At Home With Sherlock Holmes In Portsmouth/Southsea

Solange Berchemin | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Solange Berchemin

2017 has been dubbed "The Year of the Literary Heroes" thanks -i n part - to the 125th anniversary of the first Sherlock Holmes publication by author ...

Debenhams Apologises After Guard 'Soaks Homeless Man's Bed On Boxing Day'

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK

A security guard told a homeless man “Enjoy your water bed”, after his clothes and bedding were soaked as he slept outside a department store entr...

Quarter Season Predictions 2016/17: League Two

Matthew Smith | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

Every year, hundreds of predictions are made about the football season ahead. Promotion and relegation candidates are pored over, and it's all a bit p...

Why Pop Thought the History Books Got It Wrong About the Sinking of Indefatigable at Jutland

Richard Burden | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Politics
Richard Burden

I am no military historian, but this week's centenary of the Battle of Jutland has a special significance for me. My grandfather, Harry Burden - known to successive generations of the Burden family as "Pop" - was there.

Huge Number Of Migrants Found In The Back Of Portsmouth Lorry

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 21.05.2016 | UK

A group of 28 suspected migrants have been discovered in a lorry in Portsmouth. Immigration officers attended after being called by police at around 1...

Man Arrested After Three-Hour Armed Police Siege

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 31.10.2015 | UK

A 20-year-old man has been arrested after a three-hour armed siege closed a section of a busy city centre. Police were called to Commercial Road in...

Quarter Season Predictions 2015/16: League Two

Matthew Smith | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

As has so often been proven, making pre-season predictions about league football is the most certain way for a journalist, blogger or pundit to make an absolute fool of themselves. Placing your words and reputation on the line before a ball has been kicked is, in 90% of cases, a true recipe for disaster.

Five Things You Wouldn't Expect to Find on a Tudor Warship

Simon M. Clabby | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK
Simon M. Clabby

Yet here they are, in the Mary Rose Museum... 1. A Feeding Bottle Those of you who either own, know or have been a baby will recognise this as a f...

"It's A Bit Like Being A Lifeguard.." - Five Things You Never Knew About Running Your Own Festival

Esther Harris | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Esther Harris

Lou Whitmore is a forty two year old mother of three from Portsmouth, Hants and the joint creator of the musical festival Mutiny, which takes place at...

St George and the Scots Rugby Shirt

James Christie | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Politics
James Christie

Picture the scene: Portsmouth's Spinnaker and the Keppel's Head Hotel across the harbour from Gosport and its ferry. Five fine and happy Englishmen wi...

Overheard in the Museum

Simon M. Clabby | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Comedy
Simon M. Clabby

The Mary Rose, also known as the Marie Rose, the Rose Marie and HMS Warrior, was built by King Arthur (also known as King Henry) in the 15th Century.

10 Of The Best Spots To Buy An Investment Property In The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Coles | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK

You could be forgiven for thinking that anyone who wants to make money from investment property should head to London. In some parts of the capital a ...

America's 'Big Stick' Drops Anchor Off Portsmouth

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK

Look at the size of it -- America’s USS Theodore Roosevelt, a Nimitz class aircraft carrier known as the "Big Stick," which dropped anchor off Brita...

Late Night Discussions at The Jamans' - Syria, ISIS And The Caliphate

Dilly Hussain | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK
Dilly Hussain

It was a night I'll remember. I liked Tuhin and their brother-in-law, and my last visit reassured me why I chose to maintain a relationship with the Jamans despite the community's negativity towards them. I had developed a brotherly relationship with the boys, I saw their mother as my own mother, and after my in-laws' house, the Jamans' was where I felt most at home when I visited Portsmouth.

Portsmouth's ISIS Crisis: Full Story of IS Fighter Mehdi Hassan

Tam Hussein | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK
Tam Hussein

"What is wrong with just praying, fasting, reading Quran, doing a bit of charity and being a good person?" said a member from Portsmouth's Bengali community when news of Mehdi Hassan's demise became known. Clearly for Mehdi Hassan and the others who left for Syria in October 2013, it was not enough.

Portsmouth's New Resident Is A Sinister Serial-Stroking Clown

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK

A sinister and slightly terrifying suited clown holding a solitary balloon has been creeping out residents of Portsmouth by gently stroking them. T...

Five Things From the Mary Rose That'll Make You Go 'Oooh'!

Simon M. Clabby | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Simon M. Clabby

As well as the various ship-to-ship weapons, there were pikes, daggers and swords, longbows and handguns for long distance attacks, and rather nasty antipersonnel weapons such as the hailshot piece, a short barrelled gun that was used to blast iron dice at enemy boarders at close range.

UFO Moving 'Faster Than Sound' Caught On Camera

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Tech

The latest UFO sighting comes courtesy of Lewis Rogers, who managed to snap the object while visiting a friend in Portsmouth. Speaking to the Daily...

The Myth Of The Maiden Voyage

Simon M. Clabby | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK
Simon M. Clabby

While it does make a much more exciting and interesting story, which is why it's managed to survive over 30 years, it is complete nonsense. But we're slowly getting the truth out there.

From a Nobody to a Somebody - Bringing the Crew of the Mary Rose to Life

Simon M. Clabby | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK
Simon M. Clabby

The Mary Rose Museum stands as a memorial to these men, but rather than concentrating on how they died, it tells a far more important story, that of how they lived and worked, allowing us to appreciate them as the people they were almost 500 years ago.

Can Fans Own Football Clubs?

Ball Street | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Sport
Ball Street

"Going down with pride" was the fans riposte, emblazoned on t-shirts. Continuing down into the fourth tier of English football for the first time since 1978, the club even skirted close to extinction. Yet finally, it seems a ray of hope has sprung from the club and it's all thanks to the Pompey Supporters Trust.

Samuel Luckhurst

How LuaLua Changed The Premier League Loan System

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Sport

The loan system is one of the more curious topics of debate in English football this season. Clubs have loaned players for decades yet, suddenly, it h...

7 Things a Premier League Manager Needs to Do to Beat the Drop

Chris Deeley | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

It's nearing crunch time at the bottom of the Premier League table and a handful of teams will be looking nervously over their shoulders as the bottom three make one last push for safety. How does a floundering side avoid getting dragged down to the Championship next season? Well, there are just seven simple steps...

Charles Dickens' Statue in Portsmouth - An Awkward Pose

The London Magazine | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
The London Magazine

I arrived just after the official unveiling of the great novelist last Friday. A flutter of local dignitaries lingered around him. Sun shone on their municipal chains of office. They wore the meek smiles of people who do not know quite what to think. Dickens, the great satirist, would have loved and mocked these awkward burghers in equal measure.

From Aston to Athletic: Ronaldo's 7 Red Cards In Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Sport

Cristiano Ronaldo's controversial red card at Athletic Bilbao on Sunday night was the seventh of his career, and he can feel aggrieved by a few of the...