Sophie's Place opens its doors at RHCH

Ribbon cut at new children's assessment area in Winchester hospital.A new children’s assessment area on Northbrook (paediatric) ward opened today (24 October 2007).Sophie's Place is an exciting new development for the RHCH and was opened by Sally Taylor MBE, Presenter of BBC 1's South Today.

Winchester named 'least green' city by new study

Winchester's Prospective MP says headline-seeking initiatives not helpful as people here express shock at WWF report.Prospective Winchester MP (and genuinely local resident) Steve Brine has defended Winchester after a new study named our home as the ‘least green city’ in the UK.

Life begins at forty for District recyclers

New recycling figures from WCC after bin collection changes.City Council leaders are hailing Winchester District residents as champion recyclers following a more than doubling of recycling levels across the district.  Latest results show that current recycling levels have reached nearly 44% as co

Hyde Abbey Garden switches on the lights

Alan Titchmarsh visits Winchester to open Hyde Abbey Garden.Celebrity gardener and TV presenter Alan Titchmarsh was in Winchester this evening (Monday 22nd October 2007) to switch on the lights which mark the completion of Hyde Abbey Garden.Launched in 2003 as Winchester’s project to mark the Que

'Common Sense' decision over licence application

Residents' joy as late-licence plan for city centre bar rejected by WCC committee.Residents in Water Lane and St John’s Street are celebrating after a local bar was refused permission for wide-ranging extensions to its’ licence.Blonde Beer Café in Bridge Street had applied for an extension under

'Comprehensively Excellent' at Thornden School

Steve Brine and Michael Gove visit one of the best schools in the country.


Prospective Conservative MP, Steve Brine, brought Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (Michael Gove MP) to Thornden School in Chandler’s Ford last week.

Steve visits Princes Mead School

Local Winchester candidate takes the tour of outstanding co-ed prep school.


Prospective Winchester MP, Steve Brine, visited Prince's Mead School on Thursday (October 18 2007).

Planning for affordable housing

City Council on the look-out to get people into new 'affordable' homes.With house prices continuing to rise and average properties in Winchester costing in excess of £307,000, the need for affordable housing is now greater than ever.  Winchester City Council has seen the total number of applicati

Supporting Neighbourhood Watch

Steve Brine attends meeting of The Worthy's NW in Kings Worthy.Prospective Winchester MP, Steve Brine, attended a meeting of The Worthy’s Neighbourhood Watch team this evening (Monday 8 October 2007). The gathering of local NW coordinators was held at The Cart & Horses on London Road in Kings