Winchester villages could be used as rat-run for controversial summer festival

Romsey Advertiser: Organisers look to increase BoomTown festival’s capacity by two-thirds

8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

PLANS to use Winchester villages as rat-runs during a summer festival have emerged which locals have described “desperately unsafe”.

Management officials gather for Winchester City Football Club's one year birthday

Romsey Advertiser: Mayor of Winchester, Cllr Ernie Jeffs, cut the cake for the celebrations (pictured left) with club chairman, Paul Murray (right)

6:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

PAST and present players gathered to celebrate Winchester City Football Club’s one year birthday since it was taken over by new management.

Winchester teacher to run five marathons in five days for charity

Romsey Advertiser: Joe Riley, 26, of New Road in Colden Common, is running five marathons for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) - a charity that helps those affected by Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A TEACHER from Colden Common is running five marathons in five days for charity this week, taking a rather unique course.

Hampshire Chamber brokers deal with Romania to provide business space in the Balkans

Romsey Advertiser: Green website logo for Hampshire Chronicle

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

THE Hampshire Chamber of Commerce has struck a deal with officials in Romania to arrange office and exhibition space to firms from the county.

Winchester midwives to provide life-saving treatment and training to Ugandans

Romsey Advertiser: The group of 15 midwives, student midwives and student operating department practitioners (ODPs) will spend two weeks in Uganda in July

11:30am Friday 18th April 2014

MIDWIVES from the Royal Hampshire County Hospital are due to visit Uganda to provide life-saving drugs and training.

Winchester swimmers make a splash at Rotary annual fundraiser

Romsey Advertiser: Sixteen teams gathered for this year’s Winchester Rotary swimathon at Winchester College sports club on Saturday (April 12)

9:15am Friday 18th April 2014

A CHARITY event which was delayed as a result of the winter floods saw people from all over Winchester diving in head first to raise some serious cash.

The quest for Saxon kings in Winchester Cathedral

Romsey Advertiser: The traditional exterior belies Winchester Cathedral’s fascinating secrets

7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

DNA analysis of the oldest royal bones in England has begun at Winchester Cathedral, the Chronicle has learned.

New clash over Silver Hill scheme in Winchester

Romsey Advertiser: Soon to be a thing of the past? Buses on St George's Street

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

BUS companies are on a collision course with developers of the £130m Silver Hill scheme in Winchester.

Only living Gurkha to be awarded VC officially opens new Winchester business

Romsey Advertiser: Rambahadur Limbu (pictured centre wearing yellow scard) officially launched a new security company that will specifically hire ex-Gurkha soldiers to work within the local community

2:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THE ONLY living Nepalese Gurkha recipient of the Victoria Cross came to Winchester last week (April 9) to officially open a new business.

Channel 4 news presenter talks about career ahead of Winchester visit

Romsey Advertiser: credit: Channel 4 News

12:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A MONGOLIAN economist, two deaf men and a journalist are on a train.

Winchester businesses face communication crisis

Romsey Advertiser: Business owners at Winnall’s trading estate say they have encountered issues with speed and reliability of their Internet service

11:53am Thursday 17th April 2014

WINNALL is at risk of “becoming an uncompetitive place” to do business after numerous traders reported a “shameful” broadband service.

New brewery launches in Winchester

Romsey Advertiser: Andy Mansell (right) and Iain McIntosh at the new brewery

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A PAIR of Winchester beer experts have opened their own brewery believing their bitter will rival some of the best in Hampshire.

Winchester children enjoy fundraising Easter coffee morning

Romsey Advertiser: Harestock Pre-school children celebrated with an Easter coffee morning

6:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

CHILDREN at Harestock Pre-school had an excellent time last week at their Easter coffee morning.

Winchester college to offer postgraduate courses for autumn term

Romsey Advertiser: Sparsholt College has introduced a number of courses, including the masters in applied aquaculture and sports fisheries

4:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A WINCHESTER college is set to provide a range of postgraduate courses to start in September specialising in equine and fishery disciplines.

Immigration officers raid Hampshire restaurant

Romsey Advertiser: Green website logo for Hampshire Chronicle

3:49pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A restaurant in Alton is facing a potential financial penalty totalling £50,000 for employing illegal workers following an operation by Home Office immigration enforcement.

Winchester students go head-to-head for business competition

Romsey Advertiser: Green website logo for Hampshire Chronicle

2:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

STUDENTS in Winchester have won a competition that saw them go head-to-head in a contest similar to TV’s Apprentice.

Former Winchester factory in search for new tenant

Romsey Advertiser: Pictured: Ladies packing chocolates March 1984

1:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

STEEPED in history, it was the original site of one of Britain’s much-loved chocolate manufacturers.

Alresford Town Council will not comment on plans to extend Hampshire airport operations

Romsey Advertiser: Green website logo for Hampshire Chronicle

12:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

ALRESFORD Town Council unanimously agreed not to comment on proposals for larger airspace at a Hampshire airport.

Hampshire technology college students enjoy their week on the slopes

Romsey Advertiser: A team of teachers took 42 students from Wyvern Technology College to Saalbach in Austria

11:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

STUDENTS from Wyvern Technology College took to the slopes for an action-packed week.

The bags that saved Winchester from flooding to be removed

Romsey Advertiser: Army engineers lower huge bags of gravel into the River Itchen at Kings Worthy in an attempt to slow the flow of water downstream

9:45am Wednesday 16th April 2014

BOULDERS which were used near Easton and Headbourne Worthy to flood the River Itchen to protect Winchester are due to be removed this week.

Winchester golf club to host fundraising day for CAFOD

Romsey Advertiser: Pictured: Four supporters at last year's CAFOD golf day.

6:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE Royal Winchester Golf Club is set to host a special fundraiser for Catholic international aid agency CAFOD.

Winchester Primary School celebrates regional dance prizes

Romsey Advertiser: Stanmore Primary School had entered Global Rock Challenge for the first time this year

4:11pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

PUPILS and staff from a Winchester Primary School are celebrating two prizes at a regional dance competition.

Winchester Rainbows, Brownies and Girl Guides perform hit musical

Romsey Advertiser: Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers all took part in the show Dr Dolittle, which was staged at St Swithun's School, with backstage support from the Chesil Theatre

2:24pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THEY were talking to the animals at St Swithun’s School last week.

Winchester jeweller welcomes Saints players to celebrate special anniversary

Romsey Advertiser: (left to right): Neil Duckworth, Rickie Lambert, Ralph Krueger and Jon Quayle

12:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THREE Saints football players have paid a timely visit to Winchester jeweller.

Winchester scouts race model cars for this year's pinewood derby

Romsey Advertiser: (left to right): Jove Kidd, seven, Olli Eadie, seven, and Jonathan Eadie, 10.

11:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

OVER 200 people turned out to watch the Winchester District Scouts second Pinewood Derby on Sunday (April 6).

Fears over Silver Hill scheme from businesses

Romsey Advertiser: The current plans for Silver Hill

10:36am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL Winchester development has rattled local businesses with many citing issues with parking and overcrowding.

Colden Common to launch new awards scheme inspired by Mayor of Winchester

Romsey Advertiser: Cllr Ernie Jeffs and Kevin Holland

9:16am Tuesday 15th April 2014

RESIDENTS near Winchester could be about to take part in a new award inspired by this year’s Mayor of Winchester’s Community Awards.

Hampshire Vineyard expands

Romsey Advertiser: CROP: Vineyard manager Jim Bowerman

8:47am Tuesday 15th April 2014

HAMPSHIRE  wine producer Hambledon Vineyard has bought a neighbouring winery estate for an undisclosed sum.

Health watchdog launches new public consultation in Winchester

Romsey Advertiser: Steve Taylor, manager, with Sally Ann Wakeford, research officer

6:14pm Monday 14th April 2014

A NEW health watchdog has launched a campaign to get feedback on services within the NHS.

Colden Common Parish Council take over footpath maintenance

Romsey Advertiser: Green website logo for Hampshire Chronicle

3:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

PARISH councillors in Colden Common have decided to take over the maintenance of a public footpath in order to have it restored.

Winchester school children celebrate the unveiling of new memorial garden

Romsey Advertiser: Winchester and Chandler's Ford MP Steve Brine visited the school for the ceremony

1:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

CHILDREN and teachers at a Winchester school have been celebrating their hard work to transform their memorial garden.

Survey at threatened Winchester car park

Romsey Advertiser: Under threat: the Chesil Street open air car park

12:39pm Monday 14th April 2014

A WINCHESTER central car park is due to be closed for three days for a technical survey.

Chandler's Ford school children celebrate netball tournament success

Romsey Advertiser: The team will now represent Eastleigh at the next stage of the competition

11:00am Monday 14th April 2014

Pupils from Hiltingbury Junior School in Chandler’s Ford are celebrating after their success at a netball tournament.

Parchment Street business owners forced to take drastic action to advertise

Romsey Advertiser: (left to right) Robert Jones of Boudoir Blush, Jane Gregory of Parchment Street Barbers and Asgard tattoo and piercing studio

9:05am Monday 14th April 2014

BUSINESS owners have been forced to use mobile signs to advertise their stores claiming Winchester has “forgotten” them.

Winchester ward sees old play area refurbished

Romsey Advertiser: Since it was built in 1998 the play area on the village green in the middle of Woodman Close has been used by countless families

6:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

CHILDREN in Sparsholt are having a ball after the refurbishment of their much-loved playground.

Workshop held for Bishop's Waltham businesses to help develop window displays

Romsey Advertiser: The course was arranged by Winchester City Council’s market towns development officer, Heidi Isa

3:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A WORKSHOP has been held to help businesses in the Winchester district develop their window displays to catch the eye of their customers.

Hampshire County Council to save £140,000 per year as part of street light replacement programme

Romsey Advertiser: Green website logo for Hampshire Chronicle

1:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

TAX payers have had a lucky escape with the introduction of a new ‘green’ programme that will save money.

Public votes for winner's of this year's Hampshire Farmers' Market Producer Awards

Romsey Advertiser: Left to right: Dagan James of Broughton Water Buffalo, Steve Lines of Mud Pies, Hayley Dunn of The Flour Stall, Alex Handford Business  Manager for Hampshire Farmers’ Markets, Jo Burch of The Flour Stall and  Vladimir Mirov of F.A. Secrett’s

6:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

THE early spring sunshine shone brightly for this year’s Hampshire Farmers’ Market Producer Awards as voted for by the public.

City and district councillors meet to discuss ongoing litter problems

Romsey Advertiser: Green website logo for Hampshire Chronicle

4:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

COUNCILLORS met this week to discuss new initiatives to help keep the Winchester district clean.

Winchester City Football club celebrates one year under new management

Romsey Advertiser: Club chairman, Paul Murray, pictured cutting the club's grassland last year

2:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

WINCHESTER City Football Club celebrates its one-year birthday today (April 12).

Hampshire distillery awarded for architectural design

Romsey Advertiser: Architects’ plans for the Bombay Sapphire gin distillery at Laverstoke Mill received the BREEAM Award for Industrial Design

12:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

A HAMPSHIRE distillery due to open later this year has been presented with a prestigious award for its architectural design.

Hampshire airport's extension plans will increase Winchester air traffic

Romsey Advertiser: This diagram shows the areas that will be affected by the plans

9:51am Saturday 12th April 2014

A HAMPSHIRE airport has sparked controversy by pursuing ambitious expansion plans which would add to air-traffic over Winchester if they go ahead.

Internationally acclaimed chef and owner of Winchester restaurant talks of his love for spring produce

Romsey Advertiser: The self-taught chef, from the Franche-Comté region in the east, began his career in Oxfordshire

9:00am Friday 11th April 2014

WITH such heartfelt passion it’s not a wonder his food is acclaimed as some of the best in the world.

Hampshire residents count down the days to London Marathon

Romsey Advertiser: Matthew Southey with Jessica Wheale, fundraising manager for Trinity Winchester, and Peter North, trustee

12:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

THIS weekend will see approximately 35,000 people join forces to raise money for charitable causes at the Virgin Money London Marathon.

Winchester kitchen business owners celebrate 10 year anniversary

Romsey Advertiser: Stewart Carr and his wife, Lesley (left and second from left) with Juliet Alexander and Pieter du Toit

11:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

OWNERS of an elite Winchester kitchen shop have celebrated 10 years in business.

Civic chiefs back controversial Winchester development

Romsey Advertiser: Green website logo for Hampshire Chronicle

10:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

COUNCILLORS have approved development of four new homes on Lankhills Road in Winchester despite local objections.

Compton and Shawford residents celebrate the unveiling of new multi-use games area

Romsey Advertiser: Children from the nearby schools and their parents joined with parish councillors and MP Steve Brine for the inauguration at the site

5:15pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

RESIDENTS in Compton and Shawford will no longer be confined to a simple kick-a-bout in the park on a Sunday afternoon.

Winchester's own military wives choir offers support to partners of servicemen

Romsey Advertiser: The choir started in January and has seen almost 30 members sign up.

1:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

MILITARY wives choirs are well-known for offering companionship and support to the partners of servicemen across the country.

Winchester's Round Table confirms bonfire event will be ticketed for 2014

Romsey Advertiser: Mayor of Winchester, Cllr Ernie Jeffs (left) with bonfire chairman Roger Jones (centre) and former chairman, John Leeson (right).

11:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

MEMBERS of Winchester's Round Table have confirmed this year's bonfire night will again be ticketed.

Health watchdog wants your views on the NHS

Romsey Advertiser: Steve Taylor, manager, with , research officer Sally Ann Wakeford

10:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A NEW health watchdog has launched a campaign to get feedback on services within the NHS.

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