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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Dec 19, 2019 Whittington
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  REVIEW Dick Whittington, Theatre Royal The Best One In Years, says Kevin Gover 90 seconds. That’s all it took in time to get the audience ‘on side’ in this dazzling, sparkling adventure to rid Old London Town of the rats. In fact, it was King Rat and his team of ‘Squeaky Blinders’ who did […]

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Dec 18, 2019 Pan
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  REVIEW Peter Pan – Mayflower by David Cradduck Big, brash, colourful and huge fun – but is it pantomime? And would JM Barrie really turn in his grave (as one of the cast quips) to see what a big budget production has done to his original story of the boy who wouldn’t grow up? […]

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Dec 13, 2019 brine
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  Steve Brine has been returned to Westminster after winning Winchester and Chandler’s Ford for the Conservatives. Steve took Winchester by gaining 28,430 votes as opposed to Paula Ferguson’s 27,445 votes. After the vote was declared on stage, Steve paid tribute to Paula: “I want to pay tribute to Paula who’s gone from a standing […]

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Dec 13, 2019 election
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  Steve Brine has held Winchester for the Conservatives.

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Dec 12, 2019 election
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    2200: An Ipsos Mori exit poll conducted for the BBC, Sky and ITV is predicting a convincing Conservative win in the General Election. The poll predicts 368 seats for the Conservatives, 191 for Labour, 13 for the Liberal Democrats, 0 for Brexit, 55 for the SNP, 1 for the Greens and 22 for […]

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