Category: Lifestyle

Ninja Warrior UK, Southampton, opens to the public

See an interview on the day with Ninja Warrior UK host Chris Kamara Ninja Warrior UK has officially arrived in Southampton yesterday (20th May 2021) as families across the area came along to experience the new fun filled indoor adventure park based on the hit TV show. Host Chris Kamara was invited to the opening…

Food Review: Rick Stein’s Restaurant, Winchester

As restaurants start to open up again for indoor dining following the ease of lockdown restrictions in the UK, Rick Stein Restaurant, Winchester, certainly haven’t missed a beat when it comes to fine cuisine. We arrived on time for our reservation and was greeted by general manager Louis who was very accommodating throughout the evening…

Community chips in for new kitchen at Fryern

Ribbon is cut on updated catering facility at the Age Concern CentreWhen the Age Concern Centre at Fryern found itself in need of a new kitchen, members of the local community chipped in to cover the costs and on Monday, supporters, tradesmen, fundraisers and donors gathered at the centre to celebrate the opening of the…

‘The most rewarding thing I have ever done’

Hampshire mum tells of her experience as a foster-carer  A Hampshire foster carer is appealing for more people to become foster carers, during Fostercare Fortnight which starts on Monday (May 13). ‘Debbie’ lives on a farm with her husband and grown up children. She became a foster carer last year, looking after a young baby…

Winchester’s Turtle Bay open it’s doors

Winchester’s Turtle Bay opened it’s doors last week and we managed to get invited to its press launch on Thursday. Right from the start, there was really friendly staff and I managed to sample a cocktail on my arrival which was great. There’s a real Carribean feel to the restaurant and the decor is superb throughout.  The…

New Winchester restaurant reveals menu

As Turtle Bay Winchester prepares to open its doors for business on 21st January 2018, here’s a sneak peek at the delicious Caribbean, sunshine-inspired menu, that’s guaranteed to banish January blues. Food is at the heart of the Turtle Bay experience, just as it’s central to the heart and soul of Caribbean culture. As UK…

Winchester set for new restuarant

Winchester will be welcoming a positively tropical January as Caribbean restaurant and bar Turtle Bay is set to roll into town and will create 50 jobs. The brand will be bringing their trademark jerk spices, sunshine-inspired cocktails and island spirit to the town with a new restaurant opening on 21st January 2018 located at 2-4…

Long wait almost over for new Fleming Park

  “The wait is almost over!” declared Eastleigh Borough Council as they announced a date for the “soft opening” of Fleming Park’s replacement leisure centre which has been named “Places Leisure Eastleigh”. The council had originally intended to open the new state-of-the-art centre in time to celebrate the 2016 Rio Olympics –  but it will…

Solent Gardeners Fayre returns to Eastleigh

If gardening or arts and crafts is your thing then there is treat in store for you when Southampton Rotary Club bring their annual Solent Gardeners Fayre and Craft show to Eastleigh on June 4. As usual growers and nurseries will be selling plants and all manner of things horticultural alongside busy craft stalls. There…

Fair Oak Art and Craft Exhibition 2016

On 12th and 13th November, the Fair Oak Art and Craft Society (FOACS) is holding its 2016 Annual Exhibition at Fair Oak Village Hall. There will be a mixture of stalls, displays, and demonstrations; it’ll be a great opportunity to view a variety of arts and crafts, and to meet some of the artists. The exhibition is open…

Sunken wartime wrecks go online

Exceptional diving conditions this summer, with underwater visibility to rival tropical waters, has allowed archaeologists to capture amazing photographs of First World War shipwrecks and record the sites in stunning detail thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. These photographs have been used to create online 3D models of entire wrecks allowing divers and…