The Mary Rose Anniversary Lectures

The one day event will take place at the Portland Building at the University of Portsmouth on Saturday 13 October and is open to everyone. 2018 speakers include: Dr Sean Cunningham – Head of Medieval Records at The National Archives Lauren Mackay – Tudor historian and author of Among The Wolves of Court: The Untold […]








Photos of CarFest South 2018








UK’s first vegan garden festival to be held at Hampshire nursery

A multi award-winning garden designer, leading horticultural journalist and top plantsmen will be taking part in the UK’s first Vegan Garden Festival at Hook’s Hortus Loci nursery next month. With practical tips on growing and cooking vegan food, the free-to-attend event is aimed at people interested in switching to a plant-only diet, as well as […]








Tickets going fast for Winchester’s free heritage festival

The volunteer festival organisers have been delighted by the incredible response in the lead up to this year’s Winchester Heritage Open Days festival. Eleven events are fully booked, and others are almost fully booked! Local residents and visitors who have not yet had a chance to book still have plenty of events to choose from […]








Ricky Collard makes BTCC debut

Ricky Collard will make his Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship debut at Rockingham (11/12 August) as he substitutes for his dad Rob at Team BMW. He will also race at Knockhill (25/26 August). Rob was involved in high-speed incidents during Races One and Two at Snetterton in July; the second of which meant that […]








Wildlife Weekend with Martin Hughes-Games

28 and 29 July 2018, at the Hawk Conservancy Trust. Coming up during the summer holidays of 2018 is a special weekend event with wildlife TV presenter and naturalist Martin Hughes-Games. Martin is one of the UK’s most popular and respected naturalists and zoologists, best known as one of the presenters of the BBC’s successful live […]








Own a part of BBC Countryfile history

Bag a part of BBC TV history when thousands of plants from Countryfile’s 30th anniversary celebratory show garden from RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show go on sale at Hook’s Hortus Loci nursery. The wildlife garden, by celebrity designer and TV presenter Ann-Marie Powell, was one of the highlights of last week’s RHS show and […]








BBC TV stars help Hampshire designer officially open her RHS Hampton show garden

‘Rias de Galicia: A Garden at the End of the Earth’ Hampshire designer Rose McMonigall was helped by members of BBC’s Pilgrimage: The Road to Santiago cast, Neil Morrissey, Raphael Rowe and Reverend Kate Bottley to officially open her silver medal-winning show garden at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Following the success of the […]








Heritage steamship puts the flags out

Volunteers on heritage steamship, SS Shieldhall, are celebrating having received one of the highest accolades from a national organisation. The Southampton-based vessel has been chosen as the 2018 regional flagship for the National Historic Fleet. The award was given not just because of the ship’s unique history but also in recognition of the work put […]








Red Bull Air Race only 2018 UK appearance at the Farnborough International Airshow

The Red Bull Air Race is making its only 2018 UK appearance at the Farnborough International Airshow. Red Bull Air Race is bringing a team of two pilots flying Edge 540 raceplanes to demonstrate to the Farnborough Airshow audience the very best of the new dimension of motorsport. In the demonstration, Italian pilot Dario Costa […]