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First ‘Hampshire Day’ celebrated in Winchester


Eastleigh Council Leader Keith House blasts county celebration as “a total waste of money”.A flag-raising ceremony to mark the first ever ‘Hampshire Day’ was held at the Castle in Winchester today, St Swithun’s Day (July 15) – but the Leader of the Liberal Democrat opposition on Hampshire County Council, Councillor Keith House blasted the event…

Paint shop sponsors outdoor flicks

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Eastleigh’s Outdoor Cinema Season has received sponsorship from a local decorating shop. The programme, part of The Point, Eastleigh’s Summer Social, invites audiences to grab a drink and some popcorn from the pop-up bar, pull up a deckchair and enjoy a line-up of blockbuster and classic film screenings on the Outdoor Garden Stage. The Outdoor…

New curate for Bursledon

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The Reverend Jill Kells has been ordained by the Bishop of WInchester,The Reverend Jill Kells is the new curate for Bursledon parish. Rev Kells was one of the new Deacons to be ordained by The Bishop of the Winchester The Right Reverend Tim Dakin during a service at Winchester Cathedral this weekend Reverend Kells is…

Fryern Junior school to be rebuilt

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Existing 1960s building will be replaced by a modern sustainable facility.Chandler’s Ford residents have been finding out about the proposed plans for the redevelopment of Fryern Junior School at an exhibition and drop-in event yesterday. The existing school building – which include a 2 storey block – date back to the 1960s and while structurally…

Eastleigh Street Pastors mark 10 years

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Eastleigh Street Pastor Co-ordinator Steve Smallwood tells Eastleigh News how things have changed after a decade on Eastleigh’s night-time streets.Eastleigh’s Street Pastors will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary with a Thanksgiving and Commissioning Service at Eastleigh Baptist Church at 7.30pm on Friday 12th July 2019. The keynote speaker at the event will be the Rev Les…

MP supports Schools Diversity Week and Relationships and Sex Education Day

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The week will celebrate LGBT+ equality in schoolsEastleigh’s MP Mims Davies has spoken out in support of equality in sex education at the launch of School Diversity Week, which takes place 1-5 July. The week celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality in education. The organisation behind the week aims to serve schools, pupils and…

Volunteers needed at Hat Fair

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‘Gain valuable festival experience and meet countless performers from around the globe.’The hosts of Hat Fair still need more volunteers to help out at this popular event, the UK’s longest running festival of Outdoor Arts. The free, three-day festival, which runs from Friday 5 – Sunday 7 July this year and celebrates 45 years this…