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Portsmouth’s First Big Curry Lunch

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The people of Portsmouth are being given a chance to honour the service of its Armed Forces by getting involved in the very first ‘Big Curry Lunch’ in the city.

The Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch in London is in its 12th year in 2019 and a group of organisations and businesses in the Portsmouth area have been working hard to bring the concept to the ‘home of the Royal Navy’.

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Plan to add missing names to First World War memorial

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From left to right: David Evans, Leisure and Sports Facility Manager,Portsmouth City Council;  Gareth Lewis, Chairman of the Pompey Pals Project; Councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Leader of Portsmouth City Council

Portsmouth City Council is planning to honour around 1,500 service personnel who died during the First World War but whose names do not appear on the city's war memorial.

Research has shown that many from Portsmouth who died in the conflict are not recorded on the memorial, in Guildhall Square, despite the best efforts of those responsible at the time.

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Sailing opportunity for Portsmouth Academy students

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BoatIn September 2019 The Portsmouth Academy are launching a joint sailing venture within their Academy Trust, linking the school with Medway in Kent.

They are offering 12 places for their students to sail from Portsmouth and during this time they will eat, sleep and live sailing. As a crew on a sail training vessel they will stand watches, cook meals, clean and sail the vessel with a professional skipper and mate, learning the ropes and becoming the competent crew of their yacht. 

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Hendy Group donates van for to local community safety teams

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Handing over the Hendy Ford van to The Bobby Scheme. Graeme Hobbs (left), Chair of Trustees of The Blue Lamp Trust, and Mark Busby (right), Commercial Director at Hendy Ford.

A generous Solent-based car dealership is helping a local charity to strengthen community safety and provide support to vulnerable people across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight by donating the use of one of its vans, free of charge.

The Bobby Scheme provides a free service to the elderly and vulnerable people, including victims of burglary and domestic violence, by sending experts to the homes of the elderly and crime victims to offer security advice and install safety equipment.

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Call for public to share their memories of Portsmouth Guildhall

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‘Discovering the Guildhall’ is an exciting National Lottery funded project seeking to engage the public to share their memories of Portsmouth Guildhall and the historic events which surround it, which will culminate in the production of a digital archive, two short documentary films and a major exhibition to preserve these memories for future generations.

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