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Reduce, reuse and recycle says green party to students

Published on 15th Dec 17

Eleanor Hill and Ed Broomfield from the East Hampshire Green Party visited Treloar’s on 15th November to spread their message of reduce, reuse, recycle to a group of Treloar School students.

Make your Christmas perfect with Hampshire Farmers’ Market

Published on 14th Dec 17

 Wrap up warm and enjoy a stroll through the winter markets this Christmas.

December Paws For Thought

Published on 14th Dec 17

 Hello everyone, it’s Barney here! I am excited for Christmas this year; not only do I get lots of lovely treats and presents to play with I will have more time to go on walkies and sleep.

Give something back and Join the Hayling Island Businessmen’s Club

Published on 13th Dec 17

 Supporting those less fortunate through fundraising events and activities the team continually have an active presence in community life ...

Sailing 4 Cancer

Published on 13th Dec 17

The bravery of three men who boarded a life raft for 24 hours last month has raised money for Sail 4 Cancer.

Support Treloar’s for an evening of Christmas Sparkle and Festive Fun

Published on 12th Dec 17

As Christmas fast approaches, it is finally time to start getting festive ...

Hampshire Fare Takes Local Food to the Classroom

Published on 11th Dec 17

  Youngsters learn about the importance of Hampshire produce. Schoolchildren have been encouraged to explore local produce by the Hampshire Fare...

Yuletide Festival & Christmas Lights Switch-on

Published on 8th Dec 17

  There was certainly something for everyone at this year’s combined Yuletide & Christmas Lights Switch-on event.

Port Solent's Festival of Christmas

Published on 8th Dec 17

 Eat, drink, be merry and feel the festive cheer this weekend at Port Solent’s annual Festival of Christmas.

Have you started your Christmas shopping? Are you browsing online for the perfect gift?

Published on 8th Dec 17

The King’s Arms (KA) is a local charity that works with young people. We are passionate about helping our youth to be the very best they can ...

Popular farmers’ market set to please crowds this Christmas

Published on 7th Dec 17

 The Hampshire Farmers’ Market promises to be another busy event welcoming crowds to the Alton area on the 10th December, from 10am to 2pm.

Gunwharf Quays to host first Christmas Carol Concert

Published on 7th Dec 17

 Visitors to Gunwharf Quays on Thursday 14th December will be able to take in the festive atmosphere with a very special Carol Concert being held in the shopping centre.

Lloyds wine bar raises funds for the RNLI

Published on 6th Dec 17

Hayling RNLI Lifeboat crew member Lloyd Pepperell organised with his parents a ‘Take Away Supper’ night in Peperelli’s Wine Bar and raised £642.

The seal population for the Solent area is on the up!

Published on 6th Dec 17

 The Solent seal population is on the up, according to a new aerial survey.

Pay It Forward This Christmas

Published on 5th Dec 17

An act of kindness can make a huge difference in the lives of those receiving the special gesture...

Victorian Festival of Christmas

Published on 4th Dec 17

 Thousands of people enjoyed Portsmouth’s Victorian Festival of Christmas at the weekend.

Spirit-of-the-South Seeking A New Musical Director

Published on 4th Dec 17

 After eight years, our present director is looking forward to doing more singing, than waving of the hands.

Volunteers needed to dish up Christmas dinner

Published on 4th Dec 17

A community group is looking for volunteers to help with providing a free dinner to people who would otherwise be alone on Christmas day.

Christmas Cut Backs

Published on 1st Dec 17

Tips and tricks to avoid overspending in the festive season

Christmas In Emsworth

Published on 30th Nov 17

 Events in Emsworth during the festive period including the Switching on of the Christmas Lights & the arrival of Father Christmas, Emsworth Christmas Market Day Featuring Hampshire Farmer’s Market and many more... Photo: John Tweddel

Help stop men dying too young. Join the movement.

Published on 28th Nov 17

Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends face a health crisis that isn’t being talked about. Men are dying too young. We can’t afford to stay silent.

Is your neighbour okay this winter?

Published on 22nd Nov 17

Imagine sitting in a room alone and in silence. How would you feel? What would you be thinking knowing that there is nobody expected to see you for a long period of time?

Unemployment continues to be at lowest in 40 years

Published on 21st Nov 17

 The latest employment figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that the rate of unemployment remains at 4.3% - the lowest in 40 years.

A success! Awards recognise amazing individuals across Hampshire

Published on 16th Nov 17

A charity has celebrated working with schools, businesses, volunteers and young people at their annual Amazing People Awards.

Volunteers come together to transform garden space over six day project

Published on 8th Nov 17

 A selfless man has brought new life to a garden area which was over grown and miserable.

Health benefits when walking to school

Published on 8th Nov 17

Parents were encouraged to leave the car at home and walk their children to school last month.

Unloc Student Voice Academy

Published on 8th Nov 17

A social enterprise says it is important students from across the area have their voices heard.

Waterlooville Community Forum

Published on 8th Nov 17

 The Waterlooville Community Forum distributes funds for projects across the area enhancing positive community life.

Walkers Along Hayling Island

Published on 8th Nov 17

 At least 80 walkers enjoyed a stroll along Hayling Island’s seafront raising awareness of dementia in September.

Light Up Drama Group

Published on 8th Nov 17

 Children interested in drama can explore the activity through fun and engaging weekly classes ...

Meon Valley Marathon

Published on 8th Nov 17

The Meon Valley is set to host its Half Marathon event on November 5.

Young people to join police youth commission

Published on 8th Nov 17

 There has been a call for young people to have their say on the crime and policing issues across the county.

Scout Association calls for more adult volunteers

Published on 8th Nov 17

 The Scout Association is calling on people to volunteer at their local scout group offering fun, challenge and adventure to young people.

Alton Food Bank

Published on 8th Nov 17

 We are here to help families and individuals across the Alton area who may be experiencing a financial crisis ...

Early Christmas present for drivers in Alton and Petersfield

Published on 8th Nov 17

 Christmas has come early for shoppers who will now be able to park their cars for free.

Help someone this winter with a Reverse Advent Calendar

Published on 7th Nov 17

 Winter can be a difficult time for everyone – especially the many families around us who struggle on a daily basis of ensuring their families have enough to eat ...

Small change. Big difference.

Published on 6th Nov 17

 Your pennies have the power to save a life. The Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Air Ambulance rely on cash donations to offer its life-saving services ...

Treloar’s welcomes Harvard scholar as speaker for annual Art lecture

Published on 6th Nov 17

 As we approach the winter months we are starting to prepare for our final events of the year. One of these events includes our annual Art Lecture which will be held on Tuesday 21st November.

RNLI Have a busy Saturday in September

Published on 6th Nov 17

Hayling Lifeboats went out 3 times on Saturday 30 September, to tow a yacht home, to rescue a 93 year old dinghy sailor and finally to look for 3 men lost in the gathering darkness.

Giant Christmas Market

Published on 6th Nov 17

 THE GIANT indoor Christmas Charity Market is to be held in Petersfield Festival Hall on Saturday, December 2nd with 70 stalls ...

Performing Arts (Panto season just ahead)

Published on 6th Nov 17

 With Christmas just around the corner, we’re feeling another panto season coming on (oh yes we are!). Nothing quite gets you in the mood for the festive spirit like a pantomime and plenty of laughter with friends and family ...

Hounds for Heroes dog EJ makes himself at home

Published on 6th Nov 17

For the last four years the Holiday Inn Winchester has been hosting Hampshire based charity Hounds for Heroes ...

Gardening - Winter Colour

Published on 6th Nov 17

The leaves have been falling fast, and so have the temperatures… winter is definitely nearly here. However, that does not mean there is nothing to be done in the garden!

Alton Set To Remember

Published on 1st Nov 17

The Town Mayor of Alton will lead the town’s annual act of remembrance on Sunday 12 November 2017 at the traditional ceremony and service ... 

Remembrance Day

Published on 31st Oct 17

The nation will fall silent on Sunday 12th November to remember the thousands of servicemen and women who have died to secure and protect our freedom.

FOR THE LOVE OF SAUSAGE AND PIE

Published on 31st Oct 17

To celebrate UK Sausage Week (Monday 30 October - Sunday 5 November), Hampshire Fare has announced that the new look Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition

WIN a £500 Shopping Spree at Gunwharf Quays

Published on 30th Oct 17

WIN a £500 Shopping Spree at Gunwharf Quays Light it Up for Barnardo’s Fireworks Extravaganza

Festive Season Solutions from the Holiday Inn Winchester

Published on 30th Oct 17

Activities to do this festive season from the Holiday Inn Winchester

Pop goes the cork at Port Solent’s Prosecco Festival

Published on 16th Oct 17

Saturday evening saw ladies, friends, couples and colleagues join together to have a party like no other at Port Solent’s first ever Prosecco Festival.

All About Pumpkins

Published on 25th Sep 17

With Halloween just around the corner, here is everything you need to know about autumn’s favourite food…

Christmas Day Dinner 2017

Published on 25th Sep 17

Over the past three years, the Christmas day Friends have held a Christmas Day Dinner at the Drayton Centre for people living in the Drayton and Farlington area who would otherwise spend Christmas day on their own.

Kitchen Cutbacks

Published on 25th Sep 17

Are you sick and tired of wasting money on food? Have a read of our clever kitchen cutbacks below to see how you can make savings on your food bill this autumn…

Trusts and Foundation support (HIOWAA)

Published on 25th Sep 17

Trusts and Foundation support has been an integral part of many charities fundraising strategy, however it is often a misunderstood or totally forgotten part of fundraising for many other charities.

Shop for a good cause at The Dummer Fair

Published on 25th Sep 17

Treloar’s are one again proud to be chosen as the charity for this year’s Dummer Fair. 

Victory AC run for The Hayling RNLI

Published on 25th Sep 17

Once again the Victory AC Relay Marathon on August 20th raised funds for the Hayling RNLI Station which runners passed on their way round the Island.

DIY Rocket Launch!

Published on 25th Sep 17

You may have seen the hurriedly but lovingly made DIY rockets being launched on the Avenue in the summer, spraying an excited group of young people with water. This was the culmination of a week’s worth of fun at the Kings Arms youth centre.

Autumn Cleaning (Gardening Tips)

Published on 25th Sep 17

There’s always something to be doing in the garden – even in the autumn months - so we’ve put together our top gardening tips for October.

The Big Pink (Breast Cancer Care)

Published on 25th Sep 17

Gather your family, friends and colleagues together this October, and help support people with breast cancer by raising money for Breast Cancer Care…

The Blue Bell Inn and the Good Beer Guide 2018

Published on 21st Sep 17

The Blue Bell is delighted to announce, for the first time in its history, that it has an entry in the definitive guide to finding the perfect pint...

Launch Of Business Buddies

Published on 29th Aug 17

As someone who started my business from scratch 12 years ago, I have always understood how difficult it is to run and grow a company, and often how lonely it is too! ...

 

"Famous Five's" cycle adventure for Treloar's

Published on 29th Aug 17

Five intrepid riders took to the road at the end of July for the 2017 Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100.

The Youthlink Directory is coming...

Published on 29th Aug 17

The Youthlink Directory has been created specifically for young people who live in the Petersfield, Liss and Liphook area ...

RNLI Lifeboats Open Day A Success

Published on 29th Aug 17

Hayling RNLI Lifeboats Open Day was blessed with fine weather and 100’s of visitors who enjoyed the day and raised a lot of cash.

Hampshire’s Highest Quiz

Published on 29th Aug 17

Hampshire’s Highest Quiz is set to take place on Wednesday 13th September at the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth.

The Allen Gallery

Published on 29th Aug 17

The Allen Gallery is an intimate setting which houses one of the South’s most outstanding ceramics collections of English, continental and oriental pottery, porcelain and tiles from 1250 to the present day.

Explore Alice Holt Forest...

Published on 29th Aug 17

This September, how about taking the kids for a great day out in the woods! You can walk, cycle, play or have a picnic in these lovely surroundings, keeping the kids entertained while you can enjoy some peace in the great outdoors. 

Rainbow Trust's Autumn Fair

Published on 29th Aug 17

An Autumn Fair featuring a fabulous array of stalls in 15th Century Pinglestone Barn, Old Alresford, takes place on 22nd September in aid of Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity...

All About Cycling!

Published on 29th Aug 17

September is the perfect time to dust off your bike and to get outdoors in the beautiful late summer sunshine.

Emsworth Food Fortnight 2017

Published on 29th Aug 17

Since its foundation in 2014 the Emsworth British Food Fortnight has not only won National Awards but has become one of the most successful food events of its type in the UK celebrating local food, local people and Emsworth itself.

Harvest Time

Published on 29th Aug 17

September is the month to start your autumn clean up

Gardens to visit this season...

Published on 29th Aug 17

Make the most out of the dwindling summers sun this September with a visit to one of our stunning local gardens.

Clarks Auto Service Ltd Macmillan Coffee Morning

Published on 29th Aug 17

Clarks Auto Service Ltd are holding a Macmillan coffee morning in memory of Della, a close work colleague and friend who sadly has recently lost her fight with cancer.

An Exotic Journey - Mela Restaurant Review

Published on 29th Aug 17

Mela restaurant have been taking customers on an exotic journey through the rich food heritage of India, Bangladesh and Pakistan for the past 12 years…

Food & Drink in Meon Valley

Published on 29th Aug 17

Flint churches, thatched cottages and chalk streams flank the quiet lanes and rolling hills of the Meon Valley: the epitome of country life in England.

Meon Valley Music Festival

Published on 29th Aug 17

It’s time to get excited, for the West Meon Music Festival is fast approaching!

September Savings

Published on 29th Aug 17

For some, September can be a tricky month for money; especially if you have indulged in a fabulous summer holiday!

Tart Zine Launch Party at The Charles Street Tap!

Published on 23rd Aug 17

Tart Zine is an independent publication based in Petersfield which celebrates local talent.

T-Fest held at Treloar’s in July

Published on 25th Jul 17

The weather was fabulous for the third annual T-Fest held at Treloar’s in July.

Paws For Thought - Summer!

Published on 25th Jul 17

Hello everyone, its Barney here!

Back To School!

Published on 25th Jul 17

With September just around the corner, its time for parents to start the dreaded ‘back to school’ shopping routine. But fear not, we have compiled a few top tips to ensure you shop wisely when preparing for the start of your children’s new school year.

Victorious Festival is coming up!

Published on 24th Jul 17

With the Victorious Festival on our doorstep in Portsmouth, it really does seem rude not to check it out. The Festival is held on 25th, 26th and 27th of August and the great 2017 Line Up includes Madness, Stereophonics, Olly Murs and Rita Ora.

The best summertime walks in the area...

Published on 24th Jul 17

Our local areas landscape leaves plenty to be explored and - lucky for us - the beauty of some of England’s most inspiring countryside can easily be experienced on foot, especially during the stunning summer months.

Top 5 Sunny Days Out!

Published on 24th Jul 17

Our local area is no doubt stunning, especially in the summer months. Here are 5 recommendations for Days Out...

HAIOWAA Fun Day!

Published on 24th Jul 17

Lots of fun activities to join in on the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance fun day!

And Relax... (Gardening Tips)

Published on 24th Jul 17

It’s August – the perfect time to enjoy the sunshine in the beauty of your own garden. This is finally time to reap the rewards of all the hard work you have put into your garden this year.

Seven homemade rafts took to the water on Saturday 8 July

Published on 24th Jul 17

Seven homemade rafts took to the water on Saturday 8 July in the Ship Inn Raft Race to raise funds for the Hayling Island RNLI Station

Butser Ancient Farm is hosting a hands-on Try It! Day

Published on 24th Jul 17

Butser Ancient Farm is hosting a hands-on Try It! Day on Friday 28 July.

Miller homes makes dreams come shoe

Published on 24th Jul 17

Miller Homes is putting a spring in the step of pupils at a Hampshire school with a special competition to support Walk to School Week.

Food To Dine For - Charles Street Tap (Review)

Published on 29th Jun 17

As soon as you step foot inside the Charles Street Tap, you know it’s something special ...

Enjoy your garden this summer!

Published on 28th Jun 17

With plants growing faster, its important to keep on top of your gardening tasks in July.

Alton Festival Season

Published on 27th Jun 17

A few events we suggest you check out in Alton during the festival season!

Win with Treloar's!

Published on 27th Jun 17

Our weekly lottery is a fun way to help the severely disabled young people who live and learn at Treloar’s. 

May brings a few funny rescues for the RNLI

Published on 27th Jun 17

We have had 12 ‘shouts’ in May/June, none serious and some amusing!

One jump for your air ambulance

Published on 27th Jun 17

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance bring us an advanced Critical Care team to people in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight when they need it most.

Where to take the kids this summer

Published on 27th Jun 17

Ensuring the children have an action packed fun summer can seem a little daunting. So we have compiled a list of some fantastic local events going on to keep you and your children busy and entertained!

The Beauty Of Camping...

Published on 27th Jun 17

Taking a trip into the wilderness and sleeping under the stars is a magical experience. The beauty of camping is the opportunity to live amongst wildlife for an exciting holiday that will not cost you a fortune. And there is no better time than summer to reconnect with nature.

New Forest Show

Published on 27th Jun 17

Join in on three days full of agricultural fun at the New Forest Show on 25th, 26th & 27th July. This year marks the Shows 97th year and celebrates its ranking among the top ten agricultural shows in the country.

Alton Watercress Line Bus Rally

Published on 27th Jun 17

On Sunday 16th July, Anstey Park becomes home to the Alton Watercress Line Bus Rally for another year.

Curry and Quiz events raise funds for Hounds for Heroes

Published on 22nd Jun 17

​The Holiday Inn Winchester recently hosted another special charity fund raising event for Hounds for Heroes, raising a total of £1429 for the charity.  

Treloar’s hosts its fourth annual Day of Disability Sports

Published on 9th Jun 17

On 24 May Treloar’s hosted its fourth annual Day of Disability Sports. Over 35 students and staff from Perrins, Amery Hill and Alton Convent School came to the Treloar’s campus to play and learn about disabled sports with our students. 

Gunwharf Quays to host Portsmouth's first Seafood Festival

Published on 7th Jun 17

Seafood lovers are in for a real treat this summer as Gunwharf Quays plays host to Portsmouth's very first Seafood Festival. 

Summer Holiday Spending

Published on 5th Jun 17

With summer just around the corner, there are many ways to start planning ahead to ensure that you don’t splash too much cash whether you are spending your summer holidays at home or away.

Have fun supporting the RNLI this summer

Published on 5th Jun 17

Come and kayak, race on a raft or sponsor someone taking part, or visit the Lifeboat Station and drive a lifeboat! 

Marathon success for Treloar’s!

Published on 5th Jun 17

It takes a lot of drive and determination
 to run a marathon 
and Treloar’s are
very proud that 
this year we have
 12 runners in the 
London Marathon
 who between them
have raised over
 £20,000. 

Focus on adolescent mental health

Published on 5th Jun 17

Anxiety is a big issue for today’s young people with one in ten suffering with a diagnosable mental health disorder, and over half of all mental ill health starting by age 14.

Hounds For Heroes support from Holiday Inn Winchester

Published on 5th Jun 17

The staff at the Holiday Inn Winchester miss the patter of paws around the hotel after hosting a series of successful training sessions for Hounds for Heroes.

Jane Austen Regency Week 2017

Published on 5th Jun 17

Come and celebrate the life of the internationally admired writer, Jane Austen, during the annual 9-day Regency Week Festival. The Jane Austen Regency Week is being held on our doorstep, in Alton and Chawton, on 17th - 25th June.

Kitesurfing Armada at Hayling Island

Published on 2nd Jun 17

From 9-11 June, Hayling Island will be holding the unique kitesurfing festival run by The Virgin Kitesurfing Armada. For the 5th year running, the event will bring the kitesurfing and local communities together to kitesurf, eat, drink, listen to great music and break Guinness World Records all in the name of charity. 

10 Years of Extraordinary Service - HAIOWAA

Published on 1st Jun 17

Come and help us celebrate our 10th year as an Air Ambulance on Saturday 1st July at Thruxton Race Course, 10am till 4pm. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance will be holding a family fun day with a variety of fun activates for all the family.

Deaf Awareness Week

Published on 18th May 17

Everything you need to know about being deaf aware. National charity Action on Hearing Loss is urging people to abandon any stereotypes they might have about the 11 million people living with hearing loss in the UK and help bridge the communication gap for Deaf Awareness Week.

The Youth Of Alton Commemorate Jane Austen

Published on 9th May 17

On Saturday 20th May, 1pm-3pm in Alton’s Public Gardens the youth of Alton will be staging ‘Potted Jane.’  Students from Alton Secondary Schools, Convent and College School will be commemorating the 200th anniversary of when local literary icon Jane Austen left her home in Chawton for the final time. 

May Half Term Activities

Published on 8th May 17

With yet another half term holiday just around the corner, we wanted to ensure that keeping your children entertained is the least of your worries. 

Get set for growing season

Published on 8th May 17

May is the month to begin planting your vegetables and flowers outdoors in their final growing period (weather permitting of course!). 

Inspring Others

Published on 8th May 17

1st-7th June marks the annual Volunteers’ Week, which aims to celebrate the commitment made by millions of volunteers and to inspire others to get involved in volunteering. There isn’t a more perfect time to start…

Festival fun at the Capital of Watercress

Published on 8th May 17

On Sunday 21st May, Alresford will be brought to a standstill, when the watercress beds surrounding the town are awash with new season watercress, and the ‘Capital of Watercress’ plays host to the annual Festival held in honour of this peppery leaf.

Twelve years of TDG

Published on 6th Apr 17

The Directory Group is celebrating its 12th birthday – 12 years of generating great new business for hundreds of local companies.

Taking to the runway

Published on 5th Apr 17

Keen fundraisers from across the county are set to lace up their trainers and take to the runway in aid of a vital local cause.

Are you up for the challenge...?

Published on 5th Apr 17

Put your best foot forward and help raise funds and awareness for Treloar’s by taking part in the St Swithun’s Way Walk & Run on Sunday 7th May…

Spring clean your finances

Published on 5th Apr 17

What better time than April to spring clean your finance and reassess your spending habits. So at TDG, we have compiled a few suggestions to help you to start saving your money this month…

Giving young people the help they need

Published on 5th Apr 17

Are you involved with young people? Do you offer activities, opportunities or clubs for young people aged between 11 and 19?  If you support this age group, voluntarily or otherwise, The King’s Arms would like to hear from you…

Gardening tips: April

Published on 5th Apr 17

April is the time to continue with the spring-cleaning of your garden in preparation for summer.

Step back into prehistoric Britain

Published on 5th Apr 17

Butser Ancient Farm is the perfect place to escape the chaos of modern life and step back into prehistoric Britain…

Something for all ages and tastes at Alton Walking Festival

Published on 5th Apr 17

Whether you are looking to delve into Alton’s history, enjoy the local shops or have a day out in East Hampshire countryside, this year’s Alton Walking Festival offer something for all ages and tastes…

The BIG benefits of shopping small...

Published on 27th Feb 17

The shift towards buying online and the dominance of big chains in recent years has threatened to put an end to many independent businesses.

TDG Gardening: Get set for growing season!

Published on 27th Feb 17

March is the month when the growing season truly gets underway, so if you still haven’t planned your new garden, now is the time to do it!

Emsworth goes funny for money

Published on 27th Feb 17

This March, Emsworth is once again going ‘Funny for Money’ with a whole weekend of activities aimed at bringing a smile to everyone’s faces, from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th March.

A life in Hampshire

Published on 27th Feb 17

2017 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of the universally admired author, Jane Austen. Hampshire Cultural Trust is staging five exhibitions across the county to celebrate her creativity and talent…

History and heroism

Published on 27th Feb 17

Welcome to the first in our new series of features focusing on the fascinating stories and hidden histories of local landmarks, starting with Old Alresford Pond…

Life on the dark side...

Published on 25th Feb 17

Theatre review by Henry Ascoli

The Life, by Performance Preparation Academy, the Bellerby Studio Theatre, Guildford.

Saving made simple...

Published on 1st Feb 17

Welcome to the first in our series of articles offering handy hints to save you money…

Half-term fun!

Published on 1st Feb 17

Stuck for places to take the kids this half-term? Searching for a family day out with a difference in February? Look no further...

Gardening: Preparation is everything

Published on 1st Feb 17

Welcome to the first of our monthly TDG gardening articles, offering top tips and ideas for what to do in the garden this month…

Time to get crafty...

Published on 1st Feb 17

Welcome to the first of our series of articles exploring hobbies and interests all of us can try locally…

Are you ready for the Darkside?

Published on 1st Feb 17

With only a few weeks to go until the Alton Winter Beer Festival at Alton College on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th February, things are ramping up to ensure everything goes smoothly.

The great outdoors

Published on 22nd Dec 16

One of the best ways to keep active during the winter months, and experience the great outdoors, is walking.

To give you some inspiration, here are just a few of our favourite local spots to explore…

Looking back on 2016

Published on 22nd Dec 16

It’s been another brilliant and busy year here at TDG - here are just some of our highlights…

 

A fresh start

Published on 22nd Dec 16

The New Year is the perfect time for a fresh start, a chance to take a different approach, to ‘live for the moment’…

Turning over a new leaf

Published on 22nd Dec 16

Want to stick to your New Year’s Resolutions beyond the third week of January? It’s time to take  a fresh approach. Whatever your ambitions for 2017, start with these seven steps to success…

Looking back...

Published on 22nd Dec 16

The Rowans Hospice is a vital lifeline for so many local people, providing specialist palliative care to those with life-limiting illnesses in south east Hampshire.

At the heart of the community

Published on 22nd Dec 16

The King’s Arms Youth Centre plays a vital part in the lives of many young people across East Hampshire, and here at TDG we’re very passionate about supporting such a hard-working and valuable cause.

A year of support

Published on 22nd Dec 16

This being the Cat & Rabbit Rescue Centre’s (CRRC) 30th anniversary year, it was especially important to raise awareness of this dedicated local cause, which rescues and rehomes cats, rabbits and guinea pigs from its centre in Sidlesham.

Time for a tidy up...

Published on 22nd Dec 16

Top home organisation tips from Benella...

Is the house now overflowing with new toys and gifts?

What's cooking this Christmas?

Published on 28th Nov 16

Here are our top tips on how to go for something different with food and drink this festive season, without losing the Christmas spirit…

Remembering someone special

Published on 28th Nov 16

“Happy Christmas!” A lovely sentiment if you’re feeling full of Christmas cheer, but for people who have experienced a significant loss, Christmas is often a difficult time.

A thought at Christmas

Published on 28th Nov 16

For many of us Christmas is a wonderful time; we are dazzled by glistening lights, excited by unexpected presents, enchanted by smells of mulled apple, cloves and cinnamon, captivated by scenery and music and storylines on good films. 

Fundraising the easy way

Published on 28th Nov 16

The Cat & Rabbit Rescue Centre (CRRC) in Sidlesham, takes in unwanted, abandoned and stray cats, kittens, rabbits and guinea pigs and gives them a good quality of life, until it is possible to find them a forever home…

Keep calm and get ready for Christmas!

Published on 28th Nov 16

Top home organisation tips from Benella...

This month, keep calm and get ready for Christmas!

Behind closed doors

Published on 19th Nov 16

From dark and disturbing to laugh out loud humour, this finely-crafted comedy, penned by one of the nation’s best-known playwrights proved a fine choice for the talented PPA team to bring to the stage.

Behind closed doors

Published on 19th Nov 16

From dark and disturbing to laugh out loud humour, this finely-crafted comedy, penned by one of the nation’s best-known playwrights proved a fine choice for the talented PPA team to bring to the stage.

Comedy gold

Published on 5th Nov 16

Lion & Unicorn Players captured the spirit and energy of this colourful Shakespeare comedy in a vibrant performance which had the Festival Hall audience on the edge of their seats.

Getting into the festive spirit

Published on 1st Nov 16

From beautiful markets to winter wonderland, events and activities across the local area to get into the festive spirit…

Festive fundraiser

Published on 1st Nov 16

Woofs & Wellies is a fun, Christmas-themed sponsored walk for all doggies around the stunning grounds of Stansted Park on Sunday 27th November in aid of Rowans Hospice.

A chance to remember

Published on 1st Nov 16

Remembrance Sunday, which this year falls on 13th November, is a day for the nation to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom. 

Lighting up the town

Published on 1st Nov 16

Petersfield will be lit up with the spirit of Christmas on Friday 25th November, as the community comes together for the big lights switch-on.

A real impact

Published on 1st Nov 16

The Kings Arms is an innovative youth project in the heart of Petersfield, which runs a range of clubs and groups aimed at enabling young people to reach their full potential.

It's all happening...

Published on 1st Nov 16

Your essential guide to arts and entertainment across the local area this month. There’s something for everyone… 

Help to keep cats and kittens warm and fed this winter

Published on 1st Nov 16

The Cat & Rabbit Rescue Centre (CRRC) in Sidlesham, takes in unwanted, abandoned and stray cats, kittens, rabbits and guinea pigs and gives them a good quality of life, until it is possible to find them a forever home…

Making an impact

Published on 21st Oct 16

A team of volunteers from Havant-based Pfizer did their bit to support the local conservation project, Friends of Nore Barn Woods.

Community, education and celebration

Published on 21st Oct 16

Community, education and celebration were central to the theme of this year’s British Food Fortnight in Emsworth, which proved more popular than ever.

Passion and dedication to vital fundraising

Published on 21st Oct 16

The entire Paediatric Team at Cosham’s Queen Alexandra Hospital showed passion and dedication to raise a staggering £30,000 for an important blood gas analyser for the hospital’s children’s department.

Remembering a remarkable man

Published on 21st Oct 16

A historic plaque has been unveiled in honour of a Hampshire hero who, together with his team, changed the course of World War Two.

Treloars students the stars of the show

Published on 21st Oct 16

Treloar School and College students were the stars of the show at this year’s annual Mansion House fundraising gala dinner in London, with HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO in attendance.

Community and democracy

Published on 21st Oct 16

A tribute to modern democracy and Agincourt anniversary archery came together in Alton’s Community Festival.

A chance to be a star!

Published on 26th Sep 16

Children have the chance to show their support for their local hospice by taking part in a special sponsored walk around Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and HM Naval Base.

An opportunity to flourish

Published on 26th Sep 16

The King’s Arms in Petersfield runs clubs that any young person can access, all of which aim to give young people an opportunity to flourish…

Half-term fun in Hampshire

Published on 26th Sep 16

With half-term fast approaching, it’s time to start planning days out, events and activities to keep the kids amused and enjoy fun for all the family. Here’s some ideas and inspiration to get you started…

The Great South Run

Published on 26th Sep 16

Some 25,000 runners will be descending on the south coast on the weekend of 22nd-23rd October to experience the sights of Portsmouth and Southsea in the world’s leading 10-mile run.

How to organise your loft

Published on 26th Sep 16

Home organisation by Benella

This month, how organise your loft... 

Go pink to show your support

Published on 21st Sep 16

Breast Cancer Care is the only UK wide charity providing care, information and support to people affected by breast cancer. 

A dog walk with a difference...

Published on 21st Sep 16

Get your Wellies & Dogs at the ready! Rowans Hospice’s popular sponsored dog walk ‘Woofs & Wellies’ is taking place once again at Stansted Park on Sunday 27th November, including a new 6km route.

Caring for the habitat

Published on 20th Sep 16

A team of local volunteers from a Havant company dedicated their time and efforts to improving the habitat at Billy’s Lake in Waterlooville.

Inspired fundraiser making a difference

Published on 20th Sep 16

An inspired fundraiser from Petersfield has set her sights on making a difference for people living with Type 1 Diabetes.

Coastguard Café's community spirit

Published on 20th Sep 16

Hayling’s Coastguard Café has received recognition for outstanding customer service and community spirit.

Power of three

Published on 20th Sep 16

The Hayling community came together to enjoy a whole host of entertainment at the hugely popular Three Churches Fete.

Getting active in Havant

Published on 20th Sep 16

Youth and community development charity Active Communities Network hosted the Big World Impact (BWI) Project Summer multi-sport event, with Havant MP Alan Mak on hand to give out prizes to some of the youngsters.

Grateful family fundraise for hospital

Published on 20th Sep 16

A grateful family from Leigh Park have raised £2,680.88 towards cancer research projects at Cosham’s Queen Alexandra (QA) Hospital.

Kennels wins award for going 'above and beyond'

Published on 20th Sep 16

Portsmouth’s stray dog kennels have won a gold award from the RSPCA for their contribution to animal welfare.

Midwives' team effort

Published on 20th Sep 16

A team of midwives, maternity support workers and student midwives are running the 10-mile Great South Run on the 23rd October to raise funds for the refurbishment of the maternity bereavement suite at Queen Alexandra Hospital.

Focused on the community

Published on 20th Sep 16

Emsworth’s Blue Bell Inn has earned acclaim for its contribution to the community and focus on local produce.

Fire team retrace daring mission

Published on 20th Sep 16

 

An intrepid team of 23 Hampshire firefighters retraced the paddle strokes of the famous Cockleshell Heroes in a bid to raise £10,000 for charity.

Volunteering values

Published on 20th Sep 16

Are you looking for a career change or to upskill yourself for a job role? Treloar’s volunteering might be the answer if so. 

A helping hand for furniture helpline

Published on 20th Sep 16

A furniture helpline in Bordon received a helping hand from Alton’s largest employer, Laleham Health & Beauty.

Be a star!

Published on 6th Sep 16

Children have the chance to show their support for a great local cause with a special sponsored walk in Portsmouth.

Best of British

Published on 1st Sep 16

Experience the tastes, aromas, sights and sounds of Emsworth during British Food Fortnight (Saturday 17th September – Sunday 2nd October).

Quintessentially English

Published on 31st Aug 16

Chapterhouse’s charmingly warm and witty production of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ took place in the brilliant green surroundings of Gilbert White’s House and Museum.

Benella: Back to school

Published on 26th Aug 16

Home Organisation by Benella: Back to school organising tips... 

Fun-filled summer fete

Published on 25th Aug 16

There promises to be something for everyone at The Rowans Hospice summer fete, a fun-filled family event at Lakeside North Harbour on Sunday 4th September.

Paws for Thought

Published on 23rd Aug 16

Hi everyone, Barney here , writing my monthly column about life as The Directory Group dog…

Making the step up

Published on 23rd Aug 16

The King’s Arms is an innovative youth project in the heart of Petersfield, which runs a range of clubs for different age groups with one shared goal: helping local young people to reach their potential and know their worth. 

Valuable volunteers

Published on 23rd Aug 16

Hundreds of volunteers dedicate many hours of their time across Rowans Hospice and Rowans Trading Company, supporting the work of paid staff and ensuring that the hospice can continue to provide its vital services.

Get ready to rock!

Published on 23rd Aug 16

The UK’s biggest youth music festival returns for its 10-year anniversary in September... 

What will you discover?

Published on 23rd Aug 16

From 8th-11th September, thousands of volunteers across the country invite you to experience local history, architecture and culture with Heritage Open Days… all for free. What will you discover?

What will you discover...?

Published on 23rd Aug 16

From 8th-11th September, thousands of volunteers across the country invite you to experience local history, architecture and culture with Heritage Open Days… all for free. What will you discover?

Cathedral connections

Published on 23rd Aug 16

Learn of Winchester’s fascinating past and cultural heritage in a series of tours and special events hosted by Winchester Cathedral this autumn…

Making the grade

Published on 23rd Aug 16

Joyous A-level students at South Downs and Havant College...

Museum on the move

Published on 23rd Aug 16

Petersfield Museum is on the move...

Socialising and support

Published on 23rd Aug 16

A Hayling Island lunch club which helps improve the social lives of the elderly has received praise from local MP Alan Mak ahead of a special Older Persons Information Fair in October.

The community comes first

Published on 23rd Aug 16

A Havant charity which provides crucial transport for older people in the community is celebrating the arrival of its new minibus.

Double success

Published on 19th Aug 16

A local father and daughter secured jobs at Horizon Leisure Centres after a successful visit to the first ever Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair at Warblington School.

Against the odds

Published on 19th Aug 16

An inspirational patient from Cosham’s Queen Alexandra (QA) Hospital has completed an abseil down the Spinnaker Tower - despite only having the use of one arm.

The Elephant Runner

Published on 19th Aug 16

Asperger’s, anxiety and depression.

Just three of the many aspects of mental health that Clanfield’s Rachel Turner is looking to focus on by making a film raising awareness of the battles she, and many other people, face every day.

Alton's sporting success

Published on 19th Aug 16

Alton College has enjoyed sporting success across a range of disciplines this summer.

The last link in the chain

Published on 19th Aug 16

The final section of a 50-mile path running through the heart of East Hampshire has been completed.

Let's dance!

Published on 4th Aug 16

Enthusiastic staff put on their dancing shoes to raise vital funds for the Paediatrics Department at Cosham’s Queen Alexandra Hospital (QA).

Grand opening

Published on 4th Aug 16

The vital work of The Rowans Hospice in the local community was recognised as the Southern Co-operative opened its landmark 200th convenience store on London Road in Purbrook.

A warm welcome

Published on 3rd Aug 16

A willing band of volunteers came together to breathe new life into the old parcel office at Petersfield train station.

Awards success

Published on 3rd Aug 16

A fantastic team and quality customer service ensured success for Sew Creative at The Petersfield Awards.

A local success story

Published on 2nd Aug 16

The Directory Group’s Poppy Baker lifts the lid on a local success story: the Hogs Back Brewery…

Free family fun!

Published on 2nd Aug 16

Limited budget? No problem.

There are plenty of fun, free, family activities to enjoy in Hampshire this summer. Here are just a few of our favourites…

Calling all cheese lovers!

Published on 2nd Aug 16

Back by popular demand after the huge success last year is Winchester’s Cheese & Chilli Festival… the perfect way to heat up our dreary English summer!

Up for a challenge?

Published on 2nd Aug 16

Up for a challenge this summer?

The Shipwrights Way is a 50-mile trail running all the way from Alice Holt Forest to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. The name of the route reflects the use of oak grown at Alice Holt Forest for Tudor shipbuilding, linking this site with the dockyard, home of the Mary Rose and HMS V

Mental health support

Published on 2nd Aug 16

The King’s Arms is seeking support from the community to expand and initiate a significant provision to serve the mental health needs of young people in and around Petersfield. 

On yer bike!

Published on 2nd Aug 16

Rowans Ride, formerly known as The Ruby Ride, is back for the fifth year with a choice of three challenging routes to suit cyclists of all abilities.

Let the Games begin...

Published on 2nd Aug 16

Three hundred events, 42 sports, 17 days: The Olympics is coming to South America.

Setting sail

Published on 2nd Aug 16

World-class professionals and weekend sailors will be rubbing shoulders on the solent this month, as thousands of visitors flock to soak up the festival atmosphere at the iconic Cowes Week (6th-13th August).

Get organised for a stress-free summer

Published on 2nd Aug 16

Home organisation by Benella: Get organised for a stress-free summer…

Boogie for bubbles

Published on 21st Jul 16

Doctors and nurses at Queen Alexandra Hospital will be taking part in a 12-hour dance-a-thon on Monday 25th July in order to raise money for The Portsmouth Hospitals Charity Bubbles Fund, a £30,000-appeal for a blood-gas analyser for the Children’s Department.

Putting in the miles

Published on 21st Jul 16

A team of midwives from Cosham’s Queen Alexandra Hospital (QA) are training hard between shifts as they prepare to tackle the Great South Run.

A village asset

Published on 21st Jul 16

A tranquil beauty spot in Medstead is set to become even more popular among members of the community thanks to recent restoration work following a council grant.

All the fun at the fete

Published on 21st Jul 16

From dancing to donkey rides, North Hayling Recreation Hall’s annual fundraising fete hosted an array of activities offering fun for all the family.

Face finding fun!

Published on 21st Jul 16

Alresford town centre is set to come alive this summer with “Face Finders”, as residents and visitors of all ages hunt for colourful faces hidden in windows around the town.

Creative skills rewarded

Published on 15th Jul 16

Nine-year-old Arron Killen from Thorney Island Primary School was among the winners in the Woodhorn Group green waste poster competition.

Closer to nature

Published on 15th Jul 16

Local residents in Emsworth and Westbourne are being invited to remember a loved one, or mark a special event, by sponsoring a tree at the new community orchard – and applications are now open.

A vital link

Published on 15th Jul 16

The Emsworth community enjoyed a feast of tea and delicious cakes at the Friends of Emsworth Community Health (FECH) summer fete.

Accessibility, inclusivity and fun

Published on 15th Jul 16

Paralympic gold medallist Dan Bentley is showing his support to Treloar’s with preparations well underway for the first ever Parallel London push/run.

A lasting memento

Published on 15th Jul 16

Four Marks residents will cherish a lasting memento of the Queen’s 90th birthday after they decorated special mugs at the village’s celebrations.

Record breakers!

Published on 15th Jul 16

Hayling Island has secured a place in the history books, as an incredible effort at the Virgin Kitesurfing Armada broke the Guinness World Records title for the Largest Parade of Kitesurfers.

In full bloom

Published on 15th Jul 16

A historic Hayling flower shop is celebrating 80 years in business.

A sight to behold

Published on 15th Jul 16

The island’s top gardeners received recognition for their efforts, as local MP Alan Mak presented prizes at Hayling Island Horticultural Society (HIHS)’s Summer Show.

Strides of support

Published on 15th Jul 16

Scores of keen fundraisers from across the community rallied together to show their support for Cosham’s Queen Alexandra (QA) Hospital by taking part in WardWalk at Staunton Country Park.

Crossing borders

Published on 15th Jul 16

Havant-based vocal harmony group Spirit of the South enjoyed a packed weekend in Scotland with One Acchord.

Helping in the community

Published on 15th Jul 16

A team of volunteers from 9 (Plassey) Battery 12th Regiment Royal Artillery took some time out from their state of High Readiness to help out at a local community centre.

The ride to Rio!

Published on 14th Jul 16

Show your support for the Ride to Rio and help Cosham’s Queen Alexandra (QA) Hospital raise funds for a specialist piece of kit to help patients.

A day to remember

Published on 14th Jul 16

From high in the sky to down on one knee in a matter of seconds…

On to a winner!

Published on 14th Jul 16

It was smiles all round as The Rowans Hospice were the lucky winners of Northwood’s free prize draw.

A proud moment

Published on 14th Jul 16

A former soldier from Denmead  received a hero’s welcome on his return after clinching gold at this year’s Invictus Games.

Summer fun

Published on 5th Jul 16

This summer, treat your kids to a day out at one of these fantastic locations…

Recipe of the Month: July

Published on 5th Jul 16

Recipe of the Month: July

A little help from a friend

Published on 5th Jul 16

The Cat & Rabbit Rescue Centre (CRRC) based in Sidlesham, takes in unwanted, abandoned and stray cats, kittens, rabbits and guinea pigs and gives them a good quality of life, until it is possible to find them a forever home. The charity is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

Simply the best

Published on 5th Jul 16

Rural life takes centre stage in the heart of the Hampshire countryside at the New Forest Show (Tuesday 26th – Thursday 28th July).

Bigger and better

Published on 5th Jul 16

Fun for all the family is in store at the Rowans Hospice Summer Fete, which promises to be bigger and better than ever before in 2016.

A fresh perspective

Published on 5th Jul 16

Experience the festival season from a fresh perspective this summer, as music, food and arts unite at these action-packed events across the local area…

A celebration of local fare

Published on 4th Jul 16

July’s Hampshire Food Festival celebrates the delicious food and drink that is grown, reared and served in the county…

Stress-free summer

Published on 4th Jul 16

Top home organisation tips from Benella: this month, get organised for a stress free summer... 

Jewel in the crown

Published on 30th Jun 16

Encircled by the stunning patchwork quilt and rolling hills of the South Downs, the idyllic village of South Harting is the epitome of the beautiful south…

Learning from the best

Published on 20th Jun 16

Professional cookery students at South Downs College seized the chance to learn from the best during an evening of canapés and fine food.

From tiny acorns

Published on 20th Jun 16

Young people involved in a community project recently enjoyed the opportunity to see how their planting is making progress.

Dedication pays off

Published on 20th Jun 16

Eighteen months of training, fractured bones, torn ligaments and pulled muscles proved worthwhile as Petersfield’s Neil Hawkins raised vital funds for a local cause by tackling the London Marathon.

Missy's lasting legacy

Published on 20th Jun 16

Generous donations from around the world have helped to fund a fitting tribute to Havant’s famous ‘bus stop cat’.

A new era at the Avenue

Published on 20th Jun 16

A gala open day proved the perfect way to mark a new era at Avenue Lawn Tennis, Squash and Fitness Club.

Quick thinking

Published on 20th Jun 16

A diabetic midwife from Cosham’s Queen Alexandra Hospital played a vital role in saving the life of an unborn child.

Expert advice

Published on 20th Jun 16

ITV newsreader Mark Austin offered his expert advice to journalism students at Highbury College - where his career began more than three decades ago.

Inspiring visit

Published on 20th Jun 16

Pupils from St James’ Primary School in Emsworth enjoyed a tour of Westminster and the chance to ask their local MP questions in Parliament.

Good neighbours

Published on 17th Jun 16

The ‘vital’ role of Emsworth Good Neighbours in supporting elderly residents across the community was recognised by local MP Alan Mak at the volunteering group’s recent AGM.

Cooking up a treat

Published on 17th Jun 16

Culinary skills were in the spotlight as MasterChef winner Jane Devonshire officially unveiled the new Perins Café in Alresford.

A helping hand for the homeless

Published on 17th Jun 16

Winchester is offering a vital helping hand for the homeless with a refreshed campaign backed by the city’s council and business community.

A Great British occasion

Published on 17th Jun 16

Visitors flooded through the gates of Alton’s Public Gardens to join in the national celebrations for the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Family fun at the Fort!

Published on 17th Jun 16

This year’s Family Fun Day at Fort Purbrook looks set to be the best yet.

Storage solutions

Published on 27th May 16

Top home organisation tips from Benella...

Saluting the troops

Published on 24th May 16

The Union Flag will be flying high as military personnel past and present receive recognition from the nation for their hard work, commitment and dedication on Armed Forces Day.

A sense of self-worth

Published on 24th May 16

Many young people - whether they are facing a period of difficulty in life, or simply wish to make the most of their opportunities - benefit from having a mentor.

The King’s Arms’ mentors help local young people to grow, gain new life skills or understanding, and develop their full potential.

Business in the spotlight: ABC Glass

Published on 24th May 16

Every month, The Directory Group shines the spotlight on a different business at the heart of local life. This month, we met Alan Hellyer of ABC Glass Processing, based in Portsmouth…

Euro 2016 preview

Published on 24th May 16

Four of the home nations will be taking to the pitch in France this month with one shared goal: lifting The Henri Delaunay Cup. The Directory Group looks ahead to the much-anticipated tournament and highlights some key fixtures to put in the diary…

Lots to look out for

Published on 24th May 16

A host of fantastic auction lots are up for grabs during CRRC’s summer fayre on Sunday 14th August.

Uniting in patriotism

Published on 24th May 16

Communities across the nation are set to unite in pride and patriotism, celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday with a host of special events from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th June.

Party in the park

Published on 24th May 16

Alresford Music Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever before, with scores of top acts set to take to the Arlebury Park stage on Saturday 11th June.

Recipe of the month: June

Published on 24th May 16

A typically delicious yet beautifully simple recipe from the National Trust's Hinton Ampner kitchen... 

Rise to the challenge

Published on 24th May 16

Have you ever considered taking on an extreme challenge for charity?

A living legacy

Published on 24th May 16

Join in the celebrations for one of England’s most influential writers during Jane Austen Regency Week.

Vital contribution

Published on 20th May 16

A popular local landmark is now even  more accessible for the Waterlooville community thanks to the tireless efforts of a team of volunteers.

A taste of success

Published on 20th May 16

Talented young cooks from across the county Hampshire battled it out in a bid to be crowned the Hampshire champion in the regional final of the Create & Cook competition at South Downs College, Waterlooville.

Breakfast club gives youngsters a great start

Published on 20th May 16

Havant MP Alan Mak paid a visit to Purbrook Junior School to learn how its popular breakfast club gives pupils a great start to the day.

New walk to school scheme making strides

Published on 20th May 16

A new walk-to-school scheme in Petersfield is aiming to encourage children to be more healthy while cutting congestion on the roads.

Courage remembered

Published on 20th May 16

A Petersfield Naval Officer who was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his courage during the Battle of Jutland will be honoured with a commemorative stone in the town.

The beautiful game

Published on 20th May 16

Young sporting stars from Hayling Island took to the pitch for the final time this season, before earning acclaim in a prize-giving ceremony.

Pedal power

Published on 20th May 16

A dedicated charity supporter has received recognition for his outstanding efforts with an MBE.

A century of saving lives

Published on 20th May 16

A 17th-century canon heralded an historic sailpast celebrating 100 years of Hayling Island RNLI.

A driving force

Published on 20th May 16

Havant residents dug deep and donated generously towards an inspired initiative aimed at supporting forces personnel around the world.

A bright future for Havant Men's Shed

Published on 20th May 16

A bright future is in store for Havant Men’s Shed, with strong support from across the community and plans in place for the move to a new home this summer.

Team effort

Published on 20th May 16

An ambitious team from Cosham’s Queen Alexandra Hospital are set to embark on a gruelling challenge in aid of local charity Dreams Come True.

 

Let's go outside

Published on 20th May 16

A generous donation is set to support two Emsworth primary schools with their efforts to improve outdoor learning.

Inspiring initiative earns acclaim

Published on 20th May 16

Local sustainable fishing firm Fresh from the Boat received recognition at the inaugural Havant Small Business Awards.

Something different

Published on 20th May 16

A talented pupil from Cowplain Community School enjoyed the opportunity to make a Royal connection.

South Downs leads the way

Published on 20th May 16

Astronomers at the Clanfield Observatory are celebrating after the South Downs National Park was recently announced as the world’s newest International Dark Sky Reserve.

Great strides

Published on 20th May 16

Keen fundraisers made great strides to show their support for local charity Hounds for Heroes.

Dedicated care

Published on 20th May 16

Tennis ace Tim Henman paid a visit to Naomi House & Jacksplace to discover more about the inspiring work of the children’s charity near Winchester.

All the world's a stage

Published on 20th May 16

Alton paid homage to Britain’s most famous bard, as talented young actors took to the stage to perform the works of Shakespeare.

A vital helping hand

Published on 20th May 16

Local homeless families in desperate need have received a vital helping hand from an innovative project in Alton.

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Published on 5th May 16

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Breaking down barriers

Published on 4th May 16

Racial tension and social changes are at the heart of this razor-sharp satire, which proves both provocative and absorbing viewing.

Young drivers test skills behind the wheel

Published on 22nd Apr 16

Young drivers tested their skills behind the wheel at a special motoring event held in Petersfield.

Fundraising firefighters set to turn heads

Published on 22nd Apr 16

A team of fundraising firefighters are set to turn heads tomorrow (Saturday 23rd April) when they take to the streets of Portsmouth in full breathing apparatus carrying a giant ladder.

Can you help the hospice?

Published on 22nd Apr 16

The Rowans Hospice is seeking volunteers to donate their time and valuable skills to support its work across the community.

Set for summer

Published on 22nd Apr 16

A busy lunch club in Alton is all set for summer after Laleham Health and Beauty dug deep to show its support.

Keeping the car organised

Published on 22nd Apr 16

Top organisation tips from Benella: Keeping your car organised.

Still growing

Published on 22nd Apr 16

Every month, The Directory Group shines the spotlight on a different business at the heart of local life. This month, we met Richard Helyer of The Helyers Group, a family-owned firm with more than 20 years’ experience of design, construction and landscaping services…

Fun and friendship

Published on 22nd Apr 16

The King’s Arms is an innovative youth project in the heart of Petersfield, which runs a range of clubs for different age groups with one shared goal: helping local young people to reach their potential and know their worth. 

A boost for the barn

Published on 22nd Apr 16

The Cat & Rabbit Rescue Centre (CRRC), based in Sidlesham, takes in unwanted, abandoned and stray cats, kittens, rabbits and guinea pigs and gives them a good quality of life, until it is possible to find them a forever home.

A night to remember

Published on 22nd Apr 16

Make strides to support a vital local cause on a night to remember for The Rowans Hospice.

Festival fun at the watercress capital

Published on 22nd Apr 16

Visitors to the ‘capital of watercress’ will be in for a treat on Sunday 15th May, as Alresford’s annual watercress festival takes over the town.

Recipe of the month: May

Published on 22nd Apr 16

A typically delicious dish from Hampshire Farmers' Markets, making the very most of local, seasonal ingredients... 

Treading the boards

Published on 22nd Apr 16

This year marks the 160th anniversary of New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth…

From stress to success

Published on 22nd Apr 16

The stresses and strains of exam season can put both students and parents under huge pressure, but few of us consider how diet and lifestyle impact exam performance… 

A performance fit for the Queen

Published on 21st Apr 16

Children at Solent Infant School in Farlington were treated to a performance fit for the Queen today.

Final wish

Published on 20th Apr 16

Cosham’s Queen Alexandra Hospital granted a patient her final wish, with an emotional marriage ceremony in the emergency department.

All around the world

Published on 20th Apr 16

 
Wonderfully witty, wildly eccentric and quintessentially British, this fast-paced comedy delivers entertainment in spades.

Inspired to make a difference

Published on 18th Apr 16

A local handyman is preparing to swap his van for a bike in a bid to boost awareness for a cause close to his heart.

A long way down!

Published on 18th Apr 16

Three little boys saw their wish come true, as a kind-hearted crane driver came down from his office to pay them a visit.

Let's get physical!

Published on 18th Apr 16

Normally encouraging shipmates to shed pounds, Chief Petty Officer (Physical Training) Keith ‘Mac’ McCormick accumulated them - £400 to be precise - as his unstinting efforts to get sailors and marines at HMS Excellent fit were rewarded.

Bravery and commitment rewarded

Published on 18th Apr 16

A Royal Navy captain from Petersfield who helped save the lives of thousands of migrants at sea has been awarded an OBE.

Working together

Published on 18th Apr 16

A striking new mural marks the culmination of years of hard work to bring a cheerful new look to Hayling Island’s Mengham Play Park.

Help revive honey business

Published on 18th Apr 16

A local beekeeper and honey producer is seeking support in getting his business back on its feet after the effects of Storm Katie.

Forty years in harmony

Published on 18th Apr 16

Marking 40 years in harmony, the Pitchpipers Ladies Barbershop harmony chorus welcomed scores of singers of all ages to Bedhampton Social Hall for a very special celebration.

Changing times

Published on 15th Apr 16

A social comedy, a political play, a modern tragedy… 'Amy’s View' has it all.

Imaginations running wild

Published on 14th Apr 16

Imaginations are running wild at Havant Leisure Centre’s new four-storey indoor play centre.

An example to us all

Published on 14th Apr 16

The UK’s oldest military charity is in the spotlight on a local level, after Havant MP Alan Mak visited the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA).

No better place

Published on 14th Apr 16

The iconic setting of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is set to host the new Solent Marine Academy. 

Get to know your neighbours

Published on 14th Apr 16

A family fun day is offering the opportunity for local residents to get to know their neighbours, while celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Hidden treasures

Published on 14th Apr 16

Hidden treasures, held for years in the archives of Gilbert White & The Oates Collections in Selborne, will become accessible to the public for the first time following a grant of £1.687 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the redevelopment of the museum.

Caught in the act

Published on 12th Apr 16

This cleverly-crafted murder mystery kept the Yvonne Arnaud audience guessing until the very last, following the format of the classic crime thriller to the letter.

Taking the plunge

Published on 8th Apr 16

Six daring fundraisers are being sought to take the plunge in aid of Portsmouth Hospitals Charity.

Braving the elements

Published on 8th Apr 16

Queen Alexandra Hospital staff and supporters braved the elements in a bid to boost funds towards helping patients from across the community.

Community support

Published on 8th Apr 16

A packed local raffle proved the perfect way for a community shop manager in Emsworth to raise vital funds for a local cause.

Class divide

Published on 6th Apr 16

Class and culture collide in this compelling comedy, which had the Yvonne Arnaud hanging on every word.

A memorable dining experience

Published on 5th Apr 16

Henry Ascoli samples the rich and robust tastes of authentic Italian cuisine at Petersfield’s La Piazzetta restaurant…

A calming environment

Published on 1st Apr 16

A pair of in-patient rooms at The Rowans Hospice have been refurbished to create a more comfortable and calming environment for patients with dementia or cognitive impairment.

Business in the spotlight

Published on 31st Mar 16

Every month, The Directory Group shines the spotlight on a different business at the heart of local life. This month, we met Malcolm Gingell, founder and managing director of Material Things in Farlington, as the company celebrates its 40th birthday in 2016…

Challenging perceptions

Published on 31st Mar 16

A powerful, engaging and ultimately rewarding production which perfectly demonstrates the unique characteristics and appeal of theatre.

Passion for fashion

Published on 30th Mar 16

Passion for fashion? Head to Winchester this month for a week-long celebration of all things style.

Beyond the boundaries

Published on 30th Mar 16

Inspired by the craft beer revolution, a new local business is brewing up a treat within the historic walls of Southsea Castle.

All in the mind

Published on 30th Mar 16

From GPs to schoolchildren, business people to the retired, mindfulness is growing in popularity.

Action packed

Published on 30th Mar 16

A typically action-packed month of arts and entertainment is in prospect across the Alton area, with a wealth of theatre, music and comedy ensuring there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

A sweet treat

Published on 30th Mar 16

A moist chocolate cake with a difference, this delicious recipe from the National Trust’s Hinton Ampner kitchen takes a fresh approach to a sweet treat…

Helping families

Published on 30th Mar 16

The Rowans Hospice is a local charity dedicated to improving the lives of people with life-limiting illnesses in Portsmouth and South East Hampshire.

Safe and supportive

Published on 30th Mar 16

The King’s Arms is an innovative youth project in the heart of Petersfield, which runs a range of clubs for different age groups, aiming to allow local young people to reach their potential and know their worth.

Dexter's bright future

Published on 30th Mar 16

The Cat & Rabbit Rescue Centre (CRRC) in Sidlesham, West Sussex, cares for abandoned, stray and unwanted animals, offering them a life of health and wellbeing while finding a new, loving owner.

What better way to brighten your day...?

Published on 30th Mar 16

The season of new life has arrived, and what better way to brighten your day than with the sight and scent of bluebells covering a woodland floor on a warm spring day…

Spring clean

Published on 30th Mar 16

Now is the perfect time to put a few hours aside to have a clear out and organise your shed to make maintaining your garden easier this season.

A treasure trove

Published on 30th Mar 16

We all think of Tiffany lamps, brightly shining in a myriad of colours, but have we ever considered the reason why they are called Tiffany lamps? 

Making strides

Published on 24th Mar 16

Local fundraisers of all ages are being invited to put their best foot forward and show their support for Portsmouth Hospitals Charity in WardWalk 2016.

Competitive spirit and a huge heart

Published on 24th Mar 16

A fitness fanatic and kind-hearted competition winner passed on her good luck by helping those most in need.

Partying the night away

Published on 24th Mar 16

Keen fundraisers from across the Portsmouth area partied the night away at The Southern Co-operative Emsworth store’s charity disco party at the Cosham Conservative Club.

Young stars on stage

Published on 24th Mar 16

Young stars took to the stage in a series of special musical performances at Hayling College.

Next generation

Published on 24th Mar 16

The next generation of rocket scientists showed their potential with inspired ideas for a manned mission to Mars.

Pride and patriotism

Published on 24th Mar 16

St George’s Day celebrations are set to take centre stage at the heart of the Emsworth community.

Making a positive difference

Published on 24th Mar 16

The newly-crowned Miss Hampshire has set her sights on supporting young people from across the community.

A new lease of life

Published on 17th Mar 16

A thriving independent business has bucked the trend in the dairy industry and found a new lease of life.

 

Recipe for success

Published on 17th Mar 16

An award-winning director and an acclaimed play are set to create the perfect recipe for success as Winton Players return to the Petersfield Festival Hall stage in April.

In the spotlight

Published on 17th Mar 16

Petersfield Tourist Information Centre hosted a special open morning to mark English Tourism Week.

Grassroots support

Published on 17th Mar 16

Grassroots support for adults with learning difficulties. That’s the aim for the New Blendworth Centre in Horndean, which recently received a vital funding boost from property professionals in and around Portsmouth.

Cleaning up

Published on 17th Mar 16

Local volunteers showed their support for a nationwide campaign by cleaning up their community.

Everybody's on the run

Published on 17th Mar 16

Local residents have been urged to don their running shoes and take to the hills for the inaugural Clanfield Challenge.

Bringing communities together

Published on 17th Mar 16

Students and staff from Havant Sixth Form College brought communities together through sport in The Gambia

A hotbed of artistic talent

Published on 17th Mar 16

Local art lovers are in for a real treat as Emsworth Arts Trail returns bigger and better than ever on the weekends of 23rd and 24th April and 30th April – 2nd May.

Inspiring speakers

Published on 17th Mar 16

An eclectic group of speakers took to the stage at Glaziers Hall in London in the inaugural Treloar Talks.

Above and beyond

Published on 17th Mar 16

Gifted and talented pupils from The Petersfield School triumphed in Alton College’s annual Above and Beyond Competition.

Giving in to temptation

Published on 15th Mar 16

Theatre review by Henry Ascoli

The easy way to simplify your wardrobe

Published on 3rd Mar 16

With spring around the corner now is a great time to sort out your clothes...

Walk this way

Published on 3rd Mar 16

Keen walkers are invited to put their best foot forward and take part in Alton’s inaugural Walking Festival Week from Monday 4th – Sunday 10th April.

A passion for nature

Published on 3rd Mar 16

Local causes have joined forces to launch a new scheme to inspire and support young people with a passion for nature.

Under one roof

Published on 3rd Mar 16

A professional service and high quality products have proved key to the success of Francis Sheet Sales, which has built a strong reputation during a quarter of a century in business.

A bright future

Published on 3rd Mar 16

Established in 1986, The Cat and Rabbit Rescue Centre in Sidlesham is a registered charity which takes in unwanted, abandoned and stray animals, giving them treatment and support to lead a better life of wellbeing and health while seeking a new, loving owner.

Spiritual home

Published on 3rd Mar 16

For many, Hayling is considered the spiritual home of windsurfing, and The Round Hayling Island Race is a great celebration of the sport.

Donating dinners

Published on 3rd Mar 16

A dedicated youth project based in Petersfield has received strong support from across the community, after appealing for food donations for its young carers club nights.

Following in the footsteps

Published on 3rd Mar 16

Follow in the footsteps of one of the nation’s best-loved writers and see a world of creativity come alive with every step on the Jane Austen trail.

Wheels of support

Published on 3rd Mar 16

Support your local hospice and you could be driving away with a set of new wheels…

Easter inspiration

Published on 3rd Mar 16

Whether you’re looking for an action-packed day out or a chance to enjoy the simple pleasures of spring, there are plenty of local events and activities perfect for all the family this Easter…

Recipe of the month: March

Published on 3rd Mar 16

Slow roasted Tuscan pork

Cleaning up the community

Published on 3rd Mar 16

Local people are showing pride in their patch and cleaning up their communities as part of a national tidy-up ahead of official celebration for the Queen’s 90th birthday in June.

Packed to the rafters

Published on 3rd Mar 16

Petersfield Festival Hall will be full to the brim with stalls at a giant indoor Easter market on Easter Saturday 26th March, in aid of Portsmouth Hospitals Rocky Appeal.

Setting a new standard

Published on 29th Feb 16

A wealth of young talent took to the stage in this dazzling revival of a daring musical.

High-octane dance routines, intense drama and enchanting song filled the air as Performance Preparation Academy put their own stamp on Flashdance, based on the real life story of Maureen Marder.

Live for the moment

Published on 23rd Feb 16

This poignant, profound and heart-rending tale held the Yvonne Arnaud in thrall, proving to be a poignant personal insight into the intrinsic links between life, loss and love.

Burning desire to support good causes

Published on 19th Feb 16

A dedicated fundraiser from Waterlooville has set his sights on an extreme challenge to support two causes close to his heart.

Best foot forward

Published on 19th Feb 16

A Royal Navy Warrant Officer from Denmead is embarking on a charity challenge in support of his best friend.

All smiles during Royal visit

Published on 19th Feb 16

A Royal visit heralded the official opening of the new Smile Support & Care respite care centre in Waterlooville.

Sporting success

Published on 19th Feb 16

Talented sportspeople from across the local area celebrated success at the East Hampshire Sports Awards, hosted by Old Thorns Manor Hotel in Liphook.

A vital lifeline

Published on 19th Feb 16

A dedicated project in Hampshire that supports people with disabilities stay safe is set to receive a vital lifeline from Petersfield-based FitzRoy.

Scaling new heights

Published on 19th Feb 16

A local police officer has received recognition for her dedication to the community.

Strength in depth

Published on 19th Feb 16

The strength in depth of Havant’s sporting community was in the spotlight at the annual Havant Borough Sports Association Awards.

Artistic flair

Published on 19th Feb 16

Keen young artists from across the local area have the perfect chance to show their creative talent by helping to create the official event trophies for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth.

Real heroes

Published on 19th Feb 16

Royal Marines drummers kicked off a Cosham school’s ‘real heroes’ week in style with a surprise performance in the playground.

Dedicated to helping the homeless

Published on 19th Feb 16

A local charity dedicated to helping the homeless is set to receive support from the Emsworth Business Association (EBA) throughout 2016.

A lasting memorial

Published on 19th Feb 16

A local community orchard offered an Emsworth family the opportunity to create a lasting memorial to a much-loved husband and father.

Young engineers rise to the challenge

Published on 19th Feb 16

A Royal Navy visitor helped inspire young students to rise to the challenge and show their engineering skills.

Captain leads the way

Published on 19th Feb 16

Keen local golfers turned dedicated fundraisers to support Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Sweet delight

Published on 19th Feb 16

Crowds cheered from the side lines as Alton residents young and old enjoyed some flipping good fun in the town’s traditional pancake race.

Focusing on the essentials

Published on 19th Feb 16

Alton College strengthened its links with the Armed Forces during a special visit from Staff Sergeant Paul Birkbeck and Lance Corporal Alex Moorcroft.

Lasting legacy for much-loved moggy

Published on 4th Feb 16

An inspired fundraising campaign is set to secure a lasting legacy for a much-loved ‘bus stop cat’ in Havant.

Love is in the air

Published on 3rd Feb 16

Valentine’s Day (Sunday 14th February) is a beautiful occasion celebrating love and romance.

All of us want to treat our loved ones on this day, whether it’s the traditional gifts of chocolates and flowers, a candlelit dinner or something a little different&helli

Winter wonders

Published on 3rd Feb 16

The beloved snowdrop traditionally heralds the end of winter and reminds us of brighter spring days to come.

Brewing up a treat

Published on 3rd Feb 16

Something to suit every palate will be on offer at the Alton Winter Beer Festival.

Putting food on the table

Published on 3rd Feb 16

An innovative youth project based in the heart of Petersfield is appealing for local businesses to donate healthy meals for young carers club nights.

Show your love for your local hospice

Published on 3rd Feb 16

You can show your love for your local hospice by taking part in Ruby Red Day on Friday 12th February.

Turning the pages

Published on 3rd Feb 16

Portsmouth BookFest 2016, which runs from Sunday 14th February to Saturday 5th March, aims to embrace the city’s strong literary heritage while appealing to keen readers from across the local area with exciting and informative events featuring a range of authors.

Family fun

Published on 3rd Feb 16

Half-term is fast approaching and there are lots of activities to get kids outdoors and having fun with the National Trust.

A story of survival

Published on 3rd Feb 16

This is handsome Wilf, an unneutered black and white cat who was found as a stray in Bedhampton. He had been living in someone's garden for several months, but one day he turned up with horrific injuries, so they turned to the Cat and Rabbit Rescue Centre (CRRC) for help.

Recipe of the month

Published on 3rd Feb 16

A delicious recipe from the Hinton Ampner kitchen, perfect as a luscious Valentine’s Day treat...

A feast of rugby

Published on 3rd Feb 16

Passion, pride and patriotism… Get set for a feast of rugby and share in the excitement of the Six Nations 2016.

A matter of sentiment

Published on 3rd Feb 16

Jo Jacob from Benella shares her top home organisation tips for February...

On a mission to help

Published on 28th Jan 16

Did you know that 2.5 billion people don't have a loo? Around a third of the world’s population are forced to use fields, streams, rivers, roadsides or disease-ridden buckets.

Local Pilates teacher Julia Willmott is on a mission to change this, with the aim of twinning 100 toilets in Petersfie

Bright future for busy community centre

Published on 28th Jan 16

A bright future is in store for Hayling Community Centre, which has successfully passed two stages of a National Lottery bid towards an extension.

Brewing up a treat

Published on 28th Jan 16

Something to suit every palate will be on offer at the Alton Winter Beer Festival.

Determination to succeed

Published on 28th Jan 16

Creative talent and a determination to succeed proved key as a couple from Waterlooville raised vital funds for victims of the Nepal earthquake.

Sharing skills

Published on 28th Jan 16

The humble shed is being hailed as the simple solution for older people to socialise and share skills.

Question time

Published on 28th Jan 16

A visit to Parliament inspired a lively question and answer session from pupils of Glenwood School in Emsworth.

Symphony of good news

Published on 27th Jan 16

Talented musicians at Alton College are celebrating a symphony of good news.

Harvest mouse returns to its Hampshire roots

Published on 27th Jan 16

The harvest mouse, the smallest rodent in the country, has returned to the Hampshire village where it was first identified more than two centuries ago by the famous naturalist Gilbert White. 

Best foot forward

Published on 22nd Jan 16

Local fundraisers are being urged to put their best foot forward by taking on the Southampton Half Marathon and 10K run for a vital cause.

Don't stand by

Published on 22nd Jan 16

Havant’s annual service of remembrance to mark the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau will be attended by Walter Kammerling, a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust.

Pool hoist making a splash

Published on 21st Jan 16

A new pool hoist has transformed facilities at Havant Leisure Centre for people with additional needs.

During the throes of war

Published on 21st Jan 16

Life on Hayling Island during the First World War takes centre stage in a fascinating exhibition at The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre in Havant.

Flipping good fun

Published on 21st Jan 16

Expect flipping good fun for young and old alike at Alton’s traditional pancake race on Tuesday 16th February.

Every little helps

Published on 21st Jan 16

A local charity which provides short breaks for seriously ill children is urgently in need of volunteers.

Fresh makeover for school cafe

Published on 21st Jan 16

From an ageing 1960’s cafeteria to a state-of-the-art facility for all to enjoy, Cowplain Community School’s restaurant has been transformed.

Making a vital difference

Published on 21st Jan 16

Life-saving volunteers from across the community are being sought by South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS).

Spreading the word

Published on 21st Jan 16

Young people from across the Havant area have been taking to the airwaves to spread the word about social issues.

South Downs leading the way

Published on 20th Jan 16

The South Downs Way has become the first National Trail in the country to become fully inclusive, as anyone in a wheelchair can travel on any part of the trail, from Eastbourne to Winchester.

Setting the trend

Published on 20th Jan 16

Pam Crosland, from Apple Barn Furniture in Chichester, looks into the history and evolution of the innovative G-Plan Furniture brand…

Proper panto at the heart of the community

Published on 19th Jan 16

Winton Players’ irrepressible spirit shines through in this veritable feast of family entertainment – an all singing, all dancing, fun-filled panto at Petersfield’s Festival Hall.

Fit for purpose

Published on 14th Jan 16

A hands-on team of volunteers from Amey put their skills to good use to help the 3rd Hayling Scout Group.

Festival spirit

Published on 14th Jan 16

The Alresford Music Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever before in 2016.

A helping hand for early birds

Published on 14th Jan 16

A local charity stepped in to save a flock of ducklings rescued from the roadside in Emsworth.

Leading the way

Published on 14th Jan 16

Havant is leading the way in embracing the fitness phenomenon taking the country by storm.

Twelve hours, two causes, one goal

Published on 13th Jan 16

12 hours. Two causes. One goal.

Care and companionship

Published on 13th Jan 16

The Rowans Hospice is seeking volunteers from across the community to provide support for people with life-limiting illnesses.

A head for heights

Published on 7th Jan 16

Portsmouth-based boating charity Wetwheels is swapping the water for the sky, and calling on brave fundraisers to abseil the 100 metres of the Emirates Spinnaker Tower.

An incredible challenge

Published on 7th Jan 16

A grateful mother tackled a gruelling charity challenge to raise awareness and vital funds for Cosham’s Queen Alexandra Hospital.

Trust donation heralds bright future for talented students

Published on 7th Jan 16

Talented students at Alton College can look forward to a bright future thanks to the support of the Grace Atkinson Will Trust.

Burn wood, save cash

Published on 5th Jan 16

Mark Cartwright of Wildwood Logs, firewood suppliers for the Surrey and Hampshire borders, shares his top tips on ordering firewood - from the best types of wood to the hidden pitfalls to avoid… 

Overcoming the elements

Published on 4th Jan 16

Westbourne residents overcame the elements to shred up to 100 Christmas trees during their annual recycling event in the village square.

10 top tips for 2016

Published on 22nd Dec 15

Want to stick to your New Year’s Resolutions beyond the third week of January? Whether you’re looking to grow your business, get fit, save cash or strike a better work-life balance in 2016, first check out these 10 top tips…

Inspiration and escape

Published on 22nd Dec 15

The South Downs Way is one of 15 National Trails in England and Wales and was the first bridleway National Trail in England. It is also the only National Trail to lie entirely within a National Park.

Dedicated support

Published on 22nd Dec 15

At The Directory Group, we believe that we have a key role to play in supporting charitable causes at the heart of community life.

In 2016, we will be supporting three local ‘chosen charities’ throughout the year, by hosting fundraising events, improving awareness and getting ac

Support every step of the way

Published on 22nd Dec 15

At The Directory Group, we believe that we have a key role to play in supporting charitable causes at the heart of community life.

In 2016, we will be supporting three local ‘chosen charities’ throughout the year, by hosting fundraising events, improving awareness and getting ac

New lease of life

Published on 22nd Dec 15

At The Directory Group, we believe that we have a key role to play in supporting charitable causes at the heart of community life.

In 2016, we will be supporting three local ‘chosen charities’ throughout the year, by hosting fundraising events, improving awareness and getting a

Recipe of the month

Published on 22nd Dec 15

Celebrate local flavours and the best of the countryside with this delicious recipe from Hampshire Farmers' Markets...

Back on track

Published on 22nd Dec 15

Local personal trainer Julia Willmott and Mark Paris, managing director at Petersfield-based Fit Hire, share their top tips on time-efficient and effective training in 2016...

Is the house now overflowing with new toys and gifts?

Published on 22nd Dec 15

New year, new approach - top home organisation tips from Benella...

Is the house now overflowing with new toys and gifts?

Ditch the booze, boost your health

Published on 22nd Dec 15

Dry January is Alcohol Concern’s annual campaign challenging people to go booze-free for 31 days.

Helping those most in need

Published on 21st Dec 15

Havant food bank is at the heart of a new campaign to help tackle food poverty.

Taste of success

Published on 21st Dec 15

A trio of top local pub chefs have received recognition for their culinary skills in a competition aimed at celebrating the talents of unsung heroes.

Perfect harmony

Published on 21st Dec 15

Spirit of the South have been on song during a busy autumn of local events, private functions and competitions.

Inspiring others

Published on 21st Dec 15

A childhood dream is soon to become a reality for Katie Bryant, an inspired young fundraiser from Alton.

The fitted bedroom you deserve

Published on 21st Dec 15

Your bedroom is your personal space - your sanctuary, but when you choose your new fitted bedroom furniture, don’t make the same mistakes many dissatisfied people have made...

Surprise Christmas treat for young carers

Published on 21st Dec 15

Young carers across the local community are set to receive some extra Christmas cheer thanks to a talented young artist.

Serving up festive spirit

Published on 15th Dec 15

A café in Leigh Park will be dishing up free Christmas lunches to elderly residents and the homeless who would otherwise spend the day alone in effort to tackle loneliness.

Festive treat for young carers

Published on 15th Dec 15

Portsmouth City Council and Southsea Fire Station worked together to bring some Christmas cheer to young carers from across the city.

Petersfield's proper panto

Published on 15th Dec 15

It’s panto time in Petersfield again, as Winton Players take to the Festival Hall stage to perform ‘Puss in Boots’.

Major milestone for college course

Published on 14th Dec 15

Confidence, motivation and skills through teamwork are the key aims of the Prince’s Trust programme at Highbury College in Cosham, which recently celebrated its 100th team at the college with a special presentation in their honour.

Young artist brings festive cheer

Published on 14th Dec 15

A talented young artist from Hayling Island is spreading festive cheer across the community.

Do your bit in a festive knit

Published on 14th Dec 15

Text Santa is back! And this year, the campaign is encouraging everyone across the nation to do their bit in a Christmas knit for Text Santa Christmas Jumper Day.

Hospice bowled over by charity efforts

Published on 14th Dec 15

The Rowans Hospice has been bowled over by the determined fundraising efforts of Lockheed Martin UK and BAE Systems.

Crafty Christmas cracker

Published on 11th Dec 15

Local talent and festive spirit proved the perfect combination, as the Cowplain community created a cracking Christmas display at The Rowans Hospice Shop.

Sporting ambition

Published on 9th Dec 15

An ambitious Alton College is aiming for Paralympic success.

A new dawn

Published on 9th Dec 15

It is a new dawn for the beautiful game in Alton this Saturday (12th December), as the community comes together to celebrate the opening of a new football facility at the Enclosure, Anstey Park.

A giant of a panto

Published on 9th Dec 15

Notching up its half century this year, Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre is certainly in the mood to celebrate, bringing some added sparkle and energy to this already vibrant production of Jack & The Beanstalk.

Star of the show

Published on 8th Dec 15

A talented local apprentice chef has earned the title of ‘Star Apprentice’ as part of a hotly-contested Chef Academy programme.

Like father like son

Published on 8th Dec 15

A talented father-son duo inspired students at Alton College with an informative and engaging question and answer session.

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow

Published on 8th Dec 15

A new public art programme is embracing community links to benefit the local landscape and woodland environment.

Truly inspiring

Published on 7th Dec 15

An inspirational local fundraiser has received recognition for his outstanding charity endeavours.

Carol concert in the heart of the city

Published on 4th Dec 15

More than 1,000 local schoolchildren will be taking part in Portsmouth City Council's schools' christmas carol concert on Monday (7th December), from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

No ordinary commute

Published on 4th Dec 15

A popular lecturer at Highbury College in Cosham received star treatment on his final commute to work from the Isle of Wight.

Diversity on the doorstep

Published on 4th Dec 15

Portsmouth is showing its support for Small Business Saturday tomorrow (5th December), with free parking and special offers from a host of local independent shops.

The sky's the limit

Published on 4th Dec 15

A pair of brave fundraisers took a leap of faith in an inspired tribute to their late sisters, supporting causes close to their heart.

Rising to the challenge

Published on 3rd Dec 15

As the end of the year approaches, it’s time to look ahead to a new year, and a new challenge. What could you achieve for a local cause in 2016?

Yuletide festival bigger and better

Published on 2nd Dec 15

Now firmly established as one of Alton’s biggest crowd-pullers, the annual Yuletide Festival is set to draw visitors from across the region this Sunday (6th December).

Horizon's big freeze

Published on 2nd Dec 15

Horizon Leisure Centres are offering a perfect incentive to escape the winter chill with their own big freeze in January.

Community orchard taking root

Published on 2nd Dec 15

A community orchard is taking root, after local residents turned out in force to plant their first apple trees on the Hampshire-West Sussex border.

Looking to the future

Published on 2nd Dec 15

The Watercress Company (TWC) has returned to its roots and committed to supporting Hampshire Fare, with a three-year sponsorship of the county’s local food group.

Heroes welcome

Published on 2nd Dec 15

The patter of tiny paws could be heard at the Holiday Inn Winchester, which recently hosted another successful training session for Hounds for Heroes.  

A dining experience

Published on 2nd Dec 15

The Directory Group’s Henry Ascoli paid a visit to the new-look Pizza Express, which has embraced local connections to re-establish its place at the heart of Petersfield…

Life through a lens

Published on 30th Nov 15

Poignant, engaging and profound, this emotionally-charged drama was vividly brought to life on the modern stage by a typically accomplished Performance Preparation Academy (PPA) cast.

Festive fun for all the family

Published on 27th Nov 15

Festive fun for all the family is in store at the scenic Watercress Line, with a special visit from Santa and his jolly helpers getting everyone into the festive spirit. 

Getting ready for Christmas

Published on 27th Nov 15

Home organisation by Benella

Festive winter pudding

Published on 27th Nov 15

Getting into the festive spirit with December's TDG recipe...

Making a difference

Published on 27th Nov 15

The King’s Arms is an innovative youth project based in the heart of Petersfield, helping young people to reach their full potential.

Festive spirit

Published on 27th Nov 15

Always a magical experience, the festive season in Winchester will be truly memorable this year, with the iconic Coca Cola Christmas truck set to take centre stage for one night only at the heart of the city.

Bear necessities

Published on 27th Nov 15

A giant timber brown bear will be the focal point for festive selfies at Wylds Farm in Liss this Christmas.

Lighting up the lake

Published on 25th Nov 15

A special family service is set to bring the local community together for a moment of reflection.

Havant shows its support for Small Business Saturday

Published on 24th Nov 15

Residents and visitors shopping in the Borough of Havant can start their Christmas shopping spree for free on Small Business Saturday (5th December).

Rising up the ranks

Published on 24th Nov 15

Alton College has been ranked the second highest-achieving sixth form college in Hampshire and the third in the South by The Sunday Times.

Sense of tradition at festive fair

Published on 24th Nov 15

The sweet sound of Christmas carols will fill the air at Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral on Saturday 5th December for The Rowans Hospice Festive Fair.

Passion, pride and loyalty

Published on 24th Nov 15

This highly-charged production paints a vivid picture of life in Second World War Britain, delivering drama and emotion in equal measure and truly immersing the audience in the action.

Free parking for Small Business Saturday

Published on 23rd Nov 15

Shoppers in Petersfield and Alton can start their Christmas spree by parking for free on Saturday 5th December.

Packed market brings plenty of Christmas cheer

Published on 23rd Nov 15

A magical start to the festive season is in store at the Petersfield Christmas market on Sunday 6th December.

Fresh look inspired by local links

Published on 23rd Nov 15

Petersfield’s PizzaExpress has been given a fresh new look inspired by South Downs botanist John Goodyer.

 

Shop locally to avoid Black Friday madness

Published on 23rd Nov 15

Local shoppers are being advised to spend wisely this Christmas as online and high street retailers get set for Black Friday (27th November).

Winchester backs White Ribbon campaign

Published on 23rd Nov 15

Winchester is showing its support for an international effort to tackle domestic abuse.

Time for walkies

Published on 19th Nov 15

With just over a week to go until the Woofs and Wellies event at Stansted Park in aid of The Rowans Hospice, the charity’s fundraising team are busy putting together the final arrangements for the event and encouraging even more dogs to take part.

A moment of reflection

Published on 18th Nov 15

An award-winning sculpture proved the focal point for a moment of reflection in Wickham, as the community came together to remember the fallen.

Christmas traditions

Published on 18th Nov 15

The National Trust shares some festive facts and Christmas traditions...

Determined to make a difference

Published on 18th Nov 15

Almost every day, we hear of charity challenge or achievement, a fundraiser determined to make a difference.

More often than not, it’s not the challenge itself which attracts attention, but the inspiration behind it – the reason why the individual, team or business steps forward to raise funds.

Festive traditions

Published on 17th Nov 15

Christmas is a time for traditions, from those passed down through families to new discoveries with friends that become part of your festive celebrations.

Winchester welcomes business bus

Published on 17th Nov 15

Free advice on hot topics will be on offer to local small and independent businesses when Winchester High Street hosts a special bus tour next Tuesday (24th November).

Tastes of the Mediterranean

Published on 17th Nov 15

Tastes of the Mediterranean take centre stage in Alton this Sunday (22nd November), with the town’s Market Square set to be transformed into an Italian Piazza.

Murderer in the midst

Published on 17th Nov 15

This deliciously complex murder mystery has all the hallmarks of the Queen of Crime: cold-blooded killing in a lavish country house prompting a murder investigation which grows ever more intriguing with every twist and turn, only for the smallest of details to finally reveal the culprit.

Glittering start to festive celebrations

Published on 16th Nov 15

Santa will be making a special appearance to kickstart Alton’s festive celebrations, switching on the town’s glittering display of Christmas lights on Friday 27th November.

Building for the future

Published on 16th Nov 15

The Rowans Hospice is building for the future of care with the creation of a new centre to support independence and wellbeing.

Emsworth's harvest heroes

Published on 16th Nov 15

Emsworth seized the opportunity to showcase its food heritage, earning second place in Love British Food’s Harvest Heroes competition.

Timeless appeal

Published on 16th Nov 15

The seductive world of the Berlin nightclub meets Nazi violence and oppression in this iconic musical, a Broadway hit as beguiling for the modern audience as when first performed half a century ago.

Dockyard discovery

Published on 13th Nov 15

A descendant of Admiral Lord Nelson paid an emotional visit to his famous ship HMS Victory at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Festive fare for all

Published on 12th Nov 15

Fine local fare will take centre stage this Christmas at festive farmers’ markets across the county.

Something for everyone

Published on 12th Nov 15

A giant indoor Christmas charity market comes to Petersfield Festival Hall on Saturday 5th December, featuring more than 70 stalls.

Community spirit

Published on 12th Nov 15

An inspired initiative by the Emsworth community is set to celebrating the coastal town’s heritage while helping to sustain the local fishing industry of today.

A Tough Act to Follow

Published on 10th Nov 15

Ding Dong, by Lion & Unicorn Players, Petersfield Festival Hall.

One Lads Challenge

Published on 10th Nov 15

A nine-year-old boy from Portsmouth has embarked on an inspired challenge in aid of two causes close to his heart.

Crafts with the Kids

Published on 2nd Nov 15

Perfect for Bonfire Night! Bonfire Rockets and Toffee Apples!

Alton Lions Raise Funds for Four Marks Village Hall

Published on 2nd Nov 15

Alton Lions Raise Funds for Four Marks Village Hall 

Happy 1st Birthday Sew Creative!

Published on 2nd Nov 15

On the 17th October Sew Creative in Lavant Street, Petersfield celebrated its first anniversary.

Simon Chan

Published on 30th Oct 15

Hayling Islanders rally together to support Simon Chan with his ‘fight’ with Ms

November Recipe

Published on 30th Oct 15

Looking for some cosy food inspriation?

WOOFS & WELLIES

Published on 29th Oct 15

The Rowans Hospice is delighted to announce that Woofs & Wellies is returning to the stunning grounds of Stansted Park on Sunday 29th November!

Benella- Party Organising

Published on 29th Oct 15

This season tends to be busy with parties – Birthdays, Halloween, Fireworks and the count down to Christmas gatherings. 

Remembrance Sunday 2015

Published on 29th Oct 15

The Royal British Legion created the Poppy Appeal to help those returning from World War I

Max Appeal

Published on 29th Oct 15

Help support the Max Appeal for 22q11 deletion syndrome sufferers!

Bon appetite, Alton!

Published on 29th Oct 15

We don’t know about you, but this time of year always increases our appetites for good, hearty food!

Italian Food Festival in Alton

Published on 29th Oct 15

Celebrate with us and indulge in whatItaly really has to offer

Movember 2015

Published on 29th Oct 15

The hairiest month of the year is here!

Remember Remember the 5th of November

Published on 29th Oct 15

November 5. Fireworks night. Guy Fawkes’ Night. Call it what you will, this annual celebration has been marked in Britain for more than 400 years.

October Half Term Activities

Published on 29th Sep 15

It doesn’t seem like yesterday we were looking for activities to entertain the kids during the summer holidays and now the October Half term is upon us.

Great South Run 2015

Published on 29th Sep 15

Sunday 25th October sees the return of the Morrisons Great South Run to Southsea 

The Halloween Fair & Open Day at Fort Widley

Published on 29th Sep 15

If you’re into Spooky Stories then Fort Widley is the place to be this Halloween.

Go Sober for October!

Published on 29th Sep 15

Going Sober in October not only raises money for the Macmillan cancer charity!

Rugby World Cup 2015

Published on 29th Sep 15

 Rugby's Coming Home 

Emsworth British Food Fortnight

Published on 21st Sep 15

Bringing home the harvest…. to the town square

Goodwood Revival

Published on 10th Sep 15

Everybody loves a bit of retro – and you don’t get much more ‘retro’ in one place than at the Goodwood Revival meeting, held at the West Sussex racetrack, from September 11-13.

The National Watersports Festival

Published on 10th Sep 15

The festival grew out of the National Windsurfing Festival – the sport’s largest, national, mass participation event for the last eight years – and is designed to ensure all novice and intermediate, recreational water enthusiasts can take part, regardless of their ability.

First Time Buyers

Published on 9th Sep 15

It’s perhaps the cheapest time in history to get a first time buyers’ mortgage – with rate at historic lows and the new Help to Buy ISA due. Yet that’s not the same as saying it’s the best time to buy a house. Property is an ‘asset class’ that means prices move. Here’s what you need to know…

Hayling Island Camera Club

Published on 9th Sep 15

On Thursday 3rd September to Saturday 5th September the United Reformed Church in Hollow Lane PO11 9EY will be the venue for HICC annual print exhibition.

SCHOOL OPEN DAYS

Published on 9th Sep 15

Back to school

Home Organisation by Benella

Published on 9th Sep 15

Back to school organising tips

Emsworth British Food Fortnight

Published on 7th Sep 15

Emsworth British Food Fortnight

Battle of Alton

Published on 3rd Sep 15

BATLE OF ALTON GOES OFF WITH A BANG!!!

It's a mans world: Cars

Published on 3rd Sep 15

I’ve never been what you might call a ‘petrol head’. Cars to me are simply a means for getting from A to B at one’s own leisure – whether B is a holiday cottage or a boring office job.

Rowans Hospice Summer Fete

Published on 18th Aug 15

The Rowans Hospice annual Summer Fete takes place on Sunday 6th September from 12.30 to 4pm on Purbrook Heath

On Your Plot

Published on 4th Aug 15

If all has gone to plan (that’s a big if!) then August should be a very satisfying month on your plot, with your hard work being repaid by ample harvests of a good range of fruit and veg.

 

Summer? It's Child's Play

Published on 4th Aug 15

Summer’s finally here, the weather is behaving itself – mostly – and everyone seems more cheerful. What could be better? Well, if you have children...

In a Man's World

Published on 4th Aug 15

I’ve no intention of creating the impression that I think of myself as in any way enigmatic – indeed, I feel very much the opposite: I’m quite a simple soul.

The Summer of Festival Love

Published on 4th Aug 15

As if we’re not lucky enough living in the beautiful south coast (THE best place to be in the UK in summer, in our opinion…), this year we are spoiled with not one, not two, but three fantastic festivals in the local area, all absolutely worth a visit.

America's Cup World Series - Portsmouth

Published on 9th Jul 15

Portsmouth’s historic ships perfect vantage point for exclusive behind the scenes glimpse of The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series.  

Denmead Charity Cycle Ride Saturday 25th July 2015

Published on 8th Jul 15

This will be our 15th year of fund raising for local charities. The event is aimed at providing a fun day out for the villagers of Denmead and the surrounding communities including Waterlooville and Havant.

RECRUITMENT OPEN MORNING

Published on 16th Jun 15

The recruitment event will be held on the morning of Saturday, 27th June 2015 from 10am and will include a brief presentation, interview and tour of the Hospice. To register your interest, contact Human Resources by email: hr@rowanshospice.co.uk for an application pack

ALTON IN BLOOM

Published on 16th Jun 15

The sun is shining and the skies are blue – perfect weather to get out into your gardens and enjoy nature. The local ‘Alton in Bloom’ competition deadline has now been extended to the 26th June for entries, so there’s still time to join in the community spirit and take part!

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of The Rainbow Centre

Published on 15th Jun 15

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of The Rainbow Centre 

New state-of-the-art gym opens in Waterlooville

Published on 15th Jun 15

New state-of-the-art gym opens in Waterlooville

Welcome to TDG’s source of manly wisdom! This month: Age

Published on 27th May 15

In a man’s world... 

THE ROWANS HOSPICE IS TAKING PART IN #KISSMAY

Published on 27th May 15

Staff at The Rowans Hospice are enco

Rowans Hospice - HOSPICE COMPANIONS

Published on 13th May 15

The Rowans Hospice is looking for some very important people to volunteer in vital roles. Everyone appreciates the little things in life that make a big difference and Hospice Companions Volunteers provide those niceties for people with life-limiting illnesses.

Wheelchairing the Brighton Marathon

Published on 27th Apr 15

Petersfield Round Table Members Andy Guest and Olly Coulson set their sights on the Brighton Marathon to raise funds for Treloar’s College

Leading Business Men And Women Go To Jail…….For Charity

Published on 14th Apr 15

On the 14th May members of the pubic might be mistaken in thinking that a massive police operation is happening as business men and women from Portsmouth, Southampton and Fareham will be arrested for a variety of ‘crimes’

Happy 800th birthday to Magna Carta

Published on 9th Apr 15

Happy 800th birthday to Magna Carta

The Directory Group celebrate

Published on 1st Apr 15

10 years of trading this year. Here, founder and Managing Director Denise Lloyd looks back at what the company has achieved – and what it will offer in the future

Free cider tasting event to launch community orchar

Published on 10th Mar 15

A community orchard on the Emsworth/Westbourne border is to be launched with a free cider tasting event on Sunday 29 March.

History Locally

Published on 3rd Mar 15

Portsmouth and the surrounding area has been shaped by military conflict; not necessarily the wars themselves, but certainly in the preparation and prevention. And the majority of its historical buildings are testament to that

Harry Stotle: Cooking

Published on 3rd Mar 15

My culinary skills are the stuff of legend in our family – and that’s not a good thing

The Kings Arms Valuable Contribution Award

Published on 3rd Mar 15

At The Directory Group we’ve always been proud of supporting our local communities, and we believe that sometimes even the littlest of things can make the biggest of impacts.

Home Organisation by Benella

Published on 2nd Mar 15

Home Organisation by Benella

MOONLIT MEMORIES WALK

Published on 2nd Mar 15

Registration for The Rowans Hospice Moonlit Memories Walk opens at 12 noon on Thursday 5th March with event sponsor Biscoes Solicitors officially launching the event at their offices in North End.

Rowans Hospice:CYCLE CALIFORNIA

Published on 13th Feb 15

The Rowans Hospice is going on the road in the USA in 2015 with a brand new challenge event. Cycle California is an epic challenge from San Francisco to LA taking in the spectacular scenery of the West Coast of America from 6th

Blue Bird Care

Published on 4th Feb 15

Bluebird Care Petersfield Managers ensure customers get care whilst snowed in

Healthy Heart

Published on 4th Feb 15

 Valentine’s Day is all about our hearts, so follow these tips to keep your heart healthy for years to come... 

RACE WITH ROWAN

Published on 4th Feb 15

 

Following the success of last year’s inaugural Race with Rowan in Portsmouth, The Rowans Hospice is delighted to be bringing back this popular running event on Sunday 1st March.

Harry Stotle: Fitness

Published on 3rd Feb 15

Fitness: In a man’s world..

KEEP DANCING IN 2015!

Published on 26th Jan 15

The Dance-

HEDGEHOGS NEED YOUR HELP

Published on 5th Jan 15

The hedgehog population has dropped from 36m in 1950 to just 1m today as the species faces the same rapid decline as the tiger.

SAVE MONEY AROUND THE HOUSE IN 2015

Published on 5th Jan 15

Itʼs January, Christmas has been and gone – our pockets seem to be a lot lighter and our bank accounts have seen better days. So, here are five simple ways you can save cash this year…

8 simple steps to prepare your car for winter

Published on 3rd Dec 14

As the weather grows increasingly worse a few moments spent on some simple maintenance and preparation could help you and your car through the worst the winter weather has to offer

LIGHT UP A LIFE THIS CHRISTMAS

Published on 1st Dec 14

The Rowans Hospice is holding its annual Light Up A Life service which will take place this Christmas at Canoe Lake in Southsea. 

The worst excuse ever? ‘I don’t have enough time’

Published on 19th Nov 14

It’s probably the excuse most of us have used most often when it comes to not doing something important – especially regular exercise.

The Dreaded Christmas Weight Gain, How Do You Avoid It?

Published on 19th Nov 14

We all look forward to Christmas, parties, advent calendars and all that food.  It’s a wonderful time of year, which can turn into a stressful nightmare and lots of weight gain.

Help Get Connor to Kenya

Published on 12th Nov 14

Connor took up a directory distribution round to raise money for a trip to Nakuru in Kenya next year.

Time for Winter Celebrations

Published on 5th Nov 14

Christmas now starts earlier than ever!

Remembrance Sunday 2014

Published on 3rd Nov 14

When we stand at our war memorials on Remembrance Sunday and pay our respects for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice

Movember 2014

Published on 3rd Nov 14

The Movember Foundation is the leading global organisation committed to changing the face of men’s health… one moustache at a time!

The Stars Come Out for Petersfield Christmas Lights Switch On

Published on 22nd Oct 14

On Friday 14th November characters from the small and big screen will be visiting Petersfield

ROWANS HOSPICE FASHION EXTRAVAGANZA

Published on 21st Oct 14

The Rowans Hospice is holding a three-day Fashion Extravaganza 

Looking For A Unique Gift? Head To Alton Craft Market!

Published on 17th Oct 14

Alton has had a long tradition of markets; the first recorded one was in 1232!

Ernest George Horlock

Published on 17th Oct 14

WW1 Victoria Cross hero Ernest George Horlock

Want To Get Healthier But Have No Idea Where to Start?

Published on 9th Oct 14

Have you ever stepped on the scales and got the shock of your life? 

5 Reasons To Fall In Love With Autumn

Published on 1st Oct 14

When you feel that first crisp breeze, you know that summer is gone and autumn is in the air.

The Gas Heating Engineer

Published on 1st Oct 14

Over 18 years in the trade, best advice, most efficient heating systems. 

For All Your Hardware Needs For The Home

Published on 1st Oct 14

If quality and service are what you are looking for, then a visit to Lovedean Hardware should be at the  top of your list! 

Calling All Sewing Enthusiasts!

Published on 1st Oct 14

Are you a sewing fanatic? Or maybe you’d like to learn?

Gracie-Ann's Tea Room

Published on 1st Oct 14

Gracie-Ann’s Tea Room in Port Solent is more than just a cup of tea and slice of cake... 

World Mental Health Day 2014

Published on 1st Oct 14

Schizophrenia is the focus of Mental Health Day this year. 

15 Benefits of Advertising with The Directory Group

Published on 30th Sep 14

How we can win you more local business... 

Local History: Britain’s Most Haunted House

Published on 29th Sep 14

Wymering Manor is one of the oldest Manor Estates in the country. 

WOOFS & WELLIES CHRISTMAS WALKIES

Published on 24th Sep 14

The Rowans Hospice are holding itheir 3rd Woofs & Wellies event!

Paranormal Investigation at Explosion Museum, Gosport

Published on 15th Sep 14

Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower in Gosport is pleased to announce... 

THE ROWANS HOSPICE OPENS NEW FURNITURE SHOP

Published on 11th Sep 14

The Rowans Hospice is delighted to be opening a furniture shop in Cosham. 

The Rainbow Centre Indian Summer Ball

Published on 9th Sep 14

LAST MINUTE OPPORTUNITY TO END THE SUMMER ON A HIGH WITH THE RAINBOW CENTRE

MSL Computers

Published on 5th Sep 14

Sue and Mark have been running MSL Computers for over 10 years... 

Keith Tucker Decorating

Published on 5th Sep 14

Over 15 years experience in all areas of painting and decorating! 

Eating Out: Bay of Bengal

Published on 5th Sep 14

An absolute gem of a restaurant located on Hayling Island!

Brand New Leaflet Distribution Direct Company

Published on 5th Sep 14

We can now distribute your flyers, menus and leaflets to ANY area! 

Launch of Our Brand New Alton & Alresford Directory!

Published on 4th Sep 14

Winning you MORE local business!

FASHION SHOW CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ROWANS HOSPICE

Published on 28th Aug 14

A Fashion Show will take place at Portsmouth Guildhall on Thursday 25th September.

British Cactus & Succulent Society

Published on 26th Aug 14

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY! SATURDAY 4TH OCTOBER 2014. 

Butsetfest 2014

Published on 26th Aug 14

Saturday 13th September is the UK's biggest alcohol-free rock festival!

The Directory Group's Crazy Week In Support Of Macmillan!

Published on 22nd Aug 14

Find out about what we're doing for Macmillan... 

Eric Jacksons

Published on 8th Aug 14

In 1928, just as electricity was starting to become wide spread in the home, Eric Jackson opened the doors to his electrical shop in Waterlooville.

Halloumi Kebabs with Thyme & Lemon Baste

Published on 8th Aug 14

Perfect for Summer BBQs! 

Real Life Stories: A Trip to Australia

Published on 8th Aug 14

Another real life story from one of our readers... 

Plant of the Month: Sweet William

Published on 8th Aug 14

Patterned, colourful and ornamental

Household Tips #2

Published on 8th Aug 14

Plant Pots

Legal Eagle: Major Changes to Child Maintenance

Published on 8th Aug 14

For many years the Child Support Agency (CSA) has dealt with the issue of child maintenance between parents. However, the CSA is now to be abolished. Here’s what you need to know.

Glowsure Insurance Brokers

Published on 8th Aug 14

Glowsure are an independent general insurance broker offering clients a comprehensive range of competitively priced insurance products, expert advice and an efficient and professional claims service that sets them apart from the rest. 

SPONSORED CYCLE RIDE FOR BEACON FOOD BANK

Published on 7th Aug 14

3 CIRCULAR ROUTES RANGING FROM 1 MILE TO 15 MILES. ALL ROUTES START AND FINISH AT THE SPRING ARTS CENTRE CAR PARK, EAST STREET, HAVANT

For a Healthier, Balanced Lifestyle!

Published on 1st Aug 14

So many of us today work very long hours in offices and by the time we get home we are shattered... here's how you can stay balanced! 

Massive New Gym Opens at Havant Leisure Centre

Published on 1st Aug 14

The new Gym is the latest development for Horizon Leisure Centres... 

Get Fit For Free #6

Published on 1st Aug 14

Summer is finally here which means you should be spending your money at beach, not the gym!

For All Your High Reach Property Maintenance

Published on 1st Aug 14

At Giraffe High Reach Maintenance we have a professional and fresh approach to an age old problem... maintenance of hard to reach places.

Local History: Bishop’s Waltham Palace

Published on 1st Aug 14

Bishop's Waltham Palace is a medieval castle in Hampshire built in the 12th century...

WW1 Centenary 2014 - 2018

Published on 31st Jul 14

The 4th of August 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the day Britain entered one of the costliest conflicts in history – the First World War. 

GLASGOW 2014 COMMONWEALTH GAMES: 23 JULY - 3 AUGUST 2014

Published on 17th Jul 14

The Commonwealth Games are international, multi-sport events – held every four years for athletes from Commonwealth nations.

The Directory Group Have Moved!!!

Published on 17th Jul 14

Our NEW ADDRESS is: The Directory Group, Unit 1 Viceroy Court, Bedford Road, Petersfield, Hants, GU32 3LJ. 

ANB@Ludikriss

Published on 15th Jul 14

Academy of Nails, Beauty and Holistic treatments located in Mengham, Hayling Island.

The Rainbow Centre Charity Golf Day

Published on 1st Jul 14

At Skylark Golf & Country Club, Tuesday 15th July, Entrance £225 per four ball team 

Woodcroft Primary School Father's Day Reading Scheme

Published on 30th Jun 14

What happened at Woodcroft Primary School's recent Father's Day Reading Scheme...

GORGEOUS MASERATI WINS 20th CARTIER ‘STYLE-ET-LUXE’ AT 2014 GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED

Published on 30th Jun 14

A sensational Maserati A6 CGS Berlinetta was named ‘best in show’ at the Goodwood Festival of Speed’s Cartier ‘style-et-luxe’ concours d’elegance.

REGISTRATION OPENS FOR THE RUBY RIDE - ROWANS HOSPICE

Published on 27th Jun 14

The Rowans Hospice is delighted to be holding the third Ruby Ride around Portsmouth, Purbrook and Petersfield on Sunday 14th September. 

Charity Wrestling Event: Hayling Island

Published on 23rd Jun 14

This American style charity wrestling event takes place at the Hayling Island Community Centre on the 29th June

Amelie & Friends

Published on 19th Jun 14

51% off a 3 Course Meal for 2 people during July and August!

Men’s Health: Urology

Published on 19th Jun 14

Urology: Is Cycling Bad for Men’s Health?

Fareham Goes Vintage

Published on 16th Jun 14

A brand new event arrives in Fareham town centre this summer on Saturday 12 July.

Waterlooville Folk Dance Group

Published on 12th Jun 14

A friendly and social environment for people of all ages to enjoy dance

Household Tips #1

Published on 12th Jun 14

Household Tips: Faster Defrosting 

Plant of the Month: Lupin

Published on 12th Jun 14

Read on for more about our plant of the month 

Another PPI Scandal

Published on 12th Jun 14

Read on for more information... 

Get Fit For Free #5

Published on 12th Jun 14

Get fit without joining the gym!

Butser Ancient Farm

Published on 12th Jun 14

Butser Ancient Farm is not just a great day out; it’s also one of the most interesting archaeological sites in Hampshire!

A Week with My Mum

Published on 12th Jun 14

A Real Life Story from one of our readers! 

Skandoor Garage Doors

Published on 12th Jun 14

Looking for a new garage door?

ART EXHIBITION CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF THE ROWANS HOSPICE

Published on 5th Jun 14

An exhibition supporting the 20th Anniversary of The Rowans Hospice. 

The Hair Gallery

Published on 29th May 14

What better way to transform your look and boost your confidence than treating yourself to a new haircut, colour or beauty treatment at The Hair Gallery. 

Martin Lewis: Motoring

Published on 28th May 14

Car running costs alone are an average £3,500 per year. So Martin Lewis wants to help you rev up your motoring savings…

Condor Blinds and Shutters

Published on 28th May 14

The Ultimate Blind Solutions for Your Home 

Get Fit For Free #4

Published on 28th May 14

Eat Healthy!

Giraffe High Reach Maintenance

Published on 28th May 14

Giraffe can take care of all of your high repair problems, so you don’t have to!

TDG Distribution

Published on 28th May 14

We have the BEST local distibution service - could you be a part of the team? 

The BakeHouse at Denmead

Published on 28th May 14

Baking Up a Treat! 

Strawberry Tea for Breast Cancer Care

Published on 28th May 14

Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Care Sat 28th June 2014 on Hayling Island

Denmead Charity Cycle Ride

Published on 28th May 14

The Denmead Charity Cycle Ride is now in its 14th year! 

D-Day 70th Anniversary

Published on 28th May 14

D-Day’ was the largest seaborne invasion in history and marks the beginning of the Allies winning the war.

Rome In A Day

Published on 28th May 14

Real Life Stories By Our Readers! 

The Queen's Hotel Vintage Summer Ball

Published on 22nd May 14

Roll up, roll up! 

Petersfield and the Great War

Published on 13th May 14

Credit to Petersfield Museum and 'The Squeaker' Spring 2014 Issue 05

EXAM STRESS? Relax!

Published on 13th May 14

Whether you’re taking your GSCEs, A Levels, NVQs, diplomas, degrees or any other final exams there is one thing that we can all guarantee: stress.

Chichester Information Shop for Young People is open for business!

Published on 13th May 14

Chichester Information Shop is an independent registered charity supporting the needs and improving the wellbeing of young people.

THE BEST LOCAL DISTRIBUTION!

Published on 13th May 14

Need a job? We're looking for distributors! 

Ferneham Hall Panto

Published on 8th May 14

‘Eastenders’ star Stefan Booth has been announced as the star of this year’s pantomime! 

Looking For An Electrician?

Published on 30th Apr 14

Need an electrician? You need Antz Electrical

The Best Local Leaflet Distribution Service!

Published on 30th Apr 14

Contact us today for more information!

Keep Your Phone Ringing!!

Published on 30th Apr 14

We provide cost effective advertising campaigns that get results!! 

Zesty Pepperoni Penne

Published on 30th Apr 14

This month's easy recipe... 

Energie Fitness for Women

Published on 30th Apr 14

Karen tells her amazing weight loss story! 

The Rainbow Centre Makes An Urgent Appeal For Funds

Published on 30th Apr 14

Please help The Rainbow Centre

National Trust: Bluebells

Published on 30th Apr 14

Find local bluebell displays... 

Local History: Portchester Castle

Published on 30th Apr 14

Portchester Castle offers a fantastic insight into various periods of British history and originally dates back to the Roman era.

April Competition Winners

Published on 30th Apr 14

We announce the lucky winners of our April competitions... 

DAN SNOW HONOURS THE COPP HEROES

Published on 29th Apr 14

Hayling Island in WW2

Local Parkrun at QE Country Park

Published on 29th Apr 14

Free, weekly 5km timed runs - Saturdays at 9pm

The Cat and Rabbit Rescue Centre

Published on 29th Apr 14

The Cat and Rabbit Rescue Centre Newsletter... 

St George's Day

Published on 16th Apr 14

Facts of St George’s life have passed through the centuries growing in legend and myth...

HAPPY 9TH BIRTHDAY TDG!

Published on 9th Apr 14

From 2005 to 2014… and WORKING HARDER THAN EVER FOR OUR LOCAL COMPANIES

Rowans Hospice Fareham Shop Opening

Published on 9th Apr 14

The Rowans Hospice is a local charity which provides specialist hospice care... 

COMPETITION TIME!

Published on 4th Apr 14

Fantastic Prizes To Be Won!!! 

Design. Print. Deliver. We’re Yours!

Published on 3rd Apr 14

Find out about our Leaflet Distribution Service

Local History: HMS Victory

Published on 3rd Apr 14

Some local history about HMS Victory

We Take The Hassle Out Of Advertising

Published on 3rd Apr 14

We’re passionate about making local businesses like yours as successful as possible...

The Rainbow Centre CRISIS APPEAL 2014

Published on 3rd Apr 14

Urgent Crisis Appeal 

9 EGGS-TRAORDINARY EASTER EGG FACTS

Published on 3rd Apr 14

9 eggs-traordinary facts about Easter eggs…

Martin Lewis: Debt Recovery

Published on 3rd Apr 14

This is a golden time for those in debt.

Material Things Brand New Website

Published on 3rd Apr 14

Visit Material Things gorgeous new website! 

COMMUNITY PUB INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY TO CONTINUE

Published on 3rd Apr 14

Share offer deadline extended to 30th May 2014

Men’s Health: Prostate Cancer

Published on 26th Mar 14

Talk to someone who has been there.

TDG Are Your One Stop Marketing Shop

Published on 24th Mar 14

Marketing a business isn’t a case of one size fits all. After all, no two local businesses are the same.

10 GREAT Tips for the SME Business Owner

Published on 21st Mar 14

Being a Small to Medium Enterprise Business Owner can be a tough, challenging and demanding

Gosport Borough FC in the FA Trophy Final!

Published on 20th Mar 14

Assistant manager (and a local advertiser within The Directory) Mick Catlin is to lead out Gosport Borough FC in the FA Trophy Final at Wembley!

10 best foods for eating your way to a healthy heart

Published on 18th Mar 14

Get your heart healthy!

Easter holiday fun with RAPP and Get Activ8d

Published on 13th Mar 14

Young people in can get ready for two weeks of fun this Easter when the Rural Areas Play Project & Get Activ8d are back on the road.

Mother’s Day Craft with the Kids

Published on 7th Mar 14

A lovely mother's day gift the kids can make!

Summer in Winter Chicken

Published on 7th Mar 14

The perfect recipe to enjoy whatever the weather… 

Digging for Gold!

Published on 5th Mar 14

Real life stories by our readers. This month's is from John Forster from Waterlooville... 

Love Your Mum!

Published on 5th Mar 14

With Mother's Day approaching on 30th March, what better time to show your mum how much you love her... 

Easy Cook Pancake Recipe!

Published on 4th Mar 14

A foolproof batter recipe and plenty of tips on how to make pancakes! 

We Can Bring You More Business...

Published on 3rd Mar 14

Read on to see how we can help bring you more quality, local business this year... 

Save The Fox and Hounds Pub in Denmead

Published on 3rd Mar 14

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY IN LOCAL INITIATIVE TO SAVE COMMUNITY PUB

Best of British February

Published on 11th Feb 14

Test your knowledge with our monthly Best of British quiz!

Get Fit... For Free!

Published on 11th Feb 14

No time or money for the gym? Get fit for free with our 4 easy steps!

Kids Crafts

Published on 7th Feb 14

A couple of great little activities if the kids need entertaining!

Love Yourself This Valentine's Day

Published on 7th Feb 14

We believe that to be happy you must love and respect yourself as much as you do others! Here are some suggestions... 

Farmer's Market Dates for February

Published on 7th Feb 14

Planning a visit to the Hampshire Farmer's Markets? Here are the dates and locations for February...

Give Blood Dates for February

Published on 7th Feb 14

Thinking of giving blood? Here are the dates and places you can donate locally this month... 

Local History #1 Portsdown Forts

Published on 7th Feb 14

Find out about the local history in your area... this month is about the Portsdown Forts!

The National Museum of the Royal Navy 2014

Published on 6th Feb 14

What’s on at The National Museum of the Royal Navy in 2014?

 

We Love Graphic Design

Published on 5th Feb 14

Need something designed? Leaflets, business cards, adverts - we can do it. 

Community Co-operative launches fundraising to SAVE LOCAL PUB

Published on 28th Jan 14

Locals who want to see the pub re-open have already pledged over £200,000 towards the £550,000 cost of purchasing and refurbishing the building.

Big savings for Whitehill & Bordon residents

Published on 28th Jan 14

PRESS RELEASE FROM EAST HAMPSHIRE DISTRICT COUNCIL

Spent Too Much Money Over Christmas?

Published on 1st Jan 14

Here are 8 tips on how you can save money on your food shopping this January…

8 area editions delivered to 76,000 homes each month!

Published on 29th Dec 13

We can help get your business where it needs to be ... 

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Published on 18th Dec 13

We know you'll love these crisp-on-the edge, chewy-in-the-middle chocolate chip cookies... 

Graphic Design That Gets You Noticed

Published on 17th Dec 13

We've got graphic design covered. 

Kids Christmas Colouring Page

Published on 17th Dec 13

The 'Nice List' colouring page for you to print to keep the kids occupied! 

Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Reindeer

Published on 17th Dec 13

Now here’s a sweet surprise! Dipped in chocolate, these marshmallow reindeer are sure to keep all your little Christmas helpers smiling all through the holidays. 

#4 Barney's Blog

Published on 16th Dec 13

Find out what Barney has been up to this week... 

EHDC staff make big donation to Petersfield food bank

Published on 13th Dec 13

Food stocks at the Petersfield Food Bank were given a boost on Friday 13 December with donations by staff from East Hampshire District Council and their Unison branch.

SCS the New Face of Amberleigh Trading

Published on 12th Dec 13

Amberleigh Trading has a new face!

Ludikriss Hair & Beauty Salon to Help the Philippines

Published on 12th Dec 13

Typhoon Haiyan smashed into the Philippines on Friday 8th November, causing catastrophic damage. Ludikriss are helping to raise money for the cause. 

David Bridger Taxis

Published on 11th Dec 13

Whatever your destination, you can rely on David Bridger Taxis to get you there safely, in comfort and on time

Stress Free Christmas Shopping

Published on 11th Dec 13

12 Tips for Stress Free Christmas Shopping! 

Heston Delights the Dockyard with his Naval creation on board HMS Victory

Published on 9th Dec 13

HMS Victory at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is to be featured in Heston Blumenthal’s Great British Food

Transition Permanent Cosmetics

Published on 22nd Nov 13

Permanent Cosmetics are the NOW and Future in the Beauty industry! 

Heritage Removals Ltd

Published on 22nd Nov 13

Moving house? It doesn't have to be stressful... 

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Published on 21st Nov 13

Enjoy a day out at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard with your Library Card!

#3 BARNEY'S BLOG

Published on 19th Nov 13

Find out what Barney has been up to this week... 

Fareham Town Centre Lights Switch On Event

Published on 18th Nov 13

The final line up for Fareham’s Christmas Lights Switch On event this Sunday 24th November is now confirmed.

Guttercare

Published on 11th Nov 13

Are your gutters clean and clear?

Petersfield Area Schools’ String Orchestra

Published on 8th Nov 13

PASSO is now well into preparations for its Christmas concert in St Peter’s Church, Petersfield on Saturday 14th December. 

Movember

Published on 7th Nov 13

Changing the face of men’s health: http://uk.movember.com/

Job Opportunity: (Graduate) Junior Graphic Designer

Published on 5th Nov 13

Job Opportunity: (Graduate) Junior Graphic Designer 

12 Benefits of Advertising with The Directory Group

Published on 30th Oct 13

Wondering where to advertise your business? Look no further! 

Have a Safe and Spooktacular Halloween

Published on 29th Oct 13

From the sweets to the costumes, Halloween is a fun-filled time for kids and parents alike. But it can pose dangers to young revellers. To help make this year's festivity a trick-free treat, follow these simple safety tips. 

We Love Distribution

Published on 28th Oct 13

Guess what... we've increased our distribution! 

#2 BARNEY'S BLOG

Published on 25th Oct 13

Find out what Barney has been up to this week... 

The Pitchpipers

Published on 24th Oct 13

Love singing? Or want to have a go? Make your festive season extra special by joining The Pitchpipers Christmas Chorus singing course! 

October Competition Winners

Published on 23rd Oct 13

A full list of October's competition winners, thank you to everyone who entered!

Faith & Football - Bring Your Boots!

Published on 23rd Oct 13

Petersfield Town Juniors FC have got behind Faith & Football’s “Bring Your Boots” campaign and donated all their old kit and boots for Africa!

#1 BARNEY'S BLOG

Published on 17th Oct 13

Find out what Barney has been up to this week!

Save The Children Annual Gift Fair

Published on 14th Oct 13

Save the Children, Petersfield, host their annual gift fair on 14th November in the Festival Hall between 10am and 6.30pm

Advert, Brochure and Graphic Design

Published on 9th Oct 13

 
Our understanding of exactly what gets consumers' minds ticking – and your phones ringing – is what enables us to provide expert design services across all of your marketing mediums.

Cards for Good Causes

Published on 7th Oct 13

Cards for good causes charity. 

Daring Doris Has Done It Again!

Published on 4th Oct 13

Doris Long supporting The Rowans Hospice

The Best Leaflet Distribution Locally!

Published on 30th Sep 13

The Best Leaflet Distribution Service Locally!

Distribution Increase

Published on 27th Sep 13

Print deadline day is over, and we've increased our Clanfield and Horndean distribution!

Cooking: Artichoke and Bacon Tart

Published on 11th Sep 13

Cooking: Artichoke and Bacon Tart

Join us for an evening of fun in support of Smile4Wessex

Published on 30th Aug 13

Join us for an evening of fun in support of Smile4Wessex

East Hampshire District Council Presents... BUTSERFEST 2013

Published on 29th Aug 13

East Hampshire District Council Presents... BUTSERFEST 2013

Summer in our own back yard

Published on 16th Aug 13

There’s no doubt about it – Summer is here - with some of the hottest temperatures recorded in the UK since 2006! Let’s enjoy it while it lasts…

Some of the BEST & WORST summer foods

Published on 7th Aug 13

Here is your guide to find out which summer foods are the BEST and WORST to eat...

Petersfield's Open Air Swimming Pool

Published on 30th Jul 13

Summer and the school holidays are finally here so why not enjoy the warm weather by going for a swim at the Open Air Heated Swimming Pool in Petersfield.

Staunton Country Park

Published on 23rd Jul 13

Staunton Country Park truly is a hidden gem. You might not expect to find 1,000 acres of landscaped parkland in Havant, but it’s there – and it’s a great place for a family visit.

Village is fit for a King

Published on 16th Jul 13

We’re lucky to live in this part of the country – history is all around us. But not all of it's widely known. Did you know that it's reputed to be at the village of Bosham where King Canute famously ordered the tide not to come in?

TDG Getaway

Published on 16th Jul 13

With Summer upon us, there’s no better time to be thinking about a European getaway. Different locations lend themselves to different family requirements, or needs. Here are our top 3 picks for a getaway...

Health Spot - Juicing 101

Published on 10th Jul 13

Juicing has been around for decades however the trend is showing no signs of stopping. Get your hands green with some natural ingredients, and awaken your body. But which ingredients work best and why?

TDG Life.Styled

Published on 9th Jul 13

Looking good is not a matter of age. As a wise woman once said, age is but a number. For many of us ladies, the fear when it comes to the Summer months can often be associated with one thing. What do I wear at the beach / pool? Whether on holiday or staying here in the UK, it's important to look and feel good in our summer attire.

The Directory Group covers the following areas within Hampshire and West Sussex: Petersfield, Clanfield, Hayling Island, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Denmead, Purbrook, Widley, Farlington, Cosham, Drayton, Havant, Rowlands Castle, Emsworth, Southbourne, Westbourne, Bosham, Portsmouth, Alton, Alresford, Bentley, Four Marks and Meon Valley