0 Have your say By Simon Carter OK, time to come clean. Before joining The News in February, I worked at the Southern Daily Echo newspaper for 15 years, breathing Southampton air for all that time and managing to survive with my health intact.But please, those of you who pull a face whenever the 'S' word is mentioned, don't hold my employment history against me. And anyway, you'd have been a keen fly on the wall at some of the editorial meetings we had.That's because we often looked down the M27 towards Portsmouth with an envious eye.For several years we badgered the local council to do something, anything, to give Southampton city that elusive WOW factor. And why did we do that? Because Portsmouth was stealing so much of the south Hampshire glory, that's why. As a paper, we were at times envious of Portsmouth.The Spinnaker Tower might have ended up going wildly over budget, but the undoubted fact was this – it went up, structurally as well … [Read more...] about Portsmouth v Southampton: Where is the best place to live?
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East:: CambridgeGuildhall Place's Lola Lo will be showing the game on a big screen on their open air roof terrace and The Emperor Cambridge on Hills Road will also be airing the match on a large TV.:: NorfolkThe landlord of the Railway Tavern on Yaxham Road in Dereham has spent £5,000 on a stand outside his pub and says nearly 600 came down to watch the England v Tunisia game.:: PeterboroughPeterborough United's ABAX stadium will be airing the game.:: IpswichGo to the Plough on Dogs Head Street.LondonThe are more big screen viewings than you can shake a stick at in the capital.If you fancy something unusual, head to the Tropicana Beach club just off Drury Lane.Football fans in the mood for a more glamorous experience could go to Sushi Samba at the Heron Tower in the City.Don't fancy being on land? Book a place on the Bud Boat and cruise the Thames with the help of Budweiser while watching the match. Midlands:: BirminghamPunters won't be short of places to watch the game in … [Read more...] about England v Belgium: Where to watch on a big screen
Swansea is getting set to host its second music spectacular of the year as a massive dance festival is set to be held in the city. Hot on the heels of BBC One’s Biggest Weekend which took over Singleton Park in May, welcoming global stars such as Ed Sheeran , Taylor Swift, Florence and The Machine and Sam Smith, the city is now set to host another, putting the spotlight on a different scene of music. Logic Festival takes place later this year and will feature five different arenas of music and feature some top names in the world of dance music. When is it taking place? Saturday, September 8 from 11am to 11pm. Where is it taking place? Ynysforgan Farm in Swansea . So what is the line-up? The event will be headlined by Judge Jules, who will be the star name in Arena One . He will be joined by Argy, Will Rees, Danny Slade B2B Big Al, Rhys Thomas & Dan McShane, Jonny Griffiths & Callan Christie, Rob Rees, John Hughes, Rob EJ, Andrew ‘Butty’ Davies and Richie … [Read more...] about A 12-hour dance music festival is heading to Swansea
A 20-year-old who died after being taken ill at a music festival has been named. Devastated pals have paid tribute to Tommy Bakeer, who had decided at the last moment to attend Mutiny Festival in Portsmouth. He died in hospital last night, and his death - and that of 18-year-old Georgia Jones - prompted festival organisers to cancel today's performances. Bosses warned of a "dangerous high strength or bad batch substance on site". There were another 13 taken to hospital from the festival in one night. Tommy, from Portsmouth, was found collapsed at around 7.30pm, and medics were unable to save his life. Friend Jake Ashby wrote on Facebook : "Rip Tommy George Bakeer you will be missed by a lot of people we had so many memories buddy." And Billy Taylor, who posted an image of Tommy's young son, wrote: "Still haven’t come to terms with last night. It’s unbelievable how quickly life can just be flipped on its head. "Truly honoured that you gave me the opportunity the be the … [Read more...] about Young dad, 20, killed at music festival where teen girl also died is named
The red carpet is being prepped for tonight's British Academy Television Awards - also known as the BAFTA TV Awards - and a clutch of stars are feeling the excitement ahead of the glittering ceremony. Hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) some of our favourite shows, actors and actresses are hoping to take home a prized trophy. And fans can tune in to watch at home to cheer on their favourites as the awards take place at the Royal Festival Hall in London. So before you grab your place on the sofa, here's everything you need to know about the star-studded evening ahead. What time does it start and where I can I watch it? The BAFTA TV Awards start at 8pm on Sunday, May 13, screened on BBC1 and BBC iPlayer. Coverage of the red carpet arrivals is available for streaming on the BAFTA YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Who is hosting? Former The Great British Bake Off host Sue Perkins is back to host and Manchester-based Love Island narrator Iain Stirling will … [Read more...] about BAFTA TV Awards: When is it? What time? How to watch and who is nominated?