Sparsholt students prepare for Chelsea Flower Show

“Each plant has to have at least three uses, such as aromatic, medicinal and culinary” For horticulture lecturer Chris Bird, it’s a chance to take a budding new team of second year students to the show off their skills at the greatest flowers show on Earth – the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. A team of […]

New bishop enthroned at Winchester Cathedral

The enthronement of the 97th Bishop of Winchester, The Rt Rev Tim Dakin, took place on Saturday. He succeeded The Rt Rev Michael Scott-Joynt who retired after 16 years in the position. In his opening sermon, the new bishop said  “I believe the Diocese is ready to move on and is ready for change. I […]

Furzey Gardens prepare for Chelsea Flower Show

For the first time in five years Chris Beardshaw will be back at Chelsea Flower Show with a show garden for the 90th anniversary of Furzey Gardens near Minstead. The woodland theme reflects the character of Furzey Gardens and  because the soil at Furzey is ericaceous, the planting will feature acid loving plants such as […]

2012 British Touring Car Championship at Thruxton

The MSA British Touring Car Championship returns to Thruxton on 28th-29th April for the third round of the 2012 Championship. Defending champion Matt Neal is currently sitting in second position after the first two rounds. 2001/2010 champion Jason Plato who this year joined the MG KX Momentum Racing team prepared by Triple Eight Race Engineering […]

Tracking Parkinson’s study

Southampton General Hospital and Romsey Hospital are taking part in the largest ever study to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease. Both hospitals will play a major role in the Tracking Parkinson’s study. The project was launched today by Parkinson’s UK and the charity need volunteers from Hampshire to take part. Anyone who has been […]

P&O Cruises 175th anniversary

The largest ever gathering of P&O cruise ships will happen in Southampton on 3rd July. Seven ships and 15,000 passengers will gather in the port and it will be quite a sight. Her Royal Highness, the Princess Royal will be in attendance to see this historic occasion. “The Grand Event” is part of a year […]

2012 British Superbikes at Thruxton

The MCE British Superbikes return to Thruxton on 13th-15th April for the second round of the 2012 Championship. The 2011 champion: Tommy Hill, is joined at Swan Yamaha this year by ex World Superbike & MotoGP rider, Noriyuki Haga. After a wet start to the season at Brands Hatch and a cancelled race 2, the […]

Olympic Torchbearers in Hampshire

The Olympic torchbearers have been announced and many inspirational people in Hampshire will get to carry the flame through the county. The Hampshire torchbearers (and their home towns) are:   Basingstoke 11th July Eric Robinson, 60 (Farnborough) Charlie James, 31 (Salisbury) Ethan Bergman, 60 (Ellensburg) Margie Doherty, 81 (Basingstoke) Matthew Pankhurst, 23 (Farnborough)   Winchester […]

Prince Edward visits Southampton University

On 23rd March, HRH Prince Edward visited the University of Southampton to officially open the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Plaza. As well as it being the diamond jubilee for HM The Queen, the university is also in its 60th year. it was awarded special permission to name the area outside the Life Sciences Building […]

Inside Hampshire Now Live

Inside Hampshire is now live! We are pleased to have the third Inside Your County site on the web. Sister sites include Inside Wiltshire and Inside Dorset. We will be bringing you features from the lovely county of Hampshire plus things to do, what’s on and more…