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Local care home joins dementia campaign

May 25, 2017
Local care home joins dementia campaign

The care home operator which runs Chandler’s Ford Care Home, has joined John’s Campaign, which is calling for the right of people with dementia to be supported by their family carers. John’s campaign works to enable more people to visit and help care for their relatives in medical and social care services at the...
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Solent Mind celebrates peer support work

May 19, 2017
Solent Mind celebrates peer support work

Local charity Solent Mind has held an event to release new research findings about the difference community peer support can make for people with mental health problems. Peer support can include one-to-one mentoring, groups, online communities, social groups or self-help groups. Mind worked alongside St George’s, University of London, The McPin Foundation and the London...
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University reconstructs Mary Rose archer

May 16, 2017
University reconstructs Mary Rose archer

For the first time in 500 years, scientists examining human remains from Henry VIII’s flagship Mary Rose will be able to determine if any bones come from the same person. Research by Dr Garry Scarlett, a DNA expert at the University of Portsmouth, should enable museum staff to recreate accurate skeletons of some of...
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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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