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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 […]








A Cracking Reason to Eggs-plore Wickham this April

From Saturday 8 to Saturday 23 April, children visiting Wickham will be treated to a special Easter egg trail taking them around the Square and nearby countryside footpaths. The trail will also take in several local shops and teach children about the rich history of the medieval village with a number of questions about local […]








Andrew McIndoe honoured with Veitch Memorial Medal by the RHS

Hampshire-based garden writer, broadcaster, designer and former Hillier Director, Andrew McIndoe, has been awarded the prestigious Veitch Memorial Medal, one of the highest accolades in the world of horticulture. Sir Nicholas Bacon, President of the Royal Horticultural Society, presented Andy with the Veitch Medal at the prestigious RHS Awards ceremony in London, on Wednesday 22 […]








The Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition 2017

On Wednesday 22nd February, butchers from across Hampshire gathered in Winchester to compete in the Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition. The annual contest was organised by not-for-profit local food group, Hampshire Fare, to celebrate the county’s talented butchers. The competition attracted an impressive 201 entries from 38 butchers. Contestants entered their products into thirteen […]








RHS Greening Grey Britain Garden 2017 to Provide Vision for the Future

To meet the challenges of climate-change and rapid urban development, the Greening Grey Britain Garden, a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) feature at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show (23 – 27 May), sponsored by M&G Investments, showcases how and why plants, nature and gardens have never been needed more in our towns and cities. Professor Nigel […]








University of Southampton receives Royal Warrant to establish Regius Professor of Ocean Sciences

The UK’s Minister for the Constitution, Chris Skidmore MP, has formally presented the University of Southampton with a Royal Warrant signed by Her Majesty the Queen, officially conferring Her Majesty’s recognition with the title of the Regius Professor of Ocean Sciences. Regius Professorships are rare and prestigious awards. This award was bestowed by Her Majesty […]








Zoooper-hero Gemma juggles work and college while playing mum to baby sloth

Sparsholt College’s Gemma Romanis has her hands fuller than the average student. Not only is Gemma on the first year of the College’s Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals (DMZAA), the official training course for zookeepers, but she’s also working full time as a keeper at Drusillas Park and raising a new-born […]