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"Thank you very much for advertising the Titanic walks, for Friends of Southampton Old Cemetery... We had a huge number of people attend the walks, which in turn has raised the interest in the Friends group and the work we do. "

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Warning over Hampshire roadside scams
motorway under CC2 Ed TownendPolice have warned motorists about scammers operating from lay-bys on main routes and junctions, especially the M3, M27 and A303.


Intruder jumps from first-floor window
A couple returned to their Earls Road home at around 5.45pm on February 24 to find an intruder upstairs.
Audio: The future of local libraries
warwick payne being interviewedOur sister site includes an audio interview made on National Libraries Day with, among others, Cllr Warwick Payne, cabinet member for housing and leisure, on the future of local libraries in Southampton. Hear it from this link.
How do you see Southampton?
Yvonne Lemmen writes to say she's working on a research project to find better ways to promote Southampton, and is conducting a survey to find out how residents perceive the city as a place to visit, live and work in. Take part here.
Creative space above Old Fat Cat mooted
tyrell and green under ccUsing some of the significant space previously used by department store Tyrrell and Green above the former Old Fat Cat – now the Frog & Parrot – pub in Above Bar for much needed community art space is currently being mooted.
Image of Tyrell & Green under CC by Steve9091


Woman thwarts Highfield robbery attempt
highfield lane signPolice are investigating a failed robbery attempt against a local woman on Highfield Lane, at the junction of Brookvale Road at 6.36 am on Monday, January 14.
Looking ahead at The Nuffield

nuffield theatre sign2 thumbFrom a modernisation of Dickens'Curiosity Shop, set in a vintage record store, to the award-winning London favourite The 39 Steps, in which four actors take on 139 parts in 100 minuteswe preview the upcoming Nuffield season.

Pub sales: Game rules need to change
castle_pub_closed In an opinion article for our sister site, a Southampton MP says pub owners should be required to sell pubs on the open market, following the acquisition of another city hostelry by Tesco. Full article here.
No further sightings of Portswood's Greek god
Amber Antiques PortswoodThere have been no further sightings of Portswood’s Greek god since he was stolen from the roof of Amber Antiques in August, according to owner Roy Jardine-Boyle.
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Fire service releases man from vehicle on Portswood Road
accident lodge rd / portswood rd / bevois valley A traffic incident involving two cars caused the closure of Portswood Road just after 6pm Tuesday evening (Dec 4) near the Lodge Road junction.
Pic: Ann MacGillivray
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Joiners Arms reaches out to music lovers
The Joiners ArmsThe Joiners Arms, a Southampton music venue that’s played host to famous bands when they were up-and-coming including Oasis and Coldplay, and that's considered important on the UK gig circuit, has appealed for support from music lovers during difficult times.
Help community centre with sensory garden
St Denys Community Centre is on the lookout for more volunteers to help with day-to-day management, and with a sensory garden it’s hoped will be installed to benefit Day Centre users.
'Hall of residence' above Portswood Road shops?
Portswood shops - early 2012-ishOctober 4 was the last official day for comments on an outline planning application which could pave the way for a 'hall of residence' above Portswood shops.
Report: one in seven use community websites
browser Research published by communications regulator OFCOM into the size of the UK ‘hyperlocal’ sector reveals that around one in seven (14%) UK adults say they use local community websites at least monthly.
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IT courses for beginners; free for job seekers
central_libraryCourses in IT for beginners – free for job seekers – are available at the Central Library on Fridays from 9.45am – 2.30pm. Click here for more info or ring 023 8083 2162 to book.
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