Category: Winchester

Arrest in Winchester murder enquiry

Police have arrested a man in connection with their enquiry into the murder of 37 year-old Carl Scott in Stanmore on Wednesday. A 58-year-old from Winchester was arrested yesterday evening and is currently being held in police custody for questioning. Officers had called to a house in Birch Court, off Thurmond Crescent on Wednesday afternoon…

Local author launches adult epic fantasy

A local writer who overcame childhood dyslexia to become a university lecturer has unveiled her latest novel at a book launch in Winchester. Madeleine Vaughn read extracts from Blood of the Delphi and signed copies for fans at a special event at Waterstones on the High Street. The book follows on from The Sons of…

Winchester council to double new affordable homes

Winchester City Council say their “ambitious” plan to double the number of homes it is building in the next three years has received a welcome boost from the latest government announcements. The Government White Paper includes plans to support a major increase in building affordable homes. The city council have already secured grant towards its…

Striking lecturers cause disruption at University Open Day

Prospective student’s and their parents visiting Winchester University yesterday had to first cross a picket line  – of striking lecturers. Teaching staff at the uni were out on strike as part of the University and College Union (UCU) nationwide strike action over pay and conditions and at Winchester the strike coincided with the university’s open day disrupting…

Fists fly as Boris Johnson hits town

Tempers frayed and fists flew yesterday when Boris Johnson attempted to address a 200 strong crowd from the steps Winchester’s buttercross. A ‘remain’ campaigner dressed in a gorilla suit alleged he was punched in the face and a local councillor was shoved off  the buttercross as jostling Brexiters and Remainers attempted to drown each other…