East Hampshire

East Hampshire

Neighbours angry at plans to build homes in gardens

PLANS to build five homes in two back gardens have been dubbed as ‘excessive over-development’ by neighbours and councillors.

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PICTURE GALLERY: How the Great Storm swept across the Portsmouth area 30 years ago

Here’s our picture gallery showing the devastating effects of the Great Storm 30 years ago.

Liz Bourne with a wildlife officer on a previous trip to Uganda

Volunteers support wildlife rangers in African country park

CONSERVATION was at the heart of a twinning project which saw volunteers travel to Uganda to help wildlife rangers.

Emsworth Community seafood lunch. Picture by Derek Martin Photography

Menu is catch of the day

THERE was a ‘plaice’ for everyone at the table as people gathered for a community seafood lunch.

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Sydney Knight 17 preparing the starters     
Picture: Habibur Rahman

Students chefs take over Emsworth kitchen

COLLEGE students have taken charge of a kitchen as part of Emsworth British Food Fortnight.

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FRUITY FUN You're never too young to enjoy what nature has to offer. Children with their apple pressing certificates
Pictures: Alistair Gibson, John Tweddell and Steve Bone

WATCH: Emsworth’s Food Fortnight gets off to a golden delicious start

To see our reporter try his hand at apple bobbing, go to portsmouth.co.uk

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Inspirational Woman of the Year finalist, Claire Cook of Hannahs Holiday Home Appeal


Finalists announced for ‘Working Women’s Oscars’

There is not long to go until the finals of the Venus Women of the Year Awards.


Winners of lottery draw

THE winners of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance lottery have been drawn.

Library services are among those facing cuts

REVEALED: Devastating details of £140m cuts to Hampshire County Council

DEVASTATING £140m cuts to council services can be revealed by The News today.

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Hampshire County Council cuts: How will transport services be affected?

HOW will transport, economy and environment services provided by Hampshire County Council be affected under the proposals?

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Workers at the factory in the 1930s. David Peters's original picture.

NOSTALGIA: Memories of a Portchester factory

Recent stories here about the old Midland Cattle Products factory at Wicor Mill, Portchester, prompted David Wilson to get in touch.

A child gets up close to the swans and ducks   
Picture: Martyn Hudson

Highway robberies and Victorian butterfly catchers on the lake

Characters from the rich history of Petersfield Heath Lake converged on its shores to bring the past to life.

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Artisans show off their amazing work at monthly craft fair

From quilting and knitting to intricate jewellery and pottery, Rowlands Castle Craft Fayre always has a wonderful array of handmade goods.

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St Hubert's by John Robinson

Ancient Finchdean church will host exhibition from the very best artists

Paintings, prints, photography, textile, ceramics, glass, metal and other 3D works will be on display at a very special church.

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St Alban’s Church before the Second World War when the church was severely bombed

NOSTALGIA: Walker Brothers, Humperdinck and Hendrix for less than 65p

No doubt many went to the Victorious festival on Southsea common over the bank holiday weekend.

Canon Gill Hill is looking forward to the churchs flower show

Flower show brings the church and village together

WE’RE really excited that All Saints Church in Catherington will be hosting a Flower, Produce and Handicraft Show tomorrow.

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Manor Lodge Road in Rowlands Castle where Thursday's fatal crash happened

Residents shocked as driver is killed when car crashes into tree

RESIDENTS in a quiet village have spoken of their shock after a driver was killed in a collision with a tree near their homes.


Raffle with a 1940s theme

A VINTAGE raffle is taking place on Saturday, September 2 at Willow Lodge, Emsworth, for residents and their families.

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Dad David Podger, Tommy Podger and mum Lizzie at Petersfield Heath for the second graduation

Family given chance to celebrate graduation after dad was kicked off flight at Southampton Airport

WHEN a father was forced to miss his son’s graduation after an airline kicked him off his flight, he thought he had missed his ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity.

Hambledon rose is just one of the wines at Hambledon Wine Festival

ALISTAIR GIBSON: Enjoy the ‘Glastonbury of wine festivals’ in Hambledon

There is absolutely no doubt the best way to learn more about wine is to taste it, and if you can taste it with the people who actually produce it, so much the better.

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