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foreword

Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Leader of the council Dear resident We were very glad to be able to freeze council tax again this year, and keep our position as one of the lowest-charging councils in the south. The government has produced a scheme that gives the council a subsidy for freezing council tax, and we were keen to opt into that rather than increase the bill for local people. This meant that, at an already difficult time, we could avoid putting more strain on household finances. Quite rightly, residents in the city focus on their council tax bills. But it’s important to remember that the council gets only about 11% of its income from council tax. We are hugely dependent on grants from the government, and these are being cut to the bone. Over the past three years, our government funding has been cut by more than £35m, and the coming financial year will see a further cut of £12.4m. At the same time, we face increasing costs and increasing demand for services, such as care for vulnerable elderly people and children. We will continue to work as hard as we can to cope with these drastic cuts, and to protect the services we know you value the most.


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Protecting Portsmouth from flooding

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Stormy seafront, January this year. Picture ESCP

Our city is at risk from three types of flooding: ff seawater flooding, when high tides and storm waves get over our sea defences or break them down ff groundwater flooding, when the water level underground rises after heavy rain

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ff stormwater flooding, when downpours overwhelm the drainage system Scientists predict all three will become more serious risks over the next few decades. So we’re working on these problems with the East Solent Coastal Partnership (which works on behalf of local councils), the national Environment Agency and Southern Water.

Seawater flooding Once approved, work could start next year on improving sea defences around Portsea Island, from Tipner to Milton. A year or so later, work on Southsea’s defences could start, linking with our strategy for improving the whole seafront.

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These schemes could cost up to £60m in government funding, and protect more than 8,600 properties. Later, we’ll work on the shoreline from Portchester to Paulsgrove.

Groundwater flooding Our engineers are working on ways to combat the threat from groundwater, preventing flooding in the lowest parts of the city.

Stormwater flooding We’ve helped Southern Water with schemes to reduce the risk of flooding in heavy storms. We’ve also cleaned about 20,000 road gullies in the last 12 months, reducing the risk of flooding.

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I won £250 with Big Recycle George Jones has £250 to put towards a summer holiday with his wife – thanks to our Big Recycle scheme. George, 74, from Cosham, is the latest Big Recycle winner. And all he had to do was sign up for the scheme and carry on recycling. The Big Recycle rewards residents with cash prizes of up to £250, just for recycling in the right way. He said: “I was very happy when the council’s recycling officer turned up on my doorstep telling me I’d won. I recycle anyway, but this scheme just made me extra determined to do it properly, and it’s paid off. We can’t wait for our holiday. “I’d tell everyone to sign up. If I can win, then it proves anyone can.” Each household that signs up for the Big Recycle gets information on what they should and shouldn’t be recycling. Their name is added into a monthly prize draw which randomly selects 81 households. Our officers visit each household, and if they’re recycling properly, they win a reward. Apart from the £250 jackpot, there are prizes of £75 or £25 shopping vouchers. Sign up at bigrecycle.portsmouth.gov.uk or call 023 9243 7843.

Transforming trash What are recyclable items turned into? Plastic bottles: fleece jumpers, sleeping-bag filling, loft insulation, even a business suit.

Drink cans: foil, window frames, more drink cans. Paper: new paper (we have some of the best paper for recycling around, so keep up the good work).

Aerosols: bike frames, rail tracks, pipes, new cans. Cardboard: toilet rolls, egg boxes, more cardboard. Food tins: paper clips, washing machines, cutlery. 4

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If you live in a house, please put out your green bin by 7am on your collection day (not before 7pm the previous day). If you live in a flat, please put it in your shared bin.

If you live in a house please put robust black bin bags on the pavement by 7am on your collection day, and not before 7pm the previous day. If you live in a flat, please follow the routine in your building.

The recycling lorry takes recyclable rubbish to the materials recovery facility (MRF) near Anchorage Park. The recycling goes on to conveyor belts and is sorted into different types. Wrong items put in your recycling have to be sorted by hand, so make sure you’re only including the right items.

Lorries take rubbish to the Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) at Anchorage Park. Less than 10% goes to landfill, which is one of the best rates in the country. Landfilled items include very large things collected at Portsmouth Recycling Centre at Port Solent.

At a landfill site, rubbish is put into a hole and covered with soil so it can eventually degrade. At the ERF the rubbish is burned in a furnace. The gases given off are all cleaned using special filters before being released. The sorted material is taken to factories all over the UK to be turned into new items.

The heat created by the furnace is also used to create electricity. You never know, your TV could be powered by your old banana skins!

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Bright and busy future for the base Commodore Jeremy Rigby, Commander of Portsmouth Naval Base, says it is looking forward to a busy new era. “Portsmouth Naval Base will shortly become a hive of activity as it gears up for the arrival of the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers and to look after the new frigates and destroyers.

Commodore Jeremy Rigby, Commander of Portsmouth Naval Base

“A transformational programme is preparing for the new 65,000-tonne vessels and the next generation of frigates and minehunters. HMS Queen Elizabeth, due to be formally named by Her Majesty the Queen on 4 July, will be the first to benefit from this overhauled infrastructure when she arrives alongside in 2016, commanded by Hampshire man Captain Jerry Kyd. “By 2020, the naval base will support over double the tonnage it currently does – at

levels not seen since the 1950s. Underpinning this growth is the biggest programme of work undertaken since the Edwardians converted the base from Nelson’s navy of wood and sail to one forged of steel and powered by steam. Key initiatives include dredging the harbour approaches, strengthening jetties, upgrading workshops and erecting new cranes. “This investment adds up to a bright future for the naval base and all its personnel, both military and the many civilians, who will continue to deliver the excellent service it has delivered for centuries, helping the Royal Navy to protect the nation’s interests.”

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There isn’t room here for all the things to do and places to visit in Portsmouth.

Tricorn: Controversy in Concrete Ten years after demolition, the Tricorn still inspires passionate reactions. This exhibition explores its story and those of the people who used it. Tues–Sun.

It’s the definitive listing for events and activities, for residents and visitors alike.

Every Wednesday (term-time) Mini Makers Aspex gallery. Making and art fun for toddlers to five-year-olds and their parents. Booking essential: 023 9277 8080. 10–11am.

If you have an event to promote, or want more information about something listed on the website, call us on 023 9282 6722 or email vis@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Every Wednesday Personal Choice Lunch Club Oasis The Venue, Arundel Street. Meal £4 and free drinks. Book on 023 9234 6440. 12.30pm–2pm.

You can find out more about forthcoming events and attractions at www.visitportsmouth.co.uk

Every Wednesday Prime Time Group 50+ Oasis The Venue, Arundel Street. More details: 023 92 34 6440. 2pm–3pm. Every first and third Sunday Port Solent Waterside Markets 11am–5pm.

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Get Me Out of Here: Survival Preparation Royal Marines Museum. Commando fit sessions. Normal admission.

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Love Southsea Market Palmerston Road. 9am–5pm.

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Our distributors are contracted to deliver flagship between 5 and 11 April. Depending on where you live, some events may have taken place before you receive your copy. However, events for this period were included in the last edition of the magazine. 5–21

Easter Animal Trail Portsmouth Museum. Suitable for families. Trail sheets cost 50p. Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.

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The Book Thief (12a) No. 6 Cinema, Historic Dockyard. 7pm.

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Giant Easter Egg Hunt Spinnaker Tower. Adult: £8.95, child: £6.95, conc £7.95.

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Spice Island Guided Walk Square Tower. Tickets in advance or on the day from Visitor Information at the D–Day Museum or the Portsmouth Museum. £3 adults, £1 Leisure Card, accompanied children free. 023 9282 6722. 2.30pm.

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Puccini–La Boheme 7.30pm. Kings Theatre. Featuring the Chisinau National Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra (30+) complete with lavish sets and costumes. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Tickets £19.50–£28.50.

7–11 & 14–17 Camp Adventure Portsmouth Watersports Centre. £125 per week. 9.30am–5pm. 7–18

Meet Local Normandy Veterans D–Day Museum. Phone to confirm veterans have been able to attend (023 9282 6722). Admission price applies. Veterans present 11am–3pm.

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Port Solent Kids Club Every Tuesday and Thursday of the holiday, 11am–4pm. See ad.

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Eastney Meets Community forum, Community Centre, Henderson Road, 7–9pm.

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Foreigner, with guests Europe and FM Guildhall. 7pm. £38.50.

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HMS–Hear My Story: First World War Artefacts Tour National Museum of the Royal Navy. Get up close to First World War artefacts and tour the museum stores. Book on 023 9272 7595 or community@nmrn.org.uk

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Under the Sea! Cumberland House Natural History Museum. Meet rock pool creatures and learn about our local marine life. Drop in 12pm–4pm.

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Andy Urquart’s Blue Note Quintet Inn Lodge, Burrfields Road. 8pm. £14, conc £12, www.portsmouthjazz.com

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HMS Morse Code School National Museum of the Royal Navy. Learn how to send coded messages. £2.50 per child, suitable for seven to 11s. Book on 023 9272 7587 or families@nmrn.org.uk

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Public Landscape Consultation Anglican Cathedral. 2pm–8pm. www. portsmouthcathedral.org.uk/landscape.htm

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Kings Theatre. £25.50. 7.30pm.

9 & 16 Open Wednesdays with the Curators Royal Marines Museum. Research your naval and military ancestors. 10am–5pm. Normal admission. 10

Love is in the Air (15) No. 6 Cinema, Historic Dockyard. 7pm.

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Ian Prowse & Amsterdam The Cellars at Eastney. 7.30pm– 11.15pm. £10 adv/£12 door.

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See! Make! Do! Aspex. Family art workshop from 11am. £6 per child.

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The Monuments Men (12a) No. 6 Cinema, Historic Dockyard. 7pm.

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Eastney Community Centre Open Day 2014 Free taster sessions from singing to baby signing, bingo to boxercise. 9am–2pm. 023 9286 4306 or www.eastneycommunitycentre.com

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Talk on Sir William Reardon Smith Society for Nautical Research, Royal Naval Club, Pembroke Road, 2pm. Non-members £3. Clarence Guided Walk Start at Holiday Inn. Tickets in advance or on the day from Visitor Information at the D–Day Museum or the Portsmouth Museum. £3 adults, £1 Leisure Card, accompanied children free. 023 9282 6722. 2.30pm. Portsmouth Duathlon Starts Speakers Corner, Clarence Esplanade, 8.30am. 7.5km run, 15km bike, 5km run. £25.

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16–26 Bugsy Malone Groundlings Theatre. Adults £14, conc £12, children £10. 023 9273 7370. 17

In The House (15) Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue. Portsmouth Film Society. 8pm.

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Little Pickles Market Mountbatten Centre. £1 per adult, children free. 10am–11.30am.

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South Coast Comedian of The Year The Cellars at Eastney. 8pm. £5 adv/£6 door. Also 1 May.

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Easter Party Landport adventure playground, 2pm–4pm. Chocolate hunt, bonnet parade and other activities. Opposite Asda, Bridgeside Close.

18–21 Easter Eggstravaganza Family event at Portsmouth Museum with children’s events, stalls and egg hunt. 10am–5pm. 18–21 Easter Weekend in Action Stations Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Free with a valid ticket or Loyalty Card. 10am– 5.30pm.

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Spice Island Guided Walk Starts at Square Tower. Tickets in advance or on the day from Visitor Information at the D–Day Museum or the Portsmouth Museum. £3 adults, £1 Leisure Card, accompanied children free. 023 9282 6722. 2.30pm.

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The Sooty Show Kings Theatre. £12 adult, £10 child, £38 family of four. 11am and 2.30pm.

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Up Close and Personal with Cannon and Ball G Casino, Gunwharf Quays. From £20, restaurant packages available. 023 9273 2277 or sm.gc–portgun@rank.com

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Easter Egg Hunt Port Solent. 11am–2pm. Book a time slot at www.portsolent.com

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Fortifications of Old Portsmouth Guided Walk Starts at Square Tower. Tickets in advance or on the day from Visitor Information at the D–Day Museum or the Portsmouth Museum. £3 adults, £1 Leisure Card, accompanied children free. 023 9282 6722. 2.30pm. Will McNicol The Cellars at Eastney. 7.30pm. £7 adv/£8 door. Mud Morganfield The Cellars at Eastney. 7.30pm. £15 adv/£17 door. World Book Night Quiz Central Library. 7.30pm. Fun Quiz Night G Casino, Gunwharf Quays. £12pp inc drink and meal. 023 9273 2277 or sm.gc–portgun@rank.com Looking for Richard (12) Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue. Portsmouth Film Society. 8pm.

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The Patience Stone (15) No. 6 Cinema, Historic Dockyard. 7pm.

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Perfect Americana with Birds Of Chicago Square Tower. 7.15pm. £10. www.squarerootspromotions.co.uk

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Krystle Warren The Cellars at Eastney. 8pm. £13 adv/£15 door.

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Comedy Club Night Spinnaker Tower. £12.50, 8.15pm. 023 9285 7520.

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Southsea Skatepark’s birthday 10am to 6pm: competitions plus demo’s and barbecue. 7pm to 10pm: roller disco. Charges apply. www.southseaskatepark.com.

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1920s Murder Mystery Groundlings Theatre. £24 inc meal. 8pm. 023 9273 7370.

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Dallas Buyers Club (15) No. 6 Cinema, Historic Dockyard. 7pm.

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DiElle Album Launch–“Fearless” Grosvenor Casino, Gunwharf Quays. 7.30pm, free entry. www.diellemusic.com

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Nelson Trail Guided Walk Start at Portsmouth Museum. Tickets in advance or on the day from Visitor Information at the D–Day Museum or the Portsmouth Museum. £3 adults, £1 Leisure Card, accompanied children free. 023 9282 6722. 2.30pm.

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Shopping Night G Casino, Gunwharf Quays. £5, inc glass of bubbly, raffle ticket, parking and gaming voucher. 023 9273 2277 or sm.gc–portgun@rank.com

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Lunchtime Live Recital Anglican Cathedral. Every Thursday, 1.10pm.

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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra–Dream Melodies Guildhall, 7.30pm. £15, £17, £20, £25, discounts available.

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After Hours Aspex. open mic night, 7pm–9pm.

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Rural and Seaside Show Castle Field. Heavy horse displays, tea tent, craft displays, donkey rides, archery, ferret racing, stalls, children’s rides, Punch and Judy. 10am–5pm.

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Spice Island Guided Walk Starts at Square Tower. Tickets in advance or on the day from Visitor Information at the D–Day Museum or the Portsmouth Museum. £3 adults, £1 Leisure Card, accompanied children free. 023 9282 6722. 2.30pm.

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Mayfly Festival Square Tower, Old Portsmouth. Celebration of art and music with tea–room and bar. 12–8pm.

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Family Trail Starts at D–Day Museum. 2.30pm.

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Sixties Music Event Port Solent. 12 noon.

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Daniel O’Donnell Guildhall. 7.30pm. £37.50–£39.50.

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Blood Brothers Kings Theatre. £25–£29.

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Nebraska (15) Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue. Portsmouth Film Society. 8pm.

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Frank Skinner: Man In A Suit Guildhall, 7.30pm. £27.50.

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Holiday Art Club Aspex. For eight to 13 year-olds. £18 per day, £50 for three days. 11am–3pm.

Love Southsea Market Palmerston Road. 9am–5pm.

3 Pirates Groundlings Theatre. Adults £7.50, children £5.50. One parent free with every child. 11.30am and 2pm. 023 9273 7370.

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Diana Ross Tribute Evening Cathedral House, St. Thomas’ Street. £12.50 inc bubbly and buffet. 023 9281 4875 or www.linkedupfundraising.co.uk

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Portsmouth Duathlon Starts 8am at lifeboat station, Ferry Road. 10km/5km run, 23km bike, 5km run. £25.

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Dockyard to Old Portsmouth Guided Walk Starts Victory Gate, The Hard. Tickets in advance or on the day from Visitor Information at the D–Day Museum or the Portsmouth Museum. £3 adults, £1 Leisure Card, accompanied children free. 023 9282 6722. 2.30pm.

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Brit Flick Film Festival Groundlings Theatre, 11am–10pm. £10 adults, £8 conc, £6 students, Equity members, children. 023 9273 7370.

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Astor Big Bands Presents The Story Of Glenn Miller Guildhall, 7.30pm. £18 or £30 with meal.

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See! Make! Do! Aspex. 11am–12pm. £6 per child.

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Renewed Professionalism of the 19th Century Navy Society for Nautical Research talk, Royal Naval Club, Pembroke Road, 2pm. Non-members £3.

10–11 D–Day Conference D–Day Museum. For anyone interested in learning more about D–Day and the Battle of Normandy. Plus visit to Southwick House. Booking required, 023 9282 6722.

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Henry Armburg-Jennings Quintet Inn Lodge, Burrfields Road. www.portsmouthjazz.com. 8pm £14, conc £12.

13–25 WW1 Photographic Exhibition Spinnaker Tower. Adult £8.95, child: £6.95, concession £7.95.

GOODWOOD RACECOURSE 19 fabulous days of horseracing & entertainment

26 – 29 JUNE

Opening Saturday Saturday 3 May May Festival Thursday 22 May – Saturday 24 May

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Carl Leroy-Smith, architect Portsmouth Society talk, 7pm, Royal Maritime Club, Queen Street.

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Paul Hollywood: Get Your Bake On Guildhall, 7pm. £28.50.

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RM350: Royal Marines Association Concert Band Royal Marines Museum. 6.30pm– 9.30pm. £15.

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We Are The Best (15) Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue. Portsmouth Film Society. 8pm.

15–17 & 22–24 A Street Car Named Desire Groundlings Theatre, 7.30pm. Adult £14, conc £12. 023 9273 7370. 16–17 Portsmouth Beer Festival Guildhall. £10.

Charity Race Day Sunday 8 June

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Old Town Guided Walk Starts at Square Tower. Tickets in advance or on the day from Visitor Information at the D–Day Museum or the Portsmouth Museum. £3 adults, £1 Leisure Card, accompanied children free. 023 9282 6722. 2.30pm.

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Hampshire Farmers’ Market Palmerston Road. 10am–2pm.

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Jim Davidson and Richard Digance–Together Again Kings Theatre, 7.30pm. Tickets £20.50–£22.50.

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Will Pound Band Square Tower, 7.15pm. £10. www.squarerootspromotions.co.uk

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Ocean Planet (12) Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue. Portsmouth Film Society. 8pm.

Three Friday Nights Friday 6 June (Eve) Friday 13 June (Eve) Friday 20 June (Eve) Glorious Goodwood Tuesday 29 July – Saturday 2 August August Bank Holiday Weekend Friday 22 August (Eve) – Sunday 24 August Autumn Racing Tuesday 2 September Wednesday 24 September Season Finale Sunday 12 October

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GLORIOUS GOODWOOD Goodwood Racecourse Tue 29 Jul – Sat 2 Aug

Tickets from £14 Free child admission

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Go West G Casino, Gunwharf Quays. £30. 023 9273 2277 or sm.gc–portgun@rank.com

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Open Wednesdays with the Curators Royal Marines Museum, 10am–5pm. Research your naval and military ancestors. Normal admission.

24–1 June Alice In Wonderland Trail Cumberland House Natural History Museum: drop-in event.

28–31 Holiday Activities Peter Ashley Activity Centre, Fort Purbrook. 9am–4pm. £16 or £20.

24–2 June My Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral. Art exhibition by Portsmouth High School.

28–31 Tiptoe through the Tombstones Trinity Church Theatre, Albert Rd, 7.30pm. Adults £8, conc £6. 08454 676462 or www.southseaboxoffice.co.uk

24–1 June Get Me Out of Here: Survival at Sea Royal Marines Museum. Normal admission.

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HMS–Scrapheap Challenge Naval Arms Race National Museum of the Royal Navy. Make a warship. Drop–in workshop for all ages. 023 9272 7595 or community@nmrn.org

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Stamshaw and Tipner Neighbourhood Forum Community Centre, Wilson Road, 7pm.

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Building Patterns: Art Workshop for Families Portsmouth Museum. Eight and over. Book on 023 9283 4744 (Mon– Fri).

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Second Annual Tiddler’s Trek Start at Canoe Lake car park. Children’s sponsored walk. £4 per head, adults free. 023 9281 4875 or www.linkedupfundraising.co.uk Spice Island Guided Walk Square Tower. Tickets in advance or on the day from Visitor Information at the D–Day Museum or the Portsmouth Museum. £3 adults, £1 Leisure Card, accompanied children free. 023 9282 6722. 2.30pm.

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Seventies Music Event Port Solent. From 12pm.

26–30 Meet Local Normandy Veterans D–Day Museum, 11am–3pm. Phone to confirm: 023 9282 6722. Normal admission. 27–29 Paddle-Power workshop HMS Warrior 1860. Make your own paddlewheel boat . Free with a valid ticket. For seven to 11 year-olds.

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Easter for active kids Our leisure and sport centres have loads of activities to keep the kids busy over the Easter break. Activities include swimming, athletics, tennis, gymnastics, kayaking and Sway Dance, which includes various styles such as break dance and street dance. Venues include Mountbatten Leisure Centre, Wimbledon Park Sports Centre, Eastney Swimming Pool, Portsmouth Watersports Centre and Charter Community Sports Centre.

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Prices have been cut for 2014, meaning a round is just £16 midweek and £20 at weekends (less for over-65s and under-18s). The popular off-peak fees of £11 are still in place, and season tickets for unlimited golf are available at £599 for adults, £399 for over-65s and £135 for under-18s. Four-week beginners’ courses start every month. More info: ff www.portsmouthgolfcentre.co.uk ff 023 9266 4549

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Community opportunity There’s always something worth trying at your local community centre. Here’s some news from just two of them. The Hillside and Wymering Centre in Cheltenham Road has lots of activities to try, designed with the help of local people. There are classes in fitness, dance (pictured above) and IT, computer drop-ins, job clubs, weight-management sessions, coffee mornings, table-top sales and family fun days, plus events for people with special needs. Kids can start at a baby and toddler group and move on to homework clubs and a youth club. For more info just pop in, call 023 9288 2550 or email hwc@ portsmouthcc.gov.uk Meanwhile, at the Charles Dickens Centre in Lake Road, over-60s are showing they’ve got the X-factor. Over-60s are welcome to use the professional Rant recording studio at the centre. David Ord, 76, (left) rediscovered his love for music after 35 years and began playing his clarinet again. Now he’s making a record. “I was amazed,” he says. “I’d never been in a studio before. Now my friend and I are putting together an album.” More info: 023 9273 1553 Find out what’s happening at your local centre. Just search community centres at www.portsmouth.gov.uk to find contact details. www.facebook.com/portsmouthcitycouncil

Know the warning signs Child sexual exploitation can happen to any young person from any background. Look out for: ff changes to behaviour or signs of physical abuse such as bruising ff them staying out later or going missing for periods of time ff new, unexplained gifts or possessions ff controlling relationships If you have serious concerns you can contact: ff the charity Barnardo’s on uturn@ barnardos.org.uk or 01489 796684 ff the council on 08456 710271 ff the police on 101. For online safety tips go to www.thinkuknow.co.uk Photo: Applied Theatre Productions performed Chelsea’s Choice at secondary schools last month to raise awareness of sexual exploitation. www.twitter.com/portsmouthtoday

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Caring for people with More than 2,000 Portsmouth residents have some form of dementia, and as the population ages and we live longer, this number is likely to rise. Making life better for people with dementia is a priority for the council. We want them to feel supported and included, and to be able to find the help they need. We think they should have choice and control over their care, and be as independent as possible for as long as possible. For older people with dementia who find independent living too difficult, we have plans in place for a new

Make your voice heard You can have your say on the big issues facing Portsmouth, and how decisions affecting you are made.

Vote in the elections The city council and European Parliament elections are on Thursday 22 May. You must be on the electoral register to be able to vote. The deadline for registering to vote at these elections is Tuesday 6 May. For more information search voting and elections at www.portsmouth.gov.uk or call the city helpdesk on 023 9283 4074.

Join the Citizens Panel Members of the panel give their views on a range of subjects, helping the council to shape services and make decisions that are right for our residents. Why not add your voice to the conversation? Sign up today by contacting kelly.dubock@portsmouthcc.gov.uk or calling 023 9243 7996. 14

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dementia 72-bed care home at East Lodge Park, Farlington (pictured below). Due to open in spring 2016, it will replace Edinburgh House and Hilsea Lodge. It will provide care in a building that meets modern standards and has the best possible facilities. The forthcoming closure of Edinburgh House will affect the Patey Centre, so we need to re-shape services. We’ll be looking at how needs can be best met in the future. For information about services, please call the adult social care help desk on 023 9268 0810. To find out about our dementia strategy email dementia.strategy@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

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New cabinet members Cllr Terry Hall (above left) is now the council’s Cabinet Member for Planning, Regeneration and Economic Development, and Cllr Sandra Stockdale (bottom left) is now Cabinet Member for Environment and Community Safety. The change follows decisions by Cllr Mike Hancock and Cllr Eleanor Scott to stand down from the cabinet. Go to democracy.portsmouth.gov.uk to find out more about councillors’ roles, or call 023 9283 4092.

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Portsmouth’s blooming

The Portsmouth in Bloom gardening competition is free to enter for residents, businesses and schools. There are 15 categories to choose from and you can enter up to two. Judging will take place during July, or earlier for schools. There are two new categories this year: ‘Eat my street’ and ‘Eat my school’. These encourage groups of neighbours, or a school, to grow fruit and veg in an innovative, environmentally-sustainable way, while boosting community spirit. This year the competition is being run by community garden group Southsea Greenhouse, Aspex Gallery, parks charity GreenSpace and the council. Don’t worry if you’re new to gardening. Southsea Greenhouse and other partners are holding workshops to give you inspiration and encouragement. More info: ff southseagreenhouse.co.uk ff 07530 913211

All entries need to be received by Friday 30 May. The awards are sponsored by our highways contractor Colas and Portsmouth Water, plus new sponsors The News, BH Live, UK Flyers, Waitrose Southsea and Families Solent East.

Old clothes make cash There are now more than 80 recycling banks around the city that take your old clothes, shoes and textiles. It’s not just quality items that we take. We welcome all clothes, shoes and textiles, including tea towels, underwear and bedding (but not duvets or pillows). The items are sold for reuse or recycling and the income is shared between charities and the council. We put the money towards services for residents. To find your nearest recycling bank go to www.recyclenow.com

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marvellous Join the club If you love gardening and have a lot of clippings and cuttings to get rid of, then the Green Waste Club is just the job. Subscribers get a 240 litre brown wheelie bin for garden waste such as lawn clippings, fallen leaves, twigs and small branches. It’s emptied from your doorstep every fortnight. Discounted subscriptions are still available, starting from £2.50 a month. Our usual rubbish and recycling crews can’t collect garden waste, so please don’t put any into your green recycling bin or refuse sacks. Sign up today: ff www.greenwasteclub.co.uk ff 0800 0858 286

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Just book a visit to 14 Selbourne Terrace, Fratton, which has been kitted out with energy-saving measures. You can put in loft insulation or a new boiler with low initial installation costs, with the help of Solent Green Deal. You may even be eligible for an ECO grant towards the work, or a Green Deal loan which you gradually repay through savings on your bills. More info: ff www.solentgreendeal.org.uk ff greendeal@portsmouthcc.gov.uk ff 0800 052 2242

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Do you look after If you look after a family member, friend or neighbour, without payment, then you could be a carer. These pages are for you.

Take a break at Café Escape

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We know how much carers value a break – even if it means just nipping out and grabbing a cup of coffee.

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We also know how hard it can be, when you look after someone, to get the support you need during normal working hours, because of your commitments. That’s why we’re opening a new café for carers on Saturday 26 April at the Carers Centre in Orchard Road, Southsea (behind Lidl).

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Marina Martin, our carers’ service co-ordinator, says: “We’re all busy baking cakes ready for the launch of the café. We’re looking forward to welcoming carers to the café and chatting over coffee and a cake about what they’d like to have available to them on Saturdays.”

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We want carers to come along, use the café and give us suggestions about how you’d like to use it: for training, for learning a new skill or simply as somewhere to take a break. We’ve started the café after listening to what carers had to say. You asked us to look at opening the carers centre at weekends, and we hope this meets a need.

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someone? Free autism event Carers are being invited to a free information day on autism, including details on new diagnostic and support services and our updated autism strategy. The event will cover all aspects of life for someone with autism, such as employment, housing, health, social care and volunteering. Speakers will include Carol Povey, director of the Centre for Autism at The National Autistic Society, and Dr Judith Gould, chartered consultant clinical psychologist.

Carers contacts To find information, advice and support: ff Portsmouth Carers Centre:

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The event is on 21 May at the Victory Suite, Fratton Park, from 9.15am to 4pm.

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To register call Hannah Godfrey on 01489 880881 ext 204 or email hannah.godfrey@autismhampshire.org.uk

New carers group for men If you’re male and you care for a loved one, then there’s a new support group where you can meet people in the same situation.

www.portsmouthcarers.org ff Carers Council Portsmouth: carerscouncilportsmouth@gmail.com www.carerstogether.org.uk/ carerscouncil

MALE CARERS SUPPORT GROUP

The group meets at Hillside and Wymering Centre, Cheltenham Road, Paulsgrove, on Tuesdays from 6pm to 7.30pm.

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Call Rod on 023 9288 2550 for more information.

New Crafty Carers group Crafty Carers is a fun, creative group for all carers which meets at Paulsgrove Healthy Living Centre in Allaway Avenue from 11am to 2pm on the first Monday of each month. Run by carers for carers, it’s all about enjoying some crafting and a chat. But don’t worry if you’re not crafty or haven’t been to a group before – just pop in.

An independent forum made up of carers, which can influence services. More information from Sylvia Hutchins on 023 9259 5455 or sylvia.hutchins@ carerstogether.org.uk

Jennifer Stenson, 023 9283 1229 or j.stenson@btinternet.com www.carersukportsmouth.org.uk (includes a list of carers’ groups)

To learn more about our carers strategy: ff Go to www.portsmouth.gov.uk and search for carers strategy ff call 023 9268 8169 for a paper copy

Refreshments are available. Members bring their own lunch, along with a £2 contribution for materials. For more information call Katy on 07960 775317. www.facebook.com/portsmouthcitycouncil

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Helping your business grow If you’re a small or start-up business then we’ve lots of ways to help.

Training We can arrange free courses for your employees to improve their skills, confidence and motivation, which will then boost your business. More info: ff kate.prowse@portsmouthcc.gov.uk ff 023 9229 8288 We also offer skills, training and apprenticeship advice: ff 023 9284 1072 ff sam.cox@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Business support We run a free business forum to discuss issues such as social media, marketing, how to grow, funding and managing customers. We also help businesses work with council departments, and advise on funding, starting up and expansion. More info: ff 023 9284 1074 ff business@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Free library resources We offer special access to the national MINT company database to help your research and development, plus the Westlaw UK legal database. We can also advise on intellectual property, and have a huge range of business-related publications. More info: ff 023 9283 4118 ff elizabeth.caush@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

Faster broadband With our Super Connected Portsmouth scheme, you can apply for a broadband connection voucher worth up to £3,000, which you can use to pay the upfront costs of getting superfast broadband. More info: ff 023 9284 1023 ff superconnected@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

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D-Day events get under way Portsmouth is gearing up for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, when thousands of Allied forces left the south coast to liberate Nazi-occupied France.

Share your WW1 stories If you have a story about a relative or any Portsmouth person involved in the First World War, we’d love to hear from you. It could even be used in an upcoming exhibition and community project, Lest We Forget, marking 100 years since the conflict.

British soldiers, near South Parade Pier, about to board a landing craft to go to Normandy, June 1944.

Get involved in the project by volunteering or by sharing your story or projects using our Tale of One City website www.ataleofonecity.portsmouth.gov.uk

Image courtesy of The News, Portsmouth

Southsea Common and seafront will be the focus of key national events including a drumhead ceremony, an amphibious assault landing by the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, and a sunset concert – all on 5 June. On 6 June there will be a remembrance service at the D-Day Stone. The weekend of 7–8 June will feature arena displays and parades, military vehicles, a vintage market, archive films, a 1940s concert and talks by veterans. To find out more about D-Day you can attend a conference at the D-Day Museum on 10–11 May, including a dinner and a visit to Southwick House, where Allied commanders met just before the operation. More info: ff www.ddaymuseum.co.uk ff www.visitportsmouth.co.uk ff 023 9282 6722

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The new M275 junction and parkand-ride is finished – thanks for your patience during the work. The park-and-ride takes visitors and commuters to the city centre and The Hard along a special bus lane. It could be just the job if you live in the north of the city, or if you’re a business with parking problems. For more details, including introductory offers, go to parkandride.portsmouth.gov.uk www.twitter.com/portsmouthtoday

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Shared lives, When Deb Todd opened her home to Janet Fowler 11 years ago, it transformed both their lives. Deb, from Milton, was doing clerical work at the council in the mid-90s when someone suggested she try being a Shared Lives carer. She says: “I used to process forms and it was fairly routine and monotonous work. Being a carer has really changed my life.”

“Being a carer has really changed my life.” Deb Todd, Shared Lives carer

Shared Lives is a unique service for people who need some help to live the life they choose. This can include people with a learning or physical disability or with mental health needs. It can include older and vulnerable adults as well as young people. Shared Lives carers get an income for sharing their home. They need a spare room, but can come from all walks of life. They can be single, a couple, with children or without.

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changed lives Janet had been in institutional care since she was 15. When she first met Deb, she just wanted independence and a room to call her own. She says: “My previous carer had passed away, and I was nervous about meeting someone new, but living with Deb has been a wonderful experience. It’s changed my life.” Deb says: “It’s been very satisfying to see Janet develop and be more confident in her daily routine. We worked together to help her gain confidence in handling money, making her meals, answering the phone and being more independent. Now, one of her favourite things to do is to go out shopping on her own.” More info: ff 07957 384969 ff sharedlives.adultplacement@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

“...a wonderful experience.” Janet Fowler, Shared Lives service user

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No excuse for dog fouling Most dog owners are responsible and clean up after their pets. But some are still failing to pick up their dogs’ mess – even though you can put it in any public litter bin. It’s every owner’s duty to clean up after their pet. Dog mess is not just disgusting for other people using our streets, parks and play areas, it can also be a health risk, especially to children, who can catch an infection causing blindness. Dog fouling is unacceptable. More info: search dog fouling at www.portsmouth.gov.uk

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Hate crime – how we can help Soon after taxi driver Brian* picked up three young men from a pub, they subjected him to a terrifying ordeal – threatening him with violence and launching a tirade of racial abuse. *name changed

Originally from Romania, Brian had been working in Portsmouth for two years. Upset and traumatised, he reported the abuse to police.

interpreter and arranged screens in court so he didn't have to see his abusers. A team member also went to court with him. The men were found guilty, given community orders and curfews, and ordered to pay Brian compensation.

Our hate crime team helped him through the court case that followed. They found an

Crime motivated by hate for a person's race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or gender identity should be reported to the police. It won't be tolerated. Call us on 023 9284 1050 or go to www.saferportsmouth.org.uk/ hatecrime

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Please join our Healthy Discussions programme The GPs who plan health services for Portsmouth have launched a new scheme to give you – as patients – the chance to air your views on a wide range of NHS issues. NHS Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) wants its Healthy Discussions programme to influence and help shape its decision-making in buying the health services that you most want. The CCG has an annual budget of £248m in 2013/14 to plan and pay for most of the health services in Portsmouth, excluding GP services but including its contribution to Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham. A form can be downloaded from www.portsmouthccg. nhs.uk – which asks for your email contact details. It asks if the CCG can contact you about any NHS subject or it gives you the choice of selecting one or more of the following as particular areas of interest that you might like to express your views on:

“There are a number of ways in which we already engage with people and organisations across the city, including stakeholder events, our city-wide Patient Participation Group Forum and talking directly to specific interest or lobby groups. “But we are looking for other people we can contact from time to time to give us their views on the NHS in Portsmouth. “This could be their views in general or on specific subjects such as dementia or cancer treatment. “Seeking the views of our patients is at the heart of our decision-making and we will use the feedback we get from Healthy Discussions to help ensure that the health services we commission across Portsmouth meet the needs and wishes of local people as far as reasonably possible.”

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Benefit fraud 023 9284 1550 Big Screen 023 9283 4109 Blocked drains 023 9283 4092 Building regulations 023 9283 4722 Bulky waste special collections 023 9283 4092 Burials 023 9273 2559 Bus stops and shelters 023 9283 4619 Business advice services 023 9284 1074 Business rates 023 9268 8588

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Family information service Filming enquiries Fire safety Flooding Fly tipping Food safety Fostering Freedom of information

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Macmillan library service Meals on wheels Mental health Mental wellbeing Moorings Museums and galleries

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Neighbourhood forums Neighbourhood watch Noisy neighbours

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Parking Parks and gardens Pavements PCMI – employment advice PCMI – signs Pedestrian crossings Performance of the council Pest control Planning Planning policy Play (unsupervised) Play service Police Port Portage service Postal voting Public conveniences/disabled toilets

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Join the 70th anniversary D-Day tributes

Experience history for real with a visit to Normandy in 2014 This year marks the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings and the subsequent Battle of Normandy

A wide range of special events and celebrations are planned. The state ceremony at Ouistreham on 6 June will mean access and places to stay Here are a few holiday ideas: will be very limited, so we suggest you visit earlier in the spring or later in the summer to 3 nights D-Day make the most of your visit. Car or Motorcycle Today Normandy offers visitors a refreshing change of scenery and lifestyle just a short hop across the Channel. Brittany Ferries has a wide choice of sailings from Portsmouth and Poole to Cherbourg and Caen. With speedy catamarans as well as cruise ferries, it is easy to take your car, motorcycle or campervan to explore the region and to share in the commemorations.

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Seventy years on, a pilgrimage to Normandy’s beaches and battlefields is as educational as ever, with the last remaining veterans alongside younger generations paying tribute to those who gave their lives.

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