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Police seek Richmond Gardens witnesses
Police are linking what they’re describing as two attempted burglaries, one in Richmond Gardens, Portswood, and another in River Walk in the Townhill Park area of Southampton.
 
Spate of Portswood burglaries
Police have reported 34 dwelling & non-dwelling burglaries in the past three weeks in Portswood, most at insecure properties. They are conducting high visibility patrols and offering advice, particularly at student houses, about security and leaving technology on display.
 
'Ultra local' business network mooted
Would an informal and 'ultra local' business networking group that encourages support, collaboration and inter-trading be of interest?
 
Bus route links Portswood with Eastleigh
wheelers orange bus Local bus operator Wheelers Travel has launched a new service linking Portswood with Eastleigh, and which complements other new services recently introduced by the company.
 
Audio: Listen again to top local talent
Pod Cast If you missed our recent one-and-a-half hour live audio stream, which featured some of the very best Southampton spoken word and musical talent, plus the usual jolly japes, worry not: the 'listen again' facility is now available via our sister site bitternepark.info. 
 
Top winter motoring tips from Highways Agency
breakdown highways agencyHere are some handy hints and tips from the Highways Agency for avoiding breakdowns and making sure your vehicle is in top condition for the colder months ahead.
 
Calling enthusiastic knitters!
knitting croppedNHS Blood and Transplant is looking for enthusiastic knitters to help raise awareness of blood donation for a campaign which runs in February 2014.
 
Two injured following Portswood pub brawl
Portswood Road sign An assault in a Portswood pub aggravated the landlord’s old back injury and left him with bruising. And a 62-year-old friend who came to his aid will probably require surgery.
 
Have you seen stolen bike & white 'tagalong'
bike stolen from St DenysThis bike was stolen from a garage at the back of Eastfield Road (entrance on Griffin Court) in St Denys, it's thought during Saturday night / Sunday morning (Nov 2/3), along with a white child's 'tagalong' bike similar but not identical to this one.
 
Hospital treatment for Westwood Road assault victim
Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in Westwood Road, Portswood.
 
Police issue 'pink pill warning'
Police in Southampton have warned about a batch of dangerous pink-coloured pills they say are in circulation.

 
Roadworks: Highfield Road
traffic coneHighfield Road is scheduled to be closed from Highfield Avenue to the entrance of the University of Southampton's Avenue Campus from November 11-18 for road improvement works.
 
Time to give blood in November
With the clocks going back at the end of October, local people are being urged to use their extra hour to give blood in November.

 
New local history project for Portswood
ImageNew members are being invited to join a friendly new group to learn more about the history of the area of Portswood known as Bevois Mount.
Sir Bevois' head on the front of Portswood's 'forgotten currency'
 
Chris Packham recalls growing up in Southampton
chris packham under CC3 by Waggers frm Humphrey the Camel‘Local lad’, naturalist Chris Packham was Kirsty Young’s recent castaway on Radio 4’s ‘Desert Island Discs’. He recounted tales of growing up in Southampton, of studying at the University of Southampton, and explained how he has no wish to have children of his own.

 

 
Man attacked by gang for mobile phone
Detectives have issued an appeal for witnesses following an attempted robbery and assault at Lawn Road, between Portswood Road and St Denys.
 
Portswood People: Stephen Smith
ImagePortswood Hardware is something of a Portswood institution, offering everything from a light bulb and pet food through to DIY accessories. Read on for more photos.
Pics: Ann MacGillivray
| More portswood people
 
Formula One tech to reduce bus emissions
first no 7 busThe council has been awarded a £632,700 government grant to install the latest pollution-reducing and fuel saving technology on the city's buses.

 
Weekly ticket for First’s 7 bus service
First has introduced a £10 weekly ticket, available from drivers, for its Service 7 route which links Townhill Park, Midanbury, Bitterne Park and Portswood with Southamtpon city centre.
 
Celebrating Peace Day in Southampton
peace walk sept 2013 elham soleimaniMarching for peace on the UN's International Day of Peace. (Sept 21). Around 50 locals met at the Queen's Peace Fountain in East Park to sing and walk hand in hand down through Southampton's beautiful parks. See previously. Pic: Elham Soleimani
 
Youths push woman to ground and make off on her mountain bike
Police are appealing for witnesses after a 56-year old woman was left badly shaken having been pushed to the ground by two youths, who then both made off on her mountain bike.
 
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