STRICTLY SHOWTIME AN INTERVIEW WITH ANTON & ERIN BY JULES BLOYLE
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STRICTLY SHOWTIME AN INTERVIEW WITH ANTON & ERIN BY JULES BLOYLE

Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag have been beloved household names since they first appeared on the very first episode of Strictly Come Dancing way back in 2004. They are now delighted to be back next year with a brand-new tour – ‘Showtime.’ With stunning costumes, fabulous live vocals, a high-energy West End dance ensemble…

SCANNER AT LYMINGTON HOSPITAL HAD A ROCK ‘N ROLL UNVEIL BY DIRE STRAITS
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SCANNER AT LYMINGTON HOSPITAL HAD A ROCK ‘N ROLL UNVEIL BY DIRE STRAITS

A state-of-the-art scanner at Lymington Hospital has had a rock ‘n roll unveiling by Dire Straits bassist and local resident John Illsley. The new £906,000 kit is expected to give the radiology team higher quality images to pinpoint health issues quickly and effectively. Dire Straits are just the tonic in Lymington where they are one…

REFUSE TEAM LAY ON SURPRISE VISIT FOR 3-YEAR-OLD JOSHUA

REFUSE TEAM LAY ON SURPRISE VISIT FOR 3-YEAR-OLD JOSHUA

Council bin workers at Marchwood always look forward to getting a cheery wave on their rounds from 3-year-old Joshua Smith. When the youngster, who has a fascination with trucks, broke his leg, his dad Carl Smith got in touch with the New Forest District Council to see if the dustcart crew could cheer him up….

SOUTHAMPTON FC LEGEND FRANCIS BENALI RECEIVING AN MBE FOR RAISING £1.2 MILLION
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SOUTHAMPTON FC LEGEND FRANCIS BENALI RECEIVING AN MBE FOR RAISING £1.2 MILLION

Saints’ soccer legend, Francis Benali, who became the city’s marathon man, has been saluted by the Queen for raising £1.2 million for Cancer Research UK. The 52-year-old picked up the MBE from The Princess Royal who quipped: “Have you run here today?” Franny, who played football for 20 years for Southampton FC in nearly 400…

JONNY FLUFFYPUNK TO IGNITE AND UNIFY WINCHESTER HIGH ST
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JONNY FLUFFYPUNK TO IGNITE AND UNIFY WINCHESTER HIGH ST

Winchester Poetry Festival has announced the Poet on the High Street. Jonny Fluffypunk is a stand-up poet and performer who fuses bittersweet autobiography, disillusionment and wonder into work and said: “I’m very proud and excited to be starting this residency. I enjoy connecting with those who wouldn’t usually be into poetry, so I am very…

Southampton Strictly Dancer
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Southampton Strictly Dancer

An award-winning Southampton born dancer could soon be vying for Strictly Come Dancing’s famous glitter ball. Millions will watch Kai Widdrington as he takes the dance floor by storm when the popular show returns to our screens in the autumn. The 25-year-old, who was a professional on Ireland’s version of Dancing with the Stars, said:…

THE HOBBIT REVAMP FEELS LIKE A FANTASY
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THE HOBBIT REVAMP FEELS LIKE A FANTASY

An iconic Southampton pub is back on the social scene after a £600,000 makeover. During its six months closure, The Hobbit in Portswood has had a unique fantasy-themed revamp. Features include a burrow like bar with faux round windows, a moss wall and one of the biggest beer gardens in the city centre. The legendary…

SAINSBURY’S TO BECOME THE MERCANTILE FLEA
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SAINSBURY’S TO BECOME THE MERCANTILE FLEA

Shopping trolleys used to rumble through the site. Now, the old Sainsbury’s in Bitterne is to take on a brand-new look and is set to be transformed into a ‘destination space.’ Vintage shop, Robins Nest Emporium, Southampton announced that it has joined forces with The Phoenix Emporium in Wiltshire to create ‘The Mercantile Flea.’ The…

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