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Anniversary of D-Day Musical Celebration will be held in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the invasion of Nazi controlled France during WWII. A programme of music from the 1940s will be presented by the County Council's Music Service and Bay House School.
Try Cycling To Work - Teaming up with the university and hospital to encourage staff to cycle
Hampshire County Council, the University of Winchester and the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have teamed up to encourage more employees to cycle to work.
New Street Lights Coming - Fleet
Hampshire County Council’s street lighting replacement programme will be coming to Fleet in August, improving the town’s streetlights with the latest energy efficient equipment.
Dementia Friendly Communities - Awareness Week
To mark Dementia Awareness Week (20-26 May), Hampshire County Council is encouraging communities to become more dementia-friendly.
Hampshire Music Hub - Re-organisation of music education
Hampshire County Council’s acclaimed Hampshire Music Service is to be lead partner in a new Hampshire Music Hub following an announcement by the Arts Council England.
Stanmore Library – Residents Asked To Give Their Views
Residents in Stanmore are being offered the opportunity to have their say on plans around the future of Stanmore library at an Open Day event being held on Thursday 17 May 2012.
'Think! Named Rider' - County Council supports motorcycle awareness campaign
A five month awareness campaign to tackle the over-representation in motorbike rider casualty figures has been launched by Hampshire County Council. Motorcyclists are more vulnerable than drivers on everyday situations on the road. Last year in Hampshire, 570 casualties involved power two wheelers, with 75% of these accidents occurring in daylight and 57% within a 30mph speed limit.
Tax Credit Claimants Need To Renew - Or Payments May Stop
The South East’s 624,500 tax credit customers are being reminded by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) that they must renew claims by the 31 July deadline - or their payments may stop.
More University Places To Be Freed Up - Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Changes announced to the allocation of university places increase the focus on putting students at the heart of system. Uncapped recruitment for high achieving students will be further eased in 2013/14. The A-level threshold will lower from AAB+ to ABB+.
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All about Hampshire
Hampshire has played a central part in the history of England, the county town of Winchester was at one time England's capital city. A significant part of the population live in the urbanized south of the county particularly around Southampton and Portsmouth. The channel lies to the south and has been central to the economic well being of the area. Today nearly half the county is made up up the New Forest and the South Downs. Hampshire enjoys close connections with the armed forces and strong ties to the maritime industry.
A varied county
Very rural to the north large sprawling coastal conurbations to the south, Hampshire is a county of contrasts. It enjoys some beautiful coastline and areas of outstanding natural beauty. The administration of the county on a district level is broken down to the authorities of: Basingstoke and Deane,
City of Winchester,
City of Portsmouth, Rushmoor, City of Southampton and the Test Valley
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