Mar 25, 2020 Covid-19
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  Here’s a further message from the Dean of Winchester, Catherine Ogle, on Covid-19 The message has been released by the Cathedral: “We are living through exceptional times. Because of the coronavirus crisis, and the conditions needed to keep ourselves and others safe, our usual habits are challenged and our every-day activities curtailed. “Thank you […]

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Mar 25, 2020 8DBD2C4C-3147-4292-A693-322B7B7D10EB
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  As Winchester goes into a second day of lockdown and further requests to stay at home, Hampshire Road Policing have tweeted to ask that everyone plays their part. They say that Policing by Consent underpins this country. Officers say they understand the strains in Winchester are huge right now but observance of the current […]

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Mar 23, 2020 Prime Minister
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  Here is the full transcript of the televised message from the Prime Minister, delivered from 10 Downing Street tonight at 8.30pm: Good Evening, The coronavirus is the biggest threat this country has faced for decades – and this country is not alone. All over the world we are seeing the devastating impact of this […]

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Mar 23, 2020 Covid-19
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  IN LIGHT OF THE PRIME MINISTER’S MESSAGE, AND THE RAPIDLY MOVING SITUATION THAT WE’RE NOW IN, THIS PAGE IS NO LONGER BEING UPDATED. WE WILL OPEN A NEW PAGE AS SOON AS THE SITUATION CHANGES AND WITH FURTHER REACTION. People are still advised to stay at home for 7 days if they show any […]

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Mar 17, 2020 Theatre
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    Play to the Crowd, the arts and education charity that runs Theatre Royal Winchester, Hat Fair and Playmakers, has announced that, following the briefing by the Prime Minister and the government’s health advisers on Monday 16 March, all live performances at the theatre will be suspended for the time being. Deryck Newland (pictured […]

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Mar 14, 2020 Hursley
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  The village of Hursley has been praised for its community based response to the Covid-19 outbreak. Winchester MP Steve Brine was speaking in the House of Commons in a special Statement on the Coronavirus – and praised the way Hursley Community Shop and Post Office is offering support to parishioners self-isolating or those who […]

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Mar 13, 2020 Revenge
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    Review – Revenge, Theatre Royal Winchester. Rehearsal images: Lisa Bowerman – Production images: David Fawbert Photography “Shall I move along a couple of seats so that I’m not in front of you?” – the words of a very kind, elegant lady as we sat in our seats at the Theatre Royal just ahead […]

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Mar 12, 2020 Murder
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  Review Dial M For Murder, Salisbury Playhouse The tale of love, lies, blackmail, letters, murder and latch keys. Yes you’ve probably all seen and loved the 1954 film, but it was the 1952 stage play that came first. Won’t spoil it if you haven’t seen it (and judging from the loud gasps in the […]

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Mar 05, 2020 FlyBe
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Winchester & Chandler’s Ford MP Steve Brine has told the House of Commons the failure of FlyBe overnight is “awful news” for Hampshire and those who face an uncertain future with their jobs. Speaking as the airline went into administration after a difficult few years, the MP said it was obvious there is not a […]

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Mar 05, 2020 Acosta
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  Review Acosta Danza – Evolution Mayflower, Southampton Helena Gomm Acosta Danza is the Havana-based company of young dancers founded in 2015 by Carlos Acosta, formerly principal dancer with the Royal Ballet. Now aged 46, Acosta has all but retired from dancing, though he makes a welcome appearance in the final piece of this show. Since retiring […]

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