probably quite unfamiliar. It is a drink that is rarely ...

yesterday 16:38 open_in_new
Thoughts turn to autumnal delights to accompany game: RECIPE

The Glorious Twelfth saw the start of the shooting season for grouse – a favourite of many chefs. 

With its strong flavoured legs and tender gamey breast meat, it is a sign of the changing seasons.

And as the hedgerows fill with blackberries, I have started to make some ...

yesterday 16:38 open_in_new
Residents' fury as teenagers vandalise Gosport D-Day memorial

Vandals were seen kicking up flowers which had been planted at the Hardway slipway memorial in honour of fallen heroes.

Resident Liam Stickler said: ‘It’s disgusting – these kids have no respect for anyone. They also leave  broken glass and rubbish surrounding the ...

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Downton heads into the garden for Old Herbaceous at Weald & Downland Living Museum

And as Giles Shenton admits, when The Guardian described Old Herbaceous as ‘Downton Abbey with gardening tips’ they hit the nail on the head.

The one-man play was written by former Upstairs Downstairs head scriptwriter, Alfred Shaughnessy in 1979. And since the Kick In The Head ...

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Defender James Meredith links up with Portsmouth after leaving Championship side Millwall

The 31-year-old has linked up with Kenny Jackett’s squad after departing from Millwall last month.

The news of the Australian international being at the Blues’ Roko training base in Hilsea, follows Lee Brown limping off injured against Coventry on Tuesday night.

Meredith has vast ...

yesterday 14:32 open_in_new
Victorious Festival: The Dhol Foundation bring bhangra and Bollywood to the World Music Village

And so it is at Victorious. The organisers pride themselves on having created a family-friendly festival – there’s the kids’ arena, comedy and literature stages, a circus tent and much more.

But one of its real gems is the World Music Village with its dizzying blend of ...

yesterday 14:32 open_in_new
Victorious Festival 2019 LIVE: Latest news, photos and reaction from Southsea as Two Door Cinema Club headline Friday night

Here’s our full guide to this year’s festival, the list of stage times for all the headline acts and information on the Park and Ride service for those heading to Southsea.

yesterday 14:32 open_in_new
Bury FC latest: EFL reveals what will happen in League One if Shakers are expelled and how it will affect Portsmouth

The Shakers, who have been a club for 134 years, have yet to play a game this season due to question marks over the club’s financial assurances. 

Former owner Stewart Day sold the heavily-indebted club for £1 in December after his property development company got into serious financial ...

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