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Why Portsmouth face another potential Fratton Park postponement against Doncaster with this weekend's game with Fleetwood off

The Blues’ League One clash against Fleetwood has been postponed because of the international break, which was much to the disappointment of Kenny Jackett and the Fratton faithful. 

The Cod Army have Harry Souttar (Australia), Dan Mooney (Wales under-21s) and Billy Crellin (England ...

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Euroclad video footage shows the 'completed' job of Portsmouth's South Stand upgrade

Euroclad Group – a leading international supplier of architectural metal building solutions to the construction industry – have upload video of the ‘completed’ job on YouTube, following the refurbishment of the stand’s roof.

Cladding was also enhanced to the back of ...

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Gardening | Your jobs for the weekend with Brian Kidd

• Sow early broad bean seeds now. Aquadulce Claudia is one of the best and hardy. Avoid slug damage by sowing a single seed in each cell of an insert tray. The 24 cells which fit a standard seed tray are best giving you the chance to plant them at a time suitable to ...

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The Killers announce show at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton in 2020 - here's how to get tickets

The ‘Mr Brightside’ band will be embarking on a eight date tour across the country in 2020 in support of their upcoming album. 

Fans will be able to catch The Killers on their ‘Imploding The Mirage’ tour at St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton next June. 

Here’s what fans ...

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Havant poppy appeal organiser announces decision to step down after 40 years

Olive Rush has been involved with the Royal British Legion for 50 years, and even as a young girl was knocking on people’s doors to help with the appeal.

She took over organising in Havant and Emsworth in 1979 after her mother died, and has decided to step down after four decades of ...

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Gosport school rises from the brink of special measures

Peel Common Junior School in Gosport has never previously attained a good judgement and in its last three inspections had been categorised as requiring improvement (RI).

Head teacher, Andy Clarke, who was appointed in May 2017, said: ‘The pressure was really on. Normally a school would ...

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General Election 2019: Havant Labour candidate dropped at last minute over satirical blog concerns

Parliamentary hopeful Neil Kendall was deselected yesterday by Labour's national executive committee (NEC) citing his online writing as having the 'potential to damage the campaign.'

Mr Kendall, who writes under the name Wrenfoe for satirical site News Biscuit and his own ...

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Arrival of Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales to Portsmouth will be a 'profound moment' for UK, admiral says

The comments came ahead of the imminent arrival of HMS Prince of Wales, which last night was anchored off the western coast of the Isle of Wight. 

The Royal Navy has yet to confirm exactly when the 65,000-tonne behemoth will make her maiden voyage into Portsmouth.

However, a notice ...

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Arson probe launched after late-night fire at Portsmouth home

Crews from Cosham and Portchester were called to a blaze at an end-of-terrace property in Tunstall Road, Paulsgrove, at 11pm yesterday.

A spokesman for Cosham Fire Station said the property’s front door was damaged in the fire, which was put out by a resident.

Its cause is being ...

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When EFL Trophy second-round draw will take place and who Portsmouth could face

And Pompey are guaranteed a home draw when Sky Sports’ Julian Warren will be accompanied by Clinton Morrison and Sue Smith for the draw live on Soccer Saturday.

The Blues, who lifted the trophy at Wembley back in March following a penalty shootout win against Sunderland, will have the ...

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Why Fratton station threatens to delay Portsmouth's Fratton Park redevelopment

That’s the message from Mark Catlin, who is adamant Tornante’s ambitious plans for the 120-year-old stadium are largely reliant on assistance from Network Rail and Portsmouth City Council.

Pompey are hoping to grant supporters their first glimpse of artist impressions of a new Milton ...

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Mark Catlin: Why Portsmouth are buying property around Fratton Park

Since Tornante became owners in August 2017, the club have been quietly obtaining housing which neighbours their Frogmore Road stadium.

The policy is driven by the Blues’ long-term vision of expanding Fratton Park.

Catlin declined to reveal the number of houses bought by Tornante ...

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18 amazing Royal Navy photos from Portsmouth's past

Some of these photos have never been printed or shown by The News before.

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Woman has Apple watch stolen by gang of boys at Portsmouth bus stop - after trying to stop them harassing someone else

The victim was assaulted after she intervened when she saw a group of six to eight boys harassing a member of the public in Edinburgh Road, Portsmouth, on Monday night.

She was attacked at the bus stop just after 8pm and the gold-framed Apple Watch with a pink wrist strap she was wearing ...

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HMS Prince of Wales: How Royal Navy carrier got her name, cost, captain, how many crew, size, where was she built and everything you need to know

She is the sister ship of future Royal Navy fleet flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth, which is currently on deployment in America for Westlant 19. 

Before HMS Prince of Wales sails into her home base in Portsmouth, here’s everything you need to know about her: 

What type of warship is ...

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The little-known origins behind the names of these 22 pubs in the Portsmouth area

But while the names of plenty of these places are self explanatory, like the Isambard Kingdom Brunel, others can leave you scratching your head. Here are the origins behind 22 of the pubs in the city and surrounding area. 

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HMS Prince of Wales: Has the Royal Navy carrier's arrival date into Portsmouth been revealed?

The Royal Navy aircraft carrier is currently pitched off the coast of the Isle of Wight having spent the night sailing through the Channel.

Sources have told The News that HMS Prince of Wales is expected to arrive in the city potentially tomorrow or Saturday, but the Royal Navy has not ...

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This is where a new Greggs bakery could open in Portsmouth

In an application made by Industrial Property Investment Fund the fast-food outlet has been earmarked for a new unit in the Admiral Park Industrial Estate, in Hilsea.

The planning statement submitted to Portsmouth City Council in October this year described a 'small-scale cafe which ...

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The crucial recruitment lessons Portsmouth simply have to learn in January

If that’s applicable when it comes to the January transfer window, the notes of Auld Lang Syne will be sending a cold, wintry chill down the spine of Pompey fans when the new year marks the opening of the mid-way pit-stop for playing business.

Fortunately, all the recent noises from the ...

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Portsmouth stalwart and World War Two veteran John Jenkins ready to celebrate 100th birthday

The man who’s one of the most recognisable faces from Fratton Park on a matchday in a boardroom ambassadorial role reaches the landmark occasion on Saturday.

Jenkins saw Pompey lift the FA Cup in 1939 and return victorious from the home of football against Cardiff 69 years later in ...

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Portsmouth rockers Curbwire launch their debut album with a hometown gig

Their debut album received favourable reviews from the national rock press, they toured America and supported Bush, Therapy?, My Vitriol and more.

For a brief, glorious moment, it looked like the Portsmouth four-piece were going to break out.

‘Within a very short space of time we ...

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