Stockbridge, Longstock and Leckford

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

St Peters from Clock Tower.Photo by Paul Kidd.JPG
St Peters from Clock Tower.Photo by Paul Kidd.JPG
The Rector/Vicar for the parishes of the Mid Test Benefice is
The Rev'd Philip Bowden. revdphilipbowden@gmail.com
            Telephone:  01264810810

Safeguarding:
If you have concerns here are contact numbers:
Benefice Safeguarding Officer:
David Barnes 01264 810516
barnsiesdandj@yahoo.co.uk

Diocesan Safeguarding Officer
Jackie Rowlands 01962 737317
Mobile 07921 865374
Jackie.rowlands@winchester.anglican.org


The Revd Philip Bowden details above

For safeguarding help outside the church. If you have concerns or want to report abuse phone Hampshire Children/Adult Services on 0300 555 1386 or the police on 101.

In an emergency, or if you suspect you or someone else is in immediate danger, phone 999.









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BBC Front Page News

MPs reject Brexit bill timetable

MPs support the PM's bill at first stage, but vote against pushing it through the Commons in three days.

Trump calls impeachment inquiry 'a lynching'

The invocation of the racially charged term triggers condemnation from black lawmakers.

Shamima Begum: Stripping citizenship put her at risk of hanging, court hears

A lawyer for Shamima Begum says stripping her citizenship left her stateless and should be reversed.

Breast cancer detected by thermal imaging scan in Edinburgh

A thermal imaging camera in Edinburgh showed that a Slough visitor's breast was a different colour.

Snowdonia campsite death: Driver who killed woman by hitting tent jailed

Anna Roselyn Evans died eight days after a car hit the tent she was sleeping in.

Man charged after death of pensioner Frank Kinnis in New Elgin

The 83-year-old who died after an incident in Moray is described as "doting and warm-hearted" by relatives.

Katie Jarvis: Ex-EastEnders actress felt 'degraded' by job-shaming story

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Dragons' Den success story firm risks collapse

Gripit, founded by young entrepreneur Jordan Daykin, is in "a precarious position", its board says.

BBC news for Hampshire

Wiltshire and Hampshire teacher banned for sex remarks to pupils and staff

Luke Snoswell discussed with pupils whether they had lost their virginity, a misconduct panel hears.

Newly-unveiled Aldershot memorial to babies vandalised

The sculpture commemorating babies who have died is missing after the memorial was vandalised.

Portsmouth clean air charging zone scaled back

The proposed zone now covers a much smaller area of Portsmouth than the council originally planned.

Paul Matthews death: Driver 'misread sat nav' before crash

Brian Moles gets a suspended sentence for causing the death by dangerous driving of Paul Matthews.

Air pollution 'triggers hundreds more heart attacks and strokes'

People also suffer more strokes and asthma attacks on days when air quality is poor, academics say.

Andover van crash gas leak forces residents out of homes

The gas main and a street light were damaged in the crash in Andover in the early hours, police say.

Cranborne Chase first entire AONB to be dark sky reserve

The night sky above parts of Wiltshire, Dorset, Hampshire and Somerset is granted the protection.

M3 motorway shut by fallen corroded pylon

The M3 was shut after a lighting column fell over in the central reservation.

AskTen - Ten things you may not have noticed last week!

EDITION 782
9 SEPTEMBER 2019

As another week slips by, here are 10 things which caught my attention and may have escaped yours. This newsletter is sent to 50,000+ subscribers each Monday. Please share on social media and forward to your colleagues and friends so they can subscribe, learn and engage. I'd be very grateful if you did.

1.      How to be a leader. With a few consistent actions, you can develop your leadership potential, set yourself apart from the ordinary employee and be noticed as a future leader ahead of your peers. Practice these tips each day and you’ll be an effective leader in no time. [MORE]
 

2.      Male entrepreneurs are more likely to quit. According to a new UK study, the report found 16.3% of female business owners quit their businesses each year, compared with 18.6% of men - despite women making less money and facing more barriers accessing funding. A government-commissioned inquiry revealed earlier this year the UK economy is missing out on £250bn each year due to barriers preventing women from becoming successful entrepreneurs. The Independent
 

3.      Who’d make the best leader. Asked which of the party leaders would make the best prime minister, 45% of adults said Boris Johnson. 19% said Jo Swinson, 17% Jeremy Corbyn, and 19% don’t know. 53% of Tory voters said that Tory MPs who tried to block a no-deal Brexit should be banned from standing for the party at the next election. 33% disagreed. Daily Mail
 

4.      Finding true north. For the first time in about 360 years, compasses at Greenwich are due to point true north this month. Compass needles point to magnetic north, but since the magnetic field changes all the time, the distance between that direction and true north – known as declination – also changes. For the past few hundred years, all compass needles in the UK have pointed slightly west of true north. But at some point this month, the two norths will coincide in Greenwich for the first time since the Royal Observatory was founded there. The Guardian
 

5.      Dread dealing with one of your employees? Managing people in the workplace can be especially tricky if you have someone on your team you dread dealing with.Remember, it's not about liking everyone - or having everyone like you - it's about showing genuine respect. Put your personal feelings aside so you can motivate and manage everyone on your team, not just those you jive most with. Some other tips: Know your triggers and own them; focus on what the person contributes and consider changing your approach. [MORE]
 

6.      Which is the The best country in the world for tourists? It’s Spain, according to the World Economic Forum, which ranked the Mediterranean nation the most "travel ready" for the fifth year in a row, followed by France, Germany, Japan and the US. The WEF report, which takes into account factors such as environmental sustainability, hygiene and international openness, warned that many countries are at a tourism "tipping point" – calling for more to be done by the industry to ensure a sustainable future. The Independent
 

7.      Exercise to strengthen muscles twice a week. Exercises to strengthen your muscles should be done at least twice a week, according to official health guidelines. The UK’s Chief Medical Officer has advised adults to incorporate activities, such as carrying heavy shopping or intensive gardening, into their routines to cut their risk of various conditions. Adults who do at least 150 minutes of exercise weekly reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes by 40%, heart disease by 35% and depression by 30%. The Times
 

8.       A tale of two leagues. In the 2017-2018 season, the 20 clubs in the Premier League pulled in profits of £900m on record revenues of £4.8bn. By contrast, the 72 clubs below them, who don’t attract global sponsorship deals or lavish revenues from TV rights, racked up combined losses of £411m (partly as a result of over-spending on players in a bid to reach the top division). Metro
 

9.      Amazon ruined my name. The popularity of the name Alexa has slumped in the past year - most likely because it is now so closely associated with Amazon’s voice assistant. The number of babies named Alexa in England and Wales had remained fairly stable for years, but between 2017 and 2018 it more than halved: only 118 Alexas were registered last year, down from 301 in 2017. The Telegraph
 

10.  The bottom line. Amid the gathering economic storm, the average UK dividend yield (payouts as a proportion of the share price) rose to a historic high of 4.8% in 2018, according to Link Asset Services. Although the average yield is expected to dip slightly to 4.2% this year, it remains well above the 30-year average of 3.5%. Financial Times

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