• Anonymity of cyberspace

    SIR - The What you said online' section (Chronicle, July 5) included a personal attack on me and my way of life, in which I was accused of serious environmental damage and of turning the water meadows into a shanty town. My accuser was identified only

  • Signs visually intrusive

    SIR - I am writing to express concern over two signs which have appeared in the historically exceptional High Street in Winchester. These are the very large and, in my view, visually intrusive sign to the new Next store (the former Somerfield store site

  • Road was a safety hazard

    SIR - The tragic events of July 3 on Winchester Road, Alresford, when Mr Allan Knight, a local milkman lost his life, have left many residents of Alresford stunned and deeply saddened. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. During the first week

  • Allan was there, rain or shine

    SIR - Allan Knight was one of those figures who made living in Hampshire a joy. He was our milkman for 24 years. Typically, when we moved from Ropley to Bramdean more than 10 years ago, he said he'd love to continue to look after us. With Allan, you

  • There’ll be lashings of ginger beer, of course!

    As the Rude Mechanical Theatre Company tours Hampshire this month and next with their hilarious satire of village life, Five Get Famous, it's a case of Enid Blyton-meets-Miss Marple-meets-Dad's Army. A deeply poetic look at childhood, innocence, the

  • FOOTBALL: City rebuilding continues

    New manager, Andy Leader, has continued to build the Winchester City squad, which will make its debut in the International Tournament on July 20. Andy signed 17 players in his first week - surely some sort of record - and has since added to that with

  • Russell Cook: My school lunches were a time of fear!

    THEY say that the best way to get to know your children and gain a little understanding of what they are thinking about is to get the conversation going over the dinner table. Talk about the day, find out about the latest goings-on at school. In a moment

  • TENNIS: Bereweeke’s the place...

    Keen tennis fans in Winchester need not be disappointed that Wimbledon is over as there will be the opportunity to see international tennis at Winchester Tennis and Squash Club, Bereweeke Road, from next Monday (July 16). The club opens its doors throughout

  • CRICKET: Tearing off a strip

    Hampshire League County Division 1. Compton & CF (165 all out) beat Portchester (141 all out). Batting first on a surprisingly dry pitch at Portchester, Compton soon learnt that the three weeks' rain hadn't left the strip untarnished. James Watson

  • CRICKET: Another defeat for Bishop’s Waltham

    Hampshire League County Division 3. Bishops Waltham (83 all out) lost to Longparish (136 all out). Longparish continued their promotion push on a damp, uncovered surface at Albany, leaving the home side without a win since the opening day of the season

  • CRICKET: Pendulum swings away from Ropley

    Hampshire League County Division 3. Ropley (103 all out) lost to Midhurst (118 all out). Midhurst inflicted Ropley's first defeat of the season with a narrow 15-run victory in a low scoring encounter on Saturday. Midhurst were invited to bat first


    St Cross U11s make it a cup treble. St Cross Symondians, having already won the Barfoot and the Millard Cups this year, provided the opposition to Andover B in the U11 Oliver Cup Final which was played at a gloriously sunny Tichborne Park CC on Sunday

  • SAILING: Williams is a RORC winner

    The annual RORC IRC Championships were run from Cowes between June 29 and July 1. On the final day, a strong breeze from the south-west, 25 knots gusting to 30 knots, provided a dramatic conclusion to the event. PRO Jamie Wilkinson opted for windward

  • SAILING: Alinghi wins the America’s Cup by one second

    In one of the most exciting races in the history of the event, the Swiss entry Alinghi won the 32nd America's Cup by the narrowest of margins, beating Emirates Team New Zealand by five wins to two. The Kiwis suffered a penalty for not keeping clear

  • SAILING: Round the Island at the double!

    Just two weeks after the fully crewed event, the Royal Southampton Yacht Club's McGuigan Wines Island Double took place on July 7. On this occasion just two people were permitted on board for the 50 mile course westabouts round the Isle of Wight. It

  • CRICKET: Close finish in Igglesden final

    Wilds Sports Evening Cricket. A low scoring but closely contested Igglesden Cup final took place on Monday evening. The final, kindly hosted by St Cross and sponsored by Wilds Sports, was between Wickham, who overcame Owslebury in their semi-final,

  • GLIDING: Chilbolton pilot is aiming high

    Chilbolton glider pilot Liz Bertoya Sparrow launches her attempt to win World Gold when the Women's World Gliding Championships begin thisweek (Wednesday, July 11) at Romorantin in the Loire Valley. For the next week and a half, Liz will be racing at

  • ARCHERY: Medal haul for Winchester juniors

    Having conquered high winds and showers, the sun finally shone for the Winchester Archery Club after five members (pictured) overcame weather conditions and scooped awards in the archery competition hosted by Southampton Archery Club. All junior members

  • CYCLING: Time to get on yer bike!

    IT'S difficult not to be inspired by the pure speed of Fabian Cancellara or the sheer, gritty determination of Robbie McEwen, winners of the prologue and first stage of this year's Tour de France. Clad in his world championship winner's rainbow-ringed

  • JUDO: Success in county gradings

    Several members of River Park Judo Club took part in Hampshire grading at Mountbatten Sports Centre, Portsmouth, recently. Successful participants in the junior section graded up to 7th mon orange belt were Thomas Burrough and Jakob Colman. Graded up

  • Youngsters to perform in Winchester Cathedral

    MORE than 300 young Hampshire musicians are preparing take part in the opera, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner in Winchester Cathedral on July 16. Tickets have sold out for the event which is part of the Winchester Festival. It is the third successive