Portsmouth

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

Dilly Hussain | Posted 11.11.2014 | 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 31.10.2014 | 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 01.10.2014 | 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...

WATCH: Ronaldo Sent Off For The Seventh Time As Madrid Drop Points In Bilbao (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Sport

Cristiano Ronaldo was harshly sent off for the seventh time in his career as 10-man Real Madrid were held to a 1-1 draw by Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. ...

Hundreds March On Portsmouth To Protest BAE Job Losses

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 14.12.2013 | UK

Trade unions have marched on Portsmouth, fearing planned shipyard job cuts will cost more than workers' livelihoods in the historic naval city. Hun...

81-Year-Old Pensioner Charged With Wife's Murder

PA | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK

An 80-year-old pensioner has been charged with the murder of his 81-year-old wife, police said. Peter Richard Beaver of Sherfield Avenue, Leigh Par...

Has The Secret Footballer Finally Revealed Himself?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Sport

Finally, it seems as though The Secret Footballer has revealed his identity, and it appears to be Dave Kitson. Kitson, who played for Reading and S...

Independent Scotland 'Could Lose Royal Navy Deals'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Politics

Scotland could lose major Royal Navy shipbuilding contracts if it gains independence in next year's referendum, Cabinet ministers have warned. The...

Boa Constrictor ‘On The Loose After Being Chucked From Taxi'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK

A boa constrictor is on the loose in Portsmouth after it was dumped by a man who reportedly had it wrapped around his neck. It is believed the snak...

Thirty People Rescued As Tall Ship Hits Rocks

PA | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK

Thirty people have been rescued from a tall ship which ran aground off the south coast of Ireland. The vessel hit rocks off the Sovereign islands n...

Horrible Accident Caused By Pool Cue

Posted 17.09.2013 | UK

A 23-year-old man is seriously ill in hospital after a pool cue was poked through his eye and into his brain in a "freak accident". Sam Willers was...

Portsmouth Saved By Pompey Trust

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Sport

Portsmouth will become the biggest community-owned club in the country after the Pompey Trust saved the League One club from administration. The Hi...

Probe Into 'Sex Parties' At Lib Dem Councillor's Home

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Politics

An investigation is underway after reports that a councillor was hosting sex parties at his home. David Fuller, a Liberal Democrat councillor at Po...

Mum's Not Happy With Iceland

PA | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK

A supermarket has apologised after a seven-year-old girl found a clump of hair in a home-cooked lasagne made with a packet of beef mince. Trudy Sto...

Which Will Be The Next UK City Of Culture?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Eleven contenders have put their names forward to become the next UK City of Culture in 2017. Culture minister Ed Vaizey announced the bids which i...

90-Year-Old Dementia Patient Left For Five Hours On Hospital Trolley

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK

A hospital has launched an investigation after a 90-year-old dementia patient was left for nearly five hours on a trolley in a corridor awaiting treat...