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Welcome to the October edition of the Winchester Gazette.

October is here already and everyone is thinking about Halloween celebrations especially the younger ones as they look forward to all those sweets and goodies. Can you believe we are edging even closer to Christmas with only Fireworks night between now and then. Please do check out our guest blog by Darci Black about Firework night on page 17.

What other things have you got planned this month? If you are stuck for things to do especially for half term, do turn to our What’s On section (page 36-37) and of course don’t forget our monthly walk, great for a Sunday, following a meal out at any of the local eateries.

In this issue we cover The Play & Activities Team at Naomi House & Jacksplace shortlisted for an award, news about Royal Hampshire County Hospital Butterfly Suite refurbishment and Hugh Dennis host’s ‘Haven’t the Foggiest Quiz’ in aid of Breast Cancer Haven Wessex plus much more besides. Our Winchester People, we speak to Sarah & Hazel who are two of the Group Facilitators from Trinity Easting Disorder Support on pages 22-23. If you run a local group and would like a FREE 2 page article in future editions as part of our Winchester People feature please get in touch.

We are always happy to connect with local people and like to hear all about your local stories, so please do email us using We print schools/college press releases for free, so this is a great opportunity to tell us about the unique ways you use to encourage pupils to learn. Please also provide any details of local events you would like advertised on our website or in our What’s On section in the publication.

Enjoy your Autumn and of course we hope you enjoy Hallowe’en!



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