Meon Valley MP George Hollingbery is asking people to give blood in the run up to the Olympics and Diamond Jubilee after he donated a pint himself.

Mr Holling-bery is O Rh D negative, a type shared by only around seven per cent of the population that is in great demand because it can be used by anyone.

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Splashing fun A popular splash pool at Fleming Park in Eastleigh is reopening on Wednesday for the summer and is expected to attract thousands during the warmer months.

Join the line Friends of the Line is a new scheme to protect and improve the disused loco-motive route from Winch-ester to Alresford, which in many parts is now totally overgrown.

To get involved call Cllr Jackie Porter on 01962 791054 or email