Leader of the fight for Arctic Convoy medals is taken ill – Defence – Portsmouth News


I couldn’t say this any better than “Johnny Rotten Hates Stains”, the nom de plume of someone who has commented on the linked News article reporting the illness of Commander Eddie Grenfell, who has fought long and hard to get recognition for Arctic Convoy heroes. This story is a very sad one, Mr Grenfell has… Continue reading Leader of the fight for Arctic Convoy medals is taken ill – Defence – Portsmouth News

Lets Take Our Cue From The Past


The News has recently published an interesting, if short, article reporting on days gone by. On the passing of the prison hulks that used to lie out in Portsmouth Harbour. Similar to HMS Victory these were ships that had seen better days. Ships such as HMS Briton, HMS Defense, HMS Leviathan, HMS Racoon and HMS… Continue reading Lets Take Our Cue From The Past

Cowards !!!


What is this country coming too ? There are mindless thugs out there who don’t think twice before attacking the elderly, the frail and the disabled It makes me ashamed to think that there are such cowardly people walking the streets of this country, makes me ashamed to be English. The News has recently reported… Continue reading Cowards !!!

Copnor Road before the bridge was built – Remember When – Portsmouth News


Copnor Road before the bridge was built – Remember When – Portsmouth News. The News carries on in its inimitable bumbling manner. The title of the article is in direct contradiction with the first sentence of the article. Copnor railway bridge opened in 1908, three years before this picture of Copnor Road, Portsmouth, was taken.… Continue reading Copnor Road before the bridge was built – Remember When – Portsmouth News

Why I Have No Sympathy For Evicted Ex-Soldier


This story has been run in “The News”, my local paper, four times to my knowledge. More space has been given to this story than any other “near homeless” family tale. So I can only guess that either the family know someone at The News and are playing the sympathy vote for all its worth… Continue reading Why I Have No Sympathy For Evicted Ex-Soldier

Employment boost as Waterlooville business park plans are unveiled


I have been a tad busy with work for the last few weeks and have found it virtually impossible to get my head into blog mode let alone focus on local affairs. So I am sorry but this is old news but I wanted to bring it to your attention. Finally, The News has discovered… Continue reading Employment boost as Waterlooville business park plans are unveiled