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  • Historical bonanza for Battle of Cheriton's anniversary

    The Battle of Cheriton will be re-enacted on its original site for its 380th anniversary by The Sealed Knot, a historical society. The festivities, set to take place on the weekend of July 27-28, will also include demonstrations by The Napoleonic

  • Home-Start Winchester gears up for charity barn dance

    Charity workers at Home-Start Winchester are lacing up their dancing shoes for a sponsored Barn Dance and Hog Roast in June. Led by patron Sally Stewart, sisters and charity fundraisers Suzanne Rogers and Melanie Bolger visited event sponsor Bill

  • 'An enormous constituency geographically'

    A slightly different letter this week as it is from the campaign trail, which mercifully has been mainly blessed with sunshine.   If there is a really positive to a snap election in July it is that it is a great deal warmer than December. 

  • 'Visitors always look in awe at the cathedral'

    Winchester's 1,000 year old iconic cathedral has much to be discovered. As a voluntary Kings and Scribes exhibition steward, every day I find there is some artefact not seen before.  Visitors always look in awe at the cathedral's majestic significance

  • Colden Common man slapped with fine after making threats

    A COLDEN Common man must pay almost £2,000 after pleading guilty to threatening behaviour. Andrew Thompson, 47, of Fernhurst Close, threatened two people in Colden Common on Monday, September 4, a court heard. Appearing at Basingstoke Magistrates

  • Tyre mound finally removed after more than 20 years

    A LONG running environmental hazard on the edge of Romsey is finally clear of tyres following years of effort and campaigning. Conservative candidate for Romsey and Southampton North Caroline Nokes recently visited the site to see the massive change

  • 'Christians find many good things in our way of life'

    The bank holiday we just had in late May used to be called the Whit holiday – there is a Philip Larkin poem, Whitsun Weddings, which notes that it was a popular weekend to get married. And there’s an Agatha Christie short story where the solution depends

  • 10 places in Winchester that you should visit at least once

    Winchester is a beautiful city, packed with wonderful things to see and do. We feel lucky to live in such a great place, so we have created a list of 10 things that everybody should do in Winchester at least once.  Whether you are a lifelong Wintonian

  • Barn-style homes on sale in Hampshire village

    A RANGE of homes, under construction in a Hampshire village, have gone on the market. Winchester developer Alfred Homes has a new development, marketed by Carter Jonas, at Church Farm, Sparsholt. They will be ready this summer and have been

  • Historic art dealer in Parchment Street to close down

    Bell Fine Art is shutting up shop after 37 years of business in the city. Lawson Bell, who has worked there since it was opened by his father Keith, spoke to the Hampshire Chronicle about the reasons for the closure. “Well it's mainly because