Jun 23, 2015 PIC alfred
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Winchester’s iconic statue of King Alfred the Great is enjoying a wash and wax behind its very own ‘shower curtain’. The 5-metre-tall bronze sculpture stands on a large stone plinth at the top of the Broadway in Winchester and features in many images promoting the city. It was created by sculptor Hamo Thornycroft to mark […]

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Jun 23, 2015 PIC forces 4
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A military parade on Winchester’s High Street has kick-started Hampshire’s celebration of Armed Forces Week. Support was shown for the men and women of the armed forces, past and present, culminating in the raising of the Armed Forces Day Flag outside the Great Hall. The flag will be flown for the remainder of the week, […]

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Jun 17, 2015 silver hill developer given 25 days
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The future of the long-running saga of Winchester’s Silver Hill faces two key milestones within a week. First up on Thursday 18 June is an ‘extraordinary meeting’ of Winchester City Council – called at the request of seven councillors. This will discuss termination of the development agreement as allowed under the terms. The agreement is […]

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Jun 17, 2015 IMG_2209.JPG
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Castle Hill in Winchester has become the historic backdrop for a special ceremony by Hampshire County Council’s Registration Service, to welcome ten new British citizens. Citizenship ceremonies represent the final stage in granting British citizenship to foreign nationals. New British citizens previously welcomed to Hampshire have even included the wife of Hampshire County Council Chairman, […]

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Jun 16, 2015 Cheriton
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The Cheriton Players, 10th – 13th June 2015 Reviewed by Eleanor Marsden. Pictures by Craig Robertson. Staging Peter Gordon’s ‘Third Week in August’ in the second week of June meant the Cheriton Players taking rather more of a gamble with the weather than Gordon’s characters do in this farcical campsite comedy. Luckily for the Players, […]

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Jun 16, 2015 PIC meters
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By Sera Baker The number of houses in the Winchester constituency using pre-pay meters for their electricity and gas usage is still rising, and the Citizens Advice Bureau in the city tells me that problems exist here just like any other city – and are growing. The meters are installed by energy suppliers either at […]

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Jun 16, 2015 PIC food
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Year 5 and 6 children from Bishop’s Waltham Junior School had their taste-buds tickled when local home economist Davina Tibbetts and The Southern Co-operative store manager Sam Freemantle dropped in with some tasty local flavours for them to try. The workshops form part of a joint project between The Southern Co-operative, Bishop’s Waltham Chamber of […]

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Jun 11, 2015 PIC BW sainsburys 2
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Reaction to the decision by Sainsbury’s not to go ahead with the development at Bishop’s Waltham has left the prospect of a new surgery up in the air – with Winchester City Council saying they cannot enforce the idea be included as part of new proposals from other developers. Leader of Winchester City Council – […]

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Jun 10, 2015 PIC clarendon 1
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Organisers of the Clarendon Way Walk say 1,450 people from across the south turned out for Naomi House & Jacksplace. Many of the charity’s supporters walked 26 miles from Salisbury to Winchester Cathedral, while others chose a 14 mile route from the village of Broughton. Staff at the charity are delighted with the record breaking […]

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Jun 09, 2015 PIC criterium
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Photo: Alexander Murison (Easton Ritte) takes the sprint victory in the final men’s race from Chris McNamara (Pedal Heaven RT) and Jody Crawforth (Hargroves Cycles – Ridley RT) Organisers say that a record 8,000 people attended the Winchester Criterium and CycleFest on 7th June, making the event the biggest of its kind in the region. […]

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