The controversial £17-million extension to the runway, which Southampton Airport says will allow it to “unlock opportunities for business and leisure travel” was officially opened on Thursday (Sept 21).
If you missed previous airings, the BBC’s ‘Coastal Defenders’ programme took a trip along the Itchen to look at the removal of vessels deemed to be abandoned on Tuesday evening (Sept 19). Image: Google
The council is consulting residents over government-funded plans to “improve the facilities for people walking, wheeling*, and cycling along Bitterne Road East between Somerset Avenue and Bitterne Precinct.” Image: Google
An organisation focused on neighbourhood story-sharing evenings and mental health support is getting set to host its second annual fundraising Winter Warmer bring-and-share banquet in November – and is appealing for auction prizes.
The police and crime commissioner (PCC) for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight has said she’s prioritising police accessibility to the public, including in Bitterne, although a timescale for a police station front desk in the suburb hasn’t been given.
Staff at 140 universities across the UK will strike for five days later this month in a long-running dispute over pay and working conditions, including at the University of Southampton and Solent, the University and College Union (UCU) has announced. Photo: UCU
Capturing the spirit of the endangered European eel, locals united in eel-themed attire during a local procession, mirroring the eel's perilous journey downstream to the Sargasso Sea. Don't miss the large depiction of an eel, made from natural materials, at Riverside Park near the ‘beach’. More pics...Photos: Luke Shears
The cost incurred by the council to plant the 70 trees in Riverside Park commemorating the Queen’s platinum jubilee, some of which were thought to appear unhealthy or possibly to have died, has been revealed.
Hampshire and Isle of Wight’s chief constable Scott Chilton, pictured, stressed police have to work in a fair and appropriate way when dealing with unauthorised encampments, during a livestreamed Q&A event.
Click images for larger versions on bigger screens An endearing tradition in Bitterne Park is the annual charity 'duck race.' A multitude of sponsored plastic ducks is released at Mansbridge, and float down the river with the hope of reaching Woodmill first and winning their sponsors a prize - provided they don't get stuck along the way. While not a swift race, the leisurely pace is part of the event's charm. Hundreds of all ages gathered as usual to cheer on their ducks and, in doing so, support the charitable endeavours of Eastleigh Lions. We hope to bring you the winning numbers soon!