Bigger, Better, Bolder: S&C’s Plans for 2017

Change is afoot at S&C. Editor in Chief Sarah Cheverton explains what we’ll be up to in 2017 and how you can get involved in our continuing mission to #ReclaimTheNews. Here at S&C, we are very proud of all we’ve achieved since we launched in February 2015. We began life as a fiercely independent online Read more

We’re Off For a Few Days, But Back Soon

We won’t be publishing for the next few days, but we’ll be resuming our normal – or as close to it as we ever get – 5 day a week service very soon. We’re a small team here at S&C, made up of people giving their time to bring the best of Portsmouth’s news, views, Read more

Why Portsmouth Needs To Reclaim The News

Back in April, we celebrated our first birthday with a showcase event at the University of Portsmouth. Our Editor in Chief, Sarah Cheverton reflects on S&C’s first year as Portsmouth’s only independent hyperlocal aiming to #ReclaimTheNews. Star and Crescent was born of frustration with the local media, particularly political coverage in the city, which too Read more

Picks of 2015 – A Pompey State of Mind

This week we’re revisiting some of our best pieces from 2015. Today we revisit some of the best writing about mental health and recovery on S&C from 2015. Maggie Sawkins &  Leigh Tora Westmore –  Altered States: Legal Highs, Substance Use and Recovery in Portsmouth “I had to choose between taking drugs or being a father Read more

Picks of 2015 – Pompey Cultcha

This week we’re revisiting some of our best pieces from 2015. Today a handpicked selection of some of our finest fiction, poetry and culture pieces. William Sutton – The Crème of Local Writing “I recommend seeking out places locally owned and staffed. There are several reasons. Invest your pennies in local enterprises and enterprising locals, rather Read more

Picks of 2015 – Pompey People

This week we’re revisiting some of our best pieces from 2015. Today we highlight just a few of the people who make Pompey the city we all know and love. (Click on the image or title to read the article.) Christine Lord – Mad Cows Disease: Still a Threat to All of Us “…what I’ve Read more

Picks of 2015 – Travels in Portsmouth and Portsmouth Travellers

This week we’re revisiting some of our best pieces from 2015. Today, we look at travel writing with features about the city and adventures from Pompey people in different parts of the world. (Click on the image or title to read the article.) Christine Lawrence – View From a Hill “Memories leap to my mind Read more

Picks of 2015 – Pompey Rants & Politics

As everyone returns to the office in various states of unwillingness, this week we cling desperately to 2015 a little longer and revisit some of our favourite articles from our first year. First up – some of the best political writing on Star & Crescent in 2015. (Click on the image or title to read the article.) Read more

Watch Star & Crescent on Nesta Vimeo

Along with nine other hyperlocal news websites in the UK, Star & Crescent are working with Nesta as part of a Destination Local project to help sites like S&C to better understand and cater to our audiences. This video from Nesta explains a bit more about the project and how it aims to help small, independent Read more

Cuts To Domestic Abuse and Sexual Health Services Will Devastate Lives

A local resident with deep concerns about cuts to Portsmouth’s domestic abuse and sexual violence support services writes about the impact of proposed cuts from Portsmouth City Council on victims and survivors of violence in the city. The author prefers to remain anonymous. Dear Councillor, I am writing to express my profound disgust and anger Read more