SOUTHAMPTON WEST & TOTTON NEWS & NOTICES

New Defibrillator: A defibrillator has been installed at Southampton’s Household Waste and Recycling Centre. Site staff are first aid trained, but the unit contains clear operating instructions for the public.

Working From Home: WFH looks as if it is here to stay. Planning permission is being sought to replace a 1980s office block in Briton Street, Southampton with 88 flats designed for working from home.

New Entertainment Cafe: A cafe with live music and film screened on the walls could be coming to The Artisan in Sir James Matthews building – formerly Plummers department store – in Guildhall Square.

Sail Away for Christmas: The Southampton based Jubilee Sailing Trust’s Tenacious will be spending Christmas on a sailing adventure around the Canary Islands. For booking details visit https://jst.org.uk

Steve Davis at The Joiners: It was a cue for a song when former world snooker champion Steve Davis appeared at The Joiners, Southampton with electronic music band, The Utopia Strong, fresh from playing at Glastonbury.

Reducing Deaths by Cardiac Arrest: Researchers at the University Hospital Southampton have been awarded more than £1.5 million to reduce the number of deaths from cardiac arrests by identifying patients that would benefit from having implantable cardioverter defibrillator.

Antisocial Behaviour in Lordswood: Drones and off-road bikes are to be used to tackle antisocial motorbikes in Lordswood where the estate’s maze of paths make crime easier.

Café Revive: A new cafe has thrown open its doors at Colne Avenue Baptist Church, Millbrook. Café Revive is open Mondays and Fridays 9 am to 4pm and will act as a community hub.

Soton Uni Does Well in League Tables: Southampton University has been racing ahead in the academic league tables, coming 16th in Britain this year and ranked second in the south east.

City’s Street Clean: SCC has spent nearly £100,000 on cleaning the city’s streets following feedback from the FixMyStreet website which revealed that Southampton had seen the 10th most complaints in the UK.

Dog Zak Wins Award: A well-deserved pat for Southampton based search and rescue dog Zak who has been awarded the PDSA Order of Merit after being on hundreds of missions with his handler Kevin Saunders.

New Wedding Venue: A listed building at Southampton’s Town Quay was once used by a naval squadron. Now, the imposing four storey building in Bugle Street is being converted into a seven-bedroom hotel, mixed used venue centre and wedding venue.