Jun 30, 2013 Winchester MP Speaks Out On Legal Aid
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High profile debate: Winchester MP Steve Brine Speaks Out On Legal Aid – Steve Brine has spoken in a high-profile Commons debate about Government plans to radically reform criminal legal aid. New rules mean MPs debate an issue when it reaches 100,000 signatures on a Downing Street petition.  The interest in the subject, generated by the coalition’s Transforming […]

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Medieval skeletons excavated by the University of Winchester are apparently giving clues to the origin of leprosy. Archaeologists at the University have contributed to a new piece of research which gives unique insights into the genetic origins of leprosy. The research, published by Science magazine, is a genome-wide comparison of medieval and modern Mycobacterium leprae, the […]

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Jun 14, 2013 PIC flowers symph 3
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A beautiful yet simple display brought Winchester Cathedral alive with flowers for the Symphony of Flowers. The Creative Director Angela Turner told Winchester Today that she tried to create ‘Daisy Fever’: “As soon as you walk into the Cathedral you’ll see the hanging designs in a simple archway.” “Then you’ll see the natural meadow area!” Winchester […]

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Jun 14, 2013 PIC AMF1
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If music be the food of love. So sayeth one of the many colourful signs around the ground at Arlebury Park in Alresford on Saturday. It was the perfect setting for the fourth Alresford Music Festival, the fourth such event to have First Option Software as its principal sponsor – and the sun shone! What […]

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Jun 14, 2013 PIC Alphedge
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University of Winchester Building Wins Major Award. Perhaps that should really come as no surprise to anyone who knows the site. Each time our editorial team visits the campus we are no less than astonished with the way that anything new has been expertly blended to fit in with the old original buildings on site. And so comes the […]

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Jun 11, 2013 PIC verona
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Review: Two Gentlemen Of Verona – Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory (Bristol) – Theatre Royal, Winchester 11 June 2013 (Opening Night) ****4/5 Two Gentlemen of Verona is widely regarded as being William Shakespeare’s first play. Perhaps it’s not his strongest, as he was laying the groundwork for other work – but that’s no reason not to produce it. […]

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Jun 11, 2013 What Price safety? Fresh Demands For Worthy Road Crossing
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Residents in the Abbotts Barton area have called in the help of their local MP and new county councillor after safety fears were raised about the Worthy Road in Winchester – and have raised fresh demands for a Worthy Road crossing. Steve Brine brought new Hampshire Transport chief – Cllr Sean Woodward – to meet residents and their […]

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Jun 11, 2013 pic flowers cathedral
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People coming in to Winchester at Bar End can now see exactly how much cycling in the city is close  to our hearts and how we’re looking ahead to Winchester CycleFest 2013. Winchester City Council’s landscape team has planted a special bedding scheme on the roundabout at the main Bar End entrance to the city celebrating […]

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Jun 07, 2013 pic uni
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On our Winchester Today Twitter account we see no end of messages  from students about how excited they are to be coming to Winchester to study at the University of Winchester. Many more tweet their sadness at the end of their three years because they have had such a good time. Perhaps it should be […]

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Jun 04, 2013 New Winchester Leisure Centre Step Closer
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A report on the provision of leisure facilities in Winchester shows a brand-new building at North Walls or Bar End could cost anywhere between £25m and £30m – and led to officials indicating to Winchester Today that refurbishment at River Park “still remains an option”. Various key stakeholders were asked to contribute to the report, including DC Leisure, […]

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