• Winchester University building hailed by design awards

    A WINCHESTER University building has won a regional award. The Solent Design Awards recognised the St Alphege block at the King Alfred campus at West Hill. The building was the work of Design Engine Architects based in Winchester. It took

  • Is Benedict Cumberbatch filming in Winchester?

    A POPULAR television series starring Hollywood A-lister Benedict Cumberbatch is filming in Winchester’s Great Hall. The concluding series of BBC’s The Hollow Crown, subtitled The War of the Roses, will be aired in 2016. The Great Hall will

  • Winchester University professor civil court case dropped

    CLAIMS that a controversial Winchester academic assaulted a man after a lecture have been dropped. Prof Eric Anderson, who was recently reprimanded for what is claimed are extreme views on child abuse and sexuality, appeared in Winchester County

  • Indoor boot sales

    Indoor Car Boot Sales will take place at Woodley Village Hall, Romsey on Sunday (November 30) and the following week (December 7). The events are open from 9am to 12.30pm and Admission is 20p. To book a table or for more information call 07882

  • See Santa at charity fayre

    Cancer Research UK stage their Christmas Fayre at the Crosfield Hall, Romsey tomorrow (Saturday, November 29) from 10am to 12.30pm. As well as a chance to meet Father Christmas, there will be a wide variety of stall selling gifts. Refreshments

  • Inquest opened into death of woman in M3 smash

    AN inquest has opened after a woman died in a road traffic collision near Winchester. Marie Heather Hardes, 56, died on the M3 on November 10 as a result of a smash on the northbound carriageway at junction nine. It is believed she was killed

  • Ten things to do around Winchester this weekend

    1. The Winchester March - Saturday Hundreds are expected to take to the streets protesting proposed developments including Silver Hill (pictured), Chesil Street, Station Approach and River Park Leisure Centre. Organisers say Winchester City

  • Rent-free week scheme scrapped by Winchester civic chiefs

    HOUSING chiefs have scrapped a scheme allowing 5,000 Winchester council tenants to take breaks in their rent payments. Rent-free weeks allow tenants to pay their rent in advance and take a week off four times a year. The scheme is often used

  • Christmas bash to sparkle with movie magic

    THE theme for this year's Hursley Christmas Tree Festival has been announced. Christmas Movies is the theme for the event, which takes place in All Saints Church on Saturday, December 13, from 10am-4pm. There will be festive performances by

  • Cycling advice centre opens in YMCA

    A NEW centre offering cycling advice has opened at a Winchester charity's premises. The community bike hub at the YMCA cafe in St John's House, aims to give advice for cyclists of all abilities. It was set up by Bespoke Biking and supported

  • Shirts are a top gift for carers

    A donation from a firm of estate agents will help keep the members of Romsey Young Carers safe and warm while they are out and about. Pearsons in Romsey donated £700 worth of sweatshirts to the group, which provides support and respite to young

  • Sugar Plum Fairyland

    Mottisfont Abbey is staging a Nutcracker-themed Christmas. From tomorrow (Saturday, November 29) the National Trust site hosts a special Christmas experience to tell the story of The Nutcracker using puppet theatre. The visit starts at 10am

  • Cast conquer complex play

    REVIEW The Shell Seekers, Plaza Theatre, Romsey THE play takes its title from the painting belonging to Penelope (Meriel Shepherd). It had been painted by her father, Lawrence (Frank Allen), one of the many artists who had flocked to Cornwall

  • Art trophy comes home

    An art trophy named in honour of his wife has come home to amateur painter Derek Roblett. The Roblett vase, named in memory of Derek’s late wife Valerie, is awarded each year to the artist who paints the public’s favourite picture at Chilworth

  • Mountbatten head praises her year of stars

    The Mountbatten School celebrated “A Night of Stars” with the annual certificate presentation evening. Executive headteacher, Heather McIlory welcomed parents, governors, VIPs and special guest, Sean Conway before delivering a glowing tribute to the

  • Positives for Town after loss

    omsey Town head coach James Phillips was disappointed but encouraged following his side’s 4-2 loss to New Milton Town. “My initial reaction would have to be one of disappointment mixed with a great deal of encouragement,” he said. “I genuinely

  • Romsey rue mistakes as Solent claim the victory

    On an overcast day which promised to deliver rain but never showed, Romsey were much the same. Whilst the rain was not entirely wanted, Romsey needed to perform, with pressure building from results going against them. Following on from a win in the

  • Students keep friend's memory alive with charity fundraiser

    WINCHESTER college students are keeping their friend’s memory alive by raising money for a charity which was set up in his name. BTEC Sport students chose The Joe Glover Trust as their nominated charity for their lunchtime sport festival, which

  • Building on Success

    Building on the growing success of the lettings department in Winchester, Fox & Sons has recruited new negotiator, Holly Peaty. The department has increased its market share over the last year and Holly has been brought on board to add a strong

  • Saints legend opens 3G pitch at Mountbatten School

    Saints legend Matt Le Tissier was at Mountbatten School in Romsey to officially open a new sports facility this week. The project, which has seen a third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch (AGP) constructed at the Hampshire school, was made

  • Teenagers open for business

    Romsey’s first ever teenage market was rated a big success and will become a regular event next year. Town centre manager Mark Edgerley said funding from the Romsey Future Project meant he could organise a further four teen markets in 2015 – two

  • Funding cut threat hangs over youth support group

    A CHARITY providing vital youth services could be forced to close its doors – months after it was awarded funding for a new building. Youth in Romsey (YIR) could lose up to 80 per cent from April next year as Hampshire County Council scales back

  • Mixing up a flute cocktail

    MORE than 60 Hampshire flautists came together in Romsey to make music. The day, at Mountbatten School's Lantern Theatre, was led by Niall O’Riordan, recently the recipient of Sir James Galway's Rising Star Award Niall covered breathing and posture

  • Sharon’s bra artwork supports cancer charity

    AN INNOVATIVE piece of artwork created by a former Hampshire schoolteacher has gone on display at a London museum. Sharon White created the piece using lace, ribbons and bows taken from bras signed by celebrities including Loose Women’s Denise

  • Margaret’s mating lions are a roaring success

    Viewfinders of Romsey Camera Club held its annual Print Panel Trophy competition last week. This year it was judged by Sue Sibley ARPS (Associate of the Royal Photographic Society) who dispensed helpful praise and constructive criticism on the

  • Green Scouts earn their Blue Peter Badges

    There was great excitement when the postman arrived at the homes of Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from 3rd Romsey Scout Group. In the post were coveted green Blue Peter Badges. The badges were a reward for taking part in the campaign to rid the

  • Quarry work begins

    Work has started on preparing the site of a new sand and gravel quarry near Romsey. Ron Isaac, in his 50th year with the Raymond Brown Group, officially broke the ground at Roke Manor Quarry, Shootash as the firm’s directors looked on. The

  • Roll up for your flu jabs, says MP

    Romsey MP Caroline Nokes has reminded constituents in at risk groups to have their seasonal flu jabs. Caroline visited Boots in Romsey and also attended a parliamentary flu vaccine clinic to highlight the importance of the vaccination. Caroline

  • Village homes row will be decided at the ballot box

    A DISPUTE over where affordable homes should be built in a Test Valley village is going to the ballot box. A group called Affordable Housing for Broughton attempted to bring down the parish council in October claiming the authority wasn’t representing

  • Skate ambassadors being trained for patrol of new park

    WINCHESTER City Council is training people to become ‘skate ambassadors’ at a recently refurbished park. The voluntary role includes making the skate park, off Gordon Road, a friendly place and discouraging anti-social behaviour, a council spokesman