• A SPECIALIST exhibition commemorating World War One is to take place in Owslebury during the summer.

On Saturday June 21 and Sunday June 22, the Owslebury Parish Council will host an exhibition featuring photographs, diaries, articles and artefacts provided by local residents.

There will be a particular emphasis on the Great War and the 1944 D-Day landings in World War Two.

Anyone interested in volunteering for this display should contact Michael Cleary on 01962 777313.

  • A CHARITY set up to help the infirm is offering grants to people in need.

The Twyford and District Nursing Association was set up in 1994 with the proceeds of the sale of an 1897 house built for a local nurse or midwife.

Now the trust is offering grants to individuals who are convalescent, disabled, handicapped or suffering from sickness.

The trust also provides information about funding services and facilities on offer.

For more information please contact Giselle Letchworth by calling 01962 712158.

  • WITNESSES are being called upon after a trotting pony was discovered abandoned last week.

The tri-coloured pony was found in Owslebury on Tuesday (March 25) suffering from a deep cut on its front left leg.

A local vet and police were called to the scene but, despite attempts to dress the wound, the pony did not recover from its injuries and had to be put down.

It is estimated the pony was a young colt aged between two to three-years-old and was abandoned at some time between 1.30-4pm.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the police by calling 101.

  • RAMBLERS in Compton and Shawford are taking part in a mammoth expedition on Saturday (April 5) when they venture for the Isle of Wight.

The walking enthusiasts are due to set off by train from Shawford to Southampton to catch the red jet to Cowes eventually making their way to Newport.

The group will then take in the sights and sounds of the island ending at Ventnor before heading back on Sunday afternoon.

  • CHILDREN in Colden Common can have a go at a free kick-a-bout this Easter.

Free footballing sessions will be held to coach girls and boys, aged between six to 16, at the Colden Common Community Centre from Monday (April 14) to Wednesday (April 16) between 9-10.30am.

A tournament day will be hosted on Thursday (April 16) at the Winchester Sports Stadium on Bar End Road from 11am-4pm.

For more information visit playthearsenalway.com/hampshire or call 01962 848532 to find out if the sessions are affected by bad weather.