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, and culture to a growing local audience. We give large amounts of time for free because we’re passionate about local people creating the news and the potential of grassroots, independent local media to hold power to account.
Unfortunately, as a small team, when one of us can’t work, it limits our capacity to keep publishing 5 times a week. One of our Editors in Chief, Sarah Cheverton, was involved in a car accident at the weekend. We’re delighted to report Sarah is fine, but she needs to take a few days off to recover.
While Sarah’s off, most of the team will be busy working on new stories, including a large number of articles and features by new writers from all over the city. We’ll also be continuing to work on our ongoing plans to become Portsmouth’s first ever media cooperative – creating news by, for and owned by the people of Portsmouth.
And if you’re missing us in our short absence, there are lots of ways you can be a part of S&C.
- Write for us – send us your story ideas, or articles to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Spread the word about us on Facebook and Twitter
- Celebrate Pompey’s street artists over at our Instagram
- Get in touch with us about volunteering opportunities – email@example.com
- Click on our Donate button on the right to support Portsmouth’s only independent hyperlocal aiming to #ReclaimTheNews
While we’re gone, why not check out some of the most popular pieces we’ve had on the site recently?
Here’s a small selection to get you started. Just click on the image or the title to read.
Opposition to Albert Road Strip Club Dries Up as Council Gives Site to Starbucks – Claire Denise Udy
Portsmouth, the Global City – Tom Sykes
After Brock Turner, When Should We Talk To Our Sons About Rape? – Maddie Wallace
Gender Neutral Toilets for Portsmouth University? – Anniken Haugen
Game Over: Portsmouth’s First Retro-Gaming Exhibition – Sarah Cheverton