FIVE colleges in the South have won the right to recruit students onto higher education courses through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. They will be able to compete with traditional universities for courses starting in autumn 2001. The five are Brockenhurst College, Fareham College, Isle of Wight College, Southampton City College and Totton College.
THE best friend of Hampshire teenager Emma Holley, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident, has appealed for her killer to give himself up.
IT IS a harrowing catalogue of death, unearthed to tell the secret history of suffering that befell British prisoners held in the Far East during the Second World War.
A HEDGE End Guide Unit, which faced closure because of a leadership crisis, has won a reprieve.
CARS in Southampton were stopped to have their pollution levels check ed in a bid to improve air quality in the city.
THE appointment this week of a former Southampton Catholic priest as leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales has been warmly greeted by catholics in Hampshire.
CITY chiefs have pledged to rescue a threatened multi-million pound inner city facelift - by doing it themselves.
THE MAN behind the controversial Marchwood incinerator has accused local pressure groups of misinformation.
EVERY spring, Helen Douglas enjoys the spectacular views of hundreds of daffodils on the roadsides around her home.
HUNDREDS of people turned out yesterday to pay their final respects to popular Southampton businessman Billy Collins who has died of cancer aged 53.
ROBIN SMITH has erased the recent past to look towards a brighter future.
ENGLAND manager Kevin Keegan will take time out from his Euro 2000 preparations to return to his old stamping ground and head up a Sportsman's Dinner at Southampton Guildhall.
Poole have recalled Pirates' asset Justin Elkins into their first team squad for the coming Elite League season even though the Salisbury-born racer did not enjoy the best of luck while on loan with Reading and Edinburgh in the Premier League last year.
Darren Mew continued his strong build-up to the World Short-course Championships with a double victory during a high-class invitation meet in Lisburn, Ireland.
The spiky, blonde, electric-shock style hair-cut that put the wild into his wildlife programmes is long gone. Chris Packham, now with neat dark hair, casually dressed and tanned from a wildlife lecture abroad, has moved onwards and upwards.
SPRING flowers mark the start of the growing season in a colourful sequence, repeated without fail each year.
TALENTED dogs that were taken in by a Hampshire adoption centre are to compete at top dog contest Crufts.
PEOPLE'S lives could be at risk from poisonous dog chews and treats imported from overseas, fear officials from Southampton Port Health Authority.