The funding from Arts Council England will go towards seven places - including the SeaCity Museum, Art Gallery and Nuffield Theatre.
Campaigners End Fight Against Barton Farm
A 15-year fight to stop a massive housing development on fields just north of Winchester has been abandoned.
The campaign group Save Barton Farm says it won't bother with any more legal challenges because it's too expensive and likely to fail.
Cala Homes is due to apply for planning permission for the development next year, with building work expected to start in 2014.
Winchester City Council rejected a previous planning application to build the homes in 2010, saying there was little evidence to suggest that the housing need.
The Secretary of State initially supported the Council’s position but then had to review his decision when it was ruled unlawful, and in the end gave consent for the application.
Dorset & Wiltshire Fire Service are inspecting almost 250 high rise blocks, and most are in Bournemouth and Poole.
Alexander Worth from Kings Worthy died last year after the supercar he was in hit fencing in North Warnborough.
Tests at Horatia House and Leamington House, after the Grenfell fire, revealed a fire risk.
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