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EU Referendum Leave campaign: Gove in Portsmouth

Justice Secretary Michael Gove in Portsmouth on Leave Bus

The battle bus for the EU Referendum Leave campaign is in Portsmouth today, at the Guildhall in the city centre.

Michael Gove MP, the Justice Secretary - also the MP for Surrey Heath met with local MP for Portsmouth North Penny Mordaunt, and went on walkabout with the Leader of Portsmouth City Council, Cllr Donna Jones.

Walkabout in Portsmouth

Kings Theatre prepares for production of Peter Pan

The theatre is preparing for Peter Pan in July Credit: Kings Theatre

This July, at the Kings Theatre Portsmouth, more than 100 local children, aged between 4-18 years old, will take to the stage to perform Peter Pan.

It’s a huge youth theatre project involving children from many different schools and from all walks of life. The cast have been working hard for the last three months learning lines, lyrics and choreography to get ready for opening night.

Crowds attend Portsmouth Pride show and parade

The event started at the Guildhall in Portsmouth

Victims of the Orlando shooting have been remembered at events across the South. Last night, people on the Isle of Wight held a candlelit vigil and today, at the second annual Portsmouth Pride parade and show crowds gathered to pay their respects.

The interviewees in this report from Richard Jones are: Stephen Coote from Portsmouth Pride; Councillor Robert New, Portsmouth City Council, Conservative; and Linda Webb-Bowman from Fratton Fever, the LGBT Supporters' Club.

Portsmouth marks 40 years of ferry operations

The ferry operations have been operating for 40 years Credit: ITV

t's been 40 years since commercial ferry operations began in Portsmouth. The port has handled more than 90 million passengers, with nearly 26 million vehicles travelling via the Hampshire city to Europe. An extensive programme of land reclamation took place and the site opened in 1976


England fan, attacked by Russian thugs, opens his eyes

Credit: Bache

An England fan left seriously injured after being attacked by Russian supporters, has opened his eyes.

Andrew Bache, 51, suffered a cardiac arrest, extensive brain injuries and a lung infection after being attacked by a group of Russians armed with iron bars ahead of England's match with Russia in Marseille.

His brother, Dean Bache, revealed Andrew has begun to move his arms and opened both eyes when his son Harry visited him in hospital.

A JustGiving fundraising page had been setup for Mr Bache's treatment, and has raised more than £19,000 towards a £30,000 target.

Portsmouth football fan still critical as French police clash with England fans in Lille

Andrew Bache, known as Pepe, suffered severe brain injuries Credit: Jason Ricketts

A Portsmouth man, who was attacked by Russians armed with iron bars in Marseilles, remains in a critical condition in hospital.

Andrew Bache, known as Pepe, suffered a cardiac arrest, extensive brain injuries and a lung infection.

His son Harry has travelled to France to be with his 51-year-old father.

On a message posted on a fundraising page set up for Mr Bache, he said: "Have just seen dad for the first time, very briefly as they were taking him into a CT scan.

"The doctor said he had suffered a cardiac arrest and also has a lung infection plus extensive brain injuries."

He said he would be meeting with French police before returning to the hospital later.

England fans drinking in Lille before trouble started Credit: PA

It comes as French Police fired tear gas at England fans in Lille ahead of England's match with Wales in nearby Lens on Thursday, and after Russia's match against Slovakia in the city.

It is unclear which set of fans the police were targeting and what caused the unrest.

Credit: Just Giving

The JustGiving page set up for Mr Bache, from Portsmouth, Hampshire, has now reached more than £18 000

His brother Dean Bache previously posted on Facebook: "I have just had a call from the British Embassy and they say the hospital had informed them that Pepe's injuries are no longer life-threatening but could be life-changing.

"He is still in a serious condition and they won't know the extent of his injuries until he is taken out of the induced coma.

To support his cause please click here: Just Giving page

England fan: "The worst violence I have ever seen"

A football fan from Hampshire is in a coma - fighting for his life - after being caught up in a violent clash between Russian and England supporters in France.

Fifty-year-old Andrew Bache - known as Pepe - was among fans attacked with iron bars, glass bottles and metal chairs in the hours before England's Euro 2016 opener in Marseille on Saturday.

Meanwhile, a fan from Abingdon - Mark Heelis - told us it was the worst violence he had ever seen. Divya Kohli reports.

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