To mark S&C’s event on the state of local news tonight, we’re publishing an interview with Editor-in-Chief Sarah Cheverton and Founding Editor Tom Sykes about why they started the site, how they run it on [… read more ]
S&C satirists Mike Gumbrell and Matt Wingett take aim at Donald Trump and Steve Bannon, two of the world’s most powerful men, if not two of the world’s most pleasant.
In a S&C Christmas exclusive, actor, playwright and S&C Contributing Editor John Bartlett recalls the Christmas customs of his childhood. Some of these customs remain with us, others now seem alien or eccentric. In 1956, [… read more ]
Tim Backhouse spent decades researching and writing about the city he loved. In this excerpt from his website History in Portsmouth, the late local historian remembers a major figure in the Victorian hospitality business. As [… read more ]
Most of us ignore those shady emails offering us dubious investment opportunities in far-flung lands. But not the Portsmouth poet Richard Williams. December 2nd 2015 Dear Friend, I am the first son of the late Mobutu Sese Seko, [… read more ]
By Richard Williams And nothing much has really changed: before spinnakers both concrete and canvas, before outlet shopping centres all these restaurant chains with make-believe authenticity from China, India, Italy, Americas and everywhere in [… read more ]
Historian Richard Brooks asks what modern Portsmouth can learn from life in the Middle Ages. The star and crescent are ancient symbols of Portsmouth’s civic identity. They decorated the seal on the charter that brought [… read more ]