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Everest adventurer meets Romsey pupils

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November 30, 2018
Everest adventurer meets Romsey pupils

Youngsters in Romsey got the chance to meet a real-life adventurer when James Ketchell visited The Romsey School to inspire pupils with tales of his Everest exploits. James, from Hampshire, is a serial adventurer, motivational speaker and Scouting ambassador. He’s the only person in the world to have rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, successfully...
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Local charity reveals wartime role in U-Boat attack

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October 5, 2017
Local charity reveals wartime role in U-Boat attack

Following the possible discovery of the sunken remains of the first British ship to be sunk in World War Two, a Hampshire based charity has revealed its role in caring for the survivors. Marine scientist and author David Mearns claims to have found the wreck of the SS Athenia, which sank into the Atlantic...
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Scouts raise money for community projects in Africa

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August 30, 2017

One hundred Scouts from across Hampshire have embarked on a life-changing adventure to Tanzania. The intrepid teenagers have raised more than half a million pounds in a bid to make a positive impact to the international community. Between a safari and outdoor pursuits, the Scouts, aged 14-18, challenged themselves to a range of charitable...
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6,000 Hampshire Cub Scouts celebrate 100 years

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December 16, 2016
6,000 Hampshire Cub Scouts celebrate 100 years

Cub Scouts up and down the country are celebrating 100 years of adventure with Cubs 100 Promise Parties – with some heading to major landmarks for the event. On the 16th of December – exactly 100 years from when the Cub Scout Movement was launched – Cub Scouts will join thousands of others to...
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Book Fun with Jeremy

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June 6, 2014

The fun side of education was on show in Eastleigh and Hedge End today, as renowned children’s author Jeremy Strong visited two schools in the Borough, presenting his Laugh your Socks off  show to some very excited children, their teachers and an Eastleigh News Reporter…. Following a successful morning at Crescent Primary School in Eastleigh, Jeremy...
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Eastleigh Scouts meet Bear in woods

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May 13, 2014
Bear Grylls

  Cheering Scouts and volunteers from Eastleigh were on hand to greet Chief Scout, TV Star and adventurer Bear Grylls when he flew into the New Forest this weekend. Over 500 Hampshire Scouts had assembled at Ferny Crofts scout activity centre to meet their leader. Grylls, the star of Born Survivor, was a huge...
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Talented young racer meets F1 legend

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March 13, 2014
Talented young racer meets F1 legend

A thirteen year old go-kart racer from Botley, Bradley Barrett, has recently been presented with a trophy by John Surtees OBE. The Vice Champions trophy in the CKC Honda Cadet Annual Championship was presented to Bradley Barrett at the Camberley Kart Club‘s annual awards evening at the Casa Hotel in Yately. It adds to the other trophies...
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Velmore: From Huts to Homes

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March 6, 2014
Velmore: From Huts to Homes

A year-long local history project was successfully  completed this evening, as a brand new book describing the history of the Velmore estate was launched at the Velmore Centre. Entitled Velmore: From Huts to Homes (1950s – 2014), the new book is the result of a community project funded by First Wessex, picking up on...
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Christmas cheer for 97 year-old crime victim

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December 21, 2013
Christmas cheer for 97 year-old crime victim

  A 97-year old partially sighted victim of crime can afford to look forward to a happier Christmas after well -wishers collected £230 for him. Les Parsonage, who was a resident of Common Road, Chandler’s Ford for 50 years, lost £450 to a cruel trickster while he was out collecting his pension at Fryern...
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Police probe Ukip cabbie’s Santa sign

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December 20, 2013
Police probe Ukip cabbie’s Santa sign

A local businessman who had  been questioned by the police after he erected a large illuminated sign asking: “Dear Father Christmas all we really need is our country back!” will not be facing any further action Hampshire Police have said. Timothy ‘Dusty’ Miller (64) who runs Hedge End based Millers Taxis has erected the...
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Paul Daniels: From Legend to leg end

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October 20, 2013
Paul Daniels: From Legend to leg end

Veteran magician and TV entertainer Paul Daniels will be appearing in Eastleigh this Friday night (October 25). Daniels and his glamorous assistant wife ‘The lovely Debbie McGee’ will be bringing their stage show to the more intimate, cabaret atmosphere of the Concorde Club. Paul and Debbie were a mainstay of BBC TV entertainment schedules...
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College staff collect their Honours

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October 8, 2013
College staff collect their Honours

Eastleigh College Chief Executive, Tony Lau-Walker and College House Manager Tracey McAdam, have received their Honours, presented by The Princess Royal at an investiture ceremony held at Windsor Castle. Tony, who was awarded a CBE  in the 2013 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for his outstanding services to further education said: “The day at Windsor...
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Bishop Undertakes Journey Round Eastleigh

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July 16, 2013

Southampton Airport has welcomed Jonathan Frost the Bishop of Southampton as he visited the airport as part of his tour of the Eastleigh Deanery. The Rt. Rvd. Dr Jonathan Frost met with Dave Lees, Southampton Airport Managing Director and Jan Halliday, Southampton Airport Director of Marketing & Communication.  Dave Lees said: “We were delighted...
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Why I tweet..

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July 5, 2013
Why I tweet..

  Popular local Police Sergeant Chris Spellerberg is moving from Eastleigh Central’s Safer Neighbourhood Team to a new posting in Southampton next week. In the two years he has been here, the Eastleigh Police twitter account has grown from zero to 8,000 followers. The bicycling bobby believes use of social media has helped fight crime in...
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Joel Builds Website for Velvet

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May 24, 2013

A college student from Eastleigh has developed a new website for the local bus company, Velvet Bus. Having studied the original Velvet Bus website, 17-year-old Joel Kidd from Barton Peveril College thought it could be improved and sent some design proposals to Velvet Bus, a speculative email which arrived at exactly the right time....
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