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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 […]








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 […]








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 […]








Mayor of Winchester’s awards celebrates a decade of honouring district’s volunteers

The 10th annual Mayor of Winchester’s Community Awards took place on Wednesday 21 March 2018 to honour and thank the many residents who carry out a huge range of voluntary roles to serve the Winchester District community. Cllr David McLean, the 818th Mayor of Winchester marked the significant anniversary by inviting Chris Pines – a […]








In the Footsteps of the Shadow Factory

Excitement surrounds the Nuffield City Theatre ‘Studio 144’ opening and its inaugural production ‘The Shadow Factory’, telling the role that the townsfolk of Southampton played in keeping the production of the Spitfire going despite almost insurmountable odds. Destruction of the Supermarine Woolston and Itchen works between 24th and 26th Sept 1940 led to the establishment […]








Building a Superhuman – right, wrong or just science fiction?

Using stem cells to regrow bone tissue; discovering how eating salmon during pregnancy can reduce the risk of allergies and cardiovascular disease in children; and making novel sensor devices to measure the environment in the womb are just some of the amazing discoveries from the Institute of Developmental Sciences (IDS) at the University of Southampton. […]








Meet the experts at Sparsholt Open Event 2017

Meet the experts at Sparsholt College’s penultimate Open Event of the academic year, on Wednesday 26 April 2017, 4pm to 7pm. The College will be showcasing the industry expertise of its lecturers, cementing the promise that at Sparsholt, students are taught by the very best across land-based businesses to ensure optimum student success. Lecturers like […]








City Council buys Winchester bus station

Winchester City Council has agreed to buy the freehold of the bus station site in central Winchester from bus operator Stagecoach. The investment ensures the future of bus operations in the city centre and will generate income through agreements with bus companies for continued use of the station. The City Council intends to make improvements […]








The Pop-Up Picture Company premiers with Chef Rick Stein

This summer heralds the launch of the Pop-Up Picture Company – creators of unique food and film experiences, all set in stunning locations – with chef Rick Stein headlining its first installment of movie nights. Entitled Rick Stein’s Sunset Cinema. The cinema will ‘pop up’ at Chewton Glen Hotel from 9th July. Located on the […]








Chickens on the loose in Denmead

Children are being invited to explore Denmead Village Centre on Saturday 8 April by taking part in this year’s Denmead Chicken Run. The free, family event, taking place from 10am-3pm, involves participants hunting for chickens hidden around the village and also features community stalls, an Easter egg tombola, prize draw and craft activity. The hidden […]