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School caretaker admits £10,000 fraud – after being shunned by family and friends for having indecent pictures of children 

Simon Ryan, 48, pleaded guilty to fraud at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court having bought items on an Amazon purchase card for himself that he was entrusted to use in his role as site manager at Woodcroft Primary School in Waterlooville.

The defendant, who was an employee of Hampshire

today 09:02
Family in tears as tragic pensioner’s 111 call over ‘absolute terror’ in Waterlooville probation hostel is played to inquest jury

Anthony Walker, 66, was living at The Grange approved premises in Waterlooville after being released from jail for an assault on his wife.

Portsmouth Coroner’s Court heard how while in prison he was considered at risk of suicide. On November 16 he was found hanged in his room at the

yesterday 17:17
Heroin and crack dealers who were part of ‘county lines’ operation in Southsea are jailed  

Plainclothes police watched as Mohamed Muhiyadin emerged from the flat in Alhambra Road, Southsea on January 8.

Portsmouth Crown Court heard how officers watched the 20-year-old, from Shirland Road, London, repeatedly go in and out of the flat after selling drugs to a known

yesterday 08:53
Everything we know so far about Donald Trump’s visit to Portsmouth: When will he visit Portsmouth? Why is he coming to the city? What's the reaction been? 

The US President and the First Lady have been invited for a formal State Visit by the Queen. 

Buckingham Palace confirmed that they had invited Trump to visit the UK in June. 

While the White House confirmed that he would be coming to Portsmouth as part of the trip. 

Here's

2019-04-23 20:11
Donald Trump ‘not welcome in Portsmouth’ says outraged leader of Portsmouth City Council 

That is the defiant view of the leader of Portsmouth City Council who said the US president’s trip in June will ‘overshadow’ Britain’s commemorative event.

Rebellious Gerald Vernon-Jackson has been left furious after Downing Street ‘went above the head’ of the city council to

2019-04-23 17:02
White House confirms Donald Trump will visit Portsmouth for D-Day 75th anniversary 

A spokesman for the White House confirmed that he and First Lady Melania Trump will attend the ceremony in Southsea on June 5. 

Buckingham Palace confirmed that President Trump’s long-awaited state visit will take place in June. 

Prime Minister Theresa May said: ‘The UK and

2019-04-23 14:56
Hundreds of fire doors at Queen Alexandra Hospital ‘not robust enough’ and are now being replaced

The problem affects 564 fire doors - a third of all doors at the Cosham hospital - and was discovered in February during maintenance despite them being installed 10 years ago.

Metal fire doors with glazed window panels were found not to have uniform markings on the glass - prompting

2019-04-23 08:38
Traffic light malfunction causes hour-long delays to leave Whiteley Shopping Centre

Bumper-to-bumper traffic clogged roads and car parks as frustrated drivers attempted to leave Whiteley Shopping Centre this afternoon.

The heavy congestion began to build at 2pm as people left the centre via Whiteley Way. Hundreds of cars were reduced to a crawl.

Russ Wiseman,

2019-04-22 20:02
Police arrest a Fareham man following stabbing in Portsmouth on Easter Saturday

Officers have questioned a 24-year-old man from Fareham in connection with the attack, which took place in Lynton Grove, Copnor, on Saturday evening.

Police said the man was arrested on suspicion of causing grievously bodily harm with intent. but has since been released without charge

2019-04-22 13:44
Royal Navy armada to join D-Day 75 event in Portsmouth in ‘proud salute’ to Normandy landing veterans 

The Ministry of Defence has today lifted the veil on how it will support the 75th D-Day anniversary commemorations in Portsmouth, pledging thousands of troops, dozens of planes and an armada of naval vessels.

Culminating on Southsea Common on June 5, the city’s spectacle will form the

2019-04-22 12:41
Fire breaks out at Portsmouth’s Holiday Inn as Easter heatwave continues 

Three fire crews from Southsea were called to the Holiday Inn site, in Pembroke Road, Old Portsmouth.

Firefighters received the call shortly after 6.20pm to an apparent fire in the refuse area of the hotel.

Crews discovered a fire in a bin and extinguished it using a water

2019-04-21 23:02
Fire breaks out at Southsea’s Holiday Inn as Easter heatwave continues 

Three fire crews from Southsea have been called to the Holiday Inn site, in Pembroke Road, Southsea.

Firefighters received the call shortly after 6.20pm to an apparent fire in the refuse area of the hotel.

Crews are currently at the scene assessing the situation. 

It comes

2019-04-21 20:56
Portsmouth stabbing: Victim of Tangier Road attack was carried down street before collapsing in a pool of his own blood, witnesses say

The violence erupted in Lynton Grove, Copnor, last night, between 10.30pm and 10.50pm when a 31-year-old from Portsmouth was stabbed twice.

Moments before, residents reported hearing a loud argument taking place between a gang of men, with one man seen to be ‘waving a knife in the air

2019-04-21 19:53
Portsmouth man is taken to hospital after being stabbed multiple times in Tangier Road 

The attack took place at the corner of Tangiers Road and Lynton Grove, Copnor, sometime between 10.30pm and 10.50pm last night.

Police said the 31-year-old victim from Portsmouth was stabbed twice during the assault and is currently being treated at Queen Alexandra Hospital in

2019-04-21 15:41
Knife-wielding teenage shoplifter terrifies Gosport shopkeeper who tried to stop thief

Imtiyaz Mamode, 33, owns Premier in Wych Lane, Gosport, and tried to apprehend a thief on Thursday after enduring two months of stock being repeatedly stolen.

Mr Mamode followed a youngster who had stolen something from the shop – who then pulled a knife on him.

‘When he

2019-04-20 10:17
Thug stamps on boy’s head leaving him with fractured skull in brutal Portsmouth attack 

The victim, a 17-year-old boy, was cycling with an adult friend in Laburnum Grove, Copner, at about 10.20pm last night when two men approached them from beside a silver van. 

His friend was hit by what is described as a long object but managed to cycle on and raise help

2019-04-19 18:32
Daily News
Richard Ashcroft, Portsmouth Guildhall: REVIEW

Portsmouth Guildhall was the location for the first night of his 2019 tour to promote his 5th solo album, Natural Rebel. The hall rapidly filled to capacity, readily awaiting the arrival of the man himself.

Complete with his trademark hat and confident swagger, Ashcroft switched between

today 10:05
‘In part of games I don’t feel myself': Sunderland’s Aiden McGeady set to face Portsmouth with fractured ankle 

The Sunderland winger has admitted he’s been playing through the pain barrier in his side’s push for League One automatic promotion.

McGeady has been the Black Cats’ talisman this term. 

He’s netted 11 goals and was named in the PFA League One Team of the Year, alongside

today 10:05
Substitute Alfie Rutherford’s late strike helps managerless Havant & Waterlooville beat Basingstoke Town to retain Hampshire Senior Cup

It was far from convincing from the already-relegated National League outfit, who were pushed all the way by opposition from two-divisions below. Josh Huggins fired the Hawks ahead on 34 minutes, but Ben Wright levelled on the stroke of half-time. However, substitute Alfie Rutherford broke

today 09:02
Guy Butters: My Portsmouth regret over infamous Sunderland handball

When Alan Knight punched out Gary Owers' cross on 36 minutes, it fell invitingly to Gordon Armstrong.

The midfielder’s goal-bound lob was subsequently palmed off the line by Butters.

It set in motion a 4-1 Blues defeat, a May 1993 outcome which cost Jim Smith’s side automatic

today 09:02
Donald Trump’s State Visit: How YOU reacted to news steel fencing will block D-Day 75th anniversary celebrations due to President Trump’s visit 

The ceremony on Southsea Common will be blocked off by solid steel fencing and will be invite only, it was revealed yesterday 

today 09:02
Part of Havant Thicket left scorched after large woodland fire breaks out in the early hours

Firefighters from Havant and Fareham were called to a blaze at Havant Thicket, close to its entrance at Manor Lodge Road, Rowlands Castle, at 3.27am. 

The fire ripped through an estimated 300m by 300m area of woodland and took crews three hours to put out. 

Havant crew manager

today 09:02
Sleaford Mods want us to get Eaton Alive as they come to The Pyramids Centre, Southsea

As one half of the Midlands duo, Jason Williamson reveals, it’s been a memorable ride over the past decade which has led to a prolific run of albums.

Their latest, the evocatively titled Eaton Alive is no exception from this angst-ridden mould, venting on the fractured state of modern

today 05:53
From Ex On The Beach to Brexit – it’s Showtime for stand-up Andrew Maxwell

And by ‘talking with’ we mean, ‘asked a question and then couldn’t get a word in sideways for the next few minutes’.

Perhaps best-known as the voice of MTV’s reality show Ex On The Beach, he also has his own Radio 4 show Welcome To Wherever You Are, and is the host

today 05:53
Latest news from Portsmouth
today 10:05 Richard Ashcroft, Portsmouth Guildhall: REVIEW
today 10:05 ‘In part of games I don’t feel myself': Sunderland’s Aiden McGeady set to face Portsmouth with fractured ankle 
today 09:02 Substitute Alfie Rutherford’s late strike helps managerless Havant & Waterlooville beat Basingstoke Town to retain Hampshire Senior Cup
today 09:02 Guy Butters: My Portsmouth regret over infamous Sunderland handball
today 09:02 Donald Trump’s State Visit: How YOU reacted to news steel fencing will block D-Day 75th anniversary celebrations due to President Trump’s visit 
today 09:02 Part of Havant Thicket left scorched after large woodland fire breaks out in the early hours
today 09:02 School caretaker admits £10,000 fraud – after being shunned by family and friends for having indecent pictures of children 
today 05:53 Sleaford Mods want us to get Eaton Alive as they come to The Pyramids Centre, Southsea
today 05:53 From Ex On The Beach to Brexit – it’s Showtime for stand-up Andrew Maxwell
today 05:53 Keith Andrews: Top Championship clubs must be looking at Portsmouth's Jamal Lowe 
today 05:53 Kenny Jackett insists Portsmouth midfield trio can still impact League One promotion push finale
yesterday 21:29 Tom Naylor honoured by Portsmouth team-mates
yesterday 19:23 The Portsmouth trip to Sunderland everyone knew would be pivotal – and has continued to grow in importance
yesterday 18:20 Former West Ham ace Dean Ashton on why Barnsley deserve to beat Portsmouth and Sunderland to League One promotion
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yesterday 17:17 Former Portsmouth, Sheffield United, Swansea City and Wales winger David Cotterill opens up on alcohol battle
yesterday 17:17 The lost nightclubs YOU want to see return to Portsmouth 
yesterday 17:17 Family in tears as tragic pensioner’s 111 call over ‘absolute terror’ in Waterlooville probation hostel is played to inquest jury
yesterday 15:11 Jeep Wrangler review – 4×4 stays true to its roots
yesterday 15:11 Here are the most likely reasons your car will fail its MOT – and how to avoid them
yesterday 13:05 Portsmouth pair named in PFA League One Team of the Year  as Barnsley dominant, while Sunderland, Luton and Doncaster players feature
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yesterday 12:02 Ryobi R18HV-0 ONE+ Cordless Hand Vac review
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yesterday 12:02 Peppa Pig, Mr Bloom, Bumblebee the Transformer and Octonauts Captain Barnacles and Kwazii will all perform at the Victorious Festival Kids Arena, organisers reveal
yesterday 12:02 Here are the places YOU think Donald Trump should visit in Portsmouth 
yesterday 10:59 OPINION: Lest we forget: D-Day is all about human sacrifice – not Trump
yesterday 10:59 Let It Be, Kings Theatre, Southsea, REVIEW: ‘A highly impressive nostalgia-fest that I highly recommend’
yesterday 10:59 Country music stars head to South Parade Pier’s Gaiety Bar for new three-day festival
yesterday 10:59 Running out of time to save the planet – Ray Cobbett of Friends of the Earth
yesterday 09:56 Eighth Grade – new films coming to Portsmouth cinemas
yesterday 09:56 Here’s how Portsmouth fans can watch Saturday’s League One promotion clash at Sunderland 
yesterday 09:56 Kenny Jackett’s two-time Portsmouth history makers seeking another record at Sunderland
yesterday 09:56 These are the most popular Portsmouth secondary schools for children starting in September 
yesterday 09:56 ‘Blood rain’ is causing cars in Portsmouth to be covered in dust
yesterday 08:53 Verdict: Brett Pitman proving unlikely talisman in Portsmouth’s push for automatic promotion
yesterday 08:53 Portsmouth talisman Brett Pitman seeking another improbable promotion after Bournemouth legacy
yesterday 08:53 Heroin and crack dealers who were part of ‘county lines’ operation in Southsea are jailed  
yesterday 07:50 Here’s why St George’s Day isn’t actually today – for this year at least
yesterday 07:50 Landlord’s fury after spending £120,000 on upgrading student home as councillors defer planning decision
yesterday 07:50 Pensioner found hanged days after release from prison was ‘not on suicide watch’ his widow tells inquest
yesterday 06:47 Conor Chaplin: bank on Portsmouth winning promotion ahead of Barnsley and Sunderland
yesterday 05:44 Are you in our 2010s Portsmouth clubbing photo gallery? 
yesterday 05:44 Portsmouth’s Tom Naylor fears ‘heartbreak’ as bumper points promotion battle looms
yesterday 00:29 Are you in our 2010s Portsmouth clubbing photo gallery? 
2019-04-23 20:11 How many of the Portsmouth team can you name from last win at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light?
2019-04-23 20:11 Trump’s not the first… here's all the previous presidential visits to Portsmouth
2019-04-23 20:11 Everything we know so far about Donald Trump’s visit to Portsmouth: When will he visit Portsmouth? Why is he coming to the city? What's the reaction been? 
2019-04-23 18:05 Jack Ross: Sunderland will be ready to go for crunch visit of Portsmouth to Stadium of Light
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