RUPERT LOWE believes the current Saints team is the best since he came to the club.
A CHINESE herb medicine company fined £11,500 by Southampton magistrates for selling items with excess lead, misleading labelling and illegal colouring is considering an appeal against their "disproportionately punitive" punishment.
ENTERTAINER Danny La Rue has been showered with tributes in his time - including being described by Noel Coward as "the most utterly charming man in the business".
A BLOW-by-blow account of the row that led to tears - and threats to defect by 14 leading Labour councillors in Southampton - can be revealed today.
THE SOUTHAMPTON mum and baby rescued after a blaze at their city home are today caught up in a propaganda war over the bitter firefighters' strike.
A FAMILY in Southampton had to flee for their lives this morning after fire took hold in a bedroom shared by three children.
NOT many comedy gigs end with a singalong of Danny Boy.
BUDDY is a sensational show and the celebration of the life of a much-loved singer and songwriter whose influence is acknowledged by the Beatles, Elton John and the Hollies.
WHENEVER the name Willy Russell is associated with a production, you know you're going to be guaranteed an evening of quality entertainment.
EXPANDING Southampton-based cable assembly and preparation specialist CF Electronics has been awarded an ISO9001 accreditation after only four months of trading, following a rapid period of growth.
FAREHAM housebuilder Persimmon Homes is to donate 200 acres of land bordering its Cherque Farm development at Gosport to the Alder Valley Park project.
TELEVISION'S Popstars - the Rivals have competition in their bid for the coveted Christmas number one spot.
THE running of Southampton's premier music venue is to be taken on by a private firm in a bid to improve facilities and attract bigger and better acts.
VISITORS and commuters to Southampton are this week being greeted by new signs and banners along a major route into the city centre.
OUTSIDE on the Eastleigh streets there were shivering signs that winter was starting to bite.
CHANDLER'S Ford is set to host a festival of arts next year with the centrepiece being a two-week-long summer programme of concerts and taster sessions.
AN EASTLEIGH mum and her two young daughters are defiantly sleeping in a water-soaked dining-room after workmen renovating their bedrooms accidentally caused a flood.
ALLBROOK residents look set to sound another "hands off our greenfields" message to developers in the latest round of a planning battle against major development.
TEAM Solent chairman Mike Smith insists even if Southampton Running Club had voted in favour of a merger, it didn't automatically follow that it would have gone ahead.
A PUPPET giraffe might seem an unusual prop to teach children about the dangers of drugs, but that's exactly what one education programme is doing.
WHAT'S in a name?
A SERIAL criminal who preyed on a 93-year-old Hampshire widow was brought to justice - by her old-fashioned gesture of hospitality.
The tradition of naming ships at their launching ceremonies was broken by the 24,290-ton Statendam, ordered by the Holland America Line in the early 1950s.
A SOUTHAMPTON councillor was calling during crunch talks today for a timetable to be put in place for a rail link for Saints' Friends Provident St Mary's Stadium.
HYTHE Hospital's 80th birthday has been marked by a formal reopening after a year of improvements.
NINE New Forest pony and cattle owners are to be taken to court tomorrow in a landmark case over non-payment of their fees.
THE DRUG-TAKING parents and stepsister of a baby who died of a methadone overdose killed him by refusing to take him to hospital when he needed help, a jury heard.
BOSSES at Basingstoke council are delighted after their determination to combat graffiti in the borough landed a major honour.
CLEARER signs are being put up in one of Basingstoke's town car parks after customers complained fines had been imposed when they were unaware the parking rules had changed.
AN EMBRYOLOGIST at a Basingstoke fertility unit defrauded and assaulted women desperate to have babies because he had "horrendous" debts, a court heard.
THE switch to a six-term year for schools in Hampshire could be delayed for 12 months.
A JUDGE has thrown out four charges against a consultant psychiatrist accused of a number of counts of rape and sexual assault.
Paul Collingwood joined England's under-fire Ashes campaign yesterday hell bent on silencing the Australian hecklers if he is given an unexpected opportunity to wear the whites in Friday's third Test.
The New Forest village of Sway is celebrating one of the results of the season.
Winchester City sounded a warning to the Jewson Wessex League last night by knocking Lymington & New Milton out of the Russell Cotes Cup 1-0 at Fawcett's Field.
ANXIETY got the better of player-manager Steve Tate after crisis club Newport pulled off a gutsy 3-2 victory over Salisbury in the Dr Martens League Cup at St George's Park last night.
Alan Mew disappointingly fell back down the field after posting a strong early challenge for his European Seniors Tour card at the Pestano Golf Resort in Portugal yesterday.
Daisy Cornwallis-West was the Diana, Princess of Wales of her day.
Chris Derrick established himself as one of the finest kart racers in the region when he retained the Two Counties Formula Blue Championship at Hullavington near Swindon.
A SERIAL criminal who preyed on a 93-year-old Romsey widow was brought to justice - by her old-fashioned gesture of hospitality.
Southampton athlete Russell Lloyd rowed to a fantastic first place to win a gold medal in the largest indoor championship in the history of the sport.
Chandler's Ford, the unpredictable netball team, have been going for 30 years, and are all ladies who have grown up together as a team.
A goal in each half by Gary Watts and Neil Hanley gave Southampton a 2-0 win over basement boys Blandford and cemented third spot in Hampshire League Division 1.
Trojans lead the Hampshire/Surrey Regional League on goal difference from Bournemouth after player-coach Julian Archer struck twice to salvage a 2-2 draw with Barnes on Thameside.
SOUTHAMPTON ABC boxer Andy Tew notched up his 50th bout on Saturday - and made it a night to remember with victory over Shirley's Golden Ring rival Darren Wyatt.
They breed 'em tough in Bursledon.
REVENGE will be the only thought on the mind of Olympic junior champion Tony Hill at Ikon nightclub next Monday.
A RUGBY programme for youngsters funded by the Regeneration Board and run by Southampton Rugby Club has kicked off in the Outer Shirley area.
ROYAL Navy recruits have taken up the role of firefighters in Southampton during the Fire Brigade Union's bitter row with the government over pay and working practices.
FOLLAND LISA AND MARK Congratulations on the birth of your son Todd. Brother for Natalie and Daisy, cousin for Brooke, first grandson for Pauline and Tony, first nephew for Joanne. Much love to you all.