Social Issues

A Childhood Destroyed

Cathy Fox is an independent investigator into historic child abuse. Here she tells the story of Portsmouth man Les Cummings, who suffered horrifically at the hands of foster parents and children’s home employees in the 1950s and 1960s. [… read more ]


A Cleaner’s Diary Part II

In this second excerpt from his book Read Rees, Gareth Rees relates the daily challenges of cleaning out HM Naval Base, Portsmouth. Having written a letter to protest ‘village fascism masquerading as robust management’, Gareth is dreading [… read more ]