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Hundreds of people have descended on Romsey today for a day of music at the Beggars Fair.
More than 80 acts have been performing at locations throughout the town as the annual event celebrates twenty five years.
A popular ride at Paultons Park in the New Forest had to be evacuated after it stopped mid-ride.
Passengers were taken off the "Velociraptor" at the park near Romsey this morning.
No-one was hurt and an investigation is under way.
“We can confirm that after 11am this morning we had to carry out a well-practised manual evacuation of the Velociraptor ride.
"Our first priority was to ensure all riders were safely removed from the ride and we are now looking into the cause. All other rides at the park are open as normal."
An 84 year old man has been robbed by distraction scammers in Romsey. He was walking in Latimer Walk, when he was tapped on the shoulder by a woman. She told him he had dropped £10, and he got out his wallet to check. The woman then went on her way. Later he realised his card had been taken and used to withdraw £1,800 from various cash machines.
The woman is described as white, aged 35 to 45, around 5ft 2ins tall and slim. She had unkempt hair, dirty fingernails and wore dark clothing.
Officers are reminding shoppers in Romsey to be aware and are conducting extra patrols in the town centre, distributing posters, with crime prevention advice.
This includes: • Being aware who is around you when you use a cash machine, and to always shield your PIN • Being vigilant and wary when strangers approach you • Keeping wallets and purses close to you and to not be distracted into taking them out in front of strangers • Being wary of strangers who say that you have dropped some money or who ask you for directions
It’s looking rosy at Hiller Gardens as they have been awarded ‘The Heritage Park - Garden of the Year 2015’ by South & South East in Bloom as part of Britain in Bloom.
Fran Clifton, Head Gardner and Tracy Randall, Marketing and Events Manager collected the award with blooming smiles.
Councillor Roy Perry, Leader of Hampshire County Council said:
"We are very proud to have received this prestigious award. There is always something to see at the Gardens all year round. This accolade showcases the passion and care that goes into every single plant at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and is a credit to all the staff, volunteers, supporters - and Hampshire County Council as sole trustee.”
The award is a further addition to the trophy cabinet, following the Large Gold prize awarded at the Romsey Show and another Gold award picked up from the New Forest Show.
Sir Harold Hillier was the third generation of a famous nursery family. He was a great plantsman and started the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens 62 years ago. He did so by planting the Centenary Border which has recently been redesigned and replanted. The Centenary Border is now the longest double mixed border in the country, which was officially opened by HRH the Duchess of Cornwall. Her Royal Highness has also become the President of the Gardens in 2015.
The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens feature a collection of over 42,000 plants set in 180 acres of rolling Hampshire countryside. They are also home to 14 National Plant Collections including the National Collection of Oaks with over 350 different types of oaks available for public view. It is now a fantastic time to view the impressive tree collection, with the stunning autumn colour enhancing by the day.
The Gardens are an important centre for education and conservation and are enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, which includes over 13,000 education users, mostly school children on structured education visits linked to the National Curriculum.
The Duchess of Cornwall is to become the President of the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens near Romsey. Welcoming more than 170,000 visitors a year, it holds 14 National Plant Collections.
Sir Harold's son Robert Hillier OBE VMH, who led his father's plant nursery business to national success and now lives in Hampshire near the gardens, said: "I am absolutely delighted that HRH The Duchess of Cornwall has agreed to accept the position of President of the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens.
"This is a great royal tribute to my father's achievements and to a place that has become very special to a great many people."
Prince Charles has visited the lake in Ireland where his great Uncle Lord Mountbatten and three others were killed by the IRA.
76 year old Lord Louis Mountbatton - who lived in Romsey in Hampshire - died when a bomb detonated on the boat he was on in 1979.
Two teenagers including his 14 year old grandson and an 83 year old woman were also killed.
At today's memorial Prince Charles spoke of how the loss affected the royal family.
An historic handshake, intended to help heal a conflict that has cost thousands of lives - is being celebrated in a small Hampshire town.
Prince Charles today met the Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams, 36 years after his great uncle Lord Mountbatten was murdered by the IRA.
Lord Louis Mountbatten was killed in August 1979, by a remote-controlled IRA bomb - while on his pleasure boat in Mullaghmore on the west coast of Ireland.
His 14-year-old grandson and two others were also killed.
More than three decades on - people in Romsey where Lord Mountbatten had his home - say it is time for reconciliation.
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Four teachers have started training to take on the world's toughest canoe race, in memory of a former student who was lost at sea.
23-year-old James Male from Romsey was one of four UK sailors who disappeared after their yacht - the Cheeki Rafiki - capsized in the Atlantic in May.
The lecturers from Sparsholt College in Winchester will race 126 miles from Devizes to Westminster.
James' Outdoor Education lecturers are trying to raise funds for the RNLI Forever by the Seas Fund, which was set up in memory of the Cheeki Rafiki crew.
James' father Graham says the challenge is something his son would have loved to have been part of: