With news this week that food banks are reporting “record demand amid universal credit chaos”, we thought we’d better finally publish our behind-the-scenes look at Southampton food banks, which was filmed in 2016. Read more and scroll down to watch our short video.
Labour’s shadow chancellor John McDonnell was on the election campaign trail in Bitterne Precinct on Tuesday afternoon. Read more to hear him speaking about his party's prospects in the Itchen constituency.
There was a carnival atmosphere in Bitterne Park Triangle on Sunday as roads were shut and crowds turned out in the sunshine to cheer marathon runners. The soundtrack was a marathon fundraising set from Southampton Ukulele Jam, who had pledged to play for 4 hours, 6 minutes and 8 seconds – the average time to run the London Marathon. Read more for further pics.
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Over one hundred years after it was written, Nuffield Southampton Theatre’s new co-production explores one of the most celebrated comedies of the 20th century, Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, putting Southampton’s diverse range of voices at the heart of the show.
The first Southampton Walk the Waterfront challenge was completed on Sunday (April 9), with two walkers – myself, Clare Diaper, and Joey Jones – completing the full walk, and with many others joining in at various points along the way.
Advertising feature: Porstwood Cycles, at 3 St Denys Rd and now open Mondays, offers an impressive range of electric bikes from big names like FreeGo and Wisper, plus non-electric cycles, parts and accessories.
Updated Bitterne Park Primary has said it is “delighted” with the outcome of the recent public inquiry concerning the footpath that currently runs behind the school, as revealed last week by bitternepark.info.
A Southampton woman has been reunited with valuable photos and footage of her daughter taken in 2011, when she was about one year old, after their family camera was found during a litter pick at Deepdene, and an appeal to trace the owner was launched on bitternepark.info.
Regional airline Flybe has launched what it describes as a “new weekend leisure hub” as part of its 2017 summer schedule, making it possible for passengers from eight UK departure points to travel to 12 popular European destinations via Southampton Airport.
Estimates show that 25,110 people in Southampton are living with undiagnosed high blood pressure – one of the leading causes of premature death and disability in England – but free NHS health checks to pick up on the issue are available at various Southamptoin locations.
ABP are looking for a community group that can muster a minimum of 20 willing volunteers to marshal a local section of the ABP Southampton Marathon on Sunday, April 23 – in return for a £250 donation to the group.
October Books, which launched a crowdfunding campaign to help it pay the rent on its Portswood Road shop, has reached its £2500 target in just five days – and says it's now going for a "stretch target" of £5000. Read the story on portswood.info.
Southampton City Council says it will be awarded £892,000 to tackle air quality locally, but pressure group Clean Air Southampton, while welcoming the boost, says initiatives don’t go far enough, and is calling for better monitoring and government measures to “remove diesel vehicles from our streets”.
Approximately 20 people attended the Love the Triangle meeting on Valentine’s evening in the Butcher's Hook to share their ideas about how Bitterne Park Triangle could be improved. Thanks to the organisers for sharing the following summary.
A group of students have launced a crowdfunding campaign to create a community garden in Portswood, that they hope will build important bridges between university students and the local community. Read more on portswood.info