News In Brief – Thursday 14 September


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Welcome to your news in brief for Winchester and beyond for Thursday 14 September

It’s a warm welcome at last for Jane Austen who appears on the new tenner which went into circulation at midnight and is probably being spent as you read this.

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(Image from launch day, Bank of England)

The note also features Winchester Cathedral – and is the first Bank of England note with features for the blind and partially sighted.

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(At the launch at Winchester Cathedral Stewart Newall is given permission by Sara Huggins of the Bank of England to hold the note for a few moments – Image: Kevin Gover)


Plans are underway for a better welcome at Winchester’s Tourist Information Centre.

A new modern and fully digital centre will open by Spring 2018 to help cope with the 120,000 tourists it deals with every year.

Winchester City Council tell us that architecture firms are drawing up plans, and a short list will be available in due course.


In sport – cricket, and it was another frustrating day for Hampshire’s cricketers yesterday.

After Hampshire decided to field, the play finally got underway at Uxbridge in the County Championship.

Once again though heavy rain made sure the umpires called a halt to proceedings late in the afternoon with Middlesex on 76 for 3 at stumps.


Weather today

A mixture of sunshine and showers again for Thursday –  and a high of 16