Photos of Common People Southampton 2018








Photos of Chelsea Flower Show 2018








Photos of BTCC Thruxton 2018








The Robert Hutchinson Young Poets Competition launched


Changing the World: poems for a new climate Calling all young eco warriors. A new competition with a difference is inviting Hampshire school and college wordsmiths to write poems on climate change. If you’re worried about the rising of the seas or the falling of the insect population; if the impact of global warming on […]








The Blades headline Farnborough International Airshow for 2018

The Blades, one of the world’s most exhilarating aerobatic flying display teams, are announced as the headline act at this year’s Farnborough International Airshow, which takes place on the weekend of July 21st and 22nd. Founded by ex-Red Arrows pilots, the fast-paced and dynamic Blades team will dominate the sky with a bespoke, close-formation aerobatic […]








Matt Keightley talks about his RHS Feel Good Garden

We met Matt Keightley as he inspected his Chelsea Flower Show plants at Hook-based nursery Hortus Loci. He told us about his RHS Feel Good show garden: “It’s inspired by the work we’re doing for the health and wellbeing garden we’re doing for Wisley. I want it to be an immersive space. No matter how […]








Sparsholt students and Help for Heroes success at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The student team at Sparsholt College hoped for medal success at RHS Chelsea 2018 but they did better than that – they were awarded Best Discovery Exhibit as well as a Gold. Sparsholt teamed up with the charity Help for Heroes to create the garden, The Force for Good, which tells the powerful story of […]








Team BMW to defend BTCC titles with Turkington and Collard

Team BMW will defend the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship Teams’ and Manufacturers’ titles with an unchanged driver line-up of Colin Turkington and Rob Collard in 2018. The WSR-run team enjoyed a superb 2017 season as Colin and Rob claimed 20 podium finishes in their BMW 125i M Sports and finished second and fifth […]








Free sport and activity taster sessions on offer to get more women active

Looking to put a new spring in your step? Eastleigh Borough Council’s inspirational This Girl Can Eastleigh is offering free taster sessions in a host of different sports and activities. Select up to six different sports and activities to have a go at as part of Eastleigh’s drive to help women get more active, to […]








Celebrating the pea at RHS Chelsea

Southampton-born Dr Catherine MacDonald is again designing a Chelsea garden for Seedlip – creators of the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirits. It will be the first time a garden has been designed for Chelsea using plants solely from one family, Fabaceae (pea). Fabaceae is the third largest family with nearly 20,000 species including peas, beans, […]