A TASTE OF SUMMER
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A TASTE OF SUMMER

Cocktail ingredients you can grow in your garden There’s nothing quite like summer to bring out the cocktail connoisseur in all of us. But have you ever considered growing your own ingredients? Having fruits, herbs and plants on-hand in your garden or on your balcony can bring a unique twist to your cocktails and give…

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…

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…

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