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Bicentenary celebration of Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’

The 200th anniversary of Emma, one of Jane Austen’s most popular novels, is being marked with a special exhibition at Chawton House Library in Hampshire – supported by the University of Southampton. Emma at 200: from English Village to Global Appeal, celebrates the global nature of the novel, its reception through the centuries and its […]



Cash prize fund available for Winchester Criterium winners

Winchester City Council, along with headline sponsors Hargroves Cycles and sprint sponsors City Bridge Dental Care, are pleased to announce that a total cash prize fund of almost £3,000 will be available to those lining up for the senior races at the Winchester Criterium & CycleFest 2016. This year’s event takes place on Sunday 5 […]



Sparsholt College says don’t underestimate the value of Vocational Qualifications

Sparsholt College, which will be hosting an Open Evening on Wednesday 27 April 2016, is urging parents and would-be students to consider all their options post 16, including vocational courses as a meaningful pathway to university of direct into employment. Principal Tim Jackson explains: “We offer a huge range of advanced vocational courses which are […]



Farnborough International Airshow could welcome up to five F-35’s

Up to five F-35 joint strike fighter aircraft are planned to participate in the flying display at the Farnborough International Airshow in July. Continuing a long tradition of aviation firsts for the event, this will be the first opportunity for many of the organisations involved in the development of the aircraft to showcase their achievements […]



Jamie Butterworth Made an RHS Ambassador

21 year old Jamie Butterworth has become a Royal Horticultural Society Ambassador and join luminaries such Alan Titchmarsh and Mary Berry who were respectively the 1st and most recently appointed RHS Ambassadors. Jamie is the Joint Show Plant Manager at Hortus Loci and joined the award winning trade nursery last year after 2 years at […]



Trash to Treasure exhibition on tour

The Great Waste is now offering a mini-version of the Trash to Treasure exhibition that brought in 4,000 visitors to Winchester Discovery Centre earlier this year. The exhibition features vibrant panels of information and images of items made from waste from around the world and a selection of actual objects made by resourceful recyclers. Chris […]



New Red Panda at Sparsholt College

Staff and students at Sparsholt College are excited at the arrival of Mya, an 18 month old red panda, who is taking up residence this week in the College’s Animal Management Centre. Mya joins the College’s impressive collection of more than 1000 animals from 200 species and takes up home in the Red Panda enclosure […]



Sparsholt College launches new Access to Land-Based Higher Education course

Sparsholt College Hampshire will be launching a new Access to Land-Based Higher Education course at its next open day on Saturday 14 November 10.00am to 2.00pm. The one year course is designed for adult learners (19+ years of age) who want to study a Land-based course at degree level but do not currently have the […]



CarFest South 2015 air displays cancelled

Organisers of CarFest have announced that there will be no air display programme at CarFest South 2015, following Saturday’s tragic events at Shoreham Airshow when a 1950s Hawker Hunter plane came down mid display, causing multiple fatalities. Organisers said: “This decision has been taken both as a mark of respect and in consideration of the […]



Henry V’s Agincourt naval fleet much smaller than previously believed

Experts on the Battle of Agincourt gathering at the University of Southampton to mark its 600th anniversary will hear new evidence suggesting Henry V’s naval fleet, used to transport troops, was much smaller than previously thought. The findings will be presented at the conference War on Land and Sea (31 July – 3 August) where […]