Jul 31, 2018 SWR
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  The headlines for Tuesday 31 July are dominated again by yet another RMT union rail strike across the South Western Railway network. The company has told Winchester Today that two thirds of services will be running, despite the RMT industrial action. Amended timetables and alternative travel arrangements are in place, including bus replacement services […]

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Jul 30, 2018 headlines
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  Here are the headlines for today, Monday 30 July 2018 Sport: There was no luck for Hampshire in the T20 Blast at Sussex yesterday (Sunday), with the rare sight of rain over the weekend leading to a washout, not a ball bowled and only 1 point gained. As their tweet shows, the outfield at […]

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Jul 23, 2018 Weather
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  The continuing heatwave has led the Met Office to issue an amber weather warning – valid until Friday. The official advice means staying out of the sun where possible and keeping the house cool. Temperatures could reach 34C in parts of Britain this week. Here in Winchester, forecasters are predicting at least 29C on Wednesday […]

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Jul 20, 2018 Gruffalo
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  PREVIEW Gruffalo’s Child The school summer holidays are here – and if you’re already wondering about things to do, how about a visit to the Theatre with The Gruffalo’s Child which is heading to Theatre Royal Winchester! The hit musical stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much loved picture book, will be at […]

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Jul 20, 2018 SWR
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  SWR says the company’s been notified by the RMT union that it intends to hold six 24-hour strikes and one 48-hour strike on the South Western Railway network (not including Island Line). RMT strike action is planned on the following dates: 0001 Hours and 2359 Hours on Thursday 26 July 2018 0001 Hours and […]

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Jul 18, 2018 Willows
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  REVIEW: Wind in the Willows – Chesil Theatre – Tuesday 17th July 2018 (By David Cradduck) “There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats”, says Ratty in the opening scenes of Kenneth Grahame’s timeless and enchanting ‘Wind in The Willows’. Well, I have to […]

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Jul 14, 2018 Perins
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  REVIEW Beauty and the Beast, Perins Youth Theatre, July 2018 By Kevin Gover, David Cradduck and Helena Gomm. Images by Leela Bennett Photography Wow. Wow, wow, wow. We could easily leave it there. Phantom was great – but this is another level. A show so huge that it needed its own big top, staging […]

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Jul 13, 2018 DF875811-BAAA-4FC1-B7E1-2EC532EEB475
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The garden of Wolvesey Palace, the official residence of the Bishop of Winchester, is the setting for the Chesil Theatre’s open-air show, The Wind in the Willows, which is being performed from Monday 17 until Saturday 21 July.   The play opens one sunny morning when a fed-up Mole quits his spring-cleaning to explore the […]

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Jul 12, 2018 T20
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  MATCH PREVIEW Hampshire v Sussex Sharks Vitality Blast – Thursday 12th July (19:00 – 21:30) – The Ageas Bowl & Kent Spitfires v Hampshire Vitality Blast – Friday 13th July (17:30 – 20:30) – Beckenham Hampshire will be looking to bounce-back from last week’s opening day defeat against Glamorgan, as they prepare to face […]

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  Police in Hampshire say they are seeing an increase in demand across the county and the Isle of Wight in the warm up for England’s World Cup semi-final. Superintendent Paul Bartolomeo says it’s been slowly building: “We have seen an increase in calls during the World Cup period, and depending on the result this […]

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