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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Ryan Williams dreaming of pitting wits against Lionel Messi and taking fine Portsmouth form to international stage with Socceroos

And the Blues winger is dreaming of pitting his skills against Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez & Co in the Socceroos shirt at next year’s Copa America.

Williams has kick-started his career at Fratton Park after being hindered by a quad injury which kept him sidelined for two ...

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'I can give you 20 minutes before my meal': A rare and final interview with Portsmouth and Aston Villa great Ron Saunders

‘I can give you 20 minutes before my meal,’ responded Ron Saunders.

On a December evening in 2014, the Pompey goalscoring great and Aston Villa managerial legend had been cold called by a journalist.

The telephone intrusion was speculative, Saunders’ prickly reticence to deal ...

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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.

SEE ALSO: Are you ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Portsmouth Santa Fun Run 2019: Are you in our photo gallery?

Fun runners dressed as turkeys, elves and Santa Claus himself came out in force to raise money for charity. Are you in our photo gallery?

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Artists needed to create an 'imaginative' mural on new sea wall in north of Portsmouth

Portsmouth City Council is looking for an artist, or group of artists, interested in creating a 'long lasting' design that will be displayed on a protective sea wall spanning just over one mile along Eastern Road.

The council's environment boss, Councillor Dave Ashmore, said: 'The sea ...

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Panto stars attempt chopstick bean world record at Portsmouth theatre amid closure fears

Cast currently appearing at Groundlings Theatre’s festive pantomime were among those who embarked on the giant challenge of moving the most beans in a minute with chopsticks.

It was a tall order, though, with a towering record standing at 48 beans a minute.

Despite a brave effort ...

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Kenny Jackett's challenge to Portsmouth leading light Ellis Harrison

Harrison has adapted superbly to the rigours of the number nine role in the 4-2-3-1 system – a position whose demands have hampered many Fratton Park careers in recent years.

Nonetheless, the hard-working recruit from Ipswich has netted eight times in his opening 20 matches, with ...

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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, ...

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What Gary O'Neil initially thought about Robert Prosinecki before realising Portsmouth had signed a 'genius'

However, the ex-Blues midfielder said he very quickly changed his opinion upon seeing the former European Cup winner with Red Star Belgrade on the training pitch.

The Croatian midfielder arrived at Fratton Park in the summer of 2001, after being lured to the south coast by Milan ...

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Police appeal to find HGV driver after serious A27 crash

The crash involving a cyclist and a Volkswagen Golf happened on the westbound carriageway of the road at the junction with the A3M near Bedhampton just before 5.30am today.

Following the collision all lanes on the A27 westbound were closed for several hours and there was heavy delays on ...

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A decent point against Peterborough but one Portsmouth could look back on with regret

A decent point – but one that may be rued in long run

Make no bones about it, this was a decent result for Pompey.

Most supporters would have snapped it up before kick-off, happy to settle for a point against a Peterborough side who've outscored every other side in League One ...

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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 ...

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Recap as crash leaves cyclist serious injured and caused traffic chaos on A27 and A3M

All lanes were closed on the A27 westbound towards Farlington following the collision but have now reopened however delays remain. Police and paramedics were called to the scene of the crash at the junction with the A3M at around 5.20am today. A cyclist and a car were involved in a crash and ...

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Defensive blow as Christian Burgess is ruled out of Portsmouth trip to Acrrington

The central defender collected his fifth booking of the campaign during Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Peterborough.

As a consequence, he must now serve a one-match ban, ruling him out of the weekend fixture at John Coleman’s 18th-placed side.

In the Football League, the cut-off point ...

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