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

Hampshire Chronicle: 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”.

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

Hampshire Chronicle: (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).

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

Hampshire Chronicle: 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.

Colden Common Parish Council take over footpath maintenance

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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.

South Winchester villages news round-up April 10

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12:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

CYCLISTS are due to set off from a starting point in Owslebury in a race commemorating a former Southampton University student. James Atherton, a PhD student, was part of a group of five cyclists when he suddenly veered into the front of a Volkswagen Golf travelling the other way on a narrow New Forest lane in January last year.

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

Hampshire Chronicle: 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.

Marwell Hotel staff take on swimming challenge to raise money for charity

Hampshire Chronicle: Fitness fanatics Danny Harfield, 22, and Giles Cresswell, 18, raised £264.11 for the charity

9:36am Wednesday 9th April 2014

INSPIRED by Davina McCall’s Sport Relief challenge, staff at Marwell Hotel Leisure Club have taken on a challenge of their own.

Colden Common children celebrate the opening of a new garden and play area

Hampshire Chronicle: Colden Common children celebrate the opening of a new garden and play area

1:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

CHILDREN in Colden Common have celebrated the unveiling of the new community garden with a day of Easter fancy-dress.

Kings Worthy woman to put the va va voom into language lessons

Hampshire Chronicle: French course for beginners

10:40am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A KINGS Worthy resident is staging a free social evening to launch a language course for adults.

Winchester firefighters attend blaze near Stockbridge

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9:18am Tuesday 8th April 2014

WINCHESTER firefighters were called to a blaze near Stockbridge last night.

Residents in Tichborne and Cheriton gather for their annual flour hand-out

Hampshire Chronicle: Huge troughs of flour were blessed by the village priest before one gallon for each adult and half a gallon for each child was ladled into bags or every description.

11:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

LEST Lady Mabella’s 900-year-old curse kick in again, residents of Tichborne and Cheriton gathered for the annual dole distribution last week.

South Winchester villages news round-up April 3

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12:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

A SPECIALIST exhibition commemorating World War One is to take place in Owslebury during the summer. On Saturday June 21 and Sunday June 22, the Owslebury Parish Council will host an exhibition featuring photographs, diaries, articles and artefacts provided by local residents.

Hundreds of homes plunged into darkness

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10:29am Tuesday 1st April 2014

HUNDREDS of residents in the Meon Valley were without electricity last night.

Battle over new town near Winchester rumbles on

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6:32pm Saturday 29th March 2014

ZURICH Assurance is to challenge the High Court judgement which looked to have finally ended its 24-year fight to build a massive new town near Micheldever.

Big thank you to village friends

Hampshire Chronicle: Finn Kitchen and Sophie Garlick with family and friends at the Kings Charles pub in Kings Worthy

6:34pm Friday 28th March 2014

A HAMPSHIRE family who have worked tirelessly to fundraise for their son’s new wheelchair have said “thank you” to their community.

North Winchester villages news in brief

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6:26pm Friday 28th March 2014

LITTLETON and Harestock Parish Council are facing another costly repair bill.

Road works to start in Kings Worthy could affect A33 traffic

Hampshire Chronicle: Preliminary works on Church Road, Frampton Cotterell have started

8:33am Thursday 27th March 2014

ROAD works are due to begin on the A34 and the A33 in approximately two weeks time.

Police hunt bag snatcher in Wickham

Hampshire Chronicle: Meet police in St Peter's next week

10:30am Wednesday 26th March 2014

POLICE are hunting a thief who stole a handbag in Wickham.

Twyford school children record CD commemorating WWI

Hampshire Chronicle: Some of the school seniors rehearsed for three hours ahead of the recording

1:00pm Monday 24th March 2014

SCHOOL children in Twyford have been working hard to perfect their harmonies to record a CD commemorating World War One.

South Winchester villages news round-up March 20

10:02am Saturday 22nd March 2014

RESIDENTS in Colden Common are being asked to take part in an event to mark the anniversaries of both world wars. Similar to previous sing-alongs such as the Hampshire Sings event, Pack Up Your Troubles aims to mark the anniversary of the First World War and the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Residents left baffled after Winchester City Council moves charity bins

Hampshire Chronicle: Dave Fountain, of Littleton and Harestock Parish Council, said people were unsure as to why this had happened

6:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014

RESIDENTS near Winchester have been left confused after a strange move from the city council.

Special circus performance to come to local school

Hampshire Chronicle: Children can 'run away to the circus' for a day next month

CHILDREN, parents and teachers alike are in for a special treat when the circus comes to town.

Owslebury woman set to take on the world with new sailing business

Hampshire Chronicle: Rachael Sprot and her mother Miranda, photo by Gordon Mucklow

12:00pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

FOR many of us the idea of rigging masts and manning the helm in freezing conditions might not be our idea of a holiday.

Drainage works due to start could mean more disruption for Colden Common

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8:56am Tuesday 18th March 2014

DRAINAGE works are due to begin in Colden Common which will see a major through-road closed for nearly two weeks.

Otterbourne family receives final send-off ahead of daughter's surgery

Hampshire Chronicle: Tony Taylor with Jemima

8:56am Monday 17th March 2014

FRIENDS and family of the Otterbourne family who have left for their daughter’s much-needed spinal surgery have wished them bon voyage.

Villagers welcome solar farm plans near Winchester

Hampshire Chronicle: Green grazing: Agriculture and renewable energy would co-exist at the proposed solar farm. (1411507)

1:00pm Friday 14th March 2014

PLANS to develop a solar farm near Winchester have received a much warmer welcome than similar developments elsewhere in the county.

Colden Common to be hit by even more disruptive roadworks

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2:00pm Friday 14th March 2014

ROADWORKS at Colden Common are due to restart after a delay of several weeks caused by the floods.

South Winchester villages news round-up March 13

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10:00am Friday 14th March 2014

COMPTON and Shawford Parish Council are hosting an open evening with the local sports club to discuss options for the playing fields. On March 17, from 7-9pm at the Jubilee Pavilion, residents are invited to talk about possible further improvements to the memorial playing field.

Colden Common scouts wash cars to raise cash for typhoon victims

Hampshire Chronicle: The charity car wash for victims of Typhoon Haiyan

7:00am Friday 14th March 2014

COLDEN Common Scouts were so moved by the plight of people in the Philippines when Typhoon Haiyan struck that they reacted rapidly with the donation of a ShelterBox.

Villagers to hear latest on controversial schemes in Micheldever

Hampshire Chronicle: Opposition heating up to power station plan at Micheldever Station

2:05pm Thursday 13th March 2014

THE ANNUAL General Meeting of The Dever Society will be held at Micheldever’s Northbrook Hall on Wednesday, March 19 at 7.30pm.

Winchester train parking overspill causing problems at Micheldever

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1:55pm Thursday 13th March 2014

BUILDING work at a Winchester Station car park is causing friction further up the line because commuters are travelling from Micheldever instead.

Hampshire man has legs waxed for charity ahead of mammoth bike ride

Hampshire Chronicle: Roger Walker, of Shawford Road, bared all to a group of ladies at a specially held evening of beauty and laughter

8:53am Thursday 13th March 2014

WHEN a Twyford man decided to have his legs waxed in preparation for an epic charity cycle he didn’t quite know what he was letting himself in for.

Flytipper fined nearly £2,000

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4:33pm Monday 10th March 2014

A RUBBISH tipper caught dumping construction waste illegally in the southern parishes has been fined nearly £2,000.

Keep hold of your sandbags for now, warn Hampshire civic chiefs

Hampshire Chronicle: Sandbags in Cheriton

9:00am Saturday 8th March 2014

THE rain may have eased and the flooding subsided but Hampshire residents are being advised not to remove sandbags protecting their properties yet.

South Winchester villages news round-up March 6

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2:00pm Friday 7th March 2014

RESIDENTS will be able to enjoy a spot of classical music when the Twyford Singers concert takes place this weekend. At St Cross Church at 7.30pm on Saturday, March 9, a rendition of the popular works of Vivaldi and Fauré aims to raise money for Southampton and Winchester Visitors Group (SWVG), which befriends and supports asylum seekers and refugees in the Southampton and Winchester areas. Tickets at £10, £7 for full-time students, and are available from Geoff Settatree. Please call him on 01962 712722 or email Tickets can also be bought from Annie Hibberd by calling 01962 713630.

Worthy Players begin rehearsals for Norman Holland show in April

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12:00pm Friday 7th March 2014

PREPARATIONS are under way for an amateur dramatics society’s next big show near Winchester.

Thieves steal traffic light batteries in Curdridge

Hampshire Chronicle: Traffic lights have been causing problems for motorists heading north on the A49

9:58am Wednesday 5th March 2014

A HAMPSHIRE village is facing road chaos today after thieves stole the batteries for their traffic lights.

Children in Colden Common to raise money for typhoon victims this Saturday

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6:06pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

CHILDREN in Colden Common are gearing up to raise even more money for the victims of typhoon Haiyan this weekend.

Natural wonder of the world photographed in Owslebury

Hampshire Chronicle: Natural wonder of the world photographed in Owslebury

4:57pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

ONE of the seven natural wonders of the world normally only seen in parts of the Arctic Circle could be seen as far south as Essex last Thursday night.

Otterbourne family says thanks as they reach target for daughter's life-changing surgery

Hampshire Chronicle: Andrew Syvret (right), his wife Jo (left) and their family have been battling for months to raise £90,000 for their daughter Jemima (centre)

12:00pm Monday 3rd March 2014

A HAMPSHIRE family who raised over £100,000 for their daughter’s life-changing surgery have said: Thank you.

Man airlifted to hospital after four-car crash in Shedfield

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9:20am Monday 3rd March 2014

A MAN was airlifted to hospital following a four-car crash on Friday (FEB 28).

Twyford playgroup reopens for thankful children

1:00pm Thursday 27th February 2014

PARENTS in Twyford have been given a helping hand after the local playgroup re-opened on Monday (February 24).

South Winchester villages news round-up February 27

11:57am Thursday 27th February 2014

THE HAMPSHIRE Parent Carer Network (HPCN) is to host an introductory meeting. On Monday, March 24, from 9.30am-11am at Shawford Parish Hall, parents and carers of a child or young person aged under 25 are welcome to the drop-in session giving people the chance to have a say on family services.

Public consultation over play area in Sutton Scotney

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11:34am Wednesday 26th February 2014

A PUBLIC consultation about what new equipment to install in the children’s playground at The Gratton, Sutton Scotney will be held at the pavilion there this Saturday between 10am and 3pm.

UPDATED: Two dead in crash near Littleton

Hampshire Chronicle: Traffic problems on A30 near Victoria after crash and hail storm

8:17am Tuesday 25th February 2014

TWO people were killed after a car crash on the A34 near Littleton last night.

Compton and Shawford choir host Sound of Music workshop

Hampshire Chronicle: Compton and Shawford Festival Choir held a Sound of Music Workshop at the Colden Common Community Centre

1:00pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

OVER 100 singers joined in Compton and Shawford Festival Choir’s Sound of Music Workshop at Colden Common Community Centre.

North Winchester villages round-up February 20

6:00pm Sunday 23rd February 2014

KINGS Worthy Parish Council is currently seeking tenders for resurfacing at the Eversley Park car park. The car park, which often becomes crowded during Saturday mornings, is challenging to negotiate at busy times and since the introduction of the path across the park it is being used more frequently by parents taking children to school.

South Winchester villages news round-up February 20

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12:00pm Thursday 20th February 2014

THE COLDEN Common group set up to inform parishioners about the progress of Winchester City Council’s development plans will be assessing the development strategy for the last time. Commonview proposed a strategy to meet the housing target set out in the Winchester District Local Plan Part 1 (Joint Core Strategy).

Micheldever sculptor owes her growing business to rare birth defect

Hampshire Chronicle: Former Perins School student, Jessica Bradley, was diagnosed with malalignment syndrome at the age of 19

8:52am Thursday 20th February 2014

TO SEE her work you wouldn’t have thought she’d been struggling with an illness for the last decade.

Tributes as driver is named after fatal crash

Hampshire Chronicle: Margaret Stone, 1938-2014

4:19pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

POLICE investigating Monday’s (February 17) fatal road traffic collision on Yokesford Hill, Romsey have named the driver who died.


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