Last week we reported that Southampton Has The Best Internet Service In The UK. Now Portsmouth is set to challenge this as George Osbourne has announced in his autumn statement that it will receive governement funding to improve its wired and wireless Internet infracture.
Microsoft have recently spent a day filming an advert for their latest operating system in an independent coffee shop in the village of Sherfield-on-Loddon, just north of Basingstoke.
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Virgin Media have now completed their superfast broadband improvements in Southampton. They claim that Southamton is now the best connected city in the UK.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, celebrity chef and TV presenter, is hoping to open a River Cottage Canteen and Deli in the Abbey Mill buildings on Colebrook Street (pictured) in Winchester. This week a public meeting was held to discuss the plans. Winchester is currently divided on this topic. Many people feel that Abbey Mill and Colebrook Street are simply not suitable for a restaurant.
Winchester City Council will be hosting its annual Budget Briefing Breakfast on Tuesday 11th December from 8am until 9.30am at the Guildhall Winchester on The Broadway.
City Link have expanded their delivery fleet with 56 new trucks. The expansion has come at the same time that Royal Mail announced plans to expand its Hampshire distribution offices.
Wallop Defence Systems Ltd (WDS) has been fined by Winchester Crown Court for a failure to properly assess and manage the risks put to their workers and the public. This follows the death of an employee in 2006 when a poweful explosion at one of their factories sent debris flying 200m into the air, killing one and injuring several other workers.
Warings, the Hampshire builder who are also helping to expand the Lakeside North Harbour Business Park, have signed a £74m contract with Allied Developments to build the Admirals Quay development in
Associated British Ports and DP World have ordered 4 new container cranes from Liebherr at a cost of £26 million. Southampton port already uses 6 Liebherr cranes, which are used to transfer containers from dock to ship.
Why Did Southampton's Ford Transit Van Factory Close?
The Ford Transit van is a British icon. Since production started in 1965 it has been ranked as one of the most trustworthy working vans ever built and it has been a bestseller in the UK for over 25 years.