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The Blues will welcome the U’s to Fratton Park in a behind closed doors clash.

It will be Pompey's first game since the season was brought to a stop by the coronavirus outbreak in March.

While fans are not able to go into the ground, there will be cardboard cut outs of supporters ...

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Leading bookmaker explains why Portsmouth are favourites ahead of Oxford, Fleetwood and Wycombe to win the League One play-offs

That’s according to Dave Stevens, who is head of PR at Coral, one of the country’s leading bookmakers.

Kenny Jackett’s side are currently priced at 15/8 to earn promotion to the Championship when the play-offs start tomorrow.

That’s despite the Blues finishing fifth in the ...

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Michael Brown reveals his biggest Portsmouth FA Cup final regret against Chelsea

Chelsea defeated Avram Grant’s side 1-0 in that May 2010 encounter, with Didier Drogba’s goal securing the Double.

Yet the relegated Blues had the chance to take the lead, through Prince Boateng’s second-half penalty.

Boateng, along with Frederic Piquionne, had previously ...

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Pictures show strong police presence at incident in Paulsgrove

Photographs taken earlier today show officers outside a property in Winchcombe Road.

At the time there was one police car and a van on the secene, but eyewitness accounts claim that there was a much stronger police presence earlier in the morning.

The exact nature and outcome of the ...

2020-07-02 12:53 open_in_new
Best and worst McDonald's in Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham, Havant and Waterlooville according to Google reviews

But with so many different options it can be hard to decided which one to go to.

Well wonder no more, here are how users reviewed the McDonald’s restaurants across our area – ranked from worst to best according to Google reviews.

This McDonald's restaurant in Larchwood Avenue in ...

2020-07-02 12:53 open_in_new
Portsmouth shoppers urged to #SupportLocal as coronavirus restrictions are eased

As lockdown restrictions around the coronavirus panedmic are eased, non-essential retailers have been getting their shops back on their feet.

To see the map click here.

In our interactive map, The News has listed many of the local businesses that shoppers can now access, from ...

2020-07-02 12:53 open_in_new
Chichester’s Pallant House Gallery has confirmed its reopening date

The gallery will reopen to the public on Wednesday, August 5 2020 with the spring exhibition programme extended until November 2020.

Spokeswoman Sarah Jackson said: “Due to the gallery’s closure on March 17 2020, the spring exhibitions were only open to the public for three days. ...

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Why was this huge naval base built... at Fareham? | Nostalgia

There were plans for displays and special events, many of these around the annual open day. But sadly, this has all been scuppered by Covid-19.

Instead, the organisers are going to publish a commemorative book as a lasting record of people’s experiences at HMS Collingwood, ...

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Pictures show HMS Queen Elizabeth returns home to Portsmouth

The Royal Navy aircraft carrier and future fleet flagship has been away at sea for 10 weeks.

During this latest outing she has completed trials with the Britain’s new stealth jets.

The mighty 65,000-tonne warship has underwent a variety of tests ahead of her first operational ...

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Radio Victory's wonderful world of wobbly wireless | Rick Jackson

It really did feel like the city had been stripped of its identity in a way when it lost its own radio station, replaced by the larger Ocean Sound, which also broadcast to Southampton and the Isle of Wight on extra transmitters.

Gone was Ted Trafficator and the Wonderful Wobbly Wireless ...

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Oxford United man insists Portsmouth's imperious home form holds no fear for them

And the U’s defender sees no reason why his in-form side can’t inflict a first home defeat of the season in League One battle on Kenny Jackett’s men tomorrow.

Pompey have been a force to be reckoned with at PO4 this season and are determined to see their strength their continue, ...

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Christian Burgess named The News/Sports Mail Portsmouth Player of the Season by supporters

And by doing so, it signifies the fourth-successive year a defender has been chosen by fans.

The central defender has been recognised for a magnificent campaign, his fifth since moving to Fratton Park in the summer of 2015.

Initially out of favour during pre-season, with Tom Naylor ...

2020-07-02 10:47 open_in_new
Southsea bar Sherlock's to open for first time as coronavirus lockdown measures are relaxed

On Saturday, July 4, Sherlock’s in Clarendon Road will be celebrating its opening day, as pubs across the region reopen after months of closure.

The venue has been themed around Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary detective character, decorated with memorabilia and a Sherlock ...

2020-07-02 10:47 open_in_new
Portsmouth City Council leader reveals proposal for increased outside dining in Southsea to maximise social distancing

Portsmouth City Council will trial the proposal in Osborne Road, Southsea, by introducing a one-way marshalled system to help control traffic.

It’s hoped the plan could free up more outdoor space to allow restaurants and bars to offer al-fresco dining between 5pm and 9pm on Firday and ...

2020-07-02 09:44 open_in_new
Portsmouth hairdressers say they will 'always be needed' as lockdown restrictions ease

As coronavirus measures are eased by the government, hairdressers in the Portsmouth region will be opening their doors to customers.

The country’s lockdown has seen some interesting takes on homemade haircuts, but barbers are looking forward to putting things right once again.

Much ...

2020-07-02 09:44 open_in_new
Portsmouth restaurants stepping 'into the unknown' ahead of reopening

On Saturday, July 4, restaurants will join pubs, bars and hairdressers in opening their doors back to customers.

Social distancing measures will be in place at every venue, but some owners say the guidelines issued by the government have been somewhat vague.

Instead, they’ve had to ...

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Volunteers sought as Pallant House Gallery prepares for reopening

Gallery director Simon Martin said entry would be by pre-booked ticket only.

The gallery would be introducing a one-way system to ensure social distancing and would be looking to admit up to 50 people at any one time, allowing people up to two hours per visit.

Simon confirmed that he ...

2020-07-02 09:44 open_in_new
What Portsmouth's league meeting with Oxford tells us about the Blues' play-off opponents

For the second time within a month, the Blues and Karl Robinson’s men played out a draw.

Following a 2-2 draw in the Trophy in October, the promotion hopefuls then shared a 1-1 stalemate at Fratton Park on November 2.

In truth, we can discount the cup match between the ...

2020-07-02 09:44 open_in_new
Live Pompey live: News updates on the eve of play-off showdown with Oxford United

It’s been a lengthy build-up to the clash with the U’s but we are now closing in on action commencing at Fratton Park. We’re bringing all the latest news, talking points and updates from around League One throughout the day – all in one place. Remember, the first leg-game takes place ...

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Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett's play-off record - and how it compares to Oxford counterpart Karl Robinson

It’s a well-known fact the Blues have never won a game in what so many people describe as football's equivalent of a lottery.

In six games, Pompey have fallen short on each occasion.

As Jackett stated, records are there to be broken and that’s exactly what he’ll have to ...

2020-07-02 09:44 open_in_new
Memories of loved ones live on through online tributes thanks to The Co-operative Funeralcare

That’s why The Co-operative Funeralcare has an online memorial tribute service that enables people to share memories of their loved one as well as make donations to a chosen charity if they wish.

The free online service has been hugely successful as families have a way of remembering ...

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