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21 February 2018
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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 portswood.info
Picture by Oliver Dean, from October Books' Social Saturday Mapjam

 
Peartree Green: Successful conservation event

peatree green team providedCW19Nov460Friends of Peartree Green held their third and most successful conservation work event on Sunday (Nov 19) – writes Jill Doubleday.

 
Put your festive socks on and brighten a young person’s day

no limits appeal single sockSouthampton youth charity No Limits has launched a Christmas Socks appeal, which will see individuals, organisations, local schools and colleges get involved with wearing festive socks to raise money for vulnerable young people across the city.

 
West End hit Hetty Feather comes to Southampton this Christmas

Hetty Feather 460 copyright Helen MurrayNuffield Southampton Theatres (NST) welcomes the Olivier Award nominated and West End hit production Hetty Feather, based on the book by best-selling author Jacqueline Wilson, to NST Campus from November 21.

 
On the lookout for Woodcraft Folk

Apple  pressing reducedThe Southampton Woodcraft Folk, a local group for children and young people, is inviting children and their grown-ups to come along to a local session and find out more.

 
Pedestrian in critical condition following Bitterne Road West collision

bitterne rd west signPolice are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was left in a critical condition following a collision with a taxi opposite the BP petrol station on Bitterne Road West on Sunday (Nov 12).

 
Raising funds for a defibrillator in St Denys

defibrillator-809448 640 pixabayThere's a meeting on Tuesday (Nov 14) for those interested in getting a defibrillator for St Denys.

 
Warn elderly relatives about calls from fake officers, urge police

fraud alert sign pixabayPolice are urging members of the public to warn elderly relatives about phone calls from fake police officers after three people in their 80s gave a total of £25,000 to fraudsters.

 
Accessible carriage launched for Riverside steam railway

wheelchair in new carA new accessible carriage was launched at the miniature steam railway at Riverside Park at the weekend (Oct 22), offering wheelchair access to train rides for the first time.

 
Riverside geese fall 'fowl' of Storm Ophelia

geese at riverside3The glinting silver geese at Riverside Park near Cobden Bridge have been brought down following damage by Storm Ophelia.

 
Free courses: Get to know your tablet and phone

smart phone under cc2 by Japanexperterna dot se Free courses in Bitterne, Portswood and Shirley are starting in November designed to help new owners get more out of their Android or Apple tablet or phone.

 
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