Jun 06, 2019 Flying
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  Teenager takes her first solo flight while still sitting her GCSEs. (Images: Matthew Myatt) 16-year-old Elizabeth Ormston is on top of the world after flying solo while still sitting her GCSE exams at school. The teenager from Kings’ School in Winchester flew alone for 10 minutes at the Popham Airfield just 8 days after […]

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Aug 01, 2018 farmers
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    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. Isobel Bretherton is from the NFU in Hampshire: “The rain we have received over […]

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Sep 16, 2016 img_1702
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Naomi House & Jacksplace Patron, Alastair Stewart OBE, has been recognised with a major national award. The newsreader and broadcaster from Bramdean, Hampshire, received the coveted Charity Champion Award at the prestigious Third Sector awards. He follows in footsteps of previous winners, Lenny Henry and Jo Brand. He was nominated for his work in support […]

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Sep 15, 2016 asher-hart-1
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Hampshire Cricket are pleased to announce the signing of promising all-rounder Asher Hart. The 19-year-old, who had previously been on Durham’s books having represented their Academy and Second XI sides throughout this year, will join the squad ahead of the 2017 season.   Hampshire Director of Cricket, Giles White said: “We’re pleased to welcome Asher […]

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Sep 14, 2016 training
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LEARN LIFE SAVING SKILLS FOR FREE WITH ST JOHN AMBULANCE St John Ambulance volunteers across Hampshire are offering people the chance to learn the skills needed to be the difference between a life lost and a life saved with a series of open evenings this month (19-23 September). It’s part of the first aid charity’s […]

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Jul 20, 2016 heat
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  The Met Office has issued a Level 3 Heatwave Alert for Hampshire, which is due to last until 0900 on Thursday.  The trigger level is 31°c on two or more consecutive days and 16°c during the night. During a heatwave there are a few groups of people who are at higher risk of suffering from […]

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Jun 28, 2016 IMG_6341
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  Local members and supporters of environmental campaigning charity, CPRE, heard from their leader about the organisation’s unique role in defending the countryside at the Hampshire branch AGM near Winchester. CPRE Chief Executive, Shaun Spiers, reflected on how there would be significantly less countryside without CPRE’s (Campaign to Protect Rural England) involvement and influence over […]

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Aug 10, 2015 Hampshire's Meon Valley Trail Re-Opened
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Hampshire’s Meon Valley Trail – which stretches 10 miles from West Meon to Wickham – is now re-opened following improvement works. This will be good news for the hundreds of thousands of people who enjoy the area, seen as a gateway to the beautiful South Downs National Park. Suggestions from the public and the horse […]

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Aug 05, 2014 Boomtown
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Picture: Boomtown under construction in the last week of July 2014   As thousands of festival-goers converge on the Matterley Bowl near Winchester for the fifth annual Boomtown Fair, Hampshire Police say they are working very closely with the organisers and local authority partners to ensure everyone going enjoys the event and gets home safely. […]

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Jul 23, 2014 Unusual rent payment for Naomi House
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A 13 year old from Andover has helped Naomi House children’s hospice pay the charity’s unusual annual rent to its generous landlords. Until her death in January of this year, Naomi House & Jacksplace paid an annual rent of twelve red roses to its landlady, Mary Cornelius-Reid, each Midsummer’s Day.   This year the responsibility […]

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