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GoodGym Portsmouth sets sights on next milestone

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There was extra cause for celebration at GoodGym Portsmouth's first birthday run on Wednesday 8th May, as they look set to complete 1000 good deeds this month.

GoodGym, which combines getting fit with doing good, has seen the group run to help places like the Hilsea Lido, charity shops, community centres, schools and the food bank.

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FSB and Facebook join forces to boost small businesses

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FSB 2019The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has announced a new collaboration with Facebook to help address the digital skills deficit in the UK’s small businesses. FSB research found that a quarter (26%) of small business owners lack confidence in basic digital skills and says that left unchecked this will further stall productivity growth in the UK.

Having called for both the Government and industry action to tackle this skills shortage, FSB has now invited Facebook to collaborate in creating and delivering a series of custom-made in-person training for small businesses across the UK, launching on 20 May.

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Special needs services impress Children and Families Minister

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Left to Right: Nys Hardingham, Head Teacher at Admiral Lord Nelson School; Julia Katherine, Head of Inclusion at Portsmouth City Council; Nadhim Zahawi, MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families; Cllr Suzy Horton, cabinet member for Education at Portsmouth City Council; Alison Jeffery, Director of Children, Families and Education at Portsmouth City Council; Mike Stoneman, Deputy Director of Education at Portsmouth City Council.

Nadhim Zahawi, MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, visited Portsmouth last week to discuss inclusion and provision for students in the city with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) and to meet with pupils and school staff to hear about their experiences first hand.

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Portsmouth Interaction helping city residents improve mental wellbeing

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BH LiveFor Mental Health Awareness Week (13th-19th May 2019), BH Live is putting the city’s health and wellbeing high on its agenda.

Over the past 12 months more than 100 Portsmouth residents have taken part in close to 4,000 hours of health and wellbeing activities through Portsmouth Interaction; provider of recreation and fitness activities for people with mental health conditions.

This is 11% more people than in previous years and can be attributed to better awareness of support services and a 160% increase in GP and self-referrals. There is also a better understanding of the relationship between physical activity, social interaction and good mental health.

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The second Portsmouth Comic Con is a stunning success

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Portsmouth Comic Con – International Festival of Comics returned to Portsmouth Guildhall this past Bank Holiday weekend, 4th – 5th May, and proved to be another huge success!

Over 6,500 people flocked to the event, which in its second year was bigger and better than before, with a massive superstructure built in Guildhall Square to almost double the footprint and content on offer. 

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