Hampshire councillors vote to close three care homes
Members of the cabinet overwhelmingly voted this afternoon for the closures of Nightingale Lodge in Romsey, Deeside in Basingstoke and Bulmer House in Petersfield, despite pleas from relatives and staff closely linked with the homes.
Petersfield Festival and charity markets coming up
PETERSFIELD will be getting in the Christmas mood over consecutive weekends with two huge markets, one offering festive food for all palates and gifts, and the other selling Christmas goodies for charity.
Campaigners refuse to give up fight to save Deeside care home
CAMPAIGNERS fighting to save a Basingstoke care home from being shut down have suffered a fresh blow after county chiefs formally recommended its closure.
PROTESTERS warned today that the closure of four Hampshire care homes will lead to more deaths.
Demonstrators gathered outside Hampshire County Council 's headquarters in Winchester this morning as civic chiefs discussed the proposed closure of Deeside, in Alliston Way, Basingstoke, along with the future of three other county care homes - Nightingale Lodge, in Romsey, Cranleigh Paddock, in Lyndhurst, and Bulmer House, in Petersfield.
Sussex br-r-raced for cold snap
Weather forecasters predicted temperatures would halve last night with frost, wintry showers and even a possible smattering of snow on high ground over the next few days.
Pride of Reading award for man who sent Kinsley to the edge of space
Former Royals star will be in Reykjavik tonight to watch his side host Croatia in the first leg of their World Cup play-off In the show Bo fuses songs, dance, magic tricks, wordplay and, according to his press release, 'prolonged eye contact', to get his audiences laughing, and it's far from your regular stand-up show Smile of the Year winner Phil ... (more)
Three care homes recommended for closure
A HAMPSHIRE care home has been spared from the axe but three more are set to be closed by the county council despite protests across the county.
Have your say on the NHS and its changes
The South Eastern Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group pays for health services in an area, which includes Havant, Waterlooville, Petersfield and Bordon.