Headlines – Wednesday 1 August


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Here are the latest headlines for Wednesday 1 August

Hampshire Farmers In Drought Crisis Talks

Farmers from Hampshire will be in London today to take part in a crisis agricultural drought summit which has been called by the NFU.

They’re seeking some answers as to what they can realistically do after days without rain.

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Netley Gem Open Again

The Chapel at Royal Victoria Country Park in Netley will be opening its doors to the public today (Wednesday 1 August) following a £3.5 million refurbishment.

The historic chapel is all that remains of the British Army’s first purpose-built military hospital and an exciting £3.5 million Hampshire County Council and Heritage Lottery Fund project has seen the restoration of the original Victorian interiors, the creation of a new exhibition, visitor facilities and outdoor information points.

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In football, Winchester City have a pre-season friendly at home tonight to Dorchester Town. Kick-off is at 7.45pm.

Cricket: Hampshire will look to halt a run of disappointing Vitality Blast results this week as James Vince’s side take on Somerset at Taunton.

A 15-man squad has been named – and the group will be hoping for better fortune against Lewis Gregory’s side this week following Sunday’s abandoned fixture against Sussex Sharks.

Destructive opener Colin Munro will look to put on a show once again in his last week at Hampshire after a run of impressive knocks in the most recent contests, whilst Jake Lintott is also included once again in the travelling party.

Somerset currently sit third in the South group after claiming their fourth victory of the season on Sunday against Middlesex, a performance which saw rapid half centuries from Peter Trego (60 from 31 balls) and Lewis Gregory (62 from 26 balls).


Weather: Sunny spells continuing, with highs of 22C – and the temperature creeping up again!