Apr 20, 2017 wonderland
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  REVIEW: Beccy Conway watches ‘Wonderland’ at The Mayflower, 18 April 2017 It’s been some time since I’ve been to see a completely new musical, so it’s with anticipation that I take my seat in the Mayflower stalls for the opening night of Wonderland in Southampton. Wonderland made its UK debut in Edinburgh in January, before […]

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Apr 19, 2017 Jane Austen
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  Well, we all knew that Hampshire’s Jane Austen was going to be the face of the new £10 note – but now we know when we can get first sight of it! The Bank of England says that on 18 July the Bank will mark the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, by unveiling […]

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Apr 19, 2017 First Group
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  Winchester’s MP Steve Brine says he’s had an excellent meeting this morning at the Houses of Parliament with representatives from FirstGroup over the new South West Rail Franchise (looking at the picture – quite possibly the best meeting ‘office’ in London? – Ed). “As promised when they were awarded the franchise last month, excellent […]

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Apr 18, 2017 Snap Election
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  PM calls snap election – Steve Brine gives his reaction. It was one of those “Where-were-you-when” moments… just after 11 this morning, the Prime Minister stood on the steps of Number 10 and called a snap election for 8 June. This kind of thing is quite rare – years ago an election could be […]

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Apr 18, 2017 Permit cost
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  Council informs drivers that it will cost 40% more for a second on-street parking permit. All on-street permit holders in Winchester have been receiving letters over the weekend, marking out the changes to fees which will come into effect in early May. While there is no increase proposed in the cost of any first […]

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Apr 17, 2017 Fire Warning
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  With no apparent break in the good weather until at least next Monday (24 April), and with many still on an Easter holiday break, firefighters are renewing a fire warning appeal for people to stay safe while enjoying the sunshine. The warm weather has seen a spike in fires in the open. A blaze […]

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Apr 13, 2017 IMG_1480
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  It looks like the Farmers’ Market due to take place in June on Winchester High Street is being dropped in favour of Winchester City Council’s Criterium & Cycle Fest which is taking place on the same day – with each side at odds with the other. The news came in a release initially from […]

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Apr 11, 2017 Treasure Island
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  REVIEW: Treasure Island – Acting UP – Chesil Theatre – 10 April 2017 The culmination of the past term’s work for these talented 8-to-18-year olds came to Winchester last night in Acting UP’s interpretation of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic ‘Treasure Island’. (You wouldn’t want to mess with this lot…) The production had it […]

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Apr 08, 2017 Easter Feast
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  Easter Feast – a message for Easter for the readers of Winchester Today from the Dean of Winchester, The Very Revd Catherine Ogle. Perhaps you watched Mary Berry’s ‘Easter Feast’ on the TV? The programmes explored the Easter eating traditions of Christians across the world.  We took a delicious journey through British Chocolate Easter eggs, […]

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Apr 07, 2017 Hampshire Elections
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  Hampshire Elections – all you need to know – but remember, you only have until 13 April to register to vote: The names have been published of the candidates nominated to stand in the upcoming Hampshire County Council elections, to be held on Thursday 4 May 2017. The list of candidates for the Winchester […]

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