May 29, 2015 Smith steps down
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The Chief Executive of Hampshire County Council says he is planning to stand down later this year after 8 years at the helm. Andrew Smith was appointed in 2007 following a national search for a candidate to lead the Council. Andrew’s appointment coincided with the beginning of the economic downturn and he is credited with […]

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May 27, 2015 Student housing depot
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New leaflets invite consultation By Sera Baker If you live in the Andover / Brassey / Owens Road area, you may have noticed a leaflet amongst your post in the last week outlining proposed plans to re-develop the warehouse behind Tesco on Andover Road. It was formerly used as a distribution centre by Hunts Food […]

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May 21, 2015 IMG_2028.JPG
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by Kevin Gover Back in 1989 when I was working for the radio station Ocean Sound here in Winchester, one of the greatest pleasures was going to London to report on the local participants in the Chelsea Flower Show. One of the biggest things to talk about was Hillier Nurseries and their amazing run of […]

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May 21, 2015 IMG_2023.JPG
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A national rail strike which looked set to cause many problems for passengers travelling through Winchester over the Bank Holiday has been called off by the two unions involved. South West Trains has told Winchester Today that all services have been re-instated as normal.

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May 19, 2015 IMG_1999.JPG
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REVIEW: Yale Schola Cantorum – Winchester Cathedral, 21 May 2015. Well, we told you that they were one of America’s finest music conservatories, and they did not disappoint. Yale Schola Cantorum, under the direction of principal conductor David Hill, is a chamber choir that performs regularly in concert and for occasional choral services. They came […]

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May 12, 2015 PIC Naomi house 6
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Wine Festival Winchester toasts Naomi House – Winchester Today – and the hammering!  As you know, Winchester Today is committed to Naomi House and Jacksplace both for coverage in the newspaper and – where we can – physical donations. We have just sent off £90 in cash for a little project we carried out at […]

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May 12, 2015 Organ
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No doubt you have enjoyed listening to the wonderful organ at the Cathedral. Here’s news of a few recitals that have been organised in May and August:   Tuesday 19 May, 7.45pm Timothy Parsons, Winchester Cathedral Monday 25 May, 4pm Martin Baker, Westminster Cathedral Monday 31 August, 4pm David Dunnett, Norwich Cathedral   The Winchester […]

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May 12, 2015 Cote Brasserie
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If you had ever been to the original location of Moss Bros in Winchester, you may have wondered how the building could be transformed into a restaurant – it was, after all, pretty ordinary as a building. As far as a location for top flight restaurants go, it was off the beaten track too… especially […]

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May 12, 2015 PIC Ropley 1
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What a splendid way to spend an afternoon on the Watercress Line. Clear blue skies with the odd fluffy cumulus cloud, steam, smoke and whistles from Bittern, a bright blue steam locomotive built in Doncaster in the late 30s and capable of achieving 90mph. 75 years later, a delicious cream tea served by white haired […]

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May 02, 2015 PIC madding
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So, The Madding Crowd. Hmmm… review a film about one of my favourite stories in a fab cinema on the first day of release – and all about a county I have lived in and adored? You can tell from my excitement that I’m probably not the right man for this job. On the other […]

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