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Man dies in Pony and Trap accident

March 30, 2017
Man dies in Pony and Trap accident

A man has died after a late night collision between a car and a pony and trap in Bursledon on Sunday night. The 33-year-old man, from Guildford, travelling in the trap suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to Southampton General Hospital where he died a short time later. The police were called to Portsmouth...
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Chief Constable: ‘Terror risk in Hants low’

March 23, 2017
Chief Constable: ‘Terror risk in Hants low’

Hampshire’s top police officer has issued a statement to reassure residents there is no immediate threat of terrorism in the county and that the force would be reviewing security procedures following the events at Westminster yesterday In a statement released earlier Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney first expressed the sympathy of the constabulary to those...
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Derren Brown’s ride terrifies ‘fearless’ thrillseekers

March 16, 2017

Thorpe Park, one of the South’s premier theme parks has released video footage of people’s terrified reactions while testing an upgrade to their popular ‘ghost train’ attraction. the Derren Brown Experiment. A group of ten volunteers who all come from walks of life where showing no fear is part of the job description were...
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Olympic hero to represent Netley charity

March 15, 2017
Olympic hero to represent Netley charity

Nick Skelton CBE, who won Individual Gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for Showjumping, has today been announced as the latest Honorary Ambassador for the innovative disabled people’s charity Revitalise, which runs the Netley Waterside House respite holiday centre in Abbey Hill, Netley. The charity, which provides much-needed respite holidays for disabled people...
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5p sized heart monitor a ‘game changer’

March 14, 2017
5p sized heart monitor a ‘game changer’

Cardiac experts in Southampton have fitted a heart failure patient with a revolutionary monitoring device the size of a 5p coin. The wireless CardioMEMS Heart Failure System is a tiny battery-free sensor which is implanted into the pulmonary artery via the groin, charged externally and does not require replacement at any point. It enables...
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Naval base gets electric fleet

March 13, 2017
Naval base gets electric fleet

Portsmouth Naval Base will be welcoming a fleet of a different kind this week with the arrival of the first batch of 48 electric Nissan e-NV200 vans to support the Royal Navy’s operations at the base. The electric vehicles have been ordered by BAE Systems on behalf of the Naval Base Commander as part...
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Local twirlers taste Florida success

March 13, 2017
Local twirlers taste Florida success

A local Baton Twirling Corps has tasted international success. The Harmony Twirlers took a team  ( Donna Sayles-Jones, Catherine Tall, Vicky and Mia Talman) to the TwirlMania International competition in Florida The competition which was held at the ESPN World of Sports, drew over 3,500 competitors and after three days of competing the team of Donna...
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Wessex Swim School move venue

March 8, 2017
Wessex Swim School move venue

Eastleigh-based Wessex Swim School has expanded its portfolio of pools with the addition of a brand-new location in Bishop’s Waltham. It brings the number of locations Wessex Swim School operates to five and gives people even better access to the company’s popular services. Wessex Swim School, headquartered in Market Street in Eastleigh, was established...
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Hendy staff lace up for Eastleigh 10k

March 7, 2017
Hendy staff lace up for Eastleigh 10k

Staff at south coast-based Hendy are not just sponsoring the Hendy Eastleigh 10k but staff are also taking part in the race. They will join more than 2,800 runners for the Eastleigh-based event on Sunday March 19, the largest 10k in the south. Paul Hendy said: “Everyone within the company has really embraced our...
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Fibreglass sheep flock to school

March 7, 2017
Fibreglass sheep flock to school

With spring just around the corner, life size fibreglass sheep were this week delivered to schools across the Diocese of Winchester. The deliveries mark the start of ‘Ewe Matter’, a new intergenerational initiative across Hampshire and Dorset’s church schools that aims to foster closer links between schools and the parishes in which they sit....
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Jackdaws saved with smart phone and birdseed

March 7, 2017
Jackdaws saved with smart phone and birdseed

A group of three jackdaws that were trapped inside an empty bungalow were coaxed out by an RSPCA inspector using bird seed and a smart phone in Waterlooville on Wednesday. Inspector Graham Hammond arrived at the property in Cherry Tree Avenue to find that three of the corvids had got stuck in the chalet...
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MP discusses equality with musicians

March 6, 2017
MP discusses equality with musicians

Mims Davies says she is keen on promoting gender equality in the creative industries. The Eastleigh MP was was taking part in a roundtable discussion that featured Platinum-selling artist Kate Nash and Mercury Prize nominated singer ESKA, along with the Minister for Women and Equalities Caroline Dinenage MP, and representatives from the BBC, Live...
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Pancakes fly on board Aircraft Carrier

February 28, 2017
Pancakes fly on board Aircraft Carrier

HMS Queen Elizabeth’s Ship’s Company were visited by renowned Scottish chef, Tony Singh MBE, who cooked up a storm to mark the annual baking bonanza of Shrove Tuesday. Traditionally Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day, is the last day of feasting before the religious festival of Lent begins, and for the hungry sailors onboard this...
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Jane Austen’s wallpaper sees light of day

February 28, 2017

Jane Austen’s House Museum has launched its bicentenary commemorations by taking the first steps towards recreating the interior of the house as it was in Austen’s day. The house, located in the village of Chawton, was Austen’s home for the last eight years of her life and the place where she wrote or revised...
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New HR start up has solutions for local SMEs

February 27, 2017
New HR start up has solutions for local SMEs

She’s spent nearly two decades travelling around the UK with high-flying corporate HR jobs, but Deborah Witcomb has brought professional life home to Hampshire. The 45-year-old HR practitioner has set up her own business, providing outsourced HR advice and support for SMEs in Southampton, Eastleigh, Chandlers Ford, Romsey, Totton and Waterside. Her new company...
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