Jun 18, 2019 Rita
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  REVIEW: Educating Rita, Salisbury Playhouse Two worlds collide from the start in Willy Russell’s timeless two-hander Educating Rita when gobby Liverpudlian hairdresser Susan (now calling herself Rita) arrives for her first Open University tutorial. Her tutor is Frank, jaded professor, failed poet and successful alcoholic, whose cache of whisky is concealed behind the works of […]

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Jun 17, 2019 Rail
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  South Western Railway’s described this week’s five days of strike action which are due to start from tomorrow (Tuesday 18 June) as ‘cynical’. They say the RMT Union has clearly chosen to target popular events like Royal Ascot: “It’s very disappointing that despite having had dates in the diary for what we hoped would […]

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  A judge at Winchester Crown Court has jailed an ex-youth football coach who carried out a 20 year campaign of sexual abuse while working at two major English football clubs. 66-year-old Bob Higgins has been sentenced to 24 years and 3 months imprisonment for the abuse of boys. Robert ‘Bob’ Higgins was convicted on 23 […]

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Jun 06, 2019 Flying
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  Teenager takes her first solo flight while still sitting her GCSEs. (Images: Matthew Myatt) 16-year-old Elizabeth Ormston is on top of the world after flying solo while still sitting her GCSE exams at school. The teenager from Kings’ School in Winchester flew alone for 10 minutes at the Popham Airfield just 8 days after […]

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  The Bodyguard, The Musical – Mayflower A journey which began for Alexandra Burke in London’s West End has seen her return to the Mayflower stage as she stars in a second UK tour of The Bodyguard, playing singer Rachel Marron in this romantic thriller. Based on the 1992 film which starred Whitney Houston in […]

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May 27, 2019 EU
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  The Liberal Democrat’s message of ‘Remain’ appears to have struck home in the EU elections in Winchester, taking a 40.4% share of the European Election vote on Thursday. That’s a 23.6% increase on last time. Nigel Farage’s Brexit party took 29.1% of the share, despite the party only being in existence for six weeks. […]

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May 24, 2019 Dagenham
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Review Made in Dagenham, WMOS at The Theatre Royal, Winchester Brash and beautifully built – and I’m not referring to the Ford Cortina 1600E, a car I coveted as a young man and which makes a virtual appearance in this amazing musical. No, I reserve those words for the musical ‘Made in Dagenham’, the latest in a […]

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May 21, 2019 Hillier
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  Another Gold For Hillier at Chelsea Report and Images: Kevin Gover, except where indicated Winchester Today is delighted to announce the Hampshire gardening experts Hillier have been awarded another Gold Medal at Chelsea – their 74th in a row – and offer our congratulations. The team at Winchester Today were at the show ground […]

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May 21, 2019 Children
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  David Cradduck watches the love triangle unravel at Chesil Theatre’s ‘The Children’. Images: Javaid Akhtar Chesil Theatre’s latest production is an emotional and thought provoking three-hander by the playwright Lucy Kirkwood. Still in her mid 30s, she has already penned a string of award winning plays including ‘Tinderbox’ and the equally disturbing ‘Chimerica’, an […]

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May 16, 2019 Cathedral
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  Stunning new Cathedral Exhibitions: By Winchester Today News Editor Kevin Gover Eight years on and at last we can talk about the stunning new exhibitions at the Cathedral! Members of the press have been given a sneak preview of the new 11-million pound state-of-the-art exhibition complex at Winchester Cathedral that’s been ten years in […]

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