Keep it Capital from 8am this Thursday to hear the NEXT huge anthem from 'Hold My Hand' star Jess.
Two Portsmouth Warships Home For Christmas
HMS St Albans and HMS Edinburgh are back in Portsmouth for the festive season.
Hundreds of family members have welcomed their loved ones home today as two Royal Navy warships return to port in time for Christmas following deployments around the world.
HMS St Albans, a Type 23 frigate, arrived at Portsmouth Naval Base from a six-month operational tour of the Middle East while Type 42 destroyer HMS Edinburgh is returning from its mission of the same length to the South Atlantic.
St Albans spent much of its deployment policing shipping lanes and providing security for the region alongside other coalition forces.
Commanding Officer of The Saint, Commander Tom Sharpe said: "What this deployment lacked in glamour it has made up for in sustained productivity, grit and influence.
"The ship has been quietly operating in the Gulf area, reassuring, deterring, exercising and generally doing all the diplomacy activities that the RN (Royal Navy) has contributed to the region for many years.
"However, maintaining the focus and skills required to swing immediately to the other end of the scale was the challenge of the trip and I am proud of the way my ship's company achieved this through the heat of the Arabian summer.
"In sum, we did the blockades, and whilst there was no Trafalgar on completion, we were ready."
HMS Edinburgh's deployment, which took in Portugal, Angola and South Africa, was its first since completing a #17.5 million refit.
Commanding Officer, Commander Paul Russell, said: "During our Atlantic deployment, Edinburgh's footprint spanned over four continents in temperatures ranging from -19 to 32 degrees Celsius.
"From defence diplomacy along the West African coast to exercises in the Pacific, from the Antarctic to drug-busting operations in the Caribbean, the ship and her crew have demonstrated the versatility and agility that typifies the modern Royal Navy.
"With HMS Edinburgh approaching 30 years of service to the nation, it has been a privilege to be in command of such a can-do group of sailors."
Councillor Gerald Vernon Jackson, leader of Portsmouth City Council, said: "We are so pleased to be welcoming HMS St Albans and HMS Edinburgh back into Portsmouth, and seeing their crews reunited with their families and loved ones at this time of year.
"Portsmouth is so proud to be the home of the Royal Navy, and occasions such as this allow us to show our respect and support for all the dedication these brave men and women show whilst serving to protect us.
"Both warships have been away on six-month deployments this year, and it will mean so much to the families of Portsmouth to have their loved ones home with them for the holiday season.
"It's a time of upmost importance when it comes to family.
"The city council will be inviting crew and their families to come to the Portsmouth Guildhall for a reception to welcome them home, and officially thank them for their work on deployment on behalf of this country."
The singer turns up the heat as she reveals the first cut from her new album.
Our local Mr Whippy man could learn a thing or two from this guy’s #skillz!
The Joker, Two-Face and Bane take on a 1D CLASSIC... at the expense of the Dark Knight!
Recently Played Tracks
Can't wait to download the latest new songs from your favourite singers and bands? Find out release dates right now.
More music news
From 'Pray' to their newest single 'These Days' - EVERY hit the fans wanted was in there!
A rude fan doodle somehow made it into the ‘Where Are U Now’ video as well as some graffiti of Selena’s name – what does it all mean?!
Many fans blamed the Little Mix star for Zayn Malik’s departure from One Direction, but Perrie says she only supported his own decisions.
The 'Come & Get It' star talks about their close friendship and how much she likes the DJ.
Iggy called out the fact they didn’t do enough promo for ‘Pretty Girls’… which didn't go down well with Ms Spears’ fans, but Ms Azalea says they're still friends.
The 'Night Changes' boys talk about their chances of playing the iconic British festival.
Check out some of the funniest, hilarious and most amazing outtakes from the band's live shows.
As far as random night out stories go, this is definitely one of the weirder ones!
The producer opens up on working with Zayn PLUS what he's got in store on his second studio album.
Plus rumours Adele had planned a surprise release like Beyonce before deciding to head back to the studio.
As rumours circle Ms. Minaj could be in the running to follow in Kanye's footsteps, we ask for YOUR verdict.
The dance music trio have reworked Little Mix’s new song, and we’ve had it on loop all morning.
Dollar, dollar bill ya! One of these pop superstars is definitely flavour of the month with her bank but which pop princess has topped the chart that REALLY matters?
The ladies from Little Mix go under the microscope as we work out just how little the girls are!
The BET Awards red carpet always attracts a host of stars looking their best - here's our pick of our favourite outfits of the night.
Jessie posted an emotional and honest message about her recovery from a mystery surgery last week.
The ladies show just how powerful their vocals are in this acoustic version of their new hit.
Kanye’s headline set at Glasto was ALWAYS going to be a talking point – but the most divisive headliner ever managed to get stage invaded by comic Lee Nelson.
Perrie opened up about Zayn Malik leaving One Direction, wedding plans and why she might be the first Little Mix-er to have a baby.
The boys say they've got their eyes on helping Cara launch her music career down the line.
The 'Photograph' star thanked the "ladz" after their performance of 'Beast Of Burden' at the weekend.
She is undoubtedly one of the biggest stars in the world but what is it that links Taylor Swift and the planet's most prestigious tennis tournament?
The biggest names in RnB/Hip-Hop rocked up at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles as year's nominees battled it out for awards.
We are not responsible for the amount of ‘awwwww’ing this video will DEFINITLEY induce. Too damn cute.
Tay and goats are sooooooo 2014. This year it's all bout the year of the sheep and an addictive remix of '1989' hit 'Bad Blood'!
Oh Demi, you do NOT have a career as an impressionist ahead of you! Her Iggy Azalea impression is SO funny for all the wrong reasons.