Portsmouth in the Nationals

In this regular feature, we select ten stories about Portsmouth taken from the national media.

Huffington Post, ‘History is Now’ at Hayward Gallery searches for British identity

Portsmouth journalist, Christine Lord, and her campaign for justice for her son Andrew, who died from the human form of BSE is one of the inspirations for a new exhibition.

The Spectator, F***gate: How will the Tories deal with Flick Drummond’s campaign posters?

Conservative Party HQ makes an unfortunate error with election posters for Portsmouth South.

Financial Times, Vladimir Antonov in UK fight against Lithuania extradition

Ex-owner of Portsmouth FC fights against what he believes to be a ‘politically-motivated’ bid to extradite him to Lithuania on charges of fraud.

ITV, More children from Portsmouth to be vaccinated against Hepatitis A

Two schools and nurseries receive vaccinations after cluster of cases reported in the city.

The Telegraph, Mystery Clown spotted in Portsmouth creeps out city

A story from October, but too good to miss – sightings reported of a mysterious clown who strokes people in the street.

The Guardian, Rail fares: Guilty until proven innocent

A Portsmouth passenger is just one of the rail customers given an unwarranted penalty fare.

Radio Times, Broadchurch: series two finds its stride

Portsmouth is featured in the elaborate plotline of the second series of Broadchurch.

Blacknet, The Black Atlantic & Northern Britain – An Interdisciplinary Symposium

University of Portsmouth lecturer, Jessica Moody, will be a speaker at an international symposium at The Institute for Black Atlantic Research at the University of Central Lancashire later this year.

Brixton Blog, Why I swapped my office job for the boxing ring

The Heart of Portsmouth Boxing Academy gets an honourable mention from a Brixton boxing coach.

The Independent, Intervention in civil wars far more likely in oil-rich nations

Research from the Universities of Portsmouth, Warwick and Essex is first study to confirm the role of oil as a dominant motivating factor in conflict


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