A POLICE hunt is under way for the hoaxer who sparked a major emergency services alert by sending a suspect device to an East Cowes holiday park.
KYM MARSH and Mis-Teeq are among the latest acts to be announced for this year's Power in the Park pop festival.
ACTION will be taken to evict travellers who have invaded Eastleigh playing fields as Hampshire County Council assesses what help it can give to the community.
A ROW has broken out between a Southampton bowling club and its neighbours over plans to construct a 15-metre mobile phone mast.
PUBS across Southampton will be packed to the rafters as the city celebrates its biggest footballing occasion in 27 years.
SOUTHAMPTON people will have the chance to welcome home their FA Cup heroes on Sunday - but only if Saints beat Arsenal.
BRAVE and proud. Perhaps the most deserving Saints fan at the FA Cup showdown in Cardiff tomorrow will be Hampshire eight-year-old Jack Belge, pictured right with the famous trophy.
GOOD humour is helping to raise money for a good cause as Bishopstoke Players present a comedy in aid of the NCH children's charity.
Gosport Amateur Operatic Society ride into town with their production of the hit musical Calamity Jane this week.
Actor Jonathon Morris is still best-known for playing Adrian Boswell in 80s sitcom Bread. But he tells ANDREW WHITE that his true passion has always been for theatre...
I thought my life was going to be a brilliant comedy. I found it to be a revolting and repellent tragedy."
THE upper-class Victorian household could have created for the writer of gothic-tinged thrillers.
TRADING standards officers have been sweeping the city's streets clean of counterfeit football goods ahead of Saints' FA Cup final this weekend.
RESIDENTS in Southampton breathed new life into a neighbourhood centre yesterday when a new road was unveiled.
A MAJOR operation to remove 300,000 gallons of dangerous chemicals from a disused Shanklin factory site is under way.
SEVEN inmates from Camp Hill Prison at Newport have qualified as football referees.
EFFORTS to stave off the possibility of having to bury some of western Europe's finest Roman mosaics are gathering pace.
A POLICE investigation is continuing on the Isle of Wight today after the body of a labourer was found in the garden of a flat.
As a genre, Capercaillie would generally be pigeonholed as folk and have certainly won awards in that genre, but perhaps World Music is a more accurate label.
Strictly speaking, this is a bit of a cheat in the Local Heroes section...Longview are Manchester-based, but the singer/songwriter and driving force is a Hampshire lad - so we figured he's local and, having landed a major record company contract, a hero in our books.
GOLDFRAPP are a duo made up of former Tricky vocalist Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory. Their debut album Felt Mountain, released last year was a huge seller - half a million at the last count.
WHEN TEEN bands disintegrate you never can tell which of them are going to survive with their careers intact.
CRUCIAL talks are due to take place that could decide who controls Southampton's multi-million pound budget over the coming months.
SOUTHAMPTON MEP Roy Perry says he'll fight to save the city's leading leukaemia charity threatened by new EU rules.
AS SOMEONE who knows the value of targeted treatment, Totton's Leanne Jacobs is deeply concerned about the future of Leukaemia Busters.
It is perhaps the best known of all Southampton stories. It tells of courage, sorrow, bravery and survival.
A LOCAL television company is helping to keep Saints fans bang up to date with the latest news from St Mary's in the run-up to Saturday's FA Cup final against Arsenal.
PLANS to build a 17-mile gas pipeline across the north Hampshire countryside have won the cautious backing of Basingstoke MP Andrew Hunter.
A PETITION of more than 500 signatures calling for the removal of the road humps in Pack Lane, Kempshott, was due to be presented to Basingstoke council at its annual meeting last night.
THE SAINTS fans will come marching in to a Basingstoke pub tomorrow as supporters gather for their team's FA Cup final showdown with Arsenal.
LONG-RUNNING plans to provide new accommodation for a group of Basingstoke people with learning disabilities should be completed by next March - even though a bid for £200,000 from the deputy prime minister's office was turned down.
THERE'S been a change at the head of Basingstoke council with the leader and deputy swapping over the two top roles. The new leader, Cllr Rob Donnelly, who up until this week was deputy leader of the council, has taken over from Liberal Democrat group leader Cllr Brian Gurden, who now becomes deputy.
PRESSURE of work under a new system and a lack of staff are being blamed by bosses for the barrage of complaints about nursing care for the elderly at Basingstoke hospital.
BASINGSTOKE MP Andrew Hunter says he is prepared to suspend his threat to name and shame the town's hospital in the House of Commons so managers can grapple with serious lapses in care for elderly patients.
Arch rivals Easton & Martyr Worthy and St Cross Symondians go head to head in an all-Winchester Southern Electric Premier League, Division 2 derby at Cockets Mead tomorrow, 1pm.
Shaun Udal spent the day in the treatment room as Gloucestershire's batsmen put a threadbare Hampshire attack to the sword at Bristol yesterday.
The Hampshire League are calling their elite clubs together to discuss the repercussions of this week's bombshell news that the Wessex League are to expand into a second division.
WESTON PARK Boys' School believe they may have unearthed a 21st century version of Graham Roberts.
A SCHOOLBOY footballer has put his team-mates first and given up his dream of seeing his soccer heroes play in tomorrow's FA Cup final.
ALL-ROUNDER Ben Hazell won five of the 17 titles Basingstoke and Mid-Hants collected at the Hampshire track and field championship at Portsmouth.
HAMPSHIRE based cable television operator NTL said it had made a fast start after emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States four months ago.
AN EASING of laws controlling livestock movements - in place since the foot-and-mouth disease crisis of 2001 - has been welcomed by organisers of the New Forest Show.
PLANS to increase the height of a mobile phone mast in the New Forest have been approved - despite strong protests from a nearby school.
OVER 60 pupils from schools in Southampton and the surrounding area have entered the first ever Southampton Schools' Diving Competition due to be held at The Quays tomorrow, writes Wendy Gee.
TWO of Basingstoke's top sporting stars have made decisions this week which will affect their respective teams for the coming season.
BASINGSTOKE Town defender Ricky Allaway added another award to his season when he became the club's player-of-the-year at the annual dinner and awards evening.
THE three Basingstoke players who helped Hampshire into tomorrow's semi-finals of the County Shield keep their places against Oxfordshire at Down Grange.
Reading 0 Wolves 1 (Wolves won 3-1 on aggregate)
SHAUN UDAL helped himself to two four-wicket hauls as Hampshire drew with hosts Oxford University in a three-day rain-affected game that finished on Sunday.
BASINGSTOKE and North Hants are involved in cup and league action for the second weekend running.