Council creating hundreds of new engineering and manufacturing jobs

The diggers have moved in to start work on a new Portsmouth City Council construction project that will create hundreds of new local engineering and manufacturing jobs. The new 120,000 sq ft specialist facility – which the council is building at its award-winning business park Dunsbury Park – will also generate millions of pounds of […]

Give the gift of live entertainment and support your local venue this Christmas!

Following a year almost devoid of music, comedy, dance, drama, family events and festivals, Portsmouth Guildhall is urging people to support their local entertainment venue this Christmas and gift their loved ones an injection of good times to look forward to in 2021! With a huge selection of shows and events to choose from, you […]

EBP South’s Get Inspired goes virtual for 2021

Get Inspired Portsmouth, a free inspiring careers fairs for young people aged 11-16, has gone virtual for 2021! Businesses are being given the opportunity to be part of the virtual event created and run by EBP South (Inc. Basingstoke Consortium) that enables young people from secondary schools across Portsmouth and the surrounding areas to find […]

FastCats get ready to roar again

Wightlink is investing more than half a million pounds in essential maintenance and improvements to its FastCats ready for the 2021 season. Wight Ryder 1 has already been lifted out of the water at the Trafalgar Shipyard drydock in Portchester for her annual refit. Wight Ryder 2 will follow in January. Major work on WR1 […]

Portsmouth’s iconic Spinnaker Tower to return to white

The Spinnaker Tower is set to be returned to its original white as the naming rights agreement with Emirates has now come to an end. The Emirates branding will remain in place on the Spinnaker Tower until early summer 2021, as the 170m structure has to be painted using a specialist abseiling crew and the […]

AboutMyArea connecting Portsmouth with Island City Living

The team at AboutMyArea Portsmouth, the interactive news and information website, recently launched a new social media brand Island City Living as part of their ambitious plan for growth. Co-owner Peter Hopkinson (former Head of The Portsmouth Grammar Junior School) explains: “We wanted more people to have free access to our local news and information […]

The Reverse Advent Calendar is back – this year it’s gone virtual!

The idea of the Reverse Advent Calendar is simple – instead of taking something OUT, you put something IN like warm socks or a bar of chocolate. At the end of the month instead of an empty calendar, you have a box full of items to help those in need. Over the years individuals, work […]

Express FM shortlisted in national radio awards

Local community radio station Express FM has been shortlisted in the annual national Community Radio Awards. The station has made the shortlist, which was whittled down from more than 460 entries from 90 stations from every corner of the UK. Mason Jordan, station producer, said: “We are delighted to have been recognised among a large […]

Working together for the Solent Community

Following Wightlink’s announcement that their Fast Cat from Ryde Pier will be suspended from Saturday 14th November until further notice, Hovertravel is re-introducing ticket acceptance for customers. Neil Chapman, managing director of Hovertravel, said: “For the Solent ferry operators the unique circumstances of this COVID crisis have challenged us all and demonstrated that co-operation is […]