From Peru to Pompey: Climate Change is Closer Than You Think

Lily Anderson-Neyra, a former Portsmouth resident and co-founder of Portsmouth Climate Action Network, reports on the impact of climate change in her birth country of Peru, and asks Pompey to help those affected. Additional reporting by Sarah Cheverton. This story begins in 1980 when, as a 20 year old, I moved from Peru, my birth Read more

Are GCSEs Bad for Portsmouth Students’ Mental Health?

This summer students will sit tougher GCSEs in English and maths. As the exam season looms on the horizon, Portsmouth GCSE student, Tanzeela Rahman, reports on the pressure on teenage students’ mental health as they prepare for exams. Balancing ten subjects all at the same time isn’t the easiest thing in the world. When every Read more

Board (Games) With Portsmouth Politics

Portsmouth visual satirist and S&C regular Mike Gumbrell creates a new take on an old classic with a board game based on Portsmouth Politics, Portsmouthonopoly.   Read more

NHS Plans: A Portsmouth Doctor Questions the Cuts

‘Your Big Health Conversation’ seeks to engage Portsmouth residents about the 5 year plan for Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS Services, as set out in the controversial Sustainable Transformation Plan, or STP. Here a Portsmouth NHS doctor questions the assertions being made in the STP and survey to justify cuts of £577 million to Read more

Rugby Read: Poor Performance from Portsmouth Brings Defeat Against Twickenham

S&C Rugby Correspondent William Payne reports on last week’s match against Twickenham as injury strikes the Pompey RFC team once again. There were more woes for Portsmouth this week, as players’ injuries saw Stuart Davies, Luke Richardson, Darren Crabb and Curtis Barnes all ruled out until the end of the season. Kick off against Twickenham Read more

Rugby Read: Charlton Park Dominate Next Round of Intermediate Cup

Last Saturday saw Portsmouth travel to Charlton Park to play in the next round of the Intermediate Cup. Pompey players and fans both knew that a win today would put them one step closer to the final at Twickenham. Unfortunately Charlton Park also knew that. S&C rugby correspondent Will Payne reports. The home team kicked Read more

Rugby Read: Another Loss for Portsmouth

Rugby correspondent, William Payne, reports on another week of injury and loss for the beleaguered Portsmouth RFC. Last week saw Portsmouth welcome 7th place London Exiles, a team they had previously defeated 17-20 in a hard-fought game, but this PRFC were facing some challenges. The team were without 3 of their best: Darren Crabb with Read more

Rugby Read: Game Abandoned After Injury and Poor Conditions

An ambulance called, a player taken away with an injury and poor pitch conditions following bad weather saw Portsmouth’s game abandoned against London Cornish after 64 minutes, reports S&C Rugby Correspondent, Will Payne. The away match with London Cornish took place on a bitterly cold day on Cornish’s second team pitch. Despite the eventual decision Read more

Is Austerity Bad For Portsmouth’s Mental Health?

S&C Contributing Editor, Maddie Wallace, reports on the impact of austerity on mental health services in Portsmouth and across the country. In 2012, amidst much media fanfare, David Cameron set out his vision for ‘Parity of Esteem‘ between mental and physical health. The Health and Social Care Act decreed that ailments of the mind and Read more

Question Local Health Leaders on NHS Plans

Next week Portsmouth residents have an opportunity to ask health and social care leaders questions on Hampshire and IOW Sustainable Transformation Plans (STP) setting out the future of local NHS services, at a public meeting called by Portsmouth Healthwatch. Editor in Chief, Sarah Cheverton reports. In late December last year, S&C worked with a Portsmouth Read more