• Huge gathering of Muslims on Hampshire farm this weekend

    MORE than 30,000 Ahmadi Muslims will meet in Hampshire for the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic this weekend. Jalsa Salana, the UK’s longest running Islamic convention will be held in Worldham, near Alton, will see Ahmadi Muslims

  • Hosepipe ban comes into force today - What it means

    A county-wide hosepipe ban will come into force across Hampshire today. The restrictions on water use are the result of a particularly dry summer coupled with record-breaking temperatures. Low water levels in the rivers Itchen and Test have

  • Romsey man died after choking on food, inquest hears

    A ROMSEY man died after choking on food at his home, an inquest heard. Arthur Sutherland, of Priestlands, died on February 5. The inquest heard that Mr Sutherland, 86, had been eating a meal at home with his wife Christine when he started to

  • Letter: OAP bus passes

    FOR your readers’ benefit, may I clarify the county council’s position on its proposed changes to funding for supported passenger transport schemes in Hampshire. Firstly, it is important to stress that the county council is not proposing, and has

  • Hosepipe ban now in place to protect rivers and water sources

    Hello, This week we’ve written to all our household customers in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight about the introduction of a Temporary Use Ban starting today, August 5, 2022. We know this ‘hosepipe ban’ is likely to have an impact on you, particularly

  • Hampshire historians on show at national festival

    THE Hampshire Field Club was one of 22 organisations that participated recently in the Institute of Historical Research Festival in London to mark the end of a year of celebrating its centenary. As well as major national organisations, including

  • Silver for Winchester swimmer at the Commonwealth Games

    A SWIMMER, originally from Winchester, won a silver medal in the mixed 4x100m freestyle relay at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. The English quartet of Lewis Burras, Tom Dean, Anna Hopkin and Freya Anderson finished second in the mixed 4x100m

  • Cathedral's resident peregrine chicks fly the nest

    Since February, people have followed the journey of Winnie and William, Winchester Cathedral’s resident peregrine parents, as they successfully hatched, brooded and reared two healthy chicks. Now Elizabeth and George have fully fledged the nest

  • Beville ELKINS

    ELKINS Beville Emily Passed away peacefully in Romsey on Monday 18th July 2022, aged 88 years. Beloved wife of the late Dink, she will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. A Celebration of her life will take place in Test Valley Crematorium,

  • Dave WARD

    WARD Dave Dave passed away on 6th July 2022, aged 64 years. Loving Husband, Father and Grandad. All family and friends are welcome to his funeral service on Wednesday 10th August 2022, 10am at Test Valley Crematorium, followed by a reception at The British

  • Tony Hale

    HALE Tony Died peacefully on 16th July, aged 83 years. The family are grateful for precious memories. There will be a Thanksgiving Service at All Saints Church, North Baddesley on Saturday 13th August 2022 at 11am. Informal dress code. Donations to 'Mountbatten

  • Mavis Stirling

    STIRLING Mavis late of Michelmersh & URC Romsey. Passed away peacefully in Dawson Lodge Care Home, West End on 28th July 2022, aged 91 years. Beloved wife of Ian and a much loved and loving mum to Claire and Caroline. Funeral service on Wednesday 17th