DOZENS of parents flocked to an open day to find out how they could benefit from a £1 million boost for young children in a deprived area of Southampton.
CONTROVERSIAL Liberal Democrat leader Peter Chegwyn was a high-profile casualty as jubilant Tories turned Gosport blue.
BUSINESS will continue as normal at Fareham Borough Council where the Tories strengthened their already tight grip.
LIBERAL Democrats stayed firmly in control of Eastleigh council last night, cruising past the winning post to remain the biggest party with three results yet to be declared.
IT was a bad night for the Conservatives who hoped to begin the long haul back to power in Winchester.
LEGAL action may be taken by a Winchester pressure group in its battle to prevent the development of 2,000 new homes on a prime greenfield site.
IF YOU were only able to see the last hour of the second day of Hampshire's PPP Healthcare County Championship match with Somerset, you would have missed the main event, but seen all the action.
When it comes to style, Eastleigh Football Club are a cut above the rest.
LABOUR'S seemingly unshakeable majority in Southampton has been swept away as, last night, Tories and Liberal Democrats fought back to seize seats across the city.
THE Liberal Democrats stormed to a shock by-election victory in Romsey today.
IT WAS about 400 years ago that the first farms and farm workers' cottages were built in Chandler's Ford and, even by 1850, the total population was under 200.
THE HIGH Sheriff of Hampshire and the Mayor of Fareham put their best feet forward for charity.
A NEW Forest firm hit by closure rumours has told customers: "It's business as usual."
FAREHAM Farmers' Markets will be bigger and better than last year, thanks to record bookings by stallholders.
Hampshire yachtsman Lawrie Smith has sold his W60, which was named Silk Cut in the last Whitbread Race, to Swedish skipper Gunnar Krantz.
Ellen Macarthur is now heading towards European waters as she makes her way home single-handedly to the Solent on board Kingfisher, her new Open 60 built in New Zealand.
POMPEY boss Tony Pulis wants a carnival atmosphere to sign off the season at Fratton Park, but that won't give anyone licence to play like clowns.
Francis Benali is hoping for the chance to help Saints establish themselves in the next bracket of the Premiership.
Glenn Hoddle is determined to coax two more strong displays from his tired troops to finish the season on a high.
SOUTHERN Water's programme of environmental improvements is being beefed up to protect the region's rivers and coastline.