Stockbridge, Longstock and Leckford

in the Mid-Test Valley Benefice The Mid Test Benefice (parishes Broughton with Bossington, Houghton, Leckford, Longstock, Mottisfont and Stockbridge

Flowers at St Mary's Longstock
Flowers at St Mary's Longstock
The Rector/Vicar for the parishes of the Mid Test Benefice is
The Rev'd Philip Bowden. revdphilipbowden@gmail.com
            Telephone:  01264810810











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There will be no review of the handball law following Gabriel Jesus' disallowed goal for Manchester City against Tottenham.

Maurizio Sarri: Juventus coach treated for pneumonia

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri is being treated for pneumonia.

Bolton Wanderers: Doncaster Rovers match postponed over welfare concerns

Bolton Wanderers postpone Tuesday's League One game against Doncaster Rovers over welfare concerns.

Alexis Sanchez: Inter to make Man Utd loan offer for forward

Inter Milan expect to find out whether they are in with a chance of signing Man Utd's Alexis Sanchez on loan in the next few days.

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Arsenal: Josh Kroenke on transfer window, Unai Emery & targeting Premier League title

Arsenal director Josh Kroenke speaks to BBC Sport about the club's summer transfers, fan pressure and future ambition.

Paul Pogba: Man Utd midfielder subject of racist abuse online after penalty miss

After Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Wolves, Paul Pogba is the third player in a week to have racist abuse directed at him on social media.

Wolves 1-1 Man Utd: 'Weak management' - pundits criticise Solskjaer after Pogba penalty miss

Pundits criticise Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's selection of two penalty-takers after Paul Pogba misses from the spot for Manchester United against Wolves.

Ashes 2019: Glenn McGrath on Jofra Archer, Steve Smith and how the series stands

In his latest BBC Sport column, Glenn McGrath discusses Jofra Archer's impact on this series, and how Australia have to deal with his pace.

Andy Murray loses to Tennys Sandgren in Winston-Salem Open first round

Andy Murray is still searching for his first singles win since hip surgery after losing 7-6 7-5 to Tennys Sandgren in the Winston-Salem Open first round.

Lee Duck-hee becomes first deaf player to win ATP Tour main draw match

South Korea's Lee Duck-hee becomes the first deaf player to win a match in the main draw of a tournament on the ATP Tour.

New Zealand captain Amy Satterthwaite announces pregnancy

New Zealand women's captain Amy Satterthwaite announces she is expecting her first child with team-mate Lea Tahuhu and will take a break from cricket.

Maurizio Sarri: Juventus coach treated for pneumonia

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri is being treated for pneumonia.

BBC Live Cricket Feeds and Cricket News

Ashes 2019: Glenn McGrath on Jofra Archer, Steve Smith and how the series stands

In his latest BBC Sport column, Glenn McGrath discusses Jofra Archer's impact on this series, and how Australia have to deal with his pace.

The Hundred: Darren Lehmann & Danielle Hazell to coach Leeds-based sides

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New Zealand captain Amy Satterthwaite announces pregnancy

New Zealand women's captain Amy Satterthwaite announces she is expecting her first child with team-mate Lea Tahuhu and will take a break from cricket.

Ashes 2019: England named unchanged squad for third Australia Test

England name an unchanged squad for the third Ashes Test against Australia, which starts on Thursday at Headingley.

Steve Smith: Brain injury charity says it was 'incredibly dangerous' to resume innings

It was "incredibly dangerous" for Steve Smith to resume his innings in the second Ashes Test at Lord's, says brain injury charity Headway.

County Championship: Essex progress against Kent halted by rain

Essex reach 32-1 by the end of day two at Canterbury, with their reply to Kent's 226 all out halted by rain.

County Championship: Davies hits 89 as Somerset fight back at Warwickshire

Somerset opener Steven Davies makes an unbeaten 89 as the title hopefuls battle back against Warwickshire at Edgbaston.

County Championship: Olivier & Lyth star as Yorkshire take charge against Notts

Yorkshire fight back with both bat and ball to wrest the ascendancy from struggling Nottinghamshire on day two at Scarborough.

BBC Rugby News

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Hooker Ken Owens warns new world number one side Wales must maintain the standard of their win against England.

Wales are favourites for the World Cup - England coach Jones

England head coach Eddie Jones says Wales are "favourites to win the World Cup" after they beat his side 13-6 to secure a rise to the top of the world ranking.

South Africa's Coetzee ruled out of World Cup with ankle injury

Ulster forward Marcell Coetzee is out of South Africa's squad for the Rugby World Cup after suffering an ankle injury and blow to the head.

Callum Sheedy: Bristol Bears fly-half extends contract to 2022

Bristol Bears fly-half Callum Sheedy extends his deal with the Premiership club until the end of the 2021-22 campaign.

Ali Price says Scotland players must show more desire for World Cup

Scotland's players must question how much they want to go to the World Cup after the "big wake-up call" of defeat by France, says scrum-half Ali Price.

Highlights: Scotland thrashed by France in World Cup warm-up

Watch the highlights as Scotland are thrashed by France in Nice in their first World Cup warm-up Test.

Wales will top world ranking after defeating England

George North's try helps Wales to a 13-6 win over England in their World Cup warm-up in Cardiff and will see them top the world ranking for the first time.

Hapless Scotland crash to heavy loss to clinical France

Scotland were blown away by a France blitz as their World Cup warm-up began with a 32-3 defeat in Nice.

BBC Tennis News and Feeds

'There was some good stuff in there' - Murray positive despite Winston-Salem exit

Andy Murray is still searching for his first singles win since hip surgery after losing 7-6 7-5 to Tennys Sandgren in the Winston-Salem Open first round.

Lee makes history as first deaf player to win ATP Tour main draw match

South Korea's Lee Duck-hee becomes the first deaf player to win a match in the main draw of a tournament on the ATP Tour.

'I wanted to go a different way' - Evans splits with coach over 'differences'

Dan Evans says his surprise decision to split with coach David Felgate was because the pair started to see "a few things differently".

Murray hoping for 'decent run' in singles at Winston-Salem Open

Britain's Andy Murray says he is hoping "to get through a few matches" as he plays his second singles tournament since recovering from hip surgery.

US Open 2019: British number four Naiktha Bains loses in first round of qualifying

Britain's Naiktha Bains loses in the first round of qualifying for the US Open to Slovakia's Jana Cepelova.

Cincinnati Masters: Daniil Medvedev and Madison Keys triumph in respective finals

Daniil Medvedev and Madison Keys claim final wins at the Cincinnati Masters in Ohio.

Murray and Skupski lose Cincinnati Masters semi

Britain's Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski lose their semi-final in straight sets at the Cincinnati Masters.

Murray to skip US Open to focus on singles

British former world number one Andy Murray says he will play no part in the US Open, which starts later this month.

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Longstock Village Fete, Saturday 31 August 2019.   12.30pm - 4.30pm.  The Fete to be opened by Revd Philip Bowden                

Entry Charge £1 Children under 12 – Free Entry

Lots to do and see at the Fete this year – a Medieval re-enactment + the opportunity to meet the people involved.   Childrens games, an Adventure Tunnel and Bouncy Castle; BBQ; Beer Tent; Teas plus the usual bric-a-brac, books, produce tent, bottle stall, and much more – brass band, duck racing and the golf challenge.   Please put the date in your diary.

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