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Attending Petersfield Community Fayre at Churcher’s College on Sunday (3rd July), Shine Radio gave you the chance to present our news and weather. Thanks for taking part!
The latest news on food prices this week, travel insurance policies not covering strikes, poor customer service from energy companies, an increase in higher rate income tax payers and a new car insurance scam.
Joff and Claire speak to many local charities at the Petersfield Community Fair held at Churchers College as part of the school’s tercentenary celebrations.
Paul Abbott at Durleighmarsh Farm used to run the Isle of Wight lavender farm to much success, winning an RHS gold medal. He still has a passion for lavender as he explained to Shine Radio’s Claire Vennis.
Suzie stays local and enjoys the hollyhocks of Village Street.
Back to Portugal this month to discover there is more to enjoy than just Port! Phill visits two wineries and discovers some insights into Vinho Verde.
We are joined for an insightful chat about the wine industry by Louis Latour insider Lucy Stewart.
This month in Growing Together, Steve and Claire give advice on how to ‘stop’ dahlias to gain more flowers, what you can still plant to harvest later in the summer and which plants require a high nitrogen feed.
Paul Abbott from Durleighmarsh Farm also talks to Claire about his passion for lavender.
This month, Olivia and Mia are at Liss Junior School’s with its Eco Council. We discus their green roof, what it takes to be an eco councillor, and their latest climate youth project with Queen Elizabeth Country Park.
Let’s take a guided tour through a Hotel Kitchen garden with the Head Chef, Kamil.
Pickling Passion. Find out how Mr Pickle pickles.
Fancy a cycle around Copenhagen, Grand Depart Le Loop style, ahead of the Tour de France? Well, some local Petersfield cyclist did. Listen to hear what happened next.
This week the P pod is in East Meon where Joff and Claire find out more about the village’s history, enjoy some refreshments at the Izaak Walton pub and bring you a chuckle or two from Hampshire-based comedian James Alderson.
Meet Louis, a talented springer spaniel, who works for the Hampshire Fire service. He is a rarity: one of just 17 working “fire dogs” in the UK. Handler Sean White debunks a few myths and shares some training techniques.
Matilda Shapland and Oliver Fogelin are just two of the three hundred performers taking part in the event this Saturday.
The latest news on inflation this week, possible relief for energy bills, some paper bank notes will no longer be legal tender, reporting poor service from financial firms, and how our food habits are changing.