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  • Star Craig's in orbit

    FANTASTIC! That's what Craig David's producer, Mark Hill, said when the Daily Echo broke the news to him of the Southampton superstar's Mobo Award win. read more

  • PCs get new best pals

    HAMPSHIRE'S policemen have got a new best friend. They may be smaller than the traditional German shepherd, but when it comes to power, strength, loyalty and confrontational ability, Belgian shepherd dogs are paws in front of the rest. read more

  • I want action on train safety

    QUESTIONS are to be raised at Westminster following revelations in the Daily Echo about safety concerns centring on the south's overcrowded trains. read more

  • St Mary's killing: man arrested

    HAMPSHIRE detectives are quizzing a 20-year-old man in connection with the murder of Devon Adamson. read more

  • SCHOOLS TO SCRAP RELIGION

    RELIGIOUS education is to be scrapped in a number of Hampshire's secondary schools because of the spiralling teacher shortage. read more

  • In Port

    Today's Principal Arrivings: Montlhery, roro, 0600, 105; Sibirskiy 2131, general cargo, 0600, 107; Tanabata, car carrier, 0630, 34/5; P&O Nedlloyd Kowloon, container, 0700, 206; Sundream, cruise ship, 0700, 38/9; Jingu Maru, car carrier, 0730, 40; Arno, roro, 0800, 102; Ketty Brovig, general cargo, 1000, 205; Grande Scandinavia, roro, 1600, 202; CEC Crusader, general cargo, 1700, 205; Crystal Ace, roro, 2000, 201. read more

  • Top ten books

    A run-down of the top-ten hardback and paperback books... read more

  • The best of Best

    Blessed by George Best with Roy Collins is published by Ebury Press, priced £17.99. read more

  • Fairy magic

    According to local author Cassandra Eason, the New Forest is a haven for fairies - so how much do you believe? VICKI GREEN reports read more

  • Serial drink-driver sent to jail for crashing van

    A SERIAL drink-driver from Southampton who crashed a van while four times the legal limit has been jailed. read more

  • A degree closer to university status

    SOUTHAMPTON Institute is one step closer to becoming a university. read more

  • Nurse jailed over benefits fiddle

    A BENEFIT cheat is today beginning a six-month prison sentence for fiddling £33,000. read more

  • England ecstasy

    SAINT Wayne Bridge played a vital part in helping England Under-21s reach the last 16 of the European Championships last night - but only after surviving a nerve-jangling second 45 minutes against the Greeks at Ewood Park. read more

  • Lowe over moon to stage game at St Mary's

    Saints chairman Rupert Lowe is delighted that Southampton has been selected as the venue and believes it is a feather in the cap for the city and the stadium. read more

  • International stage beckons for St Mary's

    The Friends Provident St Mary's Stadium will be put proudly on display tomorrow to more than 100 million people. read more

  • GRAY IS BUOYED BY HIS MISSION TO ARGENTINA

    SAINTS BOSS Stuart Gray cut a bleary-eyed figure after a marathon midweek scouting mission that took him to Argentina. read more

  • Tag technology will nail young villains

    CRIMEBUSTERS in Hampshire have welcomed plans for a new crackdown on the county's worst young offenders using tagging technology. read more

  • Doctors warn over brain bug

    DOCTORS have issued fresh warnings about meningitis after Hampshire student Jonathan McMillan became the latest victim of the deadly brain bug. read more

  • The business of helping mothers

    GIVING birth should be a joyous occasion in any woman's life, but for new mums in war-ravaged Kosovo it can be a testing experience. read more

  • Port will be a huge boost says expert

    One of the south's leading business experts says the planned container port at Dibden Bay will lead to a huge boost to local trade and a growth in jobs. read more

  • Experiencing the HiLife

    A life-changing event, uniting the people and churches of Southampton is how the HiLife Festival - which hits the city this week - has been described. PAUL EDDY looks at the events planned and how they will benefit the city and its residents... read more

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