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Hospital staff fulfil the dying wish of a four-year-old girl to have one last swim with her parents.
A 46% rise in assaults on ambulance staff could see paramedics wearing cameras, South East Coast Ambulance Service says.
Workers on Southern trains are to stage a 48-hour strike on 7 and 8 September, the RMT union announces.
Former aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious is sold for £2m for scrap metal by the Ministry of Defence after attempts to preserve it fail.
Former BHS boss and racing driver Dominic Chappell, who bought the retail chain for £1, is banned from driving for six months after admitting speeding.
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The Waterlooville Music Festival staged a remarkable 38 concerts in one week and entertaining more than 4,000 people. Chairman of the organising committee, Mike Sheffield, said that the festival had exceeded expectations. “We have enjoyed such success with WMF over the past decade and this year was no different. We are delighted that so many people have attended the concerts and the workshops during the day even with the challenges of the good old British Summer weather and the competing ...read more
Scott Newell and Ryan Bloxsom from Bay House School, Gosport have been crowned the 2016 Create & Cook Competition champions after winning over Head Chef judges with a locally sourced menu. Scott, 13 and Ryan, also 13 fought off stiff opposition from their Sussex, Brighton and Isle of Wight rivals at the cookery competition final, held at Newlyns Cookery School near Hook in Hampshire. Their goat themed menu featured home-made goat sausages with goat’s cheese and thyme Yorkshire puddings ...read more
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People in Emsworth and Westbourne are being invited to remember a loved one, or mark a special event, by sponsoring a tree at their new community orchard. Applications are now open. The orchard, at Hampshire Farm Meadows, has been set up by local environmental group Greening Westbourne. Since November, the group has planted 16 apple trees on the site, on the border of the two communities. Now local people are being invited to adopt one of the trees, or buy more. They can remember a family ...read more
Emsworth will once again be participating in British Food Fortnight, from 17th September to 2nd October. British Food Fortnight is a wonderful opportunity for Emsworth to showcase its food heritage but more than that it’s about the community coming together to celebrate itself through food. There is an amazing program of events and activities over the fortnight from local producer Markets to Apple Pressing Day, from a Community Seafood Lunch on the Quay to a Traditional Pie Masterclass and so ...read more
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Mengham Junior School staff and pupils were thrilled to have a special visit from wildlife presenter, naturalist and all-round adventurer Steve Backshall! The children had entered an exciting Ordnance Survey competition combining geography, wildlife and photography. Primary school children across Britain had taken part, the objective was to take wildlife photos and plot them on a map of their school’s area. We were so excited to receive the phone call to say that we had won! The winning entries ...read more
The Rowlands Castle Heritage Centre is interested in purchasing the superbly detailed model railway built by Peter Goss for its proposed museum. The model is set in Rowlands Castle and features The Green and Railway Station as they appeared during preparations for the D-Day Landings in 1944. Opportunities and locations to store and to display the model railway are currently being discussed. While storage seems assured, suitable venues to display the railway are proving more difficult. ...read more