September 24, 2021

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Victorious Festival 2021 Roundup

After far too long, live music has finally returned to the Southsea seafront. After 3 lockdowns and a whole lot of heartache, the Victorious Festival has come at the right time to bring some much needed joy to the great waterfront city. Even though Friday night headliners Madness got the ...
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Portsmouth Fratton Park audio description

Fratton Park Audio Description Facility

Written by: Andrew Fletcher - partially sighted member and trustee of Losing My Sight UK. I'm a visually impaired photographer, I am blind in my right eye and can see about 6 feet with my left eye. My eye condition has been the same since birth. I enjoy taking photographs ...
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/ / Health, News, Sport

Losing My Sight UK visit Mayor of Fareham

On Friday 3rd May Losing My Sight UK had the pleasure to visit the Mayor of Fareham Cllr: Susan Bayford and her husband Brian. It was a momentous visit as it turned out that we were to be the last visitor's to their office due to the fact that there ...
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/ / News

LMS BRANCH OUT TO BASINGSTOKE

Losing My Sight UK are proud to announce that as from 1st September 2018 they have branched out into Basingstoke. Dave Taylor chairman said that the decision to move into Basingstoke was not taken with a light heart but with more of a compassion to help others. In the past ...
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/ / News

Passport and Home Office Not Sympathetic Enough

When you send in your Filipino passport to the Home Office so that you can get a bio metric card and then you receive devastating news that your 41 year old daughter who is living back home in the Philippines had been admitted to hospital with advanced cervical cancer, all ...
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/ / Politics

Homelessness in our country

Many of us are fortunate enough to have somewhere to live be it with family or you have your own place. However there are over 4000 people living on the streets in the UK and Portsmouth is not the only city, town or village in this country who have their ...
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/ / Politics, Politics

Economic inequality: The biggest issue of our generation.

Recently, Oxfam released its annual report on the distribution of wealth around the world. Last year, they found that 35 people in the world had more money than the bottom 50% of the world’s population. That’s already a depressing number, but this year they found that only eight people had ...
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/ / Politics, Politics

The Automated Economy. Isn’t it time we finally accepted that there isn’t a job for everyone in our computerised society?

A topic of discussion all too often ignored by the media and those in power is the pressing concern of those in our society who work in unskilled labour jobs. How long will it be before computers and robots take over from workers? It sounds like some farfetched idea from ...
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/ / Politics, Politics

Integration. What we’ve learned from the Casey Report.

Immigrant. A word that will instantly provoke one strong reaction or another from most people. But how harmonious are we as a society? The recent Casey report went into a lot of detail about various problems different groups of immigrants have when trying to integrate. But if you heard about ...
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/ / Politics, Politics

Interview with Donna Jones

On Tuesday 8th November we had the pleasure of interviewing cllr Donna Jones leader of Portsmouth Council about what was going on in Portsmouth. My first question to her was when is the new bus terminal going to be finished as it has been going on for ages, it was ...
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/ / Politics, Politics