• Crunch decision looming on jobs at Winchester City Council

    MORE jobs could be cut at Winchester City Council ahead of the crucial budget meeting next month. A city council personnel committee will meet on February 8 to discuss and decide any further changes to jobs at the council, as part of a three-year plan

  • Winchester preparing for 2012 Olympics

    WINCHESTER businesses are gearing up for the 2012 Olympics with a full programme of events set to take the city by storm. With thousands of tourists coming to these shores and a global audience of four billion, Winchester City Council and Winchester

  • Parish councillor jailed for theft from employer

    AN Alresford parish councillor has been jailed for 32 months for a £1.2 million fraud against his employers. Christopher Norkett, 44, a telecoms manager, created bogus order for mobile phones that were never delivered, Reading Crown Court heard

  • City council brings in experts to boost business at Guildhall

    WINCHESTER City Council is shaking up its marketing department to try and boost business at the Guildhall. Experts from the council’s tourism department are being drafted to work on improving the buildings marketing for conferences and functions. Councillors

  • Lift firm fined £65K after lorry driver was crushed to death

    A ROMSEY firm was fined £65,000 for a health and safety breech after an accident in which a lorry driver was crushed to death. Adam Millichip, 27, was delivering sheet metal to the Wessex Lift Company in Budds Lane when he was crushed after walking

  • Burglar steals car

    A BURGLAR drove off with a woman’s car after stealing the keys from her Romsey home. Police say the burglar struck at Eight Acres on Tuesday night. It’s not known how the thief got in. Officers say the woman’s C-registration Fiat 500 was stolen, along

  • Camellias come earlier thanks to mild winter

    HAS spring already sprung? Plants at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens in Ampfield think it has. Camellias are blooming in the 180-acre site owned by Hampshire County Council. Head gardener Fran Clifton has counted more than 80 varieties in flower along

  • Plans revealed for new homes in Stanmore

    PLANS to build new homes in Winchester on disused allotments received a mixed reaction from residents this week. A housing scheme in Cromwell Road, Stanmore, was unveiled at a public consultation on Monday. The project, by Radian Housing Association

  • Driver killed in A272 crash named by police

    POLICE yesterday named a driver killed after his car collided with a tree in the Meon Valley. Peter Lonsdale, 45, of Gosport, died instantly when his red Citroen Xantia collided with the tree on the A272 at West Meon Hut on Tuesday, January 24. The

  • School worried by planned pupil expansion

    THERE was standing room only as parents gathered to hear how their Winchester school could be affected by a leap in admissions. More than 100 parents with children at Western Primary School in Fulflood heard about Hampshire County Council’s plans to