Photos of CarFest 2023

CarFest 2023 at Lavertstoke Park Farm

HMS Medusa celebrates 80th birthday with Buckler’s Hard visitors

Summer Buckler’s Hard visitors are invited to take tours on board HMS Medusa to mark the 80th birthday of the harbour defence motor launch on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 September. HMS Medusa – which took a starring role in Kenneth Branagh’s Dunkirk movie carrying soldiers including One Direction’s Harry Styles out to a destroyer […]

Unmissable Comedy night to raise funds for local people living with Parkinson’s

Get ready for a laugh this September, while doing some good! Comedian Paul Mayhew-Archer, co-writer of the Vicar of Dibley is heading to Thornden Hall in Chandlers Ford for an unmissable charity comedy night! The event is in aid of Parkinson’s UK Winchester and all proceeds will directly support people in Winchester and the surrounding […]

Performance by Dire Straits’ John Illsley at exclusive Beaulieu River summer party

Hundreds of Beaulieu River mooring holders were entertained at an exclusive concert by Dire Straits’ bass guitarist John Illsley and his band of talented musicians at their annual summer party at Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour. A stage was erected inside the marina’s boat shed for more than 900 berth and mooring holders to watch the […]


Have a SEND-sational summer with these top five accessible indoor activities for families in Portsmouth

With the summer holidays in full swing, it can be difficult to find free and low-cost activities to keep children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) occupied during the final few weeks of August. If the weather is less than summery, things to do indoors are at the top of everyone’s list. Portsmouth SEND […]

It’s official! Marwell Zoo is carbon neutral

Following the publication of its first Carbon Reduction Report, Marwell Wildlife has announced that it’s officially achieved carbon neutral status. In fact, the Marwell estate, which includes Marwell Zoo and surrounding woodland and fields, removed 50 tonnes more CO2 from the air than the total combined emissions produced. This huge achievement is the result of […]

British Superbikes 2023

Photos of British Superbikes at Thruxton

A fantastic weekend of action at Thruxton for Round 7 of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship, August 2023

Three colleges merge to become South Hampshire College Group

The merger of three of the region’s Further Education colleges into the South Hampshire College Group has heralded an auspicious new era for Further Education (FE). Students from across South Hampshire will benefit from an enhanced range and improved quality of courses, with more expertise on offer and improved opportunities, across the campuses at the […]

Watch Sky Arts’ Landscape Artist of the Year semi-final being filmed at the historic village of Buckler’s Hard

Buckler’s Hard, on the banks of the Beaulieu River, will be hosting the semi-final of Sky Arts’ Landscape Artist of the Year on Wednesday 12 July and visitors are invited to support the artists competing to win a £10,000 prize commission. Come and watch the filming, as artists create their masterpieces at the picturesque harbourside […]

Triple award-winning RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden to bloom on at Exbury Gardens to help those with rare dementias

A stunning sanctuary garden designed for those living with rare dementias and their carers, that won three top awards at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, is now on display at Exbury Gardens. The National Brain Appeal’s ‘Rare Space’ garden, designed by Charlie Hawkes and funded by Project Giving Back, won a gold medal, best Sanctuary Garden […]