Stroke association latest to benefit from charity orchestra

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People affected by strokes in the Portsmouth area are the latest group to benefit from the Portsmouth Philharmonic’s next charity concert which takes place in March.

The city’s classical orchestra is playing a concert in the David Russell Theatre at Portsmouth Grammar School on Saturday March 16 (7.30pm) and the net proceeds will be going to the Stroke Association.


Brand new crossing - a first for Portsmouth

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Portsmouth City Council 2016Portsmouth City Council will start work on a brand new crossing for pedestrians and cyclists on Fawcett Road this month.

Known as a 'tiger crossing', it works like a zebra crossing, but has a dedicated lane for cyclists to cross. This means cyclists get the same priority as pedestrians on the zebra crossing. Located at the junction of Goldsmith Avenue and Fawcett Road, this will be the first ever tiger crossing in Portsmouth.


The D-Day Story's Gustav Makes Award Shortlist

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Gustav 2 webThe Association for Cultural Enterprises Best Product Awards has shortlisted Gustav the pigeon in their Best Children's product award (under £1m) category.

The cuddly Gustav toy is available to buy at The D-Day Story the museum dedicated to the Allied Invasion in June 1944.

Gustav the pigeon played a crucial role on D-Day; he carried the message of the success of the campaign across the channel to allied commanders and was awarded a Dickin Medal - the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross - created to honour the work of animals in World War II

Visitors like reading Gustav's story, seeing the medal awarded to him which is on loan to The D-Day Story from the family that owned him.

Cllr Steve Pitt, Cabinet Member for Culture Leisure and Sport said: "Gustav is one of our most popular gift shop items as children are enthralled by his unusual and heroic story and the important part he played on D-Day."

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony at the Association for Cultural Enterprises Gala Dinner on 28 February 2019.


The Breastfeeding Network's Portsmouth Welcome Scheme

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Welcome scheme artwork webThe Portsmouth Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme is a local Public Health funded scheme, run by The Breastfeeding Network charity.

The scheme was set up to provide breastfeeding women with a comfortable and safe environment to nurse when they are out and about with their babies. This is achieved by venues and businesses displaying an optional window sticker to show that women are 'Welcome to Breastfeed' here.


Portsmouth based insurance brokers Philip Gibbs join Shaping

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It is with the greatest of pleasure that we welcome Philip Gibbs, a Portsmouth based Insurance Broker, as a Shaping Portsmouth Associate Sponsor.

Shaping Director Stef Nienaltowski met with Lisa Gibbs, their New Business Executive, and discussed the Company and why they want to partner with Shaping Portsmouth.

They have been in Portsmouth for many years and have built up their business based on a world class service and a very high level of experience.

A family owned and employee valued business, one that Portsmouth should be proud of, and with whom we are looking forward to working with in the coming years.

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