Jan 30, 2020 Swan Lake
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    Review: Swan Lake – Birmingham Royal Ballet at Mayflower. Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky  Choreography: Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov and Peter Wright Kevin Gover watches the most elegant of swans. (Images: Roy Smiljanic, Andrew Ross) There’s no denying it. Once you hear THAT oboe in Swan Lake, with THAT tune, the hairs stand up […]

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Jan 30, 2020 Stewart
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  “He’s kind, compassionate and generous” The words to Winchester Today this morning from Hampshire charity Naomi House and Jacksplace at Sutton Scotney – who told us it fully backs its patron Alastair Stewart. The backing comes after a Twitter row forced him out of his news reading post at ITN. Chief Executive Mark Smith […]

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Jan 29, 2020 RMT
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  Line through Eastleigh may not open before Monday. Network Rail says the railway line through Eastleigh remains closed after the freight train derailment and services may not get back to normal until Monday morning. They’ve apologised to passengers for the ongoing disruption and will continue to do everything possible to open the railway sooner. […]

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Jan 23, 2020 RMT
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  Winchester Today understands that members of the RMT Union have voted to continue strike action on South Western Railway in the long-running dispute over guards on trains. It’s the sixth time that the workers have been balloted. Commuters suffered 27 days of strikes in December. Yesterday we told you how the Department for Transport […]

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Jan 23, 2020 Mame
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  Review: Mame, Salisbury Playhouse Reviewer: David Cradduck Images: Pamela Raith One of the best musicals you’ve never heard of! The first professional UK revival for 50 years of Jerry Herman’s glitzy musical is enjoying a limited two-venue tour concluding at the relatively intimate setting of Salisbury Playhouse. It may be a small-ish production in […]

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Jan 22, 2020 strike
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  DfT / Grant Schapps statement: Under the Railways Act 1993, the Secretary of State for Transport has a legal requirement to ensure services that passengers depend on continue in any circumstance. South Western Railway’s (SWR’s) recent financial statements have indicated that the franchise is not sustainable in the long term. Poor operational performance, combined […]

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    HMP Winchester is under fire again in a new report out today, with officials branding an unannounced inspection as “disappointing.” HM Chief Inspector of Prisons carried out the unannounced inspection in June and July 2019. At the time of the inspection, 486 prisoners were being held, of whom 122 were housed in the […]

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Jan 01, 2020 new
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  Happy New Year from everyone at Winchester Today! Our fab new edition for January 2020 is now being distributed throughout the city, and is also available online. You can pick up a printed copy from the Post Office in Kings Worthy, The Flower Pots in Cheriton, Holiday Inn, Theatre Royal, Oxfam in Parchment Street […]

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