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75th anniversary of repatriation of former Far East Prisoners of War

On 7 October 1945 the P&O liner Corfu docked in Southampton, the first ship carrying 1,500 former Far East Prisoners of War (FEPOW) to arrive back in the UK after the end of hostilities in South East Asia.



The Southampton Christmas Market and Flying Santa are set to return

The traditional market features unique, individually designed alpine chalets.



Itchen Bridge toll to rise for non-residents

The Itchen Bridge toll will rise by 20p for non-residents from Monday 17 June 2019



Local election results 2019

The results of the local elections on Thursday 2 May 2019 are now out for Hampshire’s cities



Ruby Wax appointed Chancellor of the University of Southampton

The University of Southampton has announced that actor, author and leading mental health campaigner Ruby Wax, OBE, has been appointed as Chancellor.



SEE Southampton tour guides shortlisted for Tourism Awards

The enterprising work of SEE Southampton has been recognised by a tourism body, who have shortlisted the organisations ‘Vaults and Vino’ guided walk and wine tasting event for a prestigious tourism award. ‘The Beautiful South’ Awards for Excellence winners are announced at The Grand Hotel Brighton on the evening of 5 December, with SEE Southampton […]



Southampton to play key role in the world’s electric vehicle revolution

he University of Southampton is set to play a key role in accelerating the development of the next generation of batteries and battery materials to power the UK’s and the world’s electric vehicle revolution. Building on the University’s strengths and expertise in High-Performance Computing and Electrochemistry, researchers from Chemistry, Mathematics and Engineering have joined two […]



Professor Lisa McNeill co-leads Corinth Active Rift Development expedition

A University of Southampton expert in tectonics is helping to lead a major investigation in one of the most seismically active areas in Europe. Southampton Professor Lisa McNeill is Co-Chief Scientist on the Corinth Active Rift Development expedition which left the port of Corinth in Central Greece on 20 October on board the drilling vessel […]



Southampton scientist honoured with Royal Society award

A University of Southampton scientist whose groundbreaking research has benefited millions of people worldwide has been honoured by The Royal Society. Timothy Leighton, Professor of Ultrasonics and Underwater Acoustics, has been announced as recipient of the Clifford Paterson Medal “for translation of his fundamental research into acoustics and its application in many areas including anti-microbial […]



‘From Cabin “Boys” to Captains: 250 years of Women at Sea’ book launched to mark Shieldhall’s first cruise of 2016

Steamship Shieldhall, Southampton’s hidden heritage asset, commenced its sailing programme for 2016 on Saturday 4 June with a 2-hour morning cruise of the Southampton Docks, followed by an afternoon cruise down Southampton Water. In between the two cruises, Shieldhall welcomed author Dr Jo Stanley aboard, for a launch of her book ‘From Cabin “Boys” to […]