NICOLA SLADE RIP
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NICOLA SLADE RIP

Chandlers Ford author, Nicola Slade, aged 77 has sadly died from cancer. She was an award-winning, bestselling author of historical and contemporary mysteries and romantic fiction, all set in and around Winchester, Romsey and even Chandlers Ford. The House at Ladywell. a contemporary romantic novel with historical echoes, won the Chatelaine Grand Prize for Romantic…

SOUTHAMPTON IN TOP 10 MOST ECO-FRIENDLY CITY
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SOUTHAMPTON IN TOP 10 MOST ECO-FRIENDLY CITY

A new study of over 2,000 households suggests the city is one of the most environmentally conscious urban centres in the country, ranking it 9th in the UK. The survey was based on factors including household recycling, low CO2 emissions, smart meters, commuting methods, limiting use of single-use plastic and attitudes to being eco-friendly. Lockdown…

TRAIN FIT FOR A KING
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TRAIN FIT FOR A KING

Hythe Pier Train is the world’s oldest working pier train and was fit for a king. Nearly 100 years old, it needs some TLC. Now work is steaming ahead on a £222,000 project and a consignment of hardwood has arrived for the repair of carriage number 4 which has been lying in the workshop at…

NOMINATION SAILS INTO BUCKLER’S HARD
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NOMINATION SAILS INTO BUCKLER’S HARD

Nominated for ‘Marina of the Year’ in The British Yachting Awards 2020, Bucklers Hard enters the second phase of its £2m redevelopment. The harbour has now begun taking reservations for an additional 35 berths which will be available by April 2021, the marina’s golden anniversary year, including large berths capable of accommodating vessels of 18…

MARY ROSE STAYS AFLOAT
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MARY ROSE STAYS AFLOAT

The Mary Rose is delighted to have received £250,000 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to help it survive the financial peril caused by the COVID crisis. The Museum closed in March 2020, leading to the loss of 84% of its annual income generated from visitors during April-August each year. 82% of staff were furloughed…

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