Winchester City Council Cabinet meetings take to the road

Every other Winchester City Council cabinet meeting will be held in a different location around the district for the rest of the municipal year, which runs until May. This decision was recently taken by cabinet to reflect the diversity and geographic scope of the district, which covers a wide area of central Hampshire spanning 24 […]








Building a Superhuman – right, wrong or just science fiction?

Using stem cells to regrow bone tissue; discovering how eating salmon during pregnancy can reduce the risk of allergies and cardiovascular disease in children; and making novel sensor devices to measure the environment in the womb are just some of the amazing discoveries from the Institute of Developmental Sciences (IDS) at the University of Southampton. […]








Plan for Central Winchester Regeneration gets broad approval from public meeting

The plan for the regeneration of central Winchester received broad support when a draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for the area was presented to Winchester City Council’s Informal Policy Group (IPG) and over 100 members of the public. The plan will ensure future development in the area is coordinated and includes an extensive urban design […]








Professor Lisa McNeill co-leads Corinth Active Rift Development expedition

A University of Southampton expert in tectonics is helping to lead a major investigation in one of the most seismically active areas in Europe. Southampton Professor Lisa McNeill is Co-Chief Scientist on the Corinth Active Rift Development expedition which left the port of Corinth in Central Greece on 20 October on board the drilling vessel […]








Voom Bus comes to Winchester

The UK’s biggest business pitching competition headed by world-famous entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, will come to Winchester next month – and Winchester City Council will help businesses perfect their presentations Virgin Media Business will bring the Voom Bus and Voom Pitch to the city. Business can pitch their ideas to a panel of experts on […]








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Southampton scientist honoured with Royal Society award

A University of Southampton scientist whose groundbreaking research has benefited millions of people worldwide has been honoured by The Royal Society. Timothy Leighton, Professor of Ultrasonics and Underwater Acoustics, has been announced as recipient of the Clifford Paterson Medal “for translation of his fundamental research into acoustics and its application in many areas including anti-microbial […]








All Our Stories – Heritage Open Days 2017, Winchester

Every year, over four days in early September, thousands of cultural sites and historic buildings in England open their doors for free and invite the general public in. Many of these buildings normally charge whilst others are rarely open to the general public, so these four days are a unique opportunity to peek inside and […]








500th voyage for SS Shieldhall as Charity celebrates

The Solent Steam Packet Limited, the charity operating Southampton’s heritage steamship SS Shieldhall, are celebrating as the vessel is set to embark upon her 500th voyage since charitable status began in 1988. Originally constructed in 1955 as a vessel to carry treated sludge down the River Clyde to the dumping grounds for the Glasgow Corporation, […]








Consultation begins for Winchester Sport and Leisure Park at Bar End

In the first meeting of a new Cabinet Committee leading on the Sport & Leisure Park project at Bar End, it was announced that architects appointed by Winchester City Council were commencing a stage of public consultation to develop an Urban Design Framework for the area. Five public ‘drop in’ sessions will take place from […]