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National award for university

Pioneering work at the University of Southampton has been recognised with a national award. The university’s Performance Sports Engineering Laboratory has won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for its innovation in design and testing.

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A step closer to appeal target

Charity bosses say they are closer than ever to building a specialist cancer centre after the cost of building it was reduced. An appeal has been running in Southampton to raise £2.2m for a new blood treatment centre, but now the cost is expected to be £1.76m. The appeal has already raised £1m, meaning just £1.76m is needed to reach the target.

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New city vision revealed

Trees, water features and priority for pedestrians and cyclists are part of a master plan for Southampton city centre. The major redevelopment vision has been unveiled by Southampton City Council and aims to transform the city over the next 25 years.

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Sixth form extension takes shape

The first mixed sex state sixth form in Southampton is to be opened one year early after council bosses gave the go ahead.

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Naked bike ride returning to Southampton

A cheeky charitable event with a serious message will be returning to Southampton this summer. Cyclists will be taking to the streets of Southampton for a bike ride with a difference; they will be taking part in a Naked Bike Ride.

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150,000 sign up fpr the Have A Heart Campaign

An incredible 150,000 people have signed up to save a children’s heart surgery unit with the Southern Daily Echo’s Have A Heart campaign.

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Tiger police raid culprit comes forward

Man behind stuffed tiger police raid comes forward   When Kevin Blunden picked up a cuddly toy from a rubbish heap as a toy for his dog, you could never have foreseen the trouble that he would cause. Only a matter of hours later, armed Police and a helicopter were dispatched to a field, believing that there was a tiger on the loose in Hampshire. A cricket game was abandoned, a golf course was evacuated and a part of the …

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