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New Race for Life kids’ event launching in Southampton

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Race for Life
Southampton boys and girls are being invited to get muddy while raising funds to beat cancer at a new event from Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

'Poison' warning for dog walkers in Bitterne Park

dog john-price-340033 unsplashUPDATED Reports are circulating on social media warning dog owners to be vigilant because “some kind of poison” is “being put down” in the area.

Met Office warns of wind, ice – even snow

IMG 6211 7The Met Office has issued Yellow Warnings of wind, ice and even snow for Southampton this week.

Chance to meet local police

police sign2You can meet local police officers and discuss issues of concern, including anti-social behaviour at Haskins Garden Centre, Mansbridge Road on Saturday, January 27 from 3pm.

Live music at The Point this spring

The Point pr shotLocal artists The Chateau Bateau Band and Grant Sharkey are among those on the bill for The Point’s new spring music season – writes Kieran James.

Get involved with local environmental work

frogs copseIf your New Year's resolution is to get outside more, or get more involved in your local community, then you may like to pitch in and help with some environmental work.

Special offer on Cinderella (the musical) at the NST Campus

cinderella shoe 200pxPROMOTED Enjoy 10% off Band A, B and Band C tickets on the Thursday evening performance by using the code BITTERNEPARK when you book online or via the Box Office. OFFER CLOSES at 5pm on the performance day, Thursday 18 January. To book CLICK HERE or call 023 8067 1771.

Talking about women’s suffrage in Southampton

Image Bevois Mount History group will be talking about women's suffrage in Southampton at Portswood Library in February, marking the centenary of the first British women to get the vote. Read more on

'Sinkhole' causes Whitworth Crescent closure

whitworth crescent closure diversion signMuch of Whitworth Crescent is expected to be closed to traffic until around January 26 as engineers work on a collapsed pipe running beneath the road.

What next for Triangle shop unit?

advanced windows sign goneUPDATED Signage for the Advanced windows shop at the Triangle has now been removed, begging the question: what next for this large Triangle unit?

Portswood Cycles in the local community

FreeGo Electric Bikes Green Regency300pxAdvertising 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.

When the council will collect your Christmas tree

end of christmas tree 5 under cc2 by Ann OroSouthampton City Council says it will be collecting real Christmas trees from the kerbside from January 8 for two weeks.

City introduces new banks to recycle wider range of plastics

SCC Mixed plastics recycling bank 200 - mock upUpdated Extra plastic recycling facilities are being introduced by Southampton City Council so residents can recycle plastic pots, tubs, trays and cartons not currently accepted through kerbside collections.

Christmas cash boost for community groups

southern water treatment works signA total of £5,000 has been donated to local groups and projects – including Friends of Riverside Park, Friends of St Denys and Friends of Portswood Rec – by Southern Water as part of its Community Grants scheme. Read more on

Bitterne Park School remains ‘good’ – Ofsted inspectors

bitterneparkschoollogoThe schools watchdog Ofsted has said Bitterne Park School continues to be ‘Good’, shortly after moving into its new school building and under the leadership of a recently appointed headteacher.

Retirement Living apartments available to buy off-plan from December

McCarthy&Stone BitternePark Cam01 WEB (Medium)Advertising feature: Updated with video tour! McCarthy & Stone’s brand new waterfront Retirement Living development is coming soon to Bitterne Park and will be available to buy off-plan from December 2017!

Flower Boutique opens in former Barnardo’s premises

flower boutiqueUpdated: Newcomer to the Triangle The Flower Boutique opened this week in the premises previously occupied by popular charity shop Barnardo’s, but the number of empty Triangle units could be growing.

Kent Road 'to be quieter after Xmas'

kent road lorriesSouthampton Green Pary has said that a campaign to stop heavy traffic using Kent Road in St Denys has been "in part successful".
• Greens call for action over St Denys traffic ‘blight’

How your winter fuel payment could help others

heating-949081 640 pixabay 460Local charity Age UK Southampton is reminding people born on or before August 5, 1953 that they could get between £100 and £300 from the government to help pay their heating bills.

Portswood's October Books looking for new home

october books, portswood, southamptonCo-operative community bookshop October Books is set to quit its Portswood premises and is on the lookout for a new home because it says it cannot afford a rent increase. Read the full story on
Picture by Oliver Dean, from October Books' Social Saturday Mapjam

Families enjoy Cobbett Library’s busy Christmas fayre

cobbett christmas fayre 2017santa and elfIt was a very busy Christmas fayre at Cobbett Hub and Library on Saturday (Nov 25) as youngsters queued to see Father Christmas and the Friends group thanked two long-serving committee members who have been instrumental in keeping the library open.

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