Sparsholt students and Help for Heroes hoping for success at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The student team at Sparsholt College are hoping for medal success at RHS Chelsea 2018. Sparsholt have teamed up with the charity Help for Heroes to create the garden, The Force for Good, which will tell the powerful story of the role horticulture plays in the recovery and ongoing support of injured British Armed Forces […]



Team BMW to defend BTCC titles with Turkington and Collard

Team BMW will defend the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship Teams’ and Manufacturers’ titles with an unchanged driver line-up of Colin Turkington and Rob Collard in 2018. The WSR-run team enjoyed a superb 2017 season as Colin and Rob claimed 20 podium finishes in their BMW 125i M Sports and finished second and fifth […]



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 […]



Celebrating the pea at RHS Chelsea

Southampton-born Dr Catherine MacDonald is again designing a Chelsea garden for Seedlip – creators of the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirits. It will be the first time a garden has been designed for Chelsea using plants solely from one family, Fabaceae (pea). Fabaceae is the third largest family with nearly 20,000 species including peas, beans, […]



Winchester Criterium and Cyclefest 2018

Winchester Criterium and CycleFest is back for its sixth year, bigger and even better for 2018 – supported again by headline sponsors Hargroves Cycles. The Criterium race, which will take place on Sunday 10 June, is widely regarded by riders and fans as the best of its kind. Taking place in the heart of the […]



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 […]



Happy exploring in Hillier’s Haven, Abbots Barton

A new open space at Abbotts Barton, Hillier’s Haven, has now opened with paths through the woodland, a meadow area with stone fire pits, bird and bat boxes, and a sculpture trail. The site was opened on T22 March by the Mayor of Winchester, Cllr David McLean, and Wonky the Woodpecker and included a host […]



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 […]



Winchester Science Centre to inspire young minds at Farnborough International Air Show

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium is confirmed as an official public engagement partner for the forthcoming Farnborough International Airshow on Futures Day (20th July 2018) and during the public weekend (21st – 22nd July 2018). Dedicated to sparking curiosity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the Winchester Science Centre welcomes over 170,000 visitors per […]



Hillier set to inspire at RHS Chelsea 2018

Hillier, the most successful exhibitor in the history of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, has announced details of its 2018 garden. “STIHL Inspiration” by Hillier will take on a more rustic theme than previously featured in Hillier’s exhibits with corten steel throughout, and orange and blue flowering plants will add warmth alongside the traditional feature […]