Portsmouth is a Divided City, But Not in the Way You Think

Deputy Leader of the Council, Cllr Luke Stubbs, explains why he believes Portsmouth’s social divisions are between the east and west – rather than the north and south – of the city. In politics at least, much is made of Portsmouth’s north/south divide. Voting patterns differ in the two halves of the city and there Read more

Greetham Street Halls: Too Pricey for Pompey Students?

During the past six months, construction on the largest student accommodation in Portsmouth has been underway. But is the new accommodation pricing out its target market? Lisa Foote reports. Greetham Street halls in the city centre (see main image) will have 836 rooms to rent out to new students from September 2016. According to the Read more

The Ever-Present Spinnaker Tower – A Photo Journal

Local photographer Piers McEwan places the Spinnaker Tower in his sights in this reflective piece about one of Portsmouth’s best known landmarks. Through a lens it’s an easy target.  Obvious.  Anyone could take its picture, right?  And they do.  Selfies with it, shots from the viewing platform, shots from below looking up to enhance its Read more

How a Dog Called Amadeus Could Change My Life

Charlotte Farhan is a local resident who suffers from Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of child abuse and sexual assault, which has left her agoraphobic and unable to leave the house alone for nine years. Here, Charlotte writes about why her best friend Lisa started a crowdfunding campaign for a psychiatric assistance dog, Read more

CUTS KILL – Save Portsmouth Domestic Violence Services

This week Star and Crescent will be running a social media campaign on our Facebook and Twitter pages to support local charity Aurora New Dawn’s ongoing action to stop planned cuts to domestic violence support services in Portsmouth. By Sarah Cheverton. On 8th December, Portsmouth City Council voted to cut local domestic violence service, the Read more

Playaway – A Tale of Two Playgrounds

PLAYAWAY is a film by Hannah Blackmore & Abigail Gilchrist, made in 2013 with the help of children, staff, volunteers and families at two adventure playgrounds: Somerstown Adventure Playground in Portsmouth and Somerville Adventure Playground in London. Click here or on the image above to watch the film on Vimeo. A Delta Arts project supported Read more