Construction starts at one of the country's largest solar farms, in Hampshire

Basingstoke Gazette:

4:54pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

CONSTRUCTION has started at a Hampshire solar farm that will provide enough power for the equivalent of 11,000 homes.

Halloween and history to come alive in Winchester

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

HALLOWEEN and history will come to life this half term at two Winchester museums.

Boost in nursery places as planners approve hotel conversion

Basingstoke Gazette:

DEMAND for nursery places in north Winchester is set to be eased after civic chiefs approved plans to convert a hotel.

Decision delayed for 74m wind turbine in Sparsholt

Basingstoke Gazette: Campaigners in Pencombe are fighting plans for a large wind turbine in the village.

1:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

THE decision date on whether to build a 74m wind turbine at Sparsholt College has been pushed back.

Communication boost for Owslebury parish

Basingstoke Gazette: Green website logo for Hampshire Chronicle

1:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

OWSLEBURY may be about to get a major boost in mobile communication.

Meon Valley pub named one of Britain's best for traditional food

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:26pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A COUNTRY pub in the Meon Valley has been named one of Britain’s best for traditional food.

Annual fireworks to light up Winchester and raise money for charity

Basingstoke Gazette: Firework Spectacular

10:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

WINCHESTER Round Table has announced details of this year’s bonfire and fireworks party which will see River Park lit up once again.

Planners pass controversial homes near ancient woodland

Basingstoke Gazette: Green website logo for Hampshire Chronicle

10:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

CIVIC chiefs have approved controversial plans to build near ancient woodland in Knowle.

Hampshire police catch 5,000 drivers using mobile phones

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:32am Tuesday 21st October 2014

HAMPSHIRE police caught nearly 16,000 drivers using their mobile phones behind the wheel.

Inmate saved after suicide attempt at Winchester Prison

Basingstoke Gazette: Winchester Prison

9:34am Tuesday 21st October 2014

AN INMATE at Winchester prison was hospitalised after a suspected suicide attempt.

Winchester house could become six if application succeeds

Basingstoke Gazette: Green website logo for Hampshire Chronicle

9:08am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A HOUSE in Winchester could soon become six if a planning application is successful.

Parking improvements to start at county's first 'super school'

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

WORKS to improve parking at the county’s first ‘super school’ will start next week.

Henderson U-turn over affordable housing payment at Silver Hill

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:51pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE developer of the Silver Hill scheme in Winchester has done a U-turn over the issue of affordable housing.

Chinese students' £17m boost to local economy

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE number of Chinese students studying at a Hampshire art school has soared from a handful to nearly 500 a year in less than ten years.

Despite £30,000-a-year university costs Chinese students say they want to stay in Winchester

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

WITH tuition fees and living costs of up to £30,000 for one year’s study thousands of miles from home and faced with a language barrier, what attracts so many Chinese students to Winchester?

Accidental death verdict recorded on Four Marks pensioner who died following fall

Basingstoke Gazette: Green website logo for Hampshire Chronicle

5:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

A RETIRED panel-beater died a week after falling in the kitchen of his Four Marks home, an inquest heard.

Village church saves 150-year-old organ

Basingstoke Gazette:

4:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE wardens of Owslebury church pulled out all the stops to rescue a 150-year-old vintage wooden organ from the scrapheap.

17 extra homes planned for Barton Farm

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE number of new homes on Barton Farm could jump from 2,000 to 2,017 as developers plan a handful of extra houses.

'Incredible' turnout for Alresford homes consultation

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

‘WE want our town to grow organically’ – those were the words of scores of market town residents as they rallied to debate an alternative vision for nearly 400 homes.

Police hunt after dead dog found in Bishop's Waltham

Basingstoke Gazette: Green website logo for Hampshire Chronicle

1:31pm Monday 20th October 2014

POLICE in Bishop’s Waltham are searching for information after a dead dog was found by the side of the road.

Care home fails second inspection

Basingstoke Gazette: St Cross Grange Care Home

1:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

WINCHESTER’S St Cross Grange retirement home has failed another inspection into the care it provides for the elderly who pay around £1,000 per week to live there.

Celebrity divorce lawyer to quit Winchester

Basingstoke Gazette: Ayesha Vardag, divorce lawyer to the jet-drippingly rich, married Dr Stephen Bence at Winchester Cathedral on Saturday

12:03pm Monday 20th October 2014

DIVORCE lawyer to the stars Ayesha Vardag is to quit Winchester.

Unemployment falls to half the national average in Winchester

Basingstoke Gazette: JobCentre move strengthens role of Ealing Hub among ex-offenders

11:44am Monday 20th October 2014

UNEMPLOYMENT in Winchester has dropped to under half of the national average, new figures reveal.

Former student hotspot gets a makeover

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Monday 20th October 2014

IT was a firm student favourite, but now a Winchester bar has had a makeover.

Village Post Office to open 66 extra hours per week

Basingstoke Gazette: Sunday opening hours piloted at Darlington Post Office delivery office

8:50am Monday 20th October 2014

STOCKBRIDGE Post Office has got the stamp of approval for refurbishments and longer opening hours.

Celebrity chef meets the fans at new Winchester restaurant book signing

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:30pm Sunday 19th October 2014

AS he furiously scribbled his name seemingly 20 times a minute he looked as though his books might be set alight with the friction between pen and paper.

MP says England must forge separate identity for union survival

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

ENGLAND must forge a separate identity to Britain if the union is to survive, an MP told a Winchester lecture.

Winchester cancer survivor part of project to bring hope to sufferers

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

IN 2005 Susan Gunn’s life changed forever.

'I love Winchester' - Ab Fab actress to visit city as part of cathedral appeal

Basingstoke Gazette: Joanna Lumley

4:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

SHE is known across the globe for her sense of humour, starring film and television roles, and extensive human rights campaigns.

No home for 15ft 1870s replica of Winchester despite 25 year battle

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A 25-YEAR effort to find a home for a popular model of Winchester is a “lost cause”, according to its creator.

'I can't believe how far I've come' - Chandler's Ford man nominated for Mercury Prize

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

How does a young lad from Chandler’s Ford end up innovating on the frontline of electronic music?

History brought to life with launch of Meon Valley aerial film

Basingstoke Gazette: Green website logo for Hampshire Chronicle

1:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A FILM telling the story of the Meon Valley from the skies has been launched.

Winchester church becomes base of debt help centre

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A WINCHESTER church has partnered with a national organisation to help people in debt.

Four-legged friend visits school following fundraising for deaf charity

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

SCHOOL children near Winchester welcomed a canine companion into their community as part of a special presentation.

Fresh 'rat run' fears for Alresford residents

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:51am Saturday 18th October 2014

ALRESFORD residents fear their roads could become rat runs after draft traffic plans were circulated around the town.

Angry villagers at meeting over new homes in Kings Worthy

Basingstoke Gazette: Green website logo for Hampshire Chronicle

5:02pm Friday 17th October 2014

PEOPLE at a crowded meeting have attacked a housing developer’s plans for a village near Winchester.

20 new jobs for £1.5m factory

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

WINCHESTER building contractor Lakesmere has pledged significant investment in a new state-of-the-art production facility in Winnall.

'For Alresford, by Alresford' - town chiefs pledge cash for alternative homes vision

4:24pm Friday 17th October 2014

TOWN chiefs have agreed to financially support a group who want to draw up an alternative vision for the future of Alresford.

'I've always been a fighter' - Wickham man to defy epilepsy and row Indian Ocean

Basingstoke Gazette:

4:19pm Friday 17th October 2014

A WICKHAM man who suffered up to 20 seizures a day is about to defy the odds as he tackles one of the toughest rowing challenges in the world.

Ten things to do around Winchester this weekend - October 17-19

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:34pm Friday 17th October 2014

1. Winchester Science Centre hosts Singles (dating not tennis) Event - Friday 

Broken down lorry causes motorway tailbacks

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8:48am Friday 17th October 2014

A BROKEN down HGV has caused severe delays for Winchester commuters.

Police appeal for information following Owslebury burglary

Basingstoke Gazette: Hampshire Police are investigating

8:41am Friday 17th October 2014

POLICE are appealing for information following a burglary near Owslebury.

Firefighters free trapped woman from her car

Basingstoke Gazette: Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service attending a blaze in Southampton

8:28am Friday 17th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS were called out in the early hours of this morning when a woman became trapped in her car.

Stanmore risks 'all-out war' over student housing row

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

STANMORE could face “all-out war” between residents and students as tensions brew over partying and anti-social behaviour, a petitioner warned.

School invites veteran alumni to war centenary service

Basingstoke Gazette: Green website logo for Hampshire Chronicle

5:14pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A WINCHESTER school is inviting former pupils who served in the military to mark a World War One centenary ceremony on Remembrance Day.

Kings Walk benches removed after violence and public urination

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

BENCHES have been stripped from a popular Winchester meeting place after a spate of violence and anti-social behaviour.

Winchester Churches Nightshelter to hold annual meeting

Basingstoke Gazette: Green website logo for Hampshire Chronicle

11:22am Thursday 16th October 2014

WINCHESTER Churches Nightshelter is hosting its AGM and supporters’ evening on Wednesday (Oct 22).

Schools and businesses praised at Hampshire Countryside Awards

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

AN AWARDS night celebrating Hampshire’s diverse countryside has recognised projects for their hard work.

Winchester community centre to throw 60th birthday ball

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:03am Thursday 16th October 2014

IT has been 60 years since the final touches were made to a Winchester community centre, and now the locals are celebrating the milestone birthday.

Broken down train causes Winchester station delays

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:32am Thursday 16th October 2014

A BROKEN down train near Southampton has caused severe delays for Winchester passengers.

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