All news items in 'Winchester'


Mayoral visit welcomed in Winchester’s flood-hit villages

Senior figures from the City Council toured a number of villages in the Winchester District on Friday (21 February) to see for themselves the tremendous efforts of local volunteers in dealing with the on-going flooding. The Mayor of Winchester, Cllr Ernie Jeffs, The Mayoress of Winchester, Mrs Barbara Jeffs and Deputy Leader, Cllr Robert Humby, […]



Winchester: Cultural Capital

Winchester City Council is inviting all those in the cultural and creative industries in the Winchester District to a conference on Friday 28 February (9am to 1.30pm) at the Middle Brook Centre in Winchester City Centre. The free conference is to launch the Council’s new strategy: Culture, Innovation and the Winchester Economy. The strategy aims […]



Coping with the floods in Winchester

Winchester City Council staff are working hard to minimise disruption caused to residents by the increasing number of flooding incidents across the district. The main focus of problems is Hambledon, where temporary alternative arrangements for the collection of refuse have been put in place because waste collection vehicles cannot reach properties. Three communal bin collection […]



Solved! Mystery of Sherlock Holmes in Winchester

Winchester’s little-known connection with Sherlock Holmes has been marked with a new plaque. The former Black Swan Hotel on the corner of Southgate Street and the High Street was visited by Sir Arthur Conan’s Doyle’s famous sleuth and his partner Dr Watson in The Adventure of the Copper Beeches. Now some keen detective work by […]



Winchester’s Christmas heavyweights line up a year-end to remember

Winchester is raising its game this year as pressure for the title of England’s Christmas Capital continues to spark debate across England. A range of festivities are in the pipeline to put Christmas centre stage once more and help make it a memorable Christmas for residents, businesses and visitors alike. It’s estimated that over 300,000 […]



Winchester Art Club Annual Exhibition 2013

Work by members of Winchester Art Club including sculpture, drawings and paintings will be on display at the Winchester Discovery Centre from Saturday 12 October until Sunday 3 November. This popular annual exhibition offers visitors to the gallery a colourful and vibrant display of work that will appeal to all tastes. Founded in 1919 the […]



Celebrities flock to foodie Winchester in a host of new openings

More well-known faces are locating their new restaurants, bars and cafés in Winchester, adding to the exciting mix that has created a growth in tourism. Shaun Clarkson’s pop-up café and store An exciting new pop-up store and café is opening on 14 October in The Brooks, as part of a collaborative project with the award-winning […]



Marking time on the Hockley Viaduct

Admirers of Hockley Viaduct will know that it had to be stripped of a mass of tangled wildflowers during its recent restoration. The roots were causing damage to the structure, and enabling water to flood inside the cement core. But those who have walked or cycled across in recent days will have noticed that the […]



Sparsholt students prepare for Chelsea Flower Show

“Each plant has to have at least three uses, such as aromatic, medicinal and culinary” For horticulture lecturer Chris Bird, it’s a chance to take a budding new team of second year students to the show off their skills at the greatest flowers show on Earth – the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. A team of […]



New bishop enthroned at Winchester Cathedral

The enthronement of the 97th Bishop of Winchester, The Rt Rev Tim Dakin, took place on Saturday. He succeeded The Rt Rev Michael Scott-Joynt who retired after 16 years in the position. In his opening sermon, the new bishop said  “I believe the Diocese is ready to move on and is ready for change. I […]