Michael Ball was Everton's one-hit wonder with a successful single which left Saints wondering how they failed to win this game.
FORMER Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie's Wireless Group has snapped up Southampton's Wave 105 FM radio station in a £21 million deal.
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THE Ford Transit factory at Swaythling is to take on new staff from Dagenham where the company is ceasing car production.
THE cash trade in hackney carriage plates in Winchester appears to have slackened.
POLICE in Winchester are hunting a robber who attacked a man in a subway and broke his cheekbone.
The good news is that Solent Stars have tasted victory for the first time in six attempts this season.
FORMER England football star Gary Lineker is hitting Southampton cinema screens this month in aid of the fight against leukaemia.
BASINGSTOKE gained a vital first National League 3 South victory of the season when they defeated Reading 9-6 at Down Grange, but the win can have been the only satisfaction they gained from a scrappy, untidy match that was in keeping with the gloomy conditions.
PEOPLE power looks set to win the day over a controversial scheme to build 28 flats at Chandler's Ford which locals feared could swamp their narrow road with even more traffic.
A MAN who crawled through a smoke-filled room to save his friend's life spoke of his terror that he would be too late.
A LITTLE GIRL has died in a freak accident at her Gosport home.
JUST THINK, those poor old alchemists spent fruitless years trying to turn base metal in gold, and along comes Steve Claridge and with his first touch . . .
MAVERICK Alresford town councillor Robin Atkins is at loggerheads with his colleagues yet again.
POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a birthday party turned into a fist fight at a venue near Hythe.
HUSBAND-and-wife team Lynne and Alan Buckland, who make up the Southampton company Dcor Design, have hit on a novel way to ease the stress of home decorating.
Today's principal Southampton arrivals; Dutch Navigator, container, 0630, 205W; Autotransporter, vehicle carrier, 1130, 105; Arklow Dusk, general, AM, 46; Sierra Leyre, refrigerat, AM, 101W; Stridence, general, AM, 102; Autorunner, vehicle carrier, 1200, 201; Grande Brasile, vehicle carrier, 1400, 202; NOL Amazonite, container, 1400, 206; Anna Meryl, general, 1430, 36S; CMA CGM Gasconge, container, 2300, Con Term.
A SOUTHAMPTON mother has scooped a massive £3.5 million on the national lottery, the Daily Echo can reveal today.
BRING on United! That's the battlecry from Saints as they prepare for the biggest test yet of their improved away form.
MEMBERSHIP figures for the Royal British Legion's Eastleigh, Chandler's Ford and District Branch have hit the 200 mark.
SUNDAY shopping, aimed at luring customers away from Southampton's new blockbusting retail complex WestQuay, got off to a steady start at Eastleigh's Swan covered shopping centre.
POLICE are appealing for witnesses to an accident that left a Totton pensioner critically ill in hospital.
KEITH HAMILTON looks through past editions of the Echo and reviews the issues which made the headlines
FORMER Saints boss Lawrie McMenemy took a gentle swipe at Kevin Keegan and the England team at the opening of an Age Concern shop.
WINCHESTER MP Mark Oaten has said the Internet could hold the key to prosperity for crisis-hit farmers.
FANS demanding their money back following a concert fiasco at Mottisfont Abbey, near romsey, have been dealt another blow.
WINCHESTER'S Royal Hampshire County Hospital is 264 years old this year, and to celebrate there will be a thanksgiving on Saturday.
Animal lover Jenny Moss did not have to think too long when faced with the choice of having new double glazing or spending £2,500 rescuing a desperately sick dog she had fallen in love with in Cuba.
A MOBILE French invasion swept through the streets of Southampton yesterday as hundreds of rollerbladers got their skates on.
STUDENTS were warned to be vigilant today after a sneak thief crept into university halls of residence in Southampton and rifled through bags.
IF YOU have ever hankered for the grease paint and the bright lights then Southampton's Nuffield Theatre is offering to put you under the spotlight.
GRIEVING Hampshire mum Phyllis Haywood today renewed a £50,000 reward to catch the killer of her gold dealer son.
TV GARDENING star Charlie Dimmock has split with the long-time partner who shared her Romsey home after falling for a colleague on the popular Ground Force show.
VILLAGERS living in the shadow of a redundant New Forest incinerator are fighting plans to build a new £40 million burner on neighbouring land.