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  • Thousands hit by power cut

    Thousands of Southampton residents were left without power this afternoon after a transformer caught fire. read more


    ABSOLOM ROBERT 'ROB' Passed away April 10th 2012 aged 49 years. Loving Son and Brother. Forever in our hearts. ---------- Funeral Service will be held at Southampton Crematorium, West Chapel on Wednesday April 25th 2012 at 12.15 p.m. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired payable to 'South Central Ambulance Charitable Trust' or British Heart Foundation' may be sent c/o The Co-operative Funeralcare (Inc R Hallum), 185 Long Lane, Holbury, SO45 2PA. read more


    KELLIE ROY ERNEST Taken from us suddenly on Sunday, 18th March 2012. A loving Friend, Lover and Husband of sixty two years. Simply the best Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. This is goodnight not goodbye. Love from your ever loving wife Phyllis, Children, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. X X X ---------- The Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday, 3rd April 2012 at Wessex Vale Crematorium at 12.15 p.m. Bright colours to be worn. No flowers by request, donations may be made if so desired to Naomi House c/o Jonathan Terry Independent Funeral Directors, 101 Peartree Avenue, Southampton, SO19 7JJ. Tel: 023 8043 4444 or via www.jonathanterry. read more


    COVE BRIAN THOMAS Please accept this as a personal thank you to all those who attended Brian's Funeral and for the kind messages of sympathy and floral tributes. A special thank you to all the Nurses and Doctors who cared for Brian at Southampton General Hospital, as well as the Emergency Services, the Minister, Margaret Hoadley, for all her help together with Matthew Haines and the Staff at Jonathan Terry Funeral Directors. Also thank you to all those who have sent donations for the Wessex Children's Heart Circle. A big thank you from Val, Suzanne, Julie, Brian and other members of the Family. read more


    FARTHING DOROTHY "God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may not perish but may have eternal life". John 3:16 MUM There is a hole in my heart now that no one can ever fill. Go soar with the Angels and sleep safe in the arms of God. Watch over us in Bournemouth, until we meet again. All our love forever Derek, Wend, Abi, Charlie, Mollie, Carter, Dylan and Harley. X X read more


    COVE BRIAN THOMAS My Darling Husband Bry What he suffered he told so few, he did not deserve what he went through, tired and weary he made no fuss, but tried so hard to stay with us. Thank you for the wonderful life that you gave me, thank you for being a wonderful Husband and Father, the best anyone could be. Rest in Peace til I come to you. X Always X Val xxxx DAD A golden heart stopped beating, two smiling eyes at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best. Love you forever my darling Dad, until we are together again one day, your heartbroken daughter Suzanne and son-in-law Andy. Loving Grandad, Adcock and Great Grandad to Jamie, Ashley, Samantha, Sam and Sarah, Mia, Archie, Summer and Devon. We are all going to miss you so much. xxxxx MY DAD A truly loving Father to me, a more kinder man there could never be, generous and thoughtful, filled with love. A wonderful Dad that was given to us, you're smiling in Heaven Dad, and watching over us, but our hearts are broken because we loved you so much. "In beautiful dreams I walk with you". Julie (Juefee) xxxx Also loving Grandad and Great Grandad to Adser, Mattser Ma-Gee, Carrie, Michelle and Emily (Shakey). Goodnight, God Bless Grandad. You'll never walk alone Champ. We love you x POPS Thank you for being the Dad you have been, for the times that we shared and the things we have seen, for holding me tight in my moments of pain, for great memories I hold that never will wain. When you held on to my saddle and pushed me real slow, I repeat your words, "I won't let you go". You're here by my shoulder as I write this line, forever my Father, so glad you were mine. Your loving son Bri. x We would simply like to say "Thank you very much" Grandad Brian and Catherine. xx read more


    FRY SQDN LDR EDWARD FRY (RETIRED) "CHRIS" Passed away on September 28th 2011 Will be sadly missed by Anne, Nicola and Lisanne, Margaret, John, Emma, Victoria and Family. --------- Funeral Service to be held at 2.30pm on Monday October 17th 2011 at Wessex Vale Crematorium, Bubb Lane, West End. ALL ARE WELCOME Floral Tributes or Donations if desired to Paul Capper 95 Leigh Road, Eastleigh SO50 9DR read more


    RICKETTS PAULINE ANN Passed away at home with her Family by her side on Sunday June 19th 2011, aged 53 years. Loving Wife of David, loving Mother to James and Tom. You will be in our hearts always and nothing will stop us from loving you the way you loved us. --------- The Funeral Service will take place at St. Boniface Church, Hursley Road, Chandlers Ford, on Wednesday June 29th at 12 noon, followed by Interment at Ramalley Cemetery. Flowers and enquiries please to Nigel Guilder Ltd Family Owned Funeral Directors Nathan House, 27 Hursley Road, Chandlers Ford, SO53 2FS. Tel: 023 8026 2555 read more


    HALFORD MARGARET Two years have passed since that sad day, when the one we loved was called away. Still missed and very dear, Lovingly remembered Maurie, Karen, David, Mark, Johnny and all their Families. read more


    PATHMANABAN Dr. KALIAPPA PILLAI MBBS. FRCS(Eng) MRCS. LRCP. Precious Soul Mate of Ann, beloved Father of Omar, Giri and Prasanna, Stepfather to Alan, Robin and Colin, loving Grandpa to Theo and Father-in-law to Annabel. Died Friday 25th February 2011 in Chennai, India. Aged sixty one years. A gifted and humble surgeon who put others before himself. Sadly missed by his whole Family. Until we meet again in Heaven. Rest in peace. read more


    WHITE SUE DENISE (Nee PILLINGER) Passed away suddenly at home. Aged 55 Years. December 5th 2010. A loving and caring Mum and Nan who will be sadly missed a great deal. You will be in our hearts always and forever. Love Leah, Mark, Lisa, Lee, Bryan and Grandchildren. X X X X To a special Daughter and Sister. We'll love you forever, will be sadly missed. Love from Mum, Colin and Family. X X X Will be sadly missed but always remembered. Goodnight. Love Ray. X X Treasured memories always in our hearts. So sadly missed. Love Glen, Arthur and Family. ---------- Funeral Service to take place at Wessex Vale Crematorium. Bubb Lane, Thursday, December 23rd at 4.00 p.m. Family flowers only please. Donations to family for memorial would be welcome. read more

  • Club saddened by third death in two months

    PLAYERS at a rugby club are again in mourning after their president became the third club member to die in just two months. read more

  • First shot fired in the fluoride war as ‘drop ins’ labelled ‘a sham’

    HEALTH chiefs are urging residents and workers in those areas that could be set to receive fluoridated water to make the most of a series of drop-in events being held during the official public consultation period. read more

  • The Big News

    Are you ready? I promised you Big News and I’m building up to an announcement, so I hope you’re all ready. I don’t want to shock the socks off of some of you. read more

  • The Book

    Blimey, I disappear for a few weeks and a friendship (quite a flirtatious friendship, I might add) blossoms between two of my readers and I miss out on all the fun. read more

  • Carried Away

    Monday is blog day. It has been for three weeks. I know this, I plan for this. So why then, at midnight last night had I still not uploaded a new blog? read more

  • The waiting game

    I know I said I’m up for a challenge, that I’m totally willing to do this the hard way to get where I want, but gosh it really is difficult. read more

  • It All Ends

    There couldn’t have been a worse or more gut wrenchingly effective way to thrust me into the adult world. The end of Harry Potter was like a kick up the backside that sent me hurtling into adulthood, and into despair. read more

  • NHS Trust to axe 564 jobs and 140 beds

    IT'S the price that must be paid for better health services in Southampton. read more

  • The Campaign Trail

    Readers, I know I've been MIA for a few days/weeks but it IS for a good cause, I promise you. read more

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