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Unusual festival to be held at Winchester Cathedral

Stonemasons will display their skills at the cathedral Credit: ITV

Winchester Cathedral is hosting its first ever stonemasonry festival. It will see skilled workers from across the country showing their skills while encouraging visitors to have a go themselves. On Sunday 10 July the finished works will be on display, with an opportunity to meet the masons.

First day of knife amnesty in Hampshire

People who hand in weapons will not face any action Credit: ITV

It's the first day of Hampshire Police's knife amnesty today. They're placing bins inside police stations so that people can dispose of knives and bladed items without being charged.

The bins are located inside Newport, Basingstoke, Southampton Central and Portsmouth Central police stations.


Arsonists target Hampshire allotments

Officers in Totton are investigating after a shed at the allotment site on Water Lane, Totton was set on fire between 11pm and 11.30pm on Friday, 17 June.

The allotments, which are privately owned, were entered and two sheds were broken into. One of the sheds was set on fire and destroyed. No one was injured.

PC David Barnes said: “These allotments are well maintained and the owners take great pride in tending to this land. I am appealing to anyone who saw or heard anyone suspicious around this time or leading up to this time, on Friday night, to come forward."

Knife amnesty announced in Hampshire

People will be able to dispose of knives and bladed items Credit: ITV

A national anti-knife campaign is being stepped up in Hampshire.

From Monday police are launching a knife amnesty - placing bins inside stations allowing people to dispose of knives and bladed items without fear of repercussions.


Police ask for help after theft from 91-year-old

Officers would like to talk to this woman Credit: Hants Police

Hampshire Police are appealing for information following a theft from an elderly woman in New Milton.

The incident happened at sometime between 1.50pm and 2pm on Monday, June 6 at Morrisons Supermarket in Station Road.

The victim, aged 91, was doing her shopping in the store and using a four wheeled walker which doubles as a wheelchair. She placed her handbag in the seat compartment of her chair. While she was selecting an item from the freezer she heard the chair seat slam and turned to see a woman walking off in a hurry.

The handbag contained £170 in cash, Lloyds bank cards and sentimental items.

The woman police want to speak to is described as aged in her 20s, tall and with dark hair. She was wearing sunglasses and a white cardigan type top.

Cathedral to tell the story of young carers

The exhibition will be held at Winchester Cathedral Credit: ITV

YMCA and The Children’s Society are to present a compelling portrait exhibition, called ' Hidden', at Winchester Cathedral, next month. It tells the story of young carers – often invisible to society – who face huge responsibilities and unimaginably difficult choices. 'Hidden' reminds us that while the official figure of young carers in the UK is 166,000, this is only the tip of the iceberg.

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