Portsmouth June 2021 review: Olympic joy and Euro 2020 celebrations as UK lockdown extended

The easing of the lockdown was delayed in June due to an increase in cases of the Delta Covid-19 variant. Pictured: Lawrence Hall, Managing Director of The Shepherds Crook Photo: Stuart Martin (220421-7042)

The plane is said to have landed due to a lack of fuel and was owned by the United States of America, which retains some of its fighter jets aboard the flagship aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy.

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Declan Brooks made Olympic history in June. Photo by Laurence Griffiths / Getty Images

The salvation came as Buckingham Palace revealed its plans for next year’s Platinum Jubilee.

The former music school teacher learned to walk again with the help of NHS staff whom he called his ‘guardian angels’.

June was one of celebration as England beat Germany 2-0 in the Euro 2020 semi-finals. Photo: Stuart Martin (220421-7042)

The 100 out of 100 campaign, supported by The news, was set up by Shaping Portsmouth in partnership with the education and business community of Portsmouth, as figures showed youth employment was at its lowest in five years.

The campaign enabled more than 250 young people to find internships in just 100 days.

The hospital has hosted test blood tests that can detect sepsis without symptoms.

The Virgin Scarlet Lady cruise ship is entering Portsmouth for the first time. Photo: Tony Hicks

The initial trials will last 12 months and if successful, the tests could identify sepsis resulting from other infections before symptoms, which could include future waves of Covid-19.

The so-called “Freedom Day” has been set for June 21 but has been delayed for four weeks until July 19 due to an increase in cases of the Delta variant across the country.

Pub owners hoped for a return to normal service after more than a year of restrictions.

Colin Garner, who is a COVID-19 survivor, praised staff at the Solent NHS Trust and the NHS at large for their exceptional care. Pictured: Colin Garner Photo: Solent NHS

Shepherds Crook Managing Director Lawrence Hall said: “It’s a pretty bitter pill to swallow when this industry bent over backwards and was one of the worst dealt. We all obviously understand the need – but we want to continue with what we’re good at.

Football brought joy to many during the month of June as England battled for the Euro 2020 final.

Sadly England didn’t win euros but the June celebrations brought people together again after months of lockdown restrictions.

Mr. Hood launched a social media tirade against the company and its executives after suing Red for “multiple acts of theft of personal data.”

Driving instructor Robert Hood has targeted Red Driving School on social media. Pictured: Robert Hood Photo: Habibur Rahman

The Scarlet Lady became the largest ship to ever dock in Portsmouth with a 110,000-ton vessel that could accommodate 3,000 passengers.

The Portchester-born Olympian spent his childhood practicing and learning BMX techniques at Southsea Skate Park.

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The 100 out of 100 campaign has seen many young people in Portsmouth find internships. Photo: Habibur Rahman