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  • SLAP IN THE FACE

    HE LAID his life on the line to disarm a man who brought terror to motorists on a busy road in Hampshire by wielding a gun. read more

  • Cricket: Two-win start for champions

    Bashley-Rydal's bid to launch an early season ECB Southern Electric Premier League leadership challenge floundered in the rain at title-holders Havant. read more

  • SAINTS 2 - NORWICH 0

    SUDDENLY Cardiff doesn't seem so far away. read more

  • EVERTON 2 - SAINTS 1

    BATTLING for a European place on two fronts this late in the season is an unusual experience for Saints. It's one they want to repeat regularly, but they're finding it hard work. read more

  • SAINTS 1 - WEST BROM 0

    YOU'D HAVE NEEDED the concentration of a chess grand master to focus on Saturday's game against West Brom and not let your mind drift to the FA Cup. read more

  • SAINTS 2 - WOLVES 0

    SOMETIMES things happen in life that just make you think something's meant to be. read more

  • FULHAM 2 - SAINTS 2

    AM I DREAMING? Is there something wrong with my eyes or are Saints really becoming the most wonderfully bizarre team in the country? read more

  • SAINTS 2 - ASTON VILLA 2

    IT'S JUST as well referees are keen to add on injury time at the end of games - Saints' season could almost seem mundane without it. read more

  • SAINTS 1 - WEST HAM 1

    THERE WAS every danger of this match being the one that got in the way of the semi-final. read more

  • SAINTS 2 - WATFORD 1

    Occasionally in life things come along that you want so much it hurts - for Saints fans another FA Cup final is one of them. read more

  • SAINTS 3 - LEEDS 2

    PRIOR to important games, the legendary Hungarian side of Puskas apparently used to warm up against works teams in an effort to establish the patterns of play they would require for the major occasion. read more

  • Cricket: Peacock is a star for the Larks

    Lymington, whose opening match against Purbrook was another weather victim, began their Southern Electric Premier League Division 2 challenge on a positive note, beating recently relegated Burridge by eight wickets. read more

  • Darts: Hampshire end their season on high as ladies' B team finish top

    Hampshire recovered from 8-10 down overnight to beat Staffordshire with some super darts. read more

  • SLAP IN THE FACE

    HE LAID his life on the line to disarm a man who brought terror to motorists on a busy road in Hampshire by wielding a gun. read more

  • HOSPITAL HOLDS 2,000 ORGANS

    BOSSES at Southampton General Hospital revealed today that almost 2,000 brains have been retained from patients for research. read more

  • Desperate search for 'lucky' mirror

    THE race is on to find a "lucky" Saints mirror which has been stolen from a Southampton shop. read more

  • NUT will vote on boycott of SATS

    THOUSANDS of children across Hampshire are preparing to take their controversial SATS from today. read more

  • SARS contract

    A HAMPSHIRE company has landed a contract with Asia's largest private healthcare firm to decontaminate Singaporean hospitals against the SARS virus. read more

  • Takeover bid extended

    MORAY, the company bidding to take over health clubs operator Fitness First, has extended its offer for two weeks. read more

  • Iraq aid mission

    HAMPSHIRE company Water-mark joined forces with Virgin Atlantic to operate the first aid flight to Basra to help with relief and long-term reconstruction. read more

  • 'Bigots' claim in bid to curb travellers

    COUNCILLORS in the New Forest have been branded as "bigoted" in their opposition to groups of travellers who turn up on land in the district. read more

  • All revved up!

    IT WAS a biking bonanza that turned part of Hampshire into the motorcycle capital of Britain. read more

  • Fisherman speaks of ordeal

    A FISHERMAN has spoken of his shock as he hauled up a body in his nets in the western Solent near Lymington. read more

  • Driver jailed after life-wrecking crash

    A HAMPSHIRE woman's life has been wrecked by a maniac driver who ploughed into her delivery van. read more

  • BIRMINGHAM 3 - SAINTS 2

    EXCITEMENT seems to follow Saints wherever they go these days - unfortunately on this occasion they were on the receiving end of an entertaining turnaround. read more

  • CHARLTON 2 - SAINTS 1

    GORDON STRACHAN said after this game that if Saints are to move on a level in the league next year they need to win more games away from home - and the stats back him up. read more

  • Schools given bonus for improved results

    STAFF at several schools in Basingstoke have been given a Government cash bonus for high or improved test results. read more

  • Thames trains slammed for service withdrawals

    THAMES Trains has been criticised for axing the last weekday train home from Reading. read more

  • Fundraisers scoot off to the capital

    A BASINGSTOKE chef and his mate were the focus of attention as they scooted through London in a huge Westminster-bound motorcycle cavalcade that raised a lot of money for the NSPCC. read more

  • SARS forces charity cyclist into desert

    A BRAMLEY man who was set to cycle in China to raise funds for Mencap will now slip into the saddle in Egypt, due to the SARS outbreak. read more

  • Mob violence erupts outside takeaway

    A BOTTLE was smashed over the head of a 25-year-old man as mob violence erupted outside a West End takeaway. read more

  • Peacock is a star for the Larks

    Lymington, whose opening match against Purbrook was another weather victim, began their Southern Electric Premier League Division 2 challenge on a positive note, beating recently relegated Burridge by eight wickets. read more

  • Parlane sailing - until the British weather butts in

    New Zealander Neal Parlane, from Wellington, demonstrated his batting prowess with a selection of fine shots before BAT's ECB Southern Electric Premier League match against Portsmouth at Southern Gardens was abandoned due to heavy rain. read more

  • Two-win start for champions

    Bashley-Rydal's bid to launch an early season ECB Southern Electric Premier League leadership challenge floundered in the rain at title-holders Havant. read more

  • Academy taught a lesson by Hibberd

    James Hibberd is keeping his fingers firmly crossed that a match-winning performance for Calmore Sports against Hampshire's newly-promoted Academy side will boost his prospects of further trials with Kent. read more

  • Kendall hits first century but students hold Hants

    Shaun Udal recorded match figures of 8-108 and skipper Will Kendall scored his first century of the season - but Hampshire's three-day match against Oxford UCCE finished in a draw yesterday. read more

  • The old ones are the best

    HUNDREDS of beautifully-polished and restored old vehicles turned Basing-stoke's War Memorial Park into a bustling Mecca for motor lovers yesterday. The Thornycroft Society's Festival of Transport attracted more than 700 entries, including early Thornycroft commercial vehicles with solid tyres and no windscreens, military vehicles, tractors, stationary engines, motorcycles and the cars once produced by British manufacturers. The motto for many participants was "Very old, very slow, very sorry". In terms of size, exhibits ranged from the mighty Antar to a tiny three-wheeler 1961 Nobel 200. Sunny conditions meant a large crowd turned out to enjoy the old veterans and to watch displays in the events area. Those who fancied trying their hand at driving perfection had a chance to take part in a manoeuv-ring competition organised by the Basingstoke and District Group of Advanced Motorists. Chris Tree, chairman of the Thornycroft Society, said: "This year we've had a lot more buses and a lot more classic car stands. "We are really close to capacity without going in to the lower football fields. "People have travelled here from all over - from Doncaster, Manchester, East Anglia and other places far afield. They started arriving at 6am." Mr Tree said his favourites were a Mammoth Major Regent Oil Company tanker and a Royal Blue bus, adding: "But I am biased in favour of the commercials." He said there were more stalls this year, selling anything from car ornaments to plants, and added that the display of birds of prey was proving extremely popular with youngsters. Two other innovations this year were the introduction of a new class for best emergency vehicle - The Robin Thornycroft Cup - and the re-orientation of the commercial vehicles. Mr Tree said they were facing into the sun to give photographers better light for pictures. He said: "We get a lot of interest from the national specialist press and we wanted to make the most of conditions for them." read more

  • Overton school teams enjoy success

    OVERTON Primary School teams have enjoyed spectacular sporting success recently. read more

  • Title demolition job

    CENTERPRISE International are the new champions of the Basingstoke and District Table Tennis League after demolishing St Peter's A 9-1 in their final match of the season. read more

  • SAINTS 0 - BOLTON 0

    SAINTS fans turned up in buoyant mood to cheer their team off to Cardiff in the last St Mary's match before the FA Cup final but went home more muted than they had hoped. read more

  • ARSENAL 6 - SAINTS 1

    THIS MATCH was billed as a dress rehearsal for Cardiff - let's hope not. read more

  • MANCHESTER CITY 0 - SAINTS 1

    AFTER 38 hard fought matches, the perceived success of Saints' league campaign rested on one game - thankfully for them they won it. read more

  • Giving the ultimate gifts

    Leaving a legacy to a charity could be one of the most important acts of our entire lives - but are we prepared to do it? Kieran Fox reports... read more

  • 'Stoke trio help county to win

    HAMPSHIRE stand a win away from a Twickenham final after beating Somerset in their final County Shield pool match at Basingstoke on Saturday. read more

  • Opening day setback

    FOR the second year running, Basingstoke and North Hants suffered an opening day Home Counties League defeat by Slough. read more

  • Soccer benefits schools scheme

    MORE than 20 teams from firms and organisations in the Basingstoke area yesterday took part in a special five-a-side competition. read more

  • Team of the Week: Basingstoke Saints FC

    THE SAINTS are on the march. read more

  • Silverware for Labour Club

    Labour Club 3 Wellington Social 2 read more

  • Chance to join cricket academy

    DUMMER Cricket Centre threw open its doors recently to the stars of the future. read more

  • Casey: Rose helped me to blossom says

    PAUL CASEY romped to victory in the last-ever Benson and Hedges International Open at the Belfrey yesterday and then promptly thanked Hampshire's Justin Rose for spurring him on. read more

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