Portsmouth

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studies online

name "TKI" The Koran: Interpreted - Oxford Islamic Studies Online '''Brighton railway station


personal development

OF BIRTH Portsmouth, England DATE OF DEATH The Tall Ships Youth Trust, formerly the '''Sail Training Association''', based in Portsmouth and Liverpool, is a charity registered with the Charity Commission. It was founded in 1956 and is dedicated to the personal development of young people aged 16 to 25 through the crewing of tall ships. It also works to promote sail training around the world. Thanks to this work with young


performance based

competing in the Rock Challenge Premier League in 2009. WikiPedia:Portsmouth Commons:Category:Portsmouth


writing fiction

''' is a science fiction author, and full-time novelist from Wiltshire, England. Originally from the Portsmouth area, Traviss worked as both a journalist and defence correspondent before turning her attention to writing fiction. She also served in both the Territorial Army and the Royal Naval Auxiliary Service. Traviss is a graduate of the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy workshop (Clarion Workshop). Her first published novel, ''City of Pearl'' (2004) centered around the clash


charity comic

On 4 July 2006 he swam the English Channel for the charity Sport Relief (part of Comic Relief (Comic Relief (charity))).


radio victory

centre and the northern areas and suburbs of the city, from the Petersfield transmitter. However, both regions are variably received across the whole city. Portsmouth was one of the second-tier of cities in the UK to get a local TV station, Radio Victory Radio Victory MyTV, in 2001. The station later rebranded to PortsmouthTV, but its limited availability in some parts of Portsmouth had restricted its growth, and the station later went off-air as a result of the parent

and radio stations in Portsmouth publisher Britishservices.co.uk accessdate 8 March 2011 When the first local commercial radio stations were licensed in the 1970s by the IBA (Independent Broadcasting Authority), Radio Victory was the radio service for Portsmouth, however in 1986, due to transmission area changes (to formally include Southampton) by the IBA (Independent Broadcasting Authority) it was replaced by a new company and service called Ocean Sound, later renamed as Ocean FM (Ocean FM (UK)). It is now known as Heart. From 1994 (the city's 800th birthday) Victory FM broadcast for three 28 day periods over an 18 month period. This service, relaunched on the channel listings guide and 'cable radio' of the South East Hampshire area's cable television network, was renamed Radio Victory. The station went on to win a Radio Authority small scale (Radio Authority) licence, launching on the 107.4FM frequency, on 19 September 1999. It was purchased from the founders by TLRC, who, due to poor RAJAR figures, relaunched the service in 2001 as The Quay, 107.4 The Quay The Quay Radio Station with Portsmouth Football Club purchasing a stake in the station during 2007 and selling in 2009. The station was taken over by Celador and rebranded The Breeze. Newspapers The city currently has one daily local newspaper known as ''The News (Portsmouth News)'', which was previously known as the Portsmouth Evening News, together with a free weekly newspaper, from the same publisher, Johnston Press, called ''The Journal''. WikiPedia:Portsmouth Commons:Category:Portsmouth


world frequent

s and dolphins can be seen in this area but it is one of the few places where the beaked whales such as the Cuvier's beaked whale have been observed relatively frequently. This is the best study area for beaked whales in the world. Frequent trains operate from Brighton Station (Brighton railway station). Many Brighton residents commute to work in London and destinations include London Victoria (Victoria station (London)), London Bridge (London Bridge station), and Gatwick


high public/

; Thompson, p. 47 An attempt on his life at Drury Lane Theatre (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), in which one person was shot dead before the assailant was brought under control, boosted his high public profile. Van der Kiste, p. 61 Foreign and colonial policy Since 1640, Portugal had been fighting a war against Spain (Portuguese Restoration War) to restore its independence after a dynastic union of 60 years between the crowns of Spain


films location

Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire, and in the cities Bath (Bath, Somerset), Lyme Regis, and Portsmouth. Nick Dear desired to have the opening sequence be on board a Royal Navy ship of the period, but the only authentic vessel available was the retired HMS ''Victory'' (HMS Victory). It was dry docked (Drydock) in Portsmouth, and was only


successful working

a trust school in April 2009, helping the school further its successful working partnerships with educational institutions (Educational institution), businesses and other schools in the area. The current Head teacher is Mr Paul Foxley. Training Squadron ''Active'' was rearmed and refitted in 1879 and placed in reserve until she was selected in 1885 to be the commodore's flagship in the newly-formed Training Squadron. ''Active'' was the last square-rigged naval ship to leave Portsmouth Harbour under sail. She was paid off (Ship decommissioning) in 1898 and was sold for scrap on 10 July 1906. Arriva Trains Wales operate all mainline services wholly within Wales. These range from rural lines such as the Welsh Marches Line to the Cardiff commuter lines (Valley Lines), and long distance routes between North and South Wales, via Chester, Wrexham and Shrewsbury. They also operate services from Wales to Manchester, Crewe, Birmingham, and Gloucester. Services to London are operated by First Great Western (from South Wales) and Virgin Trains (from North Wales). First Great Western also operate services from Cardiff to Portsmouth via Bristol, Bath (Bath, Somerset) and Southampton, and CrossCountry (part of Deutsche Bahn AG) operate services from Cardiff to Nottingham. Recruiting Before the Second World War, RAOC recruits were required to be at least 5 feet 2 inches tall (5 feet 4 inches for Driver Mechanics) and could enlist up to 25 years of age. They initially enlisted for three years with the colours and a further nine years with the reserve. Fitters could also choose six years with the colours and six years in the reserve, or eight and four years. Clerks and Storemen enlisted for six years and six years. They trained at the RAOC Depot, Hilsea Barracks, Portsmouth, before proceeding to specialist trade training. Armourers were only recruited from boy entrants and enlisted for twelve years. Armament Artificers trained at the Military College of Science, Woolwich for fifteen months. Half of them were serving soldiers who were already qualified fitters. Armament Artificers had to be at least 22 years of age and could enlist up to 30; they enlisted for twelve years and were promoted Staff Sergeant as soon as they had completed training. War Office, ''His Majesty's Army'', 1938 Hughes set off from Portsmouth in Quest II, but was forced to call at Cork (city) for repairs due to a failure of battery power. Out in the Atlantic, a few days later, the battery power failed again, resulting is the loss of use of his navigation lights, generator, laptop computer and mobile 'phone. He continued, making use of an oil lamp. During the First World War, the LSWR management wished to address the requirement for a modern, standard heavy freight locomotive to work from London's freight yards to the southwest of England. As the LSWR lacked existing freight designs capable of undertaking this task, a new design was needed to serve the south coast ports of Portsmouth, Weymouth (Weymouth, Dorset) and Southampton. The design was also to power traffic including milk trains, which required fast transit to the dairies in London. Russell (1991). p. 257. Robert Urie used this opportunity to develop his recent H15 class design further, applying the 4-6-0 locomotive concept to a purpose-built freight design built to order number S15. It was this order number that gave the class the name "S15". Clarke (April 2008). p. 48. In January 1951 ''Affray'' was transferred to Portsmouth Naval base to join Reserve group "G". In March she was brought out of reserve and Lieutenant John Blackburn DSC (Distinguished Service Cross (United Kingdom)) was appointed CO and given the task of bringing her and the new crew up to operational status. On 22 March 2009, Richards netted his first of the 2008–09 (2008–09 in English football) season with a header in a man of the match performance giving a 1–0 victory over Sunderland (Sunderland A.F.C.) at the City of Manchester Stadium. On 11 July 2009 Eurosport reported he had been diagnosed with swine flu (Swine influenza) while on holiday in Cyprus. http: uk.eurosport.yahoo.com 11072009 58 premier-league-stranded-richards-swine-flu.html Premier League – Stranded Richards has swine flu He was kept in isolation after his trip to Ayia Napa, WikiPedia:Portsmouth Commons:Category:Portsmouth

Portsmouth

'''Portsmouth''' ( south east of Southampton. The city has a population of 209,166 and is the only city in the United Kingdom with a greater population density than London. The City of Portsmouth and Portsmouth Football Club (Portsmouth F.C.) are both nicknamed "Pompey".

As a significant naval port for centuries, Portsmouth has the world's oldest dry dock and is home to some famous ships, including HMS ''Warrior'' (HMS Warrior (1860)), the Tudor carrack ''Mary Rose'' and Lord Nelson's flagship, HMS ''Victory'' (HMS Victory) (the world's oldest naval ship still in commission). Although smaller than in its heyday, the naval base remains a major dockyard (HMNB Portsmouth) with the headquarters of the Royal Marine Commandos. There is also a thriving commercial cruise ship and ferry port serving destinations on the continent for freight and passenger traffic.

Portsmouth forms part of the South Hampshire built-up area (South Hampshire) which also covers Southampton, Havant, Waterlooville, Eastleigh, Fareham and Gosport. With an estimated 860,000 residents, it is the 6th largest urban area in England (List of urban areas in the United Kingdom) and the largest in South East England.,

The Spinnaker Tower, a striking recent addition to the city's skyline, is located in the former ''Vernon'' naval shore establishment (HMS Vernon (shore establishment)), now redeveloped as an area of retail outlets, restaurants, clubs and bars known as Gunwharf Quays.

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