Thursday, 09 February 2017 14:03

The 'Real' Mr Darcy

Image copyrightUKTV/Nick Hardcastle/BBCImage caption The 'historically accurate' portrait of Mr Darcy looks starkly different to Colin Firth who portrayed him in the BBC drama Academics have revealed what they claim is the first "historically accurate" portrait of Jane Austen's Mr Darcy - and he's a world away from the romantic hero of films and TV.
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 08:39

Southampton want Alex Oxlade-Chamberlin back

Southampton will try and push Arsenal in the summer to get Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain back at the South coast side. Five years ago the youngster was sold to the Gunners for £15 million but has started to become frustrated with his lack of first team starts at The Emirates. Oxlade-Chamberlain still has two years left on his current contract but nothing has been said about renewing it at the end of this time. The 22 year old was at Southampton from the age of six and stayed until he was 17. He has since gained many full England caps. The mirror have said that Southampton FC will more than likely be putting in an offer for the midfielder when the summer transfer window opens. Liverpool and Manchester City have also eyed up Oxlade-Chamberlain's talent so it looks like Southampton won't be the only bid! By Eleanor Pomeroy
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 08:31

Best things to do over Easter

It can be difficult to find things to do over the long weekend so here's some inspiration and a few ideas of what you and the family can get up to over the Easter Weekend. Southampton Common will host an Easter fair from Thursday 24th March - Monday 28th March. There will also be a market on bank holiday Monday. Opening times : Thursday - Sunday 12:00-21:30 Monday - 10:00-21:30 Sir Harold Hillier Garden Centre: Easter Holiday Trail. See if you can find the clues the Easter bunny has left around the garden centre. Friday 25th March- Sunday 10th April 10:00-15:00 £1 per child Easter Egg Dyeing: Decorate an egg using dye and wax crayons and create a basket to take it home in. The better your imagination is the better the egg will be! Friday 25th March - Saturday 26th March 10:00-16:00. £1.50 per child. Pond Dipping : Take a look into the ponds to see what you can find. Diving Beetles, Nimble Pond Skaters, slimy snails and many more all live there!! Tuesday 29th March + Thursday 31st March 13:00-16:00. £1.50 per child. Mottisfont Abbey: Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt: Pick up an Easter hunt sheet upon arrival and rack your brains throughout the hunt to try and workout the brain teasers. Friday 25th March- Sunday 10th April 10:00-17:00. £2 per entry. Manor Farm Country Park: Watch the cows being milked as well as follow the farmer round on his daily farmyard walk. Friday 25th March - Sunday 10th April. Normal entry prices apply. Royal Victoria Country Park: Easter Willow craft: Make your own Easter chick or fish out of willow. Must book to ensure your place is secure. 10:00-12:00 or 14:00-16:00. £6 per person. By Eleanor Pomeroy Voice FM Breakfast Show
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 08:26

Isle of Wight Festival wins an award

The Isle of Wight Festival has won best attraction/ activity at the annual Visitor Attraction Association Awards. The event took place at the Needles Landmark Attraction and the award was accepted by John Giddings. The VAA aims to promote tourism on the island, and the festival that saw headlining performances from the likes of Fleetwood Mac and The Prodigy, has been awarded for their attraction. The 2016 Isle of Wight Festival will see Stereophonics, Faithless and The Who take to the stage to wow the crowds. Queen and Adam Lambert will also be performing at the esteemed festival. By Genevieve Lewis @GenLewisSports Voice FM Breakfast
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 07:45

Tottonians move up to fifth

Tottonians Rugby Club have moved up to fifth in their London 1 South league, after beating bottom side Twickenham 48-3. It is the club’s first year in the league, and in their next fixture they face Havant on the 9th of April after the Easter break. The win means that the Tottonians jump in front of Brighton in the table. By Genevieve Lewis @GenLewisSports Voice FM Breakfast Show
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 07:20

Ryan Bertrand missed training with England

Southampton defender Ryan Bertrand missed England’s first training session ahead of the upcoming international friendlies. The 26-year-old left-back missed Tuesday’s training at St. George’s Park due to an unspecified injury. Along with Danny Welbeck, Bertrand could be a doubt for Saturday’s game, as well as Raheem Sterling and Joe Hart being unavailable. Roy Hodgson’s squad face Germany and Holland this Saturday and next Tuesday (29th). By Genevieve Lewis @GenLewisSports Voice FM Breakfast Show
Team Solent Manager won 2-1 against Whitchurch United on Saturday, on their way to defending their Southampton Senior Cup title. Manager James Taylor had to come off the bench to replace an injured Ollie Goddard, and ended up scoring the winning at the far post. 41-year-old Taylor and Team Solent face Brockenhurst on Wednesday at 7.30pm at Sholing’s Silverlake Arena in the semi-final of the Southampton Senior Cup. By Genevieve Lewis @GenLewisSports Voice FM Breakfast Show
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 07:57

Winchester lose crucial striker

As Winchester City near a crucial point in the season, key man Zach Glasspool has left the side. The side are currently pushing for promotion, but it is understood that the striker is on his way to Sholing. Glasspool was left out of the squad to face Swindon Supermarine, followed by serving a two-match suspension. The striker will now play his football in the Syndenham Wessex League with Sholing, after originally joining Winchester at the beginning of last season. By Genevieve Lewis @GenLewisSports Voice FM Breakfast Show
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 07:42

Could Fraser Forster be number one?

Fraser Forster could possibly be first choice for England’s friendlies against Germany and Holland after Joe Hart has pulled out through injury. Hart has had to withdraw from the team after gaining a calf injury in the Manchester derby on Sunday. Forster currently has three England caps, and could possibly gain his fourth in the upcoming international friendlies. Since returning from injury in January, Forster has kept six clean sheets in 11 games, and is up against Burnley keeper Tom Heaton for the spot. Forster has always been in competition with Hart who has dominated the number one position over the past few years. The Saints stopper can use this chance to really show Roy Hodgson what he is capable of. Team mate Ryan Betrand was also called up to the England squad for the friendlies. By Genevieve Lewis @GenLewisSports Voice FM Breakfast Show
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 07:22

Saints stun Liverpool

Southampton FC managed to come back from 2-0 at half time to beat Liverpool 3-2 at 90 minutes on Sunday at StMary's. It was a slow first half for the Saints after they were denied a penalty in the opening minutes of the game. Liverpool went on to score two goals whilst Saints seemed to loose interest. A pretty woeful performance left Ronald Koeman's side trailing at half time. Liverpool looked as though they were going to cruise through the game and it was going to be another 6-1 disaster like when the two sides last met in December. However the game was soon turned on its head when Koeman decided to make some substitutions. Sadio Mane was one of them who replaced Tadic at half time and within only three minutes missed a penalty with Simon Mignolet judging it just right. However the striker went onto score two goals for the Saints, the first came in the 64th minute. Graziano Pelle managed to bag the equaliser in the 83rd minute as he struck the ball past Mignolets right hand. Just three minutes later Saints made it 3-2 when Mane managed to hit the back of the net for the second time. He hadn't scored in 16 games before yesterday's heroic display for the South Coast side. Southampton now sit 7th in the Premier League and are just 3 points away from European football. With just seven games left can Saints make it into the top six? By Eleanor Pomeroy Voice FM Breakfast