Aug 30, 2014 IMG_1586.JPG
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The airline Ryanair has made a third sizable donation to local hospices for children and young adults, Naomi House and Jacksplace. The donation comes hot on the heels of two similar donations – totalling more than €20,000 – which were the result of the sale of the airline’s ‘Play to Win’ scratchcards to passengers travelling […]

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Aug 27, 2014 speed
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Alex Gidden on new speed restrictions in the city centre. You may have noticed the locations for the new speed restrictions in Winchester City Centre that have begun to be marked out on the roads. The scheme, endorsed by Winchester City Council on behalf of the County Council, will now see drivers limited to 20 […]

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Aug 23, 2014 Stones in his pockets
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Ripper street star Stephen Jones with Game of Thrones actor Conor Delaney in Stones in His Pockets.   Stones in His Pockets, the multi award-winning comedy by Irish writer Marie Jones, comes to Theatre Royal Winchester. It arrives on Wed 17 September at 7.30pm as part of a nationwide tour with original director Ian McElhinney at […]

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Aug 22, 2014 Steve Brine MP
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Steve Brine MP with prisons minister. Credit: Steve Brine Twitter Local MP Steve Brine has taken up a new role within government following the Prime Minister’s reshuffle last month. The Winchester & Chandler’s Ford MP was previously Parliamentary Private Secretary to Mike Penning MP, within the Department of Work & Pensions, and now follows Mr […]

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Aug 15, 2014 New Homes
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Three new affordable homes for the Winchester district have been handed over at Bourne Close in Otterbourne. The three 3-bedroom houses at Otterbourne are owned and managed by Winchester City Council. They will be let at an affordable rent, which is well below market prices, and priority will be given to people in housing need […]

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Aug 15, 2014 Star Pupils at Symonds
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Peter Symonds College appears to have had an outstanding 2014 if the A level results are anything to go by.   The success at A* is up again, and comes hot on the heels of a report from the Sutton Trust showing that Peter Symonds is one of the top two performing state sixth form […]

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Aug 13, 2014 crime down at boomtown
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Initial figures show positive crime statistics recorded at BoomTown Fair 2014, after a successful policing operation alongside multiple agencies. In comparison to previous years, reports of theft, criminal damage, assault and possession of drugs have reduced, whilst the multi agency operation supported by the event organisers to target persons dealing drugs has led to an […]

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Aug 12, 2014 ASKtheNHS Again - Poster final
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Winchester MP, Steve Brine, will chair a second open meeting next month that will give us the chance to learn more about possible changes to local NHS hospital services.   listen to ‘Steve Brine MP’ on Audioboo Steve Brine explains ASKtheNHS ASKtheNHS (Again) will be held on the morning of Saturday 20th September and will […]

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Aug 08, 2014 PIC panto
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Starlight Children’s Foundation brought a big dose of sunshine to poorly children at Royal Hampshire County Hospital when its pop-up Robinson Crusoe panto cast paid a visit. Starlight is national charity that grants wishes for seriously and terminally ill children and provides entertainment in hospitals and hospices across the UK.   During an eight week […]

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Aug 08, 2014 August_Page 1
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The story of a great war soldier from Winchester is now being featured on the National Army Museum’s new commemorative website. The experiences of Regimental Sergeant-Major Harrington, a Distinguished Conduct Medal recipient, is the second in a series of soldiers’ stories to be highlighted by the Museum. Extensive extracts from letters Sergeant-Major Harrington wrote to his […]

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