Nov 29, 2014 PIC lymphoma 2
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Here’s the first bit of David’s blog – From Normality To Abnormality In One Move – and you can read the rest of ‘An Ill Bloke’s Blog’ on anillblokesblog.blogspot.co.uk The phrase ‘An Ill Bloke’s Blog’ started as a facebook joke as in “I don’t want this to turn into an ill bloke’s blog”. Who on […]

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Nov 29, 2014 Cops
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A team of Hampshire cops have raised more than £3,000 for Children in Need following a gruelling cross-channel challenge through Winchester. The team battled through knee injuries, blisters, nausea and exhaustion to make the 123-mile journey which saw them cycling and running from Alencon Police Station in France, through Winchester and on to Basingstoke. The challenge […]

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Nov 29, 2014 Winchester Care Home - Pub
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In the pub at Winchester Care Home (Photo left to right: Lesley Brunt (Deputy Manager) Karen Stokes (Unit Manager), Christine Chirimumimba (Nursing Home Manager), John Gardiner & Kay Gardiner (resident), Karen Watson (Assistant manager) and Ethel Hutchinson (resident). A new ‘pub’ is hoping to make the environment at a Winchester care home more dementia-friendly for […]

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Nov 29, 2014 PIC gospel christ church 1
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Winchester Today was very proud to host the Drammen International Gospel Choir for a series of concerts in Winchester and Salisbury – the biggest event yet for us. All images: Mona Auke Photography 2014   Music Director Sven Jøran Michelsen led the 40-strong choir and band through the 5-day visit. The choir didn’t disappoint, with […]

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Nov 29, 2014 Flooding
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Steve Brine has managed to bring the subject of flooding in Winchester and the District to a wider audience by securing a debate in Westminster Hall.   He brought more insight to ministers of what happened to places like Littleton, Sutton Scotney, Headbourne Worthy and Hursley. He also described how the River Itchen had effectively […]

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Nov 29, 2014 OQLogo
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by Kevin Gover, Editor We have a new member of team here at Winchester Today, and he has just one job – to make you laugh! Piers Baker is a cartoonist and his task is to bring you short stories about his friends Ollie and Quentin. Piers told us he always wanted to draw a […]

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Nov 29, 2014 Cartoonist
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Name: Piers Baker Occupation: Cartoonist Best thing on the telly (current): The Detectorists with Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones. Best thing on the telly (ever): Blackadder Goes Forth. Corrie or Eastenders?: Aaargh… neither! I would rather watch paint dry. My kind of music: Relaxing music to draw to like Hans Zimmer, John Hopkins and London […]

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Nov 29, 2014 Christmas
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– a personal view of Christmas in Winchester by the Editor.   Christmas in the Cathedral Close. This is undoubtedly what makes living here in Winchester very special – and you don’t have to take my word for it! Image: © Winchester Cathedral / Joe Low People come from miles around because they KNOW that Winchester […]

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Nov 27, 2014 Guns
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Hampshire Constabulary has recovered more than 100 firearms during the force’s 12-day firearms and ammunition surrender. Between November 10 and November 21 members of the public were encouraged to hand in any firearms that weren’t properly licensed and may have been held illegally. The campaign led to 126 firearms and a large amount of ammunition […]

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Nov 19, 2014 PIC short film festival 3 - james
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James receiving his award from The Breeze presenter Jez Clark At the Winchester Short Film Festival. Picture by Charlie Osman One of the winners of Saturday night’s Winchester Short Film Festival awards ceremony, is already setting his sights for the future very high indeed. James Newman lives in Highcliffe, works at the Railway and studies […]

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