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Saracen, armoured personnel carrier at Brockenhurst Carnival, 2023

Brockenhurst firefighters were followed by two marching groups from Southampton – the Royale Rangerettes and the Cherub Twirlers.

Mango Thai Tapas has been serving Thai delights for 17 years

Mango is the family-run Southampton institution serving up delicious Thai tapas and cocktails for the last 17 years

Southampton Bluestar passengers 'frustrated' over delays

Disgruntled Bluestar customers have complained after becoming ‘frustrated’ by delays to the bus service

Number of UK nightclubs has halved in the past decade

The number of nightclubs in the UK has been in sharp decline for some time, a new study has claimed

5 fun things to do in or near Southampton this weekend

Here are five things to do in and around Southampton this weekend. Here's our family fun picks.

Paultons Park picks up 3 prizes at UK Theme Park Awards 2023

Paultons Park in Romsey picked up a number of awards at the UK Theme Park Awards 2023

Two lanes on M27 eastbound blocked by debris

Two lanes on the M27 at Fareham have been blocked by debris in the carriageway

Voi investigates e-scooter found snapped in Southampton

Voi is investigating a report one of its e-scooters was vandalised on a Southampton street

Cunard enlists SAS operator for Mediterranean experiences

Cruise line Cunard has enlisted a former Special Forces operator to curate a range of experiences in the Mediterranean.

The Terrace Restaurant in Beaulieu awarded three AA rosettes

The Terrace Restaurant at The Montagu Arms in Beaulieu has scooped a coveted three AA rosettes at the AA Hospitality Awards.

Year-long works to improve A27 Cams Hill to start next month

Work is due to start next month on a £10 million scheme to improve the A27 Cams Hill

How Fawley is helping produce next generation of engineers

Fawley refinery is celebrating the success of its new partnership with one of Southampton's two universities.

Nearly 10,000 appointments cancelled at Southampton General Hospital

Almost 10,000 appointments and operations were cancelled by University Hospital Southampton in 2023

Southampton: Police appeal after dog found alone in street

Police have issued an appeal after a dog was found alone in Sholing, Southampton on Thursday morning

The 7 cruise ships arriving in Southampton this weekend

Seven cruise ships are due to arrive in Southampton this weekend and roads are expected to be busy

Wife attacked with axe after affair with lodger

It was the eternal triangle. There were three in the marriage, and Blackman took second place behind their lodger.

Fareham councillor writes fantasy novel Vote Vampire

Fareham borough councillor Roger Bird has turned author with his fantasy novel, published this week.

How Southampton kept Kenyan village lit up in huge blackout

The University of Southampton helped keep the lights on in Kitonyoni during one of Kenya's worst-ever blackouts.

Romsey hairdresser preparing for new beginning with closure of Flhair

A Romsey hairdresser is preparing to close her salon at the end of the year and move to working from her home

Fareham: School pupils enjoy 50th anniversary reunion

Former classmates from Prices School in Fareham enjoyed a 50th-anniversary school reunion at Marwell Hotel

Southampton hit-and-run driver jailed for crash with cyclist

A driver has been jailed after a hit-and-run on Commercial Road, Southampton, which left a teenage cyclist fighting for his life.

Police investigate car theft from forecourt near Romsey

Police are investigating the theft of a car in West Wellow.

Southampton man arrested after drugs and cash seized in Hythe

A Southampton man has been arrested after a car, £3,500 in cash, cannabis and drug paraphernalia were seized by police in Hythe

Why is the Sun appearing white in the UK today?

Is there a reason for the sun appearing white in the UK today?

Is taking stuff from a skip illegal in the UK? Here's the law

'One man's trash is another man's treasure' is a cliché for a reason but put into practice by skip diving could get you into trouble. 

Eastleigh Samson's Gym affordable homes plan rejected

Campaigners have been left 'stunned' after plans to build affordable homes on the former Samson's Gym site were thrown out

Southampton: Man stole bank card to buy alcohol and tobacco

A man has avoided jail after stealing a wallet and using a bank card to buy alcohol and tobacco

Romsey: Woman forced to get taxi after three-hour ambulance wait

An 81-year-old woman who fell outside of Romey Royal British Legion had to take a taxi to hospital after waiting three hours for an ambulance.

New Milton man kicked partner in head with steel toe-capped shoes

A man left his partner feeling nauseous and with swelling after kicking her in the head and ribs with steel toe-capped shoes.

Romsey MP condemns comments about female journalist on GB News

Fox's comments on GB News have been condemned by media figures and politicians.

Wilko stores reopening as Poundland this weekend - Full list

Ten former Wilko stores in the UK are set to reopen as Poundland outlets on Saturday (September 30) - see the locations.

Shirley: Arrests lead to discovery of cannabis factory

Three arrests in connection with an attempted break-in have led to the discovery of a cannabis factory in Shirley

The Southampton built sensors behind successful NASA mission

The successful NASA mission returning asteroid samples to Earth was made possible by sensors built by scientists at Leonardo in Southampton

Southampton hospital says lost property is 'an ongoing problem'

University Hospital Southampton said lost property is an ongoing problem following an investigation into a missing wedding ring