READER’S RANT: UNINTENTIONALLY OFFENDED
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READER’S RANT: UNINTENTIONALLY OFFENDED

Thankfully, most of our readers enjoy getting Discover and appreciate the free, entertaining and useful information we include alongside the local advertisers who are ready and waiting to provide a service or product to the community. Reader feedback follows the good old 80/20 rule; 80% is positive and 20% not negative as such (in fact…

PRINCE CHARLES SEES LICORICIA NOW IN HER RIGHTFUL PLACE
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PRINCE CHARLES SEES LICORICIA NOW IN HER RIGHTFUL PLACE

Winchester’s important Jewish past has been thrown under the national spotlight after the unveiling of the statue of Licoricia, a prominent member of the city’s 13th century Jewish community. She became a financier to Henry 111 and played a crucial role in the rebuilding of Westminster Abbey. The Prince of Wales viewed the life-sized bronze…

HAMBLEDON VINEYARD – THE OLDEST ENGLISH VINYARD
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HAMBLEDON VINEYARD – THE OLDEST ENGLISH VINYARD

‘We’re England’s oldest vineyard, in the birthplace of cricket!’ exclaims Ian Kellett, owner of Hambledon Vineyard, ‘it doesn’t get better than that!’ It’s been a commercial vineyard since 1952. Formerly owned by Major General Sir Guy Salisbury-Jones, who began a lifelong love affair with wine in the trenches of WW1, where French officers shared around…

BUDDY – THE SMALL DOG WITH A BIG HEART
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BUDDY – THE SMALL DOG WITH A BIG HEART

A local Miniature Dachshund and his owner are prize winners after entering a national award celebrating the powerful bond between dogs and their humans. Buddy and Amber’s story won hearts at nutritious pet food company, Vet’s Kitchen, from the dozens of entries into their ‘Woof and Well’ award, which recognises the contribution dogs have made…

PORTSMOUTH PLANS FOR QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE
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PORTSMOUTH PLANS FOR QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE

Big Lunch events, lighting beacons in the north and south of the city, grants for environmentally friendly legacy projects and a weekend of street parties are among the exciting plans Portsmouth City Council has to mark the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty’s accession on 6 February 1952. In the UK, an extra bank holiday has…

SOS CALL FOR HELP AFTER PAULTONS CC ARSON ATTACK
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SOS CALL FOR HELP AFTER PAULTONS CC ARSON ATTACK

Paultons Cricket Club was the victim of an arson attack in January. Crews from Redbridge, Romsey, St Mary’s and Eastleigh arrived to find half of the building engulfed in flames, with a nearby vehicle destroyed in the fire. A fundraiser to help rebuild the club was set up by Ryan Collingwood and donations have flooded…

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