Waiter works his way up to assistant manager at Becketts Southsea during lockdown

After starting out his hospitality career as a waiter, Conor Green has worked his way up the ladder at a Southsea restaurant. Conor started at Becketts in Bellevue Terrace, Southsea, as a front of house waiter in 2018, working there for eight months before moving to Michelin Plate restaurant, Restaurant 27 in Portsmouth. After building […]

Volunteering with Skillstree

Volunteering can often be seen as helping out on a community project, e.g. volunteering at a homeless shelter or volunteering at a charity shop. However, many are not aware of the wider volunteering opportunities that are invaluable in supporting their local community. EBP South, a local charity, has a volunteering programme called the Skillstree Ambassadors. […]

Portsmouth Mental Health Alliance launches Mental Health First Aid Kit for Portsmouth SMEs

The Portsmouth Mental Health Alliance has launched a Mental Health and Wellbeing First Aid Kit as a resource to support managers and employees of SMEs in Portsmouth. This short, concise Kit has been developed with busy business owners in mind. As part of Portsmouth Mental Health Alliance’s response to National Mental Health Awareness Week (10th-16th […]

Viking Venus makes global debut in Portsmouth

On Monday, 10 May, Portsmouth was the location for the maiden arrival of Viking Venus, the latest addition in the fleet for luxury cruise line Viking. This brand new ocean liner is in the UK, where she will be officially named on 17 May by her ceremonial godmother, journalist and broadcaster Anne Diamond. The ship […]

Temporary repairs to the Hard Interchange

Temporary surfacing repairs will be carried out at The Hard Interchange from Wednesday 12 May for three nights. The work will fix damage caused to the road surface and is essential to ensure the continued and safe operation of the transport hub. Portsmouth City Council is discussing with the companies who dealt with the design […]

Urban Vocal Group expands mentoring through music programme

The Urban Vocal Group (UVG) is delighted to announce its first joint programme since it joined The Guildhall Trust last month, with applications now open for its Mentorship Through Music programme for young people. The mentorship programme, which began during lockdown, has so far provided the opportunity for 10 young people to work remotely with […]

Portsmouth’s local election results

The results of the Portsmouth City Council elections on Thursday 6 May have been announced following a count at the Guildhall, Portsmouth, on Saturday 8 May. One seat in each of the council’s 14 wards was up for election this year. The political makeup of the council is now: 16 Conservative, 15 Liberal Democrats, 7 Labour, […]

Hovertravel adds to timetable

From Wednesday 5th May Hovertravel is adding extra flights to its weekday timetable. The additional flights are 1545 from Ryde and 1600 from Southsea, on Monday to Friday only. Julie Horrocks, Head of Ground Operations at Hovertravel, explains: “We always monitor our passenger numbers and flows in detail and, over the past year,  this has […]

University of Portsmouth Cosmologist to help map the earliest structures of the universe

An astrophysicist from the University of Portsmouth will have the honour of joining one of the first missions on the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor of the Hubble Space Telescope. When the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) becomes operational later this year, it will be the world’s premier space science observatory. One of its first […]

Global smart city leaders show what Portsmouth can gain from full fibre

Across the world, data and technology is being harnessed to solve some of the biggest challenges of city life – from traffic and pollution, to overpopulation and public safety. As our towns and cities get smarter, they become more responsive, easier to navigate and ultimately, more enjoyable places to work and live in. For the […]