Nov 19, 2014 The Winchester March
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Thousands of leaflets have begun to appear on doormats throughout the city, urging residents to turn up later this month for a peaceful protest in what is being termed as the ‘Winchester March’. Organisers say it will give the opportunity to tell the City Council of their concerns. The leaflet says the participants ‘demand a […]

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Nov 18, 2014 Short Film Festival
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A personal viewpoint by Winchester Today’s Editor Kevin Gover – himself nominated for an award in 2014. Last Saturday I had the pleasure to attend the award presentation ceremony for the Winchester Short Film Festival 2014 – and I say a pleasure, because it is truly wonderful to see how the Festival has grown since […]

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Nov 18, 2014 Police pic
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Hampshire Constabulary has told Winchester Today that it is making ‘major changes’ to how it is recording crime, after a damning report from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary showed police across the UK are failing to officially record one in five of the crimes reported to them. An inspection of all 43 forces showed that […]

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Nov 17, 2014 Competition
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Daisy Conway, from Compton All Saints C of E Primary School, has been announced as the winner of Steve Brine’s fourth annual Christmas Card competition. The Year 6 pupil, is following in the footsteps of previous winners Eleanor Ring, Liam Skeat and Ellis Gauntlett Boak, and took first prize with her fantastic depiction of Father […]

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Nov 17, 2014 PIC film 4
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Professionals from the world of cinema were on hand to encourage the talent of the future. Winner of the best screenplay – supported by Winchester Today – Julius Whiteman gives his own personal reflection. (Pics: Kevin Gover, except Julius Whiteman: Charlie Osman)   The Winchester Discovery Centre was abuzz over the weekend with local short […]

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Nov 14, 2014 PIC remembrance
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Dozens of County Council staff gathered at the war memorial next to the Great Hall in Winchester to pay their respects to servicemen and women who lost their lives in war, including members of Council staff.   Chairman Colin Davidovitz led the Act of Remembrance as staff and councillors stood shoulder to shoulder to observe […]

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Nov 14, 2014 Film fest
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The Winchester Short Film Festival 2014 culminates on Saturday (15th) with a glittering awards ceremony to celebrate the best of the entries this year. Winchester Today is proud to have been involved with the festival as media partner since its inception last year. More than 150 entries were submitted for the 2014 festival. These have […]

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Nov 14, 2014 SWT
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Through the Winchester Today virtual letter box, we had this apology from South West Trains where they express regret for any disruption they caused you yesterday. We are sorry for the significant disruption that many of you will have encountered between Weymouth, Bournemouth, Southampton, Winchester, Basingstoke and London Waterloo yesterday. This was caused by unexpected […]

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Nov 14, 2014 PIC Disabled
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More than a quarter of Blue Badges checked during targeted enforcement action by the County Council in October have been confiscated.   The effort was undertaken to tackle Blue Badge misuse and fraud in disabled parking areas. In crackdown operations held in Winchester, Andover and Eastleigh, 28 of the 100 badges inspected were taken away. […]

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Nov 10, 2014 lymphoma
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by Winchester Today’s Editor Kevin Gover Those of you who know ‘our man’ in Cheriton, Alresford and Tichborne – David Cradduck – will know that he hasn’t been out and about in the area recently. That’s not like him at all. In fact, much of his view recently has been one of a not-very-inspiring-one-of-ambulances-from-a-window-at-Southampton-General. For […]

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