Fines for nuisance calls get government backing.

Elderly people receiving nuisance calls may be relieved to hear that company bosses could be personally fined for their businesses making the calls. Most householders receive nuisance calls, but it is generally the elderly that are the most affected by the pressure from the callers wanting to make a quick sale. Minister of State for […]

Basics Bank thriving with donations

Volunteers are busy after a surge of donations has left Winchester Basics Bank looking for a new location to store items. The charity, which provides emergency food and clothing, is hopeful of someone coming forward to help store the items. Vice Chairman Graham Topping said that a “particularly generous harvest this year has led to […]

Cyclists to enjoy new café in Winchester beauty spot  

Cyclists will soon be able to enjoy a coffee at a Winchester nature reserve now that the council has given it the official go ahead. After weeks of hard work and planning, youth community group SPUD can start laying the foundations for their new café on a national cycle route near Snt Catherines hill. It […]

New Tennis Courts for Winchester Village Residents

Residents and tennis fans in a Winchester village can now enjoy the luxury of three new tennis court. The new tennis courts are funded by different sources, including Colden Common Parish Council, the Lawn Tennis Association and Sports England. Rob Veck, Chairman of the Colden Common Tennis Club, said it took a year and a […]

State-of-the-art sports centre a step closer after £2m deal

The next generation of Olympic stars could be training in Winchester thanks to a £2m deal between the council and Tesco.   Plans for a new state-of-the-art sports centre could be unveiled soon as Winchester City Council has agreed to buy the Garrison Ground at Bar End, from Tesco.   Tesco was previously interested in developing […]

Dame Judi Dench to speak for charity

Hollywood star Dame Judi Dench is coming to Winchester to participate in a talk for a charity that helps struggling parents. The 81-year-old actor won an Oscar for her role in Shakespeare in Love and has appeared in award winning films such as A Room With a View, Iris and Mrs Brown. She will be […]

Station riding wave of popularity

Local radio station Wave 105 is celebrating after results showed it has more listeners than any of its local rivals. Figures from Radio Joint Audience Research (RAJAR) revealed that the Hampshire station has an audience 3.4 times greater than its closest rival Heart Solent. The radio station said in a tweet shortly after the news: […]

Ticket sales rocket for Winchester bonfire night

Tickets for Winchester’s annual fireworks night are selling quicker than ever. The event brings 21,000 people to the River Park Leisure Centre on the 5th November every year and is run by volunteers from Winchester Round Table. There will be a procession led by the Royal Artillery Band through the city centre, lighting of the […]

Homeless shelter is asking for a helping hand

More than 50 homeless people are in “desperate need” of spoons, a Winchester charity has revealed. Trinity, the homeless organisation in Durngate Place tweeted yesterday: “We are in desperate need of spoons to feed 50+ people meals every day – can you donate?” The organisation wants to “encourage people to resuse their unwanted items by […]

No more pay and display for Winchester hospital patients

New barriers will make it “quicker and easier” for patients and visitors to park at Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester. The barriers should discourage other drivers from parking at the hospital resulting in more free spaces for patients and hospital visitors, according to Hampshire Hospitals. Mary Edwards, chief executive of Hampshire Hospitals, said: “We […]

Hampshire lottery winner claims last minute £1m prize

A lottery winner from Havant has claimed their £1 million prize just hours before the deadline. The mystery ticket holder had until yesterday to come forward after their numbers were drawn in May. Had the money not been claimed, the prize would have gone towards National Lottery projects. There are currently 27 unclaimed National Lottery […]

Shifting up a gear

Cyclists will be hitting the streets this Saturday to take part in a free guided tour around Winchester. It is the latest in a series of events organised by a cycling company Bespoke Biking. Director Heather Evans said: “October’s event had 100 riders. It is suitable for aged 12 and up.” Everyone is welcome to go […]

Winchester residents protected by new flood scheme

Residents and businesses will be “safer and protected” thanks to a new flood prevention scheme targeting vulnerable areas in Winchester. The northern part of the city was severely hit by disastrous floods two year ago. The work scheme, costing around £700,000, is a mixture of earth banks and low-level walls which are carefully designed to […]