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Training for those wanting to lead walks
Enjoy walking? Want to start a walking group in your
neighbourhood or for your community group? This walk leader training
programme could be for you.
Was this your Valentine's gift?
This unique sign was reported stolen from outside Olive and Ted Interiors' new shop on Gordon Avenue on the day of their official opening – which also happened to be Valentine's Day, and the proprietor is wondering if it was given as a Valentine's gift...
Police seek witnesses after Lovers Walk assault
Police say a man knocked a woman to the ground on Lovers Walk off Burgess Road on Monday evening (Feb 16).
Lodge Road: Robbery at Tesco cashpoint
Police report that a woman was robbed in the early hours of Wednesday (Feb 11) at the Tesco cashpoint on Lodge Road.
Olive and Ted Interiors opens on Gordon Avenue
Olive and Ted
Interiors, a new shop specialising in hand painted and vintage
furniture, homeware and accessories, has opened on Gordon Avenue, next
door to Amber Antiques, which re-opened recently after a re-build.
Nuffield takes top theatre award
Southampton’s producing theatre on the university campus, has been named as ‘Regional Theatre of
the Year’ at a top theatre awards ceremony in London.
Help shape decision making in Southampton
People's Panel is looking for Southampton residents who want to
contribute their views to “help shape public services” for their
community”. Photo under CC2 by Nochn Nordlicht
If you're not registered, you can't vote!
gives you a say on who represents you locally, nationally and in Europe
– and one of the candidates in each election will be elected whether
you vote or not! So here's how to register and make your vote count.
What does the future hold for St Denys Community Centre?
With the possibility that Southampton Day Services,
who help manage St Denys Community Centre and use it five daytimes a week, could be
pulled out, chair of St Denys Community Assocation Phil Amey talks about
the risks of increased hire charges for community groups, and the
possibility of a “spiral downwards” if a solution isn't found. Read more
and use the audio player to hear Phil chatting about the centre.
Bluestar announces bus service changes
Bus operator Bluestar is introducing changes to its services
in and around Southampton, including those running through Portswood.
Video: Buddies press to keep Burgess Road Library open
Where to go for advice in Southampton
Advice Southampton, a site that points users to advice that's available – on anything from consumer and debt to health, employment and housing – has been launched atwww.advicesouthampton.org.uk.
MP says residents angry as NHS 'privatised by back door'
Southampton residents have expressed their concern about falling standards in the NHS, according to Portswood's MP Dr Alan Whitehead.
'No Portswood sexual assaults reported in 2014 led to convictions' - Soton Tab
Student news site Soton Tab says that “none of the Portswood sexual assaults reported in 2014”, and only one in “central Southampton” led to convictions. Their full story is here.
Plan for 75 student flats on Portswood Road
Plans to redevelop a Portswood Road site into 75 student
flats have been revealed.
Highfield home of footballer Francis Benali burgled
Police report that the home of Francis Benali in Highfield was broken into sometime between 5.30pm and 8.30pm, Wednesday, December 3.
Kitchen blaze at Westwood Road
Ten firefighters tackled a fire at a property in Westwood Road,
Portswood on Tuesday (Dec 2), and a woman was given oxygen therapy at the scene.
Portswood loos could disappear
Portswood’s public loos could close under council cost-cutting proposals.
Portswood B&Q to close
The B&Q store in Mayfield Road, Portswood, which was set up close to the DIY chain's first shop, is to close on February 28 with jobs at risk - reports the BBC.
Man suffers serious injuries following Portswood knife attack
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man suffered serious hand injuries in an
unprovoked knife attack in Portswood on October 30.
Student union sets up own lettings agency
The students’ union at the University of Southampton has set up its own lettings agency so students get a better housing deal, after a survey revealed low satisfaction with the lettings market.