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…

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…

ROMSEY PARKRUN LIMBERING UP FOR MOVE TO GANGER FARM
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ROMSEY PARKRUN LIMBERING UP FOR MOVE TO GANGER FARM

The parkrun in Romsey is ready in the starting blocks for a move to a new route at Test Valley Borough Council’s state-of-the-art Ganger Farm Sports Park later this year. Parkrun is a free weekly community event that encourages people to get moving and gives them the opportunity to take part in regular exercise in…

EXBURY GARDENS BRANCHES OUT
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EXBURY GARDENS BRANCHES OUT

Visitors to Exbury Gardens can discover previously hidden woodland with glimpses of the beautiful Beaulieu River estuary, now its New River Walk has been officially opened by leading UK tree expert Tony Kirkham (pictured in the middle). The new trail stretches nearly half a mile at the eastern end of the 200-acre New Forest garden…

WILDFLOWER MEADOWS SOW THE COMPETITION
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WILDFLOWER MEADOWS SOW THE COMPETITION

Selfies are being kicked into the long grass as Chandler’s Ford Parish Council launches a photographic competition to capture the beauty of its local wildflower meadows. The council has noticed that over the past few years many residents have posted images on various social media outlets of the wildflower meadows at Hiltingbury and Fryern Recreation…

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