Crimes of Austerity

As a woman, a mother, a cancer sufferer and a mental health patient, Maddie Wallace is a frontline victim of the Tories’ austerity measures. Here she pinpoints the damage that’s been done by ideologically-driven cuts and what we [… read more ]


The Rolling Melon

Gareth Rees considers various methods of conquering the winter blues. Something triggers the blues and you blame the trigger. It’s like blaming the symptoms for the disease. Right now I’m blaming teeth or rather the [… read more ]


Volunteers: Services on the Cheap?

Shelagh Simmons highlights the hypocrisy and myopia of the Council leadership’s sudden endorsement of volunteering. Promoting the city’s latest volunteering initiative, Portsmouth Together, Portsmouth City Council leader Donna Jones recently told The News how supportive she [… read more ]