Southampton's Mauricio Pochettino believes the way his squad responded to the departure of Dani Osvaldo shows they have a "great future"
Southampton extended their unbeaten run to a fifth league match but couldn't secure a victory against Stoke.
Billy Morgan has made it through to the final of the snowboard slopestyle event at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Gordon Stenton Managing Director of John Lewis in Reading spoke to ITV Meridian about employees receiving a 15% bonus.
Bracknell based John Lewis has announced its full year results today. With stores right across the country, including in Southampton and Newbury, it's unique employee-owned partnership means its staff share the profits rather than shareholders.
The Partnership has announced a bonus to all Partners (employees) of 15% of their salary - equivalent to nearly 8 weeks’ pay.
– Mark Venables, head of branch, John Lewis Southampton
There is no doubt that 2013 was challenging in parts but we are very pleased to have achieved growth in both branch and online sales at John Lewis Southampton this year. The recent announcement of over £7m investment in the branch, including a new ‘little Waitrose’ confirms our commitment to our customers as we enter 2014. As ever, our Partners (staff) have worked hard to give our customers great service and the success we have achieved is very much down to their efforts."
– Jane Tutty, Partner, John Lewis Southampton
I love this time of year at John Lewis – everyone is awaiting their bonuses and busy planning things that they may not have been able to otherwise. This year I am taking my niece on a surprise trip to Paris. She is an art student, and so we’re going to soak up all the wonderful Parisian art culture. Being able to use the bonus to do something special for someone I care about means a lot, which is why I look forward to it each year.”
– James Gray, Partner, John Lewis Southampton
The bonus at John Lewis is something we all look forward to, and it’s a great reward for our hard work throughout the year. Penny and I are both really excited to be able to put some extra money towards the big day to make it even more special. We’ll also be able to splash out a little bit more for our honeymoon, and if there’s anything left I might be able to steal a little for my stag weekend.”
Passengers travelling to and through Southampton are reminded to check before they travel at weekends between now and May as Network Rail will be carrying out extensive planned improvement work to increase the reliability of the railway in the Southampton area.
The £20m improvements to the railway will improve the reliability of trains through Southampton and the surrounding areas. However, in order to carry out the work, there will be disruption to trains using Southampton Central station over eight weekends.
They'll include the Easter bank holiday weekend, starting March 15 and finishing on May 4. These include services from South West Trains, Cross Country, Southern and First Great Western.
– Jim Morgan, Infrastructure Director
This is a vital programme of investment to improve the reliability of train services for Southampton and the surrounding region. The work takes place on weekends from March 15 until early May, with each weekend seeing different service changes on lines to and from Southampton Central. Please make sure that you check before you travel. We recognise that this is not ideal and we are sorry for the inevitable disruption that will be caused to our passengers. We have sought to keep disruption to a minimum whilst we undertake this essential work."
Police are searching for a man who indecently exposed himself to two teenage girls in Southampton.
The man was driving a small blue car when he exposed himself to two 15-year-old girls on Friday 28th February at 6.45pm.
The man offered the girls money and exposed himself to the girls on Oak Road and they ran off unharmed.
The man is described as white, between 25-30 years old, skinny and 6ft tall with brown spiky hair.
– PC Lauren Dunkason
This is an isolated incident and we have not received any other similar reports. I'd urge anyone who recognises the description and knows of a similar man in the area, who owns or uses a small blue vehicle, to contact us."
Police are investigating a burglary at the home of an 88-year-old woman in Southampton on Wednesday, February 19. Between 2pm and 4pm her home on Carlton Road was broken into through the back door.
Electrical items and a handbag were taken. The pensioner was at home at the time but did not notice anything suspicious.
The items taken were:A black Xbox one which belongs to the victim’s grandson who lives with her.A white Apple Macbook laptop.A ladies black leather handbag containing purse and cash.A mens brown leather wallet
There have been massive changes during its 50 years as a city. But although the industries at heart may be different, Southampton has always tried to be ahead of the game.
Andrew Pate reports.
Many of our towns have tried and been unsuccessful in becoming cities including Reading, Bournemouth and Dorchester to name just a few. But 50 years ago today, Southampton achieved that elusive goal.
The Royal Charter said the honour was in recognition of "its growing population, large port and contribution to the economy." Today, the Mayor celebrated the 50th anniversary by opening up his parlour and inviting in residents.
Andrew Pate went along.
Later today the Mayor will lead a special 50th anniversary commemoration service at St Mary’s Church. All are welcome to attend the service which starts at 5pm.
Looking ahead, the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile fun run is returning to Southampton’s Guildhall Square on Sunday 23rd March. Part of the city’s 50th anniversary celebrations, the Cultural Quarter will welcome crowds to complete the 1, 3 or 6 mile course around the central parks.
So far hundreds of people have signed up to run or walk the course, but more are welcome.
The Mayor of Southampton is opening up his chambers on today celebrate Southampton's 50th anniversary of becoming a city. School children and city residents are invited to join him in celebrating the anniversary.
Children and teachers from Southampton schools will join Cllr Ivan White, the city’s 791st Mayor, for a reception in his offices at the Civic Centre to see the many fascinating artefacts and gifts that have been presented to the city by visiting dignitaries and guests over the years.
Each of the city’s schools will be presented with a commemorative 50th anniversary plaque to mark the occasion. If you're celebrating a birthday on the day – especially if it’s your 50th – you're welcome to come along between 10am and 12noon and join the Mayor in his parlour for tea and cake.
It's been 50 years since Southampton became a city and to celebrate, the Mayor will open the doors to his chambers for residents to join him.
Schools will also be presented with a plaque to mark the occasion.
A special commemoration service will be held later at St Mary's church too.