Stockbridge, Longstock and Leckford


St Mary and Lych Gate
St Mary and Lych Gate
Parishes of Leckford, Longstock and Stockbridge are in vacancy.
Please contact churchwardens with any queries.
Dawn Williams.  Leckford 810724
Maddie Hedley. Longstock 810284
Geoff Cox. Stockbridge 810055
Pauline Webster. Stockbridge 810827  (all with code 01264)

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1. EasyJet boss Carolyn McCall and Natalie Massenet, founder of Net-a-Porter, were appointed dames in the new year honours. Insurance tycoon Clive Cowdery was knighted while Samir Desai, co-founder of Funding Circle, was appointed a CBE.

2. Saudi Arabia posted a budget deficit of £66bn and announced public spending cuts. Oil minister Ali Al-Naimi said the kingdom would take no measures to restrict crude supplies, pushing analysts to mark down their oil price forecasts for this year.

3. The Financial Conduct Authority said it had shelved an inquiry into the staff culture at banks, provoking claims that it was going soft on the City.

4. Sports Direct said it would increase pay for directly employed staff by 15p an hour, from £6.70 to £6.85.

5. Amazon said it would extend its grocery delivery service, sending shares in Ocado down sharply.

6. The acquisitive industrial group Melrose returned £2bn to shareholders and said it was optimistic about making another big deal.

7. The CBI was accused by pro-Brexit campaigners of secretly dropping demands for a renegotiation of the working-time directive.

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